Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Vintage Butterfly

Welcome.  I opened a pattern paper purchase, I have been saving.  Yes, saving.  I imagine all of us who have a passion for paper crafting, we save special, pretty pattern paper for just the right project.  And, I really need to use what I have.  {smile}.  
This pattern paper is Maja Design, and Pion Design, both companies are from Sweden.  Yes, I ordered paper from a cross the pond.  And yes, paper is heavy.  But, I am truly happy with my purchase from almost 2 years ago.  {smile}  Vintage Spring (butterfly pattern paper), Vintage Summer (floral pattern paper), pattern papers from Maja Design.  The text paper is from Pion Design.
Ok, so back to my crafting.  I wanted to make several items with these papers, but needed a little inspiration.  So, I stopped by Cardabilites to get a peek at their current challenge.  The design team really craft some gorgeous paper crafts.  You should check out their creations.  {smile}

here is the card I made using this sketch:

I am also entering the challenge over @ Just Add Ink.  Their current challenge is to use sequins.  I love adding these little sparkly gems {smile}.

I also covered and decorated a mini composition notebook.  The notebook is also lined with this beautiful blue floral pattern paper.  The text paper was added to the barrel of the pen. {smile}

I used a  thread cutter to rough the edges of this heavy weight pattern paper.  I sponged all the edges with corduroy distress ink.  I did machine stitch these pattern papers together.  I just love how home-y machine stitching gives a craft.
The fancy oval frame I stamped onto vellum card stock and used pewter (card) and antique gold (notebook) embossing powders.
I used a pale pink seam binding to make my double loop bows.  The greeting card also has a pale cream seam binding bow tied around the pink bow.  I tied a button to each multi-loop bow.  I also added these faceted pearls.  On the greeting card, I added pink and marshmallow sequins to the card front.
The butterflies are actually cut with an embossing die.  I used some retired wood sheets from Stampin' Up! for the added rustic charm.
Thank you for looking.  I will try to get some beautiful photos of the gift card holders I crafted, using these pattern papers.  And yeah,  these items will be for sale at my Spring Craft Fair Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Albuquerque, NM, @ La Cueva High School.  My booth assignment is M-31.  Main concourse.  Hope to see you there!


Jan said...

Such a pretty vintage inspired card Sharon! Your ribbons and papers are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness Sharon ... this is just gorgeous (now I see why you were 'saving' that paper ... beautiful). Love the coordinating composition book too ... clever! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Cardabilities! We hope you’ll join us again real soon! Good Luck!

Christine Blain said...

Wow - so many gorgeous, girly, vintagey elements on your card Sharon. I love that you've used three different colours of sequins, to complement the colours you've used on your card. Beautiful. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Shona Chambers said...

You can certainly see you've spent so much time on this, its really spectacular!! Love the colours you've used, so lovely and soft and all those different elements go together perfectly. So very glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!

Cathrine Sandvik said...

This is such a gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along with Cardabilities :-) Good luck! Love- Cathrine DT

Cardabilities said...

Beautiful card, lovely colours, love the vintage feel to this. Thank you for joining in with us over st Cardabilities,

Teresa said...

Your card is beautiful and such a good take on the sketch this time. Thank you so much for joining us on the Cardabilites challenge this time :)
Cardabilites DT