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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shabby Chic Valentine...

Ok, more shabby than chic??  I like to think of it as recycling Ü 
There is some paper that Stampin' Up! has right now, First Edition Specialty paper and Newsprint Designer Paper that seems to be really popular.  Well, as you can see I don't have that paper (yet) and I had to improvise.  I grabbed am old copy of our local newspaper and cut it up to make these cards for Danielle to give to her co-workers for Valentines day.
I kinda added my own little touch to it with the "local news" addition... he he he...  So you ready for the details?  The base card is Real Red that I layered with some Pink Passion paper that I ran thru my cuttlebug with the mini hearts folder.  I then cut a panel of the paper up and layered it on to a piece of Real Red card stock.  I added a piece of Springtime Vintage paper (from the Occasions Mini) that I used my scallop trim border punch and added some old lace and some yummy Rose Red seam binding tape to the top.  I stamped the heart(Be my Valentine) in Real Red ink and again on a scrap with Rich Razzleberry ink and added that to the top of the heart.  I pop dotted that layer to the card.  I've wanted to use my hat pins for a long time so I added those with a few beads and pearls to the card ~ they can be a little bulky since they are not being mailed. 

I also stamped the envelope with my old Loving Hearts set in Real Red ink.  You've got to show the envie some love too...
See it up close, pretty huh??  You think it's more shabby than chic?  Let me know.  Does it make you want to create something??  I hope so ~ and if it does share your link with me and I'll stop by and show you some love!

I hope that where you are your safe and snuggly warm.  It's freezing here!!  Have a super great evening!


bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous- what a great idea!!

Shore Girl said...

Too smart! Love the newsprint - great recycling idea!
What a pretty card - and yes it inspires me to cut up my local newspaper!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

Hi joani, thank you so very much!!!

did you get my email earlier? i will email you the images once the playdate in my house is over pweeehhh.. from 1 to 6 and iam tiered hahaha

your card is darling loving the pretty vintage lace and the seambinding ribbon over it.

Whimcees said...


Beautiful card - very vintage! Love it!

I hope this finds you well and wish you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane