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Good morning!  Welcome to our One Stamp At a Time (OSAT) Design Team Blog Hop!  Can you believe that we are half way through our 2016 year?!!  YIKES!  Well, I'm glad (and very grateful) you have stopped by to visit me...I love having visitors and I live to inspire.  Just a note...in order to view all of the blog participants sharing their wonderful craftiness, click on the "NEXT" button at the bottom of each post.

I am really excited about this month's blog hop because we are focusing our projects on a particular creative style called Shabby Chic.  It seems like it's been a while since I felt that I have created a Shabby Chic card, but then again, I believe I throw in a tad of it here and there.  Shabby Chic is right up my alley as I always relate it to my childhood growing up on the farm.  All of my clothes were handmade...especially, all of my Sunday dresses....lots of lace and satin ribbon. Today, I'm featuring the mix of the "Playful Backgrounds" stamp set and the delicate Butterflies Thinlits with the soft touch of lace and linen thread. Let's check it out.



Creative Tips:

  • The card base is Watermelon Wonder cardstock, measuring 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"" and scored at 4-1/4".
  • The next layers of cardstock are Early Espresso, Crushed Curry and topped with Very Vanilla.  I inked up the striped image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set with Crushed Curry and stamped it onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamping a 2nd time directly onto the Very Vanilla Layer (no reinking in between stamping the image).  Repeat this process until you reach the top of the layer.
  • Wrap some Linen thread around the Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla layer and finish with a bow.  Pop up this layer using Stampin' Dimensionals and set in place on the Early Espresso layer.
  • The Shabby Chic focal point consists of the Butterflies Thinlits cut from Watermelon Wonder and glued down the butterfly's center spine and placed onto the stamped panel.


  • The little Rosette is created using the Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace Trim and a Very Vanilla 3/4" punched circle.  Cover the circle with Fast Fuse and start adding the Lace Trim on the outer edge...scrunching/pleating it as you go around from outer edge to the center.  I used Glue Dots in the center to hold the end of the Lace Trim.  NOTE:  I do not recommend using Multi-Purpose Liquid glue because fabric and liquid glue end up being a sticky mess everywhere.  Therefore, use a permanent adhesive (like Tear and Tape or Fast Fuse) that will not create a gushy-gooey mess.  The center of the Rosette is a large White Perfect Accent. I removed the white paper from the back and glued a Crushed Curry circle punched from the Owl Punch to the back.  This ties the center of the Rosette to the Crushed Curry stamped stripes and matted layer.  Use several Glue Dots or Liquid Glue to add the Rosette to the Butterflies die cut.
  • Last little touch....stamp the sentiment from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set using Early Espresso ink and stamp onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Banner cut the end and tuck in between the layers of the Rosette using Glue Dots to hold in place.
  • DID YOU KNOW? that you can click on any images I include related to the project to see an enlarged version?  Yep!  I do this so that you can see the details of my projects a weeee bit better. As I get older, I'm finding myself pulling out what I call my "granny glasses".  haha


Upcycled Candy Jar Project:  There is nothing better to go with a Shabby Chic Thank You card than an upcycled tall skinny jar filled with yummy Sixlets chocolates.  As you can see, I mimicked the butterfly and lace rosette to decorate the front.  So stinkin' easy and adorable!  One would never know that there used to be Capers in that jar before the Sixlets.  Say what?!!  I love to recycle to make unique little gifts.  If you haven't already...go check out your recycle bin to see what you can make into something new and unique.  {grin}


 Creative Tips:

  • The belly band is a 2-1/2" x 5-1/2" strip of Crushed Curry, then wrapped with the new Burlap Ribbon.
  • The lid to the jar was white, so I wrapped it with some Tear Tape around the edge and topped it off with Very Vanilla Lace Trim to tone down the brightness.  I covered the top of the lid with a couple of circle punches from Watermelon Wonder and Early Espresso cardstock.

So, what do you think?  A gift ensemble I know you or someone you care and appreciate would love to receive.  At this time, you are now ready to hop on over to Megan Thompson’s blog.  You won't want to miss traveling on as I know that she will have something adorable to share with you.  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Marisa Gunn’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing!



Blog Hop Participants

  1. Lori Mueller <-- You are here!!
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