Saturday, February 4, 2012


A sweet fun challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room!
Hello Friends!

Are you nearly ready for Valentine's Day?  I had fun making this card last night for my husband!  I love anything with the Parisian theme!  We took a cruise for our second honeymoon to the British Isles and one day in Paris in 2004.   We saw the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Museum.  We hope to get back there one day to see more of the city.  The city is so gorgeous and romantic!

Ok, now about my card.  I did lots of layering and used a library card, which was covered with dp and sewed.  I even tucked in a little love note for my husband.  I distressed the focal point and library card with tea dye ink.  I didn't want to make it too frilly for husband, but I couldn't resist adding the button and ribbon.  Twine, doily, and heart die to finish off the card.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Take care and have a great weekend, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  My Mind's Eye(Lost&Found), Coredinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Hero Arts(Eiffel Tower), SU(Sentiment)
Ink:  Memories(Black), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Heart Die:  Taylor Expressions
Doily Die:  MFT
Ribbon:  SU(Vanilla)
Twine:  PTI
Gems:  Mark Richards
Button:  Jenni Bowlin
Library Card:  Kraft Outlet
Misc:  Sewing


  1. I am so jealous! I would love to go to France one day! I love your card. I love the bow with the button. So romantic!

  2. Maria, this is just a gorgeous card. You never fail to WOW me with your ideas. Love the Paris theme..everything is just perfection! Gee, I REALLY need to talk to my hubby about another honeymoon!!! Hugs!
    Cindy Porter

  3. Oh la la wonderful French themed card. Lovely lO, perfect for your DH.

  4. This is beautiful Maria, I'm sure your hubby will J'adore it! Love the vintage feel, and the Parisian theme, so romantic!

  5. This is so pretty. Love the Eiffel tower layered with all those sweet hearts. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

  6. Oooh, what a fabulous card, Maria! So pretty and detailed, and just perfect to evoke memories of your second honeymoon. Love the Eiffel Tower and love the ticket, too. And the pocket for the love note is brilliant. Bet hubby really loves this one!

  7. What a fantastic card! I love your papers and the stitching is just beautiful. I know your hubby will love it!

  8. Oh Maria!! How cute is this card!!! I love the hearts across the front! Your husband will love it. I have wanted to go to paris forever! ..maybe one day :-)

  9. Lovely glad I found your blog! love that eiffel tower

  10. Love the layers! The tickets and eiffel tower give it a romantic feel! beautiful!

  11. A very thoughtful Valentine card for your hubby. It is sure to bring back some wonderful memories of your trip and show your love to him, also. Very creative!

  12. Wonderful card! I love that Eiffel Tower stamp and that red button is gorgeous in the bow. Your Paris trip sounds like it was nice--I hope you get to go back there soon. :)

  13. Lucky you, Maria, seeing Paris!! You know by my cards that I love a good Parisian themed card, and I'll bet your hubby will find this very special, too. I love the Eiffel Tower having pride of place here. :) THanks for visiting my's so nice to see you. You are always super sweet!

  14. This is how out to lunch I am, I have no idea what a library card is ---- oh dear. I love the way you did your bow. That heart die is wonderful and your design work incredible!