Thursday, March 28, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!

How are you doing on this Thursday afternoon?
I just want to share with you a card I made for
the challenge over at City Crafter.  It's been
awhile since I entered a challenge there.  I'll tell
ya what.  I fussed and fussed with the above card.
For some reason I just couldn't get it quite to my
satisfaction.  I love the washi tape that I used with
the pretty butterflies.  My shabby style with layering
I think didn't do it enough justice.  I'll have to
make another card with the lovely washi tape to
highlight it more.

Anyways, the challenge called for the use of a tag
and washi tape.  I adhered two strips of washi tape
along the left border to center.  And, I have a strip
of washi tape down the center of the tag.  The stamp
set I used is Papertrey Ink.  Circles were layered
over a doily.  Tiny flowers were punched and
pearls were placed.  The lovely flower and
matching ribbon is from Close to My Heart.

It's my first time using washi tape.  It is so easy
to use and so many lovely prints available!  I would
love to have the washi tape in the inspiration photo...
so pretty!

Here is another view of the card...

Well, that's all I have for now.  In just a few days I
have some very exciting news to share with you!
Do take care and have a wonderful Easter, hugs!


Paper:  SEI, Kraft Outlet
Stamps:  PTI(Postmarks)
Ink:  SU(Black)
Ribbon, Flower:  Close to My Heart
Seam binding:  SU(Vanilla)
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Punches:  Martha Stewart(border), Tiny Flowers:  SU
Tag:  Darice
Doily, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Washi Tape:  Recollections
Misc:  Cricut(Circles)


  1. Ooh, Maria, I love this card and your flower is soooo beautiful. I love Washi tape, too, and found out I won some today. Yea!
    I am anxiously awaiting your news.

    Hope you have a wonderful Easter and hope it is a pretty day. I think it is going to be raining here.

  2. I think this card is beautiful, Maria! Love the blues and the pop of that reddish/pink color. I have several rolls of washi tape but have been afraid to use them because I don't know what to do with them! lol Happy Easter!

  3. How beautiful... I love this color combination... the flower is gorgeous and I love your washi tape!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  4. So pretty, Maria! It turned out great. Sometimes I fuss and fuss until it's right and sometimes it goes straight to the garbage can and I have to start over! Very pretty colors and the flowers are just yummy!

  5. Super pretty card, Maria! LOVE your washi and that fabric flower and your tag! FAB colors, too!

  6. This is so beautiful!! Love all the layering ... Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  7. Wow, gorgeous, Maria! Such a beautiful shabby chic creation! I love the blue and pink together and love all the detail. Stitching, die cuts, doily, trim, pearls, washi, goes on and on, and I could eat it up!

  8. Oh Maria...I think its gorgeous!!! I love the flower, butterflies, and colors!! Have a wonderful Easter!!! Hugs

  9. The flowers on your bow are beautiful! I like the die cut border too. :)


  10. What a gorgeous card. Love how you added your tag to the card. So pretty.

    Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!

  11. Sooo Pretty Pretty Maria!! Love all the Wonderful lacy elements you put together here!! Wow! And the color combo is soo Lovely too! 8-)


  12. Absolutely gorgeous Maria, beautiful card!

  13. Stunning your gorgeous card! Gorgeous flower and lots of pretty layers. I've been playing with washi tape too....its fun to use!

  14. Oh yes!!! This is a true beauty! Love these colors too, Maria!