The Shabby Tea Room #91- Magic of Christmas

December 4, 2011

**This is my second post of the evening.  Please scroll down to see my WPlus9 Group Post.**

Hey there, everyone!!  For the month of December, I will be the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room!  I love playing along with that fun challenge whenever I get the chance, so I am super excited to be on board for this month!  My first challenge for the month is called "The Magic of Christmas", and is inspired by a beautiful photo that you will see on The Shabby Tea Room's #91 blog be sure to check it out!  The challenge is to create a project inspired by the photo using pink, gold, neutrals, flowers & snowflakes.

This card probably seems a little bit bulky.  But, the fun part about it is the snowflake is only slightly adhered.  This way it can be pulled off the card front, and made a Christmas ornament once the receiver is done showcasing the card as is.  I think that is a fun idea, and a great way to add a little gift!  I created this card for some other challenges as well, and those are all linked at the bottom of the post.  Here is what I created!
 "Christmas Joy" supplies: 
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: American Crafts (Merry Christmas: merry & bright) & Glitz Design (Beautiful Dreamer: stripe)
Doily: Wilton
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Vintage Christmas set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Snowflake Ornament/Ribbon: Michael's brand
Flowers: Recollections
Glitter: Doodlebug Designs

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut gold dot paper slightly smaller and adhere.  Cut a floral block and adhere to the bottom.  Cut banner edges to a striped paper strip, and adhere right above the floral block.  Distress ink the doily and adhere to the top of the card.  Stamp the sentiment below the doily on the floral block.  Tie a bow from gold ribbon, adhere to the top of the ornament and accent with pink flowers.  Glitter a larger pink flower, and adhere to the middle of the snowflake.  Adhere the entire ornament to the top of the doily with non-permanent adhesive for easy removal.

Be sure to check out the regular designers for The Shabby Tea Room and see what they have created for the week!! 
I hope that you have a great day!! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

Lovely Challenges I Used Today:
-Papercraft Star #73- sketch
-Sugar Creek Hollow- non traditional Christmas
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #37- silver & gold w/ ribbon
-One Stop Craft Challenge #160- let it snow
-Totally PaperCrafts #95- let it snow
-Raise the Bar #86- Christmas
-Clearly Inspired #41- Christmas
-For Fun Challenge- Christmas


  1. Wow Lea this is absolutely stunning! Congrats on the Guest Designer spot! I love all the sparkles and color pallet! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star!


  2. I love all the depth! Especially since the ornament comes off and can be used every holiday! Beautiful Lea!

  3. Beautiful card hun!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the layout, flowers, and all your sparkles. Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!!

  4. Lea,superb card!Love it so very much!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Totally paperCrafts this week.

  5. Oh the sparkle is so gorgeous and the lacey look awesome
    Thank You for joining the fun at For Fun Challenges

  6. Such a lovely sparkling card! Thank you for joining Let it snow challenge at OSCC this week! Good luck!

  7. What a pretty card! I love the sparkly snowflake ornament! I'm so thrilled you played along with us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  8. Your card is just gorgeous! Love the sparkly snowflake and rose! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week!
    Hugs, Ani

  9. Absolutely Gorgeous Lea!! I love the snowflake with the flower and all the glitter, wonderful job! Thank you for joining us again at Papercraft Star!

  10. Absolutely stunning Lea! Every element is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your interpretation of our sketch with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  11. I love your pretty card & it's all sparkly too, thank you for playing along with us at OSCC. Janet

  12. Oh what a great sentiment. Is that a stamp. A very pretty card.

    Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!

  13. Beautiful Christmas rose with a beautiful sentiment! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow.


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