Most Fabulous Friend

June 6, 2012

Hey there, everyone!!  How has your week been so far?  Good here...just keeping busy as usual!!  Although today I took most of the day and just did some things that I wanted to do, which was really nice.  Like sleep in- that was fantastic!! :)

Today I have a sweet little pink & aqua card to share with you, using Pink Paislee papers & tag, and a bunch of bits and baubles here and there.  A lot of this product, and many others are now part of the Daily Deals section at  Lots of great deals in there, so you will definitely want to check it out!

This is my favorite kind-of card to make...where I just pull out a bunch of stuff that matches the papers I want and just go to town.  Typically, unless the card is CAS...this is my process.  It inspires me because I am constantly looking at pretty products, and makes sure that I am using up my stash of product!!  It might require a little extra clean-up time, but it is definitely worth it!  Here is what I created:
"Most Fabulous Friend" supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (pink) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper/Tag/Wooden Button: Pink Paislee (Spring Jubilee 6x6 pad)
Doily: Wilton
Stamps: The Craft's Meow (Sew Happy set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: magenta & Donna Salazar Mixed Media: honey)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
 Stickers/Jewel: Glitz Design
Seam Binding: The Cat's Pajamas
Twine: May Arts
Flowers: Prima Marketing
Pearls:Michael's brand
Button: craft supply
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Dies: Spellbinders (Sewing Elements set)

1. Make A2 card from pink cardstock.
2. Cut aqua paper slightly smaller and adhere.
3. Distress ink and cut up one doily; adhere in layers to the card front, adding a pink sticker inbetween the top doilies.
4. Adhere a printed tag over top of the doilies, then zig-zag stitch along the right side.
5. Tie a double bow from pink seam binding; then adhere with a wooden button, crown sticker & aqua paper flowers to tag.
6. Diecut the dressform & thread bobbin from vintage cream cardstock and distress ink; then stamp the images to them and adhere to the tag.
7. Adhere a large pink jewel to the top of the tag, tucking it slightly under the stamped dressform.
8. Thread a pink button with twine, then adhere with a pink flower to the right of the stamped bobbin.
9. Add three pink pearls to the doily cut in the left corner to finish.

Card Challenges:
-The Shabby Tea Room #117- pink, aqua & brown + photo inspiration
-Simon Says Stamp challenge- crown & jewels

Thanks for checking out my card today!  I will be back tomorrow with a fun Lawn Fawn partnership!  Have a great day! ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. Gorgeous, loving the colours and design. Have a great Thursday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  2. Great card Lea! Love the vibrant take on the inspiration and a really fun assemblage!

  3. Gorgeous, Lea! Love all the little bits! Wish I could throw a card together like this without it looking like a hot mess! LOL!

  4. Oh. My. Gosh. The details!!! This is absolutely stunning! I love the doilies and the the flowers, gems, buttons. The love and work that went into this really shows a lot of care! I bet your friend will love it! : )

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  5. Shabby chic perfection ... WOWOWOW!!! I just adore everything about your card this week, Lea! Thanks for sharing your talents with us in the Tea Room, sweetie :)

  6. So fun to see you use all your bits and pieces! Beautiful card.

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the little piece of doily up the top with the 3 pearls......yummy!

  8. Gorgeous card Lea :-) I love all the pretty details and shabby chic look of this ,, fabulous ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  9. gosh, I love all of your elements.. sooo shabby chic:)
    thanks for playing with us at The Tea Room:)

  10. A gorgeous card, I love the colours and the embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

    Liza x

  11. Totally stunning Lea - wow, beautiful shabby gorgeousness! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  12. Lovely card Lea :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week - Jane

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Lea. So many pretty elements all blending perfectly. Thanks for joining the Not too Shabby challenge at the Corrosive Challenge blog.

  14. Pretty bejeweled/embellished card. Thank you for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Friendship challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  15. Wow! Gorgeous card! Love all the little elements! You use up your stash wonderfully! Your card is so so it!

  16. Beautiful card. all the details
    make it so fun.

  17. So many fabulous details! Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown's Friendship challenge.
    <3 Emily

  18. Love your beautiful vintage card Lea!! So many pretty elements. Thanks for sharing it with us at TT this week.

  19. so super gorgeous Lea! Thanks for playing with us at The Craft's Meow!


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