Thinking pretty

Hi there!

Thanks for all the kind, encouraging comments yesterday - you know us bloggers, we depend upon them! ;)

Today, I have another 2 Sketches 4 You card - more sewing! Not quite as crazy though. ;) Finally got some of the highly praised Girls Paperie paper, and on MAJOR discount, thanks to my friend Judy. 

I always liked frame stamps, but my budget doesn't really allow for them, so I made my own...

Instructions: Trim and score card base, and cut out patterned papers. Sew papers to base. Cut out white die using Nestabilties, stamp grid image, and lightly distress with ink. Stamp sentiment onto die. Stamp butterfly image onto reverse of polka dot paper and cut out. Adhere half pearls to centers and than attach to die. Cut out green die, distress, and adhere embellished white die on top. Adhere this to base. Tie bow twice and adhere flower - stick pin through bow. Distress edges of card with ink.

With the card deets out of the way, how do you like the new blog look? I'll have to update the banner, but I just had to use this background template. Plus, I haven't done anything with my blog in a long time, and I was getting bored. ;)

Thanks for popping in - have a great day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Bazzil
Patterned paper: Girls Paperie, Michaels
Stamps: Hero Arts "Thinking of You messages" and Grid stamp, Martha Stewart
Ink: Colorbox
Ribbon: Hand-dyed; available HERE
Rose: Remembrance (Michaels)
Half pearls: Remembrance (Michaels)
Other: pin, thread

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, foam squares, sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities


  1. wow! this is gorgeous! LOVE those paper you used! sweet new look on your blog, too!

  2. Oh Clare, this is REALLY lovely!!!

  3. This is so beautiful, Clare! Love it!

  4. SO pretty and delicate! Love the patterns and pretty little butterflies! Your blog looks awesome, too!

  5. I love your takes on those sketches! I'll soon share mine but it's not half that pretty! And your blog looks fun, too!

  6. this is so pretty love the ribbon

  7. Oh goodness, me thinks this is pretty indeed! Great enabling on that beautiful paper!

  8. So adorable...Lovin the little rosette!!!

  9. Such a beautiful card, Clare!!! The little rose is so pretty!

  10. Wow! Clare, this card is stunning! Love all the fine details-sentiment, butterflies...so dreamy and beuautiful!

  11. Love this in every way!! Truly gorgeous!

  12. Clare this is absolutely divine! Have you seen that Cath at Moxie Fab World has a Shabby Vintage card challenge on? I think this would be fabulous for it :)

  13. absolutely g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s!!! congrats on the Fab 10!

  14. So, so beautiful!!!! Congrats on making the Fab 10.

  15. This is simply lovely! Congrats on the Fab 10!!

  16. This is so sweet! Love what you did!


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