Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Punch, Music, A Die, and Pink

Welcome by my blog today, friends.  I was lucky enough to have some alone time today, and I had time to make a few cards.  This one was created with some beautiful patterned papers that my SUPER sweet friend, Jill Norwood, mailed to me.  I fell in love with these papers when she used them; and sadly, you can no longer purchase them.  Jill was gracious enough to send me some of these sweet patterned papers from her hoard.  Now, that's the sacrifice of a sweet and gracious friend.  Thanks again, Jill.
Along with these precious papers, I cut two strips oof vintage sheet music and one strip of floral pattern paper  and used an older Martha Stewart heart border punch to create a few layers of border with a soft touch.  I did ink the strips of punched vintage sheet music and pattern paper using Tim Holtz Walnut and Spun Sugar Distress Inks.  Above the border, I laid a width of Oatmeal Seam Binding and used more of it to tie a big fluffy bow.  I topped that lovely bow with some Ivory Burlap String, and a pink glass button from JoAnn's.  
For the sentiment on this card, I cut the word Hello using the new Brush Script Hello die-cut from Frantic Stamper's May Release, and I inked it with some Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Ink.  I specifically incorporated using vintage sheet music, a punch and a die-cut on this card to qualify me to play along in some fun challenges.  I don't always get to link up in challenges, so I'm always a bit giddy when I do get to play along in a few of my favorites.

Have a blessed week, everyone.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about my card.  I'm so grateful to have you visit.


And's the list of those fabulous challenges I mentioned earlier:

Southern Girls Challenge Blog - Challenge #159 - Use An Actual Punch - I used a Martha Stewart border punch to cut vintage sheet music to create my border strips

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #65 - Anything Goes - I used a Frantic Stamper Brush Script Hello die-cut 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "A Hit of Pink"


  1. so pretty and your bow is gorgeous!!

  2. Lovely card. The papers really are beautiful. It's such a bother when you can no longer get papers that were really loved. That's why we have to hoard.

  3. Karen, I'm so happy you found some time to craft and enter our Anything Goes challenge! What a beautiful card; I love the punched lacy layers on top of that gorgeous printed paper! How generous of Jill to share with you! Letting go of favorite papers is so difficult! I'm also happy you shared this with us at Scrapy Land! Hugs!

  4. Karen, I utterly LOVE this!! Beautiful card design and so utterly up my street!!! Love this shabby chic look and your use of punched border too. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us at Southern Girls Challenge, I'm so glad you did! Come back and play along with us again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

  5. What a gorgeous card with such beautiful details.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous make Karen! Thank you for linking it to Scrapy Land Challenge!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra