Sunday, May 28, 2017

Pinterest Inspiration is "Pinspiration"

Hello again, and thank you so much for stopping by.  I'm posting a cute little card I made this morning using some of much-loved, safely hoarded, obsessed-over, delightful Emma's Shoppe line by Crate Paper.  This line has always been one that I cherished, but now that it's nearly impossible to replace any of it, it has become even more precious.  I had "Pinned" this card quite some time ago, always wanted to re-create it, and finally this morning......I did!
Dawn McVey is the original designer of this card's concept.  I found her card on Pinterest, and I "scraplifted" pretty much everything, and there are only a few minor differences in our cards.  First, mine is crooked (as my cards usually are because I don't ever measure anything); Second, I added a width of Ivory Seam Binding just above the border, and the last difference is the sentiment stamp I used (and ink color for stamping it).  Dawn used a stamp I can't identify, and stamped it in teal ink.   I used a retired sentiment stamp from Paper Sweeties, and I used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp mine.  Very minor differences, indeed.  When a design is this adorable, why change it up?   Thank you for the inspiration on this one, Dawn McVey, if you ever see this (YOU ROCK).  I absolutely LOVE Pinterest for this very reason.
I used an ivory cardstock base, added a piece of patterned paper, and then added all the border embellishments which include a piece of Ivory Seam Binding, and stickers, border stickers, and pieces of chipboard from the lovely Emma's Shoppe collection complete this sweet little card.  As I mentioned, I stamped a retired Paper Sweeties sentiment (Love You) on my journalling sticker.  It's a very simple, but super sweet card.  I'm not sure just who I'm sending this one to quite yet.

Thanks for stopping by!


Allsorts Challenge #417 - Vintage Style

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #409 - I love this color combination, and how it's so subtle in my card.


  1. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  2. A lovely card Karen - I rarely go over the edges as you have with this card because of the envelope size needed...

  3. A very pretty card and design, many thanks for joining in with our Vintage theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  4. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts Vintage Challenge;-))m

  5. Beautiful card and I love the colors and layout. I am sure Dawn's card is beautiful (I like her creations also) but your card is just as beautiful and all yours with your added touches to make it more special. Love this. Hugs friend

  6. Karen, that large flower is beautiful on your card.

  7. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  8. This turned out really sweet. Love how you played with this week's challenge color. Thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.


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