Thursday, June 20, 2013

Congrats To The Grad & Found Vintage Goodies

I forgot to include this card in Tuesday's post, which was all about graduation cards.  This one uses the same line of designer patterned paper from Stampin' Up! (retired, of course; it's all I own) and a 3D butterfly sticker from K & Co. as the other cards, but I used a Verve sentiment this time.


I thought the kraft bottom looked a little bare, so I added a doily stamp from Inspired By Stamping with kraft ink.

The twine on this card is old, and it's from Ireland.  I'm going to assume maybe there's linen in it, since Ireland is known for that.   I'm going to enter this card at Make It Monday / The Kraft Outlet.  Their challenge is to include kraft cardstock as well as Felt, Twine or Burlap.

Check out the goodies I unearthed from the trash when a neighbor down the street moved into a retirement home:




It was a quiet thrill, finding these old sewing items.  I almost let out a 'whoop' on the street, but waited until I was back inside my own home before doing that happy dance.  ;-)



Stamps: Delicate Doilies II - Inspired By Stamping; Purely Sentimental - Verve Paper: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, patterned - SU Ink: Walnut Stain, Antique Linen - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Crumb Cake - SU Fibers: vintage twine; white seam binding - Hug Snug Accessories & Tools:  Classic Tags die - Memory Box; doily die cut - Martha Stewart; butterfly sticker - K & Co.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

I like that you used green with your Irish twine! Very pretty card and a fun trash haul!

Jessi Fogan said...

I recently scored some old seam binding too - I did whoop, but I was in the house ;)
The doily stamp dresses up the kraft beautifully!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and the butterfly!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the card -- great SCORE on the goodies! Don't ya just love that!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Colleen: What a GORGEOUS card! WOWZEWRS, thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal - LOVE THIS!!
What a lucky find - one man's trash as they say!!!
I hope you'll stop by and share with us at Word Art Wednesday again soon as well (always Anything Goes and AWESOME prize this week) - hope to see you!
Have a blessed week,
Karen
The Kraft Journal DT
Word Art Wednesday DT

Marisa said...

Love kraft and green! Gorgeous card. What a find you have indeed! Have fun using your new goodies :)

Sue Lelli said...

That was quite the find, Colleen! WOW! Pretty card and I just LOVE that butterfly!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and 'congrats' on your 'dumpster diving' finds :)

Rose said...

what a beautiful card and fantastic score on the goodies :)

Linda B said...

LOVE the colors combined with the kraft... beautiful card!!! Lucky you to have gotten such a great find... what amazing supplies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Look at the price on that seam binding! What great finds! I love the natural look of your card. The butterfly sticker is fabulous!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh Colleen have you been dumpster!!! lol You scored some wonderful goodies and your card looks amazing. I love everything about it. It's just gorgeous.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

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