Monday, January 20, 2014

Shabby Chic Birthday

Wow, I never got around to posting this card (it's from last summer, I think) here on my blog and I really would like to share it.  :-)


I used a bird cage and its inhabitant from Aviary, and a sentiment from Big Wishes II, both by IBS.  Honestly, at this point, I cannot remember where the patterned paper came from.  Prima?  Webster's Pages?  Pink Paislee?  You've got me! ETA:  my friend Leslie informed me it's Prima Annalee.  Thank you, Leslie!


I added some go-to cereal box chipboard stars and a bit of fun iridescent garland to keep the mood festive for this birthday card.


Well, I've been a busy, busy stamper this weekend.  I created a collection of 11 wedding-related cards for a local boutique that sells bridal accessories & more.  (At 1 - 1.5 hours per card, it has really taken some time!)  I approached them about selling my one-of-a-kind creations, and they're giving it a trial run.  A total of 20 cards, actually.  I've got one more to finish, then photograph, and package everything up.  I'll be sure to show them on my blog!



Stamps: Big Wishes II, Aviary - Inspired By Stamping Paper: cereal box chipboard; Vintage Cream - PTI; patterns - Annalee - Prima Ink: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: iridescent garland - SU Accessories & Tools:  hematite gem - The Paper Studio; star, corner rounder punches - Fiskars; Crystal glitter - Martha Stewart

19 comments:

Charlene said...

Adorable shabby card!! I love the colors and the pretty ribbon on the side!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love shabby chic, and that's the most beautiful paper. It's Prima Annalee. Gorgeous. Love the chunky glitter on the stars, too.

Shea said...

LOVELY card, Colleen! Love love love that paper and how you jazzed things up with the trim and those cute stars! Congrats on the collaberation with the bridal boutique - can't wait to see these cards you've come up with!

~Tammy~ said...

This is beautiful! I really love the pretty paper!

I would love to see the cards you are working on. Are they buying outright or doing consignment on a trial run? I know they will sell!

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen! I wish I could get comfortable making this style card because I do so love what you do. Congratulations on the chance to show wedding cards in the bridal boutique! I'll be they'll fly off the shelves!

Ann Schach said...

Awesome, Colleen! I love the touch of tinsel!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful!! LOVING the birdcage and the stars!!!!!

Emily Keaton said...

This is GORGEOUS, Colleen! I just LOVE your glittery cereal box stars :D

Annette Allen said...

aww those stars are awesome.. i love this birthday card...

lisa808 said...

Pretty! Love the colors and tinsel.

Hussena said...

Gorgeous Shabby chic card Collen ..i love that festive ribbon on the side a..what a fab touch :)

Jessi Fogan said...

All that sparkle is just fabulous! And COOL on the wedding boutique - what a perfect place for your cards!

nwilliams6 said...

Great papers and the sugared stars are a wonderful choice! Love it! Congrats on the wedding store display! I would buy a bunch of your cards if they were around here! Hugz!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous! Love the pretty stars, the fiber ribbon, and that yummy paper. A winner!

Stella said...

I am so happy you shared this card; it's so festive. Love the birdcage; gorgeous papers.
I am looking forward to all your creations you made for the bridal shop. Your cards will be sold before you know it!
XX

Lisa said...

PRETTY PRETTY Colleen I love the sugary stars!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Colleen, I really like how you did the stars, the bird and cage with the rhinestone, and that piece of garland down the side is just perfect!!

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful card, Colleen!
I'm sure your cards will sell at the bridal boutique - keep us posted.
Hope all is well with you, my friend.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The flowers with the birdcage and he stars make one BEAUTIFUL card!

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