Monday, May 5, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room challenge #217 - "pretty prints"

Hi everyone! This week at The Shabby Tea Room I really had to think outside of my box because the theme threw me off a bit. But after a lot of hard thinking I realized that I was OVER THINKING things...jeeze!!! What's new, right? Well, this week our assignment was to use the colors in the inspiration picture AND include was I going to use fabric??? After a long while it dawned on me that DUH, pre-made flowers can be fabric, burlap can be fabric, fabric covered buttons, Use a strip of fabric to make a fun frayed knot in place of a ribbon one, etc...easy peasy!!! Not sure why my mind took so long to get into gear on this one, jeeze, lol!!!

create a card or project inspired by the COLORS IN THE PHOTO AND INCLUDE FABRIC!

Here's what I came up with after all of that AND it only took me a few minutes, lol....
I just got that banner die last week and am in love with it. I'll have to look up the name...I'm horrible about that, lol, but it made the patterned paper part and I layered the little kraft flags under it - CUTE! My paper came from a 6 X 6 pad as usual and I found some random flowers along with the yo-yo that is Michael's brand Christmas embellishment!! I finished up my card with one of my FAVE Paper Sweeties sentiments, Make Today Beautiful. I really love that whole set because it comes with flowers, leaves and a little pot so you can build your own flower, it's so adorable!! 

Paper Sweeties is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and offers  high quality, on trend acrylic stamps and metal dies.  Our heartwarming images allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories! We also have a wide variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiments, labels, frames and accessory sets - perfect for every paper crafted project!  The Paper Sweeties boutique carries tea-stained seam binding too!  The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are so much fun to play with and are sure to bring back fond childhood memories!  You'll enjoy using the Sweeties stamps and dies to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party invitations and favors, home decor, gifts and so much more!

Winner will receive a $20 gift certificate from the Paper Sweeties boutique!

Please link your creations at The Shabby Tea Room by Sunday, May 11th to play along. Winner and Tea Time Terrific Top Three will be announced Monday, May 12th. We will have an all-new challenge for you to play along with on the 12th as well, so please come back and visit with us again for another chance to win!


  1. This is such a sweet card! I just had to pop over here from TSTR challenge and tell you how much I adore this card!!

  2. You did a great job after all of your thinking !! I love the leafy vines and those sweet little birds!

  3. Wow, loving this card Tina! That banner is so cool and I love those papers!!! Your yoyo flower works perfect with your other flowers. Yes, this is one beautiful card. Loving that sentiment too. It's is so easy to over think things, I should know I do it all the time. lol Hugs

  4. This is super sweet! LOVE the great banner you created! Thanks so much for having me as a guest at TSR! :) HUGS and enjoy the rest of you week! Mynn xx