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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Vintage Easle Card

This week's challenge at the Outlawz is to use something you have had for a long time but never used. As, my stash is not that large, there isn't much I haven't used, but I was able to come up with some paper and some silver butterflies that have been around a while and I haven't used. Here is my project:

I think it turned out absolutely beautiful. The card base is cream cardstock that I distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink. The scallop circle is cut from the Cricut Cartridge, Cricut Essentials. Then using the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge, I cut out and shaped the rosette from the paper I had found. If I remember correctly, it was a sheet of paper from Michaels that I go on clearance quite some time ago. I wanted to put cheese cloth between the scallop and the rosette but didn't have any. So, I say and thought for a few minute. I was able to come up with something. The fibers between the scallop and the rosette is actually medical gauze that I died with home made blue glimmer mist. I think it turned out fabulously. I glued the gauze down, then the rosette. The next two circles were cut from the Cricut Craft Room Essentials cartridge. I glued them down and then adhered some more of the gauze I had died. Next was a flower made of the same paper as the rosette. It is a 6 petal flower with 2 petal layers. The flower center is a grey snowflake and a blue pearl from my stash. To me it needed something else, so, I added the grey flourishes and the fleur-de-lis. I still thought It needed something, so I added the 2 silver butterflies. The sentiment is computer generated and the sides inked with grey ink from Studio G. (For those of you who don't know, you can get Studio G items from both Wal-Mart and Michaels. They usually cost less than $1.) The sentiment was adhered to a tag cut from the Cricut Essentials cartridge. The tag was then adhered with foam tape.

This was not a card that I could make in a day. It took several. But, I do think it is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you like it too!

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Have a great day!



  1. Miranda, this is so detailed and lovely! I *heart* purple and yellow together. The layers and distressing add so much wonderful dimension. Thank you for playing along with us in the Going In Circles challenge at Cut It Up!

  2. Stunning! So many details!
    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges Going in Circles Challenge!


  3. Such a beautiful card, my favorite color too. Love when I have to start at a card to get all the details. Please link up to Scrapbook Blessings Club for a chance to win. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
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  4. Stunning & Beautiful!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
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    Have a wonderful day,
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  5. WOW.
    I loved.
    Thanks for joining us at Docerela Anything Goes challenge!
    DT Member Ana

  6. Very nice detailed card. Special touch in every detailed.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Docerela Creations.


  7. Great flower rosette! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  8. Beautiful Card!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member- Sara

  9. WOW! Shabby Chic perfection! Love it! Thanks for playing a CIU!

  10. This is beautiful!! Awesome job!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Celebration Challenge!!
    3GJ~ DT