Monday, January 18, 2016

Feminine Birthday

     Today I'm sharing another card I've made, recycling one of the vintage and outdated cards given to me by a friend who found a small box of them at a yard sale.  This one turned into a delightful feminine birthday card.

My inspiration came mostly from the photo in
the challenge at Always Playing with Paper.

     I fussy cut the inside corner of the card and used it as the focus image, adding some punched, colored with ProMarker, then beaded, flowers along the edge.  I ran the front of  the card base through my "Linen" embossing folder.  I used the folder without using the rubber embossing pad in the 'sandwich'.  That's one of my favorites ways to use it because the embossing is always so subtle.

     The double butterfly was made using die cut butterflies, dimensional dots, and a gemstone.  Finally, I used white ink to stamp the sentiment and called it finished.

Artistic Stampers
City Crafter
Come and Get It
Crafting from the Heart
Crafts Galore Encore
Craft Your Passion
Digistamps 4 Joy
Incy Wincy (top row)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Love to Scrap
Not Just Cards 
Outlawz Greetings
Paper Creator's Crafts
Petal Lu

     Today would be a great day to stay in and craft but I have things to do out there in the great big world so the crafting will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon.  Hope your week is going well.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. ooh! How beautiful, Miss Connie! Your scattered flowers are a wonderful border on your pretty card! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #25.
    crafty hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  2. A gorgeous card; thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  3. Oh- this is a very pretty card. And the wee flowers and butterfly are a perfect touch!
    Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog and leave the kind comments! I am happily your newest follower.
    Have a great day!

  4. This is gorgeous,love the fab

  5. So pretty- I love pink! Your flower border is just so lovely! Great recycling job!

  6. So pretty! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator.

  7. Lovely job of recycling. Thank you for joining in the Tic Tac Toe challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

  8. I love what you did with this. It is gorgeous. hugs, Teresa

  9. Great card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to seen you back here again soon. Judy DT

  10. Oh how pretty this is !! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. What a very pretty rose image!! Beautiful creation Connie! HUGS

  12. Such a pretty card. Love that rich pink base, and how you've recycled that beautiful rose from a 'found' card. Very sweet! Bev

  13. Great recycling produces a very pretty card.

  14. What a lovely way to use the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing at Incy Wincy. Good luck.
    Catherine ☆DT

  15. What a lovely way to use the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing at Incy Wincy. Good luck.
    Catherine ☆DT

  16. This is SO pretty, NC! I LOVE the flower image and fabulous embellishments! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  17. Very pretty. I love the embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia.

  18. Very nice card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Come and Get It Challenges.
    Hope to see you again.
    Hugs, Iwona

  19. Such a pretty card! I love the soft pink roses! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  20. Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
    Good luck in the challenge x

  21. NanaConnie beautiful flower card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  22. Beautiful card NanaConnie ----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  23. A lovely recycled card. Love the colours and the little flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It, we hope you will join us again soon. Meighan DT

  24. A beautiful take to your inspiration image. Thank you for joining us at Petal Lu x

  25. Lovely card, Thank you for joining us for The Challenge.

  26. Beautifull with those little flowers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  27. What a pretty feminine card such lovely images and colours, thank you for joining our challenge at LIL PATCH OF CRAFTY FRIENDS
    lorraine x

  28. A very sweet and feminine design! Love the little butterfly! Thanks for playing at LTSCB!


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