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Monday, February 18, 2013

A Dabble Into Vintage: Pocket Card

Hello, my dear friends! I hope your week is off to a sparkly start. :o)

I bought some lovely papers several months ago, but as much as I adored them, I didn't know how to use them. This is barely vintage I'm sure, but it's a baby step. :o) I had a great time making this pocket card for Alana, this month's recipient of the I Feel the Love Project. :o)

I wanted to send her a little more love. :o)
(You may need to enlarge that picture to see the gorgeous Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly. While cream would have photographed better, the shades of rose look very pretty in person.)
The papers for the pocket and base of the card are from Prima's Nature Garden Collection, while the tag paper is from Glitz Pretty in Pink. Everything is inked with Walnut Stain. I used the Fancy Flourish die from My Favorite Things for the butterfly's trail, which I accented with graduating sizes of pearls. The sweet butterfly, rosy with love, hovers alongside an arrangement of Wild Orchid Crafts roses and lilies, in light shades of peach, pink, and cream. A WOC crown pearl stick pin is nestled within the flowers because it just seemed to fit the theme so well. :o)

American Crafts crochet lace lines the pocket and tag. The heart is from Cheery Lynn Designs Two of Hearts set, to which I stamped the simple sentiment upon in Rich Cocoa. The fun vintage Valentine key that I added to the tag is a cut file from the Silhouette Online Store, designed by Megan Hardy. I just love the hearts! I used shimmer paper in a sweet rose shade, adorned it with pearls, and made two tiny pearly flourishes.

The Vanilla Bean and Raspberry Truffle crinkle ribbon is from My Craft Spot. I forgot to take a picture of the reverse side of the tag, which is a vintage ledger pattern for Alana to write down the keys to love. :o) Especially during trials, it is vital to consciously remember that love surrounds you... and to remember that the keys to love don't change with circumstance. :o)

The interior: Kaisercraft paper and a Spellbinders Fleur de Lis square, ready to be filled with sappy words from my sparkly heart. :o)
Since I'm short on gushing-time, I'll simply say that I pray Alana feels loved and encouraged by everything I made for her. I just want to make her beautiful heart smile and have tucked eons of hugs within each card. :o) If you'd like to join us, there's still time to create a little blessing for her. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Card Mania~ Love
 *Charisma Cardz~ Anything Goes
 *Craft Us Crazy~ Favorites (butterfly, heart, and flourish dies, pearls, lace)
 *Crafty Ann's~ Anything Love-Themed
 *Crafty Catz~ Bingo! (Pearls-Dies/Punches-Ribbon)
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ What's Inside
 *Flourishes~ Put Your Heart on It!
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *Pretty Little Ribbons~ Anything Goes
 *Sentimental Sundays~ Lace and Pearls

Thank you for visiting me today! I wish you a day that sparkles with blessings. :o)


33 comments:

  1. Oh my word!! Exquisite work! Absolutely beautiful!!

    Thanks for sharing your favorites with us at Craft Us Crazy!

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  2. Your set is gorgeous! I definitely think it is vintage! Maybe a little shabby chic too! Enjoy your day. I am off for the holiday, so I am commenting and crafting all day! : )

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  3. Eons of hugs...did I ever tell you I love how descriptive you are, but what makes it really special is you have so much love behind everything you say and make. Your card is Gorgeous and I need to learn how to make a pocket card, can you point me toward a tutorial or did you learn it from a magazine?? Your butterfly is gorgeous and those flowers!!!!!!! I would almost think this card would be more shabby chic than vintage.. but what do I know, LOL You know Alana will love everything you made for her , it is made out of pure love!!!! Big hugs , I love you!!!!

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  4. This is fabulous, nope, beautiful, nope, breath-taking! I love this definitely vintage/shabby chich card. WOW - all the details are so wonderful Karen, and once again you have shown how much love you put into each of your creations. Have a fabulous week. Hugs, Karon

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  5. This is definitely vintage and amazingly gorgeous my sweetest friend!! Wow, what a stunning card!! I am in love with the papers you used...I'm on a quest to find that Prima stack!! The embellishments are all perfect!! I love the flourish trail for the beautiful butterfly!! You have such a talent for designing cards - this is fabulous!! Alana will love everything you made for her and she will be able to feel the love you put into each creation!! I hope you have a wonderful week my dear friend!! Huge HUGS :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. WOW!! Such a stunning card Karen. I am no expert but I'd say this definitely has a touch of beautiful vintage to it. Those papers are gorgeous, I adore that delicate butterfly and the tag design is such a wonderful detail. As always you choice of embellishments are perfect.
    I am certain that Alana will feel much love from you when she receives this.
    I hope you have a wonderful week filled with as much joy as you bring to others my dear friend.
    Hugs Sue

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  7. I love that vintage stil Karen and the colour is wonderful, so very pretty. The papers and details are perfect, I saw your link at MIM

    Tc K8

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  8. Hi angelic friend,
    I hope that you are enjoying your Monday.Alana will love every creation that you have made.I know that she will appreciate it and will Feel All of Your Love,Hugs,Smiles and JOY!!I Do!I LOVE to take my time in looking at every embellishment on your BEAUTIFUL creations.And then I ask myself why this embellishment.....Gorgeous Flowers and Lace!Loev it!
    Sending a HUGE amount of Love,Hugs & Smiles,
    your angelic friend,
    Migdalia

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  9. Oh my, this is a beautiful card Karen. I love the dies, paper and embellies!!! The inside is pretty too and I know your friend will love this card. You're so thoughtful. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

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  11. What an incredible surprise I met with upon seeing this card! (Usually, I see your projects in my inbox before I make my visits, but this one has not yet arrived.)

    Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous! The soft butterfly is beautiful, and especially so with the lovely flourish trail that you've created for it. The details on your card are exquisite. I did enlarge the picture and have been taking in each of the amazing touches! Alana's breath will be taken away when she pulls this from its envelope!!

    (Edited to fix my grammar!!)

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  12. Karen, your vintage card is beautiful. These papers and embellishments are fabulous together. Alana will be so moved. I wish I could watch her open this. Once again your love just shines through your work. Thank you so much. I appreciate you so much.
    Love
    ~Madison

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  13. I love all of the feminine details. It's so lovely! I saw your link at Make it Monday, and I'm glad I did! Your project is gorgeous. Have a great day! ~Michelle

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  14. Beautiful double pocket card, love that vintage flair and all those pretty papers....Your choice of embellies are perfect on the front of your card.....

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  15. Hello again Karen.
    I really is such a pleasure for me to visit you again so that I can say thank you to you for entering your stunning the Card Mania Challenge.
    Hugs Sue

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  16. Fantastic card and Beautiful Tag Karen. Stopped by from MIM...Loz

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  17. What an AMAZING pocket card! The papers are gorgeous!!!! The vintage feel is spectacular Karen! I just love the pretty pull out tag, beautiful ribbon and gorgeous butterfly!!! LOVE, LOVE my friend!
    Happy Monday!
    SHerrie K

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  18. Wow this is gorgeous, love your use of colour and DP.
    Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at Charisma Cardz.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

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  19. Wow, this is stunning. Love your choice of papers. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

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  20. Oh my word Karen its beautiful and the papers are absolutely stunning you have used them in the right way and the lovely layout is stunning too! beautiful use of embellis and lovely lace xx

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  21. WOW! What a beautiful card!! : )

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  22. Guess who is soooooooooooo madly in love with this card? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! *hugglers it something silly* WHEEE!!!

    I am just crazy about the vintage feel of this one, sis. I adore the papers you used and the GORGEOUS accents you created. The butterfly is just stunning. I can feel it already fluttering along its pretty swirling path to deliver all your love to sweet Alana right now. The key tag is AMAZING sis! How do you think of these things?! *is in awe* I am SO proud of you Sunshine...this card is a blessing like no other. I simply can't wait a second more until Alana sees it for the first time! SQUEEE!!! I'm sooooooooo excited!

    God bless you Sunshine and all the love and inspiration your selflessness brings every single day. I wish I could give you the biggest sparkliest hug ever right now.

    *forever sparkling vintage flutterby squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :)

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  23. Wow! This is soooo pretty! Love the lace and flowers! The inside looks awesome too! :)

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous vintage set! Beautiful colours, details and design. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. ood luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  25. What a lovely vintage style - you definitely nailed it! and I'm sure the love spent making this card will be felt by the recipient -thank you so much for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges - hope we see you again soon hugs Judith x

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  26. This is absolutely gorgeous Karen! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  27. Love vintage and this is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

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  28. Gorgeous creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week. :)

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  29. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  30. This is a very pretty card! I think it has a lovely vintage feel to it.

    Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop Challenge.

    Sarah x

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  31. Love your vintage card and tag Karen. The butterfly and it's pearly trail are beautiful.
    Jayne x

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  32. Gorgeous and super classy. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays for our "Pearls and Lace" challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again next week!

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  33. Beautiful Vintage card. Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

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