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Monday, March 17, 2014

Pinterest Inspired at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, my dear friends! I hope your week is off to a lovely start! :o)

Today begins a new challenge at My Craft Spot! This week we're being inspired by this gorgeous spring color palette:
Isn't it beautiful? I used it to create a soft and spring-inspired card for my dear mom who is enduring a lot of pain.
She loves tea cups, which seemed like a perfect fit for this challenge. It also enabled me to ink up one of my favorite My Craft Spot sentiments that I've been wanting to use! :o)
My primary sentiment is from the Tasty Treats set, which I've stamped beneath the curve in the Marianne Design Fancy Edge with Lattice (LR0202) border die. My other sentiment is from the beloved Tiny Tags 2 set, cut out with the coordinating Tiny Tags Metal Dies. The shape reminded me of the tag holder thingies on tea bags, so I secured it with Natural Jute String and tucked it inside the tea cup.

Enlarge the following picture to see the steam made of microbeads! (It's sparkly!)
I had fun creating the steam! Using the My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish die, I cut out swirls with acetate paper. Not only is it perfectly clear, but it's also sturdy enough to stand up on its own without requiring adhesive all along it. I coated it in Glossy Accents and dumped an avalanche of microbeads atop it. It's a lovely effect in person.  The tea cup, saucer, and spoon are a Marianne Design die set (CR1237).

The pretty papers are from the My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline (Howdy Doody) collection, which came to mind the instant I saw the color palette. I layered My Craft Spot's Buttercup crinkle ribbon with lace from The Ribbon Girl, centering the sunshiny bow with a Wild Orchid Crafts scalloped pearl. The metal filigree corners are also from WOC.
This was a fun card to make! I'll be giving it to my mom later today and I hope it makes her smile. :o)

Be sure to flutter over to see the beautiful creations from my teamies! I look forward to seeing how this Pinterest inspiration guides your creative hearts! :o) Thank you for visiting! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: 2d/3d Flowers)
 *A Gem of a Challenge~ Mother's Day/Female Birthday/Special Lady
 *Card Mania~ Something New (Tea cup, saucer, and spoon metal die set)
 *Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party~ Buttons, Ribbon, Twine, Brads: Use at least 2 (Ribbon and Twine)
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Ribbon and Bows
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Uplifting Sentiment with at Least 5 Words
 *Hobbybook Designer Challenge~ Make It Girly
 *Just B Creative Crazy~ Anything Goes Linky Party
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting sentiment


  1. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I have to start off saying how creative and awesome the microbead steam looks!! It's wispy and perfect!! You can almost feel the heat rising from the pretty cup!! The entire design is stunning!! The papers are beautiful, as are the corner designs!! This will be so comforting to your Mom - she will adore it!! You need to come link it up at Craftin Desert Divas, too!! Super-duper fabulous my sweet friend!! I hope you have a very happy St. Patrick's Day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. WOW Karen the way you made the steam is super super clever!!

  3. Love how unique and talented ideas you have here to share Karen... The steam with those micro beads are clever and love how the jute string to the tag is, looks like a tea bag... I'm sure this will brighten the recipient up a bit. This is such a smoothing and relaxing card for anyone to receive. Love all the details and pretty papers to finish off your pretty card....

  4. Hi Karen,
    I am stunned with the steam made out of microbeads....AMAZING!
    Such a creative mind..LOVE it! Beautiful pattern paper, and love the tea cup image. Adore the scallop pearl!
    Both sentiment are very Special and Beautiful!
    your mom will love this!! I DO!!
    P.S. I wanted to tell you that for my bee card for Maddy, I was inspired by your beautiful and fun card.
    Sending TONS of love, hugs and smiles
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Oh Karen, I am sorry to hear about your dear Mom. Your gorgeous card is sure to lift her spirits. I love your design with the perfect sentiment. The papers are so beautiful and the steam made from micro beads looks fantastic.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Such a beautiful card, Karen! I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. This card will definitely brighten her day! The corner designs are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect! The microbeads look so cool and all the papers you chose are beautiful! I hope you have a great day! :)


  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the beautiful flourishes and the steam looks amazing. I'm sorry to hear your mom isn't feeling well. Your mom is sure to love your card!


  8. Aww wow Karen another of your truly beautiful creations and l hope it cheered up your mom and that she is feeling better pretty soon ......take care

  9. Karen,
    Such an elegant exquisite card. Those silver filigree corner pieces look so classy. The steam is a double WOW. I really like the soft sweetness. This is a beautiful work of art and I thank God you've shared your talent with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  10. Beautiful card vintage feel:)

  11. Karen your card is simply gorgeous. The attention to design and details is so evident in this card. It is truly captivating and skillfully done. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Absolutely stunning card. The steam in the tea cup looks amazing! Gorgeous papers and embellishments! TFS

  13. Wow!! Gorgeous creations!! Fantastic colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Card mania Challendges!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

  14. Hello again Karen. I am thrilled to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  15. I feel as though I've had a wonderful lesson in card creation from reading this post! I've not heard of micro-beads before, but they really are just perfect for the steam you've added above your beautiful teacup! What a gorgeous lattice border too!

    I'm so sorry to read that your mother has been in so much pain. I'm sure this card (and your visit) brought a lovely smile to her face. I pray that she will also find relief from the pain.

  16. Super pretty! Thanks for sharing at Craftin' Desert Divas for the Linky Party.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •

  17. Wow, this is a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Hugs, Melissa


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