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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring-Inspired Home Decor Item

Happy Wednesday, my dear friends! I hope you're having a lovely week. :o)

With the abundance of cold, snow, and ice, I thought it would be fun to make another Spring-inspired project to feature a few dies from the 7 Kids College Fund Store. (I apologize for the poor lighting! I had trouble properly capturing this one.)
While I've made several projects with Spellbinders bases, this is my first time using a Marianne Design die for that purpose. Anja's Vintage Decoration worked beautifully! Because the die is open-ended, I was able to make the base my preferred width. The embossed areas are sponged with Victorian Velvet distress ink to bring out their beauty. I adorned the base with a few pearls.
The rose basket is a Marianne Design die (CR1206), which I've threaded with American Crafts ribbon and accented with pearls. I used a couple of Memory Box dies in my basket: the tallest flowers are lovely Fairy Flower Drops, which are adhered to Small Olive Branches. I do wish I hadn't glued them down flat... I'm not sure what I was thinking! For varying layers and texture, I incorporated Wild Orchid Crafts sweetheart blossoms (trimmed in Victorian Velvet) and played with some Flower Soft. 
The beautiful My Craft Spot sentiment is from the NEW Simply Sentiments stamp set. The gorgeous papers are from a Susan Winget K and Company collection and the church-window lace is from The Ribbon Girl. This currently stands on a shelf, but can easily be turned into a wall hanging or simply framed, as desired. :o)

A week remains in our current Anything Goes challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, so I hope you'll join us! We love seeing your creations. :o) Have a blessed day!

Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting from the Heart~ Anything Goes (Optional: Use Dies or Punches)
 *Created With Love~ Think Spring
 *Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
 *Cupcake Inspirations~ Photo Inspiration (Pistachio, White, Rose)
 *Make It Monday~ Anything Goes
 *One Stitch at a Time~ Anything Goes
 *Papertake Weekly~ Anything Goes
 *Pile It On~ Sweet/Soft or Bold/Bright
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes


  1. Such a beautifully designed card Karen. I love the the way you have used the intricate Marianne Design Die to create the wonderful edges and the added distress ink has really enhanced them. Your basket of flowers is gorgeous and I love the pretty lace too.
    I hope you are having a good week.
    hugs Sue xx

  2. This is gorgeous Karen - the layers are so pretty. Great choice of dies and the sentiment is just right - I love this.

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the OSAAT challenge this week, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

  3. Now Karen there are really no words that are going to convey how I feel about this card as much as I want it to... it is simply divine , you put so much love into your projects not meaning to be redundant but I literally can feel the love. The ribbon through the basket is so clever and I wouldn't have glued down the flowers , they are gorgeous and give it so much dimension, so you were thinking right!!!! The sentiment is beautiful and so true. Now the Vintage Decoration is off the charts for Stunnning!!! Your card is truly amazing in so many ways and here I was in a rush today having so much to do and just got totally wrapped up in your sensational do it to me all the time!!!! lol Sorry I haven't been by lately I was super busy getting ready for the Celebration going on at my blog starting today! So excited about it!!! Sending lots of love to the most beautiful bloggy buddy, hugs

  4. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with AuroraWings

  5. Wow wow wow Karen~ I've been starring at it, and this is remarkably beautiful as can be... love all the fancy details and those dies are gorgeous. It's so picture perfect... the bouquet is extremely eye catching love this card.....

  6. Gorgeous card! Such super fine detail and elegantly crafted. As always I love your style :)

  7. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the die you used for the base!! It looks amazing!! The paper is beautiful and the flower basket is fabulous!! The branches look awesome, even glued down!! Each detail is perfect!! Love how you threaded the ribbon through the basket and added pearls!! Simply stunning my friend!! I hope you have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Oh my goodness Karen this is just adorable and perfect in every way as always your creations are absolutely stunning and the items used are beautiful too truly your so creative and it's a pleasure to view your amazing creations xxxx

  9. lovely card thanks for sharing with CWL Rachel DT

  10. lovely basket and flowers thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue create
    Rachel DT

  11. Just lovely! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations. Good Luck! =-)

  12. This is a little masterpiece - just beautiful and charming. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  13. such a lovely card, beautiful details...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  14. Oh Karen, this is simply gorgeous! Each detail is perfect (even the adhered flowers and olive branches). I especially like the tiny pearls on the doily base. I noticed those right away! Such a lovely, lovely touch! And the sentiment, so wonderful on this card (and something for which I needed a reminder today). Beautiful work, as always!!

  15. Beautiful card - loving those dies wow! Those tiny flowers are gorgeous and I love the basket! TFS

  16. Such a Gorgeous design. I agree with Naomi...I am speechless!
    It is my 1st time seeing that die, Very PRETTY and Elegant! The flowers are just Gorgeous!!The basket of flowers reminded me of a basket my mom would always have on the center of the dining room table. It was either a basket flowers or fruit. Love it!!
    Sending my love, hugs & smiles you my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  17. Just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Pile It On.

  18. Ultra lovely, Karen; just breathtaking.

    I saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look. Mine is #157.

    Blessing hugs,

  19. So pretty and delicate. Thanks for joining in at Crafting From The Heart. Cheers Nicole

  20. Wow, stunning! Those lace edges are amazing. Love the ribbon in the basket & the 3D flowers. Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week! Best, CG

  21. And Cupcake Inspirations. :) -Alycia

  22. Wow it's beautiful. Love dies.
    Thanks for playing at One Stitch At A Time.
    DT Nataliya

  23. you've made a gorgeous card,love your work with the dies and the lace you used...thanks for playing along at OSAAT
    wish you good luck
    Lady- DT/OSAAT

  24. Such a beautiful card, Karen! The shape of the base is so pretty and I love the background paper! I really like how you added the lace and flowers too! Very pretty! :)



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