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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sweet Sailboat Card

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! I hope you're having a happy day. :o) I'm posting on the My Craft Spot blog today and am sharing it here, too!

Shaped cards are always amongst my favorites, but I especially love that they pack a sweet punch when you don't have a ton of time available. I wanted to pour a ton of detailing into this, but the clock was against me! That is the beauty in shaped cards...

This little sailboat will soon be fluttering straight into the heart of a precious baby girl named Violet who is in need of extra love and sunshine as she battles leukemia. She is this month's I Feel the Love Project recipient and I already love her with all of my heart.
Because Violet is only 1 year old, I made it bright and whimsical! The sailboat cut file is from the Silhouette Online Store and I decorated it with fun butterfly, heart, and polka dot Doodlebug papers. These sweet butterflies are fluttering over to Violet, guiding the sailboat with a base of love. I added a border of tiny pom pom trim for her tiny little fingers to explore.
The sweet sentiment is from Stamping All Around Spring, which I've cut out with the coordinating Tiny Doilies metal dies and layered with a Tiny Doilies 2 stitched base. My flag on top was created with the Lacy Banners metal die set, which I've adorned with her sweet name. Kids always love personalization. :o)

The shadow of my card is bright yellow for a sunshiny background, as I want all of her days to be filled with heavenly light. I added a few Bo Bunny rhinestone flourishes to the heart bottom as sparkling waves... or as a reflection of the glimmering sunbeams dancing on the water's surface. This sailboat is guided by and built upon love. I hope it makes this sweet child smile. :o)

Thank you for sailing on by and I wish you a blessed day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *DL.Art~ May Linky Party
 *Papertake Weekly~ Ohhh So Cute
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Vacation/Travel
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. What a cute sailboat... love the butterfly papers you used, they are fave too. Love the added pom poms and the blings this will make any child inquisitive to see that shine on this sail boat.

  2. My sweetest friend, this is just the most adorable shaped card!! What beautiful papers you've used!! They really make the sailboat gorgeous!! How sweet to personalize the flag!! I love the butterfly paper inside the sentiment, too!! And the pom-pom trim is so fun!! This is just the most beautiful, creative and gorgeous sailboat card!! I love, love it!! Violet and her family will, too!! I hope you are having a wonderful week my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Oh Karen, this is so special. I love the fun shape with your carefully chosen bright and cheery papers. The personalised flag is such a nice touch, the pom-pom trim adds a wonderful texture and the sentiment is beautiful.
    It is clear to see the love you have put into making this unique card for sweet Violet and I know she will be thrilled to receive it.
    Sending you hugs, Sue xx

  4. What a darling card for sweet Violet! I just love the shape and such fun papers! Your details are fabulous as always! The cute little flag with her name on is adorable! So super sweet Karen!
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Sherrie K

  5. I am a huge fan of shaped cards. Especially anything that you create my angelic friend. This is just PRECIOUS!! I have seen many shaped cards because as I mentioned I am a huge fan but this is seriously WAY too CUTE!! Violet will cherish it!! And you personalized the adorable card..very SWEET my friend!!! Adore the perfect and Sweet sentiment!!
    Sending TONS of my love, hugs & love
    Have a wonderful day my angelic friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  6. Hi Karen oh what a fab and cute shaped card it's stunning as always and perfect papers and beautiful sentiment l just adore it truly is lovely xx

  7. Great card thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart and good luck x

  8. Beautiful shaped card - fabulous papers and embellishments. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Such a bright and beautiful project, Karen. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your art with us, and may God bless your week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. Karen, this totally has the wow factor. I personalized, pretty sailboat for Violet!! Your imagination and talents are limitless. We love you so much and appreciate you even more!! Thank you again for all that you do for our recipients.
    Cindy and Madison

  11. Oh WOW Karen! It certainly packs a punch! It's so cheerful, bright, and would put a smile on anyone's face.... Super cute... :o)

  12. Lovely card, like the shape.
    And you used such nice colors too!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  13. This is a wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at PTW! xxx

  14. Gorgeous card Karen, such a wonderful design and so pretty and girlie. I'm sure little Violet will love it Karen.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  15. This is the cutest card, Karen! I love all the bright and cheery colors, that butterfly paper is adorable! I really like how you added it to the middle of the sentiment stamp! How you added her name is so sweet and the bling looks great! Violet will definitely treasure this card! I hope you have a great day! :)


  16. I love this card! So sweet! The butterfly paper is so perfect. I love how you made a boat card for a little girl. You are awesome :)

  17. This is so sweet. The DP's are bright and beautiful and your design is perfect. We are so blessed you joined our Challenge last week and hope you join us again this week. Leaving you with an encouragement from Psalm 119:50 which says, "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." Hugs and blessings...

    JO ANN


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