You know how inspiration seems to strike when you are cleaning up your crafty space? Well, I was tidying up the other day and ran across some fabulous scraps from Crafty Secrets. I was sorting them into categories (yeah, I’m a little OCD) when I suddenly saw several pieces from the Sew Decorative CD that I thought would make a great card. Next thing I knew, I was knee deep in creativity mode, and this Sew Vintage Birthday Card was sitting on my desk. Ta da!
I really love the papers and ephemera on the Sew Decorative CD. The soft pink doilies and floral measuring tape that I placed on top of my banners make me feel a little bit giddy! And just look at the flapper paper in the background, the one where she’s admiring herself in the mirror…isn’t it fabby? That’s from Creating with Vintage Illustrations. I love her! I found a fun party girl in a champagne glass (from the Girlfriends Creative Scraps) and I added her to the mix. Sheer polka dot ribbon from my stash was the perfect accessory. I topped it with a touch of bright green organza to pull out the greens in the card. The pearl and rhinestone gem that tops the bow is an old earring of mine. Sadly, it’s mate was lost in the shuffle of life, but it’s been given a new purpose on this fun card.
The inside of this card is ready to party, too! These papers are from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD. And I might have a scrap or an element or two from Creating with Vintage Patterns and Typography! The rosette is an ephemera bit from one of those CD’s, but for the life of me, I can’t remember which one!) I know I say this all the time, but if you are on a budget, or don’t have a lot of space for crafty goodies in your home, these CD’s are worth their weight in gold. You just pop them into your CD, open the file you want to use and print. Or you can get fancy and layer things up digitally….but they are very user friendly either way.
The whole point of this post is to remind you to clean your craft area! NOT!!! Hahahaha! No, the point is to remind you that little bits and pieces can be combined to make something beautiful. Life is like that, too.
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This item is available for purchase in my ETSY shop.