Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I'm so pleased to be sharing a project over at My Craft Spot today - and am posting it here on my blog as well.  A few weeks ago, my daughter turned nineteen and I created this card to celebrate her special day.

I used a sketch from Pinterest for the layout of my card - and it all came together so wonderfully easily for me!  For the most part, papers were cut by hand (with my paper cutter!) and then edges were inked.  With the layers at the bottom, I also added a strip of lace.  For the jagged edge on the mat, I cut the shape using Elegant Edges but trimmed the right side before adhering the rectangle to my card.  The flower and leaves were cut from a few different punches and the flower was placed atop a pretty little doily created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Doilies metal dies.  A pearl was added to the centre of the flower and a double bow created with ivory jute string tucked underneath.

Instead of a stamped sentiment, I chose to write "nineteen".  I cut the letters using My Craft Spot's Small Alphabet metal dies.  I absolutely LOVE these little metal dies.  The set comes with the entire lower case alphabet and a variety of little shapes as well.  They are just PERFECT for personalizing creations with any words or sentiments desired!  Here's a picture of the set:

Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a wonderful day! 

Fall Stamp Release Party.  I can't believe we're halfway through the week already!  (Perhaps it's racing by as Monday was a holiday...)  Today, the team at My Craft Spot is showcasing the NEW Ornate Labels metal dies and corresponding NEW Ornate Labels - Halloween stamp set.  


Susie Craft Happy! said...

Hi Kate!
Happy belated to your daughter! Really great card!! Love the flower and twine and the little doilly. Super cute. I really should use my little alphabet dies. Thanks, as always for the inspiration!


Tracey said...

Gorgeous shabby looking card....love the design, Im sure your daughter loved it!

Desire Fourie said...

Just so beautiful. Love the shabby feel and the design paper layers.
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Audrey Frelx said...

Kate, this card you made your daughter is beautiful!!! I love the soft colors and that lovely flower.

I hope she had the most wonderful 19th birthday!!!

~ Barb said...

What a pretty card! I love that you used patterned paper for your doily, what a great idea.
{Hugs} Barb

Renee said...

Lovely card Kate! Belated Happy Birthday to your daughter....my son had a birthday a few weeks ago too but he turned 40! (doesn't seem possible)
Hugs, Renee

Bobby said...

This is a lovely card, Kate. Your paper choices go so well together and I love the cut out letters. I'm sure you daughter loved it. Happy Belated Birthday to her.

Scrapper69 said...

Hi Kate! What a BEAUTIFUL card you made for your daughter.... Oh my... how time flies... I'm sure she loved getting this card from you... the colors are soft and subtle and that flower just pops right off the card... simply lovely.... :O)

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Karen said...

19 is a special BD and your card is beautiful The soft pastel colors just perfect for a young lady

Sherrie K. said...

Kate, this is SO pretty and elegant! The papers are gorgeous and love the design! I am sure your daughter loved it:)
Fabulous, my friend!
Sherrie K

Rhonda Emery said...

this is really pretty