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OSAT July Blog Hop – Shabby Chic

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I just can’t say enough about how lovely the weather has been here! And down by the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store there is a breeze all the time that is just heavenly! Lots got accomplished at the store today! My friend Sue came by to help me, she so awesome! We got everything cut for Card Class. I made a custom stamp for someone with my Mint! That was fun! When I got home my little buddy Daniel was at my Parent’s. I had dinner and then he and I played with his trucks and made it rain grass on them which he thought was pretty awesome! I’m sure that when he starts doing that at my Brother’s house I will hear about it! LOL! He went to see his sister yesterday, here is a little picture of that…

Daniel & Tristan

I think that he will make a very good big brother! He even combed her hair while he was there! The rest of the evening was pretty quiet, just how I wanted it to be! 😀

For my projects today I’m participating in a blog hop with a bunch of my friends from one of the Facebook groups that I belong to. It’s called One Stamp at a Time Cards and More. If you have arrived here from my good friend Dena’s blog, welcome! This month we have a Shabby Chic theme! Not really a style that I’m good at but I’m up for trying anything! I have two cards and a fun little box to share with you!

Both of the cards use most of the same elements. They both have bases of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock covered in a piece of Early Espresso. The patterned paper on both is the same too, it’s from Blue Fern and is from the Timeless Collection. The flowers on both cards are from the Altenew Botanical Garden Photopolymer Stamp Set and are heat embossed on Tim Holtz Watercolor Card with Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder. I used Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone and Bundled Sage Distress Inks and a Waterbrush to color in the flowers and then used the Coordinating Dies to cut them out. On the first card I adhered a piece of the Timeless Paper to the card with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner after distressing the edges. A Tea Lace Paper Doily is then adhered to the left side. On top of that is another piece of the Timeless Paper under a piece of Gold Mirror Card that I cut out with the Spellbinders Savoy Decorative Accent Nestabilities. My flowers are adhered with Foam Tape and Dot Runner. For the greeting I heat embossed the hello from the Altenew Halftone Hello Photopolymer Stamp Set in more Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder and cut it and piece of Fun Foam out with the Coordinating Die. It’s adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. A scattering of Pretty Pink Posh Gold and Amethyst Sequins finishes the card.

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The second card also has a piece of the Timeless Paper adhered with E-Z Runner. I cut another piece to 3 1/2″ x 4″, distressed the edges and adhered that with Fun Foam and E-Z Runner. A few loose loops of May Arts Twine are adhered under the flowers on this card. My greeting is from the Altenew Painted Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Gold on a piece of Early Espresso with the right side flagged. Some Foam Tape adhered that to the card and some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins complete the card.

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My box is cut from the same Blue Fern Timeless Paper using the Spellbinders Makers Mart Month 4 Die Set. I then used some more of the dies to cut feathers out of Gold Mirror Card and leaves out of green card stock. They and a flower that I found at the store along with a piece of the Twine that I tied into a bow are adhered to the top of the box. A super fun and simple project to make!

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I hope that you enjoyed my cards and box for the OSAT Shabby Chic Blog Hop! You can click on the button below to continue on with the tour and you will go on to see what my fabulous friend Andrea has come up with!! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today. Have a thoroughly awesome Thursday! 🙂

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Products used:

Stamp Sets: Botanical Garden, Halftone Hello and Painted Greetings Photopolymer (Altenew)

Ink: Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone and Bundled Sage Distress (Ranger-Tim Holtz)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Early Espresso (Stampin’ Up!) and Green (My Colors)

Specialty: Watercolor Card (Tim Holtz) and Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Patterned Paper: Timeless 12 x 12 (Blue Fern Studios)

Dies: Botanical Garden and Halftone Hello (Altenew) and Makers Mart Month 4 and Savoy Decorative Accent Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Embellishments: Gold and Amethyst Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Twine (May Arts) and Tea Lace Paper Doily (Stampin’ Up!)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Dot Runner (Tombo), 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders), Heat Tool (Hero Arts), Paper Distresser (Tonic), Waterbrush and Fun Foam

36 thoughts on “OSAT July Blog Hop – Shabby Chic

  1. What a most beautiful post today! The beauty of the photo of Daniel and Tristan has to out shine your Shabby Chic entries, which I just love! You outdid yourself today. Hugs, Nancy B

  2. What a sweet picture of Daniel and Tristan. Love his smile! Your cards are beautiful and the little box would make the sweetest gift box. I think you did a fabulous job of the shabby chic theme! Have a wonderful day, my friend.

    1. Thank you HJ! Daniel does have a great smile! Glad that you like the cards too! The box was fun and really simple to make! It’s as shabby chic as I can get! LOL! Hope you are enjoying your day! 🙂

  3. Oh Justin – what a great photo of Daniel and Tristan! He looks like he just got a huge Christmas present. LOL
    Shabby Chic is definitely not my style although I know how popular it is right now. Your flowers are just gorgeous though and I love when a card is made with a gift box to match.

    Hot and humid here today yet again. My kids are arriving tonight so it will be busy the next few days. According to the weatherman last night next week the only cooler place in the country will be right here so naturally I’ll be in one of the hotter spots…………ggggrrrrrrrrrrrr. Oh well, I’ll just keep dreaming of fall. Have yourself a wonderful Thirsty Thursday. Luv ya, XXOO 🙂

    1. Thanks Grace! He does look super happy! I think he’ll make a good big brother!
      Yes, hot and humid here too and I love it! LOL! Tell the girls that I said hello!! I’m sorry that you will miss the cool weather. The Winter will be here soon, unfortunately! Hope you are having a great day! Love you! XOXO 🙂

  4. I love all of your shabby chic projects; especially love the card with the Altenew flowers. your nephew is adorable and that pic of Daniel and his new baby sister is precious!

    1. Thank you Debbie! I love those Altenew Flowers! Daniel is a cutie and he seems to like his sister so far. 🙂

  5. Wow!! Great creations, Justin!! You can do every card style there is and make it look effortless. The box is really cool!

    Sweet picture of your nephew and niece – he looks so proud to be holding her. Such a good big brother already!!

    1. Thank you Christy! That is a very nice compliment! The box was fun to make!
      He seems to be quite happy with his little sister, although, he doesn’t understand why she can’t talk! LOL! 🙂

  6. OMG….where to start. The picture of Daniel and his sister is precious! You need to frame it! I love your creations, all of them. the DP is perfect and the deep colors just bring these cards to left. I love that stamp set. aded to my wish list

    1. Yes, I will definitely frame the picture Linda! Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed the projects! I love that paper, and it’s so thick! The stamps are some of my favorites from Altenew! 🙂

  7. Absolutely beautiful card and 3-d project designs, Justin! *LOVE* all 3!!! Thanks for sharing.

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