Doily Blossoms Lace Birthday

Sometimes playing it by ear is a good thing. I had a nice day yesterday filled with friends. Kim asked me to watch the munchkins for a bit while she ran to the store. Izzy and I sat and colored while Savannah sat in the laundry basket and played on the iPad. After that I went over to see Heather, She did something to her back so we went to the Dr. and then out to lunch. The evening was capped off by an impromptu BBQ and some wine. I came home and decided that I needed a little destruction so I watched A Good Day to Die Hard. The perfect movie when you want some explosions! LOL! Pretty good day huh?! What have you all been up to?!

Today I’m sharing with you a card that I made for my friend Danielle to send to her aunt. When I make a card for someone, especially someone that I know, I try to incorporate a little bit of them into the card, The base of the card is Very Vanilla Card Stock. I stamped the Hello Doily Stamp onto a piece of Very Vanilla in Soft Sky and then the greeting in Melon Mambo from the Simply Sketched Host(ess) Stamp Set. Across the middle is a piece of the 5/8″ Crochet Trim. I stamped a ticket from the That’s the Ticket Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and punched it out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. The flagged piece is stamped with one of the stamps from The Open Sea Stamp Set in Lost Lagoon and one of the Very Vintage Designer Buttons with some Linen Thread tied in a bow is adhered on top of them with a Mini Glue Dot. Next up are three flowers and some leaves from the Stippled Blossoms Stamp Set. They are stamped in Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo for the flowers and Wild Wasabi and Always Artichoke for the leaves. Some Paper Snip action and Stampin’ Dimensionals help get them on the card. To finish it off I “scattered” some Basic Jewels Pearls. The card has a vintage feel but with a clean and modern twist just like the person that received it! I had fun making this card and love the way it came out and hope that you do too! Thanks for coming by to see me today, have a lovely Sunday! 🙂

Doily Blossoms Lace Birthday-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke and Lost Lagoon

Stamp Sets: Stippled Blossoms, Simply Sketched (Host(ess)), Hello Doily, That’s the Ticket and The Open Sea Clear Mount

Punches: Ticket Duo Builder

Embellishments: 5/8″ Crochet Trim, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Basic Jewels Pearls and Linen Thread

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fix Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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36 Replies to “Doily Blossoms Lace Birthday”

  1. I had to write and tell you how lovely your card is. Love the layout and colors and just everything. Keep’em coming. K

  2. I have said it many times and will keep on saying it….JUSTIN, YOU SIMPLY AMAZE ME! Because you incorporate so many products into your designs. How do you do it? You have these visions and then you bring them to life to share. Truly a lovely card.

    1. Thank you so much Lisa! I love creating and you really don’t know how much of a part you play in that! Your comments make my days! 🙂

  3. Justin, I agree with Lisa… Wow! I’ve seen that doily stamp a million times but it never looked this beautiful, coupled with the roses. This card is stunning! You are a true “artist”!

    1. Thank you Gerri! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you taking the time to comment! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  4. Hi Justin! Ditto, ditto and ditto the above comments! Your card is absolutely beautiful!! I can only imagine the smile it will bring to Danielle’s Aunt! Love that stippled blossom set, one of my all-time favorites! You put all the elements together so perfectly on this card! LOVE it! Hope your fun weekend continues! 😉

    1. Hey Karen!
      Thank you! I never used the set that much but I have been lately and I too am really enjoying it! I hope that you are having a great weekend! 🙂

  5. Beautiful card Justin! I have the Stippled Blossoms stamp set and I love it, but I have a hard time cutting out my roses and leaves..Your flowers and leaves are cut out so perfectly! Please share your tips and tricks on how to do that!! Is it just practice, practice, practice?

    1. Thank you very much Diane! Yes, lots of practice! I know that you have probably heard this before but turn the paper not the scissors. 🙂

  6. Wow, Justin! I agree with everything that’s been said. I think that your use of the doily stamp is the best that I’ve ever seen, too. Your design is beautiful! And the banners that you chose add a contemporary flair to a somewhat vintage feel. I absolutely *love* it!

    1. Thank you so much El! I like the blue and pinks together. It vintage but not too vintage!I hope that you have a wonderful Sunday! 🙂

  7. Good Morning Justin:

    When I saw this card I thought “Downtown Abbey”. This card was a gorgeous example of Victorian beauty at its best. A total delight and I’m sure Danielle’s Aunt is going to absolutely swoon over it! Just beautiful.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Sounds like it started out fabulously.

    1. Good morning Grace!
      Thank you! Yes, it has an old English feel to it. I will have to ask Danielle what she thought of it. You have a great weekend too! 🙂

  8. This is so pretty! I think I’m going to have to cave in and buy the Stippled Blossoms… grr 🙂 Like my latest wish list isn’t already huge! Ha ha! I really like the flowers with the daily stamp. I was considering selling off my doilies but they really are nice with flowers.

    1. Thank you Becca! LOL! I have had the set since it first came out and have just started using it. Wish list, I just copy the catalog! LOL! I keep everything, I never know when I will need it again! 🙂

  9. Hi Justin
    This card is beautiful! So soft and romantic. I love the ticket and banner with the button. Really very sweet.
    I am enjoying this beautiful weather we are having! Beautiful blue skies with a cloud in sight. I have been in the park already today. I had my breakfast sitting on a rock by the creek. So peaceful.
    Enjoy your Sunday!
    (And yes, I think impromptu is great! It’s about being in the moment)

    1. Hello Donna!
      Thank you! Yes, it has a bit of old romance to it! It’s beautiful here today! I have been out in the convertible enjoying the sun. Breakfast on a rock by the creek sounds amazing! I am enjoying my Sunday and am glad that you are too! Sometimes just seeing what happens makes for the best times! 🙂

  10. I am speechless. This is my kind of card and definitely my style, Vintage/shabby, love it. It reminds me of the cards from the 1920’s and 30’s. This is one of your best, and I love all your creations.

    1. Thank you so much Linda! I’m so happy that you like the card! You made me smile! Enjoy the rest of your day! 😉

  11. Justin, this just took my breath away! It is one of the prettiest cards I have seen in a long time! I am so sorry to see “Hello, Doily” retiring. I will keep mine forever…

    1. Thank you so much Barbara! I appreciate you letting me know! I am with you! I’ll keep that stamp forever! 🙂

  12. Wow, beautiful! English cottage gardens, that’s what I think of when I see this! Your scissor skills are to another level… You are a die cutting machine! Enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you Julene! Yes, I can see the English cottage gardens too! LOL! The human big shot, I like that! Have a wonderful Monday! 🙂

  13. I love reading your blog to get inspired. I am still trying to figure out different ways to use stamps and I love your creativity!

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