Saturday, August 31, 2013

Happy Birthday with Toile

Welcome to the Studio!
I made a beautiful baby boy card recently (which I'll be able to share soon), and I still had all this lovely (and old) Anna Griffin toile paper on my scrap desk.  I decided to make a similar card and use up some of these gorgeous scraps as well as some embies that I didn't use on the baby card. 
I don't know if any of you do this when you create, but I pick my papers and then go around my scraproom like a crazy lady digging through jars of flowers, rooting through drawers and baskets, and generally making a huge pile on my desk of all the items I "collected" and then I start on my project...with like no room at all to work;)   And putting all the stuff I use away is a booger, so a lot of times, I end up making a few "matching" cards.  I like doing that after I finish a layout especially, because I usually only have enough scraps left for a few cards anyway and it makes cleaning up easier. 
Okay, enough about me.  Here's the card I created with my "leftovers."
I was going for a very shabby chic look, so I distressed ALL the edges with ink and even used my handy-dandy Prima distressing tool.  I have tried several distressing tools in the past, but this one by far is my fave.  And yep, it looks just like my Grandma Julie's foot file that used to sit on the shelf in her bathroom.  Same color too;)
I used it at a Prima class that I took while at CKC-Nashville a few years ago and loved it!  I ordered one as soon as I got back home!
Do you ever buy stuff just because all your friends are buying it and think it's great?  I'm so guilty of that!  I used a few of those things on this card that I just HAD TO HAVE.  One is chipboard.  I must have two white cubes from Michaels filled to overflowing with chipboard of every imaginable size, shape, color, texture.  The one I used here was from a package I received in a goodie bag at a weekend retreat in February.  Another one of those "Had to Have" items was Tim Holtz Distressing Stains.  I used them both on the chipboard piece and as well as the newsprint pattern paper to "shab them up a bit."  I also used the sanding tool and the metal brush on the chipboard to uncover portions of the pattern embossed on it.  I love the burlap flowers!  Those are new to my stash and this is the first time I've used them.
I'll be entering this card in several challenges...
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #235 - In Distress
Sweet Stamps #132 - Birthday
Use It Tuesdays #62, Trends  {I LOVE this challenge because you must use "hoarded" supplies...and I have a lot!}
Whimsical Designs - Something Old/Something New Challenge {Anna Griffin Paper/Burlap Flowers}
A.R.T. Card Challenge #12 - Ribbons & Pearls
Crafty Ribbons #59 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes as long as it's birthday
Enabler's List:
Cardstock:  Bazzill, ivory
Pattern Papers:  Plain Blue and Blue Toile, Anna Griffin;  Newsprint, Paper Studio.
Chipboard:  Michael's Dollar Bin
Burlap Flowers:  Paper Studio
Stamps:  French Foliage & Elementary Elegance, Stampin Up
Ribbon Rose:  Stampin Up, cut from trim
Pleated Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Seam Binding:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Large Pearl:  from stash
Mini Pearls:  Close to my Heart
Inks:  Heavenly Blue, CTMH (retired);  Crumb Cake & Marina Mist, SU
Tim Holtz Distress Stains:  Antique Linen, Picket Fence, & Weathered Wood
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Thank you for your entry but the crafty ribbons theme for this week is back to school
    P x

  2. I think I must work just like you do! ;) And, I've got the Prima tool, too! Love it! Your card is just lovely. Fantastic job with the distressing, and I love the folded down corner. Thanks SO much for joining us this week in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I look forward to joining FTTC again maybe tomorrow;)

  3. Wow what a fabulous card. Love all of your design especially that adorable image and all of decorating ribbon you used. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Yama Ribbon Challenges.

    1. Awww, thanks for your sweet comment. It gave me warm fuzzies. Glad I was able to join you gals and look forward to future challenges.

  4. LOL...I will confess I use to do that!!! (When I had a scraproom) It drove me crazy!!! I felt like I spent more time looking for stuff, than I did on the actual card!! I have gotten a lot better!!! Now with that extra timed saved, I just make more cards!! LOL Gorgeous card too...Love your layers and beautiful embellishments. Thank you so much for joining us at SweetStamps.

    1. Thanks so much! I look forward to joining in more challenges with y'all at Sweet Stamps.

  5. Great card! I have a couple of things that come to mind that I just had to have. :) Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  6. Very nice and soft. I love the vintage look of it! Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday :-)
    Hugs, Macarena DT

  7. Thanks for playing at Use it tuesday with your lovely card! I really love the vintage style leayers and the ribbon!!