12/27/10

Doilies - the new rage!

Have you noticed the doilies everywhere?  They are in crafting items, home decor, pillows...you name it; and you know me, I didn't want to be left out so I purchased a package at Michael's.  I could not wait to use them - but I have to admit, I've had them a couple of weeks - anyone else do that?  Buy it and then not use it right away?

Anyway, I pulled out this piece of pre-scored Sweet Blush card stock and realized it isn't an A2 size - it's actually 3.5" x 5.5", great, fun size.  I scored the left-hand side about 1/4" in and glued it shut.  Then I added the embossed dots only to the edge of where the card opens.  I love this look; just hard to photograph!

I edged the doily with PTI's Tea Dye ink then stamped the center with this decorative circle from PTI's Simply Stationery.  I could not decide what to put in the middle, I tried several different things but while digging through my stash I came across these beautiful Prima roses.  I've never used them b/c they aren't something you could mail - unless you were including the card within a package you were mailing or physically giving the card to someone.  (too bad I tend to shy away from bulk b/c of these reasons).

Anyway, a simple, yet delicate card!

Hope your Christmas was wonderful.  And before I go, don't forget Kerry is having a great sale at Ladybug Crafts Ink through the remainder of December - don't miss out!

Hugs, ~M.



WHAT'S IT TAKE?
Stamps:  PTI's Simply Stationery
Papers:  PTI Sweet Blush
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate & Tea Dye Ink
Accessories:  Doily, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

6 comments:

theCook said...

That is so elegant! I love it! I, too, shy awy from bulky embellishments. But I so loved making my Christmas gift boxes with flowers that I bought some more flowers. I'll need to find a way to mail bulky cards!

Lisa Jane said...

Really pretty Michele - and the doilies give a touch of vintage elegance. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas
Lisa ;)

Anita said...

Absolutely stunning Michele! I love it. That doily is so pretty and I love that rose in the middle. Well, you could include it in a package and mail it to me lol!

pinky said...

Wow its just gorgeous Michele, so pretty and elegant. Must dig my doilies out lol. (that sounds painful doesn't it lol)

Hayley @ funkyfarmscrapbookbarn.co.uk said...

LOL at Pinky!! Your card is beautiful Michele, very very pretty indeed xxx

Sue Upson said...

I just love the look of these too, just can't find any small enough... humph!! Love the flower too :-) Sue xx