{5.28.2012} shabby time

Happy Memorial Day!

I’m spending this day with my hubby and my family.  We are meeting for lunch since my fun aunt is in town.  There might be some crafty time too.  At least I sure hope so!

I have two sweet shabby cards to share today.

They are both from the Paper Made Bakery Portobello Road kit for May 2012.  Plus, I’m submitting them BOTH to the Postage Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  All the wonderful vintage postcard and stamp images made it super easy.

This card just makes me sigh.  Must be all the soft flowery papers and creamy dreamy patterns.  Plus, those yummy postage stamps all lined up are so fun.  There is a mix of flowers and postage and maps.  Something you wouldn’t expect to go together, but they blend so well.  The big butterfly is a die cut and I layered a punched butterfly on top.  The side panel is popped up as well to add a little dimension.  You might be able to see it better in the small photo to the left.

When I finished making the first card, I had some really fabulous scraps left.  I couldn’t bare to toss them, so I turned them into a second card.  The butterfly was punched for the first card, but didn’t have the color contrast I needed against the map butterfly die cut.  But I love how the butterfly in the patterned paper was perfectly outlined by the punch.  So pretty.  And then I had one 10 cent stamp left and the layered strips of paper too.  They all rearranged perfectly to create this collage like card.  Tall and skinny, my new fave card shape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you are in the states, I hope you enjoy your holiday weekend.  I have another full week ahead on the blog.  I have more PMB cards to wrap up, plus lots of yummy Unity.  I can’t believe it, but June 1st is on Friday!  Ack.  That will be a big day as well.  So much fun this week.

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18 thoughts on “{5.28.2012} shabby time

  1. So soft & sweet! The postage & maps & MUSIC…it just all goes together so beautifully. “The sweet life” says it just so 🙂

  2. These are just lovely Lisa, the perfect mix of pattern, colour and details! Thank you for your lovely comments on my wedding photos, we had a perfect day 🙂

  3. AMAZING! I love that first card….esp. the floating butterfly. I looove that you used scraps on the second! YOU are SUPER AMAZING:)

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