Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Muse Uses Pinterest

I know I promised in my previous post - NO MORE WEDDING WHINING! If you have seen my previous posts you may remember that my one of my 'southern bell' nieces, Victoria, is engaged to be married this fall. Her aunt Gail (my OTHER sister) put in a request for a wedding card. Luckily for me she knew just what she wanted so her card got made - no problem! Then with more than a little angst I made the same bride to be a wedding card for me to send.

Then the grandmother of the bride-to-be (who also happens to be my sister) requested a card. Three cards - one bride - and one wedding-card-phobic card maker! Not to mention this ends up being part craft and part card making. I'm totally in with the card making - NOT CRAFTS!!!! I said NO to crafts long ago! (That is another story for another post - remind me I'll tell you all about it!)

So...a third WEDDING card...what to do...what to do.... Then my muse popped by with an idea! Brooch bouquets are a HOT item on Pinterest. They are lovely - they remind me of the Jewelry Christmas trees that were a HOT item PP (Pre-Pinterest). They also must be HEAVY - I have this image of some sweet bridesmaid getting cold-cocked in the bean as the bride 'tosses the bouquet'! Anyway ...I wondered if I could pull off something like that for a card!?

Here is the beginning - the stamped image as my "pattern" - tools and lots of snippets of STUFF!

This has a CRAFT aura to it! My muse and I are NOT happy but we will persevere -
all in the name of sisterly love!

Above is a close up of some awesomely awesome trim that I used on the card. I picked it up on a sister's get together at a fabulous scrapping store in Fremont, NE.  The shop is called Precious Treasures and is worth the trip - especially since it is conveniently located near Alotta Brownies (which is worth the trip all by itself!). Actually Fremont, NE has an incredible row of niche shopping experiences - quilting, vintage, metal...and great (non-chain) local cafes. I feel a road trip in my soul! 

So...after digging through a 'transfer of crap' box, using wire cutters/nippers/ is my card version of a broach bouquet. I mostly used Zots dimensional clear adhesive 3-D permanent dots to adhere the jewels and gems.

Yes it is HEAVY! And it won't be one that can be easily mailed.
It will have to be hand delivered. Luckily the giver and the receiver
are in the same geographic location!

Inside sentiment.

Pinterest Posy
~Base card - Gina K white card stock
~Layer of SEI White Elegance with thin pink edging; embossed using Sizzix Hero Arts Dots folder and Cuttlebug
~Layer of smaller rectangle of SEI White Elegance with pink edging; embossed with Stylized Flowers Cuttlebug folder
~Silver buckle with sheer pink ribbon threaded through (buckle was 'transfer of crap' from my sister in law) GEEZ even the in-laws are in ToC!
~Layer of DCWV white Glitter Card Stack
~Dollar Tree bouquet image stamped with green ink - a few of the leaves colored with Copics; piles of gems; outer layer of pink card stock; die cut with SU Framelets Label Collection
~Heart charm with silver metallic floss (the floss was 'transfer of crap' from sister Gail) 
~Assorted ribbons
Inspirations | Challenges
Mojo Monday - sketch
Brown Sugar - pink and pearls
Crafty Catz - flowers
Fussy and Fancy Friday - All About Girls
Left of Center - sparkle
4 Crafty Chicks - inspired by a song (Pachelbel's Canon in D)
CCEE Stampers - repurpose something (broken jewelry)
Pile it On - flowers

Here's to Pinterest, Transfer of Crap, and Fremont, Nebraska!

Nancy in Iowa


  1. My oh my oh my, you certainly must be over the moon with this one Nancy! Need to get on my laptop and pin this! It's one fabulous card!

  2. What an amazing beauty! So perfect for this week's CCEE Stampers' repurposed challenge! Thank you so much for sharing it with us and our fans!

  3. WOW. I am honestly (honestly) at a loss for a great comment here for a brilliant idea and flawless execution. I simply MUST CASE this!!!!! Thank you so much for entering ScrapbookerPhD's Texture Challenge.

  4. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!

  5. Fabulous flowery card, love your creativity, this project looks amazing! Thank you for joining our 'Flowers' challenge at Pile It On and good luck in the draw!
    Anna xxx

  6. This is beautiful and so very creative, love it, sure the Bride will too, what a great keepsake.....
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  7. Very beautiful, so much detail, love it, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

  8. wow this is gorgeous and so unique! thank you for joining us at left of center challenges with your great card!

  9. Fabulous creation and awesome song choice *love it*. It fits perfectly with your inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Tamie DT

  10. This is fabulous! what an incredible use of beads and jewellery on a card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  11. What a fabulous project. So glad you could join us at Left of Center this week, hope to see you join us again soon! Mo DT Coordinator xxx

  12. Just popping back in to say thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs Use Dies Challenge. Mo xxx


Thank you for taking the time to leave a note. Each is read and appreciated.