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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

More Thanks

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
The ladies over at Shopping Our Stash, are challenging you to create a project using items already on your table!  If your table looks like mine, there is probably enough stuff lying around to create five or six projects.  When I read the assignment and looked on my table, what was there were pieces of the project I started the week before.  So here, in all it's glory, is the project I was going to create for last week's Thankful Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  Remember we are a JFF (Just For Fun) Challenge, but it is an excellent way to reduce your hoard!

I am crafting on a budget these days, so I try to be conservative in the use of my adhesive pearls.  But this embossing simply cried out for a little "bling."  I've used this as a layer before and I really forgot how much work is involved in placing all these pearls.  I purchased the white ribbon back in 2000 when my husband and I opened our Graphics Business.  I used it on wedding invitations, but I still have ton of yardage left.  It is the perfect companion to this embossing folder.  The little aqua accents are positive remnants from a decorative punch!  They have been in a container on my table for about 2 years.

This is the INSIDE of the card above!


I received this stamp set in the mail the day I started this project.  I knew immediately that I wanted to use it and how I wanted to use it.  I was pleased with the outcome.  The trinket was on my rolling table in a little box in which I keep odds and ends.  I have had this about 3 years.  I used to date everything and  keep my supplies in its original packaging, but packages take up lots of space, so now I unpack most things and store them, but I store by year.

My stamping is not so good here, but it was the last of my cream colored, scallop topped tags, so I went with it!  I am sure my stamping "muse" will forgive me! :D)

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you all over at Shopping Our Stash!

My Challenge Blog, 613 Avenue Create, has started a Facebook Page where we share creations and tutorials.  Hope you will stop by and become a fan!

Card Stock:  Neenah Solar White Linen and Cards & Pockets - Tuscany (discontinued)
Designer Papers: G45 Secret Garden and G45 Steam Punk Spells
Rubber Stamps: Vintage Seed Packet Clear Stamp Set 
Misc: mini envelopes, trinkets, TH Paper String, Tag, Momento Rich Cocoa Ink, Prima Flower


  1. Beautiful cards as always - love how you added the pearls - great job!!!

  2. Gorgeous card, Chana! I love the colors and stamp you used! The pearl detail is beautiful!

  3. Great cards! Both of them! I love all the pearls you used. I'm sure it took a while but the results are certainly worth it!

  4. BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE all those pearls!!! THANK YOU for stopping by my blog and leaving both comments! :)
    Have a GREAT evening.. off to LIKE your FB page! :)

  5. oh ♥WOW♥! gorgeous cards! i especially loooooooooove the one with all the pearls!!! tho you've totally made me want to try doing it, and the thought of hand placing every single one of those sooooo totally perfectly is a bit daunting! well done, you! ♥

  6. Stunning use of the pearls, Chana, even if it does dent the budget. :-D

  7. Forgot to thank you for playing along at Tuesday Throwdown this week. :-D Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  8. Fabulous use of pearls!! WOW!! Just stunning. I don't think I'd have the patience for that :)

    Thanks for playing along in our pearly challenge at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  9. Fabulous cards Chana, I love the first one, a lot of work , all those pearls!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

  10. Beautiful card - you have certainly fulfilled our pearly challenge with this - and then some! You must have the patience of a saint to place all those pearls but it was definitely worth it!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  11. it's amazing what you did with pearls! you were so patient but the result is fantastic!!!
    thanks for sharing at Use it tuesday

  12. Amazing and beautiful! Love this card, every last pearl.

  13. Can't imagine the patience it took to place all those pearls - but wow! - it was worth it! Stunning outcome - so rich and elegant!

  14. Wow! This card is gorgeous--inside and out! I LOVE all the pearls on the embossed cs, and that flower is very pretty on the embossed ribbon, too. That little touch of blue was just right, too.

  15. Those pearls are stunning! COuldn't be more perfect with the embossing, you're so right!

  16. Stunning designs which are so fresh. Love the colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  17. What a gorgeous card. I love the pearls!! The inside is as lovely as the outside of your design. Thank you for sharing with us at!

  18. A gorgeous card-I can only imagine how long it took you to place all those pearls! Love the colour combo too!.Irene Creative card crew DT. xx

  19. Beautiful card- love the ribbon with the same pattern as the EF, and WOW_ all of the pearls really add a punch to the beautiful look of this card! Great inside too- and love the sentiment you used! Thanks for sharing with us at

  20. Beautiful! I love the pearls. They are so elegant.

  21. Woah! That pearl card is amazing! Thanks for joining Use It Tuesday!


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Hugz, Chana