Sunday, May 6, 2012

Old and shabby











                               Happy Monday....are you tired of me yet??? Hope not! I have a little something to share again....I have found new TRC favorites ...yeah yeah I know I say that everytime. This time I have fallen head over heals in love with the old key stamp, Queens post, and the Vaticane post stamps. They speak to my vintage lovin heart. I also used the card labels stamp set and love it....can't wait to play more with this set...so many possibilities with it. These cards are very simple to make....I used up some paper scraps using my scrap happy glue and than stitched around each card...purposely doing it uneven for a shabby look. I adhered some tea stained envelopes I had in my stash...I love to use these from time to time....fun to stamp and add details too. If you look closely at the horizontal card you will get a sneak peek at one of The Rubber Cafe's new stamp sets....teeee heeee! See those sweet little posies at the bottom??? Yep...and the distressed corner of the envelope....another one. Some new lovelies for sure!

                           I used the card labels stamps and stamped them in chocolate and cut them out...I used them a little unusually by using them like tickets. I used them on the edges of the card and envelope. I stamped the postage stamps and skeleton key on pattern paper and than fussy cut them out and used them as embellishments on the envelopes....I also used a bit of my crickle ribbons ( I colored some cream colored seambinding with Tim Holtz distress stain ink in Victorian velvet ) and than hand crickled it. I love love this color....gorgeous rosey pink. I also added a few stick pins and some gorgeous crochet lace from Really Reasonable ribbon and topped it off with a few roses. The sentiments I used are the Fabulous phrases. lovely font and fits so many occasions. Well that is that.....just a couple of goodies. Old and shabby .. my favorite. Hope you enjoy  hugs, cherry

8 comments:

Ros said...

It's always so soothing to visit here and see your beautiful creations ... I feel transported back in time looking at them ... TFS

Ruth S said...

Lovely shabby inpsiration Cherry! Your ribbon is dreamy ;)
Rx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are beautiful! I loveeeee the lace and ribbons!

Sam said...

Your "Old and shabby" creations are great and I am going to head out to my room from http://roomstogrowusa.web12.hubspot.com/hobbyrooom and make a Memorial page for my mom who was old when she passed 95 and would have loved the shabby.

cnelson said...

Vintage PERFECTION!

pattyo said...

Beautiful pair!

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Audrey Pettit said...

Old and shabby are my favorite, too! These are gorgeous, Cherry!