{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.


  1. Jessi

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

  2. Ryann Salamon

    Loved these! Good luck!!!

  3. lynn

    charming moxie cards, lisa:) love your mix of papers and patterns!

  4. Karen B.

    Wow, beautiful details and beautiful card Lisa!

  5. Lynn

    Beautiful…you’ve made the patterned papers shine!

  6. veronica

    i too, love your postage stamps all lined up. looks great.

  7. mustavcoffee

    Stunning cards Lisa, I love the papers and design you used, I hope you have a wonderful day, Gay xxx

  8. Ruby 2 Shoes

    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 🙂

  9. lostinpaper

    These are both fab Lisa! Loving your CAS shabby style! You can really make it all happen, you are just too clever!

  10. Jackie

    These are absolutely lovely! What great papers and fantastic colors!

  11. Lindsey

    These are both sooo pretty, Lisa! The combo of butterflies, flowers and postage — perfect in these soft colours!

  12. Kathleen

    Gorgeous – I love the contrast on the one with the black background.

  13. Judith Gowdy

    These are so beautiful Lisa 🙂

  14. Kary

    Sooo Gorgeous, Lisa! Love the papers combo and the sweet stacked butterfly on your card.

  15. Sav O'G

    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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