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May 18, 2010

Shabby Chic CAS and Mint Motif!

I'm sure you've all seen by now that the fabulously talented Kimberly Crawford has released her own line of stamps, Mint Motif, through  I was lucky enough to actually win both her new sets last week during the release festivities and just received my sets yesterday!!  Very Square and Very Square Sentiments are so much fun!  When I saw that the CAS challenge on SCS was shabby chic I knew my new stamps would work perfectly!!

 Now let me say I am shabby-chic-challenged.  It's true, honestly!  But with Very Square it was easy!  These cute little (1.75") squares of different patterns are perfect for the mixy and matchy that is shabby chic.

I stamped my two squares with Spring Moss ink and used one of the sentiments from Very Square Sentiments.  Now I have the new formulation of Spring Moss ink - the hybrid, and found that this almost chalk-like ink gives the stamped image a much softer, shabbier look.  

The little rosettes were another project I've been wanting to try.  My buddy Joanne has a wonderful tutorial for these rolled flowers on SCS.  Instead of using patterned paper for mine, however, I used a piece of cardstock stamped on both sides with Very Square.  By stamping both sides of the paper you get to see patterned on both sides of the flower!  (On the smallest flower I even stamped the sides differently - one side is Sweet Blush, the other is Berry Sorbet.)  Another little change I made was that I started with a scalloped square (cut out with a Nestabilities) to make my rolled flower. It added a few little petal like bumps to the flower that are kinda neat!  A self-adhesive pearl was added to the centers of the flowers.

That's it for today - I ran out of time yesterday so I'm itching to give the sets another try!  Each of the patterns is so fun, there's even a square with little clouds - aaaaaahhhhh!!! :)  Thanks for visiting today - I appreciate it! :)

Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper: Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Stamps: Very Square, Very Square Sentiments (Mink Motif), Ink: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink), Black (Memento), Accessories: Large Scalloped Die (Papertrey Ink), Nestabilities, Pearls (Kaiser), Lace (Melissa Frances), foam adhesive,


  1. Oh my goodness, how SWEET is this. I love the flowers made with squares. GENIUS!

  2. I love this shabby card! I just bought the Sizzix die that makes these flowers! (Ok....doesn't "make" them, but cuts them out....then ya gotta roll 'em and glue 'em in place!) : )

  3. This is exquisite Jules! I just ADORE this!

  4. Very pretty Julie! I love the little flowers. Going to go try those later. Hope everyone is doing well.

  5. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love these soft, delicate colours and the lace and flowers are just gorgeous!!!

  6. Beautiful! You do shabby chic so well! Absolutely gorgeous!

  7. A marvelous way to use the little pearls I have. LOVE IT!

  8. Beautiful Julie! Love those flowers. And I also love the block style of lettering in this sentiment.
    Thank you for sharing!


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