Monday, August 30, 2010

TSTR week 25 - Old Meets New

Good morning lovely ladies in blogworld! It's Monday morning and that's a good thing in The Shabbylicious Tea Room! Oh how I LOVE our challenges! This week Nicole is serving up some old meets new! It's so much fun to use vintage finds on cards and projects! There is just something special about using something that is not new or store bought, something that has been around for years!

For my card this week I used the following old and new items:

The buttons along the bottom left of the card are very old. My parents visited my uncle recently in VA and went antique shopping. My mom knows how much I love buttons and when she came across these beauties she bought them for me. Apparently they were from one of the older horse stables and were used to close the feed sacks for the horses. I actually had to give them a mini bath when I got them home because they were still dirty from laying in the stables, gross but kinda cool! They do look like ordinary buttons but I know their history. :-)

Old Buttons from horse stables.
For something new, I have two items to share. First, is the lovely Lacey Blueberry Seam Binding that we were supplied with from lovely Debbie's etsy shop and second, are the two flourishes sticking out above the mini envelope. Those flourishes are from the latest addition to my stamp collection from Papertrey Ink. They are die cuts that have been stamped and heat embossed to give them a shiny textured appearance
New Lacey Blueberry Seam Binding
New Papertrey Ink Flourishes
The rest of the card was made with Papertrey Ink cardstock and The Girl's Paperie polka dot paper.  The small label on the envelope is a Papertrey Ink die and the two sentiments are Papertrey as well!

Thanks so much to Debbie, our fearless leader, for supplying us with some lovely seam binding from her etsy shop, Simple Treasures, this week to use on our projects!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Shabby Design Team has made just for you!
You can check them out at their individual blogs here:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures

Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog
Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations

Have a great week everyone!

{hugs} Lisa


  1. You've created such a wonderful card to inspire us with this week, Lisa! I love that polka dotted paper and all the Papertrey goodies. Those flourishes are fabulous. And how cool are those vintage buttons? I love the story that goes along with them.

  2. this card is beautiful, love all the elements

  3. Absolutely lovely ... I {heart} that sweet envelope with the watermarked flourish stamped on it - beautiful!!!!

  4. Your card is so so pretty.. I just love those old buttons.. I have a jar full of old buttons I love to use on my projects.. What a great Idea with the little envelope.. Love it!

    Hugs, Linda

  5. Oh Lisa, I could just eat this up it's so yummy! I love the soft shabby feel you have achieved with it and the colors are so feminine - just a lovely piece of work!


  6. Lisa, your card is very pretty. I love reading about the history of the buttons.


  7. What a great story about those buttons. And your card...well.... it's just a big bundle of gorgeous elements :)Absolutely perfect! I love e-ve-ry-thing about this card. And the way you stamped this!

  8. ohhhh...aaahhh.... wonderful vintage card! I'm in love with this gorgeous creation. So much loving details ... *sigh*
    {hugs} Sylvia

  9. Beautiful card. Love the soft colors, the stitching and the border punch. I have that one and I'm thinking I should get it out. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Also I'm having a blog candy giveaway on my blog that will exp on 9-13. See side panel on right then click on photo for details and more photos of the goods.

  10. Wow!! Your card is simply adorable! Love the seambinding, the sweet buttons, the cute little envelope...ALL!! Have a great day!

  11. Oh Lisa - so pretty! Love all the wonderful shabby details! Love what you did with that envelope! :)

  12. This is oh soo cute! Wonderful DT card.

    Hugs, Marjo