Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Floral Birthday Card ~ January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to the January Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop!

I hope you've been enjoying inspiration from the talented designers along your way through the hop! There are so many amazing paper crafting ideas.

You should be coming to my blog from Amber Milone. Then after visiting me, hop over to Donna Idlet! To start at the beginning of the hop, please head over to Gloria's Blog!

This month, I decided to go deep into my paper stash and pull out this older "Restoration" Collection by Crate Paper. I have paper, stickers, chipboard, and die cuts from this lovely collection. It's something I picked up several years ago and haven't used much. I guess it really isn't in my go to color palette, but I decided to go out of my comfort zone with this birthday card for our sweet daughter-in-law with splashes of bold orange and pink. I'm so glad I did. What do you think? Of course you know me, I had to add grungy textures on the leafy flourish and butterfly.

"Happy Birthday"

Tips and Techniques
I die cut these sweet leaves and edged the leaves, paper layers, and flowers with ink.

Another view of the flowers.

I had some ink left on my applicator and used it to color this Prima resin butterfly, then rubbed with BoBunny Chocolate Pearlescents.

I adore grungy textures. I painted this leafy flourish with gesso and used my heat tool to dry and bubble the gesso. I painted it with Sweet Alfalfa Twinkling H20's, then rubbed lightly with brown ink to highlight the textures.

I stamped and die cut the sentiment and layered it over coordinating diecuts and chipboard pieces which were inked on the edges. I tied jute twine onto each side of the diecut as well.

I hope you've been inspired to grab something really old from your stash and breath new life into it. A handcrafted card for that special person in your life is sure to be appreciated.

Your next stop on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop is the talented Donna Idlet. If you have dropped by my blog and would like to start at the beginning, be sure to hop on over to Gloria's blog HERE.

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January Craft Hoarders:
Tracey Sabella (That's me!)

Product List
Crate Paper Restoration Collection
Prima Flowers ~ Debutane - Alcinia #580674
Magnolia ~ Vintage Rose - Yellow large
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resins, Butterflies #891992 (SOE Store)
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Fern Flourish Chipboard
Lace ~ Stash
Jute Twine - Stash
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white, clear
BoBunny ~ Double Dot Pearlescents - Chocolate
Ranger ~ Archival Ink - Jet Black
Prima ~ Resist Chalk Edger - Old Road; Branch Bark
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Tinsel, Vintage Mahogany
LuminArte?? ~ Tinkling H2O’s - Sweet Alfalfa
Ranger ~ Distress Stickles - Peeled Paint
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
Craft Dies by Sue Wilson ~ Faux Quilled Leaves
Close to My Heart ~ Occasions - Joyful Birthday
Spellbinders ~ Artisan Xplorer
Tim Holtz ~ Grid Blocks
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, white
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. So gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful colors and beautiful card. Happy New Year!

  3. Tracey, love how you put all the very different elements together for a fantastic card.

  4. Tracey, love how you put all the very different elements together for a fantastic card.

  5. Lovely card and such beautiful vibrant colors , i love it .

  6. Just stunning, I've missed viewing your fabulous creative designs, just found your blogsite again, doing the happy dance.
    Hugs, Lori m


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