Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #137

Welcome friends!  I'm glad you are here today.  It's Tuesday so that means it's time for another challenge at Shopping Our Stash.  This week our theme is Love Me Tender.  We want to see your projects that show off love or Valentine's Day.

Our emphasis at SOS is to use your stash and that is exactly what I did with this card.
 First off, I had 3 full sheets and lots of strips left from a 6x6 MME pad.  I used several of the strips and a portion of one sheet for the front.  The lace you see is vintage.  I used a border punch that I bought years ago.  The flowers and seam binding are all from Wild Orchid but I have had for over a year, maybe two.  The rhinestone swirl is about a year old.  The sewing is a bit hard to see because the thread blends so well with my papers but it was an old Styrofoam spool (does anyone else still have any of those??) and I literally used the last few inches on my card.
 On the inside left (and on the back, below) I used the last half sheet of this great paper.  The right side has another sheet from the MME pad.  I also used two scraps and Spellbinders Labels 14 to make my writing panel.

Here's another look at the front.

I hope you are inspired to play along with us this week!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. This is just Beautiful, I love all the elements you used on your card, the inside is gorgeous too.

  2. What a great use of 6x6 pad remnants! I'm still no good at the sewing part for cards. Clothing, yes; cards, not so much. Yours always looks so good I must give mine another try!

  3. Gor-geeee-ous!!! Love the vintage look of your card and all the bling and embellishments...just awesome!

  4. Just gorgeous! I love the way you used the strips & that beautiful flower cluster. And Styrofoam spool? CRAZY!

  5. Wow, Michelle! This is sooooo gorgeous! The vintage images on the DP, the lace, the flowers and bling, all make for one incredible card!

  6. Hi, Michelle! This is very pretty! Love the paper combos! Very nicely done!

  7. loooooooooooooove this fabulous MME masterpiece! what a gorgeous take on this week's theme! plus, it's all the more impressive as an example of stash-using-uppage AND a brilliant case of letting the paper DO THE WORK. love, love, LOVE this, did i mention that, lol?! <3 <3 <3

  8. This is a gorgeous card all around! That's great that you've used up such old stash. How do we manage to hang onto it so long?! I suspect it multiples.

  9. What an absolutely gorgeous project! Love all the details.