Tuesday, October 26, 2010

~ What's Inspiring ~ translating embellishments into cards


Ah ... is this not a pile of loveliness? On my thrift-hunting run yesterday, I scored these beauties. Each roll of ribbon holds 20 meters! And isn't that lace lovely? Totally!

Here's how I used the lace ...


For a simple card. I felt wasteful after buying a whole pile of Webster's Pages, but after making this card, I think I didn't do such a silly thing after all - who doesn't love their beautiful papers?!


I cut out a little heart from my favorite kraft cardstock and (as usual) did something to it using VersaMagic white ink. And added those cute little buttons. I cannot resist pink!


I love my PaperTrey Ink stamps.


doily, ribbons, and the trinket pin came from my thrift-stash.

... speaking of the trinket pin, I made these littles for you.


so you can share my love for them.
They are listed in my etsy store, five for a dollar.

On to the next card!


Sorry, but I love my PaperTrey Ink stamps too much. and that lace too! and more stitching.


glittery buttons again ... and fussy-cutting



Well, gotta go. I truly thank you for visiting!

O, before I forget, I'm celebrating! All three of my submissions to PaperCrafts' upcoming edition of 225 Cards and Gifts were accepted (on my first try hurray!). To any others who hope to be published some day, don't give up. And most of all, have fun creating.

~ Viola


  1. Your cards are soooo beautiful and I LOVE those beautiful trinket pins!! Such FABULOUS style you have!! Thank you for visiting my blog and your wonderful comments!!
    I love love love your Love Card!! It's super beautiful and very feminine!!

  2. This is the first time I visit your blog and all I can say is.....I am in love. WOW; so many beautiful creations. You are very talented and I love to look around here. Talking about inspiration :)
    Gorgeous; I'll be back soon!
    Have awonderful day and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.

  3. Congrats Viola! You are talented! Love your cards! Oh where u found such cheap deal ribbon? Oh love those handmade trinket pins!

  4. Ohh my i love your card so vintage so soft so pretty so gorgeous!!!
    Love the heart with buttons so cute!

  5. Congrats on the pubs, Viola ! I'm sure there'll be more to come !!! lovely ribbon & pearl finds !

  6. These are beautiful creations! Love your soft romantic style! :)
    Congrats on being published!

  7. Congrats! Those cards are gorgeous! Could you share where you got those nice ribbons?

  8. GREETINGS...hello there...thank u for visiting my blog...its always great to make a new friend! these creations are very inspiring! :)

  9. wow, congrats! yr cards are amazingly fabulous! lucky recipients tooo for your cards!!!

  10. So sweet! Love the glittery pretties! :) It's so great that you were published on your first try! (So was I!... so exciting!) Have a great one!


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