Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Play Date Cafe PDCC141:Live Laugh Love

Hey everyone...I'm super excited to share another creation I've come up with for the weekly challenge at The Play Date Cafe. It's always exciting to see what color story the PDC DT comes up with.

First my card...then I'll share the color story with you...........

And now for the color story that inspired this project.........

For me it wasn't only the colors that inspired this card but the books pictured as well. I wanted to create something that played off that stack of vintage books. So I took an old office file folder & cut it down to the card size you see here...

I creased where the bottom portion of the folder was already scored & sealed it with some adhesive. This formed a "book" sort of opening to the front of the card.

Love this crocheted soft pink flower & the soft turqouise resin flower just fits perfectly!

I love using vintage items in my projects so I used an old library checkout card & plastic sleeve on the front to hold my sentiment. You can easily pull the library card tag out & slip in a gift card or a personalized note on the backside if you wanted.

Here's a closer view of the plastic checkout sleeve I used to hold the library checkout card. I like how this can not only be used as a sleeve but that it's clear so you can see the yummy twine from The Twinery!

Here you can see the "book" opening I mentioned above. I didn't want to just use the folder as it was....it's more interesting this way I think : )

Doesn't everything look better with twine???

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to come back for another scrappy post. I'll be showing you a LO my daughter Kaley designed & created all on her own..proud momma moment..haha.

Happy Scrappin!!

Products used:
DCWV Coral Couture Stack & Card Stock Collection
Vintage photo album paper
Vintage library checkout card & sleeve
Fabric trim-craft store
Crocheted flower-scrappy stash
Discount Charms (Esty)-resin flower
Really Reasonable Ribbon-March Ribbon club assortment
The Twinery-Caribbean
Pink jute-scrappy stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Antique Linen
Eyelets-scrappy stash
Fiskars Border Punch-Notebook


  1. What a fabulous, detailed creation, Abby! WOW! And I love that you've completed the inside, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Such a gorgeous project Abby! Lovely work! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  3. Very beautiful card! Love the crocheted flower!

    Precious Hugs


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