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Etsy Inspired #103--8.28.10

  Happy Saturday all!! It's time again for the fabulous Etsy Inspired Challenge! I love being part of this design team because I am inspired by sooo many things on a daily basis, so Etsy Inspired Challenge is the perfect outlet for this. This week's shop is The Caged Fairy. This shop makes some beautiful metal jewelry pieces featuring motifs of owls, turtles, elephants, frogs, roosters and other animals. Jewelry items include bracelets, earrings and neclkaces, but the shop also sells small home decorative items as well. The shop will be rewarding one winner of this week's challenge with their choice of any piece in the shop. Here's some of the beautiful work that you could choose form if you're that lucky winner!

  And, now for the piece that inspired my card. I was inspired by the coral colors, the soft ruffles of the fabric flower and those delicious beads. I love how beautifully feminine this piece is!

  So, this is the design that I came up with. I incorporated the coral color of the necklace with this lavish lace and the cardstock label. By infusing the color only in selected spots on the card, the color pops dramatically. The pearl flourish embellishment and cream opalescent pearl button on the card are inspired by the many beautiful pearls in the necklace. And, since I love the beautiful flower in the inspiration necklace, I used a similar flower from Webster's Pages. This was such a fun inspiration, and it was a total  fluke as I was considering the Owl Crystal necklace before I found this one.

"Hello" Card

Close up's of the yummy details


 This week's sponsor is Your Next Stamp. Your Next Stamp sells fun and whimsical rubber stamps, cling-mount stamps, paper, ink pads and accessories.  For the second ucky winners, they will give away the two sets of stamps pictured here.

Happy Halloween Fiona set

Skateboard Dude Set

  So, now it's your turn to play. Visit our shop for the week,  The Caged Fairy.   and choose a work to create your inspiration piece on. Make sure to post your creation to Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, September 3rd at noon! One lucky winner can win a piece of their choice from the shop, and another winner will win the two stamp sets from  Your Next Stamp. Don't forget to also take a look at the beautiful and amazing work of the Etsy Design Team to help inspire you and get crafting!

"Hello'" Card
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink. (Coral) Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: (In Due Time from Lullaby Lane collection) Webster's Pages. 
Fibers: (Floral trim) Webster's Pages. (Coral lace). 
Clear Stamp: (Sentiment)
Dye Ink: (Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko.
Chalk Ink: (Creamy Brown) Clearsnap
Accents: (Tape) Tim Holtz. (Pearl flourish) Prima. (Crystal Stick pin) Maya Road (Pearlescent button) Mon Ami Gabby
Other: (Label die) Spellbinders. (Corrugated cardboard).


  1. Emily, this is gorgeous, the details are amazing!

  2. Yummy details for sure ... lots of eye candy here and that color is so rich ... fantastic inspired design.

  3. OMGosh! This is just out of this world GORGEOUS! Love it!

  4. This is just over the top gorgeous. Love the colors and all the details on this card. This card will make someone happy when they open this.

  5. This is beautiful! I love the bloomer and the pretty pins! Just a lovely card Emily! Can we go shopping together? I love all the stuff you have to embellish with!

  6. OMG Emily, this is truly amazing and gorgeous! I love where you took your inspiration! BEAUTIFUL!

  7. Ashley....heeheehee I just stocked up on a TON of embellies at a local Scrapbook Expo. They're the best! Cheaper prices and a lot of embellies that we don't have at my lss. Although, I am blessed. I have four lss to shop at. You're welcome to shop with me all the time!

  8. OH Emily!! You are SOOOOOOOOOO creative--I LOVE LOVE LOVE (all being said with a high voice) this card! I love your inspiration--I must have missed that beautiful necklace! LOVE it! Your lace and pleated paper....and the gems....that flower and pin...oh my! JUST WONDERFUL! How do you do it? I LOVE it!

    ps..I would love love love to get together with you and your hubs! We live about 2.5 hours from not a problem to drive up and meet everyone! Just email me with deets on your vaca---and I will be there:) LOVE it! LOVE being on the same team as you!!

  9. Miss commenting on your blog post from last week! LOVE your style, Emily! So chic and sophisticated!!

  10. Soooo gorgeous! I love all the layers/details! So feminine and pretty!


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