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Etsy Inspired #115--11.20.10

  Hey All!! Happy Saturday!! Oh boy do we have a FUN FUN FUN challenge for you this week!! I can't wait to see all the lovely projects that you are all going to make!! Our shop this week is Queen of Tarts Cakes. This shop is DIVINE!!! They bake all their cookies by hand, mixing the dough by hand, rolling it out and cutting using over 100 different cookie cutters! They can even usually find a cookie cutter shape for you even if it's not listed on at the Etsy shop. They also design their own cutters and have multiple icing flavors that look mouth-watering yummylicious! Their icing flavors can even be personalized, from Tahitian Vanilla, to Meyer Lemon. From  Rosewater to Chocolate imported from Belgium!! Doesn't that sound delicious? One lucky winner will receive edible holiday images on wafer paper for home baker's to make their own Christmas cookies at home using one dozen UNQUE images. In addition the winner will receive recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing! Even more delicious are the beautiful designs, take a look...

Aren't these GORGEOUS!? They're almost too good to EAT because they're little works of art!
So, here's the one I was inspired by:

As you can all probably tell, I am a fan of all things vintage....that's the whole theme of my Christmas decorations, and trees...yes, I do have multiple trees, including a pink tinsel tree.

I combined the colors of lavender, grey, green and kraft 
and used Inchies from this week's sponsor

I cut squares of patterned paper, distressed and stitched them to the card.
I love bunched seam binding, and jute twine, so I had to add some.
I just got some of Pink Paislee's Anthology Dimension Corrugated shapes , and added a Maya Road pin
and Prima flower. 

There's a lot of stitching with my fabulous new Brother machine!
I also love love love my white vintage buttons, so to soften up 
the layout, I stitched some on.

With the Inchies from this
week's sponsor, I distressed them, painted the edges and stamped a motif 

  I had soooo much fun with this week's shop and sponsor. Our sponsor this week is  Inchies . The squares I used are Inchies, which are high quality artist grade, solid core matteboard squares. Because of their quality you can use any wet medium from  paints to stains to inks without the surface deteriorating. So, they're versatile and have many different uses. Inchies come in an array of neutral colors like white, ivory, dark cream, wheat, light grey, dark grey and black. Inchies will offer our second winner an assortment of goodies valued at $25! In addition to the lovely projects from the design team, visit the
Inchie blog for more ideas.

  So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, November 26th at noon for your chance to win a dozen edible holiday images on wafer paper for you to make using UNIQUE images and recipes from  Queen of Tarts Cakes.  Or you could win an assortment of goodies valued at $25 from  Inchies .

Vintage Buttons Card
Cardstock: (Vintage Cream) Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Paper: (Festivities and Jack Frost from Mitten Weather collection) Cosmo Cricket. (
Clear Stamps: (Motif from Embellishments set) Papertrey Ink.
Dye Ink: (Sweet Plum) Tsukineko. 
Chalk Ink: (Creamy Brown) Clearsnap.
Accents: (Silver beaded stick pins) Maya Road (White and purple flowers) Prima. (Pearl stickers) Michael's. (White vintage buttons). (Butterfly dimensional cardboard shape from Anthology collection) Basic Grey.
Fibers: (Jute twine) May Arts. (Lavender Seam binding) www.
Other: Cream paint (Delta). (Cream & grey matteboard squares) Inchies.


  1. Emily! I'm always amazed at the details on your cards! So beautiful and feminine! I love the colors you chose and the vintage feel! Way to rock the inchies too! They are so fun!

  2. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the vintage feel! You do an amazing job with embellishments. I need to learn from you!

  3. GET OUT! Your cards are always so amazing--I just loooooove all the layers and details on this card! I LOVE those buttons....and then I saw that twine and ribbon....LUSH! I love what you did with the inchies! Love that you have stitching behind the inchies..and then tied things around them...and then that pin.. oh my!! This card is SOOOOO CA-CUTE! Your style is FAB! LOVE it:} LOVE YOU! LOVE being on the same team as you!

  4. Awesome Emily.. I love your card. all the details are outstanding.

  5. omg, this is gorgeous, I love it~! Have a good thanksgiving Emily!

  6. Gorgeous! I love how you combine different embellishments and your vintage/shabby chic style!

  7. Sooooooo beautiful, Emily! I love the lavender and the awesome stitching! Very shabby chic and girly! LOVE it!

  8. Stunning card, Emily!! Love your embellishments with the inchies! Wow! I'm blown away by your creativity!


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