Bloggers Challenge 27 – Inspired by…

This week’s Blogger’s Challenge is "Inspired by….pick something – say a pattern in a piece of clothing,103_0188_2   colors in a rug. Some design that inspires you to create a card or project."  This is one of my favorite challenges because there is so much that inspires me – but what most inspires me is vintage and shabby chic.  Since Valentine’s Day is almost right around the corner, I’m currently inspired by vintage valentines, especially since I just received a cache of really cool "stuff" from Daisy D (NEW Maybe Baby Valentine Card Die Cuts).  Since I had scraps of Stampin’ Up!®‘s Orchid Opulence from last week’s challenge still on my table after my flurry of trying to get ready to go to my daughter’s, I decided to use that with a vintage valentine and printed polka dot paper from Daisy D (how cute is this little guy!). 

All the edges of the card stock and paper were inked with Orchid Opulence; I used a sponge dauber-103_0187 probably one of my most used "tools."  I’ve worn out several recently.  I felt the Orchid Opulence ink on the Whisper White card stock was just too "purple" by itself, so I toned it down a bit with White craft ink (both Stampin’ Up!®).  I layered the polka dot paper on the Whisper White card stock.  The vintage valentine was layered on Orchid Opulence card stock.  The buttons were adhered with Stampin’ Up!®‘s Crystal Effects.

The sentiment was stamped on Orchid Opulence card stock with Whisper White Craft ink, and that was layered on a scrap of the polka dot printed paper.


  • Tim Holtz/Stamper’s Anonymous Stamps/Tattered Elements 103_0199_2 

Card Stock and Paper:

  • Whisper White card stock (11" x 4 1/4", scored and folded in half)
  • Daisy D’s Maybe Baby 8 x8 paper pad (5 1/4" x 4")


  • Orchid Opulence Classic Ink
  • Whisper White Craft Ink


  • Daisy D’s Maybe Baby Valentine Card Die Cut
  • Daisy D’s Maybe Baby buttons (pink and red)
  • Darice button (green)
  • Purple and green stripe ribbon by May Art
  • corner punch
  • SU!® Crystal Effects

Thanks for looking!


  1. Such an adorable Valentine’s card. Nothing looks better with a vintage feel than a Valentine card (IMHO) and yours is simply wonderful. What a cute image you chose.

  2. Fantastic card! I like the Vintage Valentines too and it looks great here!

  3. This is SO very adorable! Such a cute & clever compostion..well done!

  4. Such a sweet card, Anita!

  5. Super cute Anita!

  6. Very nicely done. I do not do vintage well but obviously you do. Great card.

  7. Very nicely done. I do not do vintage well but obviously you do. Great card.

  8. Great Vintage Valentine card!

  9. I LOVE these new vintage images from Daisy D’s!!! How cute!!! Great card!

  10. What a cute Valentine!

  11. Oh how cute! I just love Vintage things like that.

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