Jul 05 2010

Shabby Bloomers for Mother Teresa

With all due respect to Mother Teresa, I just love to have some fun with titles! Today I combined two challenges — the sketch is from CPS174 and I also found time to play in The Shabby Tea Room again. Their challenge this week was to incorporate embossing into your project. I dry embossed my base sheet of designer paper. Take a look:


The card is a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ with the decorative top layer extending over the edge, requiring use of a 5.5″ square envelope OR one of the invitation sized envelopes from Wal-Mart. I think this card would be pretty for a wedding, engagement or birthday. This beautiful quote by Mother Teresa is in the set Famous Women’s Collection by Wordsworth. I have plenty available at $11.95. It can be seen on this post with all other sets I have available by Rubber Soul/Wordsworth. Ink used is VersaFine Onyx Black – great for crisp, dark sentiments.

Designer paper used is from Webster’s Pages 6×6 Combo Pack, Lullaby Lane and Life’s Portrait- $5.95. I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to emboss the bottom layer of DP.


Spellbinders Labels 4Nesties were used to cut the focal image sentiment. My shabby roses are cut from a strip of Webster’s Pages Bloomers Fabric Flowers — I am TOTALLY, and I mean TOTALLY addicted to these roses — they are SO fun!!! They come 5 colors on a card and can be seen here$11.95. I used a Cuttlebug Vintage Die for the cornerdetail and Kaiser Pearlsin Blush and Lush for accent. My bows are made with 100% Silk (Champagne) using 1.25″ and 1/4″ widths. Bows were made on the Bow Easy. Bows and roses were adhered with Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky glue I pick up at Wal-Mart.


To finish off the inside and give it some shabby interest, I merely took some leftover strips of paper and pieced them together like aquilt. Nothing fancy, but it felt good to use up little pieces and strips, and I like the look! The paper is plenty light enough in color that one can still write their message on the inside.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries all items used to make this card, all linked above. If you are interested in anything, just email me at [email protected] to order, including your state/zip OR country.


Thank you so much for stopping in again today. I truly do appreciate all your visits! We had a fun and relaxing 4th of July weekend, attending a couple different outdoor events and fireworks one night. Here’s wishing you a wonderful week ahead! I’ll be back soon with some Blog Candy to offer, so hope you can check back in!!!

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “Shabby Bloomers for Mother Teresa”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Sharon! Love the beautiful silk ribbons on this card!

  2. Sharon … this is scrumptious! I absolutely {heart} those Webster’s Pages bloomers – my fav!!! Pearls, ribbons and embossing – oh my! Simply stunning, my stampy friend 🙂 Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us in the Tea Room this week 🙂

  3. Carla Suto says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon! Love the papers and fabric flowers! Beautiful inside, too!

  4. Colleen Horner says:

    This is too pretty for words. I love everything about it.

    Did I say, WOW ??


  5. Susie says:

    What a gorgeous card! Oh my, anyone would be thrilled to receive this card Sharon!!!

  6. Carol R says:

    Beautiful card. Love the ribbon, roses and pearls.

  7. This is truly beautiful! I love your design, and love all the Webster’s goodies on here. Your use of the Bloomers is amazing. Lovely sentiment and the embossing is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.

  8. Jean says:

    Very very beautiful! Sharon, you sure know how to tempt us with those goodies! Every time I see one of your cards, I want more stash! Love everything about this card!

  9. Leigh says:

    Sharon, I love this card. Beautiful and now I really want the Bloomers Fabric Flowers. (sigh) lol

  10. Rosie says:

    Sharon: As usual your card is beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautidul!!!!!!! Love those roses, ribbons and pearls plus the dry embossing. You always have me in a quandry about NEEDING more stash……………………….thank you for sharing.

  11. Absolutely beautiful – and I just love the description – “Shabby bloomers” – gorgeous!

  12. Jennie says:

    Another very beautiful card, Sharon. Must get me some of those flowers.

  13. sherry says:

    Quite lovely….and oh, those flowers and silk bows…..just stunning and thanks so much for sharing with us. WE are the lucky ones:)

  14. Carole says:

    Stunning Sharon! The Bloomers Fabric Flowers are awesome. I haven’t tried them yet but you are tempting me *smile*

  15. Gorgeous! Love that quote and how you used the bloomers!

  16. emily says:

    What a beautiful and elegant card! I love the patchwork inside idea! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  17. Cathy says:

    Absolutely stunning – I just love those bloomers! Thank you for joining us this week at TSTR! 🙂

  18. Ann Crossing says:

    Sharon, everything about this card is just gorgeous……I am so envious of your talent.

  19. Amy Duff says:

    oh my gosh! I adore this card! It’s so beautiful with the ribbons and the ribbon roses. Wow! Can’t stop looking at it!

  20. Lea Lawson says:

    This is very pretty! I love how you’ve used the ribbon and bloomers! Great job with CPS 174!


  21. Joanne Leddy says:

    How beautiful! I love the embossing on printed paper.

  22. Deb Hickman says:

    Beautiful card!I love those bloomers and love the quote.

  23. Nerina says:

    Absolutely completely and utterly beautiful! Your glorious feminine creations never cease to WOW me! (Do you know I plucked up the courage to actually sink some scissors into the ribbon I got from you???? I need a week to recover from the shock I think – but your ribbon really is totally and completely gorgeous!!!)

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