Monday, November 8, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room and My Time Made Easy

Happy Monday! I know, it's Monday, but for me, Monday means a new challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and this week is very special. Our very own Clare has chosen the week's theme as Lavender and Lace and our sponsor is My Time Made Easy. Lauren has generously provided the design team with the All a Flutter template and Just For You sentiments which I used on my project.

I started by cutting out my template pieces on lavender paper and the accent pieces on this cute dp I found in my stash. Then I inked all my edges and assembled the pieces as closely as possible to the sample. I used some of Deb's great lilac seam binding to give it a shabby feel and topped it off with a brad that matched the pink in the dp. For the circles I used a button die to give them a little more interest. I tucked a little pair of earrings in this box and stuffed a little tissue paper in it the make it even more 'gifty!'
(In real life, my paper is not this dark, but the photo was taken outside in the shade and even photo enhancing would not allow me to get the proper color, so I apologize if my purple is not as lavender as it should be!)

Here is a small gift card to go along with the butterfly box. I cut out the sentiment from the sheet with a circle punch and colored it with a Copic marker to match the pink. After inking all my edges, I added a little lace and some more of Deb's seam binding. I finished it off with a few pink pearls and this great butterfly charm.

Be sure to stop by the other Shabby Girls' blogs to see what they have created for you!

Debbie Marcinkiewicz - {TSTR Creator} - Simple Treasures
Cathy Clark-Santie - Papier Girl
Lisa Golzbein - Oh So Cute By Lisa
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations
Clare Buswell - Clare's Creations

Raise the Bar #43 - Curves
Meljen's #32 - 3 Shapes
City Crafter Challenge #29 - Digi
Flutter by Wednesdays #129 - Butterfly

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so gorgeous! I love everything about it. Of course it's also my two favorite thigs purple and butterflies! WOW!

  2. Hi Patti, Lovely projects! I have passed on a blog award to you. You can collect it at

  3. I love it! The butterfly box look fabulous and the card matches it perfectly - love the little butterfly in the middle!

  4. Absolutely beautiful creation this week, Pattie! Great use of the template and images ... seam binding looks so pretty :)

  5. This is so beautiful.. Perfect in every way.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  6. Fantastic Pair, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  7. What a gorgeous project Pattie!! I love the butterfly and the colors are so soft and pretty!! HUGS

  8. Gorgeous! I am loving the purple...not a colour you see much this time of year.

  9. WOWWWWWWW Pattie this is truly beautiful I am nearly lost for words, I just adore looking at projects like this, the colours and design are awesome.
    Lorraine x

  10. This is sensational..I love this template. It is one of my favorites. Your creation is perfect for this challenge..

  11. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS SET Pattie!!! it all!!! Hugs ~S~

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! LOVE this in EVERY way!!
    Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

  13. Beautiful butterfly the ribbon ... thanks for sharing at CCCB

  14. What a wonderful project! I love the colors and the shape is awesome! Thanks for playing at Meljen's Design this week!

  15. Beautiful job Pattie! Your work never disappoints! Thank you for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday! Hope to see you back next week!

  16. Oh Wow!! Just beautiful! LOVE the butterfly and the card is so pretty and perfect to go with it!

    Thanks so much for playing along this week in our 3 Shapes challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot


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