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Faux window blossom card

Hello there! First of all I want to thank everyone who gave me direction on my Grand Calibur issue. You were all very encouraging, positive and helpful. Thanks so much! I ended up being replied by customer service through email, and Karen Haas, who has helped me with any questions about purchases before, told me they would send me a new handle free of charge. That's right! You girls helped me keep it together!

Now let's talk about cardmaking. The card for today is a 2 or 3 year old project (yep!) that I found through my stash of stuff. It is a valentine's card in unconventional colors. It's refreshing even for me, because I've been using the same palette lately. Here it is:

Shery K Designs Paper: Honey Bee, Antoinette
- Scalloped Square Small

- A2 Matting Basics
- Classic Label Four
- Rose Creations
- Grand Calibur die cutting machine 
Marvy Uchida Butterfly Punch
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Stampendous Stamps: Spanish Messages
Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Bazic: two sided tape, mounting tape
Merletto Stickers
Other generic Materials
3/8" gross grain ribbon in Cream
Heavy weight white paper
Linen white paper
Fused string pearl beads

Do you like it? Never thought I would rescue an old card and like it in the present. Because usually we develop a 'better' style through the years and end up not liking our older cards. But this one I like a lot. 

Because of the weather here (hell summer forever) the layers had to be reinforced, the glue of the two sided tape seems to dry because of the temperature. But overall it is so well preserved, and I did not keep this older cards in a special box or so. They are true survivors! LOL I guess I can say a good thing came out from the breaking of my machine's handle...

Let me know what you think. And would you rescue an old project of yours?

This card is participating in:

Our Daily Bread

Vintage Chic
Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog

The Inspired Challenges Blog

Crafty Mojo Blog

Ladybug Crafts Blog

Jo's Scrap Shack Blog

Fairies Challenges

Digi Designs Challenge Blog

JellyPark Challenge Blog

Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Naughty or Nice Blog

Melonheadz Friends Blog

Mema's Crafts Blog

Challenge #100 - Bingo
2nd Vertical Row
Two word sentiment ("Con Cariño")
3D items (flower and butterflies) 
Something shiny (crystal stickers) 
Aud Sentiments


  1. This is a bright and pretty beauty! I love that flower! Amazing! Thanks for joining us again at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for our very first challenge! Your support means the world to us!

  2. another beautiful creation!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  3. Love the yellow and turquoise combo...beautiful flower! Thanks for playing along in the very first Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge!

  4. Oh, Graciellie, what a beautiful card! I love your colors and that beautiful flower! I'm so glad someone helped you with your Grand Calibur! They are wonderful, and they do have wonderful customer support! So glad you've joined us again this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs!

  5. This is another gorgeous card Graciellie! I love that 3d flower with the bright color and your color combo and texture!! Thanks for joining us again at the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

  6. Beautiful card, love your gorgeous flower...Thanks so much for joining us for our very first challenge over at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  7. Love the color combination and that gorgeous flower, plus the layers! Beautiful work and shows your consistent style over the years! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

    So thankful you are going to get a replacement handle!

  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us over at Jellypark Friends this challenge. Good luck in the draw!

    Lisa xox
    Paper Craft Bliss

  9. You just keep cranking them out! Another pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!

  10. What a refreshing card. It just speaks Spring. Great job at recycling, or should I say recreating.

  11. Beautiful card, I love the butterflies!!

  12. Oh that's pretty! I love the colours! What a great card! Thanks for sharing at Craft Mojo! Mo dt x

  13. Very pretty card! I'm so excited that you joined us for the launch of Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. I hope you come to play often! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )

  14. Very cute card and the window is rather interesting. Glad you rescued it. Thank you for visiting Mema's Crafts and playing with us. Come again real soon.

  15. What a beautiful card! I love this unconventional color combo, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  16. Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at the Fairy's blog challenge this week. I hope you will join us in our next challenge.

  17. Very nice card, thanks for playing along with CHAC!!

  18. Whoa, this beauty was worth being rescued! Love the colors, design and textures! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

  19. Definitely worth the rescue. The colors are gorgeous, and stands out from any other Valentine card. Beautiful job! Sometimes I find cards from when I first started crafting and I always want to re-do them, do I think it's worth it? Sometimes yes, because you learn new techniques that can only enhance it. TFS!!
    Mahalo for linking up to our Aloha Friday Challenge #16 at KBD!

  20. Gorgeous card with lovely unconventional colors...thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  21. What a fabulous card.

    The colours and the flower are wonderful.

    Good to use something up instead of chucking it out.

    thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

    Good luck

    Tracey DTxxx


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