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If Friendships were Flowers...

Hello there! After what was a very difficult weekend due to health issues, first my son and then myself, I am grateful to be able to post a new card for you. I thought I'd never get to finish this card, because I am running out of die cut remainders... I am in desperate need of my Grand Calibur's handle and it hasn't arrived yet. Still, creativity finds it's way and I am able to create some projects. Oh, but if I had my die cutting resources... What a different story that would be!

This card I created for Latina Crafter and Flourishes, I merged both challenges. And I went for a shabby look:

- Gold Labels Six
- Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Prima Marketing:
- Polka Dot mini background stamp
- Lady Bird cling stamp set
Darcie's stamp: Cup of Tea
My Pink Stamper: Spanish Sayings
Memento dye ink in: Angel Pink, Rich Cocoa
Brilliance pigment ink in Pearlescent Beige
Ranger Distress ink in Spun Sugar
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Glam Gold
PaperCraft Inspirations: Vintage Parisian paper
Far Far Hill: My Naive Love paper
Merletto Pearls and Crystals
Bazic two sided tape and mounting tape
Other generic materials
3/8" gross grain ribbon in Cream
2" one sided lace
Cardstock in: light pink & sand

The sentiment stamped translated to English says: "If friendships were flowers, I'd pick you".

I want to share with you the freebie digital paper set I used for the ribbon banner. 

You can download it by clicking HERE. Click on regular download, wait for a minute, then write the captcha code and download file in regular mode by browser.

Hope you enjoyed today's card. I wish you all a great week!

This card is participating in:

A Lotta Polka Dots

Sketch #32
Latina Crafter

Red, Pink and/or White
Cards in Envy


  1. VERY PRETTY GRACIELLIE!!!! YES, GORGEOUS PAPERS!!! MAYBE, you'll win MORE FLOURISHES with this one???:) I'm SO HAPPY you were able to get some of the Flourishes deals through Julie! She had some OLD ONES TOO!!! Oh, HOW I HOPE they bring those old ones back too!!!!:) Crossing my fingers for you to win some more Flourishes!!!!!!!!!:) THE LAST BLOG HOP is going to be on TUESDAY!!!!:) TOMORROW!!!!!:)

  2. This is so pretty! I love the shabby and ultra feminine look. That lace across the bottom is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

  3. So pretty! I love the different layers and the lace background! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  4. Que romántica y shabby!!!! Bella!

  5. such a pretty card love all your layers!!! Thanks for joining us at Cards In Envy!


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