3 January 2012

Vintage Style Mini 'New Baby' Card and Pouch Set ..............

The challenge at Papertake Weekly is to make a project for something new, eg a new baby, a new house or similar, or to use something new on your project -  so please pop over and be inspired by the excellent projects made by the ladies on the Design Team.

I chose to make a 4 inch mini card and pouch set for a new baby and couldn't resist using more of Andrea's new Pion vintage style papers (I'll buy you some more Andrea, promise!!) I absolutley love them and they just inspire me to keep making more cards and boxes/card pouches - I've got so many ideas going round in my head!! I should have bought myself some for Christmas when I ordered Andrea's lol.  All paper edges were inked with tea dye distress ink

The ribbon is rose petal vintage style seam binding, 16mm cream fine fan pattern cluny lace and pale rose pink tiny pom pom trim. I used a Pion printed tag and added a Pink Petticoat sentiment printed onto Safmat.  I tied a pale green button from the Pastel Mix selection with natural button twine, then added some white pretty blossom flowers with green leaves punched with my MS punch.  The Pion papers were stitched by machine to the kraft background and the final item was a portion of a Zva pearl flourish!

The little paper bag pouch looks so pretty with the lace, seam binding, fine cluny lace and sentiment.  The edges of the bag were distressed with tea dye distressing ink to age it.  If I was mailing the card, it would be carefully packed in a sturdy 6inch cardboard box. 

All ribbons, lace, twine, buttons, mulberry flowers, pom pom, Zva flourishes and the 6mm double sided tape I used are all from The Ribbon Girl online store.
See you soon Mary G x


Mandy said...

Your card and pouch are so beautiful Mary. I see what you mean about the papers...lush !!


Dr Sonia S V said...

How gorgeous those flowers and the ribbon lace work wonders
Cheers from Bangalore, India

Dawny P said...

Msry this is so beautiful. I love how you put it all together and the vintage style is gorgeous. My jaw is still on the floor!!!! Hugs, Dawny xxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, Mary! This truly took my breath away when I saw it! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
hugs, Sharon

Brodders said...

Gorgeous Mary :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Happy new year. Both your card and bag are stunning. Mi adore the colours you have used


Jo x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a beautiful and delicate card design, love it
Lindsay xx

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful elegant card..love the pretty colors and that sweet bag!!
`Happy New Year` to you and yours ...love and best wishes for 2012:) xxx
(Thankyou for your lovely comment Mary:)) Enjoy the rest of your day:) x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous beautiful card.

Fluffles said...

This is so sweet, just love it, well done you, Jx

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful, love it!!