Tuesday, August 27, 2019

it's a charmed life...

...this fortnight at shopping our stashthus we ask you to use a charm somewhere on your project this time. 

i love charms and i still have quite a few left in my stash, mostly because i'm somewhat challenged when it comes to using them. so i spent a bit of time cruising pinterest for ideas before i even sat down to make my card. i saw quite a few different projects which dangled their charms from banners, so i went with that general idea. the flags in my banner are little selected snippets from prima's "misty rose" collection. i trimmed them into appropriate pennant shapes and mounted them on a little bit of creamy cardstock to unify them. then i tacked them to the card in an arc-shape with the top ends flat, so i could sew across them; but the lower edge of each little flag is popped on a tiny sliver of foam tape for some extra dimension.

i used two charms, as it turned out, and i can tell you right now that they are both so old i have no idea where they came from or who made them, lol! same goes for the mulberry paper flowers... they could be prima... or they could be looky-likeys. in any case, they are old enough to be stored in the mason jars where i keep that last few flowers of mostly-used-up packets, where the provenance of any one item is a bit mysterious by now. my background paper is ancient, beautifully patina-ed sheet music, with a strip of woodgrain paper in the center, set off with doily portions. 

be sure to cruise over to SOS and see all the charming ideas from my super-talented DT sisters! ♥


  1. Gorgeous card, great use of the banner and the gorgeous flowers.

  2. Ohhhhhhhhh sooooo pretty!!!
    I love the banner, the soft pretty colours, the charms...just FAB!


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