Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #62

     It's another "Anything Goes" challenge at Papercraft Star this week.  Last time we had one we had almost 200 entries.  We'd love to see what you have to share with us this go around.
     This sounds totally crazy, but I had the hardest time with this challenge.  Anything goes is easy right?  Well, I just could NOT get settled on a design for anything.  Thankfully my friend Sarah made a beautiful Christmas tag easel card that gave me the inspiration for my project this week.
     I used one of the larger Nesties that matches the inside panel I used for including a message to cut the top of the tag for the card front.  I used one of the sheets from my Bo Bunny Gabrielle 6 x 6 pad for the front and inside mats.  They're both distressed and the card base is edged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks.  There's another snippet of the BB paper under the image.  Isn't that image beautiful!  It's from the Fine Art Bookmarks (158) download from our amazing sponsor, The House Across the Bay.

     I added some thin ribbon, pearls, seambinding with a stick pin, and some gold microbeads to accent the card front.
     Considering how hard it was for me to come up with my project, not to mention that I was down to the wire getting it posted for the blog, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
     Make sure you check out all the other DT creations.  They're quite the smorgasboard!  We also have our first Guest Designer with us this week, Becky Garrison.
     You know the rules.  :-)  Just get your project linked up by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning for your chance to win some great digital downloads from THATB.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious--decorate the inside of your card
Anything Goes Challenge--Vintage/Shabby Chic
Going Grey With Scrap Creations--unique fold(something different from your usual)
Shopping Our Stash--Vintage/Distressed/or Shabby Chic
Tuesday Throwdown--pearls
Paper Creations Ink--Vintage or distressed
The Pink Elephant--vintage
Paper Sundaes--finish the inside of your card

     Happy Wednesday!


  • Papers:  Bo Bunny Gabrielle, Recollections, Kodak Photo paper
  • Image:  The House Across the Bay "Fine Art Bookmarks (158)"
  • Ink:  Antique linen and Vintage Photo Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Sixteen (S4-301), Crop-a-dile, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Miscellaneous:  Martha Stewart gold microbeads, Offray ribbon, seam binding from my stash, Making Memories head pin and beads from my stash, We R Memory Keepers eyelet, Recollections pearls


  1. Wow Tracy,this is so elegant,and pretty!
    Hugs Heidy

  2. Tracy, this is the loveliest easel card I have ever seen. Truly! I like the tall shape (I usually always see square) and your decorative shape for the inside panel. Add in seam binding, an elegant pin, pearls, and microbeads…breathtaking!

  3. Wow! This is SO elegant and beautiful, Tracy! I first thought it was a tag, and then imagine my delight to see your awesome easel design. So, so cool! Love that vintage image and love the die shape you used. The microbeads are an amazing touch. Beautiful!

  4. wow you really rock the vintage style. It's just amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown. What a beauty!!

  5. Those are gold micro beads! GET OUT! This is just beautiful! I love all the little details. Hard to believe you had a difficult time:-)

  6. I haven't seen an easle tag before, this is amazing! I love the gold micro beads on the front and their random placement. It looks so cool!

  7. Wowzer.. This is sooooo beautiful.. I just love it...

    Hugs, Linda

  8. How could you possibly not come up with anything, but amazing? What a beautiful easel card. I love the microbeads. They really give your creation a Victorian quality and are so complimentary to the image from THATB!

  9. This is very beautiful i love those micro beads but I rarely see them. Great job. Come play again with the Paper Sundaes upcoming challenge and thanks for joining our current challenge as well.


  10. Gorgeous!! Elegant and just perfect! Thank you for playing along with Shopping Our Stash!

  11. Breathtaking! What a beautiful card! Love the image and all your details. Great easel design

  12. This is seriously breathtakingly beautiful Tracy, so elegant and totally fancy!! It's not hard to envision Jane Austen with your superb creation! Hugs, Ira

  13. Truly...well, it's just truly! lol How's that? :o)

  14. So elegantly vintage! Love the use of the pearls. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown this week.
    NanaConnie TT DT

  15. This is so lovely, Tracy, and I really love that Fall card on the previous post--so, so pretty!!

  16. Tracy your easel card is simply fabulous! I love everything about it! The image, ribbon, pearls, wow!
    Kindest regards,

  17. Wow this is gorgeous and so very different. Thank you for joining us at Anything goes

  18. oh wow this is amazing,so different and just totally elegant love this to bits,bless you for playing at anything goes this week hugs cherylxxxxx

  19. Perfect! The image is great and I love the way you used the micro beads.
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  20. I have never used microbeads, but I may try that next ! Those added such depth and interest to your unusual easel card. It is so hard to imagine you EVER have any trouble with a challenge, and this one ? Cannot picture that at all... lol

  21. An amazing piece of work... love the use of the micro beads. This is just so elegant!

  22. gorgeous card Tracey, very very pretty
    I'm glad you are joining our challenge this week
    PCI DT

  23. Beautiful card,lovely image and colour combo,love the vintage feel to it...Thanks for sharing with us at Truly Scrumptious...
    Mandy x

  24. Wow talk about vintage you nailed this beautiful card right on the target. Tracy this is a wonderful card, beautiful colors, your embellishments are breathtaking. I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

  25. Gorgeous Tracy! I love what you did to the designer paper on the base of the card and the image is beautiful. Your cards are always designed beautifully and so detailed, love it!

  26. This is realy gorgeous! I love the idea of a tag easel card and I love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs, Marlies

  27. Help if you can!


  28. Gorgeous!! Love all the fabulous detail. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!
    Stamping Hugs~

  29. Congratulations on taking Top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown last week! Fantastic!

  30. Tracy, don't know how I missed this card. It's amazing! Love the addition of the micro beads and the torn paper is beautiful. Hugs, Sarah


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