Sunday, September 01, 2013

Floral Grandparent's Day Card

Hello everyone!  Grandparents day is just around the corner...the first Sunday after Labor Day (if you didn't already know!)  It seems to always sneak up on me.  This year I decided to cut into my Circa 1934 paper pad by Cosmo Cricket.  It is such a gorgeous vintage stack.  I won it a while back from the ever-so-generous Jessica at SVG Attic (THANK YOU!!).  I started out by going to Pinterest and searching for "Circa 1934 cards" and I found this amazing card.  I was so inspired!  I planned on duplicating it only making it A2 size instead of square.  And all too soon I realized that the paper she had used was apparently from a 6" stack and mine is 12" so the print size was much different and I didn't like the look of mine at all!  So I went back to look at the papers again and was inspired to make the card you see here, still a spinoff of the original, but with my own look to it :)
There is a lot going on with this card.  The lace, the doily die cut (from My Craft Spot), the flower, buttons, bow and sentiment banner (stamp is from Paper Sweeties).  For the flowers I used my Cricut markers and traced around the flower and then switched out the marker for the blade and it cut the flowers out.
Here are all 3 cards for the three sets of grandparents.

10-4-2013 The Featured Friday Fan at Paper Sweeties!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Entering Here:

Sept 1 Craftin Desert Diva's
Sept 1 Simon Says Stamp Mon
Sept 1 Eureka Stamps

Sept 3 Crafting By Designs
Sept 3 Cuttlebug Mania
Sept 4 Word Art Wednesday
Sept 4 Delightful Challenge
Sept 5 Delicious Doodles
Sept 7 Creative Inspirations Paint
Sept 7 Victorine Originals
Sept 7 HIMCR #113
Sept 7 MFP #175
Sept 7 Glitter and Sparkle
Sept 10 Aud Sentiment
Sept 12 Whimsical Designs (old-lace I have had it FOREVER; new-paper)
Sept 13 Simply Create Too
Sept 14 Red Carpet Studio 
Sept 30 Paper Sweeties
Sept 30 Just B Creative
Sept 30 Mema's Crafts
Sept 30 Stamping Sensations


  1. Beth, I love, love, LOVE this beautiful card you have created using the So Sweet of You sentiment set from Paper Sweeties!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us this month at Paper Sweeties :)

  2. I just LOVE these Circa papers. Great job on this card, Beth. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing and creative card in our challenge this week. Hope you're having a great week, and please join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. Gorgeous. Love the autumn colours. Lucky grand parents.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  4. Beautiful cards Beth! I love the Circa 1934 colors and patterns! You did a great job! If I provided a bit of inspiration I am very honored!

  5. Beth,
    I have no idea what circa 1934 colors are but this I do know. This card is outstanding. The flowers with the dark outline really make quite a statement. I was wondering about white lace on colors and cream ( on my project) but yours looks perfect.
    Also must check if it's grandparents day here in Canada and get the word out.
    We love seeing your artwork THANK YOU for posting your project with us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. Wonderful cards Beth! Love the vintage feel that they have! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  7. Lovely cards, Beth! I'm certain that your Grandparents will cherish them. Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

  8. What a beauty of a card! Love those bold colors!

    I think I need to find that paper pad!!

  9. Beautiful set of cards. Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  10. Lovely rich and warm Autumnal colours Beth and really nice layout to your card.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Poppy Inspired theme at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x

  11. Beautiful card. Love all the die cuts. Thanks for joining our Make the Cut Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


  12. Very pretty card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  13. Lovely card and I love the lace addition. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  14. Beautiful, cards, love them as, as I am sure the "Grandparents" will too xxx

  15. Absolutely LOVE!!! Gorgeous papers. Thanks for linking up at September's Just Because Linky Party!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie
    Just B Creative Crazy Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Blog
    Sparkly Sweet Craft Notions Store

  16. I always seem to let Grandparents day slip by! Thanks for the reminder. Maybe I can get a couple of cards out! Your cards are gorgeous! Love the lace and the flowers! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  17. Back with my DT hat on Beth, LOL, thank you for playing along with us at Glitter N Sparkle this week, good luck xxx

  18. What an absolutely adorble card!! Thank you so much for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  19. Absolute beauty! I love those papers!

  20. What a beautiful card, love the design and the fab black accent details! Thanks for sharing with us at HIMCR,
    Adrienne HIMCR DT

  21. Wow Love your card set - gorgeous! Thanks for joining in at whimsical designs :)

  22. What a gorgeous card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “anything floral”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  23. A lovely take on our theme, Beth, gorgeous colours and such a pretty design. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  24. Love all the paper use. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  25. Just beautiful! Love the buttons! Thank you for linking up at Glitter n Sparkle Challenge Blog - good luck in the draw!

    KT Fit Kitty, DT Glitter n Sparkle
    P.S. I have candy on my blog :-)

  26. Hi Beth, I love the bold colors of this card and the layers. You've added lots of attention to the details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts. Good luck in our challenge draw.

  27. oh i love the bright and bold colour combo and super layout
    thank you for joining us at glitter n sparkle
    lindyloo x

  28. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  29. Great set of cards, thanks for playing at RCS!

  30. Those are beautiful grandparents day cards, and I'm sure all the recipients loved them! Gorgeous flowers, and way to work that Cricut!

  31. So pretty - love the lace and the pretty flowers!

  32. What a Fabulous poppy creation
    thanks for joining us a Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

    Francesca x