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Great Impressions - A Little Lace & A Butterfly

Hello!  Today is my day to post on the Great Impressions blog.   I am so excited to be part of this talented team and work with these fabulous rubber stamps.

The first stamp that I put on my Great Impressions wish list was this Lace Doily (J101 ) stamp.   I have to admit that as soon as I saw it I had dozens of ideas running through my head.  So, fair warning, you are going to be seeing a lot of projects from me using this stamp.


2013-01-07 GI Doily butterfly card WM

I love that it can look vintage and a little grungy or it can look really elegant.  It can be a focal point or a background.   Oh, you can layer it too.  The possibilities are endless! 


My project was inspired by Maile Belles card here.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



Don’t forget to check out my blog candy!  Click the photo below.

Blog Candy from Cheryl



  • Stamps:  J101 Lace Doily (rubber stamp) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Ink:  Close To My Heart Chocolate Ink, Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper pad
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder
  • Embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk pain dabber, May Arts twine, Pssst! Shimmer spray, misc. buttons and canvas butterfly




Annette said…
love that butterfly and the white distress look is awesome.. great the design..

Happy Monday..
Jinny Newlin said…
Oooo! I can see why you like it so much, Cheryl! LOVE to see all those "older" papers, too! Reminds me to use my stash... I must!
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl. I love the colours and beautiful texures.

hugs Sue
Anita said…
A beautiful card Cheryl. I can see why you wanted that doily stamps - so many possibilities and I really like that you can stamp it any color you need.
Marianne said…
Oh yes, love the new stamp and your card. I recently bought an unmounted rubber stamp with 3 pieces of lace on it and am eager to use it, so I can totally understand why you fell for this lace doily.
Lady Anne said…
Fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx
Lady Anne's Challenges
Chrissy said…
Fabulous texture and design Cheryl, love the butterfly and the lace doily stamp..great embossed background..

Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays..

Desire Fourie said…
Cheryl this is beautiful. Love the vintage feel to it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}
Danni said…
Beautiful!! Really like all the texture this has! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!
Lisa said…
This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the design and the embossing!! What a fabulous card!! Happy Monday :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
xiumaiyuki said…
this is Kraft at its best. Beautiful card!
Donna Mosley said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love the design & butterfly.

Donna x
Karin said…
I love that great doily stamp and the wonderful card design! Lovely shabby look :)
Wow - really cool stamp! Kind of reminds me of a kaleidoscope too! That canvas butterfly is also very neat and I always love to see those huge embossed polka dots :)
Karen B. said…
THis is beautiful!
Cassie_lu said…
this looks amazing. I really like how you added layers under the butterfly. thanks for fluttering with us.
Jacilynn said…
oh my I love this! especially the butterfly. super pretty!
This is so pretty, love the colors and your fabulous card design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!
What a really fabulous card, love all the details! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!
Shanna Shands said…
Beautiful color palette and love the canvas butterfly!
Imke said…
Love the vintage look- it´s very pretty !
Gini said…
Super card love the horizontal papers combination!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei :-)
sammi said…
Nice card. Love the distressed look on the embossing. Thanks so much for linking up with us! We appreciate you sharing your creativity with us in our January anything goes challenge at Catch The Bug! We appreciate you! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps
Nikki Byrne said…
Such a Stunning card! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck and happy New Year
Julie Temple said…
So pretty! I agree, that doily is inspiring! Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug!
Lisa S. said…
Love the embossed dots and graphic design of this card Cheryl. You've also used some of my fave dp's on it and I think the design is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday!
Cindy Groh said…
Love that embossing folder. Fabulous card. I saw you on MIM.
Georgia Ehrmann said…
Love the background and your sewing too! Beautiful card Cheryl! Saw you on MIM and hopped over!
Kathi Silvia said…
Cheryl this is a great card! I Love the large dot embossing folder and your new stamp looks like an intricate die cut at first! Nice design too! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

Co-Owner/DT Coordinator
Susan D said…
Great the distress look and the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!
Laura Love said…
This is gorgeous! I love all the details and the vintage feel! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps!
Debs said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl - love all the textures and fab LO.
The doily stamp is stunning.
Popped over from MiM
Debs xx
Deonna Bemish said…
Beautiful Card! I love the lace and the butterfly. thank you for joining us at QKR Stampede this week.
Jo Ann said…
What an amazing looking card. I love the embossing, the inking and that over-all vintage feel. Great work, Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create. God bless!

Anonymous said…
Hi Lady! What another beautiful card you have created! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
Fantastic card and colors. I saw this on MIM..faye
Helene E said…
great, love the butterfly, Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck in the challenge.
Mel said…
totally fab sweetie!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Dream Valley Challenge!
hugs Mel xxx
Dora said…
Another stunning card, this is so elegant, love it. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xxx
Tracy said…
I don't blame you a bit for picking out that stamp Cheryl. It looks awesome with your distressed embossing and the fabric butterfly. Great project! Hugs!
Jodie Mackrell said…
lovely card Chery! thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug!

Tammy Miller said…
What a great project, its perfect!! Thanks so much for joining our January Anything Goes at CTB! Did you know that Bugaboo is having their Birthday Bash all next week? Check in tom for all the details and great prizes! Thanks again for sharing your creation!
Cheryl, your card is fabulous!! I love CAS style and cute buttons!! Thank you for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge! Lilia DT
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Charyl, (Sorry I am so late getting by this week,) take care. ~Diane
Made by Mandy said…
Gosh I wish I could do shabby chic this well, this is a lovely subtle card with lots of texture. I adore your butterfly :)

Many thanks for joining in with our 'New' challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)
Anonymous said…
Cute card, thanks for playing along at OCS!
Shari Nelson said…
Love this card. I love the vintage elegant look this has!

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