Monday, April 22, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps - Happy Birthday using Lace Doily

When I first started on the Great Impressions Stamps DT I warned you that I love the Lace Doily (J101) stamp and had a bunch of ideas on how to use it.    I shared a couple ideas with you but then I put it away so that I could give some of  my other new Great Impressions Stamps some attention.     Well, this week I am back to using the Lace Doily stamp.


2013-04-23 GI Doily bday 1 WM


I stamped the doily four times using different colored inks.   Then I used square Nesties to cut out a portion of each doily and attached them to a panel.   I LOVE how this looks!


2013-04-23 GI Doily bday 2 wm


This would look great in other combinations and could be used for any occasion.  I’m thinking about reds and greens.  Add a Christmas sentiment and you would have a beautiful card. 


I think this is still my favorite Great Impressions stamp.  There are just so many beautiful ways you can use it.    If you would like to see some of my other projects using it, you can click HERE or HERE.  I’m going to put it away for awhile, but I know I will be pulling it out again soon.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!




  • Stamps:  Lace Doily (J101) and Sweet Sentiments (E791) from Great Impressions Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Close To My Heart New England Ivy, Juniper, Sweet Leaf inks
  • Papers:  Papertrey Dark Chocolate & Kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Vellum, Close To My Heart Wings DP
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders square Nestabilities die, Taylored Expression woodgrain texture plate, Martha Stewart butterfly punch
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. button

Click image below to purchase Lace Doily (J101) from Great Impressions Stamps:




jimlynn said...

Outstanding!!! Love the image you used and the color blocks! So pretty.

Anita said...

A beautiful card Cheryl and I love the colors you used on this one. You are right - this could be used with so many different color combos that would be gorgeous!

Sue said...

This is stunning Cheryl. A really beautiful way to use that stamp. I love the colours you have used together.
Sue xx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you used the stamp!! So creative!! The design is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Cheryl, I like the design, the colours and the butterfly.
Kevin xx

Sara I. said...

Stunning!! Love the design and paper piercing. The butterfly is just gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some love - you always make me smile when you visit :) xx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, really looks like lace! ~Diane

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Cheryl, love the design.

Donna x

Danni said...

What a great use of the pretty doily stamp!! Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

Ann said...

Fabulous use of this stamp. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft!

jane stillman said...

What a brilliant card, love the doily stamp, and butterfly. The stitching and button embellishment frame it beautifully. Thank you for joining in Emma's Crafty Challenge, good luck

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

Laine said...

Beautiful CAS style card Cheryl. Thank you for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful Cheryl. Spotted it on MIM. Deb

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is stunning Cheryl, what a gorgeous layout. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Lida_M said...

So beautiful & delicate!love these colors!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous and such a fresh and creative idea.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kjersti said...

A gorgeous birthdaycard! Thanks for joining Addicted to Stamps Challenge 2.birthday celebration and bloghop! Hugs Kjersti:)

Davi said...

Wow thats beautiful Cheryl!! I love how you used the different colors :)

Rene said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful creation with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
Rene :D

Sandy Trefger said...

Love this! The doilies in different colors is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with my challenge at Sandy's Crafty Creations!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Kathy and Lucky said...

So pretty, love the lace and the colors. The layout is perfect for this stamp.

Pam said...

Your card is just lovely!

Chana Malkah said...

Cheryl, this is fabulous! It really looks like a quilted card. I have challenged myself not to purchase any supplies for the rest of April and all of May, but as soon as this is over, I must have this stamp. Just a stunning project! Thanks for playing on our block at 613 Avenue Create.
Chana, Owner

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful!! Love the doily stamp and how you made the patchwork design, the colors and the stitching!!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cheryl, love everything about it...Thanks for playing along at A Bit Crafty with our first challenge.
Wendy x

Andrea W said...

Your colours, stitching and layout make a lovely card! I found you at Make It Monday.

Tracy said...

Such a beautiful effect Cheryl. Perfect design too. Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, love the doily stamp and the stitching. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

Sylv xx

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Cheryl this is absolutely beautiful that lace stamp is stunning especially used with the colours and design that you have created, this is one top notch creation.
lorraine x

Jennifer said...

How totally beautiful! I just love doilies and your layered butterfly and twine are perfect with this!

ddazzled71 said...

This is such a pretty card I just love your choice of colors for this doily stamp and the wonderful patch work effect. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this fortnight and Good Luck!
Danie xx

Teresa said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining our 2nd Birthday Blog Hop at Addicted to Stamps.
Teresa xx

Bettina L. said...

This is adorable. Love the design with the butterfly, stitching and twine. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

MagsB said...

Oh wow, hun, this is one amazing card! I just love your lacy squares, they are beautiful! So is that gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

DIANA L. said...

What a great card the stamp looks 3d that is amazing love the color choices.