Saturday, March 05, 2016

Craft Hoarders Anonymous March Blog Hop

Welcome to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous March 2016 Blog Hop! My blog is the first blog in the hop! After visiting me, hop over to Debbie Seyer's Blog next! For the full list of Bloggers, see the list at the end of this post! Keep an eye out for Bloggers who are giving away Blog Candy!

I know you are waiting to see what I found in my hoard this month! The item that inspired the project was a package of doilies that I purchased...who knows when?! The package says: Dainty Doilies for Decoupaging, Scrapbooking, and Dining. {dining? really??} They are made by Artifacts, Inc., Crafts From the Past. I have been hoarding them for AGES! Inside the package are 8" x 8" square doilies, large heart doilies, and 4" round doilies. There are 36 doilies in the pack. Who needs that many doilies? Me, apparently! 

My daughter needed a wedding card to give to a friend, so I decided to use one of the 8"square doilies for the front of a large, wedding-themed card. (The card is 8" x 8".) I cut the doily in half and "aged" it with antique linen ink. Paired with Graphic 45 Mon Amour paper...oh la la! (The paper has only been in the hoard for about 8 months.)

Also from the hoard is the sentiment, which is from a set of Technique Tuesday stamps that I've had for some time and had never opened! 

I also de-hoarded a heart frame die that I am not sure I have ever used. And a huge wad o'flowers was sacrificed for the card front. I tried to make the flowers look a bit like a bouquet, with bows and such. Some of the flowers have glitter on them! And the string bow is metallic!
 I decorated the inside as well.

The top panel has space for my daughter to write a message to the happy couple.

 The bottom panel has space for a gift card and another area for writing a message.

I am also entering this project into the Frilly and Funkie Layer It Up Challenge. I always have LOTS of layers! And, I am linking up to Berry71Bleu, to their March Mood Board Challenge. I was inspired by the pinks and by the phrase. 

Thanks for visiting this month! I hope you are inspired to use up some of your stash!

Now hop on to Debbie Seyer's Blog!

Make sure you visit all the ladies in the group. They have some AMAZING projects to share. 

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel (you are here)
Debbie Seyer
Pam Bray
Jacquie Southas
Glenda Brooks
Tracey Sabella
Donna Idlet
Wendi Robinson
Teresa Horner
Barbara Rankin
Karen Zueger-Brownell
Christy Houser

Cardstock: black and ivory
Designer paper: Graphic 45 Mon Amour (12x12, 8x8, and 6x6)
Chipboard and Ephemera cards: Graphic 45 Mon Amour
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Stamps: Technique Tuesday True Love (by Ali Edwards)
Doily: Artifacts, Inc.
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon Diamond Satin (scarlet, light coral), Iridescent white metallic string
Pin: Maya Road
Pearl: Want2Scrap
Dies: Spellbinders (square heart), My Favorite Things (flag, gift card holder)
Glitter: Elizabeth Crafts warm diamonds
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, hot glue


  1. Oh what a gorgeous, romantic card. So perfect for a wedding. Love the gift card area inside!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. I really love this card, Gloria. It is so beautiful and romantic.

  3. So beautiful my friend! I just know this card will become a keepsake!

  4. How do I love this? Let me count the ways: The fabulous art deco feel you created with that diamond shaped medallion sets the tone for this beautiful card! Your flower cascade is breathtaking! The wonderful texture from the layered doily! The stamped sentiment banner! I could go on but you get the point. Card perfection from the Queen of Cards! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Layer it Up" challenge!

  5. I always love all the gorgeous things that you create!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us :)

  6. Beautiful card Gloria. Thanks for sharing with us.

  7. Vintage and oh so wonderful.

  8. Hi Gloria!
    Wow! This is one of my fave G 45 paper collections and you've worked complete magic with it! I love the combination of bold and soft colors, and those beautiful flowers are the perfect finishing touch! Soooooooo romantic!

  9. Gorgeous! I love the layering of the images and then the beautiful flowers embellishments! Thanks for playing along in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  10. Love you card Gloria, the flowers are beautiful and I love the sentiment!

  11. Beautiful, and simply fabulous card. I love how you decorate not only the front of the card, but also the inside.

  12. Wow!! This is so gorgeous that I wouldn't be able to part with it, and would then continue to hoard!! The recipient will surely treasure this exquisite card for years!

  13. Wow Gloria, as always, your work is stunning! Love these papers. Amazing layering, the rotated panels create a lovely design. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Layer It Up' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  14. Beautiful cards! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71bleu!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous, elegant and so romantic! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)