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Shabby is Chic Boutique DT Project – Bow Card

I purchased the bow card template from

it is a beautifully put together template with many layers for you just to print and pencil on to your cardstock and paper and construct .

Once my card base was constructed I then got out my box of goodies from

Shabby is Chic Boutique and started to place them where I felt they should go on my card.

I used many products and am very pleased with how beautiful the embellishments made my card go from very pretty to absolutely stunning.

I used the 30.5cm Venise Lace (*1/2 yard*)

And chopped out the heart appliques from it and positioned them on either side of my card and then also at the bottom of the card.

I then added the 2 leaf dangles from the White Tassel Lace Trim to imitate leaves and on top of them I added a 40mm wide 2toned pink rose these were added to both sides on top of the heart appliques.

I then wanted to add something to the top and had a small section of bridal applique left so tidied it up and attached it to the upper part of my card and then used 1.1cm white flower lace trim to add dimension to the appliques flowers and to give it the sense of luxury I added rhinestones to give it some sparkle I had some in my stash but it is available in the shop to purchase and will leave the link below x

I then decided I wanted to add some butterflies (I adore butterflies and try to add them to almost all my projects) but to add something extra to them I actually took one of my napkins from my DT pack and decoupaged it on to some card stock and then die cut out some butterflies when doing this I also cut a flourish using the same piece of napkin and card and loved the look it gave, I attached the butterflies in various places and added the flourish which worked in beautifully. For the centre I wanted something to add a softness to it so opted to use some cream webbing material as I didn’t want muslin due to the threads falling off and shedding the webbing is a little more resilient and it worked out perfectly, I finished it off with a vintage image from pinterest and used one of the resin frames from my stash surrounded the image with rhinestones and added one to the top of the frame. Lastly to finish the card off I added a tail to the card and used some wedding in thin stripes and some ric rak braid in cream and some rhinestone trim I glued them all just under the second layer of the card but to make sure it looked finished if anyone looked I added a Rhinestone and pearl button and for all the butterflies I added small strings of rhinestones to give them all some sparkle.

This project did take me a lot time as I wanted it to be close to perfect. My mum turns 60 next month and this card will be going to her x so I hope it inspires you to look at all your trims differently and use them in different ways x

Enjoy, Lots of love and hugs always Karen xx

Items I used from the store are as follows

30.5cm Venise Lace (*1/2 yard*)

White Tassel Lace Trim

bridal applique

1.1cm white flower lace trim

Parisian Napkin

.96″ silver rhinestone and pearl flatback

Also available in the store is the rhinestone 2mm trim


Design Team Project for Shabby is Chic Boutique


I am so pleased to announce that I am now a member of the design team for
Shabby is Chic Boutique
It is a facebook store with some beautiful craft items to buy.
I have made a beautiful Altered Box using the items that were included in
my Design Team Kit.


This is my finished Project which used the following items from my kit


16mm flatback pearl button
10pcs - I used for my Box Feet


Vintage Butterfly Napkin - 
I used to cover the lid of my box, I just absolutely loved 
the sentiment on the napkin.


.96" silver rhinestone and pearl flatback
Was added into my project among the flower cluster


Ivory Lace Bridal Trim
Was added to the lid of my box, it was cut into smaller sections 
to cover more of the lid


8mm Flatback pearl hearts
15 per pack
I added the Pearl hearts to my applique flower centers



White Tassel Lace Trim
I added this stunning trim around the whole box


1.1cm white flower lace trim
I used around the lid of my box to disguise the seam of my lace.


Leaf Trim I used to add Leaves into my flower clusters it helped 
add the softness to the box.

I start off my box with coating it with a layer of Gesso both inside and out,
the inside I gave a second coat using just white Acrylic paint.
I coated the box's bottom section with a soft pink acrylic paint I didnt have
the exact colour I wanted, so I mixed a deep red tone paint with
some white acrylic to give me the perfect shade.
The lid of the box, I decoupaged the napkin on using Decopatch Glossy
glue, once this has dried I lightly dust it with some baby talc
it helps to take off the tacky feeling and also gives the box
a lovely scent x 
I then added my trims and finally I picked out a selection
of flowers from my stash that would work with the colours of the napkin.
I added the bridal applique on to cover as much of the lid area as possible and
then I organised my flowers to work along with the applique to
make sure I had maximum effect. 
I finally for the lid added in my embellishments among 
the flowers, I cut the leaf trim into small sections and used as leaves in
the flowers, I used the small pearl hearts as flower centers in my
applique flowers and lastly I added the rhinestone and pearl embellishment
into the flowers also to give it the little bit of bling it needed 
to finish it off perfectly
The base of my box, I added felt and then used the
16mm flatback pearl buttons to make feet for my box and I was done.
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Enjoy and have an fab day x Lots of Love and hugs Karen xx