Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Shutters....

Yeahhhhhhhhh Spring is here.....and with it fresh breezes and hints of sunshine!  Never mind it is snowing here and the only "Spring  aspect" I have seen is

To get my mind off the latter....I dug into my Rubber Cafe goodies and grabbed my Scrap Happy Glue and went to work creating a "Spring scene".

I knew from the moment I picked the Through the Window set that I would create shutters from one of the window stamps.   I decided on my papers...shabby of course.. and than got my ink out and started to play.

Here's how I made this window card: 

1. Simply stamp the window pane stamp onto paper and than switch out to the shutter window stamp.  I carefully lined up the stamp on either side of the window pane and stamped it.  Than with a little fussy cutting I had my image.  

2. Softly score on either side of the window to make the shutters pop out.  

I love the cute cottage look of it!  I wanted a "flower box" as well so I:

1. Used the third window in the set and stamped it and cut out the box part of it only.
2, Added some foam adhesive on the other side to give it a 3d effect.  

3. Added some fun goodies like little flowers and leaves, a mini grapevine wreath, buttons and a banner,  and of course some sweet Jellie Dots, Pearl to top my buttons off!  

4.For my sentiment I wanted to keep it simple and I thought "You Make Me Smile" from the Fabulous Phrases was perfect.  

That is that!  

I have myself a sweet cottage window with the perfect shutters!  Rubber Cafe style!  

Thanks for letting me share!  

Happy Spring!  

Supplies used:

Stamps: The Rubber Cafe, Through a Window, Fabulous Phrases
Paper: Paper Trey Ink,  My Minds Eye,  Prima
Adhesive:  Scrap Happy Glue
Accessories: flowers -Prima, leaves - Martha Stewart, ink & buttons - PaperTrey Ink, Jellie dots, ribbons, grapevine wreath                      



Karen T said...

Wow! Cherry this is awesome, so special. I just love this stampset!

Michelle Pearson said...

Love your spring window!! So cheery and fun!

reneabouquets said...

So gorgeous Cherry! Love those soft, spring colors and the shutters with the window-fabulous! Amazing job!

TesaB said...

oh MY!!!! YOu work magic with paper and stamps. Soooo beautiful!!!!

Irit Shalom said...

Just adorable!

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Kristine Reynolds said...

This is so pretty! love it!

Candy Rosenberg, A Vintage Girl said...

What a beautiful job, Cherry, you did with the window set. It is amazing to see my stamps in such beautiful creations!

Thank you,

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rosenrobrt said...

I love all of the elements!!!!! It really catches the eye to every part.

Really Really Really Really Really Really Love it....Really