Wednesday, September 18, 2019


About twelve years ago I visited Thailand and Malaysia with my son and his family.  While we were there we went to a huge Sunday market - vendors selling everything imaginable.  Among the treasures I found was a package of these gorgeous lacy leaves.  They have been in my stash ever since and never used.  So when I was doing the big destash, I decided they had to be used or they had to go bye-bye!

Too pretty to throw away and way too many to ever use by myself.  So I challenged one of my card groups to each make a card with them and also my friends, Greta and Cat. Everyone had about five or six leaves for using on a card.

I glued three together just at the top of the leaves and then tied with a twine bow.  Also found a small pad of barely used "Core'dinations" cardstock (do they still make that??).  Embossed with a wood frame die and then sanded off the color to reveal the kraft color in the paper core.  Cut this piece to 4x5.25" and mounted on a kraft card base.  Added the leaves up in the corner and the sentiment and done!!

Can't wait to see the cards from my card group and you can see Greta's and Cat's cards here and here.

Thanks for stopping by and love to read your kind comments.


  1. Oh my goodness--an absolutely gorgeous card, Betty! I really love how you embossed & sanded the woodgrain frame! This was such a fun challenge--thank you!

  2. Betty, your leaves card is fabulous. I love the pairing of the three in the upper corner. Thank you so much for these lovely leaves to play with.

  3. Great card -- beautiful use, and your sanding to reveal base tan plus the kraft cs made for a beautiful card!

  4. Gorgeous Betty. The frame looks incredible and the leaves are awesome in the corner. I've just come from Greta and am off to check out Cat's card.

  5. Betty those leaves were a wonderful keepsake from your trip... and you're so smart to share them! They must have been packed perfectly for your return trip to have made it home so perfectly!
    Gorgeous card... lovely color, and fabulous idea to challenge your friends!

  6. Gorgeous leaves and your card is lovely. So glad to see you use the leaves.

  7. Wow... such a gorgeous card... and what a good idea to use Them after so many years

  8. Wow Betty, what gorgeous leaves and I love the trio tied with twine that you featured on the sanded background!!


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