Fabulous Friend

By  Melanie Douthit 

size: 4-1/4"x5-1/2"

  • Fabulous Friend Card


  • Cardstock (Bazzill): cream; green.
  • Purple Majesty paper (Webster’s Pages).
  • Birds and Botanicals Vintage Images CD (Crafty Secrets).
  • Vintage sheet music.
  • Chipboard border (7gypsies).
  • Trims: crocheted lace; sheer green striped ribbon.
  • White embroidery floss.
  • Green vintage button.


  • Oval All stamp set (Stampin’ Up!®).
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad (Stampin’ Up!®).
  • White acrylic paint and scruffy paintbrush.
  • Punches (Stampin’ Up!®): Scallop Oval (#114889); Large Oval (#107305).
  • Sewing machine and white thread.
  • Adhesives: foam mounting squares; ZipDry™ Paper Glue (Beacon).
  • 1. Make cream top-fold card base. Sponge ink around edges. Cut green cardstock slightly smaller than card front; dry brush edges with white paint for "distressed" look. Adhere panel to card.
  • 2. Cut floral paper slightly smaller than green cardstock; distress edges with white paint and adhere to card front.
  • 3. Trim chipboard strip to fit green panel; paint strip white, then distress edges with ink. Adhere to left side of card.
  • 4. Trim sheet music and vintage image to desired size; distress with ink and adhere to card. Machine stitch sides of vintage image to card.
  • 5. Stamp and punch out greeting; ink edges brown. Punch scalloped green oval; ink edges brown. Adhere ovals together with foam squares; adhere to card.
  • 6. Cut crocheted lace to fit across green panel; adhere to card. Tie ribbon around card front. Thread white embroidery floss through button and adhere to bow.