Sweet 16


Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had fun doing a bit of photography. We have a poll going on at Ashley McArthur Photography, so if you have a moment, we’d love if you could cast your vote for your favorite photo.

I made this card the other day. Love the textures on this one. I had no one in mind when creating this card, but just wanted to use numbers and thought a significant birthday is always “Sweet 16” for girls. Do you recall your 16th birthday? I vaguely do. I had a pool party I believe. I remember getting a car and driving more than the party! Now, I wish I had a driver!


I embossed the cream cardstock and added distress ink. I stamped the numbers, then die cut the numbers from patterned paper and adhered them with a bunch of foam adhesive.


Then, I added some vintage trim (by Prima – it’s not linked below) and twine. I added a tag (and wrote “sweet” with a marker) and a vintage trinket. I also bunched up three bloomers from some trim.


Here’s another view! I also added some stitching using a Janome sewing machine
Thanks for visiting! I’ll be back tomorrow to share…something!

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  • Patty Taylor - Now that is cute! love the vintage shabby chic and the key!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Beauchaine - Another FABULOUS card! Oh my goodness Ashley! JUST stunning! I did do a You Tube search and found how you make your Ruffled Ribbon. Thank you for posting that. This card is BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for EVERY post!

  • Ruth S - Beautiful card! I love the shabby stitching and soft colours 😉

  • Kate Lewis - Ashley this is just So beautiful! The embossing and stitching are just gorgeous! Kate xReplyCancel

  • Laurie Schmidlin - Oh Ashley, this is GORGEOUS!!! I adore the soft color palette, and your pretty pink flowers are just the icing on the cake! LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • SueB - Another yummy card. I do not remember my 16th birthday. I only remember my sister teaching me how to drive her little Ford Falcon, with a stick shift. I’m on way way over to see the photos and vote.ReplyCancel

  • Ren-Yi Lo - love the soft colors, crochet and beautiful flower trim. oh how i wish we were that young again…and then i think of high school and i stop missing those days. the college days were so much better… 😉ReplyCancel

  • Char - Love Love this one.. So sweet!!ReplyCancel

  • Faith - This is just sooooo pretty! Lovely, lovely card – from color to design and placement – beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Philippousis - I really sweet card. Thank you so much for sharing.It has been really inspiring.ReplyCancel

  • Nora Anne - Oh this is so beautiful! I love all the texture!ReplyCancel

  • Gabby - What a fun card! All of the textures are fantastic. Love the edges and distressing and the stitching is funky! The tag, charm, roses and trim look great. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MD - waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh superbe bravo mdReplyCancel

  • Sandra F (Simply Sandy) - love the textures!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Shea - Love the texture & color! I’m a bit behind on my blogs but I just noticed your new banner-I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Smita - Ooooooh I love this card!! The background, the roses – amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ruza - Love it!!! So soft and elegant! ;DReplyCancel

  • Yamilex Zuniga - Just wondering if you can do these as a sweet 15 and wondering if they could be made as an invitation. Thank you for your time.ReplyCancel

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