When I saw the Bubble Over Bundle at OnStage, my mind went beyond the bright colors to my mother’s bottle collection.

My parents were collectors, and they loved to rummage around antique stores. My mother couldn’t resist things that “went together” to make artistic groupings in their home. Her old, bottle collection is now hanging in my home, and was my inspiration for this project.


My living room wall paint is very close in color to Sahara Sand, so I layered that on the Always Artichoke card base. My mother would have named this green color Bottle Green.  She painted our house this color, the one we lived in when I was 3-10 years old, and I will always like Always Artichoke. For the antique shelf, I used two strips of Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.


The Bottles and Bubbles die set has two sizes of bottles, which I used to cut seven bottles that would fit nicely on the shelf. I used Champagne Foil, Copper Foil, Vellum, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizazz cardstock, and Acetate. The acetate was sharp, like glass, and I actually cut my finger. Ouch!


I tied the bottles together with Linen Thread, and attached the sentiment, “happy together.” The sentiment was cut with a die from Petals and More, one that will be seeing lots of action. Many sentiments will fit perfectly within its frame, and I like its side detailing.

This would make a great anniversary card, so I stamped the inside with a sentiment from Petal Palette, “Some things are just meant to be~ like the two of you together.”

I like participating in the Tic Tac Toe challenge, so can you see which row I chose?


If you chose, vellum, die-cut, open, you were right! Thanks for stepping back in time with me. And, it’s okay if Always Artichoke isn’t appealing to you. We can’t all like the same thing. Have a great day!