Friday, March 11, 2011

Getting Krafty

Hi there! I just love using Kraft paper and since this week's There She Goes challenge was to use Kraft paper, I decided to take advantage of that and make another Kraft card this week. This card is also for this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - to use stamped flowers on your card. One more...this is also for the Krafty Thursday challenge at Jeanie Witmer's blog.

Now that I've told you about all of those challenges, I will tell you that this card is a bit different for me. I wanted to try some of that shabby ribbon that is so trendy right now, but the shabby look is just hard for me to achieve. I got this ribbon from Patsy at Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy. She just has the best customer service and lots of colors to choose from. I got the neutral set because I wasn't sure how much I would like it or if I would actually even use! Do you have things you buy and never use? Now that I have used it, I love it! It really is beautiful ribbon. I might have to channel my shabby side more often!

The stamp set I used is Garden of Friends by There She Goes. This is one of my favorites because like every good Southern girl should, I just *love* hydrangeas. I can't wait until next month when I am in my own home and I can plant some! I actually colored this image at first, and then I decided I didn't like how it looked with the papers I chose, so I decided to stamp it again and leave it plain. That's not something I do very often ( never!), but with this particular card, I really like the look of no coloring!

I added lots of stitching, some pearls, and a button with twine to finish this card up.

That's about it for me today. I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Cardstock: Kraft, Choice Buttercream
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye So Sophie Clever
Stamps: Garden of Friends by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: pearls (Michael's stores), button, twine (Papertrey Ink), ribbon (Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy)
Tools: EK Success Deco Scallop border punch, Classic Square Nestabilities, sewing machine


  1. Hi Candace! So good to have you play along with us! LOVE your card and yes, you definitely should bring out the shabby side more often.. I love it!!!

  2. super cute card Candace! BTW - did you get the email I sent you? if not, check your spam folder as comcast and gmail mix like oil and water.

  3. Hey there chickadee!! So glad to "see you" again! =) Love your "KRAFT"y card Candace. Reminds me I need to go order some more of that kraft c.s.! Looks fabulous!!

  4. Look at you go girl!! How suh-weet is this image stamped right on the Kraft with NO COLORING!! WOW!! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! Keep 'em coming girl!! LOL! {{{hen hugs}}}


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