2.28.2014

Fancy Schmancy Fabulous Fabric!

 
Hi friends ~ Happy Friday! 
 Today is the day the Calendar Girls post our monthly card
creations with a chosen theme. 
I'm Miss February! 
That means, I'm hostess of this month's card group challenge ~ woot, woot! ♥
 
We girls have been together for a few years now and I thought
 it would be *sew* fun to challenge the girls to do something
 we've NEVER done before ~
Use Fabric!
 
I call it the:
 Fancy Schmancy Fabulous Fabric February Challenge! 

 I asked the girls to create a card using fabric – fabric scraps – fabric flowers, panels, and/or the whole card! Think flowers, trees, houses, even holiday ornaments, etc – BUT ....  no stamping our cards this month!

{sentiments are okay but the fabric/elements should be the focal point!}

 

Here is what I came up with this month ~ two cards!
and the fabric I chose: Burlap and lace!
 

I used burlap as my panel backdrop for my first card
with a panel of gorgeous 3" lace layered on the top.
I cut out a second piece of burlap to create the heart.
I wanted to keep the "rustic" look all through-out so I added
a wooden button and some jute string.
The inside is simple with a saying I chose for my dd19
(who inspired this card with her love of all things country!)

 
 

 
I grew up in a waste not, want not household
so I decided to make a second card with the cut-out of the heart!
I put the lace behind this one and used Really Rust
as a backdrop color. I also added some smaller hearts from
even more leftover burlap and a fabric orange button for some pop!
 


 
 
 
I'm tickled with how these cards came out :)  I plan to dabble with burlap again soon!   I love the rustic, romantic look this has. 

However, burlap is a tricky material.  It's finicky and unforgiving. 
If it starts to unravel, so will your project ;)  It will redefine the borders on your card if it starts to fray.  One trick I would say helped was having a small bottle of tombo all purpose glue on hand.  I placed a small dot of glue the palm of hand and rubbed to where it was not sticky but you could feel the substance and I lighted 'palmed' the edges all around.  Worked like a charm :)


 
Here is one last look at them together :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you stop on in and see my other Calendar Girl friends and see what they 'stitched up!' 
 
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly


 
I'll enter this card into:  asyoulikeitchallenge (use 3d Texture - Love the country look!)
Charisma Cardz - Something not for crafting (Burlap paneling)
All About the Vintage - Use Lace
 

39 comments:

  1. I am SEW impressed! I think the lace with peek-a-boo colors looks so good. Only you would have a wood button too! Great challenge and work this month.

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  2. wow Kelly, these are gorgeous. I love that beautiful lace you used. I may enter this challenge for the simple fact my girlfriend just gave me a piece of paper backed cloth for card/project making. :)

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  3. Love your pair of cards! I agree waste not want not (one of 6 kids). Love all the texture the burlap and lace gave the cards. Thanks for the fray tip, I keep fray check on hand and find that it works good too.

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  4. Kelly, both of these are super fantastic! LOVE all the burlap and the one with the lace gives it a totally different look. Love these!!
    Great tip on the glue and fraying edges too. Yes, it's very hard to work with as far as I'm concerned.
    Lynn

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  5. Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the burlap and lace together!! They look so amazing!! Love, love them!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. I love your awesome burlap and lace creations, Kelly!! What a great challenge!!

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  7. these are both really cool cards Kelly, but I have to tell you I am too lazy to rub glue on the burlap so, I just run it through an sewing machine haha. ( no mess )

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  8. Kelly--I SEW loved your challenge this week................. and I am sure I will not be the last person to overuse that word!

    Cute cards--love both of them and the burlap and lace is such a great combo!

    Thanks for challenging us--hugs my friend!

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  9. Love the burlap! What a great challenge idea - especially that you used your scraps. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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  10. i am lovin' your lace and burlap cards. burlap is my new scrapbook favorite! It is so versatile.

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  11. Burlap is one of my favorite things to use and you used it in such a fun way for both cards! And I never would have thought to pair it with lace but these are gorgeous.

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  12. These are absolutely adorable!! I just love them!! You did such a super job with them! :)

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  13. You are so clever....I love both cards and I loved the challenge...you rocked it for sure my friend...the burlap and lace look stunning together....wow...♥

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  14. Love the look of the burlap and lace, very unique and great texture! Fabulous cards!

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  15. They are both beautiful. I love the burlap and lace together, beautiful design and beautiful work. Great job!

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  16. oh my goodness Kelly! These are gorgeous creations and I just love the look of burlap and lace! Love these! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  17. Kelly these are amazing - love the contrast of the fabrics and the die-cuts - True eye candy.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. Super cards, both of them! The red behind the lace with the burlap cutout is a knock out! The first card is really sweet and has an elegant-country feel.

    Thanks for that tip on keeping the frays manageable. Very smart!

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  19. thanks for joining us at Its all about the Vintage
    Elma

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  20. wow, this is a verry grandios idee.

    thank for joinning it´s all aboutr the vintage

    lg meggi

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  21. Your cards are so beautiful! Thank you for joining Its all about the vintage and beauty challenge.

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  22. Both are splendid, but I adore the red peeking thru the second example!

    I would never have paired the lace and burlap, what an outstanding idea!

    Thanks for a great challenge this month!

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  23. I love the chic look of the lace and burlap together. Great job.

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  24. What an interesting challenge Kelly - Thanks for the tip about glue and burlap - it is a tricky fabric.
    Your have made it look super on both your lovely cards.

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  25. Kelly, these are amazing !! My favorite is the left one. The white and kraft looks so great together.

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  26. wow!! what an awesome combo of burlap and....lace!! ohmygosh...who would have thUNked it!! these cards are absolutly fantastic!I will venture a casing if I may!!Absolutly stunning,could not pick one over the other .... what an AWESOME challenge it was!!!Loved IT!♥

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  27. Two beautiful cards- love the burlap- the lace adds such a pretty touch- and love the button you added too. Ohhhhh Love the look of the open heart and the lace peeking through- love that!

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  28. Oh wow! This is awesome Kelly....I love everything about it especially the lace! It's gorgeous!!!!

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  29. Wow these cards are Gorgeous!! So very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

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  30. love the textures on your cards and the orange button is a lovely touch. Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz this week, good luck! Jo xxx

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  31. Oh my goodness, if these are beautiful, nothing is. Love the lace/burlap combination.

    Kelly, your theme was such fun and certainly unique, too... which I love!

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  32. Quite different from your usual style, but oh so gorgeous!! Love the combination of burlap and lace!

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  33. Lovely color scheme and such a nice design. Gorgeous cas!

    Thanks for joining our "Use something not meant for Crafting" -challenge at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  34. Two lovely recycled cards. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

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  35. Wow, the contrast between the lace and the burlap makes an amazing effect! Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty!

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  36. Well, I didn't know burlap could look so good! Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Charisma. Good luck and hope to see you again next time.

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  37. Oh my your cards are fabulous. Love all the texture and the design - so simple but striking.

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  38. Wow, these are unusual and fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma.

    Susan

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  39. What fun! Love the burlap and lace together!!

    Pretty cards!

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