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!

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


  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.

  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. :)

  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.

  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.

  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 :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

  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 )

  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!

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

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

  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.

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

  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...♥

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

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

  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! :)

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

  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!

  19. Anonymous3/01/2014

    thanks for joining us at Its all about the Vintage

  20. wow, this is a verry grandios idee.

    thank for joinning it´s all aboutr the vintage

    lg meggi

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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!♥

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!

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

  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}

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

  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!

  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.

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

  38. Wow, these are unusual and fabulous!

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma.


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

    Pretty cards!