Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gotta Love Gingham!


Maria and Tammy are dukin' it out with their Gotta Love Gingham Challenge, so I wanted in on it too!  I finally broke down and ordered a Big Shot, but it hasn't arrived yet, so I borrowed my downline's and have been playing a bit!  I love that you can cut out fabric with the larger dies, so I searched my scrap drawer and came up with some heavy-duty fabric.  Now mind you, I was just playing around, so this is not anything fancy!  (You know me--when do I do fancy, anyway?)  And I seem to be making cards lately that are next to impossible to photograph--oh well!

This is a larger card, suitable for a business envelope.  The base is Kraft, the card is Bravo Burgundy.  Here is the inside, trimmed so you can write inside:



Doesn't look much like Kraft, does it?






Anyway, it was fun to make; next time I may put iron-on interfacing on the underside of the fabric to keep it from fraying.   There's a learning curve to getting the hang of the Big Shot, but I am well on my way!  TFL!

  • Stamps:  Trendy Trees, Sweet Little Sentiments, Cute & Curly
  • Paper:  Kraft, Bravo Burgundy
  • Ink:  Bravo Burgundy, Creamy Caramel
  • Acc:  Big Shot, Flower Layers die, Paper Piercer, Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch, Felt Flowers Too, sponge dauber, Eyelet Border Punch
  • Paper:  Kraft,


  1. It is fancy! So many details! very nice... Greetings.

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  3. WOW...GLG baby!!! I love this. Fabric on a card adds so much texture and what better fabric is there than gingham :)

  4. Omgosh!!! I had no idea you could cut out fabric!!!! Thank you for showing us that! Your card is soooo pretty!

  5. LeAnne, if I didn't know better, I'd say "you're trying too hard!"

  6. Really Sweet Card!!
    I love the Gingham..
    great details :)

  7. Wow!! This is so cool!! I love your gingham flowers!!

  8. HOW CUTE!!! GLG!!! You can duke it out with Maria and I anytime! I LOVE these flowers and the piercing for the stems!

  9. Oh cripes! This is amazing. Great job with the challenge, your card is stunning.

  10. Awesome texture! You'll LOVE your Big Shot!

  11. Ooh, I love Gingham! Those flowers are awesome and I love the kraft paper! The inside is so pretty too! Great card!


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