July 30, 2011

Just Us Girls #95--Use Fabric! & CAS-ual Fridays #13


Hello there!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  If you have plans to get crafty, I hope you'll play along with this week's Just Us Girls challenge!  This is my last week as a Guest Designer for JUGS, and I just want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful ladies on the JUGS team for having me this month!

This week Lisa has challenged us to use fabric on a project.  I love hoarding fabric almost as much as I love hoarding patterned paper, so this was a good excuse to use some of it!  There are lots of fun ways to use fabric on your card--you can stamp it, die cut it, ruffle it, use it as a background, or any other variation you can come up with!  Just get creative and have fun with it!

I'm also playing along with this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a long 4 X 9 card.  This is not something I do often, but it worked well for what I had in mind.



For my project, I decided to die cut and stamp three little teapots on coordinating fabric.  It helps to back the fabric with a fusible interfacing first to prevent fraying, but it's not absolutely necessary.  I dressed up a couple of the teapots with buttons and adhered them to a Hawaiian Shores panel scored with an argyle pattern.  The sentiment is from PTI's Tea for Two.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Tea for Two)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  Martha Stewart (Scoring Board), Papertrey Ink (teapot die)
Accessories:  fabric, buttons, ribbon, thread

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations with fabric!  Maybe it will inspire me to use up some more of my stash, or at least give me an excuse to buy more!  *giggle*

Thanks for your visit today!  Have a goodie!

22 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

This is beautiful! I love the fabric teapots! And the buttons are the perfect accent! Love the scored background too! Great job with the challenge, and thanks so much for being such an inspiring guest this month! We hope to see you in our future challenge! :-)

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! lovely idea, thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina
x

Mary Davidson said...

I love, love, love your little teapots! The buttons are the perfect addition. Thanks for inspiring me to dig into my stash!

Amy said...

Oh goodness, look at those teapots done in fabric!! Love your scoring detail too!

Lindsay said...

How sweet is this Christina! Love those fabric tea pots! Love this card!

Laura B. said...

can't beat fabric teapots!! so pretty, I love it:)

Karen B. said...

This card is dee--vine! The colors are so so pretty. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays too!

Lynn said...

Love the colors on your tea pots...and the embossing is fabulous Christina!

Dana Gustafson said...

Soo incredibly cute! Your little teapots are so happy all dressed up in their designer outfits! Thanks for being such a great guest designer this month!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! Gorgeous creation! I love the stamping on fabric for the tea pot...double wow! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Debbie Carriere said...

Christina, I love this card! Those tea pots are adorable and the scoring is absolute perfection!!!! Thank you so much for your nice comment on my blog :)

Andrea M said...

OMG! This is AWESOME! You rocked the heck outta the fabric challenge! Those teapots are too fabulous! Love the scoring too :)

Andrea M said...

I forgot to say that I am so glad you could join JUGS this month!!! Your amazing talent will be sorely missed!!! Of course I'll still get to swing by and see it :)

SonJa Miller said...

Just FAB...Love the button!
SonJa
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Alanna Harris said...

this is perfect & gorgeous!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is so adorable! I love the fabric tea pots! So sweet!

Dana said...

Fabric teapots and incredible scoring? YES please. Once again Christina, you make me see my stamps i new ways. Brilliant. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Julie Day said...

Love those fabric tea pots and that embossed background really sets them off, great design :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

LOVE that you used fabric for those teapots and love your colors. Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Lisa Petrella said...

Those fabric teapots are ADORABLE!!! So warm and cozy!! LOVE THIS!

The Paper Parade said...

The teapots in funky fabric?! Love it! :)

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