Saturday, March 6, 2010

EBTKS Challenge #10

Here's the card I created for the most recent "Everything But the Kitchen Sink Challenge." The challenge: USE FABRIC! Well, it just so happens that I have a bag of random fabric leftover from various projects spanning the last 12 years. No joke. And I haven't looked in this bag since we moved into our house 3 years ago, but I knew it was somewhere in one of our closets. (Hey...I'm a bit of a pack rat when it comes to craft supplies!! You just never know when you're going to need that stuff, right? HA!) 

The polka dot curtains are made from some fabric that my mom and I used to make some cute little favors for my grandma's 70th birthday (um...8 years ago). But SEE here I am using it again today to make these darling little curtains for the EBTKS Challenge!!! Ha! Pack-rattiness justified!

I was pretty excited with how this turned out! I cut the window out with my Cutter Bee craft knife. It was super simple. I used my Score-Pal to make the embossed lines in the shutters and handcut little frames to mat on top of the shutters to give them a more finished look.

I created the little flowers using the stems from "Everyday Button Bits" (PTI), a flower punch (EK Success), and a 1/4" hole punch. I cut the grass by hand using a strip of green cardstock and some scissors. The flower box is just a strip of cardstock with the edges cut at a diagonal and a slightly longer thinner strip attached to the top.

I'm going to send this to my dear friend, Stacey, who just bought her first home!!!!

Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!!!!!

A little humor for you: My aunt sent me the funniest birthday card. On the front there's a little girl praying, she says..."Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my shape to keep. Please no wrinkles, please no bags, and lift my butt before it sags..." Inside it says, "A little divine intervention never hurts!" Too cute and so perfect (especially since I'm 36 now!!! YIKES!)!

Hope you're having a FUN weekend!

Stamped Image - "Everyday Button Bits" (Papertrey Ink)
Stamped Sentiment - "Susan Branch Letters & Numbers" (All Night Media)
Ink - "Anna Griffin Green" (Plaid), "Pistachio" (Color Box)
Cardstock - "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "White" (The Paper Company), "Java" (Bazzill Basics), "Pale Yellow, Pale Pink, Green, Dark Pink" (scraps from my scrap box)
Fabric - leftover from a project years ago
Yellow Floss (Janlynn)
Flower Punch (EK Success)
1/4" Hole Punch (McGill)
Cutter Bee Craft Knife (EK Success)
Adhesive Foam Tape
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Zots (Therm-o-web)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)

Finished Card Size: 6" x 5"


Courtney Baker said...

Oh my word. This is incredible. I'd say you should be thrilled with how it turned out. So so creative!

Caryl P said...

Wow, this is a FABULOUS card, it's a good thing you held onto that fabric! (I'm a pack rat myself) Your friend will cherish this card, so much detail!

Winter said...

Too cute! I love it! And I love the card your Aunt sent you! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Michele Gross said...

Cute cute cute!! I love the curtains-very clever!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is awesome! Love it! Thanks for playing along! :)

jen said...

This is super cute! I love those curtains! And I'm with you on the craft pack-ratting! As soon as you toss something you start looking for it!! Congrats on being a EBTKS diva!

de said...

Amazing! Congrats on your EBTKS acknowledgement!