Saturday, February 14, 2015

JUST US GIRLS! #280 - Trend Week

Hello crafty peeps! It's Saturday and that means there's a new challenge starting at JUST US GIRLS! Ina is your hostess this week, and she's picked a fabulous trend: burlap! 

You can find this stuff everywhere! In home decor, flower arrangements, jewelry, and even cards!

 Here's the inside:

I know it's Valentine's Day, but I'm so done with the holiday. (wink) Hubby and I don't even celebrate it. Besides, my Mom's birthday is coming up and I wanted to make her a card. ☺ I bought an 8-1/2" x 11" um, sheet(?), of burlap last year and I'm very slowly cutting into it. Yay me. I used the current sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #287. Lots of layers on this card. I love this pretty butterfly paper so that became my color palette. I broke out my trusty ol' Slice die cutter and die cut "Mom" three times. stacked and glued them together, and added Stickles on top for some glittery goodness. It's hard to see, but the bottom sentiment was embossed also.

You can see it a bit better in this photo.

Ready to break out that burlap you've been hoarding and actually use it? Of course you are! Just link up your card or project over at Just Us Girls so we can admire it! While there, please check out what my teammates, and our Guest Designer, Stephanie, have come up with to wow you! Remember that if you win Chic of the Week for any of our February challenges, you'll be in the running to be our Guest Designer for the month of April! Good luck! Have a great day!

Stamps: MFT - CS Complimentary Greetings, More Essential Sentiments; Recollections; Unity - 2012 KOM (butterfly)
Ink: Memento - teal Zeal; VersaMark
DP: Pebbles - Garden Party
CS: Darice; The Paper Co.
Accessories: GC; Lg Std Circle Nesties; MFT - Dainty Doily Duo Die-Namics; Slice die cutter and Words & Expressions Family cartridge; WOW! - clear EP; heat gun; Recollections - burlap sheet; Ranger - Glossy Accents


  1. Such a sweet card. Love the colour combination and blingy letters and of course you got your burlap out.

  2. Gorgeous card Chris! I love love love burlap...must put on my craftin cap and play along!

  3. Beautiful card for your mother! I love the color combo!
    Thanks for playing along this week at TMS!!

  4. Beautiful and pretty card Chris, love the colours and burlap, they go together so well! :) Donna ♥ x

    PS: Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog x

  5. Great card, I love the burlap. Thank you for joining us for Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  6. Very pretty card! Love the colors and your use of the burlap. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  7. Very pretty card! Love the colors and your use of the burlap. Happy Birthday to your Mom!

  8. OOHHHHH! I love it! I have a roll of burlap that's collecting dust under my desk's hoping I can salvage some & join in!

  9. LOVE the burlap on here, and love the pretty paper! Your stacked die cut sentiment is fabulous. Love the embossed bit, too!

  10. Beautiful job with your card for your mom! Love the colors! Have a great day!

  11. Wonderful card! Love that green color! Nicely done!

  12. I love the burlap strip paired with the butterfly paper! The glittery, stacked die sentiment adds a beautiful feminine touch along with the embossed sentiment. Beautiful!


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