Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thanks a Bunch!

So today's card is a challenge! A challenge I came up with just for me! It included 2 things! Patterned paper and stitching. If you know me and my blog, you know that I do not tend to use patterned paper. I love it. I hoard it. But I don't use it! SO, here I am with a "stitched" patterned papered card! Yeah me!  (And excuse that huge black thing in the background of my picture!  Those are my big wooden scissors and they don't make a good photo background!) :)

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Basically I just stitched around each square and then made a little one inch banner by cutting the strip and then cutting the banner shaped cut on the end!  I stitched it up too on the one end so it would look like those 3 layers are sewn together! See how tricky I am!  ;)  The Thanks a Bunch sentiment is from a Verve set (the name is escaping me at the moment) that I absolutely LOVE!  I stamped that in Burnt Umber!  Then I have a little rolled flower (MFT die) and I added a little plastic flower to the middle for a different look! The leaves are PTI felt and I just hand cut those into leaf shapes! 

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I hope you like my card today!  I know you are in a little shock coming here and seeing this paper!  It's OK!  I am sure I will be back soon with a CAS card.....with no patterned paper...and no stitching!  LOL!

Have a great day!

17 comments:

  1. Such a great card! Great job with the patterned paper. They look great together! N

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  2. I love this!!!! You should certainly not be afraid to use patterned paper because this is AWESOME and it still has a Laurie Willison flare to it DESPITE the patterned paper. Adding that little plastic flower in the middle of the rolled flower was brilliant!

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  3. This is adorable, Laurie! You know I'm loving the patterned paper especially. You dud a terrific job using jf and I adore that stitching!!

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  4. Well listen here, Girlie, you should do more patterned paper projects because this card is beautiful! Just sayin. I love the different elements you've used and yet it is still very "Laurie" in style. Love it!

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  5. You should bust out your patterned paper more often - this is gorgeous! :)

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  6. So sweet - you totally rose to that challenge ;)
    Love the papers combo and your rose is the perfect embellishment.
    Rx

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  7. Very nice card, I too hoard my patterned paper....what if it is gone and I need it??? LOL Love your blog, clean and simple is sooo great.

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  8. What a great card Laurie! I love the patterned paper. The rolled flower and sentiment are fabulous!

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  9. It's good to make something a little different :) Love the stitching and the rolled flower is gorgeous.
    Jenny x

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  10. I'm the same with PP! I love it and collect it but only seem to use it for envelope liners... oh, and paper-piecing. I def need to take a page from your book and try to use it on cards more!!

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  11. I love what you've done with the pp! The stitching is one of my fav touches - and that sweet flower!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love the deep color of the main card with all the PP layered on top! Not much on adding stitches to my cards, but I love what you did. ;D

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  13. Good Grief Charlie Brown ......... I LOVE THIS PAPER!! Always perfect ...... for someone who does not stitch or use PP ...... you sure make it look like you have been doing it for a LONG TIME. PERFECT ~~

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  14. Love love the stitching paired with those patterns! Beautiful!

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  15. Love it! The papers are gorgeous and so is that flower. What a great way to use patterned paper! I rarely use mine, only for paper piecing it seems.

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  16. How pretty! I love the rolled flower with the resin flower inside! Such a great look!

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  17. Yay! Patterned paper. You are an inspiration!

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