Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Frayed edges

This title not only refers to my card today, but to how I feel on frantic days like today! I was finally back to school after vacation today and with an extra day off on Monday it had me (and the kids) all out of sorts. But that huge storm that swept through NH late last week left many without power--not me--and many trees down closing a few roads. I was lucky and didn't lose power for a moment, plus cut down the big tree out front a couple years ago. Not much snow, and what fell has melted or washed away in the rain. Enough about the weather, how about my card?

This card came from a variety of ideas I had in my head over vacation but just never could get to creating. I had a TON of fun with the Mojo Monday sketch and just couldn't get the though of fabric out of my head thanks to the challenge over at Everything But the Kitchen Sink. And once I was pulling the fabric out it was easy to set up the sewing machine quick too. This is a scrap I had left over from some bags I made here and I love combining teal with pink and brown. I stamped the hearts in Chocolate Chip ink and tied a bit of ribbon with some twine. The brown strip is actually from one of those funky things you put on your coffee to keep your hand from burning through the paper cup. They have a name, I just don't know it! Recycling can be so much fun! The most amazing part is that this just fell together and quickly too. Fraying the edges was probably the most time consuming part. Funny how things fray when you don't want them too, but when you want them to it's a process.

That's all from me today, I'm off to relax a bit and get ready for another day of school tomorrow. Thank so much for all your sweet comments lately, they sure do make my day!

Paper(SU): Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink(SU): Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: hearts (studio G), Take Note (PTI), Tag Lines (Flourishes)
Other: Melon Mambo ribbon (SU), twine, fabric, scallop circle punch(SU), brads (Making Memories), blush pearls, recycled material, Mini pop dots (SU)


  1. My goodness this is fantastic! I love everything about it. The colors rock, and the use of fabric and the cardboard coffee cup holder strip are amazing! Beautiful card!

  2. What a great card! I have not used fabric. Ribbon is fabric and I use that all the time but I never though of sewing some cloth to a card. Now I will have to try that sometime.
    The first day back from a vacation is always hard. Sometimes its just a Monday that gets the us out of sorts. The full moon we had also helps.
    I am happy to hear you were safe.

  3. Hi Caryl! this is so much fun! I'm really diggin' the fabric! And I LOVE the funky thing from the coffee cup - great job, my friend!!! Wonderful card!

  4. Dang I can't see your card! Beth

  5. Oh lucky me I thought I'd stop back it hopes to see your card, it is awesome! Have a great day! Beth

  6. Fantastic!!! Now I want to play with Fabric too!!!!!

  7. What a neat idea to use fabric and the coffee hand safety thing together. Cool card.

    Sounds like you got through the storm ok.

  8. I knew you would have fabric to play in this challenge! :> Love the blue & pink & kraft together and the fabric makes me want to reach through the screen to touch it! :>

  9. so very sweet, I luv it...have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  10. Beautiful fabric and your recycled material gives it a great texture!!

  11. Such pretty fabric---I especially like the frayed edges! And your color combo is lovely!!!!

  12. Great Birthday card! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)


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