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#301: Patterned Paper & Kraft

Kraft Week continues with a challenge that I put to Susan--Patterned Paper & Kraft. I though it would fry her circuits, but I ended up shorting out over this one. I'm not sure how, I think I just over-analyzed it or something. I mean, I use patterned paper on nearly all of my cards...what WAS my problem?

Everything worked out in the end and I love my result. I used Sew Lovely from Lawn Fawn and paper pieced the dress form image with Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket. Then I went a little crazy with the bolly-knocker fringe, two layers adhered with scor-tape (LOVE that stuff). I added a Pure Poppy Vintage Button from PTI to my sentiment because it looked a little lonely.



stamps: sew lovely lawnfawn, vintage picnic sentiments PTI
card stock: PTI kraft
patterned paper: material girl mini deck by cosmo cricket
accessories: red ball fringe offray, pure poppy button PTI
tools: petite oval nestabilities, scor-tape

don't forget:
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Susan and I will choose one random commenter for the week to receive our prize. What is the prize? Well, it's a Crop-o-Dile II BIG BITE and a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink!

To enter, comment on at least one of the Kraft Week posts (one comment per post, of course). Susan will post five times, and so will I. That gives you ten entries for the drawing if you comment on all the Kraft Week posts. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win!

103 comments:

Karen said...

wonderful card.....

LeAnne said...

This makes me giggle...I have seen this Lawn Fawn set a couple times over the last few days, I think it is adorable! And I just got my Material Girl paper--yummy!

winjes said...

Cute... cute... cute!!! I love the paper piecing and the fringe.

nancyd said...

oooh la la - wild and crazy!

Anonymous said...

What a cute paper-pieced image .... love the matching PTI button, too.

~ Rita

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love the image and the paper piecing is perfect!! Love the colour combo too!! Hugs Juls

Chris Simon said...

That's just too fun! The paper piecing is super, and the fringe just takes the whole thing over the top.

Deborah said...

Very nice. I love to use paper piecing as it just gives another dimension on the card. :)

BonnieRose said...

love this card...s o bright and colorful!! Love that set by lawnfawn!

Sherry said...

Love it!!

Samantha said...

So cute!! I love these colors on kraft!

Karen B. said...

The fringe is fantastic, adds just the right amount of whimsy...

Sue said...

What a fun card! I love that you and Susan are collaborating. Wonderful results on both pages!

Anonymous said...

fun card and fun week.
thanks for all the inspiration.
marty ferraro

Linda Callahan said...

Love that bright burst of poppy! Wonderful image!

Dana said...

LOVE that pompom fringe! Awesome! I like the paper pieced dress form it's really cute.

Sharon said...

I love how you played with color! usually the common thread is to add more shades of brown, but I just love the bright colors! You inspire me to play along!

pam said...

Cute, cute, cute. How can you not smile when you see pompom ribbon!

Tracy.H said...

Love all those pompoms! :0)

Becky Yo said...

This dress form stamp is adorable! What a fun card.

kmassman said...

How cute! Love those red pompoms that surround the image!

Natalie Winterstein said...

Super cute! I love the "Sew Lovely" set from Lawn Fawn. Very cute card! :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

TOO CUTE!! Darn that Susan...she's getting me hooked on one more thing...your great blog! This will be a fun week for sure!

Betty said...

neat card and love this kraft challenge from you and susan.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Those bright red pom-poms are such a fun border for your image.

scgustaf said...

Wonderful touch of fun here with the pom poms ~ TFS!

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is so fun! Love all those pom poms!

Donelda said...

Wow look at all those colors!! Love your challenges. I might just have to play along if I can find a little time!!

Karen said...

Love the colors on this one. Those pom poms are so cute.

Diane (fionna51) said...

I love the color combo on this. Will have to try the yellow and red...

Karin said...

The pom poms are a great detail...Totally make the card!

Hannah Aitken said...

Wow, that card really pops :) Pretty patterned paper too. x

Kay said...

Lovely card -- especially like the paper pieced dress.

NancyJ said...

The fringe makes this card look very happy!

Agata said...

Lovely! Love those pompoms!

Bahb said...

Pom Poms on cards? Just when I thought I had seen EVERY kind of embellishment.

Thanks for sharing.

Ayana Posadas said...

This card is adorable!
I love how you used the Sew Lovely set!
And the pompoms are such a unique touch! :)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for showing me that I don't have to use only vintage-y DR with craft. The bright stuff looks great too!

Brenda R said...

Thanks for the details (using score-tape) on the card. I like the paper piecing--I will have to try that.

Natacha said...

Great card!! I never think to use pom poms on any card... i guess i have it in my head that they are for the kids!!! Not no more mommy is raiding the craft box!

megspaulding said...

Great card Mary Dawn! You sre doing so well with Kraft this week, totally inspiring! I love the stamp set you used, isnt that a great one?!

Sue McRae said...

How fun is that pompom fringe framing the nestie! Love it!

Rebecca said...

The red and yellow with the kraft is smashing! I hate it when I start over-analzying my cards, too. But the end result here is worth it for sure!

Heather said...

Oooo, love this. The paper piecing looks really good. Hev:)

Mariana said...

Such a fun card, I love that red fringe!

Spyder said...

I love paper piecing and what a great idea to add the fringe frame!!
((Lyn))

AnitaRex said...

OH MY GOSH THE FRINGE! Love it! And so easy how you adheard it! I can do that! Love love this!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the paper piecing - that is yummy paper!

Lauren said...

Wow!! Love this color combo...never would have thought to put yellow and orange with kraft, but it looks amazing!!! Great job!!!

Lueyes said...

It is fun to see what you and Susan are doing. Your styles are so different!

Mary said...

Super cute card. I'm totally loving the fringe you used!

kellygrl27 said...

your card today is so bright and cheery! love it!

Jen Price said...

What a fun card! I love the fringe that you used. I think that even though you had issues at first you hit a home run!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

now that's one cool card, a little wild, but I love it. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The fringe is a perfect embellishment. I feel like I'm watching Project Runway!
Donna H.
2realtors@cox.net

Cassie_lu said...

great job with the paper piecing

Heather said...

Love the pom-poms! Makes this a very happy card :)

Gina said...

I love your idea to embellish the sentiment with a button! I can't count the number of times my sentiments have looked lonely or out of place - I'll definitely have to remember this trick the next time it happens. It's the little things!

Lynda said...

Wow, really cute! I love the bright colors with the Kraft.

Pat Castillo said...

That's adorable! I can totally picture some friends that would love a card like that! Great job!

Sweetpz said...

cute card! love the red fringe balls =)

hugs
juli

Anonymous said...

So glad to have found you!!! Love Kraft paper so you and I will get along just fine!

Lauralee
talascam@rogers.com

www.noteworthydesigns.ca said...

Cute paper piecing on the dress!

Moi said...

I love the red fringe...so festive! And it makes me think of Mexico, which is so appropriate given the blog name =)

Sarah said...

Such great fun and a chance to win.

Marie B. said...

LOL, love the fuzzy red balls around the image...too cute! :)

Nancy L. said...

super cute!

Mim said...

I found a pad of Cosmo material girl paper over here and have been constantly inspired by the colours within. Love red and kraft together, now I also like the addition of yellow as well. Cool !

Kirsti said...

Just found you thru the Clip-n-Cuts birthday blog link... Love the card - its gorgeous....I bought some of that fuzzy ball ribbon a while back but not used it yet!!!x

Juanita said...

You would never guess that this was a tough card for you. I really love the image you chose and the fun details you have here.

Alice Wertz said...

so cute! LOVE those pom poms!!

Sue D said...

You did a wonderful job! I wouldn't have thought to use kraft with this dress form.

Lindsey said...

This is SO cute! The paper piecing, the pompoms... and the bright punch of colour on the kraft. Wow!

Doris said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Brenda said...

Very impressive.
Thanks.

Serena said...

Great card!

Summer Braxton said...

just adore those pom poms.

Jan said...

I am going to dig out my pom poms! Such a neat idea.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! I just love red and kraft together and the bright yellow makes it look so cheery!

Andrea McCulley
prayalways421@yahoo.com

Jennifer Carter said...

Love what you did with this card! The dimension is great!!

haejin said...

love love love the fringe!

Diane M said...

Another great card. Love the colors.

Diane M

ruth said...

Great challenge. Looking forward to what you will be making through the week.

rooney said...

i'm new to your blog and i love your style!
Jackie
Platte City, MO

Stacy said...

LOVE the fringe, never would have thought of that!!!! :)

Dana said...

Love, LOVE the way you paper pieced the dress form!

Metelko Family said...

Fringe - oh lovely fringe!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Love this so much! The pom poms, the fun dress! It's so fresh and happy! :)

Nicole said...

Bolly-knocker? What!? Either way, lovely card. :)

Carol said...

Those pom-poms are quite bold and bright, but a lot of fun! Great card!

Ravengirl said...

Holy cow! Look at that fringe! It's heavenly!

Marg said...

I love the fringe. what a great idea!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so fun! I love the bright red and yellow together. The red ball trim makes me smile.

Diana said...

What a happy card! Great color combo, wonderful pompom trim, lovely paper piecing.

Barbara B. said...

Cute card...nice and bright. Wouldn't do well in the mail...too bulky.

Bev E said...

Love the colors on this, makes me think of summer.

lmad said...

I've been eyeing that paper....love what you did with it!

DeniseB said...

Sweet card! I love all the embellishments, especially that red pom pom border around the oval and the button.
DeniseB

theresa said...

Oh My! I love the pompom fringe on this card!

Terri Garrett said...

The frame is positively creative and so fitting for such a cute stamp set!

Michelle said...

Cute cute cute! Those colors just pop of the Kraft. Love it!

Christine M said...

WOW that fringe is something else!!!!
Love red with kraft and your paper piecing is superb.

Stephanie said...

This card is a lot of fun! thanks for posting it!