Sunday, July 24, 2011

Pining for a Muse

I admit I've been in a card-making slump. A dear friend, Mary Lee, has requested some Christmas cards. Nothing like a to-do list to provide some motivation!

I decided to put a few fabric scraps to work with her first card. I'm also trying out a 'clean and simple' tactic. I really like 'CAS' cards when I see them but am rarely able to pull off the concept. I always pull out the design paper and start layering. This time I let the homespun kraft cardstock serve as the stage for this fabric pine tree.




Pining for Christmas
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink - kraft cardstock
~Tree - three pieces of hunter green fabric, one piece of gold and one piece of brown fabric
~Sentiment printed (using Alergian font) on kraft cardstock with the edges 'roughed up' and attached using 3-D foam dimensionals

Challenges and Inspirations
Christmas Inspirations - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations Paint - Christmas
Designed 2 Delight - Christmas
Polka Doodles - Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas time
Delightful Challenges - Christmas in July
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Christmas in July
Digi Doodles - clean and simple
Sassy Studio Designs - clean and simple

Thank you for clicking by,
Nancy in Iowa

21 comments:

  1. Nancy,
    This is great, wonderful fabric.
    Judie

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  2. WOW! This is just FABULOUS! LOVE that CAS look and it's beautiful. Very creative.
    Lynn

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  3. Hello Nancy in Iowa this is from Nancy in BC. I love the idea of creating a card using fabric. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

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  4. Beautiful CAS card. The fabric was a wonderful idea. Thanks for joining us at DDSC.
    Diane

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  5. Simple but wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Christamas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us agains soon.

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  6. Simples e bonito.Obrigada por se juntar a nós no Christmas Inspirations

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  7. Nancy: What a beautiful card! CAS is my favorite card style--yours is perfect! Glad you could join us at Simply Create for our Christmas Challenge.

    Diane
    Simply Create Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  8. oh this is fantastic Nancy! I love that you used fabric for the tree...a beautiful CAS card!
    have a happy day!
    hugs

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  9. I'm loving this Nancy,feel the need to cut into the hem of my lounge cutains for some suitable fabric(think anyone will notice lol!)I love how you have little old me on your list of fave blogs,you know I love you too,one day I'll work out how to edit my list of faves to enter you on it,a friend put this on for me ages ago but you know how hopeless I am! till then I'll add links wheneverbI'm able ;)
    Happy crafting sweet blogging buddy,
    Julie.x

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  10. Love the simplicity of your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  11. Gorgeous CAS card.. something I find hard to do.. Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas in July. Hope you can join in on the fun for our next challenge as well.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  12. That's really great - I have difficulty with CAS but you really nailed it. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create.
    Ike xx
    SC DT

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  13. This is fab sweetie and just right for the challenge. Thank you for joining us at DDSC this week and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  14. We're so glad you joined Digistamps 4 Joy in our Christmas in July Challenge. Thanks for entering!
    luv n huggz
    Jen
    DS4J DT LEAD AND CHALLENGE CO-ORDINATOR

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  15. Isn't it funny how 'simple' is hard?! Your card came out great and the kraft base is perfect for the folk art tree. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

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  16. love your CAS card, i'm useless at them, always add too much, thanks for joining us at DC this week x

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  17. Simple, clean and beautiful! Love it!
    Thanks for playing with us at xMas Inspirations!
    xx

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  18. A great CAS Christmas card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

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  19. Adorable card: clean, simple and very elegant.
    Really a great job!
    Thanks for playing us at Christmas Inspirations challenges.
    I hope to see you again!!
    Hugs
    Lena

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  20. Thanks for playing along in our Polka doodles 'Christmas in July challenge'.Lovely cas card! Cheers Claire x

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