Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Be Inspired #91 - Lace & Doilies

Creating with lace or doilies is hot right now. At Cuttlebug Challenge blog we watch the trends and plan our challenges accordingly. This week we want you to create a card, scrapbook page, or project (home decor, gift, etc.) using lace...don't forget to use a Provo Craft item (Cuttlebug die, embossing folder, or cricut) somewhere on your creation. Link your project to Be Inspired #91 at Cuttlebug Challenge blog.

I used two Cuttlebug items for my card:
Flowers dies (red patterned paper and green Bazzill card stock)
Frills embossing border

I wanted to use eyelet lace for my card because it reminds me of being a little girl. I had eyelet lace on a dress my mother made for me to wear on the first day of elementary school, the trim she put on smocked pillows she made for my bed, and the trim she put on a checkered blanket to coordinate with the pillows.

I chose Daisy D's papers to go with my eyelet lace. I toyed with my sketch, and decided I wanted to hand stitch a border with white DMC floss to tie in with my lace. The large white flower is by Bazzill, the button is by Button Ups, and rub-on is by American Crafts.

Happy Wednesday!

12 comments:

Corie said...

Love this -- such a pretty card, espeically love the vintage/shabby chic feel!!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, what a lovely creation. The papers are just gorgeous. What a wonderful composition.

Roberta said...

Love this June Bug! Especially the way you sewed the background papers to your card ;) I love eyelet trim as well and can't wait to add some to the little dresses I'm sewing...but first I've got a lot of sewing to do so I best be getting back to it! Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Terrie B x said...

Hi sweet Jun ..hope your well..
I love your beautiful card..those papers and lace are sooo `pretty`
Have a fabulous week my `friend` :)xxx

Kay said...

So fresh and pretty! Eyelet lace reminds me of my childhood, too. It's so delicate and lovely on your card. Your flower is gorgeous. Love the colors and layering! I hope you're having a FUN, FUN summer!! ♥♥ Kay

KarenB said...

Oh wow, I love the mix of patterned papers on your card, and I've never seen that Frills embossing border before, thanks so much for the inspiration (and I'm now going off to find a stockist for that border!)

Windy Hills said...

This is beautiful and made by a beautiful person.

Julie M said...

Such a pretty card, June. I love that yellow paper with the red flowers - I see it's Daisy D's - an old one but a good one!! Super hand-stitching too.

Julie x

Candy Bello said...

Pretty card, I like the stitching. I need to practice doing that on my cards :)

Candy

Kard Queen said...

I can sum up this card in one word: fabulous!

lauren said...

this is so beautiful and nostalgic and...well... ♥FABULOUS♥! :) i love that eyelet border in the green, but really the handstitching is what MAKES the card!!!

alienanessa said...

I smelled Daisy D's in here and HAD to find my way!! Just love this, it all ties together so amazingly!! Just wow!! ~yourAlien