Tuesday, 25 August 2015

CAS Birthday card

I have finally got some burlap ribbon and thoroughly enjoyed making this CAS birthday card ... I think this is the start of a new addiction.

The card is 5x7" made with American Crafts textured cardstock.
The "happy" is from Winnie & Walter In A Word: Happy Cutaway, the "birthday" is from the Sizzix Stephanie Barnard Regal Stand-Ups Framelits Card Die Set.
The flowers and leaves are Fiskars squeeze and lever punches with AC textured cardstock.
Because the front was quite heavy with the burlap panel at the top, I layered some co-ordinating cardstock inside and it is much more stable now.

                   I have entered my card in the following creative challenges                          

 The team at the Freshly Made Sketches blog are celebrating their
200th challenge this week and I am thrilled to be playing along with the
Freshly Made Sketches 200
Don't forget to head on over to the Freshly Made Sketches Blog,
join the celebrations and have the chance to win too :)
Entries close noon, Monday 25th Aug PDT

I'm also entering my card with the
Come on over and join the creative fun with the Crafty Gals.
Entries close noon, Tuesday 25th August CST
There are two randomly selected prizes and you also have
the chance to be selected by the DT as one of the Top 3.
... I think I NEED to add another flower, so that it has an odd number and wondered whether one down on the bottom RHS of the burlap panel would "balance" everything.
I have placed one on the card to see what it looks like and would appreciate your feedback - what do you think, adhere it there, adhere it in a different position or not add it, sticking with the original design?
Looking forward to hearing what you think :)


  1. What a clever way to create a card based on the sketch! I love the burlap background. Just gorgeous! Thank you for being a part of our "200 Celebration" at Freshly Made Sketches!

    1. Thank You Cindy :)
      This was my 1st time using burlap and I confess, I loved using it, glad I have a whole roll to create with!!!

  2. I love how you used the burlap as your background! Pretty card! Thanks for joining our 200th sketch celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Very creative! Love the burlap! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  4. Hi, Tracy! I don't get on much, but glad I didn't miss this! I love it! I love burlap, too. The frayed edges are such fun!

    1. Thank You Suzi :)
      I haven't been around much either, sadly it has been too many months since I have been able to craft, hoping to be a bit more creative from now on.

  5. I love all things textural so that burlap panel really does it for me! This card just reminds me of a warm country day with fields of daisies and hay bales. LOVE! As for the flower question - I'd say adhere it! I like the little pop in the corner for balance. :)

    1. Thank You Becca :)
      I really appreciate your feedback as well ... I have been wanting to adhere that last flower in place and will definitely go for it now!!!


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