Thursday, August 8, 2013

Kraft, ribbon, butterflies -- it's gotta be good!

Happy Thursday, Friends!  I have a post today on the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog, where the current challenge is Kraft with ribbon.
I thought you might need a little inspiration, and I love working with Kraft paper.  My favorite way to use it is against white.  And, I always find 3 Girl JAM ribbon inspirational ;), so this was an easy one for me!  I grabbed a favorite Unity stamp, "You Give Me Butterflies" and set to creating.  Here's what I came up with:
 

 
I splattered some Studio Calico Mister Huey's on the white cardstock, stamped on the butterfly using Close to My Heart Gypsy ink, rounded the corners, and attached it to the Kraft base (the card is 5x5 inches).  3 Girl JAM Ribbons from the Royal Bundle matched perfectly with the butterfly and the stamped sentiment, so I wove the two together, and tied them in a double bow. Two stick pins from The Pinque Peacock add some elegance to the card, and a wood butterfly from Close To My Heart adds the finishing touch.
Here's a close up of the ribbon and pins:

 
Now it's your turn!  Grab your Kraft cardstock and create your own beauty, then link it up at the current 3 Girl JAM challenge.  We LOVE to see what you're making!
 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
 
Reasonable Ribbon -- things with wings
Sister Act Card Challenge -- anything goes
D. L. Art Thankful Thursday linky party -- anything goes

32 comments:

  1. Love your card! I like the ribbon/pin thing you did.

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  2. So pretty, Julie! I love that butterfly set; it's one of my faves!

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  3. What a wonderful card!! The stick pins add such a lovely touch! Thanks for joining our Things with Wings and Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

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  4. Beautiful arrangement with the stick pins.

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  5. Lovely seam binding ribbon and stick pin arrangement, Julie!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Julie!! Love the ribbon corner of your card. It's a beauty. Hope your vacation is going well. Take good care!

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  7. What a krafty fun card Julie. Cute butterfly.

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  8. Lovely card. The stick pins are so pretty.

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  9. the splatter looks so good! and love your bow accent
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  10. Great card , love the stick pins , splatters are great , thx for the inspiration : )

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  11. Love this and your cluster of embellishments is great.

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  12. Great card! Love the colors. So glad to see you linking up at my Just Because Linky Party!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  13. wow what an awesome butterfly. I love the colors

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  14. Beautiful card. Nice touch with the double bow and two ribbons.
    Cindy F

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  15. yoUR CARD IS BEAUTIFUL I love the butterfly what a pretty color and the ribbon choice is perfect.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Party. Have a great weekend my friend
    DIANA L.
    dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  16. Julie, this is a gorgeous card! I always like stopping by to see what beauty you have been creating! You've inspired me to pull out some kraft cardstock...and I just placed an order for some ribbon too!

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  17. What a beautiful project. Pretty embellishments for it too Julie. :)

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  18. Very pretty, Julie! Love the inky splots!

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  19. Such a pretty card Julie and I love the wonderful combination of the purple and yellow and those stick pins.

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  20. Great card, loving all the added touches!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the ribbon and pins!!

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  22. Very pretty! Love the ribbon with pins!

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  23. Gorgeous card, Julie! Love those pins with the ribbon! :)

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  24. Love your work, Julie!! Butterflies are the perfect way to make any card beautiful!! Great colors and embellies!

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  25. This is a very sweet project. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon...Huggs Ginny from Polly's Paper.

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