Friday, July 12, 2013

Crate Paper/ Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the Crate Paper/ Cardmaker Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by. You should have arrived here from Christine Okken's blog.  If not, be sure to head back to the Cardmaker Magazine blog so you won't miss any of the fun! I'm really excited to be participating. Today I have a card, that I made with the beautiful Maggie Holmes line, to share with you.

 I'm a huge fan of chipboard and die cuts. For this card, I started with a cream colored base. I layered several of the die cuts, from the ephemera pack, to use as a backdrop for my butterfly.
Next, I added a clothespin to the butterfly. I removed the decorative accent from one of the bobby pins and added it to the clothespin. A couple of gems finished things off. I attached this to my layered die cuts.

I love the canvas frames in this line. I decided to cut my sentiment from one of them and adhered it below the butterfly.

My card is simple, yet I think it packs a lot in for a great effect.

Now for the fun part. Be sure to leave a comment. Crate Paper will be hosting a giveaway of $40 worth of product from the Maggie Holmes line!

Time to hop on over to the next blog. You'll be heading to see what Becky Cowley has created.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day. :)


33 comments:

Janna Werner said...

that is a very sweet card, love the big butterfly and the clothespin. Janna

Brooke said...

Very pretty card-I like how you used the decorative accent piece from the pin!

said...

I love this, thanks for inspiration

danni reid. said...

brilliant, as always my friend, this is so gorgeous!

AJ said...

love your card!

Sharon said...

Very pretty!

Sherri Thompson said...

So very pretty! I love how you embellished the butterfly with the clothespin and gem. Beautiful!

Jenni Calma said...

This is gorgeous! I love that you cut off the bottom of the fabric fame...so cute!

Theresa said...

I love the use of the clothespin. Very nice!

Lydia said...

beautiful card xx

MichelleZ said...

Adorable! Don't you love those clothespins!

Jennie said...

Love this!!

Kitty said...

Just beautiful

Blessings,
Kathleen

Cynthia B. said...

Perfect placement of all these elements! Such a sweet card. TFS!

pattyo said...

This is so pretty and adorable. Love the unique look of the butterfly.

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like the decorated clothespin.

~amy~ said...

sigh...soooo beautiful!

Jody Spiegelhoff said...

Pretty layering & clever to take the pin apart to top off the clothes pin! LOVE

Rebecca Luminarias said...

I LOVE the way you cut the fabric frame, Anabelle. Such a great idea and a gorgeous card (as always)!

Nicole Doiron said...

This is totally gorgeous Anabelle! The clip and the charm are the perfect touch!

mandysea said...

This is just plain WOW! ITs so pretty... just love the butterfly and little peg... gorgeous!
hop hop hop.....

joy said...

Love how you have stitched the letters in combination with all the fab elements!

kren said...

I am inspired by our project. I just love it!

kren@http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

TLady said...

You're a FAN of chipboard & you KNOW HOW to use it on your cards!!!!!!:) Your card is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!:)

itzamitzi said...

I don't know if I'd refer to your card as "simple", but it is lovely. I like the way you used the different elements. I don't think 'out of the box' as well as you. LOL

MB Isaac said...

I have some mini-clothespins. look forward to trying this stamping technique

Janet Zeppa said...

Love the clothespin and the decorative clip! Pretty!

Monique Liedtke said...

What a pretty card!!!

Fresh Delight said...

WOW, this is awesome!! I love the butterfly-idea with clothespin and the rose :)

Carmen N said...

I wouldn't have thought to put a clothespin on a card - great idea

Sheila H said...

Lovely layering and the clothes pin is darling!

Charlene said...

See I never would have thunk :-) to add a clothes pin to the center of the butterfly, that is why you are great!!! :-) Wonderful card!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! I love how you used the clothespin! I bought these but haven't used any yet....