Friday, July 5, 2013

CFC #108 - Material Girl



 Hi folks! The CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week is to use material, cork, lace, felt, etc in your CAS project.  We're sponsored by Ellen Hutson, so you know what kind of fun prize is waiting for the winner : )
 


Huge props to my mom for this one. She's a big garage sale fan, and has been going to sales every Thursday/Friday/Saturday for probably close to 40 years now. She got me started on them, way before it was trendy to thrift or upcycle anything. And now that things are often made so cheaply, I generally prefer to buy antique/vintage furniture.

 
Anyway, last week she spotted a lace tablecloth with a stain right in the middle of it. Only 50 cents. Good for her, she bought it and asked if I would be interested. Heck yeah! I couldn't buy a yard of lace trim for a dollar, let alone 3 yards of actual material. So now I have a lifetime supply of lace. Even cutting the lace flowers out would make for great accents. And there are probably a billion flowers in there.


How easy to put this card together. I punched flowers out of different shades of pink, layered them behind the lace, stamped a sentiment from Dear Lizzy's rubber stamp wheel (check it out at Target, you get about 8 sentiments for $4), trimmed the edges of the flowers, and wrapped the lace around the gray panel before adhering to the white base. And I could make about a hundred more of them if I wanted!

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

33 comments:

  1. Know what... I am staring...! I love lace, but always think it is only for shabby chic !
    Love the cas application on your card!

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  2. Love it! Love how you used a gradient for the background flowers. Thanks for sharing the Dear Lizzy info (I'll check it out).

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  3. Simply WOW! Absolutely love how you used the lace!! The punched flower on the back look SO good, and I love that they are of different shades of pink. This card is so pinned!

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  4. Kelly this is such a gorgeous card and gorgeous lace. Way to use a fabulous yard sale find!

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  5. Love this! The scalloped edging is so perfect and the ombre flowers really add to the beautiful lace...awesome!

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  6. I would love to go garage sales with your mom and then craft with you....that will be a dream :) You rock, you know that?

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  7. FAB, FAB find by your Mum Kelly - LOVE the pink ombre flowers behind the lace!

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  8. Oh, Kelly, you've got a mom after my own heart with her love of garage sales! You've turned her find into a beautiful ombre card!!

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  9. Beautiful card, Kelly! Love the lace and how you used it in such a clever way!
    Sylvia xx

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  10. Beautiful card Kelly, love the shades of pink behind the floral lace :) Cathy x

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  11. I keep looking at this pretty card and each time I noticed something new! I have one of those dear lizzy stamp wheels at home & happy to find out the words are big enough for card making!!!

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  12. Stunning Kelly! Way to go mom on your find and brilliant use of this pretty, gorgeous lace.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love how you accented the lace with the shapes. What a great idea!

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  14. Stunning. Perfection. Awesome. And totally typical for you! Wow!

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  15. dude, I wish this was a stamp. It's so so pretty and so creative to put the color circles underneath!

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  16. very pretty!! i love garage salein' too! Usually I can't get myself out of bed early enough on a saturday though:)

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  17. Wowsers!! how pretty is this?? Great bargain and perfect for this challenge... love how you've highlighted the flowers :0)
    Jenny x

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  18. Love the ombre flowers peeking through! Such a fantastic find and I'm hoping to see more awesome lacy cards!

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  19. You always delight me with your creations, Kelly ... lace, gorgeous flowers underneath ...recipe for yumminess! Anita :)

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  20. This is so pretty, and I never would have guessed that it began life as a table cloth. Oh, if that fabric could talk, right? Those flowers peeking out from behind the lace are just perfect.

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  21. Great find for a great price! You turned that lace into a beautiful card! You are going to have lots of fun with this! Nice find at target too!

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  22. What a perfect use for a lace tablecloth. Love the way you used punched flowers in various shades of pink to add that extra variety and interest.

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  23. Really beautiful and innovative!

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  24. What can I say but its GORGEOUS, loooove the colors, thanks for sharing..

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  25. Wow Kelly, this is the perfect material for the challenge :) I haven't been to a garage sale yet, but looks like it could be a place of treasure for me :) I am open to cheap things that can be up cycled and u seem to have mastered that in ur card :)

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  26. This card is absolutely beautiful! I seriously cannot get over how pretty it is. And I'm pretty sure my mom has this exact tablecloth, but unfortunately ;) it's still in great condition and she uses it quite often...otherwise you better believe I'd be asking her to send it out to me so I could chop it up.

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  27. what a beautiful card! gosh what a great way to use the lace and just love the colors that you used!

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  28. Love the lace panel & how you added color with the flowers behind the lace. Lovely card!

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  29. Props to mom for the awesome yard sale find! This is a stunner! Love how the lace softens the colours behind it.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly