Thursday, June 19, 2014

Fusion: 5th & Frolic Second Birthday Card

Welcome to another fun Fusion Challenge!

This time, there's a twist ... we're hooking up with CAS(e) this Sketch. For this challenge you are welcome to link up with both challenges if you use the sketch or do a Fusion. With crafting time at a premium in the summer, I'm all about being efficient, so being able to hit two challenges at once is a definite plus.

Don't delay, however, as this challenge will only last one week, ending Wednesday, June 25th at Noon (PST). We will be back with a new challenge in two weeks on July 3rd. 

This card is a fusion of both the photo (using gold filigree) and sketch. I used American Crafts Cut 'n Paste patterned paper, and AC adhesive-backed fabric paper for the banner. The stamps are Avery Elle Aim High (won from the Stamping Royalty contest ... thanks Paper Crafts!) and the die cut number is from Papertrey Ink.

I could not pass up the opportunity to also play along with the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge hosted by one of the best blogging friends that I'm sure you all know and love as much as I do, Darnell Knauss. She just reached 500 followers, and by the looks of it, will be hosting a 600 follower challenge any minute now!

The NBUS on my card are the gold embossed die cut corners that I scored from an estate sale of a lady who used to own a Hallmark-like store (!!!) ...

And BOY does this count as NBUS, as in, this has been around for FORTY YEARS and it hasn't been used yet. Does anyone remember LeeWards? Based on the font and price tag, I would guess this is from the early 1970's or maybe 1960s. You can see where I broke open the packaging, used one of them, and cut it down the middle.

Love how they look on the end of the fabric banner.

Here's the inside of the card that's going to our 2 year-old cousin. More 5th & Frolic papers, as well as Winnie & Walter stamps.

Here are some fabulous cards by our design team!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Awww I love the colorful cards that u create. That gold foil looks so cool with dots and stripes on ur card :)

  2. genius, love the smidges of gold...looks awesome.

  3. At first I thought those were die cut gold doily pieces! Well aren't you a genius now for saving those though! Love the stitching and those gold pieces, great card!

  4. Oh, I love this, Kelly! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo & the sketch!

  5. Well, first of all, check out your handwriting! I told you one day you would be on design teams with that keen eye of yours and now I see a future for designing stamps, as well!! (I've prolly said that before!) You've made Macy an awesome birthday card! I love that fabric (fabric!) banner with the dipped-in-gold tails! Granny from the estate sale is smiling, seeing how you used those foil corners that she never had a chance to use!!

    Kelly, thank you so much for joining my NBUS Challenge and saying such kind things about me! I appreciate that you also posted my button to help spread the word!! Mwah!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Great score with that golden lacey foil Kelly - and what a fun little 2 yr old card - with the bright pink and cute sentiment!

  7. That's pretty amazing how you incorporated those lacey gold thingies and made them look good!

  8. I love your card...just 2 darn cute.

  9. Way to rock the NBUS Challenge. Your card is fabulous Kelly. Adorable.

  10. Beautiful unexpected gold embossed corners... these are really vintage, and look awesome with a clean modern layout. Love the contrast.

  11. Those gold lace things are awesome! I love this card and the color/pattern combo you use, Kelly! So pretty!


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