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Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Berrylicious Apron

Coffee of the Day - Maple Walnut (in honor of our local Maple Festival!)

Melissa over at MelJen Designs has not only a cute free image for the weekend, but a fun FB challenge for anyone who makes a project using it. I was feeling up to crafting, so off to my craft room I went! :)

Papers and the little tag are all from the Basic Grey Herbs and Honey collection. the apron was paper pieced. I added faux stitching to the main image and used a pink spica glitter pen to accent the cute little squiggles. main dies are Spellbinders while the mini leaf flourish is by Cheery Lynn. spot embossing was done with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. flower is Prima. some buttons and gingham ribbon complete the card.

TIP - try embossing only a portion of your card. it adds a great focal point, especially if you add a light inking over the top of the embossing. inking also highlights the embossing on the matted die piece under the main image. it is actually cut from kraft cs.

hope you are having a great weekend so far! it's a gorgeous sunny day here, following yesterday's day of cold rain. the dogs have spent today barking at everyone walking by the house on their way up to the Square for the Maple Festival. they most certainly protect our house! :)

a big shout out, thank you so much, to Arielle of A Day for Daisies! she featured an older card of mine on their challenge blog yesterday. y'all know how much I love ADFD! :)

Catch the Bug - sketch (I switched sides for the main image)
Crafting at the Weekend - anything goes
613 Avenue Create - anything goes w/optional sweet treats twist (I do so love chocolate covered strawberries!)
Brown Sugar - anything goes
Get Inky - die cuts (2 Spellbinders dies and Cheery Lynn)
Sister Act - anything goes
Stamping Boutique - food (strawberries)
4 Crafty Chicks - embossing
DRS Designs - tag, you're it
Divas by Design - Let's Go to the Movies: 'Julie and Julia' (I just love this movie!!)
Rhedd and Rosie's - Tag It
Fan-tastic Tues - anything square or rectangle goes
TTCRD - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - paper piecing
Squirrel and Fox - use a die cut or punch


Rhonda Miller said...

I love your card. The embossing is great and I love the paper piecing. Thanks for playing at The Stamping Boutique.

CraftyGirl said...

Awesome, love all the lovely little touches on your card. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)


The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card, lovely details, thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar, blessings Hilde

Sue Bridesmith said...

Gorgeous Design, thank you so much for joining in with the the fun over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, it means a lot....I hope you will join us again next week for another fab challenge, and Good Luck in the draw....
Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi hun fabulous project and thanks so much for joining our very first challenge at Crafting at the Weekend hugs Judith DT x

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous project hun and ty for sharing with us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday hugs Judith xxx

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful card, love the layout. Thanks for sharing it with us over at The Squirrel and The Fox.

Sue B said...

Oh this is gorgeous Jennifer… what a fab design… I love all the little details… the paper pieced apron, the wonderful honeycomb embossing… and the Strawberry Tag… all perfect together!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Penny said...

Love your new card, Jen! Great idea to use the embossing on only part of the card--I'll have to remember that, because I really love it! Love the design and details, too! And I love the card that was featured on ADFD, too--very pretty! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Crea-Sandra said...

Beautiful card, I love the colors and layout!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design!
♥ Sandra ♥

Anonymous said...

Fab card Jennifer and love your image too! thanks for sharing a fabby Top Tip too! thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Susan Renshaw said...

Thank you for the tip about the free image - it's lovely and immediately attracted me to your card!!

Thanks for joining us at Get Inky!

Shelia said...

This is such a fabulous card with the paper pieced apron and darling little tag! Great use of dps too. Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

Leanne said...

Great job, love the details and the image very nice. Awesome embossing and nice touch with the buttons. Thanks for playing our Embossing Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Leanne DT@4CC

Anonymous said...

Great card, love all the elements and your little tag.

Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

Moira Dt. xx

Samantha K said...

What a gorgeous card, The image and paper piecing are beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

Melanie Smith said...

I love the texture, the colors used, and the design. Just perfect! Thank you for participating with us over at "Through the Craft Room Door" Hope to see you again soon. Melanie, DT

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT card! (and thanks for the tip on the FREE image . . . I just LOVE it!!!) Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky! challenge for our "die cut" challenge . . . hope to see you again soon! (and Good Luck!!!)

Kathy - Get Inky DT

Sammy said...

This is just fab! I love the partial embossing! Thank you for playing along at Rhedd and Rosie’s. Sammy-x

Min said...

We're so happy you played along with us for the Catch The Bug “Stella Says Sketch" Challenges with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you’ll join us again this week for a new Stella Says Sketch Challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min – Bugaboo Asst. DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Scrapcat 1 said...

Such a pretty card love the image and the texture you have created in this card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For The Weekend, we hope you will join us again next time. Tracy DT.

Mandy Chilvers said...

fab card. thanks for playing along at Rhedd n Rosie