Saturday, March 9, 2013

Country Fresh

Paper Crafts Connection has a challenge each month with a different theme.  This month, it's "Country Fresh"!  I come from the generation that had "country" decorating, and I embraced it fully, still love it.  So I wanted to play along with this challenge.

My mind went right to the October Afternoon Farm Girl paper pad that I bought just after Christmas.  It has everything I needed for this card:

PC March challenge Country Fresh

I chose several of the papers that I thought coordinated well, and fussy-cut this adorable little girl and popped her above my gingham panel.  The canning labels are included in the pad too; I chose a blank one and stamped my Hello inside using barn door distress ink.  The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Florentine Message Border - the size was just right.  I used my new Tim Holtz ruler to pierce "stitches" all around the card edges, and added some October Afternoon buttons, and my card was finished!

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  1. Darling, darling, darling, Lin! So many great papers and love the added dimension of the buttons :)

  2. Great for the theme! Love the pp and the design!

  3. I had my home decked out in "Country" too! You sure know how to assemble perfectly chosen elements, my friend! This card would have been framed for my "country" kitchen back in the day!

  4. Quite the country card, for sure! Love the paper piercing.

  5. Perfect, Lin! Love the gorgeous LO, with all that pretty paper, and the buttons are so sweet :)

  6. To think I almost missed this adorable gem......I'll never leave town again. This is the dearest scene ever! Can't imagine all the cutting - but this is so worth it. Can't say enough....more sweet than words can describe, Lin. Love it.


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