Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Anyone else love Gingham?

Okay, I know that I have post-arrhea right now. Sorry about so many posts in one day. You see, my mom is coming to visit for a week and I have lots of things to do before she gets here. And before Mother's Day weekend is in full swing I wanted to finish up a couple of challenges.

I don't know what it is about Gingham but it is one pattern that I just simply LOVE! I like Chevrons, Damasks, Polka Dots... but Gingham represents a warmth and coziness like my Grandma's house did when I was a kid. Maybe it is the fun memories of picnics, or being at the beach or just the homespun feel of it... I just love it. So when I heard that there was a challenge over at Moxie Fab World dedicated to my favorite print I just had to play along!

This thank you style card is made a little shabby and has lots of vintage summer goodness. Again, I had that picnic image in my mind and I couldn't wait to pick up my stash of Crate Paper. And, of course, summer means strawberries! So they needed a starring role in this affair as well. I used PTI's Strawberry Patch Stamps and dies as well as Perfect Patches dies. The sentiment is from the coordinating stamp set that goes along with Strawberry Patch (though I can't seem to think of the name of it off hand). I used some lace, some crinkle ribbon, some distress ink and lots of stitching to give this the look that makes my heart go pitter patter. :D

I will be putting this up in my etsy shop as soon as I can part with it. For now, though, it has a cozy spot on my desk.


  1. another gingham lover and such a pretty card! loving the strawberry patch too

  2. Hey Carolyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  3. Love this shabby chic! Perfect take on the challenge!