Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Link Up Party and some Challenges!

Hi Everyone!

Fall is my most favorite time of the year! 
I love the cool crisp air.  I love the colors.  
I love the sights, sounds, and scents of Autumn!

Sarah at Pink Cricut is having a link up party that inspired me to use a neglected tool that I have.

I am not a sew easy kind of gal-- needles and thread and I do not get along sew (pun intended) well.
I guess I would call this tool- The Sew Kinda Irritates Me.


I did figure out how to use it to my advantage- for brads.
So now I call the tool:  The So Easy Brad Piercer!

For my card I used the Sew Easy to pierce my paper- perfectly spaced- for my brads.
The background and the flowers and leaves are made out of Square 1 repositional, printable fabric. 
I used my new Claudine Hellmuth image stamps (that are awesome!).
The images and background were all done with Distress Inks.  The ink took a bit of time to dry on the fabric- but looks fantastic once it did! 

A Few other Fall Themed challenges:


  1. Wow! This is really a nice card. I love the ink colors. The brads are really cute. Glad you got to use your Sew Easy. It came out really nice.

  2. I love the artwork you did with the distress ink and fabric....amazingly talented you are JulieK!!!

  3. Very pretty! This is different, and I love it! Love everything about it!

  4. Gorgeous card, Julie! I would never have guessed that was fabric! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  5. What a pretty fall card, Julie! I love the colors of the flowers and that kraft background is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

  6. Pretty!! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !

  7. What a gorgeous and truly unique card. I am so glad you mentioned the fact that it is fabric inked. I'll bet the texture in real life is amazing! You totally crack me up with the not sew easy thing...rofl! I am the same way. So intrigued by so many of these gadgets...but always end up with an operator error issue! Thank you so much for playing along with us at


  8. What a cool card! Love that you printed on fabric!! Awesome! Love the colors too! I have the NOT sew easy too! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  9. Great card! The inked fabric really does look fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along at My Craft Spot!
    Small Bits of Paper

  10. How fun! I love the look of all those fabulous brads lined up in a row :) Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday.

  11. awesome card! i love your colors and the way you chose to color in the image..and b/g.
    a hint with the distress inks and stains, i use my heat gun for speeding up the drying :) thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at whimwednesday:)

  12. Way cool! I'm loving those brads. Great colors and very whimsical! Thanks so much for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge! Hugs- Glora

  13. Very pretty card, nice job! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  14. BEAUTIFUL card!I just LOVE the great image and the colors,Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)