Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lace Trim Cards


I wanted to show you the unique (to me anyway) lace trim I found at the thrift store yesterday. I came up with two super simple cards to show them off. Hope you like!

This is a cut piece to show you one of the trims. I haven't actually measured it, but I'm sure there has to be several yards of this! Lots of happy flowers!

Coming up with a design to show off that pretty trim is kind of hard, I think. But I ended up snipping it so I had a sort of motif. I keep seeing easel cards on various blogs and wanted to make one, so I figured this would be a good way to show off the "motif." If you want to make an easel card for yourself, I found an easy tutorial at Splitcoaststampers here.

I used Bubblegum cardstock (CTMH) and the glittered paper is from DCWV's Blooms and Butterflies matstack. I've had it in my stash for at least a year. I've been using the corner punch from Martha Stewart on recent cards. Today I used the actual border punch that came in the set. *Ü* The flowers on this trim are connected with little threads and are easy to snip apart as you can see on the bottom edge of the card. The 'happy birthday' is from PTI Birthday Basics.

Here's the other lacy trim that was in one of the bags. I have at least a few yards of this, too. I know I got a steal in these bags, for I'm sure these trims alone would cost well over the $7 I spent all totaled on the three bags I picked up yesterday. I love the lattice look, don't you? As you can see, I snipped off the main flower and a few little flowers from the pink trim to make a cluster. These papers are from K&Co's Sweet Nectar paper pack. I picked it up at Michaels.

To adhere these to the paper I decided to use that Scotch tacky glue. I dotted it on the flowers so it wouldn't show through.

If you have any ideas of ways to use these, I'm all ears!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a happy first day of Spring!


Jena said...

What fun thrift store finds - love what you've created so far and can't wait to see more! TFS

Laurel said...

Great use of the trim, so pretty!

Kim Burmeister said...

Jeanne, you find the neatest things at the thrift store AND you know how to use them. These are wonderful!

Carolyn said...

Awesome find! Great card!

Barb said...

Don't you just love lace? Ahhh...these cards are so pretty!