If you want an idea for a fun handmade invitation – whether a shower invitation or birthday party invitation, check out today’s post as I play with cute colors and fabulous fabric as part of this month’s Stylin’ Stampin’ Squad blog hop.
You’ve seen the cute fabric patterns out there and love the idea of using fabric in your crafting projects… but if you are like me, that often means piles of fat quarters languishing in a drawer or on a shelf. I’m serious, I have a tall stack of fabric in my drawer behind my craft table!
Well, I’m here to give you an idea for using your fabric in a way that is super quick and can add some pizzazz to your projects. Check it out:
You may be thinking, “that is it?” And I’ll tell you – Yep! See, the cool thing is it took me just a few seconds to rip a strip of my fabric but that rip gave me an awesome fringe that adds just a bit of texture to the card, not to mention the fibers of the fabric.
Anyway, in real life I really liked the contrast of the Melon Mambo in the fabric with the Melon Mambo in the cardstock on the banner. I also mixed and matched the height and colors of the banner pieces – all elements from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and coordinating framelits. Then a final touch with one of the flowers from the Flower Trim that has been sponged with a Sponge Dauber to have pink edges.
Finally, my last cool touch – the bows on the banner!
Why are these bows cool? Because they totally match! Did you notice? They are made from the extra threads that came off when I ripped the fabric strip. So, it was an easy way to effortlessly have matching “twine” to go with your project.
When I finished and needed a sentiment, I was just drawn to the “You’re Invited” stamp from the Oh Hello stamp set. So, I’ve decided this is a great invitation whether for a birthday, wedding shower, or baby shower… or I guess whatever else you could imagine! Does anyone else see “party” too?
Now, if you want even more ideas for how to use fabric in your crafting projects, hop on by to the next stop on tour and be ready for some FAB ideas!
Blog Hop Participants:
- Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
- Annie L. of Love Me Cards
- Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
- Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
- Tonya B. of Stampin’ with Tonya
- Dawn S. of Dawn’s Creative Chalet
- Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
- Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
- Justin K of JK Cards
- Heidi B of Stuck on Stampin’
- Jennifer B of NW Stamper <– You Are Here!
- Bree of Craft-somnia
- Diana E of Stampin’ Fun with Diana
- Darcy J of Dj’s Stampin Place
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