Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"thanks" card by Lauren Bergold

ask anyone the best part of working with a kit and i'm pretty sure you'll always get the same answer: making gorgeous cards and layouts is unbelievably easy because all the hard work of coordinating colors and textures has already been done!!!

all you have to do is sit down, combine the ingredients in ANY order that appeals to you, and something lovely is bound to happen. case in point:

the websters pages stickers mix beautifully with lace trim from the same company; the soft subtle patterns of the october kit's papers coordinate perfectly; there is even cardstock in exactly the right shade for my card base! so all i had to do was the FUN PART:

i played around with arrangement, inked the maya road chipboard letters, attached my bulkier elements with the sewing machine, and finally added some whimsical hand-stitching at the end.

oh and just in case you think the bottom mat was a cheat, since clearly it IS NOT one of the patterned papers in the kit...

...yeah...it's the backing sheet from the trim collection! because even the packaging is cool enough to USE!!! :)

Kirsty's note -
That's wonderful Lauren! You even make the backing sheet from the packaging looks beautiful! I super love that stitching on this card too!

Tomorrow (Oct 20th) is Pixie's very first challenge, please join us!



  1. Fabulous!! I can say that about all the creations I see on this blog. You are all so talented!

  2. Leave it to lauren to use the packaging...such a gorgeous card...love, love, love all the handstitching!

  3. So soft and pretty and so smart to use the packaging!

  4. I love that u recycle & ur stitches are so darn neat!!

  5. this is so beautiful Lauren! Love the creamy palette!