Freshly Made Sketches #89

Rita has a great sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.  I love the little banner details! Here is the original sketch for you to play with-

I could not resist adding in a little burlap to my card.  All of the burlap features on my card are from the burlap ribbon by Close To My Heart.  My "twine" is actually single strands of burlap pulled from the ribbon.  My banners are cut from the ribbon as well.  Have you ever attempted to cut burlap into banners and had your sharp corners unravel on you?  Here is an easy fix....before cutting your burlap, attach to a piece of coordinating cardstock.  I put ATG adhesive on scrap piece of cardstock, then attach the burlap.  It is much easier to apply the adhesive to the paper and adhere the burlap, vs applying to the burlap first.  Once you have your burlap adhered, you can then cut with scissors or die cut.  All of your strands will stay in place and you will have crisp edges.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
A1135 Quick Cards-Bumble Bee Stamp Set
X7164B Buzz & Bumble Paper Pack
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2503 Basics Pigment Inks
Z2123 Goldrush Ink
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Fishtail Dies by MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Animal Friends Challenge-Bugs
Crafty Calendar Challenge-Things with Wings
Craft Room Challenge-Use your scraps
OLLCB-Inspired by Nature
QKR Stampede-Winged Creatures
Songbird Challenges-All Creatures Great & Small

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope to see your creation this week at Freshly Made Sketches!


  1. This is so pretty! I love the burlap. Thanks for the cutting tip too!

  2. Hast du toll gemacht
    lg gertrude

  3. What fun! I ordered this stamp but have not used it yet. Burlap is the perfect touch. I had problems too with the point and ended up putting on some adhesive just on it and it held but using the paper too will be a bigger help. I had a bit of a mess at first. Love how you decorated the inside of the card. Thanks for the ideas!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  4. Oh, I love the burlap ribbon and the home-made burlap twine. And thanks for the tip about cutting it. That's a great idea!

  5. Love this card Allisa! I must say those bees are super fun! I love the honeycomb paper! Love the burlap! I always forget to use the burlap I have.

  6. Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the image! Great take on the sketch and those papers are fab!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    QKR Stampede Design Team Member

  7. Love all the burlap! I love the tips too. The one time I tried it I got very frustrated with all the unraveling. Now I might see if I do it again with the adhesive!

  8. Awesome card Allisa! I just love the burlap banners! Perfect!

  9. Oh this is gorgeous Allisa! Loving the addition of the burlap banners - gives such an earthy feel!

  10. Fabulous card, great tip about the hessian thank you. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  11. Fabulous card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  12. OMG, this card is amazing. Great work!!

    Thank you for joining us in the Songbird Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Linda

  13. I love this card Allisa! And what a great tip about the burlap!

  14. I love how this card is coordinated so perfectly with the little bee and the wonderful honeycomb background. The burlap is a wonderful addition for the banners!

  15. what a stunning card so glad you joined us at OLL

  16. I love how you use this stamp set and papers! Every one is incredibly beautiful! Love the addition of the burlap, too!

  17. love the rustic look you've created, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  18. Love your creation! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month!
    Claire xx
    CCC DT

  19. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Things with Wings" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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