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Gingham and Plaid Thank You Card – Fusion Challenge {merry christmas}


fusion gingham pine cones

The current Fusion Challenge ({merry christmas}) caught my eye when it was first posted, and I have been struggling trying to find red gingham to use for my project.

I love red gingham. I love most any color gingham, but RED is just so perfect. Blue skies, puffy clouds, a picnic. “Baseball hot dogs apple pie and Chevrolet” kind of advertising bonanza.

Alas, I have no red gingham, and the fabric tape I tried to order was out of stock.

I did have some yellow gingham washi tape. And two blue plaid washi tapes…hmmm….and I needed a thank you card that I am almost late in sending (sorry, Robin, I’ve been a bit under the weather!).

I made a striped banner with my washi tapes, die cut a few flowers, embossed a sentiment, and added a few twinkle sticker stars.

Here is the inspiration photo and sketch:

fusion {merry christmas} 12 4 2014

I was inspired by the gingham ribbon in the photo, and I did pretty much execute the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp – Stampin’ Up!, paper – LCI Paper Royal, Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Bashful Blue (retired), Daffodil Delight, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, washi tapes – blue – Recollections, yellow – Stampin’ Up!, dies – Provo Craft (flower), Spellbinders (rectangle), star jewels – A Muse Artstamps, embossing powder – Stampin’ Up! Silver Detail Powder, metallic cord – PaperMart.


2 thoughts on “Gingham and Plaid Thank You Card – Fusion Challenge {merry christmas}

  1. Gingham Washi Tape Banner … pure brilliance (I may have to borrow that idea) … love the effect … such a bright and cheerful design … so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.