Saturday, May 30, 2009

Use it Challenge #12!

On Friday, Joanne posted a card that she made for a challenge blog called Use It! I have been watching this blog too and just never found the time to participate. I loved the card that she made and it motivated me to take the challenge too.

I went to the blog and they had a new challenge up. So here it is.....

1) Use some old chipboard
Go ahead and feel free to mix & match manufacturers.

2) Use buttons
-one of my very favorite embellishments.

3) Tear some paper.
Patterned paper or cardstock.

4) Optional: Stitch.
Machine or hand stitch, it's up to you.

5) Have fun!!
This is essential.

I used Maya Road chipboard trees, a button in the center of the flower in the top right corner (one of my favourite embellishments too), I ripped the top edge of the pattern paper, and did some faux stitching as a border on the card. I used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist on the trunk of the tree. This is one of my new favourite products. All you need is a few sprays and it transforms raw chipboard like magic. The rub on is from Melissa Frances.

I especially enjoyed making the that is challenge #5 too. I can't wait for next week to see what the next challenge is. Why don't you play along?


  1. beautiful card, almost fit for a wall hanging...

  2. Love your card, Carolyn!! The glimmer misted tree looks awesome & I'm diggin' your design. Thanks so much for doing my challenge @UseIt! :) ~patti

  3. Awesome card friend! I did one for this challenge as well. I just need to post it!

  4. OMG...this is sooo totally amazing!!! I just love that blog too!!!

  5. L♥VE this card Carolyn!! Love the colors and that fabulous tree!! Thanks for playing along with this week's Use It! challenge, hope that you'll come back next week too ;)
    hugs & ♥~

  6. Goregous Carolyn! You rocked it! Use It is such a fun site and I hope I can squeeze this one in! :)

  7. great card, you really did a great job, I love the tree and tearing just the top of the paper, great job

  8. I absolutely love the tree! Thanks for sharing!