Here is a simple project that I did today.
New French CountryGraphic 45
Here is what I used.
Recollections paper pad for the backgrounds. I really like the colors in this collection they go with everything.
Then I used parts of 3 sheets of the new French Country Collection by Graphic 45; Bon Appetit, Sunflower, and Abunance.
My Ranger Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
1 Small Doily by Wilton.
May Arts ribbon 382-34-10 (Chevron, white and black)
I used my sewing machine with brown thread. Glossy Accents by Ranger. Therm-o-web mounting squares and zots.
Here are some additional pictures of the card. I think it is important to decorate the entire card. I stitched the Recollections and the distressed Abundance paper down to the card. I then stitched around the Bonjour tag with a small piece of ribbon wrapped around the bottom. I then glossy accented the doily to the back and the sunflowers to the front.
I tied a bow with the May Arts ribbon and hot glued it to the front. I added a Graphic 45 Staple small Metal Tag with a sticker from the French Country sticker sheet. I used Glossy Accents to attach it to the front.
The back is simply the paper stitched to the craft card base. The cards I use are Recollections Kraft Corrugated Cards that I purchase at Michael's. They have wonderful craft envelopes that I love.
The inside has more Recollections paper. The off-white sheet that came in the back of my French Country 12x12 Stack I cut into 4x4 sections. I use this paper for nice writing space inside the cards. I did a lot of fussy cutting of the sunflowers for the inside. I attached them with Glossy Accents.
I hope you like my card today. This is just to show you that you don't have to break the bank on making pretty cards. Combining your favorite collections is a great way to use less of those pretty papers you are hoarding.....we all do this.