Thursday, July 21, 2011

For the Birds


Strolling down the aisle at the local farm and fleet store, my attention was suddenly diverted to the ala carte bird seed station about ten yards away. There it was...glorious, monochromatic, neutral hues all lined up in see through bins with fine amounts of divine textures. Having no clue as to what the outdoor flighty creatures really craved, my take-home bag was a concoction of this and that.

This gift, literally, is for the birds!


CAS-ual Fridays has a new challenge up-Here's the Rub: create a clean and simple project using rub-ons or stickers! The blog has all the details about the challenge, challenge rules, information on our fabulous sponsor, E.A.D. Designs, and fun inspiration from the Girl Fridays!


I've got to tell ya' how awesome these rub-ons from E.A.D. Designs really are! I applied one of the large Caged Vinyl Rub-ons in slate to a clean glass container with ease...

I applied the large sentiment onto cardstock with ease-and then...I ran it all through the embossing machine and there are no cracks or catches!

I hope that you'll join in on the fun over at CAS-ual Fridays! (Thanks as always Kelley, for the awesome inspiration for clean and simple card designs and thanks to my dad, for the Fleet Farm loving genetic trait!)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Ivory) Georgia Pacific
Fiber: (Red Burlap String) May Arts
Other: (Impression Plate) PTI, (Sentiment) EAD Designs

35 comments:

Sharli said...

Hi Karen,
What a sweet little treasure! I love the rub-on idea and I go through bird seed here in 50 lb. sacks! LOL

Great idea!
Hugs!

Ann said...

Love your use of rub-ons here, Karen! I had fun playing along with you ladies this week! :D

snehal watwe welde said...

Awesome...I am inspired.....love the way you have used rub ons....very elegant stuff you have on your blog....Thanks for visiting mine...thats how I found you

Jen W. said...

So tweet! :) What an awesome idea for a gift that keeps on giving!

Aimes said...

OK so this project made me gasp out loud, Karen!!! I adore it!!!!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Lindsay said...

This card is simple perfection Karen! I just love it and my first thought was, how did she get texture over the rub-on without maiming it?! Now I know.

Kelly said...

very cute project. I am amazed that the rub-on survived the embossing! Nice!

~amy~ said...

okay, okay...now how fabulous is this set?!

BabyBokChoy said...

HOW lucky are those birds?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! such an adorable set, love the embossed background, looks so good!

artfuldelight said...

WOW Karen, love the embossing!! Your project is awesome!

Marlena M. said...

I love this, it looks great!


Thank you for your encouraging words. ;)

dahlhousedesigns said...

eeek, this is so cute.

lisa a.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Fabulous impression plate (grin), and love your gift, what a clever idea. Congrats on the Paper Crafts 5 & Dime win, jealous...

Dana said...

I'm assuming the Karen B who won over at the PC blog was you... Congrats! ;)
And, of course, I love your CAS project!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Eek! Karen, it's hard to believe something so simple could be so utterly fabulous. I LOVE it! So the rub-ons are easy to use? I've had my issues, but I may have to give these a try. Your card and jar are so inspiring!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Are you kidding me? That rub-on on that jar!!! OH! CLEVER x3!!!! You rock:) LOVE this in it's entirety!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Are you kidding me? That rub-on on that jar!!! OH! CLEVER x3!!!! You rock:) LOVE this in it's entirety!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful idea Karen, these stickers are so versatile. I love feeding the birds in our garden...so many different types since moving to the country :)
Jenny x

Kryssi said...

This is just AMAZING karen! I love her understated and simple it is YET so so gorgeous in its simplicity. Love it!

Ryann Salamon said...

Great application of this weeks challenge! I love that you paired the rub-ons with a glass jar of bird seed. Too cute!

Alice Wertz said...

love the subtle texture on the card. wonderful gift set, Karen!

~Tammy~ said...

Total cuteness!

Trinh said...

Awesome set! Love the embossed card.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love this Karen!!
Thank you ~

kasia c. said...

Goodness me! Karen this is fab! I love that the rub-on works so well on glass. And that card is gorgeous. the embossed flower add the prefect amount of texture without taking away from the simplicity of the sentiment. LOVE it!

Brandi said...

This is, should I say it, absolutely PERFECT! I love the simplicity of this design. Cute!

lynn said...

this is such a creative gift--i just love the bird cage! your card and tag make a perfect set:)

Karen Aicken said...

What a way cool way to use rub-0ns!!! Love it - TFS
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Laura Davis said...

Wowzers this is awesome!!
hugs
Laura

Courtney K said...

love the simplicity of this card! and that jar of birdseed is too cute.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

OH MY GOSH!! This is the most creatively brilliant idea I have ever seen!! It never occurred to me to put the rub-ons on a jar, but I will so be copying this idea. Your card is stunning - love the subtle embossing with the simple sentiment. Creative design = genius!! That's YOU my friend!

Lisa Petrella said...

What a TOTALLY CUTE gift package you've created here, Karen!!! I haven't gotten into the EAD rub-ons, but you have definitely peaked my interest with this AMAZING project!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

Julie Day said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with the rub-on's Karen! What a great gift set this would make and oh so CAS :)

Emily Leiphart said...

I love what you've done here! It's simple and so elegant.

Andrea M said...

FABULOUS!!! Love it Karen!!! I love that you made a birdseed gift!!! I can think of a few people that would love this!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!