Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Children’s Hour Pocket Card for Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the latest Frilly & Funkie Challenge.  Our hostess this go round is the shabbylicious NANCY who invites us to Layer it Up by creating a shabby chic or vintage project that includes multiple layers.  We invite you to play along with us, and link your own Layer it Up project to the Frilly & Funkie Blog.  The winner will earn the honor to serve as Guest Designer at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team, because choosing just one winner is so hard! So without further ado, let’s Layer it Up!

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 01These cold, dreary winter months have me longing for spring, so I chose to work with the March papers from Graphic 45’s gorgeous Children’s Hour collection.  The glorious gold and green hues make my heart happy, and I can almost hear the dandelions pushing through the soil as I write.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 04You can see there are loads of layers, stitching, distressing and embellishing on the card front.  I limited my color palette to green and gold to unify the design.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 03One tip for working with layers is to mat them on complementary cardstock.  I also try to vary the size of my prints by using a mix of large, medium and small prints.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 05In keeping with the Layer it Up! theme, I made sure I had plenty of layers on the inside of my card, too.

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 06I love the look of white embossing on kraft cardstock.  And this stamp from the collection makes me feel like a kid again!  Remember the joy of swinging up into the springtime sky?

Hello Spring card for Frilly Funkie Layer it Up Challenge 08My layered pocket was made by tearing an ephemera card , stamping it with the sentiment and then stuffing it full of lovely tags and my favorite herbal tea.

Be sure to visit the F&F BLOG where you’ll be greatly inspired by the DT projects.  I hope you’ll join the fun with our Layer it Up Challenge!  I’ll be looking for you!

You can find links to all the products used on this card below.

Thanks for stopping by!



18 thoughts on “Frilly & Funkie Layer it Up Challenge

  1. Cec

    Stunning with all the bits and pieces. Love the white stamping inside. Graphic 45 papers lend themselves to fussy cutting and you are a master at it.

  2. LuvtoKraft

    I now have my new favorite card, Kathy! This is GORGEOUS and has two of my favorite verses from a childhood book that was passed down to me by my Dad. Such fond memories combined with knockout colors and a chock full of goodies creation makes for a wonderful perusal while I have my cuppa.

  3. Judy B

    Love the white image stamped on the kraft cardstock. Great tips on how to layer without everything looking like a “hot mess”. lol Thanks for sharing Kathy.

  4. Carol Sterenstein

    Simply beautiful, Kathy! I LOVE it. For such delicious layering, what weight of cardstock do you use? I’ve found the Kraft cardstock in 90 lb and that seems too lightweight for “Kathy” layering. This card is a spring adventure on a winter day–thanks!

  5. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, yes this is a breath of fresh spring air! Layering=Kathy! this layered card is delightful and you have chosen the perfect embellishments and stamp to go with those springlike papers! Love your work here, as always! Just a mini vacation on a card! Hugs!

  6. Pam

    This is fabulous! You know I love my G45 and this collection is a fave. I love all those layers! Perfect to add the swing stamp. xo

  7. Candy Colwell

    This challenge was made for you, Kathy! You do such gorgeous layered cards. This paper, the graphics and the ribbon are so perfect together. The interiors of your cards are so complimentary to your beautiful card fronts. I’m so excited for you, Kathy! So many exciting things coming!! ❤️

  8. Susan Smit

    I would love to be able to fit this challenge in…we will see. Love what you did with this great paper! Love G45 amounts other things…lol and hugs

  9. Tanya Turner

    This looks like a hundred dollars! Love the colors! The snippets of childhood poems, the images, the words and colors evoke on the imagination and memory. And I could hear the daffodils pushing up through the soil right along with you! Rich!

  10. Pamellia

    I wouldn’t imagine this theme was too much of a challenge for you Kathy, since you are the Queen of layering! I love the combination of the vintage images and neutral tones combined with the fresh cheery colours of spring! A breath of fresh air wrapped in ribbon! hugs 🙂

  11. Carol

    Hi Kathy this is beautiful. Such layers of stories to tell about childhood. Different colours and so springtime. Love the white on Kraft stamp. A simple swing evokes such happy childhood memories.x

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