BBtb2 and Blog Candy: Pretty Different Designs

Hey All!

I'm doing a double feature post today because I wanted to introduce 2 new things to you: this week's challenge over at BBTB2 and one of my dear friends and talented designer, Maura Kelly from Pretty Different Designs. Read to the end of this post for some fun blog candy!

The challenge this week was to create a project based on anything that flies in nature. I chose the butterfly from the Cricut Sophie cartridge as the focal point of my design and used one of Maura's designs to make the background.

Here is the finished project:

 You all know I love digital papers and today's project features just one more reason why: printing on fabric! You can buy rolls of printable cotton, linen, and silk online or at Joann Crafts or you can make your own by ironing on fabric to freezer paper, cutting it down to 8.5x11 and running through your inkjet printer. It dulls the colors a bit but I love the rich, vintage feel of it. This card's background was printed using a design is from Maura's "Anemones on Canvas" set, which includes 15 gorgeous prints for only $5.50! I printed a full sheet and then cut it down to size and frayed the edges. You can find the set by following the link HERE. The scraps from this project can be used to make fabric flowers, fabric covered brads or buttons, or lots of other fun embellishments.
Maura has lots of super fun and modern, as well as vintage and elegant designs in her shop and she has just come out with some fun iron on transfer printables too! Be sure to check out her Etsy shop and leave a comment back here letting me know your favorite design of hers. At the end of the week, one lucky commenter will win the set of their choice! Have fun browsing and be sure to enter this week's challenge over at BBTB2!

~Here's to the creative journey


  1. So elegant. Love the papers and that touch of black.

  2. Beautiful card Rebekah ans i love the printing om fabric looks fabulous!

  3. Rebekah such a dainty card, love those colors, hugs, great fabric too,

  4. Oh my word, this is so amazing. I've got to try this. Thanks for showing this, because I never would have imagined anything so spectacular. Such an insprational design.

  5. This is so pretty with the embossing on the butterfly. I love the colors!

  6. Soooo pretty! Love the gorgeous fabric you've printed. will have to check out her shop. xxD

  7. WOW! Hard choice on the papers. Love so many. I'm thinkin' because it's Fall the Chevron in yellow orange and brown is my fave. I noticed they print on 12x12. If you want smaller, do you just reduce to size? So if you want to maintain the design, the largest for an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet would be approx. 8x8? xxD

  8. WOW!! Love that printed fabric as your background "paper"!! Such cool papers and who knew you could print on fabric! Not me!! lol I love all the element of this card, they all work so well together. Well done Rebekah!! Hugs!!

  9. So pretty! Love the printed fabric!

  10. The fabric is amazing..I love that striking butterfly as well:) Krista

  11. This is great. I love using digi papers. I just love all DP digi papers you used.

    DIANA L.

  12. Beautiful colors,love the fabric and embossing...