Monday, May 9, 2016

What Is a Bunting?

To be very honest with you, I'm a little bit confused about the word "bunting".  I had always thought of a bunting as a bird from the cardinal family (or something of that nature).  So, when I saw the challenge this week over at Cupcake Inspirations, I had to scratch my head.  It was time to educate myself since, obviously, I was missing something.  Well, I found this definition and I now consider myself better informed on the matter.  Here is what I found:

2. patriotic and festive decorations made from such cloth, or from paper, usually in the form of draperies, wide streamers, etc., in the colors of the national flag. 3. flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.
With that new information, it totally made sense to me that a bunting is a decorative banner.  The "bunting" I used on this card is some chipboard from Crate Paper's fun Confetti line.  It was originally one long piece of chipboard, but I cut it in half to make it fit on my card.  The patterned paper is also from Crate Paper, to which I added a small white doily and I stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on the doily using black ink.  Then, I placed a pink and ivory seam binding bow at the top right with some metallic gold string and a pearl accent sticker in its center.
I just LOVE the sweet pieces in these Crate Paper lines.  As some of you may remember, I scored BIG TIME at Tuesday Morning and got a whole bunch of the sweet embellishments for these lines at great prices, so I have A LOT of it to use up.  That's why you see me posting so many cards and projects using Crate Paper.  Isn't it cute?

Here's where I am sharing my Bunting Card:

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge Blog - Challenge #359 - Bunting - And now I truly know what a bunting is.  What a FUN challenge!

DRS Designs - Challenge #225 - Distress It - I love inking my cards to give them a distressed look, and it makes them look vintage (which I also love).  I used a stamp for my sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Elegant, feminine & so beautiful, Karen! Thanks for your sweet comment--always brightens my day!

  2. Oh man, I love your colors here! A winner for sure! I had to explain this "bunting" challenge to my daughter. I just said, "it means banner..." :-) when I think of "bunting" besides the bird, I think of patriotic bunting or funeral bunting... Not necessarily a banner either!

  3. Wow - I totally love this one! Love the banners, the doily, and that wonderful ribbon. This is so festive and my daughters would flip over it! Thanks for sharing it with us in the DRS Designs Challenge!

  4. Hi Karen, love your sweet "bunting" card! Beautiful colors and bows! Yes, I think of these more as a banner too:) Sorry to be MIA lately, life has been keeping me so busy...don't know how you keep up with everything and still have time to stop and leave me sweet comments:) You are a blessing to me sweet friend and I really appreciate your words of encouragement:) Kathy

  5. another great project - love how you used the doily - thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations

  6. What a fabulous card Karen, love all the bunting :-), and the way it accents the doily

  7. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  8. So, so lovely! I really like the doily with the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

  9. Rich with lovely details and images! Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in the Cupcakes Inspiration gallery!

  10. Such a pretty and elegant card! Love your bunting! So glad you joined Cupcake Inspirations' Bunting challenge! Hope to see more of your amazing work in future challenges!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie