Todays trend at For The Love of Paper is Burlap! I've seen a lot of Christmas decorations that have burlap lately, especially coupled with bling and velvet! I like that shabby chic look, very home-spun!
I pulled out this fun image from Inkadinkado, since it has always seemed very shabby chic to me. The papers are from a DCWV paper stack, and the card base and mats are from my stash. For my burlap embellishment I sprayed a piece of linen from my cross stitching stash with a quick drying spray starch, then used my heating tool to dry the fabric more quickly.
I found that placing a piece of scrap cardstock under the linen when I ran it through my Cuttlebug made for a cleaner cut with my Spellbinders die. The spray starch kept the linen from fraying, and then I topped the two-layered flower with a button from CTMH. A simple bit of twine threaded through the button finished it off! I sponged all the layers with CTMH Chocolate and colored in the image with Prismas.