True confession: I am definitely NOT a seamstress. In fact, I find it challenging to sew on a button. But, the challenges I do like involve paper crafting, and I couldn’t help but think of three while making this thank you card.
I just love puns, and wordplay makes me laugh, even if I’ve heard it a million times. So, when I saw sewing was the theme at Paper Players, I started thinking of how I could use the word sew.
I also needed to use a sewing related item.
CAS(E) this sketch challenge provided a design sketch.
And, three of the elements in the Tic Tac Toe challenge, Oval-Plaid-Green, would be part of my design.
I started the project with a piece of plaid, True Gentleman Designer Series Paper. I used a Stitched Shape die to cut an oval an appropriate size for the sketch. Happily, it had Tranquil Tide, a green color I needed for Tic Tac Toe.
Since the background of the plaid was Very Vanilla, I chose that for the card base, which I embossed with the Quilt Top embossing folder.
I wanted some contrast, so I constructed a Wood Texture Designer Series Paper “sewing table” rimmed in Tranquil Tide cardstock.
With the main elements set, I was ready for the words. I cut the word “thanks” from a retired die set, and snipped off the “s.” The plaid “YOU” is from our new Sale-A-Bration die set, Celebrate You. I created “sew much” with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I love that this set enables you to say exactly what you want.
Before attaching the “sewing table” and plaid oval, I looped some lace trim beneath them. It seemed (seamed LOL) like a seamstress thing to do.
Now for the sewing related items. I found the scissors in the Crafting Forever stamp set. I stamped it in Tranquil Tide on Very Vanilla cardstock, fussy cut it, and colored the handles with a Bronze Stampin’ Blend. The spool of thread is from the retired Quilt Builder die set. The needle is from the same, retired set, die cut from Silver Foil. The navy thread is from my real sewing drawer, so I know where to find thread the next time I need it. LOL. Doesn’t the needle look real? Except, the eye is much larger, and easier to thread.
The last detail was embossing the envelope flap with the Simple Stripes embossing folder.
Gee, this was fun! I hope you all have a marvelous day!
Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for February 2017. This month our theme is “lions, and tigers, and bears, oh my”.
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog, Su Mohr, or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
When Cat heard about the upcoming Remarkable Ink Blog Hop, she was very excited, figuring she would be able to participate. No way would she let me even consider using a Panda!
So, here she is, once again, being featured on one of my cards.
The big decision was deciding what fur she would show off for this very special blog hop. She remembered the cover of a book that she found in my collection of Little Golden Books. Remember when they were 39 cents? The Tiny Tawny Kitten was published in 1969, the year my first daughter was born. So, this well loved book provided our inspiration.
I used the brush end of several Stampin’ Blends, painting stripes on Whisper white cardstock, and let it dry a bit. Then, I punched her out with the Cat Punch. You can’t see her pretty, blue eyes, because she is facing backwards.
She wanted to frolic among the daisies, and the Daisy Punch made that request an easy one to accomplish. I used the flower from the Daisy Delight stamp set, and stamped it in Pool Party ink to mimic the ones on the book cover. I stamped and punched, lickety-split! The center discs were stamped in Daffodil Delight ink, cut with the 1/2″ Circle Punch, and glued in place.
The card base is Wild Wasabi, layered with Garden Green that is embossed with a Petal Pair embossing folder. Since this embossing folder is just 2 1/4″ wide, I ran it through the big shot twice. Don’t you think it looks like a garden? After everything was popped up on dimensionals, Cat seemed pleased with the results.
We found the sentiment, “wild about you!” in the A Little Wild stamp set. We thought it was perfect for the blog hop theme of “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!”
But, Cat still wanted to play, and insisted on a game of hide and seek. She found some Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper that was perfect for making this happen.
I used the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a 4 X 5 1/4″ piece of DSP, and used the Daisy Punch to cut out two daisies. Then I glued this DSP with the two daisy holes to a Garden Green card base.
Watch this video to see how this “eclipse” technique is done.
I used the Daisy Punch to cut more flowers from Whisper White cardstock for layering the two daisies, making them sturdy. Cat was layered also, and I think she did an excellent job of hiding, don’t you? Three, two, one, ready or not, here I come!
Cat and I want to thank you for taking part in our blog hop. Now hop along, because there are many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Su Mohr at Aromas And Art, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.
Time passes quickly, and it’s been three months since I first played with this Bubble Over Bundle at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Salt lake City. This Bundle was at the top of my list, and I’m still having fun creating with it.
I first stamped the smaller of the two bottles in the Bubble Over stamp set, and the five bubbles, in Daffodil Delight ink. The Bottles & Bubbles die set has the dies for cutting. The five bubbles are on one stamp, and the die cuts them out separately.
Next, I stamped “Your kindness is most refreshing” in Dapper Denim ink, and used the bottle label die from the Bottles & Bubbles die set for cutting.
If you order the stamp set and die set together, they are called a Bundle. And, if you order this way, Stampin’ Up! rewards you with a 10% discount. I’m all about the discount, so I bought the Bundle.
All of this bubble action seemed to call for the Sequin embossing folder, which I used to emboss the Whisper White background. I layered this on top of striped Melon Mambo Designer Series Paper on a Thick Whisper White card base.
I wanted the bottle to stand out (literally), so I placed it on dimensionals on top of a 2″ banner that I cut with the Triple Banner Punch. I embossed the banner for interest, and raised it even higher on Adhesive Strips.
Both embossing folders, the Sequins and the Simple Stripes, are in the Occasions catalog.
I embellished it a bit by adding a bow of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine, which looks like Dapper Denim. Right? And, if you’re wondering, I purposely frayed the ends. I’m a neat freak, so this wasn’t easy. If you see a touch of shine, it’s from the Clear Epoxy Shapes making more bubbles.
Some cards call for a certain sentiment on the inside, so I added, “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness” in Dapper Denim ink, along with some stamped bubbles in Daffodil Delight. This lead to completing the envelope flap with dotted Melon Mambo Designer Series paper.
All of this resulted from inspiration I received from two challenges.
The colors are from Global Design Project.
And, the sketch Design is from FabFri.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. “May your day BUBBLE OVER with happiness.”
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