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.

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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!




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