The theme for this week's challenge is 'needle and thread', and a few days ago I found a vintage image HERE that I just KNEW I wanted to use in this project! Here is my project for this week ...
|Sew Sweet Card|
I think the only thing that didn't make it into the project was the yellow seam binding. Here are all the details about my card ...
- Base card stock - Kraft Outlet #653 Buff Ivory Cover Weight Card Stock
- Patterned paper - K & Company Collage Stack
- Mini Bag - Kraft Outlet #961 Mink Kraft Merchandise Bag
- Canvas Triangle - #1199 Mini Canvas Triangles
- Blue Seam Binding - 7 Gypsies #1170 Nottinghill Seam Binding
- Pearls - Michaels
- Millinery Flowers, Eyelet Lace, pink and blue thread, blue twine - my stash
- Mini Spools - Maya Road
- Stickles 'Diamond' - Ranger Ink
- Heart 25 Bubble Cap - Epiphany Crafts
- 'Sweet' Stamp - Inkadinkadoo
- Vintage Sewing Machine Stamp - TPC Studios
- Brown Ink - Stampabilities
- Stick Pin - Hand made from elements in my stash
- Martha Stewart / EK Success Paper Trimmer
- Martha Stewart / EK Success Scoring Board
- Sewing Machine (Sears/Kenmore)
- Epiphany Crafts 'Heart 25' Tool
- Scissors, ruler, kraft knife
Tips and Techniques:
- Before you sew letters on your canvas, cut a triangle the same size from scrap fabric or paper, and practice to see how you want to get your spacing. Oh, and my sewing machine has the alphabet pre-programmed in one size, so it's pretty easy.
- Fold your strip of eyelet lace into 1/3rds, then glue together so it won't come apart. Then glue the edge into the inside of the bag so you don't see the selvage. Or, you could glue it to only one side of the inside of the bag, and slip a gift card or special note into the bag.
- Fussy cutting is one of the first techniques I learned when I started making cards. It takes a steady hand, a good pair of scissors, and a good sharp craft knife. Not to mention lots of patience!
I hope you've enjoyed my project today! Please go pay a visit to The Kraft Journal and Kraft Outlet and participate in this week's challenge!