As I sat at my craft table this morning, I knew that I wanted to make something that would allow me to combine several current challenges together in one project. I came up with this little card using my "Sew. . . . .What's New" stamp. This stamp has become a favorite of mine, and I've been using it quite a bit lately. It's from Mark's Finest Papers & Stamps -a Heinrich Co. "I'm In Stitches" stamp set. I also used the "Material Girl" stamp set from Crafty Secrets. I thought they really went well together.
The patterned papers are from Basic Grey's Lemonade line. The little girl and sentiment backing are both snippets from a vintage dress pattern wrapper. Of course, I had to add some of my hand-made scrunched seam binding, jute, buttons, and stick pins. Oh, and let's not forget the butterfly in the upper right corner.
http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-needle.html - The Kraft Journal Challenge Blog - "Needle and Thread" - I used my Kraft cardstock, which I love.
http://mfpspeedytv.ning.com/page/simple-salutations-challenge-6-08-08-12 - Mark's Finest Papers on Speedy TV - Simple Salutations Challenge - Use a Butterfly. Do you see him up there in the upper right-hand corner? I also used a Mark's Finest Papers stamp for the sentiment.
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/08/simon-says-lets-play-bingo.html - Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Let's Play Bingo. My Bingo is Ribbon (seam binding bows), Die Cut (butterfly and banner), and Buttons (2).
http://heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.com/2012/08/august-linky-party-3-new-stamp-sets-and.html - Crafty Secrets August Linky Party #3 - I used my Material Girl stamp set for this card.
http://foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/fortnightly-challenge-no42.html - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Fortnightly Challenge #42 - Something New (Where's my animal? It's the small butterfly in the upper right-hand corner).
For some reason, I am very drawn to sewing stamp sets and own a few different sets. From this, one might guess that I'm quite the seamstress. However, sadly, I am not. I know how to sew and I sew on my scrapbooking pages and cards all the time. But my actual sewing skills are not so great. I can do simple mending, and possibly make a pillow or something simple. I should branch out a bit and push myself to become a better seamstress.
I greatly appreciate your visit today, and hope that you're enjoying this beautiful weekend. And, since my sentiment and blog post title are, "Sew. . . . .What's New", I'd love to hear what you're doing this weekend. I hope it's restful and wonderful.
Blessings to you all, my crafty friends.