Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sew. . . . .What's New?

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.

Karen

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful! My mom used to sew all the time when I was little, so it reminds me of her patterns and stuff. As a matter of fact, I just asked her the other day if I could have her old portable Singer. It still works and it's in the original wooden case. I'm supposed to pick it up when I'm up in the DFW area next time. You know how I love vintage stuff, so I can't wait. I'll be able to use it for my art work and it'll look great in my studio. Blessings!

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  2. Wow! You make the most beautiful cards! I'm in awe :) Those soft colors are beautiful against kraft!

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  3. This is so sweet! I used to sew quite a bit growing up but got away from it. I haven't attempted to sew on my cards yet because, quite frankly, I'm afraid of breaking the needle. I recently bought a small size sewing machine for that purpose but haven't tried it yet. I think sewing on cards adds the perfect touch.

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  4. Yes, I see the Butterfly amongst the pretty embellishings on this card. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #6 Butterfly.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

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  5. Karen, I love your sewing cards! I to am not much at sewing but I love the look and am naturally drawn to things that are handmade!
    Beautiful card! I love how you've combined everything.....it seems to come so naturally to you!

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  6. oh wow this is brilliant,the combination of,embellishments,and papers is simply stunning just love it so much hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  7. Gorgeous card - love the vintage sewing images - sew sweet!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  8. It's wonderful Karen. :-) The vintage images and feel of the card are so appealing. I'm so glad you joined us this week at The Kraft Journal!

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  9. I hope your weekend has been restful Karen , what a gorgeous card I can see why you are drawn to the sewing stamp sets they are so feminine and pretty well done Hugs Elaine

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  10. What a pretty card, perfect for the needle and thread challenge at The Kraft Journal. thanks for sharing it with us!

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  11. Loving all the sewing detail.....Lis
    http://papercreater.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Karen, your sweet sewing card turned out 'sew' pretty! I love the colors you combined the burgundy color with the ribbon and used it in floss to wrap around the little thread card from our Material Girl stamp set!

    We just got home from a week at our friends cabin and brought the sunny weather. I'm actually going to buy a sewing machine today so I don't have to keep borrowing my mom's and I won't ever be a tailor but I'm excited to get my own machine. Thanks for posting your pretty card in our August Linky Party and good luck in the draw!
    Sandy

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  13. This is beautiful with all the embellishments!!

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  14. A very beautiful card. I love this style.

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  15. Karen, I love how you include so many wonderful details in your creations! So very, very pretty!

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  16. Hi Karen! This is such a gorgeous card! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog. I have added your challenge button to my blog and I am now following you! :-)

    ~Brandie~

    chilloutandmakesomething.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Karen - love your card!
    My weekend was wet (late winter here) and Sunday was church and then a 70 kilometer trip to a family 1st birthday party/farewell in the afternoon - a great gathering.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  18. I simply adore this goregous card and plan to showcase your creation on the Feature Me Friday segment of The Kraft Journal blog this Friday August 17, please be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button anytime that day or thereafter and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

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  19. Such a pretty sewing card. Love all the fun elements you used. Thanks for playing along with the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

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  20. Did you know you made the Top 3 at The Kraft Journal Needle & Thread Ch? I made Top 3 also. How cool is that.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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