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7.30.2009

Feel Better Soon





Hey Everyone! Today is the BIG DAY! Well not really, but I'll be heading down to Orlando this evening! I've started packing, but needed to post a few things on the blog before I called it a night! Tomorrow, there will be special posting, so be sure to check for it!

While I'm at CHA Super Show, follow my tweets HERE, which are automatically feeded to my Facebook status, so if you are my friend on Facebook you can read them there as well. I am going to make every effort to provide detailed tweets and maybe even twitpics depending on whether I am 'allowed' to photograph! I am taking a camera that has video capability, so I may be able to upload a YouTube video on Friday or Saturday night. If I don't, there still may be a chance for an upload on Sunday upon my return.

For today's card, I focused on my sewing machine to create a stitched flower. I wanted dimension, color, and pattern, so I created large flowers instead of using pre-made ones. From the photo, it looks like a sketched stem and leaves, but it is stitched repeatedly. I freehand drew the leaves and stems lightly with a pencil, then started stitching. After I finished, I erased any remaining pencil marks (which was not very many). I used a get well sentiment since it was like a bouquet of flowers. I PTI's On My Couch stamp set and separated the 'feel better soon.' sentiment by inking each word separately to create a different layout than in the stamp set.

I think that's all I wanted to say! Sometimes, I have more to say, then I forget. Here's a tip that I've been meaning to tell you all, when using baby wipes to clean your stamps, don't throw it away after using it if it's still kind of clean and damp. If you have a baby wipe storage container, then put the used wipe back in there to retain the dampness. So, the next time, you won't have to use a brand new one! I hope I am not the only one who kept using a new one after leaving it out on my workspace for 20 minutes! This is a great way to save on those wipes!

Sewing Tip: I'm not the first at this one I know! But, it occurred to me that when I was switching threads a few weeks ago, that I did not need to switch the bobbin thread, unless I cared how it appeared on the reverse side. So, I usually have a few white bobbins and keep it loaded, making it so that I only have to switch the needle thread during projects!! I was so excited when I got that AAAAHAAAA moment (which I'm sure others have already had)! But, just in case you have not, I thought to share with you all!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm so grateful for each of you who read my postings. Enjoy your day and catch me on Twitter!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim summer sunrise cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim white cardstock and draw stem and leaves in pencil.
  3. Using sewing machine, stitch stem and leaves repeatedly.
  4. Adhere white cardstock to card front and stitch around edges.
  5. Trim green polka dot patterned paper, then scallope edge punch, and adhere to the bottom of white cardstock.
  6. Punch circles and scallop circles from various patterned papers and adhere to card front to create flowers.
  7. Add buttons.
  8. Tie ribbon (cut a slit on the scored fold side).
  9. Stamp sentiment (inking each word separately to create layout).
:: My Goodies {feel better soon} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - on my couch
Ink: Papertrey Ink - ripe avocado
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - white + summer sunrise
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink - in bloom + friends til the end + bitty dots
Accessories: Papertery Ink - hibiscus burst twill tape ribbon + button; Craft Supply - thread + buttons; Scallop Circle Punch; Creative Memories - circle punch; Janome Sew Mini; Stampin' Up! - scallop edge punch
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

8 comments:

naomi chokr said...

Shut up!! I love this card!! So much color and texture!! see you in 2 days!!! Its going to be great!!

Kathleen said...

This card is great---you have to submit it---seriously, this is fabulous--and, I hadn't thought of the bobbin thing---duh!?--so thanks for the tip!

Heather P. said...

Whoa... This is amazing! Love it!

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

What a lovely, bright card! That would have to make anyone feel better!

MBelles said...

Wow, this is pretty, love the bright colors! Awesome job on the stiching and thanks for the tips. I wish my sewing machine was smaller, its so hard to get in and out. I don't use it enough.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

so lovely with the flowers and the dimension you created! I hope you have a great time at CHA!

Ann said...

This card is just plain fun! I love the colors and flowers!

Kristy Vernon said...

I just love this card! The flowers are just awesome. It was so nice to meet you at CHA and I plan to continue following your blog with all of your cool videos.

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