Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Stitch in Time...

Hi all, I'm just popping in real quick with a few cards that I just created for my Design Team project this month.  Again, I am using one of my favorite paper lines.  Kaiser Craft "Sweet Nothings".  I've used a lot of Maya Road embellishments to coordinate with the theme and I absolutley love the chipboard pieces.  I've also incorporated some machine stitching on my cards, which is another favorite of mine to do.  I'm starting to get the hang of my little sewing machine...:)  I find it very soothing...when of course everything is running smoothly...haha

Anyways, the first card I created using again the Kaiser Craft paper line.  I've also used some of my favorite dies from Papertrey Ink and the stamp sets as well.  They are a must have for any scrapper!  :)  Again the chipboard pieces are from Maya Road which are painted, distressed and inked and some of them glittered.  I was able to stain some of my own seam binding which was also a lot of fun to do.  The little wooden ruler at the bottom is also from Maya Road.

The next card I made with pretty much all the same embellishments but just arranged them a little differently on the card.

I took some more of the chipboard pieces and covered them with paint and applied a small amount of glitter to the top of them.  The little card is from one of Papertrey Inks stamp sets.  I had the little buttons and added them to the tops of some of the already stamped ones.  I then took the little wooden spools and applied some vintage paper around them.  I love how this turned out.

This next card was used from the same paper line and I just cut out the bird cage and used that as an embellishment for my card.  I then took various papers and just used a scalloped edge punch to create my design on the right side of the card. 

The paper at the bottom of the card were just taken off the bottoms of three of the different papers and I just used those to create a sweet little border at the bottom of the card.  I used some lace around the cage, some twine, a mini clothes pin and I then just took one of the Maya Road pins and slipped a little wooden spool thru that and pushed it down into my bow. 

The last card was used taking various papers and punching out multiple squares to create the background for my card.  And again, using the same paper trim from before I then just used those in between my squares.  I took many chipboard pieces and painted then, distressed and inked them and the dress from I covered in paper and inked as well.

I wrapped the spool in some lace trim and twine and with the sewing machine I added a small piece of patterned paper to embellish the base of it.  I then added some buttons and then with the dress form, used a sweet little clothes pin and clipped the dress form to that and adhered that to the top of my bow. 

And lastly, I created a little keepsake to put the cards inside of.  I had fun creating this envelope using some lace trim and sweet little embellishments.  And from there tucked all the little cards inside.

I hope you all enjoyed!  Have a wonderful nite and keep enjoying every moment of every day...time goes by too fast not to!  :)