You’re Sew Special Vintage Birthday Card

You're Sew Special Vintage Birthday Card made with Crafty Secrets CD #7

You’re Sew Special Vintage Birthday Card

Hello everybody!  Just popping in quickly to share a birthday card with you.  Last weekend was my Grandma’s birthday, so I wanted to make a special card to celebrate the occasion.  She’s the one who taught me how to sew quilts, so I thought a sewing card would be appropriate!  I pulled out my Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative CD #7 and got to work.  Here’s what I came up with:

You're Sew Special Vintage Birthday Card made with Crafty Secrets CD #7

I just love those ladies, don’t you?  Everything was sized in Microsoft Word, printed, cut, distressed, and stitched before being applied to the card face.  Here’s the inside:

You're Sew Special Vintage Birthday Card made with Crafty Secrets CD #7

Sweet and simple!  What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

Sew Wonderful Birthday Card for Crafty Secrets

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You’re Sew Wonderful Crafty Secrets Birthday Card

Hello, everyone!  I hope you’re doing well, refreshed after the weekend and looking forward to a long weekend ahead.  Today I have another birthday card to share with you, this one made with papers from the Crafty Secrets Sew Decorative CD, and stamps from the Sew Fashionista Digital Art Stamp set.  Take a look:

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I started by choosing the green lace patterned paper, the sentiment, and the sentiment frame from the CD.  Then, I sized them all digitally and added the dress form stamp from the Sew Fashionista digital set.  Layer by layer, with the dress form in the same place, I printed each element so that when I layered them on my card, all the little lines on the dress form would line up.  Sounds complicated, but it wasn’t really.  I’m just not that great at explaining my process!

Before gluing everything down, I added a flourish stamp, corner stamps, gold brads, some faux stitching, and distressed edges.  Then I just layered everything, popping the sentiment up on foam squares, and added a nice bow and flowers.  Here’s the inside:

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The sentiment and flowers are from the CD, and the dress form is from the stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post.  Have a lovely day!

One of a Kind – The Vintage Seamstress

Hi everyone!  I’m sitting here watching the rain come down, listening to an interview about reaching your full potential, and trying to come up with some fun little story with which to start this post…but nothing’s coming to me 😛  So I’ll jump right in. 

I started this card last week in the hopes of entering it in the Mojo Monday challenge and the Crafty Secrets linky party, but only finished it yesterday, far too late for either!  I’m still quite pleased with it, though, and hope you’ll enjoy it as well.  Take a look:

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I started by picking the tag and mannequin images from my Crafty Secrets “Sew Nice” Creative Scraps sheet.  Gorgeous vintage images.  Then I picked my One of a Kind sticker from my stash, grabbed a doily, and pulled out coordinating papers.  I stamped a damask pattern onto coral paper and clear embossed the design for an old, worn wallpaper kind of look, then inked up my doily with Vintage Photo distress ink and glued it onto the coral paper.  I wrapped some lace and satin ribbon around the coral paper, then layered the whole thing onto ivory cardstock and stitched around the edges.  Then came the distressing and more Vintage Photo ink around the edges 🙂  I layered the vintage images onto cardstock and stitched and distressed those edges as well, popped my sticker up on foam squares, and added a bow.  Then, inspiration struck and I stamped and fussy cut a little pair of scissors to hang from the tag.  I’m crazy about those little scissors.  

I was going to add buttons and other bits and bobs, but I forgot  decided I like it the way it is 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to check in tomorrow for Wedding Wednesday! Have a great day!

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