I am a sturdy New England girl, transplanted to Houston by my husband (also a New England guy), for work about 10 years ago. I constantly complain about the heat and humidity and crave some fresh, cool air. I clearly have forgotten what cold is until this morning- it was 18 degrees when I woke up-yikes! Now being a Southerner, the first thing I did was to see if our pool was still running and if our outdoor pipes had frozen (actually, being a Southern lady, I kicked my husband outside to check on that-LOL!)! Somehow in during those intervening years I have become a wimp!
I am very happy, though, to finally have the weekend off after a very busy week+ at work. I plan to stay in my pajamas as long as possible and clean up my craft room (page me if I don't reappear by Monday morning!).
I have been playing a bit more with my new sewing machine and really loving it! I haven't sewed on much fabric yet, but that will come in time- too many cards to make! These Sweet Pea felt flowers from the new Occasions Mini catalog from Stampin' Up are perfect for a stitched card.
Sweet Pea DP series set. This paper pack is like some of the big paper slabs from Michaels or K&Co and the designs and colors are great! I stitched each patterned paper layer to plain card stock for contrast, then adhered them to the card with my glue runner. I tied a simple knot using some brown suede ruffled ribbon on the last DP layer before adhering.
I cut out the blue square using a nested die on my Sizzix machine, then laid out the flower pieces and marked their positions with pencil before stitching the "stems". They ended up pretty close to where I intended- not perfect, but good enough! The edges were sponged with Bashful Blue ink and the felt flowers and buttons were adhered with Tombow multi glue.
On the inside, I stitched some of the polka dot DP to a 5.5" white panel, adhered it to the inside of the card, then stamped the greeting. Note: stamp the greeting before assembly in case the position isn't good- it's a major bummer to ruin the card after it's all assembled!
Hope you have a great day- keep warm!
Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Sweet Pea DP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Sweet Pea felt flowers, Sizzix machine, nested dies, brown suede ribbon, sewing machine, buttons