Sunday, July 18, 2010

U R Sew Sweet...

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My mom-in-law's very good friend, Kit, is a master seamstress. As I can barely stitch a straight line, I am in unusual awe of her. She recently sewed an adorable little fleece blanket for our son, and I wanted to make her a special thank you card. As she is a creative inspiration to me, I thought the Moxie Fab Challenge: Finding Inspiration in a Layout would be the perfect place to start.
This wonderful layout from Jen Jockisch was the challenge layout, and I was so taken by the colors, the design, and the little details that I actually stayed fairly true to the layout, though I gave it my own little spin. I gave myself another challenge by only using scraps from my scrap box, which reminds me of a quilter's scraps. I knew this card was going to be a tough for me, as this is not my usual style, but that's why it's called a challenge!
I loved the idea of lined paper for journaling and so, after sponging some cute sticker letters, I added glitter and adhered them to the large circle element. I also cut out my own red heart and glossed it up with some glossy accents. The stitching on Jen's layout was so cute, and for my card, I employed a little faux stitching, as my sewing machine is buried somewhere in my closet! I was particularly tickled by the little pennant flags in the layout and so created my own stickpin flags to help me with my sentiment. As Kit's passion is sewing, I thought this punny sentiment would be just the ticket. I was inspired by Jen's handwritten entry and thought I'd emulate it with some embroidery floss. After stringing on a couple sweet buttons, I was all set to thank Kit for her thoughtfulness.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Fancy Flexible Phrases Stamp; Close to My Heart Little Dots Alphabet Stickers; SU Bashful Blue Classic Dye Ink; Pink Paislee, SU, and DCWV Designer Paper; SU Bashful Blue and Very Vanilla Card Stock; Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities; Papertrey Ink Buttons; SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; Glossy Accents; Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Satin Ribbon; Foam Tape
HAPPY BEANS: Push Pins, J0-Ann Fabrics Clear Gemstone Beads; Brown Embroidery Floss

11 comments:

Robin Gibson said...

Love your card, how cute! Btw, congrats on the top 5 spot in Gallery Idol! I loved, loved, loved your cards~especially the circus card! Out of this world! Have a great day!

Rachel D said...

Too cute! I love the embroidery floss letters and the bling pins. Your card is unique but I can easily see the connection to the L/O. Great job!

Sylvia said...

Hi Regina! Your card is wonderful! Really inventive with your faux stitching which looks real by the way, and your embroidery thread sentiment!

Ann Schach said...

Yowza, Regina! You are soooooo creative! Such a great interpretation of the layout! The embroidery floss sentiment is the perfect touch!

Shelley Germann said...

Absolutely adorable, Regina! Your friend is going to LOVE this card! Intriguing how you attached "sew"...did I gloss over that? I'm guessing some glue?

starqueen said...

Hi Regina,
Just love this "sew sweet" card and all it's little details! I'd love to know how you did the embroidery floss word and if you "made" the stickpins out of different pieces. Your inventive idol creations surely proved that you know how to innovate and use your stuff in really creative ways, I love to visit your blog and be inspired! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammy said...

Aww, this is sew sweet! She will be tickled to receive this thoughtful note!

Cath said...

Hey Regina! Thanks for entering the Finding Inspiration in a Layout challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you played along! :)

Monica Kulenovic said...

This is such a cool card, Regina! Love how you added the embroidery thread.

Cards by Gina said...

Once again, you amaze me with your talent! Love, love, love this card! You are such a major talent! I know the recipient will absolutely adore this card!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Regina your sew sweet card is amazing. I love all that detail and she's gonna love it. Hugs,