Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I am Sew happy! I received some wonderful goodies in the mail yesterday from Crafty Secrets and had to play! I got this new sewing stamp set and some vintage cardstock die cuts. My morning yesterday found me at a local second hand store where I had a ball!!! I found some old crochet doilies for 25cents (I cut these circles down to fit my card), some satin ribbon (50 yeards for 75cents), old buttons, OLD childrens book that I can cut to my hearts content (35cents each) and even a cute pair of shorts for me!
I used some Wild Asparagus paper, inked in black to add distressing (age), used some seam binding for my ribbon. I love the final look even though I am not crazy about the brown and blues.
I am showcasing this card in the CARDS blog challenge of punny sayings "I am SEW happy we're friends" and also Moxie Fab challenge: Fabric. I think I used fabric in a new way....doilies on my card, seam binding instead of satin ribbon, and the use of busts on the card where you would hang a garment to hem and tuck before final fittings. That could be a bit of a stretch.....hehehe! This card also works for the stamp something challenge of using 2's of things for their 2 year anniversary (2 doilies, 2 patterned papers) and for the Stampin'Sisters in Christ challenge to add Distressing to your card to give a vintage look.
I just love happy days and recycling old stuff. Do you shop a thrift stores? Any good or favorite finds?