That’s the theme at House Mouse & Friends this fortnight.  I didn’t think I’d be able to join in as I have no sewing related HM stamps and I don’t have a sewing machine either, and I truly couldn’t see me hand stitching on my card, lol!!

But I was going though my stamps thinking “what to use, what to use” when I pulled out a sewing stamp I never even knew I had!!  Brand new and uninked.  Seems I might just have to start cataloging my stamps after all then!!  I also just happened to be in JoAnns last Sunday morning and found a sewing themed stamp set from The Paper Company Studio on clearance for $2.50!  So my fate was sealed, I had to make the card!

So to begin, I searched in the snippets drawer for suitable papers.  The larger backing piece is from Provocraft and the floral piece is from MME.  It wasn’t quite big enough for want I wanted but I had another smaller offcut that I was able to use and the purple ribbon hides the join!  The image is of course Stampabilities Sew What and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.  It was stamped with Colorbox back dye ink on to Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock and cut out with a Spellbinders die. I distressed it a little with DI Milled Lavender whilst it was still in the die.  The purple card underneath was embossed with a folder I bought in the UK and I don’t recall the name of it!

The sentiment and the tape measure were both from the TPC Studio set I got on clearance.  The ribbon, buttons and the gems were from my stash.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: Blank from Michaels ~ The Paper Company offcuts of pink & purple ~ Gina K Pure Luxury White cardstock, also an offcut
  • DP: Provocraft & MME both from the snippets drawer
  • Stamps: Stampabilities Sew What ~ TPC Studio Sew
  • Ink: Colorbox Wicked Black ~ Distress Ink Milled Lavender ~ Versamagic Purple Hydrangea
  • Embellies: Ribbon free with a UK card magazine ~ Buttons from The Scrapbook Store (in California, sent by my pal Mary) ~ Bakers Twine from American Crafts ~ Gems from Simon Says Stamp
  • Tools: Cuttlebug ~  Spellbinders Labels 17 ~ Stitching Embossing Folder

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Challenges

HM&FMC ~ I Love You Sew Much

Sketch & Stash ~ Current LO and I’m using new stamps

Pixies Crafty Snippets Challenge ~ Use Up Your Scraps

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