Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hem Your Blessings

I have been wanting to make a card with a sewing machine on it for a good while.  I love the cut of the sewing machine on the NIFTY FIFTIES cartridge.  So that is where I began.

After cutting out the machine, I just thought it was missing something.  I liked the colors I chose for the machine, but I thought it a little drab looking.  So I remembered I had some little thin embossing folders with small dots, mini sewing stitches, and little buttons.  That was the answer to my problem.  I used the buttons and small dots folders and got the look I was going for.  

I then took some DMC embroidery thread and wrapped it around the spool of thread of the sewing machine.  And then continued with the thread, as if I were threading the machine all the way down to the needle. I added a small dimensional sticker to the machine that says "With Love".  I then cut the frame out using the CELEBRATIONS cartridge and threaded ribbon through it.  I added a little row of rick rack to the base for some additional color.  And then finished the card with three small buttons.  

The inside sentiment says "Hem your blessings with thankfulness, Sew they won't unravel".  The papers are from The Paper Studio and DCWV.  The little sticker is from Studio 112.  And the rick rack and buttons are from my sewing stash.  

Lindascreativity   embossing
Paper Playtime   anything with technology  
Tuesday Throwdown    3-D 


  1. wow - so much detail!! I love it - you did an awesome job and I am so glad you joined the Creative Sisters Monday Challege. Thank you so much for sharing.


  2. I'm a sewer and a friend just bought me this card. I didn't even know it had a sewing machine not had I added to my Gypsy until yesterday. Your card is fantastic and I'm just coming to come right out and tell you that I plan to copy your idea. They say the greatest form of flattery is copying so I hope you are flattered. This is one fantastic card!

  3. As a sewer, I love this card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Sisters Monday Challenge. Please stop by my blog for another chance at some blog candy!

    Patti Ross


  4. What a beautiful card, GREAT job! I am happy to be your newest follower! TFS!


  5. This is very good! I love it with all the embossing details and the thread - and of course the colors are so sweet. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  6. This is so super cute!!! Great Job!! I'm now a follower.


  7. Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  8. Great card! Love that sewing machine I need to get that cartridge!! PS Check out my blog I got a treat for you.

  9. Wow, your card looks wonderful!!! You did such a great job!

  10. Love it...especially the thread! Great job! I'm your newest follower!

  11. This is SO cute - a feast for the eyes with all the colors, textures, buttons, and ribbon. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  12. Beautiful card! Love all the details! I have a blog award for you! Just visit my blog to pick it up! Thanks for all your support!

  13. Charlotte, I would LOVE to meet you this summer when you come to Chicago!!! Please let me know when you're prepared to come (leave me a comment or something) and I'll give you my contact information; it would be wonderful if we could meet for lunch or something -- I would love that!!!

    Do you think you'll be attending the CHA at Rosemont too? Does your visit coincide with that? I think it's July 19 - 21. I plan on attending again this year!

  14. Great job! I love the antique look of it all!


  15. Gorgeous!!!!!! I love this!!

  16. This is sooo pretty! Love the dimension and the fun sewing machine. Thanks for joining us at The TT this week.

  17. Great job on teh challenge! This is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!

  18. What a cute card! My mum is a sewer, and she would adore this card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. Hope to see you again soon :)


  19. I love this card!! I have the cart & I didn't realize it had a sewing machine! Yay! TFS!