Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gina K--Sew Fun!


The Gina K design team is hosting a fun hop with a sewing theme!  There are lots of great ways to add stitching to your cards...from hand stitching with thimble, needle and thread to fancy machine stitching or even faux stitching, you'll see some great inspiration in today's hop!

You should have arrived from Cat's!  Didn't you love her hand-stitched petals?!  If you missed the projects before that, visit StampTV to start at the beginning!

I couldn't resist using Asela's Sew Pretty set for my card!  I used machine straight-stitching to emphasize the lines of the layout (Theresa's sketch, which was still current when this post was first published before blogger freaked and deleted it!).  The focal image was paper pieced with a scrap of Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper, which made this a fast and easy card.

I trimmed around to sentiment to keep from covering up so much of this lovely lady.  The shape of the sentiment adds to the retro feel of the card...kinda reminds me of a neon sign from a 50's drive-in!  In keeping with the sewing theme, I added a button-trimmed satin bow and some snaps.  I hope you like it!

Notes:
Basic Grey Marjolaine designer paper
Nestabilities Labels 10
satin ribbon
snaps

Your next stop on our Sew Fun hop is Donna's!  Just WAIT 'til you see the darling project she has come up with!

33 comments:

  1. So gorgeous Deb! Love the little side bow and esp love how you cut out the sentiment!

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  2. Awesome card. You definitely have mastered the sewing skills. I also love how you cut out the sentiment...looks fantastic.

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  3. Such a beautiful card Deb - LOVE the vintage look you achieved here, yet keeping it modern...does that make sense?! Just love it!

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  4. LOVE this card, Deb!! I really really like how you cut out the sentiment as well!!

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  5. P.S. YEP!!! VERY legal to use more than two and mix up challenges!! LOL

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  6. What an awesome image, so vintage! I love the snaps in the corner...too cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I too love the snaps! this is such a cute card!

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  8. What a gorgeous card!! I love your paper piecing!! Really lovely details & colours too. Beautiful!

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  9. Such a gorgeous card. Love the stamp you use it ties in so well.

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  10. A perfect card, Deb! Love the use of the snaps, instead of buttons!!!!

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  11. Such a cute card with a vintage flair.

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  12. I love your card. I wish I could have made a card like this for my mom when she was alive. She was a seamstress and loved to sew. Wish I had caught the bug but a sewing machine and I don't get along at all.

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  13. Gorgeous card! Love your designing!

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  14. Cute card Deb, that woman in the card so looks and reminds me of my Mom, great vintage feel to it.!!!

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  15. Perfection! From the sewing themed image to the snaps in the corner, it all fits together so well and creates such a perfect card. I'm envious of the recipient!

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  16. Beautiful card.Love the use of the snaps.
    crafty teacher

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  17. You always rock whatever you do, Deb! Amazing card.

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  18. Love it! I need to dust off those images!

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  19. Love it!!! Reminds me of my Mom except she was a blond :)

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  20. ... your card is ** sewwww** great,, it looks really nice.. ty mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  21. Love the vintage stamp in the middle...that along with the 'snaps' bring back lots of fond memories of my mom sewing away:)

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  22. Pretty card, Deb. Love the colors you chose, very pretty!

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  23. That stamp looks just like my mom when she was younger! And she did indeed sew and look fabulous! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  24. beautiful card and lovin your button (-:

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  25. So glad you got your card back up Deb. It was one of my favourites. The snaps brought back so many fond memories of my mom and her sewing! Love it:)

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  26. very nice card love the vintage feel

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  27. Love the vintage look of your card. It looks like it would have been a magazine cover or pattern cover from Vogue.

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