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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dusting off the sewing machine!

My friend just had a baby on Sunday night and we anxiously waited to hear if she had a baby boy or girl.  For some reason I felt as though she would have a girl so I made a card on Saturday to send out as soon as we received word.

Lets just say, it's a good thing I don't bet!! Baby Carson was born on Sunday night and he joins his big brother.  He and mom are doing great! :)

But now I needed to make a boy card.  I knew I had a few baby boy bibs that I made this summer and back in September I wrote this post on stamping on fabric.  I wanted to make something out of the box for a ccreative challenge offered by Shelli Gardner (CEO of SU!).  Well, I didn't win, but I'm happy I tried.  I learned 2 things… 1) don't stamp on fabric if you want to actually use/wash this piece of fabric - it will bleed! and 2) leftover pieces that you find months later can be used for cards! 

I'm so glad I figured out number 2!  I was digging through a drawer for the baby bib that I had sewn and found a scrap piece.  I had stamped the fabric with the little bird stamp in pistachio pudding ink.

It's been awhile since I have sewn on a card, so I broke out my sewing machine and gave the card some extra detail.  I love sewing on cards and I don't know why I don't do it more often!

I wanted to bring in some silver too.  The buttons, silver stars and pistachio pudding cards add the perfect amount of dazzle :) 

The birdie and top sentiment are from the hostess set Hello Love and the "it's a boy" is from A Dozen Thoughts. (Both great sets!)  They're embossed in smoky slate and pool party embossing powder.

The inside I used a scrap piece of the pool party DSP and some washi tape.  Punched out a star and I'm done!  

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card.  I love making them extra special for friends.  Congrats K & D!  We love ya!!

Happy Stampin'!

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  1. Your card is so precious! I know they will love it! I love the look a card that has been sewn. It really adds so much! :)