Sew Inspired

Yes, another lame post title…oh wait, you won’t see the other lame title for a few more hours (hee hee, I scheduled a post for later…gotta spread the goodness out). Sew, yes, lame title – I love puns, what can I say?

It is a new month and that means a new challenge in the Papertrey Pixie blog group. This is my month to host (PTPC2). I love inspiration challenges – mostly because there are so many different directions you can go that you get a great variety in cards and that makes it fun (to me). I found this fun selection of fat quarters (hence the sewing pun).

What drew me to the selection originally was the colors, but when I started making my card I found I also liked the arrangement of patterns. I stuck with the same design on each square (unlike the inspiration) because I think with cards it helps unify it when stamping (had I had the right pattern paper, I would have used different patterns). I also went with a scallop die because I don’t have pinking shears.

Now if I could just learn to sew! I recently bought the Janome SewMini. I love the machine but it really likes to *go* so I have a hard time controlling the paper as it goes. Oh well – wonky is charming, right?

And by using my Damask set, I’ve also accomplished another challenge – inking up those heretofore uninked images. I love this set and everything I’ve seen done with it…but I must say my previous attempts at using this set have ended in the trash. I like this one though – so yay!!

Thank You
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Damask Designs, Borders & Corners: Square;
Ink: White, Hibiscus;
Paper: Kraft, Raspberry, Chocolate, Chartreuse, Orange Crush, Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus;
Other: buttons in colors above (PTI); sewing machine & thread (not PTI); Scallop Square die (Spellbinders);

7 thoughts on “Sew Inspired

  1. Fat quarters? ok, never mind. LOL.

    Beautiful card! Didn’t realize on the Papertrey Pixies site that you made your own patterned paper – so more to ya! I bought one of those mini sewing machines (brand?) but it ended up in the trash on my 1st attempt. I love seeing sewing on cards. I’m just too lazy to lug my big one out from storage…LOL.

  2. Hey Karen!

    Nice challenge. Hope to get some time this weekend and just stamp…the challenge is at the top of my stamp-to-do-list. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a janome too but I thought mine was the only one possessed by a speed demon =D

  3. Great card! I love the damask design repeated in all those beautiful colors. And yes, wonky is in!

  4. Love the colors and the stamping is great! I hope to get to this challenge a lot sooner than I got to May’s!

  5. you need to link this up on RESQ, it fits the challenge this week!

    It is GOR- JUS! Love the fabric and your sewing!

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