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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sew Thoughtful

Every year I make a set of note cards for my mother as a birthday present.  Since she is a former Home Ec teacher, I thought this was a perfect card for her:


The stamp set is CTMH Puns of Praise which I cut into two: image and sentiment.  I stamped the sewing machine twice; once on the patterned paper (retired) and once on the actual white circle.  I decided there was no way I could fussy cut around the spool of thread at the top or the needle in the middle of the sewing machine.  After paper piecing the sewing machine, I did add a couple touches of color: pink for shadows and purple on the wheel and buttons.

Because this was a sewing card, I didn't think I could get away with NOT sewing on it.  And, since it is a punny card, I'm entering it over at Heart2Heart: Let's have some pun fun!

Most of the cards I make for Mom are individual.  This one was so perfect for her, I made a set of eight.  She always looks forward to getting her set of cards.  This year, I have the privilege of delivering them in person.  Can't wait to see the look on her face when she pulls this one out of the bag!

Until next time,
Becca

7 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love all of the stitching on the card...makes perfect sense! :)

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  2. Love both of your cards--especially the second one--hmmm I just might have to order that set! Thanks for justifying another CTMH purchase!
    :) Marie

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  3. LOVE this card and SEW will your mum! Very impressive, neat machine stitching and cute little Singer. Enjoy your trip "back home!"

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  4. Love that you used stitching on your "punny" card Becca! Thanks for joining us at Heart 2 Heart!

    Lucy – DT
    http://love2createitall.com

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  5. GORGEOUS card! Love the stitching..."sew" appropriate! Thanks for playing along this week at H2H!

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  6. SEW awesome!!! You are a brave seamstress...she will love them, Becca!

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  7. Your card is as cute as can be! Your mom is sure to love it!

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