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,


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

  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

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

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

    Lucy – DT

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

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

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


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