Thursday, February 14, 2013

I Love You SEW Much Card, Prize Give Away & Tutorial

Happy Valentine's Day Dear Friends! 

To bring you all up to date, I finished up my design team assignment with Scraputante last December and decided to take some time off to catch my breath and renew my creative spirit.  

I worked on a few projects in January but just haven't had a chance to photograph and post them yet.  I promise to catch up with my posting soon!

In the meantime, I wanted to share this adorable Valentine's Day card I created for my sweet hubby, Richard.  After 28 years of marriage, he is still the love of my life!   We are SEW perfect together!

In celebration of Valentine's Day and I'm giving away a special Graphic 45 Prize Pack worth $15.00!  For a chance to win, please follow this blog and comment below.  Or you can also 'like' and 'share' my new Facebook Page at:   You may enter once a day through Sunday, February 17th.  One winner will be chosen at random and announced here and at DawnasPlace on Facebook Monday morning.  Good luck to all of you!  I hope you enjoy the card and the tutorial! 


Front:  I Love You SEW Much

This 5 X 7 card is quadruple matted using red and black 80# cardstock from Bazzill and two designers papers from the Love Note Collection by Fancy Pants.  The top layer of red houndstooth has been double machine stitched to emphasize the sewing theme, add interest and texture.

The three hearts were all created using the Close to My Heart 'Artiste' Cricut Cartridge.   I then took another cream colored 80# Bazzill cardstock and cut it down to 8 1/2 X 11 so I could run it through the printer.  Using Microsoft Word,  I prepared my sentiment and printed it up.  I then used the black hearts Cricut cutaway as a stencil so I could center it over the cream cardstock sentiment, trace around it, and cut it out.  Finely I stitched around the cream heart sentiment and added a Maya Road Red Heart Pin.  I layered all three hearts and taped them together so they wouldn't separate, then used pop dots to lift them from the card to create some dimension. As a final touch, I added a red and black mini swirl bling from Prima's, Say it in Crystal's collection.

I embellished the side of the card with a strip of printed measuring tape ribbon.  Added a pair of silver Tibetan scissors, and used Prima's black fluid chalk to distress the Dusty Attic Antique Sewing Machine chipboard around its edges.  I glued the scissors to the chipboard and then the chipboard to the card using Helmar 450 clear adhesive.  As a final touch, I took a Pink Paisley Vintage Thread Spool Top which read's "Everyday" and popped it up with a black pop dot. 

Inside:  Left Side with Signature Box & Right Side with Printed Sentiment

To create the left side I covered the bottom portion with the black and cream weave paper and taped, it from behind, to the basic black cardstock.  Then I trimmed them to create the 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" base.  I then used Tim Holtz's On The Edge  'Sewing Edge' Die and my Big Kick to create the black cardstock Scissor, Thread, Button and Bobbin trim which I placed over the weave at the bottom.
I trimmed down the red houndstooth paper so the plain black cardstock would just frame it.  Using a scrap of cream cardstock, I trimmed it to fit within the red houndstooth, and machine stitched around it creating a special signature pad.  I used a standard tape runner and no pop dots to get a smooth flat surface. 

To create the right side I simply used the cream and black woven paper to create a 4 3/4" X 6 3/4" base.  I trimmed another piece of cream cardstock down to 8 1/2" X 11" for use in my printer.  I prepared my sentiment, printed it, and trimmed it down so it was nicely matted by the base paper.  And there you have it! 

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today.  I really enjoyed making this sweet card and I hope the tutorial was informative.  I hope you were SEW inspired to create something very special of your own!  

PS:  I want to thank the wonderfully talented Ms. Kaye2222 for her amazing inspiration!  Her beautiful creation can be viewed at:


  1. what a lovely card. I know how hard you worked at making this "sew" perfect.

  2. Wonderful card! Happy Valentines Day and hoping you have at least another 28 years together. Off to FB to like it there! Thanks for a fabulous prize :)
    Jen, ScrappyJenE @ gmail dot com

  3. This is beautiful! Love your blog! Have a good week!