Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sew Chic


Welcome to InkingPink, and to another Be inspired Wednesday challenge at none other than Cuttlebug Challenge blog. This weeks challenge may seem a bit intimidating to some, but check out this fabulous post by Cindy Royal for a wealth of information for machine stitching on paper.That should calm your fears about adding a few stitches here and there. 


I happen to have a quite a lot of experience sewing, it is one of my greatest loves and I have a passion for fabric that runs deep. That first machine Mr.Wonderful gave me for Christmas so many years ago changed my life forever. I harnessed that passion as I created this card.


I'm just thrilled with the way this little sewing kit turned out, I used my new forever young cricut cartridge to cut out several of the dress forms and popped them up on dimensionals, the letters are cut from tag sale alphabet die,{ chic is also from the cartridge}, and embossed with Japanese scales folder, I added tons of white dots along the outer edge of the letters to mimic stitching.


The kit was purchased from my local craft store, and transfered into this altered Stampin"up! clam shell container, {they are located in the back of the Stampin'Up! catalog}. To make the elastic holders in the lid of the kit, I punched a small hole in the paper where desired and threaded elastic through, adhering securely on the back, and slipped the item into the taught elastic to keep it in place.


If you don't have a machine , you can add stitching by hand, or add faux stitching by using your paper piercer and a sakura pen, or a dark color marker. Try yarn, crochet thread, twine, and even ribbon. There are so many ways to add stitching to your paper projects!
   Want more? The talented DT has stitched up some incredible projects for you, head on over to the cuttlebug challenge blog to see them all.

Happy creating,

6 comments:

lowfat0001 said...

I'm glad I came to your blog - your project looked so much better here than the one posted at the Cricut MB. TFS! You are one talented lady!

chriswooten57 said...

cute kit. i want some of those clam containers. i did not know they were sold. thanks for info.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Terrie B x said...

Sew!!!!!creativly `gorgeous` Shantaie..love it all!!!!
(I wish I could stitch as neat as you!!!!!!!
Love the manequin!!!!!TFI
Have a fab week:)xxx

June Houck said...

You just get better and better, my friend! I adore your card and the refurbished sewing kit. Sew pretty :)

Cindy said...

How cool are these projects? There's something about fabric and thread, papers and textures. These are just wonderful!

Linda Heller said...

Ooooh La La, Lady! Love it and I'm inspired to go off and alter something!