Ekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk................This is what happens to dummies! (I am saying this jokingly, I am not a dummy at all, I am just not a seamstress---YET!)
I had designed a sympathy card for my sil and I went to use my very new sewing machine and it went completely haywire on me. I tried re threading it (didn't work) but that is where my knowledge ends. Up until now, I have gotten by with the few tips my mil taught me....now I am gonna have to actually read the book that came with it! (Gasp!)
I did the one line of stitching (omgoodness!!) All the other mangled messes on this cardstock are the attempts to fix the threading....no use.
I gave up and designed this instead:
I wanted to make a card to let her know I am thinking of her and I love this sentiment from Stampin Up! The background growths are stamped in choc chip and lightly sponged around and I added some white gel pen highlights. The front image is colored with SU Markers (chocolate chip and mustard.) After edging the main part in brown, I attached it to the sentiment piece using dimensionals (SU! version of pop dots). I added pearl accents to the flowers and pierced along the top (instead of sewing!)
Materials used: Stamps-Stampin' Up! (Garden Silhouettes, Small Sayings); Cardstock- mustard, cocoa, vanilla; ink-choc chip, mustard; paper piercing tool; pearl accents (K & Company); dimensionals (SU!); white signo gel pen (SU!); sponge.
I hope she likes it.
I also wanted to share a quick bag I altered and used my sewing machine for (before it's demise).
I picked up these bags at Target--I loved the size and colors (olive and a burgundy color). I used this tree sticker from Westrim Crafts (Paper Bliss). All I had to do was sew the back two panels together to match the colors in the tree. Then I adhered the tree to the mats and then to the bag and added the hemp and button closure.
Whola! Easy and cute!
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