Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thanks Sew Much

Here's my card for the Waltzingmouse Stamps Bedtime Story sketch.  Layouts with angled panels like this one are usually pretty hard for me, but once I decided to approach this one like a quilt, complete with a sewing themed sentiment, this one came together pretty quickly.

Thanks Sew Much-designed by Lori Tecler-Inking Aloud-stamps from Waltzingmouse StampsUsing patterned papers from the same paper collection helped get me started.  I picked a trio of coordinating prints and arranged them on a white panel that is hidden behind them.  Once I had an arrangement I liked, I trimmed the panels to size, then ran a strip of pink grosgrain ribbon diagonally across the patterned papers.   You could see the patterns through the ribbon and that bothered me, so I tucked a strip of white cardstock underneath the ribbon to hide them.

I stamped the button image from the Waltzingmouse Stamps Charm Squares stamp set in pink pigment ink, then used a circle punch to cut it out.  I punched three more circles using the same punch, then stacked and adhered them to get a more button-like look.  After punching two holes in the button, I threaded it with twine and tied a bow.  It's adhered to the bottom of the card, just above the "thanks sew much" sentiment.

Materials Used:
Charm Squares stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Memento Luxe Angel Pink and Gray Flannel inks (Tsukineko); Sweet Blush cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Vintage Marketplace 6x6 papers (Bazzill); pink grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); cream linen thread (The Cat's Pajamas); circle punch (EK Success)


  1. This is so adorable Lori. I love the fresh and soft spring colors you used...and what fun to have that button with the thread coupled with that "sew" adorable sentiment. Great job.

  2. Love all the pretty papers you used on this Lori!


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