Life’s a Stitch (Crafty Secrets Linky Party)

Hello, friends!  The last couple of days have been fun because the ole Mojo has been flowing.  I can’t believe how much I’ve gotten done, and I’ll be sharing it with you in the days to come. For right now, I have this fun “Life is a Stitch” card that I made for this month’s Crafty Secrets Linky Party.  The theme for this month is sewing. 

Sandy has released a wonderful new set of sewing images and papers. They are all digital designs, which means you can re-size the images, change colors and print as many as you’d like.  I’ve not dabbled much in the whole digital world of paper crafting, but I do have all three of their CD’s: Vintage Papers, Vintage Typography and Vintage Illustrations.  That’s the CD I used to make this sweet card:

Life's A Stitch Card made using Heartwarming Vintage Creating With Vintage Illustrations CD.

Click on photo for larger image. Life’s A Stitch Card made using Heartwarming Vintage Creating With Vintage Illustrations CD.

I printed the paper off in two different sizes: 5×7″ and 8×10″.  Then, I fussy cut the spools of thread and layered them in the lower left hand corner.  I used the Material Girl
stamp set, the Sew Special stamp set and a tag from Sew Nice Creative Scraps.  I cut the tag into two pieces so that I could make it look as though it was being cut by the scissors.

I used my craft knife to cut a slit along the top section of the scissor blade, then tucked the top part of the tag behind the scissor, and the bottom half of the tag below the blades.  It looks so dimensional!

I used my craft knife to cut a slit along the top section of the scissor blade, then tucked the top part of the tag behind the scissor, and the bottom half of the tag below the blades. It looks so dimensional!

The spool of thread was stamped and embossed, then I wound thread around it.  The zipper was stamped at the base of the card, and the safety pins were stamped in the corners.  They look so real, don’t they?

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (18)  With a title like “Life’s a Stitch, I had to come up with a fun sentiment for the inside of the card:

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (17) This pretty paper is also printed from the CD.  In fact, all the papers in this project, with the exception of the pink cardstock, comes from the CD.  I computer journaled the sentiment onto the pink cardstock, stamped the vintage dress form , and then added torn strips of the damask paper that was used on the front of the card.  Quick and easy!

Here are a few more images:

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (15)

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (13)

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (11)

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (20)

Crafty Secrets Sewing card (21)

I’m submitting this card to the Crafty Secrets April Linky Party,  and the Simon Says Stamp and Show April 1 “Anything Goes” Challenge. 

Why not share a card of your own in one, or both of these challenges?  But you’d better hurry!  The deadline is coming up really soon.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit my little blog.  If you have a comment, you know I’d love to hear from you!  Your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

Products used in this project. Crafty Secrets: Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD, Material Girl and Sew Special Clear Art Stamp Sets, Sew Nice Creative Scraps; Ranger Industries: Coffee Archival Ink, Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Core’dinations Whitewash cardstock; Clear Embossing Powder.

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7 thoughts on “Life’s a Stitch (Crafty Secrets Linky Party)

  1. Sandy

    Congratulations Kathy on being the lucky #12 random.org winner in our April Linky Party! Your sewing card is fabulous! Love all the elements you added that you explained what you used and how you put it all together, as so many people see samples they love but don’t know where to begin.

    I’m so happy you finally won after being such a Crafty Secrets supporter for so many years!
    hugs from Sandy

  2. ncguygirl

    Love this card – the soft colors, stitching and dimensional layers. Very creative! “Sew” good!

  3. Vicki Chrisman

    WOW Kathy.. you knocked this one out of the park!!! Holy Cow.. BEAUTIFUL girl!!!

  4. Anita Houston

    Oh the layers! You’ve transformed these digital images amazingly! What a gorgeous card! The stitching and paper rolling are fabulous touches! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show…no joke!!!

  5. Linda Sugrue

    Loving the softness of the layers and details of this gorgeous card! Vintage beauty and SO Kathy…

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