Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio with RRR and Kaisercraft Mademoiselle
Hello, Ribbon Lovers! Today’s card is gloriously vintage and features one of my favorite themes: sewing! This Stitched with Love Friendship card folio features custom dyed seam binding ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and paper pretties from Kaisercraft’s Mademoiselle collection.
My mom was an incredible seamstress. She could take a little bit of this and a little bit of that and turn it into new curtains, or a dress or a darling little pillow. I spent hours and hours by her side watching her create with fabric. Perhaps this is where my early love for pattern, color and design was born.
I know everyone is smack dab in the middle of creating for Christmas right now, but I woke up with the urge to play with these pretty papers. And can you blame me? Who can resist polka dots, chippy buttons, and vintage sewing images? I ran into a bit of a speed bump when it came to ribbon selection, however. Nothing in my considerable ribbon stash was quite the perfect color match.
Custom Dyed Seam Binding Ribbon: The Ribbon Lover’s Secret Weapon
If this has ever happened to you, then you are going to love what I’m about to share with you. Create your own custom dyed ribbon with seam binding and ink. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3.
- First, cut a 1 yard length of white seam binding ribbon.
- Next, “smoosh” Distress Ink that complements your papers onto a non-stick craft sheet or other non-porous surface. Spritz lightly with water until little beads of ink form.
- Now, dip the ribbon into this delicious puddle of inky goodness. You can choose to fully immerse it, or just pick up bits and pieces of color. You really can’t go wrong, so just have fun and play with ink and ribbon until you like the end result. Then, gently heat dry and tie as usual. I always use my Zutter Bow-it-All Tool.
Stitched with Love Friendship Card Folio: A Peek Inside
The inside of this card is filled with vintage goodness. The die cut vintage sewing machine makes a perfect tuck spot for little tags and a tiny gift envelope.
To create a tuck spot, glue just one edge of an image to paper. It’s so easy, and so much fun!
The large side pocket holds a little art tag, tea bag and honey stick combo. I’ve used extra bits of my custom dyed seam binding on all these little goodies inside the folio.
Now that you know how to make your own seam binding ribbon, I bet you’ll have lots of fun coming up with reasons to use it. It’s such a great way to add a designer touch to your card creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Lovely as usual and it’s a nice break from everything Christmas. I feel pressure with this time of year and I don’t like that. I have tried to get a head start on my knitted gifts but I think I must change my plans and use bigger needle project rather than tiny like for socks. 🙂
Hope all is well at your end of the world.
Really a lovely card.