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Thursday, February 21, 2013

I'm sew wishing you a Happy Birthday Sewing Machine Card

Created this Clean & Simple CAS Birthday Card with idea in mind to use Tim Holtz Mini Blueprint stamp, Vintage Sewing Machine. Then I needed a sentiment and decided to go out of my comfort zone which I have been doing a bit of lately and create my own sentiment using Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs stamps & Docerela Creations "Happy Birthday" sentiment. I created the sentiment in 2 parts since there was only one "s" letter in the LF Smitty's ABCs stamp set.  
For a play on words 
I placed the letters I needed on my block to stamp:


and I then stamped the next set of letters with the Docerela Creations "Happy Birthday":


Used Kraft cardstock as base, white layer & gray layer.

Embossed the white layer with Cuttlebug Wedding Suite.
Stamped the TH Vintage Sewing Machine on right side of card. Added the sentiment layer which I stamped on a separate piece of white cardstock because I did not want to chance messing up the white layer with embossing & stamped TH Vintage Sewing Machine. Added a gray strip embossed with Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing folder that looked like sewing stitches to me.

embossing: Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing folder
ink: Memento London Fog
paper: cardstock - Kraft, white, gray
stamp: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Docerela Creations sentiment "Happy Birthday"
Tim Holtz: stamp - Mini Blueprints - Vintage Sewing Machine  
Entering this into the following challenges:

Kraft Journal White on Kraft unlim 2/18-24

Anything Goes Ch86 Vintage or Shabby Chic lim5 1st 2/12-25
Tues Throwdown #135 Monochromatic lim2 2nd colors white, gray 2/19-25

Word Art Wed Ch68 Anything Goes lim5 3rd 2/20-26

Cute Card Thurs Ch257 Simplify CAS Cards unlim 2/21-27

A Blog Named Hero Ch20 If I Could Turn Back Time Shabby Chic or Vintage unlim 2/15-28
Card Makin Mamas Bday Card Ch lim2 2nd 2/15-28
DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Ch Anything Goes unlim 2/7-28
Pin & Tack Spark Your Creativity Now Ch#6 Anything Goes unlim 2/2-28 
Lexis Creations Ch84 Monochromatic unlim 2/18-3/2

Crafty Boots Out of your comfort zone Ch unlim out of comfort zone by making my own sentiment 2/18-3/3
Paper Playtime Ch4 Sentiment Stamps unlim 2/18-3/3 
Victorine Stamps Ch53 Stamp, Emboss & Embellish unlim 2/18-3/3


  1. Love it!!! Neat stamped image!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. love that sentiment so sweet.

  3. Super duper card - I really like that embossing folder i really thoughtt that was stitching
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  4. This is amazing - love that ink!

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for our Monochrome Challenge! Hope you can stop by and join us again soon!


    Julie xx

  5. Love the blueprint stamp, a great card. thanks for joining us at CCT.x

  6. I love love love vintage sewing machines. I own one treddle machine and a couple table-top antique machines as well. I buy them up North and bring them back here to Las Vegas to sell. Trouble is, I end up keeping too many for myself. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us
    The Kraft Journal

    1. I have a sweing machine, not vintage, and I'm not good at threading it or sewing with it. I've been wanting to take a basic sewing class where you bring your own machine and they show you how to use it. When I mean basic I do not want to have to make an item but just learn how to thread, make bobbin & use the functions of it with fabric scraps so I;d not have to buy any good fabric and be frustrated that I have to make a project until I was ready after learning initial basics.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  7. Hi Melissa - like the play on words and love your vintage sewing machine stamp. Thanks for sharing you card at Lexi's Creations this time in our "Monochromatic" challenge.
    Helen x (DT)

  8. This is beautiful!! I love the sewing machine!! I have that stamp set but haven't used that stamp yet!! Love the sentiment!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime and have a great weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  9. Ha ha, I love the sentiment. Thank you for moving out of your comfort zone for Crafty Boots Challenges.


  10. Very clever card and sentiment. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  11. Wonderful CAS design!! :) Thanks for playing along with us again at Tuesday Throwdown! Hope you’ll join us again for the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* - DT member

  12. Love your embossing details and the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  13. Simple yet elegant! Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero!

  14. Beautiful card. Love the stamping and the embossing really sets the card off. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs Nana
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