Friday, November 27, 2009


I made this card for the just buggin challenge- sew it. I'm not an experienced sewer (is that a word) so, this one was a little tough. I took some paper, 2 pieces of plaid and 2 solid pieces that I embossed with my cuttlebug and taped them down to a piece of cardstock, then I sewed around the edge of the card and the seams were the different pieces matched up. I think it's easier to

sew when the pieces are actually already adhered rather than try to actually sew them on. Then I cut the fleur de lis from Don Juan using the stitched feature. After it was cut, I went back and poked through all the holes with my paper piercer to make them a little larger. I sewed through the holes with some embroidery floss. The only needle I could find was for thread, so I could only
use I strand of the floss. It would probably look better with more strands. The Eiffel Tower I used is from the Destinations cartridge and the sentiment- Merci is from Beyond Birthdays. I embossed the Eiffel Tower in my cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder. So, if you like sewing on your cards or even if you're more a fan of faux stitching, come on and play along with us at Just Buggin!


Heather in FL said...

Cute! I want to try more sewing on my projects, but it seems to have to have such foresight to do that (like it's planned and all) and sometimes, my stuff just comes together "magically", lol! I guess it's something else to practice, but yours looks great.

Chrissy C said...

Mindy, this is AWESOME! Great job on the sewing! I bought a pixie awhile back and have yet to use I should try by hand!

Lynne said...

It looks great!! Great tip on the sewing!! I have yet to try my sewing machine..
Lynne JB DT

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

Mindy, very cute. You did a great job.


Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Hi Mindy,
You are super cute and your card is so fun! I love the stitching and the colors you chose for your "Merci" card.

Robin :)