Saturday, October 6, 2007

I've crossed over to the Dark Side!!!


Yes, it was a day a dear friend of mine will be proud of. I dug through the closets, cupboards and everywhere I could think of until I found my good old sewing machine in the garage storage room!
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So, this is my first attempt at applying some dusty old skills to my love of paper! I'm showing you both of these as I'm not sure which one I prefer. The zig zag or the straight stitch. Either way, this took me a while but I'm pleased I finally set the beast up in my work space. Yes, I has found a home once again!
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Another thing I did was use my large oval, scallop stamp to versa mark UTEE over Father Christmas, by Crafty Secrets (WHAT AN AMAZING SET!!!). I pressed it super hard into the granuals and it kinda stuck all over the paper. I wiped some of it off but liked the way it gave a more scattered effect. Don't look too close or you might see some of the edges in a scallop!
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One of the other fun things I did was take out my grandma's old pinking shears to cut some felt. Not sure if anyone else out there has ones like this so took a pic.
Aren't they great?!?!? They work more like a pizza cutter and roll their way along your fabric, so much fun!!!
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Hope you are all having some stamping fun this Thanksgiving weekend!
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16 comments:

Sherrie said...

Oh I knew I would get you there! Your sewing is wonderful and it adds such a neat element to your cards! Love it!

Amy said...

Love the cards! I prefer the zigzag, but both are great! I'm not big on sewing...I cheat and use the 'all in a row' set. ;)

Laura Roth said...

You did a great job with the sewing. I like the zigzag one but they are both super!

Rose Ann said...

What awesome vintage Santa cards you made! Love the sewing...great job! Those are some cool pinking shears. ;)

Deb said...

I love these cards, they are so beautiful!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Eva said...

Absolutely Beautiful cards!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my! I'm in awe right now...these cards are so beautiful! I love the vintage look and feel of these cards. Great job with all the details!!!!
I've never seen pinking shears like that I don't think, cool!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Teresa said...

I love the stitching on your cards, it adds a wonderful dimension! AS for the pinking shears... that looks scary! Maybe if I saw it in person I wouldn't be so afraid! ;)

Quilt Nut said...

love them Theresa!

Tina said...

Absolutely stunning cards. I love the look of the sewing, you did great!

Jennifer Hodge said...

Theresa I still have tried the stitching on my cards yet! I have moms old machine out but still to scared. I need to take the step! I think the zigzag looks best. Just my 2 cents! Happy Thanksgiving!

RAE said...

Can't pick a fave b/c they are both awesome!

Scrappy Moments said...

Teresa, Thes are Beautiful Cards, I wish I could sew, I'm so Sew Challenged,LOL. Love how you used the utte :) I have a huge bottle I need to start using. I love the litle circle tags on the bottoms too :) Very Cute!

Angie :)

Marlou said...

fab cards!! love the zig zag stitchin :) my sewing machine is on the blink at moment and i really miss it. I love your santa stamp!!!! :) xx

sophia landry said...

Now those scissors are the coolest things I've ever seen! And those cards are lovely, the image is great and those dusty sewing skills lol, look great.

Amy said...

AWESOME cards. I like the zig zag one I think. Those are some funky looking pinking shears. Thanks for sharing.