Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sewing on Cards Part #2...

This is the second installment of sewing on cards. I hope that this will help someone else in their efforts to do what appears to be a developing trend. I learned a lot and hope that my mistakes will be used to the benefit of others. When I first decided to make these I knew I wanted to sew on them. I was totally oblivious as to how to do it. So I decided to do it as if I weren’t going to sew on them. I punched various sizes of circles, in various cardstocks (textured and crimped) and using my SNAIL I put a very small amount of adhesive on the backs to hold them in place. I left them overlapping on purpose because I wasn’t really sure of what I was doing or how it was going to end. I started sewing on the overlapping circles and went all the way across. I left plenty of overhanging thread, again because I didn’t know how it was going to end up or how I was going to tie it off.
This is where I really learned the error of my ways. I had to then take my paper piercer and remove the thread from the overlapping circles, cut the circles level with the card base and somehow tie up the loose ends.
I tried to first tie them and cut very close (right side), then I tried applying some SNAIL adhesive to the thread and tucking it behind the circles (left side), then I went with my Tombow Adhesive and applied a small amount onto the first threaded puncture hole at the edge of the card base (not shown).
I learned some very important and time saving things and they are…
*Trim the overhang from the card base first.
*Backstitch to secure the edges.

Here is the finished project. It was a lot of work but worth it. This is a cast party invitation for the cast of “J-Force”. This is the drama that the kids will be doing at music camp this year. Music camp is a week long program offered at my church for kids during the summer. They learn a musical, an instrument and do crafts. Then at the end of the week they perform the musical and demonstrate the instrument by playing the song they learned. It is an amazing experience and the kids work really hard. This year one of the other “drama moms” suggested a cast party. I was asked to make the invitations, which I jumped at.
All Year Cheer (retired)
Tempting Turquoise cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Pumpkin Pie cardstock
Brights Collection textured cardstock
¾” to 1 3/8” circle punches
Itty Bitty circle punch

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  1. Cute card! I love it!

  2. totally cute card!! I am following you now as part of the SC thread so I will check back often and leave you some love :-) Hope to see you over at my blog!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  3. how cute. I keep thinking I need to pull out my sewing machine. You have inspired me.

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  4. I love the way your card turned out, and since I can't sew a straight line, this would be right up my alley.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Kim - a new follower

  5. very cute!

    I'm following you now!

  6. Very neat! I found you on Stampin' Connection on the follow list. Thanks for the follow. I am now following you :)



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