Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Practical Scrappers Stitching Challenge

Dust off your sewing machine or get out your needle and thread and stitch your way through this week's Practical Scrappers Challenge. The challenge is to use stitching on your project and so to help inspire you to sew too,  I revved up my Singer and got stitchin' like a mad woman!  I actually whipped this card up for a young couple that eloped.  Their parents then threw them a reception at the home of the Bride several weeks later.  Since they eloped and had already been married for a few weeks I decided that I wanted to have a some fun with the card and do something a little less traditional (while also including some cash for the happy couple...young couples always appreciate cash!). 

I combined some Webster's Pages patterned paper with a kraft envelop (for the cash) and a journaling card from the Webster's Pages journaling card set.  I sewed a straight stitch around the paper, card and envelope and then inked up the edges with some white opaque ink to give it a clean but slightly vintage feel.  A brad to close the envelop, some crisp white ribbon, a couple of flowers die cut from a vintage book page and a stick pen from JBS finished off this pretty, non-traditional wedding card.

I hope you join us for this week's Practical Scrappers challenge and don't forget to check out all the other Design Team inspiration pieces at the PS blog right here.

Supplies Used:

Patterned Paper:  Petite Papers Collection Triple Pack (Webster's Pages)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: White Twill (Papertrey Ink) Rustic Cream Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Opaque Cotton White (StazOn)
Embellishments: Brad (American Crafts), Pearl Stick Pin (JBS), Kraft Envelope (Maya Road), Vintage Book Print Flower Die Cuts (Stash), Journaling Card Set (Webster's Pages)
Other tools: Singer Sewing Machine, White Thread

3 Scrappy Comments:

Kristina H said...

Super pretty! Love what you did with the envelope..oh and the pin is a great it!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love that Kraft envelope and the stick pin. So pretty

Crayola58 said...

Beth. this is such a beautiful card. I love the design, the gentle colors that make up the beauty of it.

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