Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Layered flower with a punchie greeting

I am still making cards for my stash.  For this one I found this flower accent in my stash.  The orange flower had been glued off center so I had been putting off using it.  Yesterday, I decided to try to remove it and fortunately it worked quite well.  I was able to remove it without too much damage and replaced in better position without an visible evidence.  I added a little white button brad to hold everything together.  Love it when it works out!  So, I went looking for a background and found this one in my stash which was given to me by a friend a while back.  It worked perfectly so I trimmed it and glued it to a light green card front.  I added a laser printed layered punchie greeting just below the flower which nicely fills in the center portion of the embossed background.  I did tweak the petals a bit after I put it all together which gives them just a bit more dimension!!


Scrappy quilted heart ornaments

 I quilted up some heart ornaments for Christmas giving!!  I started with strips of mostly red printed fabric scraps and added a strip of white and a couple of patterned ones that include green and other colours just to give a good mix to the final product.  I made two pieces and stitched them together end to end.  I added a piece of batting and a backer in green patterned fabric with bears and Christmas lights.  I pinned them together and stitched along the length with red thread on the top and green thread in the bobbin. I made my own pattern using folded paper and pinned it to my fabric diagonally to make the best use of the piece and trimmed them out.  I got eight hearts!  I used red floss to blanket stitch the edges to finish them off nicely and used the end of the floss to create a hanger.  Handstitching is great for doing in the card on a trip so I finished them up on the weekend when we went to visit Dad for his birthday.  I laser printed buttons (Sweetly Scrapped) on cardstock, punched them out and sponged their edges and the two central holes.  I stitched them to my ornaments using red floss as well.

Loving the look of them and they are a wonderful scrappy project.  Triangular trees would make very efficient of a strip of green quilted fabric which I may try out next time.  Nice to have a few little gifts in your stash for last minute hostess gifts or for including in a card to a friend, etc.