Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Sew Amazing Birthday Card

 Hello and Welcome! It's been a while and I apologize for being absent from my blog. Between Easter, my birthday and my kids being sick, it's been a crazy couple of weeks. But I'm finally (and most happily) back in my office working on cards. 

Today's card features Karen Burniston's Paper Frames Pop-Up. Along with this, I used Karen Burniston's Sewing Charms and Lawn Fawn's Sew Very Mice stamp set to create this super cute sewing themed birthday card. 

For this card, I started with a A2 side fold card, using smooth white 80lb cardstock as the base. I chose Lawn Fawn's What's Sewing On? patterned paper for my background, in the light green "stem stitch" paper. I also used a light yellow cardstock for the pop-up mechanism and added a splash of a darker green cardstock as well. 

I die cut the mechanism from the pale yellow cardstock, then cut the two middle pieces from white and a darker green cardstock. I glued the middle panels to the mechanism using Lineco Neutral PH glue

I then added my patterned paper to the inside of the card, which I die cut from Karen Burniston's Rectangles - Crosshatch die set. I decided to add two white cardstock pieces to the outer edges, and used Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Party to create a pretty separator between the white and patterned paper. 

I then stamped my mice images using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black Ink and colored them in using Copic markers. I die cut them out with the coordinating dies and set them aside. 

From there, I die cut out the Sewing Charms and put them together. Once I had everything done, I was ready to put my card together. 

I added the pieces from the Sewing Charms, the sewing machine, buttons and spools with bakers twine that I glued to them. I added the little mice and other details till I was happy with how the inside looked. I left one section empty on the pop-up so that the sender could sign their name or write a small note. 

For the front of the card, I created some layers using the Rectangles - Crosshatch and the same cardstock and patterned paper as the inside of the card. 

I die cut the word Sew from Karen Burniston's Mini Alphabet and Numbers dies. I stamped the "you are" and "amazing" from the Sew Very Mice stamp set, using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on to black cardstock. Then I added it to the front of the card. 

I added the little mice and the buttons from the Sewing Charms. 

I just love how simple but adorable this card turned out. It's perfect for anyone who loves to sew or even cross stitch! Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

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