Happy Friday!!! I'm looking forward to this weekend.....simply because we don't have anything planned!!! Yeah!!
Below is a card that we made during Karen's stamp class a couple of weeks ago that I just realized I hadn't posted. It's using the new Vintage Vogue stamp set that is currently available in the Occasions Mini catalog.....this is a FANTASTIC set. It even has a matching jumbo wheel....you can see that it was used on the base of the card and the scalloped strip. Also featured from the Occasions Mini is the medium jewelry tag punch, which is stamped with a stamp from the Tiny Tags stamp set, and the bird and branch are punched from the extra large two-step bird punch. All those items are available to order in the Occasions Mini. The scallop border punch, used on this card, is available FREE in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.....if you order $50 in SU merchandise, you can order this punch for FREE....pretty COOL!!!
The background on the top note die cut was achieved by using a sponge dauber and swirling the ink onto it....it's a great way to add a textured look. This is a very versatile card.
If you are interested in looking at the current Occasions Mini catalog and all the other current SU catalogs....click here.
This last Saturday, I met my friend Karen at a local craft store and bought some fabric. This fabric is going to be used to make a rag tote bag.....with the squares cut with the Big Shot! There are TONS of these bags on blogs and Splitcoast, etc.....but I first saw the idea on Angie Juda's blog (Chic-n-Scratch)....which is on my right side bar and a FABULOUS blog!!! Anyways....here is the fabric that we picked out to make a bag.....along with some ribbon for the handle.
All the cutting was done using the Big Shot and the SU scallop square Bigz clear die....no scissor cramps and it only took me about 20-30 minutes!! Because with the Big Shot and a Bigz die you can cut up to 8 layers of fabric at once....depending on the thickness of the fabric. Now that I've got all my squares cut out.....I just need to sew it all together. I can't wait until I get a chance to do that. Maybe it will rain this weekend and I will be forced to stay indoors :-)
I also have a TON of scallop squares cut out from scraps of flannel I had leftover from making robes for my family as Christmas presents year before last....these I am going to also sew together and make a rag quilt. It's weird....but die cutting can become addicting....once you start it's hard to stop. You begin to look for things to cut up ;-0
Well....that's it for me today! My fairy god-maid seems to have gone on strike, so I guess that I will be put to forced labor cleaning house ;-)
Until next time, find some time for stamping!!
Blessings to you.......Cindy