Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Springtime Vintage Fabric
I don't know why, but the pictures I tried uploading of recent cards keep coming up sideways. So I went back in my files a little while until I found one that worked!
I made this card in January for my aunt's birthday. The base colour is Rose Red. I brought out the old retired Mellow Moss for the panel, then ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Dots embossing folder. I just love those defined polkadots!
The sentiment is from the set Afterthoughts (which you can earn free by being a hostess). I coloured the Happy Birthday with marker and just omitted the "Call when it's time for cake" part that typically is underneath it. The shape that Happy Birthday is on is from the Sizzlit set "Lots of Tags". It's one of my favorite dies that I reach for all the time. All the cut outs go so well with other things, like punches! The pink piece behind the sentiment is the Decorative Label punch. I accented with 2 Basic Pearls and popped it all up with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.
Now my favorite part: the beautiful fabric! My kind and generous upline gave me samples of the new Springtime Vintage fabric that appears in the current Occasions Mini. It's so cute and it just makes me want to learn to sew!!! In the meantime, you don't have to be a seamstress to benefit from this great new product. I simply tore 2 strips off the end of the fabric piece. One got wrapped around the Moss panel. The other I threaded through a matching Springtime Vintage "Big Designer Button" and made a bow. I hot glued the button and bow onto the existing fabric strip and ta-da - a faux bow! It's irresistable - you will want to touch this card!
Remember, Sale-a-Bration is only on until the end of this month. If you spend $60 on your favorite products (including this fabric perhaps?) then you get to pick a free SAB item! Also, hostesses get to cash in on another free SAB item if they host a workshop of $395 or more.
Don't wait too long...