OTWC #25

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy first day of Fall, everyone!  We've had A LOT of rain in our neck of the woods, but the weekend looks to be comfortable, in the low 70's, which I'll take any day of the year.  I have Off the Wall Craftiness' Challenge #25, for you all, today.
I used it to put together a fun, little card for a good friend of mine's birthday on Sunday.
I started her card by stamping the flower images, in Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, and Certainly Celery inks, on white cardstock; machine stitching a gray-threaded, straight-stitch frame around its edges; silver embossing the "Happy Birthday to You" sentiment in its top center...
machine stitching the bright pink button, in its right center, with gray thread; and adhering it to the Basic Gray, cardstock, card face.  Actually, that pretty much covers the front :).
I, then, stamped another piece of white cardstock in the same way as described above; machine stitched, to its center, with gray-threaded, straight stitches, a piece of clear cardstock, which had a half circle shape punched from its right center; and adhered it to the right inside of the card.
Finally, I used a couple glue dots to tuck one end of a length of Baker's Twine under the right side of the button; tied a small knot in the opposite end; and wrapped it around the entire card twice, before winding it around the button a couple of times to secure it.
Oh!  I guess that's not the final steps.  I tucked a Starbucks gift card into the clear pocket.  Every mom, with two kiddos, under the age of two, can use a little help in the energy department.  Right?!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Tags & More (SU); Damask Designs (PTI) Paper: Basic Gray (SU); white (Georgia Pacific); clear (PTI) Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, & Certainly Celery (SU); VersaMark Other: silver embossing powder & 1-3/8" Circle punch (SU); gray thread & sewing machine; bright pink button (Paper Studio); Baker's Twine (AR Designs)


Tammy said...

Jinny this is just lovely! Yes, ANY Mom could use help with energy! What a cute little gift card holder! Thanks for playing with us girls at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

Karen B. said...

This is beautiful and such a lovely idea.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a super cute card!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!

Jenny said...

Sooo pretty, lovely idea!!! :) :) :) :) :)