Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Totally Stitchin' the Sequel

The Paper Players color challenge

I was inspired by the Sweet Sunday layout and the awesome color combination over at Paper Players for my card.

For me the three colors are soft and calming, however my card turned out way different than what I had been thinking.  It's way busier and foofy than my usual look, but I guess you have to try new things.

All supplies from Stampin' Up! 

Stamps: Sew Suite, Pattern Pieces, So Happy for You
Inks: Blushing Bride & Early Espresso Classic Ink Pads
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake Cardstocks, Nursery Suite & Springtime (scrap) DSPs
Accessories: Scallop Circle, 
1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Moonlight Smooch Paint, Sweet Stitches Fabric Brads, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Subtle Brads, & Linen Thread

The sewing machine on the card was paper pieced using a scrap of Springtime Vintage DSP and Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then I added the Moonlight Smooch Paint to give it a metal finish.

The miniature sewing machine toy was given to me when I was little.  It belonged to a friend of our family's who had all boys, so she gave it to me to play with.  It can actually sew.  You crank the handle on the right and away it goes.


  1. Hi Elizabeth!
    Love that you tried something new! The ruler all scrunched up like a ribbon is a fabulous idea! Lots of detail went into this card! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  2. Both of these cards tht you made with theSew Suite! Thanks for sharing.

  3. such a pretty card!!!! very beautiful

  4. Elizabeth, all of your details are amazing! Wow! The scrunchy rulel, the pin-cushion, the paper piecing...I could go on and on. You really showcased the colors perfectly. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week! :)

  5. I've been meaning to make a comment. Isn't this funny how you have a layout in mind and yes, then it comes out totally different. I know what you mean. You totally rock the house on this one. I adore your card, the sweet details and I think your presentation is superb.

    Thank you for playing with us!

    xo, Marian (Studio M)
    The Paper Players March 2011 Guest Designer

  6. OH. MY. GOSH. This is outta the ballpark, it's a home run! Adorable. I never think to use colors like this for this set----just a winner all around!!! Thanks for playing the Paper Players challenge this week!

  7. I love how you used the challenge colors! So many fabulous details! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  8. Super cute card! I love how you used the DSP for the sewing machine. TFS.

  9. Oh my goodness, Elizabeth this is amazing! So many details and I love how soft and vintage these colors are with this set. FABulous work. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  10. Adorable card. I love how you used the different images in the set and put them together. The scrunched tape is such a nice touch. Congrats on being recognized by the Paper Players.

  11. Oh my! All of the details on your card are just amazing...wow. I had to take some time to stop and look at everything. Gorgeous!!!

  12. I really like this card! Foofy is good!