Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Neighbours, First ‘sewn’ Card and more FREEBIES added to the “Vault”

Firstly Happy Thanksgiving to my neighbours to the south (only 10 minutes to the south, but still…)  May your Turkeys be plump and moist, crispy on the outside or if you are Vegetarian or Vegan my your tofu be the same.  May your holiday be a time of connecting with family and a good rest.  We truly have so much to be thank you for.  I think having our Thanksgiving ahead and then your USA one causes me to think twice as hard about our blessings. 

I have been crafting like MAD in prep for my first ever craft fairs – I’m probably doing twice as much work as needed because I don’t know any better.  I’ve got my display figured out etc – but would welcome any wisdom from YOU if you have done this before? 

So I am making cards like crazy – and my dear friend Rose loaned me a sewing machine because the one I had was defective – I had many spats with it, it being the victor.  So, first thing I tried yesterday was to come up with my own “sewn” greeting. 




Whenever I make a cut with my Silhouette SD and there might be some wasted paper space around the object I’m cutting, I will toss a few heart, circle or other shapes in beside to make good use of the paper.  (specially when its exclusive designer paper)  I had all these sweet paper flowers to use up so I went wild with the straight stitch and sewed them onto this square format card.  I love this “quilted look” paper for the background to show up all the pretty patterns on the blossoms.  I embellished the centers with small pearls, alternating them between sizes.  I printed the sentiment in Word and then added a bit of gelly roller to soften it.  I thought this card could be for either a sympathy or to genuinely say … Sorry! 

On another note, I’ve added three more files to the Freebies Vault (tab top – scroll waayyyy down, the Christmas items are all at the bottom)   – these being a cute Santa hat and two versions of a Festive Ornament.  Enjoy!


  1. Lovely card, I like all the stiching. Good luck at the fair.

  2. Good for you...breaking out the sewing machine. I have a tiny baby machine i got years back that i need to practise up on...As i love the look of sewing on cards....i think it adds such a wonderful detail.
    So great job and i hope you had fun at your craft fair this weekend.
    Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comment you leave for me...i sure do love them :)

    Big hug

  3. Look at you go sis, it makes me want to haul my sewing machine out of the closet to give it a try. Your card is very creative and has lots of wondeful detail.

  4. Just became a follower and want to thank you for the free Silhouette files. I just got my Cameo, and it will be some time before I design my own. I appreciate your Christian testimony on your blog! I'm at Thanks again!


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