Happy Sunday, peeps! Hope you’re having a great weekend…it’s a wee bit soggy here in SE PA, and we’re bracing for some more snowy precip…hey, it IS winter, right? More crafting time! Anyway, it’s Paper Players day and Jaydee has an awesome sketch for us this week. I just love this sketch, it’s very similar to my favorite go-to sketch, only it’s in landscape, which is just as wonderful! Check it out:
One of the free SAB items this year is a little packet of Project Life Mini Cards; since I am a terrible scrapper, I thought perhaps I could use some of them, along with some other SAB products, to make a card! So here we go:
Isn’t this a happy card? I cut down one of the larger cards for my upper panel, and used the Heart Framelits to cut down the floral one, then added a button from the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack. I cut a mat free-hand in Lost Lagoon and popped it up over some Tangelo Twist ribbon, and stamped the sentiment from Simply Wonderful in TT ink:
It’s all atop a Soft Sky card base, and I think it’s quite cheerful! And I loved the sketch so much, I had to do another! I haven’t done a vintage-style card for a while, and I needed a thank you card for a sweet customer, and I know she likes vintage stuff, and I hope she likes the card as well!
I used a Very Vanilla card base this time, with a mat of Real Red and Typeset DSP, stamping the images from Postage Due in Real Red and Crumb Cake, and sponging everything with Crumb Cake. I added a couple of wee banners, then, using the Flower Fair Framelits, I diecut some leaves from a piece of burlap ribbon, and a flower from our canvas, embellished with a Candy Dot center:
I also embossed the top half with the Arrows EF (thanks, Sandy!) and added a little sentiment from Something To Say, which I diecut with the File Tab Edgelits…I think it gives a cool “finished” look, don’t you think:
This took a wee bit more time to complete, but I like the shabby look of this one too! So I hope that these will inspire you to create something with Jaydee’s sketch this week! I must say, the DT has created some beauties with it….be sure to check them all out:
I have been doing a few other handicrafts lately, and Cassidy has suddenly realized that her mom and I could possibly create clothes for her dolls! Changing her doll’s clothing is an activity that absorbs a LOT of her time, but she doesn’t realize that knitting a doll sweater would take quite a bit of effort for a beginning knitter (although of course, I am trying to make one for her!!!)! However, through the generosity of kind people and the internet, I was able to find a free sewing pattern to make “Claire” a coat. Now I have LOTS of fabric from all my sewing projects, but this Debbie Mumm pattern is what Miss Cassidy chose and insisted on!!! And I have to tell you, she was thrilled with it! Here it is, being modeled by her doll (it’s similar to an American Girl doll):
And yes, it has pumpkins, apples, sunflowers and scarecrows on it…and that’s what she wanted. AND the design was only going one way, so I had to make sure I didn’t get a sleeve upside down, LOL! AND the pattern was for a dress with the opening in the back, so I had to alter it so it opened in the front:
But it was fun to make…even though I don’t think I ever made anything with seams so small, LOL! So far, we only have a snap closure, but I want to add some wee buttons to make it look more like a coat! I just need to find some tiny enough! Thanks for indulging me!