Monday, July 13, 2009

JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream



I'm excited to help kick off a new JustRite Week at Stamper's Dream. Michelle has all the newest JustRite products in stock, so all week long, the Dream Team is taking turns sharing project ideas. Be sure to see what Cammie and Michelle are also sharing today.

I've put together a quick(ish) card using the new Friendship set, which comes with six designer centers and six coordinating round borders. I thought this fun Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday pattern would be a perfect fit for this particular center and border. They both just make me smile!

I stamped the border onto dark blue card stock, then cut it out with the Labels 3 Nestabilities. I love how the border fits right in there snug as a bug in a rug. Next I stamped the center onto white card stock, colored and glittered, and cut it out with circle Nestabilities. The light blue flower-shaped mat is done using the Blossom Nestabilities. I finished off with some white candy dots, white twill from my stash, a Cornice Edge punched border, and some machine stitching. The Kraft card front is attached to a card base of the same size. That way, none of the perimeter stitching shows through to the inside, and it gives me a place to hide my tied off threads.

A quick word about stitching. I've been asked how I get my stitching so straight. First, it's not always straight! Second, I usually just find a place on my machine's presser foot, line up the edge of the card or panel with that, and go fast. When I slow down, the stitching gets crooked. I do, obviously, have to slow down for corners, but give me a straightaway, and it's full-speed ahead. (Shhhh ... I drive that way, too.) I know that may not be much help, but I don't have any other secrets, except that I've been sewing since elementary school, or, around {choke} thirty years. I use a relatively inexpensive, no-frills Kenmore full-size sewing machine.

Enjoy the moments that make you smile!



Stamps: Friendship Borders & Centers Round 3 1/4" (JustRite Stampers)
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp, Stampin' Up Kraft, Buckaroo Blue, Soft Sky, and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up Buckaroo Blue and White craft
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Circle, Blossom, and Labels 3 Nestabilities; Martha Stewart Cornice Edge punch; Stardust Stickles; Pebbles white candy dots; white twill; sewing machine; foam adhesive

26 comments:

chercroppin said...

Love it! The papers are fabulous, and I love all the added details and dimensions!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the sparkle on the flowers. :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Well this post definitely made me smile!!! I particularly liked the driving analogy!!! LOL!!! The card of course, is fabulous as usual - love the colours you used, gorgeous paper, love the stitching and your spellbinders layering is too COOL! Gorgeous card!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Amy!!!

Carolyn King said...

totally beautiful Amy---LOVE the combination of spellbinders dies, cosmo cricket and just rite on this....PERFECT in every way!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

AWESOME! I love it that you stamped the words on the Labels 3 panel. Great design, and I agree with Cam. It IS perfect in every way! :-)

Loretta said...

Amy, that sentiment is DIVINE!!!! What a gorgeous card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful, Amy!! I always love the way you layer the different Nestie shapes!!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous! Lovin' these colors together and all your fabby layers! :)

Niki Estes said...

Amy, this is so pretty! I love the colors, patterned paper, and the layered sentiment! Just beautiful!

ScrappyKy said...

Fantastic! Blue and green are a fav color combo of mine. I haven't seen that paper yet so I will now be hunting it down. Great job!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous!

SMK said...

oh so wonderful! loving this!!! the teal and lime colors go so well together and the white ribbon just pops! Great job :D

Jessie/knightrone said...

How gorgeous!! Love it!!

Dawn Easton said...

So pretty, Amy! I love the colours and the sparkle on the flowers!

chelemom said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the glitter!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

LOVE all the shapes Amy!! How clever to stamp the circle on the Labels 3!! And the colors are fabulous!! Gorgeous card!!

NancyS said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Amy! Love the design and the glittered flowers. The JustRite stamp really draws the eye. Great job!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

You crack me UP!!! I sew and drive fast too. Awesome projects (yes, I stayed awhile on your blog just soaking up the mojo). Hope you have a terrific day!
~ky
www.bunnynest.blogspot.com

Marimer said...

Hasta los cards mas sencillos te quedan con una elegancia y perfección impresionante. felicidades.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Amy!! Love your layout and the image and sentiment are beautiful!

I missed you and your awesome creations while I was on vacation. Missing you at the bread basket!
hugs,
Chris

pezadoodle said...

fabby amy! great to see you the other day!
hugs
M

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, great colors, neat layering and stamping, like the glitter!

Leslie said...

cute!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Omigosh, love this! Gorgeous colors and paper and LOVE your framing for the sentiments!

dpkennedy said...

That is the cutest sentiment ever! Another super pretty card!

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