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Thursday, September 29, 2011

September Stamp-A-Stack Card #4

I do not sew. I took a Home Ec class in Junior High and enjoyed the cooking/baking part of the class. The sewing, not so much! We could make whatever we wanted and I chose a sweatshirt. It was supposed to be easy. I ended up getting sick and missed a week of school and we went on vacation so I missed another week. The teacher graded me on what I had done and luckily I passed the class. I never did finish the shirt. John’s Mom gave me her old sewing machine when she bought a new one. I’ve never used it, except to put things on top of it. Smile 

Then Stampin’ Up! came out with fabrics. I thought they looked nice, but didn’t plan on ever buying any. What would I do with it? At Convention, there were several projects demonstrated with fabric and some of them were NO SEWING! Woohoo! Sounds perfect for me! So when demonstrators were given the opportunity to pre-order items from the Holiday Mini Catalog, I bought a pack of the Spice Cake fabric. It took a while for me to open it up, but when I did, I was impressed! It is really pretty- the picture in the catalog doesn’t do it justice! It took even longer before I was brave enough to cut in it and use it for a project. But look at what I made: 


This was a card that was demo’d at Convention. Again, it looks much better in person! But it was “sew” (ha, ha!) easy! Did you know that fabric tears in a straight line? I didn’t! Just make a small cut to get it started, then pull! Perfect strips every time. I liked this card so much I decided to use it for the Stamp-A-Stack. Everyone liked it!

The greeting is from the Hand-Penned Holidays set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. It’s stamped in Soft Suede on Naturals Ivory cardstock. I swiped the edges on the ink pad to pick up some color. The fabric strips are adhered to a Naturals Ivory card base with Sticky Strip. I found using a Bone Folder to really rub the Sticky Strip onto the fabric helped it to stay when I pulled the backing off.

I still don’t think I’ll ever sew, but at least I know other ways to use fabric now! I stepped out of my box! Good thing I went to Convention! You should join the Stampin’ Up! family and come with me next year!

I’ll be back tomorrow with Card #5.

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