Friday, February 11, 2011

Sew Suite Shoebox SWAP

On February 3rd, I attended a Shoebox SWAP at my upline's studio.  For the Shoebox SWAP we were to design a card or project using either a Sale-A-Bration set or a set from the Occasions mini catalog.  Of course, due to my renewed interest in sewing, I knew right away that I would design a SWAP using items from the Sew Suite set of products from the Occasions mini.  The Sew Suite products can be found on pages 32 thru 37 of the Occasions mini.  I followed the color scheme in the Sweet Stitches DSP, and incorporated my favorite base card color - Crumb Cake - it just goes with everything and it's strong enough to stand up.

I stamped the sewing image from the Sew Suite stamp set (page 33) in Melon Mambo onto a circle I had cut with my Big Shot and the Circles #2 die.  I also stamped a portion of the sewing machine in Daffodil Delight and punched the circle out with a 1/4" circle punch and layered that onto the main image.  The greeting below the sewing machine is from the ever so versatile Teeny Tiny Wishes set available in the main IBC.  The scalloped layers of DSP were cut using the Tasteful Trims XL die which was in the Holiday mini and is still available.  The Melon Mambo piece was textured using the Square Lattice texture folder.  I stamped the measuring tape from the Sew Suite set onto Daffodil Delight and then cut it out with my paper snips.  The measuring tape piece made a great layer to cover the "seam" where the DSP and Melon Mambo layers met up.  The circle with the main image was then layered on top with dimensionals. 

I also used this card for the Long Distance Swappers January SWAP where our theme was to use a set from the Occasions mini.  So this SWAP did double duty for me!

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Gwen Mangelson said...

I love it! this is my favorite grouping from the catalog also!

Maria said...

your card is "sew" cute!