Thursday, April 14, 2011

Best card

SO this is a card that I am going to send to my mom for her birthday. So I hope she doesn't look at my blog before then.
I personally love this card. The best I have ever made!
Anyways I used Creative imaginations South Seas paper as the background (double-sided). Then I stamped the background with all the stamps from Tim Holtz's set HABERDASHERY CMS105. Then I used a teal piece of scrap paper (sorry don't know the brand) and used the Tim Holtz's Sewing Room die with my vagabond die cutting machine. That thing was the best X-mas present I have ever gotten!! Anyways, I then took ribbon and wrapped it on like a skirt. Used another scrap piece of paper to make the shirt. Next, I took floss and wrapped it around the bobbin.
I finally used my new SewEasy design stitch runner. Then I took silver thread and stitched all around the two sides. That took alot of time but it was soooo worth it. I sewed on the fake paper button.
For the inside I needed to cover up my stitching so I decided to mat the inside. I used bazzill cardstock on both sides. Placed the words from Making Memories Sew.. on the front and Happy Birthday on the inside. And last but not least, I took Glossy accents to attach the hanger looking paper clips!
So this is my wonderful card. I hope you like and thanks for looking!

Challenges for this project:
1) Aud Sentimentals- Anything Goes (Thur)
2) Lili of the Valley- Happy Birthday (Thur)
3) Pixie Dust Studio- Say it Aloud (Thur)
4) Crafty Creations- Paper piecing (Wed)
5) Truly Scrumptious- Vintage (Wed)
6) Anita Be Stampin- Anything Goes (Tues)
7) Ladybug Crafts Ink- Celebrations (Tues)
8) Papertake Weekly- Truly Dimensional (Tues)
9) Tuesday Throwdown- Sparkle and Bling (Tues)
10) Craft your Passion- 2 by 2, my 2 is the form as a stamp and as a die (Mon)
11) Karen's Doodles- Happy Birthday (Mon)
12) Squigglefly- Fabric/ Stitching (Mon)
13) There's Magic in the Air- Fabric/ Stitching (Mon)
14) Totally Stampalicous- Anything Goes (Mon)


  1. What a fantastic card JoAnn... love the idea and the beautiful elements you have brought to it.

    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

    Elaine ♥

  2. Wow what a stunning card I love your little embellies Thank your for joining us at Craft your passion

  3. WOW!! you have put a lot of work and love into this Mom will love it no doubt!! How fun and creative...thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air.

  4. Wow, what a special card! She's sure to love it. It's fabulous JoAnn! Thanks for playing Squigglefly's challenge!

  5. what a fabulous card - your mum will love it . I love all the dressmaking elements .. just wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug crafts ink for our celebration challenge this week
    Lisa x

  6. Such a fabulous card, wonderful colours and your details are inspired and exquisite!!!

    So glad you could join us at Truly Scrumptious,
    Heather xx

  7. WOWZER!! This is totally brilliant!! Love your fun theme and the fun dressmaking elements here!! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Squigglefly challenge!! Smiles, Vicki

  8. oh wos, love this, especially the little extra:)
    Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles and good luck
    Anne x

  9. What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

  10. How Pretty...and I'm sure your mother will love it....thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Cupcake/TMITA

    Gloria Westerman Paper Cupcake DT

  11. This is a lovely card.
    Thank for playing with us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.

    Shatam (CYP, DT)

  12. I love all the details in your card. It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  13. WOW! This is fantastic - love all of the embellishments! Thank you for helping us celebrate our one year birthday at Aud Sentiments!

  14. Gosh this is totally fabulous what a beautifully designed card love the images and colours thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Lorraine x

  15. Wow! What a wonderful design! Beautifully made and I'm sure your Mom will love it! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

  16. Wow! How creative! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Anita Be Stampin Challenges!


  17. Very cool! Love this!! Thanks for joining us at Anita Be Stampin!

  18. Fun! Thanks for playing along with the "Anything Goes" Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

  19. Fabulous card :-) I love the stamps you used and all the die cuts and details are perfect :-) I am sure your mum will love this !!

    thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  20. What a super cool card! Love the ribbon on the dress form and the thread.. love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Anita Be Stampin!

  21. Fantastic card! The dress and spool are FABulous! Thank you for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

  22. Your card is very beautiful!!! I love all the sewing embellishments!
    I do need to let you know though that in order to be in the drawing for the prize with LOTV your card needs to use an LOTV product. I would hate for you to miss out on the prize!
    Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Dena

  23. Thanks for joining us in our birthday celebration at Aud Sentiments. Good luck with your dt application

  24. A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

  25. Such a wonderful project. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x