Girlfriend..you’re SEW sweet…

Hello to ya!  Can you believe it is June already?   This month the VSM team was challenged to use the  http://store.vintagestreetmarket.com/collections/paper-sheets-tags multi- use paper sheets and tags.  Using them in a new and fun way!  They are so easy to use and very versatile.   I decided to create a gift pack of sorts…..I made a paper bag envelope I stitched up the side and than created two cards that sweetly tuck perfectly inside!  The paper bag itself has the http://store.vintagestreetmarket.com/collections/paper-sheets-tags/products/dimestore-vogue dimestore vintage multi-use paper on it as well as a fun bingo card from the pantry staple goodies  for some added interest http://store.vintagestreetmarket.com/collections/craft-pantry-staples.  I layered them with a pair of old scissors that I painted and topped it off with some of the diecut buttons from the diecut sheet…I also fussy cut some of the buttons out from the actual multi-use paper.  I wanted them to be like real buttons so I used a husband poker and made holes and wound burlap twine through each one and than adhered to the envelope.  I added some ribbons in several colors and a vintage spool was the last touch.   I than wound some yummy twirly twine http://store.vintagestreetmarket.com/collections/craft-pantry-staples/products/brown-twirly-twine around the whole pocket and added a gingham posy and a couple of tags.

The cards keep with the theme by using more pantry staple bingo cards in brown….and I used some scraps from my bin for my papers.   They worked so well with the Dimestore vintage collection!  I used some scraps from my manilla folders for the tops…and stamped part of my sentiments there.   I added some decorative stitching and added layers with diecuts and doilies.   The fun part though was using the multi-use paper for my main images…one card I made a heavily layered shabby bloom by diecuttig the papers..and adding snippets of old lace and coffee filters.  The other I fussy cut an image of one of the dress forms from the pattern side.  I wanted it to be more like a mannequin and so I stamped the base of one and than made the dress form 3-d with foam adhesive.  I added buttons and ribbons…and a small tissue flower…and that was that!  This will be a fun gift for any sewing lover!   Thanks for letting me share!  hugs, cherry

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One Response to Girlfriend..you’re SEW sweet…

  1. my goodness, this is just amazing! I love every little detail! you really put a lot of work and love into this treasure. 🙂

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