Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Card 2011

I couldn't possibly think of a more fitting Mother's Day card for my nearly 95-year-old Mother-in-Law who still occasionally makes a new dress for herself. She's always been the most amazing seamstress, as she could take the bodice from one pattern, the sleeves from another and the skirt from a third pattern and create the most elegantly beautiful silk-embroidered, pearl bedecked wedding dress you'd ever hope to envision. She did exactly that for one of her Granddaughter's several years ago! She first purchased nylon net and made up a prototype dress that fit her like a glove, making necessary adjustments before cutting into the gorgeous, expensive silk. She also would just see a dress in a store and sketch it out on scratch paper, then go home and perfectly re-create the dress. I have always been in awe of her! When I got this QK/Lifestyle Crafts Sewing Machine Die (REV 0211-S), I realized it would be perfect for her Mother's Day Card. Here's how I created my card:
Die cut sewing machine (REV-0211-S) from cream and silver CS;
Die cut pin cushion (KS-0954) from red and green CS; additional stem piece from clear plastic (to strengthen stem);
Stamp sentiment (Little Paper Shop {All Occasions set}) on stem/tomato pieces; punch tiny hole through stem/plastic backing; add green safety pin and 3 sequin pins to pin cushion securing with pop dot on back;
Using Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink, distress sewing machine and card edges of 4 ¼” x 5 ½” cream CS;
Assemble sewing machine, winding thread around spool die cut (DMC Floss #814);
Cut DP (Cosmo Cricket’s “Material Girl”) to 4” x 5 ¼”, secure to card with double-sided tape 1/4” inside DP edges, then zig-zag stitch with cream thread to card;
Attach sewing machine with pop dots; add Bobbin Ribbon “Tape Measure” to left edge, tying in double knot  and fraying edges;
Add sentiment pin cushion with safety pin to knot.
Hope you're having a wonderfully crafty day today wherever you are and Happy Mother's Day to all Moms out there!!!

6 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Your MIL sounds amazing! Love the card, my favorite dp too!

Lynette said...

Awesome card - love the details like thread on the bobbin and stitching and pin cushion and tape measure ribbon! Your mother-in-law sounds incredible - wow!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Marge! Love the sewing machine die cut and the tape measure ribbon! Cute touch!

Sheri said...

That little pin cushion is TOO CUTE! Love the picture staging as well! Nice card

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful card its sooo cute,the staging is wonderful too!

Hugs June
x

Sue Lelli said...

I can't believe at 95 she still sews! PERFECT card for her, Marge! Love the sewing machine and the pin cushion! I'll bet she OOOHed and AAAWED over this card!

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