A good friend and fellow entrepreneur, Paula Krieger from Daily Window recently asked me to design a couple of card inserts using Sizzix dies. This was a perfect fit for a number of reasons, the greatest being my dear friend, neighbor and fellow designer, Eileen Hull designs dies for Sizzix. I call this a match made in heaven. Working on a creative project and helping good friends get the word out about their wonderful products.
The cards are a standard size, enabling them to fit into the pocket of anyone of Daily Window’s great totes, purses and or a lunch bags. To get started you will need the following supplies:
Assorted Batik Fabrics
Heavy Duty Craft Interfacing with d/s fusible backing
Sizzix Die Cut Machine and assorted Dies
Steam A Seam Fusible Web
Charms & Brads
Card Stock scrap
General supplies such as; thread, iron, scissors, computer, glue
How To Basics:
Cut interfacing to appropriate size. Fuse background fabric to interfacing – I used two colors to establish a horizon line between the sky and grassy areas.
Thread your sewing machine with a fun thread color have some fun using decorative stitches and/or sewing rows of stitching wherever you desire.
Choose fabric to be used for the fence, sign and flowers and press Steam A Seam to the back of the fabric.
Cut out design elements using your Sizzix Die Cut machine and assorted dies.
Arrange die cut elements onto the background of the card until placement is as desired. Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and press elements to the front of the card.
Add decorative stitching by hand or machine. Insert brads and sew charms in place.
Create and Print your message using your computer or hand lettering directly onto a piece of card stock. Die cut the message centering it on the die prior to feeding it through the machine. Glue die cut image to center of the sign.
Press a piece of fabric to the back of the card, covering the stitching and backs of the brads. Top stitch around the outside edges of the card, sewing through all layers. Trim fabric even with the stitching line.