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Card Insert for Daily Window Tote

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.

Enjoy,

Lorine

 

 

 

Halloween Corseted Cupcakes

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Have you ever thought about having your cupcakes wear a corset instead of yourself? Frankly I prefer my cupcake to wear a corset as I find them somewhat confining. Good thing Eileen Hull and the folks over at Sizzix came up with this great Scoreboard die so I could cut out my cupcake corsets in no time at all. We are busy these days but our party treats still need to reflect our personal style. I can’t wait to get started on the lastest blog hop with Eileen and the whole crew of talented designers signed up for the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop starting very very soon. Stay tuned!!!!!!!!

Triple Play Blog Hop – The final project – this time anyway!

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Christmas is around the corner and I am running to get there. I apoligise for missing the last two hops but my excuse is bound to bring oohs and awhs from most of you as well as perhaps as Oh you poor baby!. I was on a cruise with my hubby and frankly blog hopping is too expensive from a cruise ship and I am not together enough to have worked all the projects our before hand. OK enough – this project was no brainer as we are hosting a party this weekend and I love to have goodies to send home with my guests after the party comes to a close.
 
Eileen’s treat topper die was perfect to top off my chocolate dipped pretzel creations. Loving all things fabric I, of course covered the die cuts in fabric using a fusible web (luckily I have access to Eileen’s dies as she lives so close). I then used ink to add a shadow to the ends of the die cut as well as to cover the white mat board edges. Next I ran a sloppy line of hot glue around the outside edes and spinkled lots of sugary glitter. I did it a second time in some spaces. No trouble at all and I am sure my guests will be pleased.
 
Happy Christmas everyone,
 
Lorine

The Perfect Hairband for Fall

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Fall is here and with the windy days and all that leaf raking I like to wear a hairband so that my hair stays somewhat out of my face. I used a dollar store hairband (7 for $1 actually) and tore off the horrible fabric if was covered with and then wrapped it with fabric strips. I like to use double stick tape along the top edge of the hair band before wrapping and then everything stays nice and neat. When the hair band is covered I added the flower accent made from the Brenda Pinnick Sizzix die. I grundged it up a little with inks and played with the pieces, cutting some and then wrapping them tightly around to form the bud centers. Kinda cute and Ever So Fast…..