My nephew is celebrating his 4th birthday soon. Every year I try to make the kids a handmade card especially for birthdays. I’m working overseas and remembering them during their special day is a joy. The kids just brought happiness to our lives and I can’t thank God enough on these blessings.On to the card, I wanted to use the Cuttlebug embossing folder (with embossed numbers) as background. My nephew loves cars so I incorporated an image of his favorite toy h.ere The number 4 is from Papertreyink die numbers while the circles are from my stash. I have few thin washi tapes that I used also in the circle diecut shape, that’s the blue polka dot strip on the background. Washi tapes are so popular nowadays but I have only few strips I got in one area of our local bookstore back home.
I’m trying a zakka style project and just cut the basic things I need to sew them. Most of the items I need are available at my stash so the sewing I think will be the only thing that will take a little bit of time. Zakka is a Japanese term meaning ”many things”, little things that improve your home and appearance. Here’s what I did this morning.
I have extra papers and scrap that I keep just in case I need some small for my project. These two notecards are from scrap. I can write down a message or small note for both and I think this just looks cute to write down something isn’t it?
The flower notecard is only 3.5in x3.5 in while the butterfly notecard is less than 3in. I think.
Still part of the challenge from Papertreyink, I made the embellishment heart and the red button in felt. The challenge is to do handmade embellishment and apply them to a project. The pink circle & heart from PTI die and Hero Arts die. I have small strip washi tape that I added across the main focal point. I enjoy this challenge for obvious reasons, handmade.
Papertreyink has several project challenges this weekend as part of their Stamp-a-faire Summer camp 2012. I’m joining in for the Ribbon challenge technique. The technique shows how you can use a ribbon in a way that you can use them as a leaf that you can incorporate in a project. I diecut the fabric flowers using PTI dies and then top it up with a button. Stamp is from Hero Arts. The background is embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder.
There are sewing projects lined up for the coming weeks. I’ll be posting details on this blog as soon as I got the photos done.