Monday, August 15, 2011

Papers and Pixels- Sewing on Cards - What next? I am published!

  I love to sew on cards, and am happy to share to encourage you to sew on cards too!  On my sidebar, there is a link to Sewing on Cards- the Basics to get you started.   What next?  Well, head on over and check out the August Papers and Pixels- they have published a tutorial on Sewing on cards-Written by ME (and thankfully edited by Laura- Thanks Laura)!   There is also info by another author on sewing digitally- which I do not have a clue about- I cannot wait to sip my tea and read it cover to cover.
  I created a couple of cards with basic sewing tonight- the first uses a simple straight stitch:

  The image is a digital image from McMahon Five Designs is one of a set of Sewing Sentiments. I colored the image with SU markers that matched the Paisley Petals DSP. The background is a Technique Junkies Technique called Collaged Circles.   I made the Bakers Twine with plain cord and a Copic marker- I found a tutorial HERE.
  Next, I made a card with a Zig-Zag stitch. 

  How fun is this image?  It is a freebie until Tuesday 8/16 at Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog- then it will go into the store. This is Gavin the Ghost.  I used Vintage Silver Lustre cardstock to print out this image the two flourishes and the sentiment- here is a close up view:
  How cool is that for your ghost cards for Halloween???  The sentiment, the swirls and the Orange paper were all made by Create by TLC.

Challenges for my cards:
Card One:
Totally Gorjuss- round and round
Fun with Shapes- Bakers Twine and punches....I used lots of punches...!
4 Crafty Chicks- Twine
Crafty Sentiments- Punches/Die Cuts
For Your Inspiration- photo inspiration- I used the colors

Card Two:
Dude Time Doodles- freebie challenge
365 Cards- Sketch
One Stitch at a Time- Anything goes
DYSU- embossing
Paper Shelter- stitching
Pink Elephant- stitching
Thanks for stopping by!


Anne said...


PS Your cards are sew lovely:)

Gaynor Greaves said...

Gorgeous, I love this, thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT and good luck, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

kiwimeskreations said...

These cards are really fun - I too enjoy sewing on cards - I must do it more often!!
The 'collaged' circles make a dramatic bg for the simple sentiment.

Willy said...

Fabulous cards, Shelly. Love the sewing...

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Shelly, I love the colours and Gavin looks pretty ghoulish. Thank you for joining us at Dude Time Doodles.

Linda Dudette at DTD

Miranda said...

fab card Shelly, love the image and the sentiment they're both awesome
congrats on being published
and thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

NanaConnie said...

Great orange on this card! So definitely Halloween. Congrats on being published! That's wonderful. Really glad you joined us on the Dude Time Doodles challenge this week. Hope we'll see you regularly on this challenge. Your work is fantastic!

Tanya said...

How cool is that, congrats!

Anne Temple said...

Congrats on being published! Love both card, but Gavin is my favorite. That paper is so cool! I need to try and sew on cards since it looks so good on everyone else's cards. Glad you shared it with us this week at Dude Time Doodles.

Tammy said...

Oh my Shelly, absolutely fantastic. I love, love the sentiment!

Cleota said...

I will be sure to check out those tutorials. I love the look and even purchased a Sew Easy kit, but just never like how *mine* turn out. :) Great card and so glad you were able to join us this week!

DTD Dudette

jimlynn said...

Fun and cute cards Shelly. Love your cute Gavin and all his shine! AND ------- CONGRATS!!!!! Fabulous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Both great cards, love the colours!

Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week, good luck!
hugs Shell xx

Michelle N (ATC) said...

Congratulations on being published Shelly! Funny thing is I made my husband touch the birthday card you made for me and explained to him that the creator actually SEWED on the card! He couldn't believe it. Lovely, lovely card Missy!

Dawn said...

Shelley, thanks for joining in the challenge at Dude Time Doodles!
Both your cards are fab! I love what you did with Gavin!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

StephC said...

Adorable cards! Love your take on this weeks inspiration photo. Congrats on being published! So glad you joined us at FYI!

Laura said...

Beautiful cards. I love the collage of circles. Very coo idea. Have to try it one day. and I love the layout and colors of the second card.TFS

Kathy said...

Love sewing on cards and I used your tutorial from CDAC to get started! Great stitched samples and huge congrats on getting published, way to go!

Michele said...

the collaged circles piece came out fabulous! love your ghost card as well. congrats on being published! xo

Choccy said...

Adorable creations !!
Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'anything goes' challenge . Good Luck !
Choccy x

Carrie said...

this is great. i love that ghost and the flourish behind it is perfect

Juliet A said...

I've been a big fan of your stitched cards forever, since you sent me some salt and pepper tech ATCs for the swap way back when. I'm glad to see that others are picking up on your talent!

WencheP said...

Very cool! Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up and good luck.


sammi said...

Fantastic card created with Gavin! The vintage Lustre cardstock is perfect! We’re so happy to have you sharing with us in our freebie challenge at Dude Time Doodles.

paige said...

You Rock! Great cards and congrats on being published! I knew you when!

Marlene said...

VERY cute! I love that ghost...and that sentiment is adorable.

Tracey Manderson said...

Congratulations, and very cool card! Good luck and thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter

Ginny said...

love the colours youve used on this fab card :)

Tamie said...

that is so exciting. I need to learn how to work my machine in order to create cards like you. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Twine challenge.

Tip Top said...

Just wonderful and he does look very spooky! Hope you are well! Thanks for entering the Dude Time Doodles Challenge - hope you can join us again next time!

Scrappy Scatty said...

What a lovely card
thank you for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Dr Sonia S V said...

Congratulations Shelly. So proud to know you!


Lynn Stevens said...

A big CONGRATS Shelly!
Love your ghost, hes adorable!
hugs Lynn

Bettina L. said...

This is just wonderful. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Bettina

Debby said...

I used to sew all the time on my cards! Sadly my machine is very much neglected now! I appreciate how the little extra touches take that bit more time. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

dstandard said...

How pretty ! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Ren-Yi said...

Love this LO. The sewing makes a fun little detail. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

Sheri Gilson said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the color combos. Thank you for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhhh love the halloween card!!! totally rocks!!!!

Rose said...

congrats and fantastic cards :)

Susan said...

both of these cards ROCK!