Monday, March 5, 2012

Oh Sew Happy Life

Another Monday is here and the start of a great week!

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We all know how trendy the 'Keep Calm' sentiment 
has become and EAD Designs
has come up with a great set of Stickerz with varying themes.
I paired this one with the colorful paper & embellishment kit 
'Graceful' by Lori Whitlock from Echo Park.

To quote my husband, there is "a lot going on with this card!"

From left to right....

The laid what I call the 'wallpaper' base and then went to work.
{all products used are in the project recipe below}
I cut the fun EP banners and hung them from Flax baker's twine.
Die cut the flowers and centered them with bright brads.
I placed the sentiment on a journal card and continued the banner on the right.

 I bought these fab decorative floss bobbins to use on projects
{not for floss, of course}
and wrapped this one with Blossom baker's twine.
The stick pins finish it off.

As I created this card, I began thinking of my grandma.  She taught herself to
sew when she was determined to make Barbie Doll clothes for me as a child.
I know that as she continued on making school clothes for me and eventually
Cabbage Patch & American Girl Doll clothes that she had a
'VERY HAPPY LIFE' because she enjoyed it 'sew' much.

Here's the set I used...

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Project Recipe: 
Patterned Paper & Journal Spot:  
This & That Graceful by Echo Park
Embellishments: Stickerz in Keep Calm Set 1 EAD Designs
Flax & Blossom baker's twine from The Twinery,
brads from American Crafts, stick pins by KandCompany
Floss Bobbins from Sew-ology 
Tools: Tattered Florals die by Sizzix, Big Shot


jessica said...

LOVE it!!! Such a bright, colorful and fun card!!
Awesome job!

Jingle said...

This is just awesome! I love it!

Candace said...

wow, such an awesome card!!

Sue D said...

Fabulous card--love all the embellishments--sew cute!

Me-Ma Kim said...

Your Card is *SEW* AWESOMELY CUTE!!I am hopping along today and am already a follower of your blog. TFS and have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim

missstamper said...

I love it - the twine bobbin with pins, the measuring tape, the sentiment, the flowers, all of it!

missstamper (at)

Lisa said...

Lovin all the layers of prettiness Julie! Thanks for your sweet email :) it's always a pleasure to drop by your blog for inspiration!

~amy~ said...

SEW fun!!!! We used the same stickerz sheet today:)

Lauren Brewer said...

Beautiful! I love the keep calm sticker paired with those beautiful papers and embellies. TFS! {hugs!} Lauren

Lindsey said...

There may be a lot going on, but it all works so well together! The papers and embellishments pair perfectly with this fun sentiment.

Jay Gee said...

So many gorgeous elements to this card Julie - LOVE it :)

mandalj said...

I agree with your husband! It's a fabulous card, wish I had the patience so do something so intricate and lovely.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I LOVE this card! How very pretty and I want those papers! Thanks so much for sharing!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Super FUN card! Love all the different layers you used to feature this image! TFS! ;o)

Rose said...

thud!!! love this card girl :) and what wonderful memories of your gram :)

CarlyJo said...

Oh wow! Look at the color and over all design in that card! Your card is great, I love everthing about it!

Ruby said...

Love your bright and happy card Julie, those 'keep calm' messages always make me smile. I have an app on my phone to create them too, fun!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sew cute Julie! Love the spool of twine and those sweet stick pins!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sew cute Julie! Love the spool of twine and those sweet stick pins!

Shellye said...

This card ROCKS, Julie! I mean...ROCKS!!! Love it so much :)