Sew Cute!

It’s the last Monday of the school year!! WOOHOO!!! And to top it off I’m finally back to feeling human again! I still have a bit of a lingering cough but that’s no big deal. Ugh, I haven’t had a cold quite like that one in a while, thank goodness!

I’m back to share a card I actually made about a week ago for a friends little girl. She was turning 1 and need a special cute little card just for her.

For my card I used Ella Puddle Jumper designed by Lori Boyd for Die Cuts R Us. Well I really used Ella’s little dolly. This is such a great min stamp set. You get Ella, her doll, and three sentiments… all of them are just so cute and very versatile.

I tried to keep this card pretty simple. I colored the little doll with Copics to look just like sweet little Noelle, cut her out with my Nesties and lightly sponged the edges with Dusty Rose Distress Ink. The designer paper is from My Mind’s Eye Abbey Road and the background is embossed with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.

Now on to the not so great part… I tried out my sewing machine for the very first time on this card and well… we’ll just say I need some practice. I’m used to my big haus 20 year old Brother sewing machine that is collecting dust in my bedroom closet (and when I say used to I mean that I made 4 pairs of pajama pants with it 2001). I’m not used the tiny portable machine that I bought for crafting that doesn’t have very good speed control.

Any what do you do with the lose thread ends? I never see them on anyone elses cards but I could not for the life of me (in the 3 minutes I had before we HAD to be in the car) figure out what to do to tuck them in neatly. I would LOVE to be able to sew on my cards because I adore the look but this was really not good. Oh! That reminds me I had horrible trouble with the thread breaking but I think I can fix that.

I hope everyone is having a great day! It’s going to be a busy week around here! I’ve got Burtonesque Dolls tomorrow!!

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