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Monday, January 23, 2012

An old stand-by...

This is a technique I learned from my friend Barb (a phenomenal card-maker who makes cards for Cards 4 the Troops) when I visited her in California in October of 2010.

Some of the circles are punched from a magazine and some are punched from scrap paper... which I tend to have TOO much of.  Anyone who knows me, knows that scraps are my nemesis.  After punching, I arranged the circles on the page, taped them down and proceeded to sew them in place.  I've done many color combos since I learned this but I had never tried "blues and greens" until yesterday.  I love the result...


  1. This is lovely. I would absolutely CASE this but my 1960s Singer does not like sewing paper. :)

    1. I hear ya... I'm not sure MY machine likes it much either. Every once in awhile it does a major hiccup and sews sideways... pretty funny!

  2. This card is great Cindy! What a terrific way to use up scraps and I particularly like that it makes a perfect card for anyone... could be masculine or feminine, adults or kids... ideal for OWH cards. I just may have to see if I can dig out a very old sewing machine that is hiding somewhere and give this a try!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team

    1. I hadn't thought of that Paula, but you're right, could be for anyone. It does however, round my box off to 70 cards shipping out tomorrow for OWH. Woo hoo!!

    2. Hi Cindy,
      What a small world! I love AE and visit often. I will be heading there today for classes. Hope to see you at the store sometime.
      Happy crafting,