Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to the blog hop hosted by Taylored Expressions! Our mission was to make a card using any TE stamp set released prior to May 2010. I chose to use "Sewing Cuppie" from the Crafty Cuppie set.


I started off attempting to make a card but for some reason the design wasn't coming together as I had envisioned. I'm sure that never happens to anyone else! I decided I would make a sewing notebook for myself since I'm a beginner to that craft. I thought that jotting down all the helpful tips I find on various websites would be a good reference to have in one place. I recently bought a Janome Sew Mini as my first sewing machine.  It's so cute and lightweight!  It's about the size of a 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of cardstock!

I took a piece of Kraft cardstock and made my own background by alternately stamping the sewing basket image from Crafty Expressions and Tiny Heart from A Muse. Then, I adhered it to an 8 x 10 1/2 notebook and put a strip of Enchanted Evening grosgrain ribbon from Papertrey Ink along the side. 


For the centerpiece of the notebook, I used Real Red cardstock from Stampin' Up! for the base and a piece of patterned paper from the Junebug collection by Basic Grey. Love the colors and floral designs! The Enchanted Evening polka dot satin ribbon is by Papertrey Ink.


I adhered Sewing Cuppie on Real Red cardstock to give it a double matted look against the patterned paper.  I used my Copic markers to color my image and a really light blue green Copic for the background image. There was a sheet of patterned paper from the Junebug collection that looked like a quilt design so I paper-pieced it to the fabric that Cuppie was sewing. To make the sparkly frame, I put strips of 1/8" Scor-Tape from Scor-Pal on all four sides and sprinkled TE Bronze Splendor glitter on the tape.  I love how sparkly it turned out! 

I hope you enjoyed checking out my sewing notebook and have fun seeing all the other fabulous creations!

23 comments:

  1. OMG - SO CUTE! Love that little sewing cuppie! I don't know how you stamped that background so perfectly! Amazing. Love the whole project. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  2. OMG!!! so freaking cute love the cupcake stamps thanks for sharing

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  3. Amazing card. Loved that stamp set. Really cute.

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  4. This is so cute! I love how you've colored and pieced the stamping, and the papers give it such a homey feel!

    ♥♥♥Lea

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  5. Beautiful! LOVE the papers and your coloring!! FAB!

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  6. This is GORGEOUS, Tina! I love everything about your notebook --- the papers are wonderful and your coloring and paper-piercing are magnificent~!

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  7. What a great card! I love the paper you used!!

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  8. I hate when my "visions" don't turn out, lol! This notebook is VERY cute! I love the colors and the ribbon is just perfect!

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  9. Oh this is sew cute!! I love the piecing and the papers you used!

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  10. Ohhhhhh my gawsh!!! Tina this came out GREAT! I love this set (it's on my wishlist). I would be so inspired to be using this cutie daily!! This floral paper looks lie a real piece of fabric!

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  11. This is so cute and a wonderful idea. I just recently started sewing too and bought the same machine LOL. I had this same thought and had this stamp in mind, but just don't own it. It is so amazing to see my vision show up like this!!!

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  12. Such a great altered book. Love the coloring and the paper-piecing. The stamped background looks great! :o)

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  13. how cute and original! love the paper-pieced 'fabric' cuppie is sewing! have fun on your sewing adventures!

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  14. How cute is this notebook!?? Such a fantastic idea!

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  15. This is so colourful and FUN!!! What a fabulous sewing notebook!!!

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  16. Lots of nice colors! Awesome job!

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  17. Adorable! I love how you used the extra patterned paper for Cuppie's sewing project!

    Chris L.

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  18. Oh my...that happens to me more often than I'd care to admit =)

    Lovely notebook! I love that glitter border and your fabulous coloring!

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  19. Oh I love this!!! FAbulous, fabulous job!

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  20. Your little sewing cuppie is sooo cute...love the paper piecing and fun details you added to this adorable card!!!!

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  21. Love all the little details! Sewing cuppie is just too cute and I'm sure you'll get a lot of use out of this notebook.

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  22. Totally awesome!!! And perfect, too! It will definitely come in handy, and be a joy to look at!

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  23. This note book is so cute. I love all the little sewing details.

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