Had fun today playing with my sewing machine...don't know why I've been so reluctant to pull my machine out before now and use it on paper...but I finally did it :} I think I worried about having to load the right color thread...and I hate loading my bobbin in my new machine...it has a side loading bobbin...it's european...but it actually sews better than my old singer ever did...I just hate loading the "side" bobbin. Okay...enough said...I used the white and tan thread that was already on the machine and went to town...it was like 'butter"...sewing on paper is fun...I can see now why all the scrap- bookers out there are using it "sew" much...sorry...I couldn't help myself...lol
I had a few cards to get out in the mail...a "thank you" for my b'day and a "miss you" card for my niece...don't worry...my family rarely reads my blog without my prodding and by the time they read this post they will have received their cards in the mail ;}
To keep it simple (and me on task) I used House of 3 print-ables for the "birdhouse" designs and just punched them up a bit with rub-ons and "sewed" them onto the blue card bases.
On the inside of the "thank-you" card I sewed a copy of the cookbook that I bought with my birthday gift card...love Ina Garten :} For the envelope I used more rub-ons and white pen for the address and the personal message inside the card.
For the inside of the "thinking of you" card I assembled a "mini-notebook" for gathering inspiration and jotting down notes. On the outsides of the envelope flaps I "sewed" on my business cards with my return address...cool beans! These may not be "polished" enough to enter into the many on-line contests but that's okay because I know that they will bring a smile to those who receive them and that is the best reaction of all.
Next...I'm off to make some "altered" mail art envelopes and journals for future correspondence...now I can't wait to "zip" the envelopes up on my sewing machine...yippee!