Thursday, March 22, 2012

Design Team Reveal with Andi


Today I'm revealing a fun gift set that I made for this challenge.  I really enjoy sewing and I'd been seeing all of these fun pin cushions on Pinterest, so I decided to make one to give as a gift to a friend of mine that also sews.  Of course, you cant give a give a crafted gift without a crafted card, so here's my projects.

Farm House Pincushion and Card Gift Set

October Afternoon Farm House Attic Trunk
October Afternoon Farm House Her Bureau
October Afternoon Word Stickers
EK Success Label Punch
EK Success Bracket Border Punch
Bazzill Cardstock
Wiltons Doily
Misc. Buttons, Burlap, Rhinestones, Cotton, Cotton Fill, Mason Jar
May Arts Ribbon, glitter tulle
Inksentials Crackle Glaze

So, as I said, the idea for this pincushion originated on Pinterest.  You have a pincushion on the top and you can fill your jar with your sewing notions, i.e. thread, needles, scissors, buttons.  I thought that the Farm House line would be a better paper line to use for this project!
I first bracket border punched the Attic Trunk paper and glued it to the mason jar.  I then wrapped burlap around the center of the paper.  I then started embellishing.
I added some crackle accents to the house sticker to help it looked a little aged, buttons and ribbons.

I had already made the card before the pincushion - since that was part of our assignment - so everything that I used for the pincushion was left over from the shadow box and card.  And I still have more supplies left!

I grabbed a 6" x 12" piece of cardstock and started distressing.  I then added 2 piece of solid blue cardstock, one was about 1/4" smaller than the other, and I took the edge of my scissors to fray the edges.  I did the same for the 2 patterned paper squares.

In the top corner I took a border scrap and the other half of the scallop circle (the other half was used in an earlier project) and the special sticker and stuck them in the top corner.  The card just needed some balancing out.
I gathered half of the doily and glued that down, then gathered the tulle and glued that down on top of the doily.  I then started layering the other pieces.

Since we were to make 2 handmade embellishments, I hand cut the button card from Her Bureau and then tied 2 buttons onto it so it would be a real button's card.  I layered other punches, word stickers, a scalloped circle with the silhouette sticker on top.  I crackle glazed the silhouette sticker to age it.  I added a few rhinestones here and there because I love bling!  And that was that! 

A nice gift for a friend with plenty of materials left over to keep on creating!

Well, that wraps up March's Design Team Reveals!  Check back in next week, we'll be showing off projects from our March Challenge, themed "Lucky"!

1 comment:

Michelle McClure said...

What a perfect use for the Farmhouse collection, love the vintage layering.