Today’s card features a stamp set from the Gina K. Designs kit “Fruit of the Season”. The stamp set is called “Sparkling Snowflakes” and it is sooooo pretty! I love how the card turned out!
The kit is full of some great items, 2 full size stamp sets, 24 Sheets of Pure Luxury Card Stock, Fruit of the Season Die Set, Sparkling Snowflake Die Set and it all comes in a plastic storage box. *at the time of this blog post you can still get this kit. Visit this link: Fruit of the Season Kit
I like to purchase kits from stamp companies because it’s a great way to sample their products and you get sooo much great stuff to play with and tons of inspiration. It’s also a great value because of all you get.
I used the card stock in the kit to create my card and some ink from my stash to stamp the snowflakes and sentiment. I also added a ton of glitter for sparkle.
This card would be easy to mass produce for Christmas cards.
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!
I love easy sewing projects! Actually easy ones are the only ones I can do ha ha! So when I found this project online I went ga ga over it! This project comes from Lorrie Nunemaker. She created this super easy, super adorable project using a place mat from the Pioneer Woman Collection (which I lovvvve!) You can find Lorrie’s blog post on this project by clicking Here
I decided to give this a go myself! What follows is my process, or rather Lorrie’s process, I pretty much followed her instructions. Hope you like it and decide to try one (or more!) for yourself!
I just bought a quilted placed mat from our local thrift store. Ideally you want a solid rectangle, but I used one with kind of rounded corners and it still worked fine.
Fold the place mat in half with the side you want on the inside facing out. Finger crease firmly (or you can press with your iron).
Pin or clip (I use Wonder Clips they are awesome!) the sides as shown.
Sew along the side as close to the original seam as possible. Sew all the way down and off your place mat, being sure to use a forward and back-stitch to secure. Do this on both sides.
Next you want to “box” your corners so your basket will retain it’s shape and sit nicely. To do this, fold or push the corner in as shown above, lining up the side seam with the center of the basket (this is why you want to press the center at the beginning. ) Try your best to line this up evenly with the center.
I like to use my 3 inch wide ruler to measure up 3 inches from the tip of the seam. You can make your corners as large or as small as you like depending on tall or short you want your basket to be. 3 inches works fine for me for this basket because I know I want it to fit inside a drawer. For a taller basket, try 4.25, or 4.50, which is a nice size to sit on a shelf and hold taller items.
Using a fabric pen or pencil, draw a line along your ruler as shown above.
(sorry the dark pic, my lighting is horrible!) Next, take your basket to the sewing machine and sew along the line you drew. GO SLOWLY and DO NOT force your fabric through!! You’ll see why at the bottom of this post!! Do both corners the same way. (remember to forward and back stich on both ends to secure).
Next trim off the corners as shown about 1/4″ from your seam. Be care not to get too close to your stitches. Do this on both corners.
Set your machine to a zig zag stitch and sewing along the cut edge of both corners to secure your ends, forwarding and backstiching to secure each end. (alternatively if you have a serger you can do it that way) Again, go very slowly and do not force your fabric through!
Turn your basket right side out, fold over the top edges and you’re done! Isn’t it cute? Also makes a nifty hat ha ha!
I made two from matching placements to hold my SU markers. I don’t really use these much but this way I can store them in a drawer and keep everything tidy. I might do the same thing for my Copics!
They fit snugly in a drawer with lots of room for extras!
I made a larger basket from a quilting project gone wrong that I was actually going to toss out. This was supposed to be a table runner, now it holds my SU stamp sets, LOL
So that’s it! Super fun, super easy and doesn’t cost much or take long to make at all. Be sure to check out Lorrie’s blog post and site, she’s got some awesome ideas over there!
Ohhhh I almost forgot! Time for a SAFETY WARNING! Here is why I kept urging you to go slowly with your sewing machine!
I very nearly became a one-eyed crafter earlier! Not being the most patient girl in the world, I got a little pushy with my sewing machine. Suddenly I heard a loud “snap”! and something whizzed past my face. My needle broke! I literally felt it BRUSH my eyelashes! Someone was really watching out for me because I could have been seriously injured. So really really really be conscious of your actions when using your sewing machine. If your machine is struggling (and you will be able to tell) then slowwww down and make some adjustments. Don’t just keep going. Slow and steady wins the race and saves your eyeballs too!
Have a great day and sew safe!!!
I love love love the card kits from Simon Says Stamp! The kit for November just came yesterday and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box and play. So many awesome goodies!
There are also sequins in the kit but I somehow misplaced them, sure I hope I find before my kidlets do!
I decided to create a Thanksgiving card since the holiday will be here before we know it and I need to start sending cards out. I created a card base from the Desert Storm cardstock and cut a focal image panel and an inside panel from the Ivory cardstock. I then chose the Green Leaf Cardstock to create a mat to frame the focal image piece.
I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set in black ink then used various “autumn” color inks and many of the leaf images from the set to create a frame around the sentiment.
I had a couple ink boo boos but luckily I found some coordinating ribbon in my stash which saved the day!
I think it turned out great! There are so many images in this stamp set that I should be able to create oodles of cards to send out this month. Can’t wait to see what SSS comes up with next month! If you want to check the kits out for yourself just click this link to learn all about it and subscribe. Simon Says Stamp November 2018 Card Kit
I hope you enjoy your day and get to do some crafting! Thanks for stopping by!
Turkey Approved! 🙂
*My mom passed away in April of 2017. Nothing has been the same since and there is a huge hole in my heart and in my life without her. This was her recipe and I know it by heart. Sure wish I could make it for her today. 😦 This post is dedicated to her, with love, respect and my forever admiration.
Who doesn’t need all kinds of bags and totes, especially when you have kids?! I love these little bags I made for my twins, plus I made a “big girl” one for my sixteen year old!
I was inspired to make these by watching Dana from Made Everyday. Her video is below, thanks Dana for sharing your awesome talents!
Here are the two bags I made for my twins:
Of course my Matthew had to have sharks for his bag! I used fat quarters to create the bags. I got mine at Walmart where they are less than $2.00 and come in lots of cute designs.
Here is Amy’s bag, princess themed for her!
Here is another view of Matthew’s bag showing it open:
I used ribbon for the drawstring but you can also use cord if you prefer.
Watch Dana’s video below to see just how to put the bags together.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderfully crafty day!
*originally published in my cooking blog “One Bite at a Time: From My Kitchen to Yours”
When I first published this recipe my dear Mother In Law, Margaret, was still alive and well and happy. Sadly, we lost Margaret six years ago to cancer. This blog post is dedicated to her memory. We still love and miss her so!