Tuesday, July 16, 2013

She Is Sew Worth It

My oldest daughter turns 41 today.  And I ask myself,  "How can that be?"  I'm not old enough!  LOL
With six children and 5 kids-in-law, our birthday gifts to them are usually just small gifts.  This year I decided to give this daughter a more expensive gift - a sewing machine.  She has my mom's $2000 machine but has had nothing but trouble.  So I bought her a pretty basic, non-computerized one.  I wanted the card to be gift appropriate so this is what I came up with:

I wish I could take credit for coming up with this beautiful idea but it is a CASE of a card by Melody Rupple.  Here is her fabulous card:

Even though I changed a few things, I do like how mine came out (and because my daughter can't compare my card with Melody's, I think she will like it too).
 I used the dress form from GKD.  The sentiment is Verve.  I ordered the measuring tape ribbon ages ago and finally was able to use it. Of course, it only "seamed"  right to do some stitching and distress the edges a bit.
Counting down - only four more family birthdays to go this month.

Penny's Paper Crafting - pink
Paper Creators - pink
Great Impressions - anything
Sister Act - anything
Crafty Cardmaker - birthday
Crafty Friends - inspired by a song (does "Happy Birthday To You" qualify?)
ODBD - OWH - stitching
Verve- distressed or shabby


  1. Those dress forms are just too fun!! Way to accent them on the second card. Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare!

  2. Well you certainly don't look old enough to have a Daughter aged 41, so either you are the Cliff Richard of craft, or, well let's not go there!!!! I'm sure your Daughter will love not only her fabulous gift, but her Mum's very clever card too

    Thank you for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  3. Beautiful card!! I love the measuring tape ribbon!

  4. Great card, the ribbon is fab, I am sure your daughter will love this card.
    Thanks for joining us at CCM.
    Jules :)

  5. Your card is beautiful!! The measuring tape just makes it!! Glad you could link up at Sister Act this week! Good luck!
    Trisha-DT Member

  6. What a great card, the colours you've used are so classy. I really like that it reflects your daughter's hobby. I bet she will love both the card and your gift.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. luv this, thanks for playing along with us at Verve and taking the Diva Dare!

    enjoy *~*

  8. I love your card! So shabby chic. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.


  9. So beautiful ! Very elegant card !
    Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

  10. Hello, Gorgeous is your card and thank you for playing along at our challenge over at Crafty friends good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  11. Darling sewing cards. Really liking all the detail you added, especially the measuring tape ribbon.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

  12. Very interesting card.Thanks for joining Crafty Cardmakers' challenge.