Saturday, 22 June 2013

Accordion Album Sewing Themed Card - Papertrey Ink & Tilda

I have a good friend who is a keen sew-er (I typed that, then realised it said 'sewer' - as in the smelly drains kind), anyway... she does everything - cross stitches, quilts (she helped teach me to quilt), knits and does all sorts of clever stuff, and I wanted to make her a 'just because' sewing themed card.
I used Karen Burniston's Accordion Album, and 'Frame & Label, Brackets' die for the white panels and patterned surrounds.
 I absolutely LOVE these papers - all from Tilda's Sewingbird pad.
I used Tim Holtz's Movers and Shapers Mini Sewing Room die for the dress stand, and then some stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink's 'Hanging by a Thread' and 'Stitched Sentiments' sets.
 The sewing machine and 'you're sew nice' stamps are from Hero Arts 'Sew Artsy' set. I stamped patterned paper, and cut it out for the sewing machine, plus used some Copics,  and then sewed a couple of bits of fabric together to have them coming from the machine.
I'm putting this card in the 'Die Cuts' challenge at Country View Crafts.

Some of the products used:



  1. What a fab card! Love the palette you've chosen, great design. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  2. Little things like sewing two bits of fabric together to have them coming out of the machine . . . you just go that extra mile every time and the results are so WOW! Love this!

  3. One of our wonderful (Canadian) On-Line stores has agreed to do a special order of Sizzix dies for a group of us. It's so exciting ... the Circle Flip-It's and this Accordion Die is on my order. :-) I don't think I would have ordered the Accordion die if you hadn't shown the potential with your fabulous creations.
    This one is just SO sweet - love it!
    Take care,

    1. Oh, I'm excited for you! You'll have so much fun with them!! Thank you Karen x

  4. Oh Helen - another card with my beloved accordion die! Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from Scotland, Nessie

  5. Where can I get tis die cut?Wnt to mak hi for granddaughter by Aug. she is graduating from Fashion Designer School. Please respond soon.

    1. If you click on the little pictures of products above, they will take you to a store that sells them, or if you are outside the U.S, I would google the names of the products in the description, and see which online shops sell them where you are.

  6. I love all the elements you have used. I always wish I had the perfect embellishments like you have. TFS!

    Come and see what I've done lately!