a friend of mine asked me for help these days, with the invitations for her hubby's birthday. I suggested to create them for her, like I did her own in summer, but she wants to do it herself this time.
She is a crafter, but no card maker so she doesn't have a lot of card making supplies. Besides she needs 30 invitations and wants to have them all done before Christmas, so I thought I need to suggest something simple that requires not too many supplies. And this is my idea:
I simply stamped the sentiment on a white card base and adhered hand cut triangles from scraps of paper I had left over. After the glue had dried a bit, I added true stitching with my sewing machine for a little more detail. Besides, my friend can sew so I found that fitting.
For me, it's the fist time I used my sewing machine on a card. I own just a tiny traveling machine, which can only sew straight ahead, no zigzag, no reversing, just straight. But it was easier than I thought. Maybe I should do that more often.
I stuck to blues and greens, to make it suitable for a guy, but she of course can use anything she likes. It's just a suggestion. By the way, the green paper is handmade, it's left over from these Christmas cards I made last year. The blues are back and front of a sheet of a Christmas / Winter themed paper pad. But with these tiny triangles nobody can tell and I liked the colors together.
I don't know yet if she'll like it, but I think it could be a base. She could doodle a border, or cut a panel and adhere it to a colored card base.
Only two days to Halloween and I found a way to use at least one of the Halloween cards I created. That does make me happy. And so does the weather forecast for Friday.
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