October 11, 2007

Stitching Up a New Layout!


Today was another one of those days when I just couldn't wait to get home and stamp it up! When there are slow times at work, I actually daydream about certain cards I want to create. Shhhh, please don't tell my boss! :)

This card is a standard 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card, but then I cut 1-1/2" off the bottom of the front fold. To make the circle cut outs, I've used the 1-3/8" & 1-1/2" punches.
The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set ~ "Special Messages" and I've stamped it with blue bayou. I've used Stampin' Up kraft cardstock for the base and layered the patterned paper with blue bayou. I decided to finish it off by zig-zag stitching around the layers with my Janome Sew Mini. Have I told you how much I *love* this little machine? It's so easy to operate! {Enabler Alert!} I heard they are on sale again at Hancock Fabrics! :)

I've decided that I need to start mailing out more of these cards I've been making. Who has a birthday coming up in the next month or so? I would love to send this card to YOU! :)

Tomorrow is FRIDAY already! I really do like my job, but still look forward to the weekends!
Thank you all for stopping by my blog today! Smiles 2 U! ~ Pam :)

Humorous Quote for Today ~ :)

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman where the Self Help section was. She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose." --Dennis Miller

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Wow, Pam, this card rocks hard! I love the stitching and the colors and the ribbon and EVERYTHING! My birthday is in December. :)

Tami said...

Gorgeous card. Love how you cut off the bottom and puched out the cirle there. Your stitching is fantastic. Janome makes wonderful machines.

Amy said...

oh my gosh, this is an AMAZING card!!!! I love, love, love it and have to case you! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Amy

MOM said...

What is that patterned paper? I HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Gorgeous card, Pam! WOW!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW, I LOVE this card! WAY gorgeous! Where did you find that paper? I MUST have some. It is beautimous!

pescbrico said...

I love this layout very much!!! your cars is fabulous!

Sharon in NE said...

Happy Friday! You're obviously a perfectionist. Your work shows it.

(love this quote too!)

Beth said...

This is a very unique, and beautiful card. I love how you punched out the half circle. The paper is awesome.

Jennifer said...

It's very difficult to come to your Blog and say "Oh! This is my favorite" because everything you do is wonderful. But Pam, Pam, Pam! This is definitely my favorite layout I've seen! The colors, stitching and embellishments are right on perfect!

Monica-FC said...

I can see why everyone wants this paper,it is gorgeous.

Maria said...

Fabulous card! The papers are beautiful. I love the subtle colors and lovely patterns! Great job!

Maria

Melissa said...

I love this card so much, I went to my lss and bought the Hero Arts set that you used. Maybe, they should cut you a commission check! Thanks for the inspiration.
Melissa Cash

Stamper Gail said...

That is some amazing paper. Makes for a great card and I love your design.