While visiting my sister the other day we got a little crafty. The first project we worked on will be showcased on Thursday for a Thankful Thursday DT post for Crazy About Cricut. We also created this super simple pumpkin shaped card.
The card base is a simple set of circles. Our measured 5". Although my sister does have a Cricut, she doesn't have a large collection of carts and for some reason I left my Gypsy at home! :( So we created this super cool, quick and simple way to create a shaped card... using a sewing machine.
Cut two 5" circles (using whatever method you choose, we used Plantin Schoolbook). Emboss the top layer - we used Houndstooth - I really wanted the Distressed stripes but left it at home too.
I stamped this cute little sentiment using a .97 cent Studio G stamp from Walmart. I attached it with glue stick to hold it in place.... then my sister, equipped with her sewing machine went to work. We used a zig-zag stitch but a straight stitch would look cute too. She attached the little sentiment tag to the front of the pumpkin.
We cut a simple little stem and sandwiched it between the two pumpkin circles (again using a glue stick to hold the pieces temporarily). A few more stitches on the top of the circle holds the card together just fine.
I added this simply sweet satin ribbon to the body of the pumpkin to finish it off. I think I'd add a little inking if I were keeping this sweet card.... my sister wanted to keep it, so I'll just have to make myself one another time.
How do you like my simplified crafting?? I never knew how much I relied on my Gypsy or my collection of Cricut Carts until I didn't have them at hand!!!