I got some time yesterday to make a few cards for some challenges. One of them is the current Around the house Challenge from Everything But The Kitchen Sink gift wrap challenge.
Most of the gift wrap we have around here is Christmas wrap, but since I’m so over making Christmas cards I had to find something else to use. I found this pretty blue and brown piece lying on my desk and figured it could be used for a lot of different occasions. Since today’s my birthday it seems appropriate to share a birthday card with you.
I have a funny story about this card. First, I kept messing up. Measuring wrong, adhering the gift wrap crooked, etc. When I finally got it the way I wanted it and began to add my machine stitching I noticed that I had SEWN IT SHUT!!! What made it really funny to me was the fact that I had just read this article on the Paper Crafts Connection blog about being OK with the imperfections in our paper crafting. I was just imagining sending my sewn together card to someone. Like “here’s a card, but I have nothing at all to say!” Reserved for those people you’re obligated to be nice to! Hee! Cracked me up!
Here’s a closer view of the infamous stitching.
I will be back tomorrow with more paper crafty stuff and the winner of my Makeover Monday buttons. There’s still time to get your name in if you’d like to win them. Check it out!