Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I did it! I sewed a card! I can't begin to explain to you how HUGE this is! I have owned a brand new sewing machine for 3 YEARS and it was still in its original packaging with the factory seal in tact!! I have a thing about sewing machines. They either love me or hate me! This one apparently loves me!! LOL! Either that or its just so grateful to be out of the box it would dare not work well!! LOL!! The kitty is from a Michael's Delta stamp I picked up on my last trip to Grand Forks, ND. The hearts, flowers and sentiment are from my Just So Hippy Gina K stamp set. This set is really versatile. I love that I can use bits and pieces of it on my projects! The Frame is from the Dollar store and was actually 2/$1!!! I added Diamond Glaze to the flowers and hearts to add some dimension and the kitty is paper pieced. I have a pic of the kitty lower down that will show you in detail where I paper pieced Mr. Kitty. Oh! The sketch for this card is from the MIDNIGHT SKETCH CHALLENGE!!

Without further ado here is my first sewn card!!

Here are some pics of the inside! I sewed the inside too! I also added a couple of the Just So Hippy flowers on the inside and another kitty that has been stamped on the dp and then raised on dimensionals to make him pop. The flowers on the other side of the card are guessed it..the Dollar Store!! LOL!!

Here is the close up the kitty for you to see up close the paper piecing I did with him! You can clearly see that his head, tail and the butterfly have been paper pieced. I can tell you his tail was not a piece of cake!! I was terrified I would make him a bob cat!! LOL!!

Well, that's my card for today folks! It took a while but it was worth it! I hope you think so too. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night!



  1. Well done Sunshine - braver than I!!!
    Looks gorgeous!
    (Loving the Blog too BTW!!)

  2. Super job with the sewing! It's not so hard. :) This card is so cute! Thank you for playing along with us!

  3. VERY took me so many trys to sew on paper. I thought it was going to be easy but paper doesnt forgive when you mess up...your first sewn card looks better than my first ten sewn cards! LOL

  4. nice the color and the kitty is adorable! nice sewing job...

  5. Lovely card! Love the stitching, colors and cat!

  6. I just love how you took a few pictures and your sewing looks should be very proud of you card :) Thanks for playing this week :)

  7. I bow to you for your wonderful job on your first sewn card! It looks great. I have a brand new sewing machine I bought before Christmas that still has plastic on it. No guts! Thanks for playing with us!

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    Carolyn, MMDT member

  8. The kitty is so cute! Great job! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    MMDT Member

  9. I love cat cards, I have two felines myself. Your sewing is fabulous. you should have taken your machine out earlier, this looks like you have been sewing your whole life. Just great!!

    Jane MMDT member