Sunday, May 19, 2013

Keep Calm & Ask Mom

This week at Pile It On we're challenging you to use Fabric and/or Felt on your creations. I decided to use the opportunity to incorporate a cross stitch project into my cardmaking, with this pocket card and interactive bookmark:

I designed the cross stitch pattern using a background grid in InDesign. It's stitched with 2 strands in bright red DMC embroidery floss onto Oatmeal 14-count Aida cloth. It's pretty easy to stitch, as I mostly did the stitches over 2 rows (it didn't look so great in single stitches).

The Jean-patterned paper is from my stash; gee, I've had that for years and years! I made my own template for the pocket, and sanded both pieces with my Prima distressing tool. I added machine stitching to both pieces, but the pocket is adhered with double-sided tape.



It's difficult to see, but there's a white border on the front of the tag, cross stitched directly onto the red backing. Kinda tricky! but worth it.


When I showed my husband the bookmark/tag, he wondering if we could Velcro something to it, as he's using Velcro at work and once you use it you want to use it everywhere! This was a perfect suggestion, as I have some patches with Velcro on them in my stash. I put some adhesive Velcro on to the pocket, so you can switch around the pieces. 

Here's the back of the tag, with two Velcro-backed patches stuck on it.


Inspiration/Challenges:
Charisma Cardz #19: No Digis Allowed
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge: Mother's or for a female
Inspire Me Fridays #103: Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts Monday Challenge: Anything Goes and/or Mother's Day and/or May Flowers
Paper Shelter Challenge #112: Anything Goes
Squigglefly: Use a Pocket
Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes
Stampotique Designers' Challenge #100: Anything Goes
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything goes + encouraging uplifting sentiment

Update: This was featured at Inspire Me Fridays. Thank you! I'm so honored to be in amongst the fabulous projects.


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21 comments:

  1. wow loooove this pocket!!! So very awesome!

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  2. This is fabulous! Verry creative and just love the design.
    Thank you for joining us at
    The Crafter's Cafe

    Huggsss,Angelique
    EngelDesignsScrap

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  3. Great ways of bringing in felt and fabric - super creative!
    Thanks for sharing this in our challenge and PLEASE come back to play along with us again soon.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  4. How very cute and sweet! I love the sentiment and your creativity! Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge!

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  5. This is just gorgeous!! Super cute!

    Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Shelter with our Anything Goes Challenge!

    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  6. This is so clever! I love, love, love the hand stitching!
    And just last night, I was sorting through my papers and I came upon some denim paper in my stash too! Really, just last night! I spent a lot of time trying to figure out a good use for it and today I see your post with your cute project. You've inspired me to use mine too. Have a great evening and thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  7. Very original project ! Beautiful work of sewing. Congratulations !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  8. Hello CG,
    I just thought I would zip over to check out your blog after you left me such a great comment about my scarf - which is going to get a wear out next week to the movies methinks.
    Anyway I am now a follower as I like mixing things up very much. Love your tag and pocket and the velcro idea is cool too. Now I am having a little detour about your blog.
    Cheers
    Julie

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  9. Love the whole idea of this one! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

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  10. Great project. Love the idea. Thanks for inspiration & thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Magda :)

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  11. What a cute idea. Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Hope to see you again soon. Sarinda

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  12. Very cool project great card.


    Thanks for joining us at stamp n doodle

    Tracey dt

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  13. Very cool card! Thanks for sharing it on the Stampotique Challenge Blog. XOXO

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  14. Love the fabric and felt...love the design of your card. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

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  15. This is fabulous!! So creative and such wonderful work. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.

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  16. Stunning, love it!

    Thanks for joining us at SND

    Zoe x

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  17. These are great, so creative.
    Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz.
    Carissa

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  18. brilliant design!!!

    I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays, thanks so much for sharing!! :)

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  19. Love your pocket project! The distressing looks great and that cross-stitch bookmark is a perfect treasure to put in it! Thanks so much for joining us at Stampotique!
    Val :)

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  20. Love this it's great, thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week.

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  21. Very clever!! Thanks for playing with us this month at TCCCB!
    FYI: We have a DT Call going on right now! Be sure to check it out!! :)
    http://crafterscafeblogchallenge.blogspot.com/2013/05/tcccb-design-team-call.html
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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