All Ready for the Holiday Card Swap

Apparently I am just a card swap monster!! Theres something that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about sharing my creations with other people. For this holiday card swap I incorporated a few different things on this card. For one I didn’t make a standard card but I made an easel card. I then incorporated the christmas trees that I shared on a post a few weeks ago. You can find those christmas trees here. I also incorporated the sew easy tool on this card and some dry embossing.

The card was a ton of fun to make and I really enjoy working with Bazzill paper. This time for the card swap I had to send Bazzill $10 dollars because all the stores were sold out of the paper that was required to be used for the card swap. The paper that was needed was Timeless and Believe. I used the Believe 6×6 paper that they sent me to make the Christmas trees for my card. I also used Bazzill candy apple red on the card and Irish eyes dotted swiss for the card.

To make the easel card I cut the irish eyes dotted swiss into 4¼x8½ and scored the cardstock at 4¼ and 6³⁄8. Fold the card in half at the 4¼ and then fold the smaller piece that is scored up. You then add adhesive to that small area and place a piece of cardstock that is 4¼x4¼ on top of that . The candy apple red that I used on the card was cut at 2½x4x¼ and I embossed the red piece of cardstock with the sizzix embossing folder that had peace on it. I used the sew easy burst head so that I could have little snowflakes on it as well.



Sew Easy Review

Last week I posted about the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy that I became very intrigued about. I finally got a chance to play with it and I must say that I really like it. I don’t know what it is about crafts that seem to relax me so but all crafting just gives me that warm fuzzy feeling all over!

Back to the Sew Easy I bought the starter kit from Amazon and it comes with 5 different heads, 8 different colors of floss, a small piercing mat, and the needle. I must say that I really enjoyed playing around with it. I only had a little time to play with it and I plan on playing with it some more this weekend.

back-stitch done using the sew easy

I will say that I recommend getting the larger piercing mat if you want to use the sew easy on 12×12 layouts. The small piercing mat is great for smaller layouts and cards but I found that I struggled with trying to line up the sew easy after I had rolled out some of my pattern and needed to continue on a larger piece of paper.

There are so many different heads that you can purchase for the sew easy. I will definitely be purchasing some more once I get used to using the ones that I got with the starter kit.



What are your thoughts on the Sew Easy? Do you stitch on your layouts?


Sew Easy

I will have to admit that today was a hard day to keep up with the ultimate blog challenge. Sundays are usually my down days and I try not to do much but go to church. I haven’t gotten used to writing up posts in batches so generally when I make a post it is completed on the same day. I was on club creating keepsakes the other night and I was in the forums and saw a post about the sew easy by We R Memory Keepers. I have been interested in sewing on my layouts for quite a while now but I don’t have a sewing machine and I have been afraid of hand stitching.

Then I saw how many people on the forums were saying that they liked the sew easy and that it was a lot of fun so I thought that this would be the answer. Of course I headed straight for amazon because amazon is the only place that I could still find the sew easy starter kit. I will do a follow-up post about the sew easy once it gets here and let you know how I like it. Have any of you tried the sew easy?