Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Simple Table Runner

I'm new to sewing and gradually moving up in the things I make. I'm not good with patterns so I try to find things that I don't need a pattern to sew and this table runner is something that didn't need a pattern.

I decided I needed to add the 4th of July spirit to my coffee table and a table runner would be a good start. I watched lots and lots of videos and the videos I liked I watched over and over again to make sure I was understanding what to do and then I began.

This was the video I used in the end to show me how to make a simple table runner.

My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe

The table runner in the video had the pointed ends but I wanted the square ones since it wasn't going to hang off the ends of my table. I used quilting fat squares to make the runner and didn't have enough in the red and blue to make it long enough to hang off the table.


BOTTOM  - Remember to match up your designs. Oops!

                                    TOP CORNER                                                                    BOTTOM CORNER

The way I did the ends was I just allowed a few extra inches of the red febric so the red was longer than the blue fabric. I sewed everything but the ends and those were done last so I could fold and sew them. I didn't take pictures of this while doing it because I didn't know if it would turn out. Remember, I'm new to this and winging it. I'll make another one and show how I did it.

I added some silver glitter ribbon to cover the seams where I pieced the blue material together. I didn't like the way it matched up and tried the silver ribbon. I liked the look with that so I used it.

I would say it took about 30 minutes to a half hour to make this table runner but then again that's due to me being new to this and winging it.

Have a great day crafting!

Friday, June 17, 2016

***Road Trip USA Blog Hop***

Today's hop is all about traveling this great country of ours and all the crafty projects are inspired by that travel theme.
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Make sure to start from the beginning if you've happened upon mine first. I'm almost at the end and I wouldn't want you to miss out on all the great projects and ideas for your summer road trips or the prize drawing. One comment will be chosen from all those left on the hop by June 30th for a Stampin' Up prize pack and the winner will be announced on next month's hop. 

Here is my project of which I decided to make a photo album. I have a travel paper pack from DCWV that I've had for a very long time and have been wanting to use it. I thought this would be a great idea and will become a keepsake for my children as we head to Tucson to visit the grandparents this summer.

The album is called Carina's Essentials Album 4 x 6 vertical bracket and can be found in the Silhouette Store. Is was designed by Carina Gardner and the video on how to assemble it can be found on her blog. 

It's a quick basic album but what I liked about it is that it will hold twelve 4 x 6 picture or less depending on if you want to use the back side of the pull out for journaling. You can embellish each individual pocket but I like the paper so much that I wanted to leave the pictures visible on each page. I used three different shades of blue for the pull outs.

I wanted to add something to the front but didn't want to cover up all the words and pictures so this little brass car and red twine seemed to be the finishing touch I was looking for. I added a binding and extra card stock to the points so that they are stronger and will hold up longer. I had to do some measuring to figure out the binding and manipulate the file so I only had the tips to cut out but it was easier than I thought.

Thank you so much for traveling with us today and "beep" "beep" on to your next stop.  CADC DT

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Friday, June 10, 2016

A Year of Card Techniques - June Step Cards

It's month six of our year long adventure into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. This month's card projects are step cards. Here are three videos to show you how to do these techniques. 


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Here are the step cards I made. These two are the same design. The first one I used the file as it was and the second one I removed the apple and added a Bugaboo digital stamp that I colored. I wanted to show how versatile these cards can be.

It was the end of the school year and I needed thank you cards for my children's teachers. I headed to the Silhouette Store and bought the "square center step card: school". It was perfect and I could make it into the thank you card I needed. I used the file assorted artisan frame from the Silhouette store for my tag that I stamped thank you on. I had to make it smaller to fit in the area but it was perfect. I used a school themed 6 x 6 paper pad from We R Memory Keepers but alas, you can't get it any longer.

Here is the line up just case you landed here first instead of last. Have a great time until we meet again next month. :)

Jearise  That's ME!