Sunday, October 16, 2022

Hello, dear Pinpal!

 Hello ! It's a bright and breezy morning and I can't wait to share my card with you today! The Paper Players  #613 is a Clean-and-Simple Challenge with a theme: wheels!  I wheely had fun with this one! 

Card-making is such a delightful hobby. I absolutely love the zip that playing with challenges adds to my creativity! 

I got out all my stamps with cars. No. 

Then the bicycles stamps. Eh.... used that recently. 

Went through ALL of my stamps to find one that would measure up. 

Here it is, friends! SEW suite! See the wheels? I've had this stamp set for maybe 10 years? Playing with it was delightful.

After stamping, coloring and hand-cutting the images it was time to do more digging from the past.

 BUTTONS! For the sentiment, stitching underneath was just right.

I hope you've been inspired to join the fun and play along and even chuckled a time or two.  I promise you don't need to include silly puns, but I wanted you to know how much I enjoyed making this. After all, sewing USED to be my hobby, ha! 

Next post soon to follow. It's a two-fer day! Wishing you a lovely week.  
Be yourself
          Have delight in your craft
                Make something beautiful!  



I will be adding this to the Retro Rubber Challenge: Anything Goes! 

Stamps: Sew Suite, Stampin Up! (retired); sentiment from PTI, no longer listed
DSP: Tea Boutique, Stampin' Up! 


Jennie Maier said...

Cindy, that is so clever to use a sewing machine for the wheel element! And a cute card with the buttons too! Have a great week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Cindy, this is so creative! I love that you used a sewing machine! Love the pink and red and all the little fun details! You rocked this challenge! Have a great week, My Friend!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Cindy! Another stamp set blast from the past! I LOVE it, and I LOVE your creativity. This Sew Suite card is SO sweet! Have a wonderful week!

LeAnne said...

SO excited that you thought outside the box with your "wheels"! GREAT idea...right up my alley, anything sewing is a big hit with me and vintage makes it even better! And BUTTONS! Love every single bit about this great card!

Heather said...

Oh, this is so delightful! I miss this set so much - why oh why did I ever let it go?? Your colors and design are just super - and so cheery, Cindy! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

laurie said...

Very creative idea and a cool card!

Leslie Miller said...

About that chuckling... I actually let out an audible "ha!" when I saw your card after reading your thought process. How utterly clever! Not just clever, but so so fresh and cute and absolutely wonderful! I remember seeing this set and thinking I probably should have gotten it at the time. Sewing used to be my hobby as well. You probably know what happened to my sewing room. Yup, it got turned into a stamp room!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

You definitely win the prize for the most creative use of 'things with wheels' this week Cindy - your card is inspired and just lovely too boot! Your collection of sewing bits and bobs is perfect.

Christy Lynn said...

This is just adorable, Cindy! I love the buttons and the color combination. My mother sews, and I can remember when I was little my brother and I used to crawl under the table where her sewing machine was and we'd press on the pedal to make it go :)

Maria Rodriguez. said...

I apologize for this late comment, my hubby is finally retired and we've been going out a lot.
Your card is darling, and it brought some beautiful and sweet memories of my maternal grandma, she loved sewing and taught me how to work with her old Singer sewing machine.
Love all the fabulous details on y our card, thank you for sharing.
Sta healthy and safe.

lichazul said...

Absoluty gorgeous card 👏👍 congrats

Lisa Elton said...

Way to think outside the box, Cindy this is fabulous!!

Linda Callahan said...

I love this retired set! Adorable card!