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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sunday Stampers week 270 - Wednesday 14th August

Good afternoon friends,

I've still been making samples for our workshops using the Tonic window die, but I wanted to show that it can be so much more than a window, so for my Sunday Stampers project this week, I have turned it into a sewing cupboard!

This week Hels set the theme of using green in our projects - for full deets of the challenge and to see Hels' wonderful work just click here

First of all I covered the front of a card blank with a pretty sheet of card from a Tilda set and inked all around the edge with Bunded Sage distress ink.

I die cut the window using some green polka dot paper from the 'Tell Your Story' 6x6 pad by Teresa Collins. (I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure this was free with a magazine).

Then I used the rest of the paper to cut out a rectangle for base and legs.
The little squares for the drawers are waste from the die cut  window layered on white squares, which I inked around the edges with bundled sage. Before I put the layers together on the drawers I added two green brads for the handles.

The cupboard is finished off by sticking to the backing paper (again from Tilda) with 3D foam pads, I cut out the bottom central divider so the machine looks like it is sitting on a shelf.

The coat-hanger, sewing machine, mannequin and sentiment are all from a set called 'Sew Pretty', which was also free with a magazine some time ago. To finish off the card I added some border strips cut from the dotty paper, two tiny embellishment reels (from stash), which I wrapped with cotton, a lace oddment and I made a 'little' jar from acetate and filled it with 'buttons' made with some paper remnants and my hole well a ribbon bow to the coat hanger and one of the buttons I made with my melt pot for my last Sunday Stampers card!

Thank you so much for visiting, I really do appreciate it - as I do the comments that you leave.

Love and Hugs...and happy crafting!
Carole X


  1. Good afternoon Carol,
    Loving what you are doing with this windownDie. The Sewing Room is fantastic.
    I missed yesterday's for some reason. It is brilliant as well.
    Must go search for my windownDie and see what I can do with it.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx


  2. Carole your sewing room card is fantastic, all those little embellishments etc. just turns your window die into a great sewing cupboard.

    Hazel x

  3. Clever you for thinking out of the box Carole. This is fabulous! Christine xx

  4. You are so very creative Carole, love the way you transformed the window into this beautiful sewing cupboard - so clever and love all the elements you added - just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Carole,
    you have made such a brilliant job of this creation. Love the idea of changing it to a sewing cupboard, and all the wonderful little things on the shelves. Can't believe most of it was free with magazines. Just love the paper and colour of it. Such a superb creation as usual.
    Have a wonderful crafty weekend.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  6. Hi Carole,
    it's me again. Just had one of my senior moments, and put weekend instead of evening. lol.
    Not a happy bunny tonight had an appointment for my eyes today, and they are talking about operating.
    Just waiting for an appointment to discuss the options and how successful it might be now.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

    1. Hi Jenny, I'm sorry to hear your eye appointment didn't go so well today..hoping they can help without surgery; sending a big crsfty hug Xzx

  7. Hi Carole

    Love what you have been doing with your window dies .. .. so many fabulous looks .. .. and this little sewing cupboard is brilliant.

    Love the colours and sweet little embellishments.

    No wonder your classes are so busy with all these fabby ideas!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Great card Carole, love the dies.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  9. Just love this, especially the tiny little thread spools! Such a cute card! Thanks for visiting my blog, waving hi from cool hills of North Carolina ♥

  10. Love that window... and all the little details, gorgeous... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  11. Such a pretty card in lovely colours!x