Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lucky in Love

Hello friends! Today I have a fun, hand-sewing tutorial with you. The sentiment I used was inspired by this week's Kraft Journal "Luck o' the Irish" challenge!

I found a tutorial on another blog I follow last week and thought it would be fun to share. I used punched hearts instead of hand cut hearts because it was quicker for me. I have a hard enough time hand-sewing, I needed to leave extra time for that part! :)
I glued some cotton down on one of the hearts, made a "sandwich" and then stitched the hearts together creating a bit of puffiness. I think they could have been more puffy but you get the idea.
After stitching the hearts together, I added some hemp cord strings to make them look like little balloons, stamped a sentiment, and cut a panel of patterned paper to cover part of the postcard tag.
I tied the balloon strings together with some baker's twine and adhered the hearts to the tag.
When you buy ribbon on a card like this gorgeous seam binding, you may want to straighten it out to get a smoother look on your projects. Have you ever seen someone in a dress shirt that just came out of the package? Yep, kinda like that and so easy to fix! I got a great deal on this ribbon iron but I've heard a curling iron gives the same results and chances are good you have one in the house!
Here is a photo of the finished tag complete with ironed ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by today but don't forget to stop by again later today because I have some news I've been dying to share for far too long! Oh, and since I can spill the beans on this one - I'll also be having a giveaway!! :)

Supplies: Postcard Tag/Baker's Twine/Hemp Cord - The Kraft Outlet, DP - Once Upon a Springtime (G45), Seam Binding (7 Gypsies), Embroidery Floss (Michael's), Stamps/Cardstock/Twine (PTI), Ink - Garden Green (SU!)


  1. Oh Jen—I just ADORE your hand stitched hearts!!! What a wonderful idea! Your card is soooo pretty!

  2. Oooops, forgot to thank you for the tutorial! :) GREAT tips!

  3. Love this!! Such adorable balloons! I have not been inspired to use those tags yet, but now I am! Thanks!

  4. What an adorable card, Jen! I love how you used the postcard base with the panel of patterned paper, and LOVE your stitched puffy hearts. They are so adorable, and you've got my head spinning with ideas now. :)
    Looking forward to hearing your exciting news tomorrow!

  5. Great tutorial... congrats on the new DT position, can't wait to see what you do with their stamps.

  6. Those little stitched and stuffed hearts are just precious Jen. Great tutorial for a very fun kind of embellishment. :-)


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