Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Inchies, Weaving and Voting



Hi!  My absence from the blog the last few days is because I was just too busy crafting and having fun with my best friend!  I was planning to drive 'down east' to see Karen last weekend but wasn't sure where Storm Sandy would go so we moved it to this past weekend.  We had such a wonderful time and really got a lot of crafting and experimenting done.  More on the experiments in coming posts.

In the meantime, here is one of the cards I did.  She had a set of Christmas stamps that were great inchies but we didn't have a 1 inch punch so I used her Creative Memories 1 1/4" selecting 5 out of the 12 I liked.  To give them a little zing, I did my favorite trick lately - weaving.  This takes quite a bit of designer paper but I love the result.  I spaced the strips out a bit and then sewed around the edges to bring it all together.  This paper was off the clearance rack at Two Peas.  I bought it because it wasn't too holiday specific so I can use the leftovers for other projects.

I also have some small holiday stamps in my collection.  Inchies are a great way to use those small stamps.  You can do all kinds of configurations by putting them in a single row or multiple columns and rows alternated with punched designer paper for a quick card.

On another topic for my American readers, have you voted?  Since I was traveling so close to election day, I did early voting last week.  There were over 6000 people who had already voted when I went.  We have one of the smallest, if not the smallest, county in our state so that is quite a lot.  I believe it is so important to vote. It isn't all about the Presidential election contrary to what the media seems to think.  Our local and state offices often have more of an impact on our day to day lives.  Anyway, I hope you will vote today if you haven't already.

Thanks for visiting today!

2 comments:

  1. love your inchies plus sized :) Very cute card! Hope everyone votes :) Thanks for sharing some fun you and your bff had! Kathi

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  2. Very fun Christmas card! I love the woven background and the stitching around it all. The inchies are great, cute images. Glad you had a great time with your friend!

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