Monday, May 25, 2015

Sew Fun


To showcase the Vintage Sewing Machine die by Die-Versions, I decided to create a small box to hold some basic sewing supplies and I based it on this tutorial (although I made mine slightly smaller).

To start off, I die cut the sewing machine from white cardstock and then "colored" it with various embossing powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle: Black Detail, Red Apple, Silver Detail, and my own concoction of Red Apple, Daffodil, and Tangy Tangerine mixed together for the thread.  The handle and the spool were colored with Copics.   A scrap of fabric was also added, just for fun.

To add dimension and raise it, I used one of my favorite techniques - die cut it from fun foam and glue it to the back of the die cut.  That way there's no fussing around those small openings, trying to make sure none of the dimensional foam shows through.  Quick and easy!!

I also wanted some sort of border for the front of the box, so I die cut the spool and thread part of the die several times and then cut off the parts I didn't want.  I also heat embossed it with my own mixture.



Lace was added to the front cover and along the sides and some (old) alpha chips by Doodlebug Design were added to the front as well.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team is creating with the latest Die-Versions Vintage release.




18 comments:

Ika - Plumeria Crafts said...

Really amazing creation Anne!! As always :) great idea to make your own sewing supplies!

Lori Kobular said...

Anne this is so adorable! I love how you used the fun foam to give the sewing machine dimension! It looks great!

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous, I love anything to do with sewing even though I can't sew very well.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Fun idea to make a box using that die for your sewing supplies. So pretty and useful too.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is so gorgeous!! The sewing machine looks amazing!! I love that you made a box to hold sewing supplies!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

this really is sew fun Anne - gorgeous project x

Tammy said...

Clever way to store any small supplies! Love the vintage sewing machine!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, fabulous design, like the colors, lace and great die cut!

Jacee said...

Fabulous creation Anne
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a fun box- loving the die and the idea of popping it up with a foam die cut under it- great tip! I can think of so many ways to use this fun die : )

Lena's Creations said...

Oh wow, wow! This is gorgeous! Love the foam idea to give die cuts dimension. Great tip, thank you!
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Diane said...

Super cute...I sew, so I adore this...very creative!!

NanaConnie said...

Love the box for all those little bits and bobs that get scattered around a sewing table. Great tip about die cutting foam, Anne! I'm going to use that one for sure. :-D

Patricia St Martin said...

This is awesome and love the die. That is a great idea to make a box to keep all the small sewing things in. Really creative.
Hugs Pat♥

Annie said...

A stunning box to hold your bits n bobs in Anne x Love the wonderful details and the gorgeous lace. Sending you my best wishes
Annie x

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is fabulous. I wish I had all your supplies so I could make one for one of my friends who sews a lot. This is really cool! Love the dies and the creative idea. Hugz

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, this is amazing! LOVE the sewing machine:)
Sherrie K

Donna Ellis said...

Sew Fun is RIGHT! I love the "enameled" look of your die cuts, and the pretty lace to bring out the feminine side of things - a lovely little storage or gift box, Anne! I have so missed visiting your blog this past month! love, de