Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Happy Pear Pincushion - In Pop Garden

This is another one of my Happy Pear pincushions that I have listed in my Etsy shop. It is made from some beautiful Heather Bailey fabric as well as felt and embroidery floss. I think this is one of my favorite pears so far. It is available here, so check it out if you'd like :).
These pincushions make great gifts and they don't have to be used as pincushions at all! They would look great made into a decorative arrangement or just set individually on a desk or windowsill. Very cute and fun!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

A Quick Tip for Cardmaking

Have you ever been in the process of making a card when you realize that you have already put your adhesive on the back of a piece of paper and you needed to attach a brad or sew some stitches or something else like that before you put on the adhesive?

This happened to me today and I was about to become quite frustrated when I suddenly had one of those "ah-hah!" moments.

You know the filmy-paper stuff that they put on the back of sticker sheets? Well, I realized that although I didn't know of any of that just sitting around our house, I did have wax paper.

So I decided to try it... and it worked!
Just cut some strips of wax paper, place them over the adhesive runner-ed spots on your paper...

Then go ahead and flip the paper over and do whatever you needed to and the paper won't stick to whatever it touches! This technique is also good if you forgot to practice positioning it before putting on the adhesive as well.

In my case, I forgot to stitch on a piece of paper and I didn't want to do it through all the layer and end up having it show on the inside of my card.

When you are finished doing whatever it is that you forgot to do, just turn over your paper and peel off the wax paper strips and stick it on your card!

Here's my finished card: