Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Watermelon Anyone?

I am in birthday mode!  Only 5 weeks til Tay turns 2 {insert tear here}.  I finished her invitations tonight!  And of course since it's 10 o'clock I can not get a decent picture, I will try again tomorrow when the sun is out.  But for now here they are!

Tay ♥'s Watermelon!


Have I mentioned that I now my sewing machine?  Paper is so much easier to sew than fabric, there are no folds or seams that I have to worry about!  I have seen so many cards on etsy that are embroidered that I figured I would give it a try.  It was so easy!

I figured out a little trick!  It only took me 3 cards to figure out because I was too lazy to get up and google sewing paper!  There is an annoying string that shows on the front of the card and I knew I couldn't cut it off because my card would fall apart because I was too lazy to glue the pink paper to the green paper before sewing it!

Notice the annoying string?
 Carefully pull your bottom(bobbin) string from the back of the card.  It will create a loop like the picture on the right.  Gently pull the loop until the annoying string is pulled all the way through and both of your strings are on the back.

So much prettier without said annoying string!
I used my cricut to cut the watermelons using the Doodlecharms cartridge.  I found the paper at Hobby Lobby, it is My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Collection.  I cut the seeds out of glitter card stock.

I think they are finished...part of me wants to add something else to them.  "Hi my name is Kenzie and I can't leave well enough alone."  I need an intervention!  Hope everyone has a great night!

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24 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

Hey KENZ~ these are so so so sweet, love the stitching on them, way to go, love them. HUGS, jenn

Mine for the Making said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! So cute! I cant wait to see what else you do for munchkin's birthday!

Kara

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

Oh my heck! Those pictures turned out FINE! Those are so stinkin' cute!

Amy Snell said...

OMGOSH!! Those are darling!! I am heading into Birthday mode...we are having Mason's bash on the October 30th...I have the invited designed in my head already, now to make them :)

Mrs. Fine said...

What a great tip on the stitching! I too, have seen many cards and scrap pages with zigzagging and wondered how people did it. Thanks for shedding the light!! Of course, it goes without saying that the cards are magnificent!

Sarah said...

The cards turned out beautifully! I've always wanted to try sewing on my cards -- do you need a special needle for paper?

Thanks for your tips!

elizabeth @ twelvecrafts said...

That's incredible! I have never tried sewing paper. But I loved how you figured out that little trick on your own without googling. That's totally something I would do . . . except for the fact that it would take my probably ten to twenty tries to figure it out - not just 3. So congrats on figuring something cool out like that soooo soon!

Joanna @ FeedingThePrices (joanna.price(at)live(dot)com) said...

These are ADORABLE!!!! Nice work.

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

Those are so cute! And make me want to go dig the rest of the watermelon out of my fridge.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are just precious!!! I promised myself no more hand-made invitations b/c my girls bdays are in December and January and I get majorly burned out, but your watermelon ones might make me change my mind. ;)

Just be sure to keep one needle reserved for paper sewing only. The paper will really dull your needle up. :)

Mom_Rhonda said...

These turned out great! Can't believe our little girl is going to be two already. Love you!

LaKeta said...

Another cute cute cute creation! I adore the little swiss dot green with the striped pink...and that stitching looks awesome!

This is going to be one CUTE birthday shindig!!!

:) LaKeta

P.S. Thanks for the super sweet comments you left for me on my school desks!

Have a great weekend!

Megan said...

These are great! I want to try them. The problem: my daughter's upcoming birthday is rainbow-themed. Hmmm. Time for baby number 2 so I can plan more parties?

Jami said...

These are adorable! I can't wait to see the party! My PRETTY PACKAGES PARTY starts today. I hope you'll stop by and share some of fabulous talent! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/08/first-ever-pretty-packages-party.html
SMILES!

Jami said...

PS...I'm your newest follower!!
smiles!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Cute! I like sewing on my invitations too! I'd love it if you'd stop by my Topsy Turvy Tuesday Link party and add this adorable invitation! Can't wait to see the rest of the party!

Terrell said...

These are simply presh!! I just love the colors you used as well! I'm happily following your blog and would love for you to stop by FFD! :D Happy day to you!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Jenglamgirl said...

your cute invites have been featured!

leemeandthegirls said...

So cute! We had a watermelon party for my daughter's second birthday. My favorite part: we got red balloons and once they were blown up, I drew seeds on them and then we used green string-- so stinkin' cute! :) Hope it's a great party!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Those invites are adorable! Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Oh my gosh! I love these!

I really need a cricut...

Thanks for linking up at www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Christina said...

These are ADORABLE! What a cute idea!

Whitney & McKayla said...

I love them. One of my favorite cartridges...lol. I'm a fan of the "bite" out of the watermelon. I use a scallop circle punch and punch 3 of the scallops into the pink "flesh". I did the same with some popsicle invites I made.

Sara said...

They are even more adorable in person!!!!

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