Hello crafty friends, it’s Lucile Peignon! Today I’ll show you to make summer cards. This summer has been quite special, many have not gone on vacation, but that’s no reason not to send beautiful cards to our friends! No need for a postcard, today I’m showing you how to easily make beautiful cards to send to your friends! To make these cards I used the magnificent Go the Scenic Route collection by Paige Evans. It’s perfect for that: it’s very colorful with patterns that inspire the desire to travel.
I am a huge fan of sewing and love to sew on my designs. Usually I sew by hand but this time I wanted to bring out my WeR Memory Keepers sewing machine. It is so cool it allows you to sew on a lot of materials and it is very easy to use. What I like about this machine is that it allows me to do stitches that I cannot do by hand. To sew closer to the edge I have a little trick, I add a washi tape next to the alignment guide to be at the edge of my sheet and sew straight. I sewed the outline of my two cards. I love the effect and it is very quick and easy to do with this machine.
Then I added a chipboard in the center of my card and I had fun cutting butterflies in a paper from the collection. I glued them together forming a diagonal. To make my butterflies look more realistic, I folded them in half and rounded the wings with a pencil.
For my second card I used lined paper for the base. I sewed the outline of my card with my sewing machine. Then, I added different embellishments from the collection such as stickers and chipboard. I finished by adding the word “explore”.
I wanted to draw a route like on the maps. I used my WeR Memory Keepers sticky piercer to pierce a line in my card. I then sewed it with pink thread and added stitches to draw a route.
I hope you enjoyed these two cards, I can’t wait to see your creations! See you soon!
SUPPLIES: Paige Evans – Go the Scenic Route: Chipboard Stickers (ac-369775), Puffy Word Stickers with Navy Foil Accents (ac-369773), Cardstock Stickers (ac-369768), Paper 12 (ac-369762), Paper 6 (ac-369756), Paper 20 (ac-311071) We R Memory Keepers: Sticky Piercer (ac-660096), Sewing Machine (ac-663128), Thread – Pink (ac-660391)