So Sophie, how many projects?

April 12th, 2012

 So Sophie, how many projects can we make from a 10×10 stack?

Project # 1 Baby Bib

This simple patchwork baby bib used only a few 2.5 squares. I cut one strip of 2.5×10 of each of the prints and then sub cut those strips into 2.5×2.5 inch squares. I then sewed those squares together in a simple patchwork pattern, added some linen and lace. I backed the bib in absorbent terry cloth and used my favorite baby bib pattern from the book One Yard Wonders.

 You can see that there are still many pieces and scraps to play with. Next week I will share more projects made with the 10×10 left overs.



Lost & Found Two: Repetition Stamping

April 10th, 2012

Do you ever fall in love with a single stamp and want to use it everywhere? The starburst image from My Mind’s Eye’s Lost & Found Two Sunshine “Lovely” stamps by Jen Allyson had me at hello. All the images in this set are so unique and beautiful, but that starburst image is spectacular. I’m going to show you a quick way to use a single stamp to make a big impact on a card. I call it Repetition Stamping.

Start by stamping your favorite image onto a piece of scrap paper and measure both the width and height. This particular image was simple since it is a circle. Then, onto your cardstock, measure out in a grid format the dimensions of the stamp across the entire cardstock (make sure you have a light hand with your pencil!)

Now you can stamp! Lining up your stamp is a breeze because you’ve done all the measuring and have guidelines. Allow your ink to dry thoroughly and then erase your guidelines.

Finish your creation with a few fun embellishments. For mine, I inked the edges of the cardstock and added a wooden button from the Lost & Found Two: Sunshine Memories Collection and a sentiment tag.

I hope you try out Repetition Stamping! I feature it quite often on my blog, The Bald Dragonfly! Stop on over sometime.