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Sew Special Card

Hello everyone.  Barbara here today with a project for all of the cardmakers out there.  Altered Pages has so many things to choose from, but this month, we are focusing on the stamps from any and all of the amazing Mailbox Muse Kits.

To begin, I cut brown card stock to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", and scored down the middle using my Scor Pal.  This will be my card base.  Set it aside for now.

Next, I began stamping my images from the Muse Stitches stamp set.  I stamped the sewing pattern onto a Serviette Paper with Versa color Black ink pad.  I fussy cut it out and set aside.

I stamped only the tape measure portion of the sewing pattern stamp onto the brown and cream striped paper with black ink, as shown.  

Then I fussy cut that out and adhered it over the the serviette paper stamping.  This gave a nice variety to the stamped image. 

I stamped the vintage sewing machine onto one of the papers from the Glitz Pretty in Pink paper pad with the black ink and fussy cut that out.  

I kept the stamping to the top portion of this paper, as I used the bottom portion for the first layer on my card base, which was cut slightly smaller.  Then I inked the edges with the Leather Mixed Media Inx and a blending tool.

I cut a tag shape from the Adhesive Corrugated paper and punched a hole in the center.  Then I cut a smaller tag shape from the pink paper and stamped the words "thimble", "zipper", and "baste" along the right edge of the tag with black ink.  I used my Acrylic Block to line them up and stamped them all at once.

I used the Double Side Tape Mini to adhere the smaller pink tag shape to the corrugated tag and put an eyelet in the hole to keep the two together. I die cut a dress form from the brown paper and used Glue Stick to glue it to the tag.

Next, stamp the woven fabric swatch onto a scrap of the pink paper with the Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk ink pad  and cut out.  

Use a paper piercer to pierce holes through the stamped fabric swatch, then insert the hat pin through the holes. 

This was adhered to the bottom of the tag with a foam dots.   Since I covered up most of the last word at the bottom, I added "seam" at the top of the tag. 

Stamp the thread spools onto a scrap of the music background paper with the black ink and cut out.  Shape them with your fingers and adhere to the card with foam dots.   Use watercolor pencils to add color to each spool.

Stamp the buttons on scraps of the paper from the same pad with black ink.  Cover each button with the Crystal Lacquer and let dry.  I used paper punches that luckily fit the two sizes of buttons, but you can always cut them out with scissors.  

I used foam dots to adhere all of the fussy cut pieces, as shown.  I used a paper piercer on one button and threaded it with twine, but I decided I preferred the buttons without the thread in this case.   

Lastly, I glued a length of lace along the top edge of the card, as shown in the finished photo above.

Altered Pages Supplies:

Mailbox Muse Stamp Set: Muse Stitches

Scor Pal
Adhesive Corrugated
Serviette Papers
Glitz 6x6 paper pad (Pretty in Pink)
Watercolor Pencils Tin
Acrylic Blocks
Seasonal Hat Pins
Crystal Lacquer
Mixed Media Salazar Inkx (Leather)
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk ink pad
Versa color Black ink pad
Glue Stick
Adhesive Dimensionals
Double Side Tape Mini
Ranger Blending Tools
Brown card stock
Lace scrap
Circle punches (1/2")(5/8") (optional)
Dress form die cut

I hope you enjoyed my card project today using just one of the  Mailbox Muse stamp sets.  There are so many to choose from, and each one are fabulous images from deeply etched red rubber.  I hope you will take a look and see for yourself.

Also, did you know that Altered Pages is the exclusive online retailer for SABOR PAPEL and will carry the full line. Be sure stop by the shop and take a look at this bright and beautiful paper line.  Just click on the link above.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week!



  1. Love the all the layers, colors and theme of your card! As always wonderfully done!

  2. Your cards are always so visually inviting. I love the texture and old-fahioned feel of this one!

  3. Your work always makes me smile! love the pin and paper!

  4. Super pretty, Barbara--lots of lovely details!


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