Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vintage Sewing Pattern Paper Cards

I recently visited a friend who "unloaded" a bag full of old sewing patterns. I was happy to accept them and she was happy to get rid of them. I love the idea of mixing in the pattern papers with other items and couldn't wait to find a fun use for them.  I am currently in a "use what I have" mode and luckily remembered some older Cosmo Cricket papers with a sewing theme. (It's called Material Girl in case you're wondering.)   
Sew, (ba-dump-bump) after I returned home with my bag of sewing patterns, I found my papers and got to work making these 3 quick cards.  (How do you like the sewing machine??? This gem was my mom's.)
All the cards started with a kraft cardstock base and I used mainly the Cosmo Cricket collection I dug out.  I had kept the collection together and it included some chipboard stickers and fun borders and other paper elements.  For this first card I also used some Tiny Type letter stickers and a short piece of thread that I wound around the chipboard spool.  I love the piece of sewing paper against that gorgeous green vintage-inspired scrapbook paper.  The tape measure bit is also paper (which I crinkled up and inked). 
 For my next card I created a flower like embellishment with a chipboard button and a small piece of sewing pattern paper. A few more additional paper and chipboard pieces, SRM sticker border stitches and a stamped sentiment finished it off.
 My last card is a 5x7 size and this time I made a skirt for the patterned paper lady by gathering a larger piece of sewing pattern tissue.  With a little "belt" of sticker border and chipboard flower, she's all ready to go out.  The sentiment is from the CC paper and I added a bit of SRM sticker border stitches. 
I have quite the stash of patterns to play with now, so I'll need to think of some more ways to use it up.  I may make some fun tissue flowers next.  Fun, fun, fun!

1 comment:

  1. OOh, I love these...I even think I have that paper!