Monday, July 27, 2015

Workshop Cards W122, W123, W124

Another fun Workshop at Joanne’s for June!

W122 Thinking of You
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Vanilla.

Ink: Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana.

Stamps: Natural Beauty, Papillion Potpourri.

Accessories: Lost Lagoon ribbon, linen thread, Elegant Lines EF, Lace trim, sponge.

Punch: Tag, petite butterfly.

W123 Good Luck

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, White.

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky.

Stamps: Bliss, Fundamental Phrases.

Accessories: Wisteria Wonder Bakers Twine, Tea Lace paper doilies, buttons, Elegant Lines EF, rhinestones.

Punch: modern label, butterfly.
W124 Good Luck
Cardstock: Mint Macaroon, Delightful Dijon, Vanilla.
Ink: Soft Suede, Mint Macaroon.
Stamps: Seaside, Fundamental Phrases, Hardwood.
Accessories: Banner Thinlits, Linen Thread, Circle Punch.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Milestone Birthday – 6 years old – B06c

I found this cute caterpillar punch art on Pinterest!  I used the eyes from the Owl Builder punch for his eyes and the slot punch for his antenna.  I hand drew his mouth.

Cardstock: Jersey Shore DSP (2008), Brilliant Blue, White, Pumpkin Pie,

Ink: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black.

Stamp: Happiest Birthday Wishes, #6 is a stamp from Walmart,

Accessories: sponge, Vine Street EF, black marker.

Punches: 1-1/4"Circle Punch, slot, Owl Builder, corner rounder.

Poem I used for inside:

How fast the years have all gone by
You were once so small, now 4 feet high!
Yesterday, you’re another inch taller
This day you’ve grown another year older

Happy 6th Birthday!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

American Girl Doll Jumper Top and Leggings Tutorial AG009

Here is an outfit I made for the girls last summer.  Little slow at posting it!  Click "Like" on my American Girl Doll Creations by Carole Facebook page to receive updates when new items are introduced AND sign up to my Blog so you won’t miss any of my AG posts!

Jumper Top Tutorial

I found this free jumper pattern by Susan Kramer and did a few changes to it to make it more of a fitted jumper.  I copied and pasted the pattern into Word then dragged the corner dot until her squares where 1”on my computer.  There probably is an easier way but this is how I did it.

The shoulders looked a little wide so I narrowed the neck part by a ¼”.  I raised the armhole by about 3/4” as I wasn’t intending to put a blouse under it.  I cut a front and back lining rather than fiddle with turning the neckline and armholes under ¼”.

I used Susan’s ‘center fold’ as the cutting line for the back.  I want to add a Velcro closure.  I also moved the center front fold in about 3/8” as I wanted it to fit a bit tighter than a dress.

Shortened the hem ½” which allows for a half inch hem.

From the flare, I drew a line in about 1.5” and joined that line with my new armhole.

Chalk mark a 1/2” hem line on the right side of front and back.

Stitch the shoulder seams of both main and lining sections.  Press open.  Meet lining right sides together with the jumper top.

Stitch the neckline and armholes ¼”.

Trim with pinking shears.

Turn right side out by pulling the back to the front.  Press.

Open lining under the arms and sew side seams from top to bottom.  Press.

Serge across the bottom edges of the front and back lining.  Serge each back seam and hemline.  Press the hem a 1/2”.

Topstitch around armholes.

Sew back seam 3.5“from bottom using a half inch seam allowance.  Sew hem.  Topstitch neck opening and add Velcro.  I sewed a piece of ¾” wide ribbon to the back seam by 24” long to give a side tie belt.

I then attached a necklace that I bought at the Dollar store.

Leggings Tutorial

I really enjoy the Dollar Doll Clothes patterns!  I simply printed them out and started playing.   I used her Leggings pattern and split the pattern down the center, lengthwise and added about 3/8”.  It all depends on the amount of stretch your fabric has.  After I made the leggings, I found the front to be a bit high so I lowered it on the pattern by about 3/8”.  This is what my pattern looks like.

Add ¼” onto the center front fold line if your pattern doesn’t fit on the fold of the fabric as mine didn’t.  Sew closed.  Chalk mark a 3/8” hem on the right side.

Baste 9” of ¼” wide elastic to wrong side, stretching to fit waist.  Hem legs.

Stretch and serge across the elastic to give a clean finish – I prefer to leave the elastic as is rather than make a casing.

Sew the back seam.  Add a little tag so the child knows this is the back.

Sew inside legs.  Trim with pinking shears and clip at the crotch area.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Milestone Birthday – 6 years old – B06b

Found this Monkey Hut Punch Art on Jackie Topa’s blog.  Go check him out!  To make the fence, I cut Crumb cake the size of my card front, stamped it with the Woodgrain stamp, cut it into ½” strips and angled the tops.  I sponged the edges in Early Espresso and used as many posts as needed to cover my card.

Sponged some blue onto white cardstock for the sky and attached it to the back of my window frame.   Used a piercing tool to poke little holes so I could thread some hemp around each frame.

Stamp some ‘grass’ on the bottom of the fence posts; added my phrase on a scrap of white cs and attached.

Used lots of punches to make my monkey.  Chalked the inside of his ears pink.  Attached him to the window.

Cardstock: Crumb cake, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, White, Early Espresso, Black.

Ink: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point.

Stamp: Woodgrain, Vintage Vogue, #6 is a stamp set from Walmart.

Accessories: sponge, hemp, Early Espresso marker, pink chalk, white pen, piercing tool.

Punches: corner rounder, Trio flower, ½”, ¼”, ¾”, 1”, 1-1/4” circles, small oval.

On your birthday number SIX,
you are wished a fun day
full of exciting things to do!
May your day be as lovely as you!

Happy 6th Birthday!

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