accidental tag

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I made these cards with Mother's Day in mind but they could really be used anytime.  I used the tissue from a sewing pattern and layered it onto a vanilla cardstock and them used it as a background and other scraps on a few cards.  I stamped "mom" in stitched alphabet stamps and finished it off with a stitched ribbon.   The cards seem very mom-like to me…didn't everybody's Mom used to sew?

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A lot (most!) of the things I make are "accidental" designs…I really don't have a plan but find stuff laying next to each other on a table or in messy pile I have left behind and something jumps out at me.  That's how I made this tag…a scrap of the pattern cardstock too small for a card and a pattern girl in a cute black & white dress…meant to be together…

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6 thoughts on “accidental tag

  1. Your cards are wonderful! I love the idea of “accidental designs.” Sometimes I think the accidents are what makes a truly unique end result–too much planning can often leave us feeling like something is missing and can sometimes stifle creativity. Using the pattern tissue paper is brilliant.

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  2. Oh, these things are very beautiful. Pretty colours, and a great idea using the pattern tissue. But I’m certain the woman in the tag hasn’t had babies. She’s so lithe and girlish…

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  3. I love the cards and the tag! Fabulous – I am fascinated with all the things you do/make with the vintage “pattern girls”!

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  4. Hey! I made the dress on the bottom!
    heheheheee.
    I * heart your cards… and I scrolled down … but must add that i covet your twine. ( and the vintage bib pattern… but that just goes without saying..)
    sigh. blog crushing you now.

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