Monday, April 4, 2011

Design Wall Monday--April 4, 2011

On my design wall today is a sewing project of a different sort:
A Save This Date card for DD Elaine's upcoming wedding.  Here is our mock up, which was inspired by a bridal magazine's article.  The fabric is frayed at the bottom, stitched on, and a card with the date and their names and wedding website is attached under the fabric.

She got this free photo image of gingko leaves off the internet and had them printed at CVS, 4 x 6 size.  I told her that gingkos are a symbol of longevity, being one of the oldest species of trees on earth--a good omen for a long married life!

I cut rectangles out of inexpensive muslin while Elaine did all the stamping. 

We printed out the information onto nice quality paper and I cut up the sheets with my rotary cutter.  Here Elaine is affixing the last one with double stick squares from my scrapbooking supplies.

There were only 12 tabs left so we finished just in time!

I chain stitched all the fabric pieces to the photos with a green rayon thread and a regular needle.  This was such a cute idea and it was fun crafting all afternoon with Elaine.  Mini supervised as usual.  See Judy's Patchwork Times for more Design Walls.

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

OH. Great save the dates. There's a lot of crafting that can be done for a wedding. We're in the middle of the son's wedding preps but so far I haven't been able to help. Maybe with the invitations...

Diana said...

How cute and how original! They look great!

Karen said...

A very original piece.

Darlene said...

Beautiful, Annie.

Chris said...

What a great idea!!! They turned out super cute.

Sarah said...

What a neat idea...and it could be used in so many different ways!

Pokey said...

Yea! I love the one of a kind creativity here, and the symbolism is perfect. Not to mention, and time shared together! :-}pokey

Shay said...

What a great idea and a lovely design. Glad you had fun stamping and sewing the day away.

I expect there will be more afternoons like this before the wedding.

Amy said...

Annie,
Love this idea, and how fun to personalize them!

Kate said...

Great idea and excellant execution!

Melinda said...

What a wonderful idea. They turned out great and so unique.