Sunday, 21 April 2013

Bunting and Buttons Card


Today’s my parents’ 40th (ruby) wedding anniversary. 

CONGRATULATIONS, Mom and Dad!  I hope you’re having a wonderful day!!!  xxx

I wanted to make them a special card, but couldn’t decide what to put on it.  Lots of the ideas I found while searching the internet were a bit old-fashioned – and not really my mom and dad!  My mom had said that she really loved the Mothers’ Day ‘bunting’ card I’d sent her (you can see it here if you missed that post).  So, I decided to do something similar.  Then on good-old Pinterest, I found a card with paper bunting SEWN on (here).  I LOVED it, and decided to do something similar, but with ruby-red flags and......  buttons!!!

Here it is:





I loved sewing on to the card.  I thought it’d be tricky, and the card might get marked or dented from my sewing machine.  But it was actually really easy, and worked really well.  I love how the little stitches looked – and think it gave the card more interest and texture.  It’s definitely a technique I’ll be using on cards again in the future!

Happy Sunday, dear friends!

Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!

Carly

x


16 comments:

  1. Its brilliant Carly ...a super idea. It is also not overdone either ....simplicity is style :-)

    thank you for visiting my blog and your comments on my previous post. I agree I very often long for a simple iced bun ...or two LOL!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  2. Congratulations to your parents, Carly! A Ruby Wedding is a fine achievement indeed!

    Your card is very pretty. I remember machine sewing a line of different pieces of fabric and ribbon onto some plain cards for a batch of thank you cards for the gifts my children received for their joint christening three years ago. I thought the effect was really nice and the cost pretty minimal too! :-)

    Happy sunday to you.

    Stephanie

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  3. Love the card. Hope you don't mind but I may just pinch the sewing idea, x

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  4. Wow, congratulations to your parents!! And your card is fantastic! I love how the stitches look on the paper!
    Happy Sunday to you too!
    Kate :}

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  5. Lovely card Carly ... simple and sweet ... congratulations to your Mum and Dad ... Bee xx

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  6. What a gorgeous gorgeous card!
    M x

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  7. Love your card - so clever. Congratulations to your parents x

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  8. Oh gosh - congratulations 'mum and dad'...I love the card.

    Nina x

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  9. Aw how cute! They will love it i'm sure! Congrats on 40 years!

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  10. Sweet Carly, Happy 40th anniversary to your lovely parents! I am so happy for them! The card you made is gorgeous! The bunting is sweet and the stitches are perfect! Happy Tuesday dear friend! Love you, Paula xo

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  11. It's so, so pretty!
    I love bunting and the reds..oh my! the reds are always prefect for any occasion.

    XoXo
    Margarida

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  12. What a FABULOUS card! truly gorgeous and a wonderful idea too
    Happy (belated) anniversary to your parents .....hip hip hooray!
    love jooles xxx

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  13. This is such a lovely card idea, and beautifully made, Carly! Wishing your parents a very Happy 40th Anniversary!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

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  14. I really loved your card, you´re so creative and I´ve just got here and I am amazed! Congratulations to your parents!!
    Best wishes,

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  15. This is fabulous! How "sew" very simple and sweet! Hazel x

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Carly

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