Birthday Card for Cardz TV “Sew Much Fun” Challenge

I have several friends who are avid quilters so I was excited to see the Cardz TV “Sew Much Fun” Challenge.  The challenge was to use some kind of stitching on your project.  I dusted off my old sewing machine and gave it a try by adding a zig zag stitch around the perimeter of my card.  I used vintage sewing themed paper from the Authentique “Original” collection for the background and coordinating papers for the punched squares.  I stamped the cute sewing images from Inkadinkadoo in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire and added a navy button and cream floss.  On the inside, I stamped a Close to My Heart birthday sentiment and matted it with some of the same coordinating papers.  I am really pleased with the vintage, distressed look of this card and I can’t wait to give it to my friend for her birthday!   Laurie