Thursday, February 25, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You Laura #46 + How to make the sweater flower



I don't know about all of you, but I'm ready for some WARM weather! Maybe that is the reason when I saw Laura's sketch, all I could see was a surf board. I saw someone else make that same comment. I grew up in southern Calif. only seven blocks from the beach and I'm longing for that beach weather again. At least I can look at this card and think warm thoughts. haha!! Hopefully all of you are staying warm and getting a bit of sunshine today. At any rate, I can always keep some sunshine in my heart, right?! Some of you asked on my last post how I made the sweater flower. It is the easiest thing ever. You just cut off about 3/4 to one inch of the bottom of the sleeve and then make a basting stitch around one of the edges and pull your threads tight to gather. Make a few stitches in the back to hold it together. Then add a brad or a button or another flower or whatever to the center. You can make a TON of these flowers from one sweater. Just keep going up the sleeve and cutting off more one inch pieces. So easy!

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Cheryl and yes I'm also longing for some warm weather.

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  2. This is terrific Cheryl! Love the summer theme and the surfboards! Great to see you playing along! :)

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  3. I am so ready for that warm, friendly sun on my face! This card is awesome and immediately put a smile on my face!
    hugs, miss you :)
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  4. Wow! I so love this card! It is awesome! Wish I had all this imagination.

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  5. Cheryl this card is so cool! I love how you used a surf board for the ovel in the sketch. It's perfect! I like the curled edge-reminds me of the oceans waves when they crest.

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  6. What a great card! Now you are making me beach hungry! You asked if I know the Crain family. I don't! Darn. I will have to ask my kids if they know any of their kids.

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  7. This card definitely makes me excited for summer!! Let's go to CA to the beach this summer, I think Tyler and Nate would LOVE it! That is if Grandpa could handle that many crazies in his house at once!

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  8. This is the BEST summery card! As I'm sitting here a lot of snow is falling so this card makes me very happy! I LOVE the surfboard, awesome card!! Thank you for joining us at 2S4Y this week! Hugs!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  9. This is fabulous! I can almost smell that salt air!

    (-: Heidi

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  10. Gorgeous card Cheryl...could def do with some warm weather!!!!!wish I as that side of the pond though!!!!
    Thanks for shaing those beautiful flowers..
    Have a lovely Friday :)xxx

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  11. Love your card!! Love the colors, the papers, those surf boards!! And thanks for the super simple tip on the sweater flowers...how cool is that!?!?!?!!!! :>

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  12. oh this is awesome! {warm weather...please...as i say that with 7" and falling} LOL!

    lovin' that card!

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  13. Wow Cheryl! This is a TOP card girl! I love it!

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  14. Wow that is awesome!! Fantastic work & I WANT SUMMER TOO!!!!

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  15. oof--you definitely *NEED* some warm weather if you're cutting the arms off your sweater!!! :) :) :)

    ok, i ♥loOOoOOoooOove♥ your 2S4Y card!!! when i saw it, i immediately thought "SURF BOARD!" as well...but i could not for the life of me see how i'd pull that off! you, on the other hand, have ROCKED the surfin' CASBAH! wow! your card is fun & funky & "surfer"...and yet... it's still kind of shabby chic/elegant at the same time.

    i've just got one question, miss cheryl june: HOW DO YOU DO THAT??!?!??!??! (♥♥♥!)

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  16. I love this too, too cute! I thought surfboard too, but never in a million years could I have made something this PERFECT. Love it :)

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  17. oh I love this...soooo summery!

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  18. Lovely...I've always wanted to learn to surf! :)

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  19. We're freezing in Atlanta - I can't wait for the warm weather also!!! Thanks so much for telling us how to make the sweater flower - you are so clever. Your card is great!

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  20. oh yes!!! bring on the warm weahter and that card is amazing!! love the papers!!

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