When not in the studio sewing I switch to scraping of a different sort on the dining room table. This year I decided that I should get it in gear and create some valentines cards for my little grandchildren, ages 3-9. So I have set about gathering up all manner of embellishments: embossing hearts, re-purposing odd bits of embellishments, and including on a suggestion from my daughter Cynthia about "Angry Birds" and how much my 9 year old grandson would love it.
Enter # 2 & 3. Little more thought/effort. I pleated the gold-dotted paper and sewed it into place on the Bernina.
#7. Finding a few stickers and strips that will make for nice combinations, along with a another small piece of ribbon. I must say that I love ribbon added to cards.
# 12 & 13. The third cupcake cutie from the 'bin' with a side bar of stick-on flowers.
But while at dinner last night I showed my daughter the growing pile of cards and when I said I still needed to figure out something for 9 year old Ty, she suggested rather than love hearts (or even Lego) that he would love and totally get "Angry Birds. So grandma did her homework and found out the slingshot figures prominently and so do boxes and green piggies (which are inside). Traced the round shape from the bottom of a glass and added the top feathers while cutting him out. Hole punch confetti for eyes. Yellow triangle given a pinch for the beak (adhered with a pop dot). Add the uni-brow scowl and I have my version of an angry bird.
Wishing you a great Sunday
love and hugs to all