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You Mean Sew Much To Me

Hello and Happy March! This Give It A Whirl die, by Lawn Fawn, might just be my new favorite interactive die. I wasn't too sure about it until actually saw it in person. I think there are a whole lot of fun ways that you can use it to make really great cards. I have recently gotten back into cross stitching, so I thought that it would be fun to make a card with those fun little mice from the Sew Very Mice stamp collection.

Since it was recommended to not adhere anything to the part of the mechanism that spins, I decided that I would stamp and mask both of the layers.

For the top layer, I stamped the little mouse sitting and stitching. Since she was just starting her project, I used the small heart stamp that comes with the set, but I wiped half of it off to make it appear that she hadn't quite finished her project.

Once I had her stamped and masked with the same image cut from Post It tape, I used some low tack tack to mask off an area that I could ink for the floor. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye for the floor. I used the Woodgrain Backdrops with the same ink to give the floor a wood appearance. Leaving the mask on the mouse, I used the low tack tape to mask off the floor so I could ink the "wall" behind her. I used Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink and then I used the Gingham Backdrops stamp with Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink to stamp what I am calling the wallpaper.

Once I peeled the mask and low tack tape off, I colored the little mouse.

I used Copic markers in the following colors:

C0, C1, C2

BV000, BV00, Bv01

E51, E53

RV20, RV22

Using the part of the Give It A Whirl die that looks like PacMan, I cut out the front piece that does the spinning.

I used the sentiment, "You Mean Sew Much To Me", from the stamp collection. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder.

For the piece that is in the back and is stationery, The process is the same as the front piece, except that I had to use the Give It A Whirl Template to help me line up the floor that the mice stand on.

Once I have that inked, I cut it using the larger piece of the die. I assembled the piece that spins, using a piece of copy paper for the connector. I cut the little handle that is used to move the die from 100lb cardstock. I did have to watch the Lawn Fawn You Tube,, video a couple of times to get it all lined up correctly. It was a wee bit tricky until I got it assembled right and then it all made sense.

I cut a piece of the lavender patterned paper from the Rainbow Ever After Petite Pack, using the largest of the Large Mini Slimline dies to cut it out. I used that die because I wanted the pretty stitching on the sides. I used the Lacey Border die to cut out the lace from the pink paper from that same pack. I glued the little border pieces to the side of the lavender piece. I wanted it to look like a piece of ribbon.

Using the largest of the Large Stitched Rectangle, I cut out the rectangle from a piece of Jack Rainbow Ever After. I cut the embroidery hoop from Light Brown Woodgrain Cardstock using the largest of the Stitched Circle Frames. For the bracket, I had a piece of scrap cardstock that may have been left over from another die, maybe a Pull and Pop, so I just clipped out the center of the rectangle. The pin is from the Little Flowers die. I just clipped the leaves off the largest flower stem.

I thought about adding a few more mice to the bottom of the card, but I was afraid that it might get too busy and I really wanted the Give It A Whirl to be the star of the show.

I think this card just turned out so cute and I hope you think so also. As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!!



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