Hello to you all!! I certainly hope you are all experiencing nicer weather where you are!
We have finally sprung into spring (although another day of cold is expected), but the flowers don't care. They have started blooming!!
I have been busy printing off sheets of cardstock with 9 images on each page. Why?
Well, I'm making bobbin cards to wrap my smaller amounts of lace trims and some older embroidery threads. I decided that I liked the look of the vintage and antique thread cards, so I went to my computer and started printing things I thought would work nicely.
Images that were used are from blogs like The Feathered Nest where Dawn such amazing lovely work and generously shares her wealth of beauty and materials with us. Others are from The Graphics Fairy, and Pinterest. Because I don't ever sell anything (I'm a bona fide hoarder!!), keeping up with the donator of the free graphics has been difficult. Please forgive me if I have used something that you shared and not given you credit. If you will let me know, I will add your information to this post!
My past trys at making these had made me think about how I could make them a bit prettier, and perhaps a bit more feminine. The blocky shapes did not excite me as much as the ones that were smaller, but I wanted to make some of the bobbins that had the trifold or quartet folded styles.
A bit of looking around and I found a shape that would work. Taking my pencil, I traced the outline from a Spellbinders template, and then I played with it. Making the top half a bit smaller than the lower half seemed to give it the form I wanted. By the way....I thought about my violin and how I could take the shape of my violin curves and make some violin shaped bobbins! I will give that a try next week!!
OK. What did I do?
After printing out the page of images (9 per page seemed the right size), I traced and cut three forms from my self-made template.
Fold each one in half lengthwise with the printed side in.
Place adhesive on the same side of each back (I used the top side of each of the pieces shown above).
Carefully match up two of the cut pieces so that they line up and stick together. Add the third piece and adhere them together.
The final sides to stick together are the first and last, and when stuck together the three cards will now make one trifold card bobbin.
If you just wanted to make a single card, I suggest making the top piece out of cardstock, and reinforcing it with a piece of file folder (cheap!!) cut exactly to fit. Adhere them together, decorate, and it's done!
If you make some of these let us know! I'd love to see how they turned out!
It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
The link is below, and I am excited to see what you have to share this week!!
Thank you to all of you who have left such sweet comments and who have joined my party. You truly make my week delightful!
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