I have some church friends with an anniversary coming up, so I finally had the chance to use a stamp set that I purchased but never used: Crafty Secrets 'A Couple of Cuties'. I love this set, but one of the unfortunate things about being a design team member for other companies is that I'm so busy making things for my 'commitments' that I don't have time to make things I actually want to or really need; so, my beloved set sat neglected for quite some time.
The sketch is by Mojo Monday and the paper is also by Crafty Secrets. I FINALLY got a hold of some seam binding. It's been all the rage on the Internet for months now, but no one ever said where they got it until Becca from 'Amazing Grace' said she used 'Hug Snug' which she purchased at Amazon. Thank you Becca! I couldn't believe how cheap this stuff was. 100 yards for about $7.00. That's amazing. I just bought one spool of white and one of cream. I died the seam binding myself with Melon Mambo re-inker from Stampin Up!. I don't think I was too successful with that, but not bad for my first attempt. I tell you though, just buying white seam binding and dieing it the color you need is a lot more cost effective than buying tons of different colors and spools of ribbon. I don't think I have the knack of tying the stuff the way I've seen other designers do; but then I'm not sure I like the trendy look of a big, wrinkled bow anyway. I like to keep things simple. Have a great day! Amy