Thursday, September 2, 2010

Got luck?

{March 15, 2010}

by Eileen Hull

Did you know you can sew on mat board? While visiting my sister in New York about 20 years ago, I was lucky enough to find a vintage 1951 Singer sewing machine at a thrift store for $20. Although it only does a straight stitch, I'm still using it – that machine is a workhorse! I sew everything on it.

Here's a picture of my granddaughter Trinity enjoying the St. Patrick's Day parade this weekend in Kansas. Is she a cute Irish lass or what? This project features my ScoreBoards frame die. It was really fast to make and folds up to fit in an A2 envelope for easy mailing.

What a great card this would be for any season or occasion! When mailing, make sure to add $.20 extra, since it will be thicker than 1/4" and won't go through the automatic sorter at the post office.

You will need:


  1. Run mat board through Big Shot and die-cut frame.
  2. Stitch a wavy line using green thread across the bottom of the frame.
  3. Punch 15 small hearts and glue on five shamrock shapes across the stitched line. Add a green rhinestone to the middle of each shamrock. Draw in stem with green marker.
  4. Print message on kraft paper. Mat with green paper strip behind. Add rhinestone and adhere to top of frame.
  5. Insert photo. Assemble frame with brads.
  6. Head out to your nearest pub and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you enjoyed this project. Try a ScoreBoards die today!

From my (green) studio to yours,


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