A Little Sewing & Gift Wrapping

I signed up for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer online class It’s Sew Easy. She is such a fun gal and I’m thoroughly enjoying her classes, watching her videos and hopping around looking at how the other students are interpreting the lessons. But, I’m way behind in doing the actual sewing. Here are my first little bits. I skipped the painting part and just grabbed some scrap booking papers.

This is a streamer made of punched out butterfly and scalloped circle shapes.

I used the streamer to decorate a baby gift for a friend. The gift is a baby blanket with an appliqued butterfly, purchased, not crafted by me. The butterflies decorating the outside coordinate with the blanket inside!

Next I made a gift tag using more butterflies and a little paper ribbon technique I saw on a blog. It took me a while to locate the source of the ribbon. It’s Every Life Has A Story! blog’s post: {Make It} Paper Bag Ribbon.

Gift with streamer and tag:

Julie does lots of painting on her papers, tags, fabrics before sewing. I do plan on experimenting, following her instructions, but for now, I’m happy with my scrap paper results. I hope Becky and baby Rachel will be pleased too!

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4 Responses to “A Little Sewing & Gift Wrapping”

  1. Sue Wheeler Says:

    gorgeous Sharon! and I love your paper ribbon.

  2. Julie Says:

    Totally awesome! Love it!

  3. Lisa Says:

    These turned out beautifully, Sharon! Love the papers you chose for your banner. The paper ribbon technique is totally cool. Thank you for sharing it! Also like how you used the butterfly punch “scrap” for the tag (I know there is a word for that, but I’m drawing a blank!) :)

  4. Charissa - The Gifted Blog Says:

    Very creative. Thanks for sharing!

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