Monday, October 26, 2020

From the Heart Hop

 When Carol proposed this hop I joined immediately with a wonderful idea.  The problem with that was it was a long time ago and many new ideas have popped in and out of my very antsy brain.  Today's offerings have nothing to do with the ideas from then, I'll just save those up for another hop where they will be able to fit in with just a little tweeking.

So I'll begin with a very large THANK YOU to Carol for  coming up with yet another great idea for a very creative hop. 

A friend of mine recently asked if I could print out some note cards for her to send to her Honor Flight group.  That reminded me of this hops theme of From The Heart on many levels. The patterns are from Kristi at ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/  I print them on a regular basis for Operation Shoe Box to use with the packages they send to our troops.



Once I printed out a group of cards for her I realized I needed to put them into something for delivery.  I knew just the thing I wanted to do but I had to find it.  Back in Septermber of 2011, yes 2011 I did a post where I used  a pattern I found  at originateandrenovate for a fabric envelope.


This is a super simple bag to make.  It calls for a button closure but I used velcro.  I thought that this idea would make a great gift for someone who still "writes notes" from the heart.  

If you're giving a gift where you  wanted to meet a $ level, like when there is a gift swap, you could always add a gift card or


a book of stamps and a pen.

As all of you who visit here know, I can't make one of anything.  Making a gift from the heart made me want to go a little bit beyond my beloved printer.  Next up was the embroidery machine.


Same basic concept.  Make cards to gift and put them in an envelope but this time I used a red work pattern that was on my machine from Kreative Kiwi  I see that they are currently on sale. I think 9 designs for $1.

I embroidered the design onto cardstock and then mounted that onto a background and then a card. Keeping with the theme of this hop I will be giving away to one of you who leaves a comment the 4 cards and envelope in the photo above.  I will pick a name on Halloween.



Once I was making cards I made 2 sets.  One for the give away here and one as a gift for a friend.


For my friend I am including the etched glass ornament I made. ( the etching, not the glass ornament )


I find that etching is super simple but taking pictures of the etching is really hard to do.  The ornament is about 2 1/2 inches across and only 3/4 of an inch deep. 

Last time I posted about etching I had used my Scan N Cut and several of you liked the concept but didn't have a cutting machine.  This ornament was done with a mailing label, pencil, scissors and etching cream.  Hopefully sometime around the 10th of the November I will do a simple tutorial post on how to do the etching without a machine and will include links to a couple of video's that I found helpful.

EXTRA, EXTRA Read all about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Up to this point in this post I was finished and set to publish on Saturday afternoon.
This morning my sister sent me a photo of her taking a walk with her grandson


I saw this photo and had to do something for this From the Heart post.

Have you all experienced, over the past couple of years, the urge to make a candy bag zip pouch. 
Well for some reason I saw this photo and knew that my sister (the bag/pouch hoarder) would love something using this picture.  So I treated it like a candy bag.


I printed it out on regular paper, adhered it to fabric with heat and bond and then covered it with iron on vinyl.  It worked up to a an 11 x 13 zip bag.


I figured it would be a good place to stash her gazillion face masks so I included a subtle hint or two.
Thank you for your patience, I'm done now, until next time.

Please continue hopping with the rest of the most amazingly creative people I know.  I am including a list of everyone participating for your convenience. 

October 26

40 comments:

  1. Great projects. Love the fabric envelope and cards. The bag with picture is adorable.

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  2. What a cool idea. Fabric envelope with homecard cards.

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  3. Great idea you had for a set of cards presented in a fabric envelope. The envelope is then reusable after the cards are all sent out. I’ve made improve fabric envelopes for various keeping of things. They are fun to use. The memory picture pouch is great. Definitely all from your heart.

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  4. Wow Selina, some great ideas, and my mind is popping with possibilities. Thanks so much for all you have shared.

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  5. Your gift projects/ideas are all wonderful!

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  6. Great ideas you have! Those embroidered cards are just adorable!!! Love the fabric envelope too.

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  7. I love the fabric envelope. You shared some fun ideas. Thank you so much.

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  8. Your envelope and card ideas are awesome -- love the red work -- I really like the bag you made for your sister - will have to look into that!! Thanks for sharing

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  9. I really love your card idea. This is such an awesome gift for someone. Thanks

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  10. What a wonderful idea, making cards and including a fabric envelope for storage. I love the photo of your sister and her grandson, and so clever that you used it to make a bag!

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  11. I love your cards and envelopes. I even put your envelope up on my blog today, as I will try to make one myself.

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  12. You are an inspiration! Love your envelope and stationery gift idea! Your other gift ideas are super, too! I am intrigued by iron-on vinyl. That candy bag is just too cute!

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  13. what wonderful projects. thank you for sharing the envelope. this is a great addition to homemade things like cards which I do. cool ornament. what a sweet gift for your sister. I am sure she will love it.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. I knew you would give us several amazing gift ideas (including using your embroidery machine) and you did not disappoint. I love them all! That gift pouch idea with your sister's photo was awesome. Those gift cards with your embroidery machine is a fun way to use some of the designs we have. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Great ideas! I want to try making cards..... your envelope looks like a great gift.

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  16. These are fantastic! I love the idea of the fabric envelope. I am going to make a couple of those myself!

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  17. All of these are great ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Great bag and photo is perfect! Your sister will love it. The cards and ornaments are sweet too.

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  19. Wow, those are all amazing gift ideas! Thank you for sharing them with us. Oh, but that adorable picture caught my heart - the little candy bag will be a treasure!

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  20. Wonderful cards and the fabric envelope is a great idea. You make me want to try etching. I will be looking for your future tutorial. I am going to have to think about the gift bag with the picture. I love the idea, but not sure about the process.

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  21. What a truly inspiring bunch of projects to inspire us all. I think I need to make some pouches NOW! Thanks for the great ideas and for sharing with all of us.

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  22. Thanks for sharing all the gifts! I love the idea of embroidering cardstock and making cards ... so clever! And to put it in the fabric envelope - fantastic! :-)

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  23. Love your pretty fabric envelope and of course what is inside. Lovely gifts from the heart.

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  24. Those cards and envelopes are so cute!

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  25. Great ideas, Selina! Love the cards and the fabric envelope and really love the candy bag with the picture. I know your sister will really appreciate it. Thanks for sharing. I just had part one of a very different type embroidered card class this morning. Can't wait until next week for the second half!!

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  26. I love how your artsy little mind works. What fun projects from start to that fabulous finish!

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  27. You blow me away with your creativity. I love every gift. I was thinking about fabric envelopes the other day, but it never occurred to me to make cards as the gift inside. Brilliant. Thank you for all the ideas!

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  28. You this old dog a new trick! I love the idea of printing a photo on paper and then covering with the vinyle for a zip bag. I even have the materials on hand and will have to give this a go when my granddaughter is here.

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  29. I love the bag you made for your sister. What a treasure! I love the cards you made. You always inspire me! Thank you.

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  30. Wow your projects are so lovely. Gosh I love your embroidered cards. I need to go and check out that website. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. You're so full of good ideas Selina! I think the book of stamps and a nice pen is such a great idea, especially as the holidays approach.

    Brandy

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  32. I love all your projects. Now to try the bag/envelope myself. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  33. Thanks for sharing your projects! I love that bag with the photo; sew cute!

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  34. Oh my goodness, Selina. Your projects are amazing. The postcards and envelope are a wonderful idea!

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  35. I think fabric envelopes are wonderful and you used them perfectly. The machine embroidered cards are lovely.

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  36. So much inspiration in this post. Love your creativity Selina. This is a really fun post and I look forward to reading more on the etching.

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  37. So many good things. My embroidery machine is coming soon...do you do anything special to use the card-stock on machine...inquiring minds want to know (I am an embroidery machine virgin).

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  38. Lovely projects again Selina! Thanks for sharing xx

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  39. Hvor er det søde kort - tusind tak for ideen
    Jeg har en symaskine med broderienhed, men har ikke prøvet at brodere endnu.
    Mange hilsner fra Danmark

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