Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.
Check out my Etsy Digi Shop!
Aug 8, 2017
Aug 5, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
One and a half inches were trimmed from the left side of the page to cut out a few circles (using bottle and container caps to make the circles) and then I inked the edges with black ink. They were placed here and there on the page with dbl-sided tape, as you can see above.
This next card went to a Dad that loves the Cinema.
Keeping my card base in mind (I just buy the ones from Michaels with the envelopes included), I cut some cardstock to fit inside the card base, and cut the Curtain Call paper to fit inside that. I don't use measurements, but eye it up. It's easier, and no one can tell the difference. Then I put the little corner stickers from the Stickease set in place. I adhered the cardstock together with dbl-sided tape.
You'll notice the copper on the top left of the card - that's actually a film strip cut-out someone gave me, but most of it is behind the paper. I liked the look so kept it there.
Then I took the frame from the Stickease set and put Letter stickers from the Dollar Store on there. I adhered the left side with dbl-sided tape (to sit on the Charlie Chaplin image) and the right side with foam tape. I had a little metal dancing shoe embellishment that I adhered with a brad. Then I taped the finished card top to the Card base. Done.
Just for fun I'm going to include an old card I made years ago that works well for Father's Day and is super easy to make using the Tie Image from my Etsy Shop.
Jun 3, 2017
How's life? Mine is full lately. I went to Lillooet to visit with some family from Holland, my dad and my sister.
Well, that's about it for today!
Have a wonderful weekend,
May 27, 2017
May 7, 2017
May 4, 2017
It is a warm day out here in the 'Loops! I went for a walk in the park and the flowers are starting to bloom, trees are pushing out some buds and will soon be pink and white with blossoms. The park is just beautiful this time of year.
I've been sewing, crocheting and making cards. I took pictures, but didn't get around to posting anything until today. The last thing I shared with you was my Fabric Post Card. It was kind of an aside project. I was actually making a Sew Together Bag out of that fabric. I'll probably put them together. So that is what I am sharing today.
These bags are almost 10" long and have several pockets inside. Three are zippered, and four are open pockets.
I made a change to this bag that I haven't done to any of the others I have made. People noticed that sometimes things fell out of the outer open pockets. How annoying!
So, I corrected that in this bag by creating elasticized sides on those outer pockets. s
Well, that's my first post for today.
Enjoy the sun!