Welcome to some Cutting Cafe Inspiration! This time around we're sharing projects using the Checkbook Register file along with some fabric!
I am not a sewer.. I mean... I've sewn... I just don't enjoy it. To much following instructions I think and I suppose if I spent some time doing it I might like it more, but I don't need another addiction...lol! So when Regina said, "Let's use fabric" I have to admit... I was a little stumped. But then I thought... well... I don't HAVE to sew and I have some pretty fabric that I bought ... well... because it was pretty! And I thought... I can use that in my projects... (see what I mean... I don't even sew and I justified buying pretty fabric!...lol!). So I got out some old fabric from CTMH. Used the Checkbook Register file to cut out my base and put it together and just cut some fabric out and adhered it to the base using binding tape. Oh... and I knew I couldn't cut a straight line and that was ok since I love the distressed look... so I roughed up all of my edges by pulling out some threads. I decided to leave the one pinked edge because I liked it!
Then for a fairly flat decoration on the front, I decided to use some Paper Smooches dies from my stash to cut a flower and leaf from felt. I finished it off with a button and tied a scrap piece of the fabric through the button holes... and I thought that this sentiment was perfect for a checkbook register... Adulting IS hard!!
This file is SO cool because not only do you get the cut for the checkbook register cover which has two pockets on the inside flaps, but you also get the register pages you can print on whatever paper you want! I don't write a ton of checks so I just printed one sheet and I can print another when I need one... next year maybe!...lol! and I though this will also be a great place to hold receipts... those I have a lot of!...lolol!
I decided the inside called for another bloom.. this time I used a flatter button and no fabric bow so it would be less bulky... and then chose the inside sentiment also from PS because I thought again it was perfect for those stressful days.
And there you have it... be sure to checkout everyone's projects up on the Cutting Cafe blog because we DO have some sewers in the group and they've created some beautiful things! Comment there for your chance to win three files of your choice!
I'm playing along over at Paper Smooches monthly challenge which is School and/or Words... I've got some awesome words here!
Thanks for stopping and hope you'll come again soon!