Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sugar Kissed Altered Playing Card Tutorial

Hello Friends, Today I am showing you how I made this Altered playing card.

First Start by printing this vintage sewing pattern and cutting out the two little girls.

Then print on heavy paper and cut this oversized playing card. If you want it to look more like a real playing card you can use a corner rounder punch for the edges.

Take a wooden spool which you can find at craft stores or you can use a vintage spool. The spool used for this tutorial is 1 1/2 inches. Cut a 1 inch circle of patterned paper to cover the top of your spool.

At this point if you want to add patterned paper to your playing card, you should add it now. I used paper that was from Hobby Lobby in their open stock section.
Glue your little girls onto the playing card using pop dots to make them stand out. Glitter around the edges of your card.
I also glittered a paper flower and added pink pearls to which I then glued in the upper corner. You can use a sticker or print "T'was the Night Before Christmas" or "Christmas Morning" and glue to your card.
The spool is covered using a 1inch strip of cardstock wrapped around it. I then added a strip of ribbon around it and tied a bow.

I cut a small wooden dowel and glued down into the spool. I added a strip of glue up the dowel and glued it to the back of my playing card. I then added tape to hold in place until the glue was completely dry.

And this is how it turned out! The possibilities are endless with this idea. I hope you like it and will try it!

Have a great Saturday, Lindsey


Julie said...

This is absolutely ADORABLE, Lindsey! I really love this--I have that deck of cards, and have never used it--guess what I'll be doing with it now?! You both have such marvellous ideas! Hope your weekend is terrific!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi you two,
Your Sugar Kissed Christmas series is wonderful. Thank you so much for this charming tutorial. I also enjoyed the one for making paper bows, below. AND I went over to Amazon and ordered the Christmas Memories book you suggested. Can't wait to see it. : )
Have a great weekend,

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Ooo! That one little girl has bunny slippers! What a cute patern and cute idea, Lindsey! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial and the use of the images.

The snow flake paper you're using for your back drop is so pretty.

Hope you girls have a fun week end. It's snowing here so I'm staying home. My little van acts like a sled in the snow so I don't go out unless I have to! ♥

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Very cute, Twyla! Love your ideas, girls!

Don't forget to email your address to me so that I can send out your needle keep, Kiddo!

Holiday Hugs,

Auntie Cake said...

Adorable idea! I'll send you a picture if I get the time to fit one it. It might just have to wait until after Christmas though. My family plays Rook on a regular basis. I recently found a very old deck of Rook cards, I will have to try your idea with those cards. Thanks so much! Love all your great ideas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, so sweet! I love little girls in gowns and have an old pattern I could copy! Great idea! Thank you!

Celestial Charms said...

What a marvelous idea. Thank you ladies for sharing this. The 2 little girls are precious, and your tutorial makes it look like fun!

Shopgirl said...

This is so sweet, I will have to give it a try. Your tutorial is wondeful,thank you for sharing.
It has turned cold in Idaho. We were about 14 this morning and we will be in the 30's today. No snow, but it is coming.
Happy Saturday,Mary

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Thanks so much for another of your fabulous projects and excellent tutorials! I really love this finished project and have been thinking of using some of the figures from the vintage patterns I still have around here. And the spool is a great holder! Awesome ideas!!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Coralie

Nan said...

This looks great and I will try it when my printer ink gets here.

Sherry said...

Absolutely adorable!! I love anything made off of vintage patterns!

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsey! I would have never thought a playing card could be so beautiful...Thanks for sharing it with us....Your so talented and I just love visiting you ladies....I love your sugar kissed christmas it's been so fun to see what you both come up with. Hugs & Love! Jennifer

Betzie said...

This is really sweet. Thanks for the tutorial! Have a great week of creating!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

This is adorable! I shall have to try this one.

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute fro a holiday decoration or for a sewing room.

Thanks alos to you and your Mom for visiting.


Jacqueline said...

Another chalk mark on the board for you! You are a winner! Full of the brightest lightbulb ideas...FUN, FUN, FUN!


Isn't altered art, collage and mixed medium art work fun. I so enjoy making my cards. Cute little holder.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

What a wonderful job you did on this!! You two are just so darn creative!! : )

~ Wendy

Bearly Sane said...

Very pretty and creative Lindsey...thank you for sharing your talents through the tutorial.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Florence and Mary said...

It's a fabulous idea, looks great.

Victoria xx

Lisa said...

Really awesome! I love these old graphics!
Hugs, Lisa

Southside Ford said...

Absolutely adorable!! I love anything made off of vintage patterns! Thanks for sharing! Sherry