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Is it a boy or a girl? It’s becoming a growing trend for expecting couples to wait until delivery day to find out if they will be having a bouncing baby boy or a precious little girl. No longer are pink and blue the popular colors of choice – it’s become all about keeping it neutral…

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Group Project: Gender Neutral Baby

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With each month, comes a fun new challenge that is presented to the design team. This month features gender neutral projects that were inspired from a nursery photo. Join the design team as we share a few fun ideas incorporating great ways to use neutrals on your next project. Read more


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It’s getting close to the end of the school year in the next month or so. And what better way to encourage those you care about than with fun school inspired love notes to help them finish out the year strong. The sotm On the Mend II has very versatile images and sentiments that can be used for more than just sewing cards… Read more


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Style Watch {Sew Stylish}

What’s not to love about shabby chic jewelry? You could look for hours for that perfect accent piece to add the finishing touch to an outfit. This season stringed beads, crocheted accessories, and romantic looking necklaces are all in vogue.  Try tying in jewelry inspired embellishments into your next project.  And since we are all about being “green” take a look in your closet, you might find a hair pin, brooch, or a pair of earrings you can repurpose on your papercrafts… Read more


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Build-a-Card by creating fun backgrounds.  On the Mend is filled with great images to create a variety of different background options.  Use one of the many background builders to design a card that can be easily used for any holiday or occasion.  Simply switch out the colors and sentiment to make your card design into a full set of cards… Read more


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Style Watch {Sew Stylish}

Romantic lace, softly draped fabrics, and floral prints are ever present in today’s fashion.  But look a little closer at the embellishment details on an outfit and you will see how topstitching plays a major role in design. It’s that decorative stitched hem that can make or break a garment. Try adding stitched details to your next project, either by hand through sewing or paper piercing, or with faux stamped stitching using the On the Mend stamp set. By adding a stitched element, this will give a handmade feel that is right on trend… Read more


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Bright and cheerful colors are a great start to bringing smiles and well wishes to someone on the mend.  Create a fun get well card with the new SOTM On the Mend II. And when sending a card just won’t due, try adding a little mending kit complete with a tissue, cough drop and a little pack of thera-flu.  This fun little template was created by designer Lori Tecler.  And trust us when we say, it’s a fun template that you can use in a ton of creative ways! Be sure to visit her blog today for another look at how to use the You’re Sew Handy Sewing Kit TemplateRead more