Ruffles Make Me Smile...

I’m heading out to Salt Lake City in a little over a week for the first ever Click Away Photography Conference. I’m so very excited – and very nervous/scared at the same time. I don’t usually do things like this alone (not that I will be alone, 1000+ other photographers of all skill levels will be there as well). However, I decided many months ago when I signed up that, if I am really moving in a new direction, then sometimes I’m going have to go it alone. After all, I’m the one responsible for improving my skills, challenging myself and feeding my creative side. So, I’m going to do it…4 days by myself. It’s a good thing I have been to SLC several times before – at least I somewhat know my way around so I can explore a little prior to the conference. Nevertheless, I’m still a little scared that I won’t meet any new friends or make any connections. I know – so high school – that’s me!

OK, all of that to say this: at any conference/convention you meet some amazing people. Some of them become close friends that stay in your life for many, many years. Some of them are great connections and inspiration to you on your journey. When you meet, you are always looking for a pen and paper to exchange number. In this instance I have no doubt we will all be exchanging business cards. My cards are being designed by my best friend and creative soul at SweetHeartCreative. I can’t wait to get them…she’s awesome (I will post soon about my planner that she created for me!) To that end, I wanted a cute card holder not only for my own cards, but for those I receive.

This meant some time with Eleanor this morning!

I had done some searching on Pinterest as well as a good Google search to find some tutorials and ideas. What I got was business card holder OVERLOAD! So much cuteness out there!

What I landed on was an amazing tutorial from Free Spirit Fabrics. They have amazing fabrics to drool over! You can see the tutorial HERE.

Happy fabrics

Happy fabrics

I decided on some patterns from a fat quarter bundle I had gotten a few years back from Fat Quarter Shop. The patter is a Riley Blake pattern, designer Jen Allyson and it’s called Lost & Found. This is the original Lost & Found pattern and I LOVE it beyond words. I think that is why it took me 2 years to do anything with it…I didn’t want to cut it!


Pieces all cut

Pieces all cut

So, I jumped in. I didn’t have a clue how long it would take. I mean, it’s not that big, however ruffles and interfacing and tiny spaces to turn right side out make me nervous. I started at 8:30 and I was done before 10. That made me very happy (I mean…I had a lot on my to-do list for my restful Labor Day!)!


I got it all together and I couldn’t be happier. I want to make another one that will hold a few more cards (just so I’m not continually reloading my case), but honestly – it makes me smile whenever I look at it!

Outside

Outside

Inside

Inside

And now to decide on fabrics for the next holder!