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Beyond Papercrafting

Just a few weeks ago my Stampin’ Up! order was delivered. For some reason, I included a package of window sheets in my order. Window sheets are a great resource for making shaker cards, which really aren’t my favorite type to make. I put the order away and forgot about the window sheets which I knew I most likely won’t use – at least not any time soon.

One day, as I ‘m watching the news I keep hearing these inspirational stories of people who are sewing face masks or using 3D printers to print PPE and I thought to myself I wish I could do something to help. Suddenly – I had a light bulb moment – I have a sewing machine, some bias binding and WINDOW SHEETS! I bet I can make a face shield with those!

So I grabbed my sewing machine, my bias binding and my window sheets. It took a little bit of trial and error but I think I figured it out. The window sheets come in 12″ x 12″ sheets, which I trimmed down to 7″ x 12″, I sewed some bias binding along one 12″ edge and used my detailed trio punch to round the corners of the (now) bottom 12″ edge. And voila! A face shield that can be donated to those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you want to make some you can order the window sheets here. The sheets are sold in a package of 2 for $5. Let’s see how many we can make to help those who are doing so much to help us! Happy crafting!