Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Simon Says.........Stitch It!


Happy Wednesday!  Welcome to another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Our theme this week is Stitch It!  Make sure you have some kind of stitching on your creation - it can be stamped, actually stitched, or you could use a stitched die of some kind.  We are showcasing We R Memory Keepers goodies this week, and I had lots of fun and made 2 cards!

supplies: white and aqua card stock, We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Card Kit, navy embroidery floss and needle, Simon's Expressions for You die and matching stamp set and Stitched Rectangle dies, Hero Arts Navy ink, Doodlebug heart sprinkles, adhesive foam squares

The card kit includes 10 cards and envelopes and ephemera to match.  I chose 2 of the cards in this navy stripe and dots and used my Simon Stitched Rectangles to cut out some panels.  I framed the smaller striped panel in white card stock, then used my needle to punch holes along the edges, following the stitches from the die.  Then I simply stitched with embroidery floss all the way around, and after adding the floral die cut from the kit, I tied a bow at the top left corner.  After adding my sentiment, I lifted this panel above the rest of the card.

My friend Mary Anne reminded me about perforated paper to use with cross-stitching, so I incorporated that along with another of the printed cards and this sweet little bird in the ephemera pack.

supplies: white and ivory cardstock, We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Card Kit, (card and bird), cream perforated paper, 3 colors of DMZ embroidery floss, Simon's Sending and Wishing stamps and Spring Rain ink, MFT Stitched Mini Scallop Square die

I tried to pull the colors from the dots for my stitched hearts, and then just added my panel to a scalloped frame.  Isn't this bird sweet?

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Lisa Elton said...

Another delightful pair of cards Lin! LOVE the second one to bits. That polka dot paper is one of my faves!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Lin :-) both are fabulous! I love the navy and white together and the little bird and cross stitched hearts on the second one are super cute :-)

Lols x x x

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Beautiful cards, Lin. The colors of your stitching on the second one match that little birdie perfectly.

Dawn T said...

totally awesome Lin. Love the stitching on your second one. It is really pretty

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely cards Lin - they are both striking in their own ways

Tracy Freeman said...

Both are lovely Lin. The navy is gorgeous...I have a huge soft spot for navy. I have never seen these kits and need to check them out x

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful cards Lin. That blue is especially striking.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties, Lin, but of course I love the cross-stitched hearts! So sweet with the birdie!!

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love all the stitching you included and the little bird is adorable - perfect 😁. It is such a fabulous design for the "Stitch It" theme - amazing! Happy December! J 😊