May 14, 2011

Sew much fun!


Members of Gina K.'s Design Team have come together to host a hop with sewing as the center theme. Along the hop you will find a variety of sewing techniques from hand sewing to faux sewing!

If you came from Stamp TV, you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.




I used Gina's Stamp TV set Springtime Silhouettes.   I started my creating my card using a Spellbinders die.  I stamped the floral image and then I cut the paper using the same die and adhered it to my card. 
Since I am not on speaking terms with my sewing machine, (her issue, not mine ;) and, yes, my sewing machine is a "her") I opted to hand stitch.  I see people who do it all the time, and figured it can't be too hard...and it wasn't!!  I love how it turned out- and I may do it more often! ;)


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42 comments:

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

richardbreaks said...

Awesome work, as always!

DebraM said...

Such a cute card and I also am at odds with my sewing machine! I will have to give that hand stitching a try.

catdidit said...

LOVE the little x's!! perfect touch AJ!

Carolina said...

Adorable card AJ - the hand stitching is the perfect touch! Love your comments about your sewing machine - LOL!

Tina Gilliland said...

Love the color choices here, AJ. Yep... my sewing machine and I are pretty much "not speaking" to each other either! Hee Hee

Kary said...

AJ, your card is really sweet!! And yes, I know what you mean about not on speaking terms with your sewing machine. Mine just refuses to cooperate with me ;) The hand stitches look great!

imastampin said...

It turned out great. I love the dp being cut for just part of the card front and then your three little cross stitches Wonderful creation.

Celeste said...

Love your card, the shape, the image, the coloring and especially the dp you used. Thanks for sharing.

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Great card! Now I don't feel so intimidated! I think maybe I can do this! :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card! I am so like you that my sewing machine and I don't get along.

Scrapbooking Beginner said...

I love the colors you used. When stitching what type of thread do you use to sew? I’ve wanted to sew but I just don’t know what type of thread to us.

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cgoggin said...

Adorable that kind of stitching I can do!
Cherie

StampinCatMom said...

LOL...nope, hand stitching isn't hard at all. Just depends on how much you do whether it takes a lot of time or not. On your card, it adds just the perfect amount! Adorable!

sprgstn16 said...

Okay...that is really cute. I am going to try to make one myself. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy said...

Cute!

Stephani said...

Love your card - the color combo and the stitching.

Colleen Holmes said...

Very nice! Love the x stitching..just enough!

creativearts said...

Lovely card!

Tamara Pendleton said...

Nice card, with the spell binders layers all lined up!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love your simple cross stitches. I am in the same shape...my sewing machine and I never did mesh. I am a nervous nellie when sewing so hand sewing or faux sewing is the only way I will do it. Your design is beautiful!

Donna said...

Adorable card AJ, love the Aqua color you chose!!

Joyce Thurston said...

You made the handstitching look almost easy :)

Lynn B. said...

You're right! It turned out great!

Anonymous said...

Adorable...we can all do handstitching, right!!
crafty teacher

Penne said...

I love the way it turned out too, AJ! : )

Miesje said...

Cute card - simple and adorable!

Sunrize said...

Very cute! I never think to use the Spellbinder cut-out as my card--I'm always using the cut-out on a card instead. I'll have to try it your way. Thanks A.J.!

mitz said...

...i * feel better * that I saw your card.. it does look like fun.. ty
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Donna Phelan said...

Great card, AJ. Sorry about your little spat with your sewing machine....the nerve of her! :)

scalder said...

Love the CAS design. The flowers are gorgeous and the stitching is great:)

Sharon said...

Very cute card - love the shape and paper used.

Kris said...

A very sweet card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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cal8007 said...

I also add a bit of hand sewing - makes the card very special - like yours!

happy, happy,

Carmen L

Linda said...

That is pretty card my friend.

scalder said...

Love the card, the shape, the patterned paper, the stamp and the sewing!! It adds the perfect balance:)

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful card!!!

Tiff said...

This card is sooo pretty! I love the stamps, the layout, the cool shape, and those crazy cool stitches :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

very pretty!

Mary Hansen said...

What a great layout, love it!

Jill said...

wow very cute card

Gayle said...

Lovely card. I have to dig out my sewing machine one of these days until I do maybe I'll try your handstitch look, too.