3.25.2016

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

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We had several lovely inspiration photos this month. This was my favorite:

photo source: Izziyana Suhaimi

It was quite a unique inspiration and at first I was baffled on what I would make.
Then while stamping with the 'Fancy That' set I got an idea:






I wish I could make 20 more of these! I really like how they turned out, but my fingers are so soar from pushing and pulling the thread through card stock! I even pre-poked my holes. If you sew more do you stop getting soar fingers? =)

I also tried a card using 'Songbirds':



I tried a thicker string (didn't work as well) and added some seed beads for fun.

Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping!
Noelle

Stamp Sets:
Fancy That
Songbirds
Praying for You

30 comments:

  1. I love your idea’s and then you went to town! Gorgeous hand stitched cards that will be treasured, Noelle!

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  2. Oh my...these are absolutely beautiful Noelle! And what a perfect stamp to use to embroider on for your first cards...LOVE that look! And your Songbird card turned out so pretty too! And my fingers were a little sore after doing my card too...a telltale sign I'm not a seamstress!! :0)

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  3. Great choice for this challenge and beautiful stitching!

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  4. Both are beautifully done! Love the stitching!

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  5. Wow these are stunning creations! You are so creative and I hope your poor fingers recover soon.

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  6. What a difference a little stitching makes on these stamps! Just lovely. (Maybe a thimble to help prevent sore fingers in the future? lol)

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  7. I love your stitching! The Thank You card is my favorite - just gorgeous!

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  8. Oh, wow! The stitching completely changes the look of these stamps and makes for stunning cards!! I love them!! Such a great take on the inspiration.

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  9. Oh my, the embroidered detail just is gorgeous on your cards. I admire your satin stitching skill! You have a very good eye for choosing which stamps to work with. The diagonal threads on the panel corners look great too.

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  10. WOW!! these turned out amazingly!! : ) the perfect images for this technique.

    Tip: try poking the holes in your cs with a piercing tool before you actually put you needle and thread in your cs. It will really help those sore fingers : )

    Patti

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  11. Beautiful stitching...what a great idea!!

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  12. Know what? I think you win the creativity award! (if there isn't one, there should be, right?) These are brilliant and beautiful, and should be keepsakes for their recipient! And a PS to your question: as a needleworker for years, you learn to use a thimble, yes, you develop callouses after a while, which helps!!!

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  13. These must be drop dead gorgeous in person, when one can touch the thread and admire the goodness! Beautiful cards!

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  14. Very nice. You did a great job. It wasn't as easy as it sounded :) Yes your fingers do get used to the sewing but who thought of doing it on paper.. Very cool.
    Like you I will try using it again it was a fun challenge.

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  15. Gorgeous creations.....congrats on baby #4.....Happy Spring!

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  16. Now that's what I would have liked to do!!! Perfect satin stitching and beautiful cards. Didn't you find it hard to pierce holes that closely together on cardstock? I had so much trouble.

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  17. so pretty…i love your stitches and their placement. well done!

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  18. Amazing stitching and fabulous way to combine it with stamping.

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  19. You were certainly on a roll with the stitching. Each card is beautiful.

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  20. Stunning cards! I use a bookbinders needle or a tapestry needle for sewing on cardstock and especially tapestry needles have a rounded tip (so no pricking of fingers). The tapestry needles are available at the big box stores and many Walmart.

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  21. These cards are CAS perfect!

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  22. Awesome embroidery!! Love your cards, and hope your poor, sore fingers heal soon!

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  23. Beautiful embroidery! I love your stamp choice!

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  24. LOVE how you highlighted those sections on that stamp! Looks amazing!

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