Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Stitching Card Blog Hop

Welcome the Card Stitch Blog Hop
Thank you to our lovely hostess Ashley for getting us together today.
She does have that great blog candy of $20.00 gift card so don't forget to leave a 
comment on All the stops today.
If you came from An'Jenic's blog you are in the right place.
if you happen to just come across my blog
 you may want to start at the beginning over at Ashley's blog

I was very excited when Ashley put this hop together.
 I wanted to pull out my 
sewing machine and get cracking. Ok, it was a total fail. 
I didn't like the way the stitching looked.
I must have used the wrong thread, the stitching just looked to thin. 
I almost posted the picture of my epic fail but just take my word for it, Lol 
I ended up doing it by hand!
I was going to use the Sew Easy but as you can see 
I wanted to go around the trees and it was to hard to use the sew "easy"
not sew easy!! LOL
Ok, I'll stop!
I ended up poking the holes myself with the needle 
that comes with the  Sew Easy kit. It totally is much easier to
 thread the thread through the holes when you sew on paper.

I cut the trees with my Cricut, sorry I don't remember what cart I used. 
The base of my card is kraft paper and the card measures 6x6 
the trees are cut at 4" ( I think)

I place the green and aqua pattern paper on the back.

I did stitch around the trees with some vintage crochet cotton thread.
I personally like the thickness of this thread for card making. 
I think I might have to go see if I can find some more in different colors.
it is different than embroidery floss.

I added some washi tape and some vintage glass buttons with the original thread on them.
I stamped the merry christmas with some $1.00  alphabet stamps that I found at Walmart.

 Thanks again for hopping with us today 
your next stop is Shelly

I welcome you to become a follower if you like what you see.
I love to see your comments.

Happy Hopping


Sarah Biswabic said...

Yor card is so adorable!

Melissa Chesser said...

Love everything about this card. So beautiful.
Now a follower.


jennyplace2 said...

Such a fine Christmas card and the stiching is just perfect. TFS!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow Liz! I love the stitching around the tree. And the add button is perfect. TFS AJ-

Rosalee said...

Your card is beautiful Liz. I love the button you added to he tree top and the stitching is really lovely. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Marianne said...

i love the embellishments you added to the card. The stitching is great. Thanks for sharing


Jamie said...

adorable card love the stitching around the trees tfs

Tonya said...

Great job Liz. Your sewing is the perfect touch.

Shelly Lynn said...

Such a great idea to stitch around the tree! I love your card Liz. You did an awesome job! TFS! :)

Heather Lynn said...

How adorable! The stitching really adds cute detail!! Happy to be a new follower!

Cathy said...

wonderful job on the card, Following you:)

Carla said...

Your card is so cute. I love the stitching around the trees it's adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Sandy Hentzel said...

Wow! Simple but impactful at the same time. love it!

Michele from MS said...

What a great idea to stitch around the trees to give it a homespun feel! The buttons are the perfect element for this beautiful card. TFS Liz ~~

Ashley Nicole said...

Oh Liz, I love this card. It's clean and simple and that stitching adds just the right touch. Love that you stitched around the tree. Thank you so much for being a part of this hop.