Stitched Christmas

These two cards were created for InkUp newsletters. They both happen to use stitching and are Christmas themed, so I thought I’d post them together.

Mom had asked me to create a shaker card using the new Mica Flakes and Dimensional Foam Frames from the Holiday Mini. This card is what I came up with.

To make the ornament shaker, I stamped and punched two ornaments. From one ornament I also punched a circle (I punched a circle from scrap, placed it on my ornament, traced it, then aligned the traced line with the punch). I glued an acetate ornament to the back of the front ornament, followed by a Foam Frame, added a bit of mica, then peeled the liner from the Foam Frame and attached the back ornament.

The hardest part about this card was sewing around the Top Note!! And in case you don’t know, to do the matted Top Note, I just die cut two – one in green and one in white; the “front” one (in this case the green one) was then hand-cut around the embossed dashed lines.

This next card was quite fun. I started by cutting a Vanilla panel the size I wanted the “quilt”. I marked a dot on the Vanilla panel where the sentiment would be. Then I just took one piece of patterned paper and placed the corner on the dot and adhered it, then I trimmed the paper along the Vanilla edge. I repeated that for each of the other three patterns.

I added machine stitching to the pattern panel (zig-zag where the patterns meet and straight around the edge). I wrapped the panel with the ribbon and adhered it to the card base. Finally I stamped and punched my sentiment and adhered it with dimensionals.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Christmas Greetings
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Grateful Greetings;
Colors: Garden Green, White, Real Red;
Other: Top Note die, Ornament punch, Circle punch, Acetate, White Baker’s Twine, Sq Lattice Embossing Folder, Mica flakes & Frame Dimensional Foam (Holiday Mini);
Joy at Christmas
All supplies StampinUp unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Perfect Punches;
Colors: Espresso, Cherry, Wasabi, Vanilla;
Other: Holly Berry Bouquet DSP, Cherry Seam Binding ribbon, Scallop Circle punch;