Scrappy Friday – A card

Hello Creatives!

Amongst all the challenges this month, this one is, by far, the most difficult for me. Even though I totally enjoy and admire sewing and stitching on other scrappers’ pages, I personally don’t have a clue on how to do it on my creations.

To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve spent a whole afternoon trying and starting again, before realising what is obvious : I certainly do NOT have the talent to do it.

However, I still wanted to take part in the challenge, so I decided to work on a smaller scale. That’s why I’ve made a card!

I just used some inks ans stamps to create the background and I stitched along the lines of one of my favorite stamps. That was it! I did it! LOL!

I then used a cork star to decorate the happy birthday tag.

See you next week for another Scrappy Friday!

Christine

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Creative Cards with Karla – Stitched Laundry Birthday Card!

Howdy friends! It’s Karla back today to share a fun stitched birthday card! Now, usually you wouldn’t associate laundry with FUN but when you combine the Lawn Fawn Loads of Fun stamps along with lots of SpiegelMom Scraps sequins, burlap string and felties, you can’t help but have fun!! Our theme this week is to add stitching to a project, so I got out my sewing machine and added a zigzag stitch over the Black May Arts Burlap String to add a little clothes line to hang my laundry on. I have lots of fun stitches that I’ve never even used on my machine, so I thought I’d try a cross stitch one along the bottom of the card. I love how that turned out, and I’ll definitely be using it more! I even grabbed some Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies and cut a background from some pink Shimelle Starshine paper.

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Today I pulled out Fairy Garden, Be True 2 You and Jaded Hearts sequin mixes to use on my card. After I coloured my images with Jane Davenport coloured pencils and added some paper piecing with some Shimelle Starshine papers I had lots of fun adding these sequins!

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I used one of the heart felties to do some handstitching on, doing a ‘blanket stitch’ around the edge, sewing on a button and adding sequins by stitching a ‘french knot’ into the center of each pretty little flower. A quick online search will show you lots of handstiches you can try!@jodyspiegelhoff @spiegelmomscraps @lawnfawn @americancrafts @shimellelaine @kaisercraft #smssequins #sequins #sequinlove #handstitching #machinestitching #fauxstitching #diecutting #stamping #paperpiecing #cardmaking #greetingcard #happybirthday #felt #coloredpencils #laundry #loadsoffun

Inside, I used another of the Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies, inked and stamped with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink.

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Here’s a look at the supplies I used from the SMS Shop:

Fairy Garden, Be True 2 You and Jaded Hearts sequin mixes

Black May Arts Burlap String

Kaisercraft Nesting Stitched Squares Dies

The Heart Felties are now sold out! There are a few Felties left in the shop and they are being discontinued to make room for fun, new things. But don’t let that stop you from grabbing some felt and diecutting or handcutting your own to try some stitching techniques on!

 

I popped my cute laundry up with foam dots to add some dimension, and I can’t wait to give this to a special friend on their birthday! I’m sure I’ll even think about how much fun I had making this card while I’m doing real laundry later today 😉

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll try some stitching techniques on your projects and see what you think!

Tuesday’s Talent – Project Life Stitching

 

Hi SMS fans!  It’s Melissa Renkawitz, your July Guest Designer, back with another installment of Tuesday’s Talent.

This week’s theme is stitching, and this layout has plenty of it!!!  Today I am sharing with you a layout I just completed for my Project Life album, which documents an amazing weekend I spent at a country music festival last month.

Here is the overall layout…

Here are some of my favorite cards, which feature Shooting Cork Stars from the SMS shop. I love these little cork shapes, they are so fun, and super easy to stitch!  (I do all my stitching by hand)

Seriously, how cut are these little cork stars with the stitching!?!?!

This Project Life layout also includes a 6×12 insert to hold extra photos.  A highlight of this insert is a 3×4 pocket that holds a combination of sequins and more cork stars.

I backed the pocket with a piece of vellum, and added a few labels in the lower right corner, which I stitched in place.  The sequins used in this pocket are a mix I put together to coordinate with the layout colors.  I pulled sequins from “Hey Kiddo” “Sparkle Power” and “Neon Summer.”

If you haven’t tried mixing sequins and cork shapes, or stitching cork on your layout, give these techniques a try! Stop over to the SMS shop, to pick up your own sequins and cork!

(Other products used in this layout are from Citrus Twist Kits)

 

Trendy Tuesday-You+Me Happy

Good morning everyone!! Sarah here this morning and I have a new layout to share with you all! So this week is stitching week here at Spiegelmomscraps, so of course I’m going to have stitching on my layout, but I’ve also noticed a big trend of layouts with circles on them. So thats what I did this week.

I grabbed Crate papers Hello Love collection, pulled out some of the papers I wanted to play with and of course went with the Fairy Garden sequins from the shop.

I laid my circles where I wanted them across my layout on a diagonal and decided I would cut my picture in one too. I have seen it all over and havent cut my pictures into shapes in forever, so I thought I would go all in and do it with this layout. I stuck my circles down and instead of adding a mat behind my photo, I pulled out my water color paints and painted a black circle that would show from behind the photo. once it dried I  added some 3D foam adhesive to pop it up and stuck it down.

I pulled out my ephemera pack, stickers and some of the chipboard sheet and started to play. I added a few flowers pocking out from behind my picture. Then I went trough and pulled different hearts and some arrows here and there.

I had all my papers down and started stitching around my circles in different colored embroidery thread. I love the texture it added to the layout! I have sewn on a few layouts in the past but this made me want to do it even more!!

After I finished my stitching, I added in all the chipboard and stickers and started adding my oh so pretty sequins. To finish the layout, I grabbed my water colors that I already had out and started splattering in different colors.

I hope you liked this layout and I hope you will join in on the fun this week and stitch on a layout with us!! And make sure to use this code and head over to the Spiegelmomscraps shop and grab you some pretties too!

 

Make It Yours Monday~ So…

Hello everyone, I’m “SEW” happy to be here with another Make it Yours Monday! Yup, it’s Sewing week here at Spiegelmom Scraps!!! Today, I am sharing a layout that includes some stitching as well as some no so hidden journaling!

This layout started with a large die-cut heart from a piece of American Crafts white cardstock.  I stitched (not so well!!!) a round the edges of the heart with a few different stitches on my sewing machine using a gray thread to keep the layout soft. Lots of layers with scraps from my stash were next, including a doily and a lg. Manila tag  from the shop. I adhered the photo to each side of the stitched, cut out heart, making sure to avoid any adhesive in the middle.

To add my title, just to the right of the photo cluster, I used some tiny tile stickers as well as some silver glitter thickers to spell out So Tiny, So Strong, So Loved. Then, out came the sparkles!! I used the beautiful Sweet Pea sequin mix to bring a bit of shimmer and shine around the page and add some pops of color. I also included some of the adorable heart felties in white and dove grey in the little clusters and in the corner of my photo. 

For my journaling, I created a pocket on the back of the white cardstock that would allow my journaling to be seen through the heart cut out. I wrote everything out on a light piece of pattern paper that coordinated with the rest of the layout and then, I backed the entire page with another piece of that patterned paper. I stitched around the edges of the layout, being sure to avoid the opening for my journaling to slide out! 

I hope you enjoyed my SEW fun project today and will check out the shop for some of the great products I used to create to create a stitched layout of your own! When you do, be sure to…

 

 

Baby Shower Gift

Hey y’all!, Ali here! It is stitching week! Yippee!! I absolutely love stitching on layouts, either hand stitching or machine stitching, I just love the detail and depth it adds to a layout. This week I decided to take stitching to a different project, and make a baby shower gift for a good friend. I know she is decorating the nursery with grey, teals, and yellows and the main focus will be giraffes. So I wanted to make a cute piece of home décor for her to put in her nursery!

I started with the giraffe. I found a cute clip art image of a giraffe and printed it out. The hardest part of this project is assembling the giraffe. I picked out the patterned papers I wanted to use, and got to cutting! I cut out each piece of the giraffe and then glued him together!

After I added a bit of water color to my background, I adhered the assembled giraffe. Then…the fun part, stitching! I use a paper piercer and simply go around the image exactly where I want to stitch. When all of my holes are made, I watch TV! Well, I watch TV and stitch! This project took me about an hour to complete (or three episodes of Young and Hungry).

TIP-New to stitching on paper? I know it can be intimidating, I was super nervous the first few times I did it too. I also would get really frustrated when my embroidery floss would get tangled and knotted. Then I discovered a super sweet trick, beeswax. If you pull your thread through beeswax before you start stitching, it holds together and never knots up on you. I didn’t have any beeswax on hand the first time I did this, I had used all of mine for lotion bars. So I just used the lotion bar which is mostly beeswax with a little lavender. So my thread smells lovely and doesn’t make me frustrated-win, win!

Now, for me, no project is complete without sequins! The brand new Ferris Wheel sequins were absolutely perfect for this project, they went with the color scheme and the different sizes and shapes add just the right amount of detail without taking away from the focus (his name and the giraffe).

A simple frame, and voila! This makes a great little gift for a baby shower!

I love how this little project turned out, and I hope the happy mom-to-be will love it too!

Add some sequins to your next project! Be sure to grab up those new releases, they are amazing and I bet they will go fast!!!

Scrappy Friday – Happy Birthday America

Hello Creatives!

Here I am with July second week challenge : Scrap a birthday you normally wouldn”t…

I immediately took the opportunity to celebrate the American National Day…. And here is my page. I find it quite ironic that I’m publishing it on July, 14th, which is France National Day. As if to highlight the link between our two countries!

Why did I decide to pay a tribute to America?

First because this is a country I’ve already visited, and which I will visit again (next trip is scheduled for April, 2018, I’m sooooo looking forward to it!!!)

Then, because I’m an English teacher and I’m in love with the American language even though its accent is quite hard to get used to at first.

Then, America is the first country to have trusted me as far as scrapbooking is concerned and enabled me to be part of Creative Teams. Thus, I am now so happy to have virtually met talented and nice American scrappers.

To make my page, I decided use the Honor Guard sequins, because of their color, obviously.. I also used blue and red texture paste which I spread on numbers and stars.

Then I decorated a Birthday card with the sequins and added some felt hearts and cork stars. I also added a flair, again, using it as its colors perfectly matched my theme.

Then I used various stamps to fill the empty spaces.

Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July, see you next week for a brand new Scrappy Friday!

Love from France,

Christine

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