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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!!!

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Seahorse Canvas with Laura

 

Hi Chaps, Laura with you today to share a home decor piece and a process video.

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I’ve used a couple of the wonderful cut files – exclusive to SpiegelMom Scraps – and a whole bunch of sequins!  First I took a blank box frame canvas and spread a generous layer of Shimmerz Dazzlerz in both Barely Blue and Spun Sugar on with a palette knife.  I got the idea from fellow Sparkler Sara, I was inspired by this layout.

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Following Sara’s technique I added sequins to the wet Dazzlerz paste and pushed them in slightly.  When dry I tapped off the excess sequins and popped them back in the packet for another project.  I used some from each of these mixes: Glass Slippers, Moonshine Delight, Silver Stardust, and A Mermaid’s Tale.

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I coloured the seahorses and stuck them on top of the sequinned canvas.  I felt they needed something to ground them so I added a few waves from the cut file set too.

I adore how it turned out.  You can watch the process here…

And please let me know if you are inspired by Sara’s technique of sequins in Dazzlerz or try a canvas of your own.

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Laura

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