June 4, 2011

I'm Sew Excited Challenge in the Moxie Fab World


Happy weekend, friends!  Before I get to today's card, I just want to apologize for being scarce in blogland lately.  My daughter's dance recital is tonight, so this week has been packed with rehearsals, visiting family, and the endless number of tasks that have been populating my to-do list.  I hope to get back to creating and commenting soon!

For today, I wanted to share a recent reject for a magazine call that fits the I'm Sew Excited Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  I have been doing a lot more sewing recently, so this trendy theme is one that I'm loving.

I used PTI's Quilter's Sampler to stamp the thread spool repeatedly on kraft cardstock, then cut them out.  I wrapped each one with embroidery floss and popped them up on foam adhesive, leaving an opening for the sentiment.  I sketched a small heart to fit in the space inside the stamped needle and thread, then cross-stitched it with floss.  Love how this reinforces the "sewn with love" part of the sentiment.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Kraft), Stampin' Up! (Rose Red)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Quilter's Sampler)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate)
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  DMC floss

The wish that I could have added some texture with the Linen & Canvas impression plate, but the card measures 5 X 5 so I couldn't have covered the entire panel.  Still, I love how it turned out!

Thanks for stopping in today, friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

Marisa said...

Don't know if I would have the patience to sew twine on each spool, but it sure looks great :) Enjoy the dance recital!

Berenice R. said...

So beautiful card! :)

Cristina said...

Honestly, I was just in the car about half an hour ago, thinking about this challenge, and I thought, I should do a grid of threaded spools. HA! But you did a much better job with it than I probably would have. :) I can't believe this was ever a reject. Beauteous, my dear!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fab card ! great !!
greetings, martina
x

Wendy said...

This is sew pretty. The little stitched heart is sweet touch.

Karen B. said...

Way too cute!

xiumaiyuki said...

Okay... hands down, the BEST sewing-theme card I've seen! LOVE those spools!!! Pinning this onto my crafty board. Have a great weekend! :o)

Kim H. said...

I just love this card! Wonderful job!

Cassandra said...

What great patience you have, it's perfect for this challenge and so well done.

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love it! The spools look so realistic. Great colors, too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Another fabulous card. I love your spools of thread!

patti west said...

I so (or should I say "sew") love the look of the DMC on your spools!! What a unique idea! Love this card - it's beautiful! :)

Andrea M said...

*THUD* Picking myself off floor….
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Christina!!! OMG!!! The floss looks amazing! WOW!!! The cross stitched heart just makes the card!!! Crazy that it was rejected!!!!

Shari B said...

Perfection! I have many sewing friends who would LOVE to receive a card like this! Beautiful work!

Smita said...

This is such a beautiful card. Love the spools :)

Hugs,
Smita

Marion said...

I love this. Such a fun and creative card. Your hand sewn heart just adds that extra special 'handmade' feel. Nice job!

Ginny said...

WHAT??? This card was rejected? Obviously, they didn't appreciate the absolute beauty of this. This is one of my favorite cards ever. The cross stitched heart is the perfect touch. The whole card is phenomenal...it makes me so happy to look at it.

Jay Gee said...

Amazing! Love this card :)

Lindsay said...

What a fabulous card Christina! Love those spools of floss!

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE this! It is just darling. Especially the cross stitched heart. :)
Hugs~

Debbie Carriere said...

OH, my! A reject, really!! Love it - looks like a ton of work :) The little heart is the perfect addition :) Great work, as usual!

Diane Jaquay said...

awesome awesome!!! LOVE this one, Christina!

Nance said...

Reject, whaaat??!! No way! This card is fabulous! Adore the threaded spools but your cross-stitched heart puts it over-the-top! Fantastic card, my friend. What do they know?! ;-)

kasia c. said...

Christina this is fabulous! I love all of those wonderful spools.
I hope your daughter's recital went well. :)

Amy said...

I will see this as a winner soon. So much detail here I can hardly believe it! I see no reason why this was a reject! LOVE it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a perfect card Christina. Love the pretty embroidery floss on the spools... so clever... and that heart is just awesome. :o)

Alanna Harris said...

wow...stunning!!

Rae said...

Wow! REALLY nice!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

What a GREAT card! + I'm amazed at how perfect you could get the thread on - so straight and nice - wow!

Laura said...

That's a really lovely card!

The Paper Parade said...

WOW-EE!!! This card is ultra-fabulous!!!! :)

Cath said...

Hey Christina! Thanks for linking this up to the I'm Sew Excited! challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm "sew" glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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