Featuring Needlepoint Nook

In an earlier post this week, the Needlepoint Nook bundle was introduced to you.  Today, I am featuring the Needlepoint Nook bundle in three different cards.  The Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper is especially highlighted.  The detail of the designer series paper is amazing!  You are able to see the individual embroidery strands of the stitches.  With such detail, it makes creating cards simple since the paper can be the feature element.  

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As you look at the samples, notice the first two from the left are very simple cards.  The pink card really features the paper with just a ribbon tie and a stamped sentiment added.  This card is perfect for the beginning stamper or anyone needing a quick to make card.  To create the sentiment, first use the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Die to emboss embroidery stitching on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next you will stamp the sentiment into the center of the embossed piece.  Lastly, cut the shape using the coordinating Pretty Label Punch.

The blue butterfly card includes a “tuxedo” fold to add interest to the card front.  The double-sided designer series paper is great since the reverse design coordinates perfectly.  To create the “tuxedo” look, mark the midpoint of the designer series paper. For the sample above, the designer series paper is 5-1/4″ x 4″ so the midpoint is 2″ from right edge and 2-9/16″ from top (the Stampin’ Trimmer is the perfect tool to use!).  After marking the midpoint, cut from the midpoint to the right edge.  Fold back the flaps to create the “tuxedo” collar.  After folding, attach the designer series paper to a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of whisper white cardstock. 

The far right sample is good transition card for a beginning stamper to build upon their skills.  The layered embellishment and sentiment are stamped using colors that coordinate with the paper.  With the Needlepoint Elements Dies it is easy to cut the shapes.  To add more visual interest, snip between each strand of the Flax Ribbon and separate the strands.  

Remember for a 10% savings, order the Needle & Thread Bundle.  The bundle includes the Needle & Thread Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Elements Dies.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy crafting…

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Lovely Needlepoint

Today I would like to bring your attention to our Needlepoint Nook Suite available in the Occasions Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! always puts together some wonderful suites and this one is no different.  You can create some lovely needlepoint projects using this suite.  Also, our suites always coordinate to help you create a perfect project.  If you can dream it, you can make it with all the products working together.  Therefore, take a look at these products in action in the video below.  George also shares how the design artists created the suite. 

The Needle & Thread bundle makes up the base of the suite, visit my online store here to see all the products include in the Needlepoint Nook suite.  

With Sale-a-Bration still going on (through the end of March), you can get these products and take advantage of the sale so it’s a winning combination.  All the products are available through my online store.

Be sure to check back on Wednesday.  I will be sharing a project using the Needle & Thread Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you on Wednesday.

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Animal Crackers Gift Tags

Remember Animal Crackers?  As a young child, it was always a treat to receive a box of the animal shaped cookies.  On a recent trip to the grocery, I spied the Animal Crackers on the cookie aisle and childhood memories returned.  Therefore, two boxes were quickly added to my shopping cart – one for each grandchild.  Like any gift, a tag is necessary!  Therefore, the Animal Crackers Gift Tags were created. Just look at the box front – there ‘s a gorilla and a giraffe!  Using the box design as my inspiration, I knew the Hey Love stamp set from the Occasions catalog and the Animal Outing stamp set in the Annual Catalog would be perfect to use for creating the gift tags. 

Both my grandson and granddaughter enjoyed their box of Animal Crackers.  Did they really notice the gift tag?  Probably not but since the tags were quick to make, I was not offended.  But it sure was fun “dressing up” the Animal Crackers boxes!  Details for creating the tags is below.

  • Hey Love Cling Stamp Set
  • Animal Outing Stamp Set
  • Whisper White cardstock (great use of scraps – one piece 3″ x 3″ for giraffe, one piece 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ for gorilla, one 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″ for tag)
  • Daffodil Delight cardstock (2 – 3″ x 3″ pieces)
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper (2-3/4′ x 2-3/4″) or select a favorite Designer Series Paper to layer behind Gorilla circle
  • Jet Black Stazon Ink 
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Blender Pen
  • Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight & Crumb Cake)
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • 2-1/4″ circle punch
  • Layering Circles Framelits
  • Snail Adhesive
  • 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch
  • Basic Black Baker’s Twine
  • 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Double-Stitched Ribbon
  • Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Snail Adhesive and mini-stampin’ dimensionals
  1.  On Whisper White cardstock squares, use the Jet Black Stazon Ink to stamp the gorilla and sentiment tag.  On the larger square, stamp the giraffe off to the side leaving room to stamp the sentiment .
  2.  Color the gorilla using the watercolor pencils and blender pen.
  3.  Use the Stampin’ Blends to color the giraffe.
  4.  Cut both pieces of the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the large Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.  This becomes the base layer.  
  5.  The “I’m Ape Over You” sentiment is cut with the small Stitched Shapes Circle Framelit.
  6.  With the 2-1/4″ punch, punch the gorilla circle.
  7.  Cut the giraffe and the Designer Series Paper with the Layering Circles Framelits. 
  8.  Use snail adhesive to attach the giraffe circle to one of the Daffodil Delight cardstock circles.
  9.  Layer each of the pieces for the gorilla tag and attach each layer using snail adhesive.  Refer to photo for placement of the sentiment and attach using a mini-dimensional.
  10.  Punch a small hole for the ribbon in top of each tag using the handheld punch.   Cut desired length of ribbon and baker’s twine to feed through hole and tie to box handle. 

The next time you are in the grocery, cruise down the cookie aisle and slip a couple of boxes of Animal Crackers into your cart!   Then have some fun creating tags for the boxes!   

  • Sale-a-bration ends on March 31…don’t miss out on the great FREE items.  Best of all, today Stampin’ Up! has released additional products that you can select. 
  • And it that isn’t enough, starting today (March 1) Sale-A-Bration Coordination items are available.  Be sure to check my online store to see the items available.
  • March 10th is the deadline for ordering the Paper Pumpkin Sixth Birthday special kit.  It includes a FREE stamp set. 

You can order products online via my store or contact me to place your order.  I would love to have you as my customer! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to leave your comments below or contact me with any questions.  

Quick Links:

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