Feb 23 2011

Sew Suite again!

I'm on a roll with Stampin' Up!'s Sew Suite Stamp Set!  It was one of the first selections I chose out of the Occasions Mini Catalog…I love the entire collection of products!  SCS has a FUN Sketch Challenge today and I thought immediately of the spools of thread in each box!  This also fits the challenge over on SU Only Challenge of Sale-A-Bration since I used a greeting from the So Happy For You Sale-A-Bration set!



Well, I can't say this card came together quickly!  I changed up the colors, DSP patterns and thread colors SEVERAL times!  I also had a completely different bow on there…nothing was working with the original selections!  Finally, I changed the base to Regal Rose and used the pretty floral print from Sweet Stitches Designer paper.  I added a trim from Tasteful Trim XL Die in Rose Red, but I probably didn't even need it since you can hardly see it now. 


I punched four squares from the Regal Rose Pattern in Sweet Stitches DSP with the Scallop Square Punch, then layered it on a 1 1/2 square of Garden Green cardstock.  I stamped four spools of thread from Sew Suite with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and cut them out.  Then I stamped the spool again on Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Rose Red and Marina Mist cardstocks and cut just the thread portion out to layer on the Very Vanilla spools.  I like adding color this way, rather than using a marker to color.  Each of the spools is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. 


Finally, I made a bow from Daffodil Delight Satin Ribbon and added a Sweet Stitches Designer Brad in the center.  I've totally used up this pattern of brads…LOVE it!  I stamped "thanks" from So Happy for You in Early Espresso above the bow.  I am happy with the finished card, although it certainly took a round about way to get there!


Happy Wednesday!  I'm spending the day getting ready for my Stamp Club tomorrow night!  LOVE this bunch of gals…always a FUN class!

4 People have left comments on this post

Feb 23, 2011 - 05:02:14
Deb Hoekstra said:

Wow Connie – what a super cute card.  I LOVE how you created the thread spools of different colors.  I'm definitely going to have to try this one myself!  Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

Feb 23, 2011 - 08:02:13
Lynne said:

Wasn't sure I would use this set because I'm the one that sews but I really like your use of it and will have to reconsider!

Mar 6, 2011 - 07:03:59
Jen Timko said:

What a clever use of that spool!!  So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week.

Mar 7, 2011 - 07:03:09
Heidi Baks said:

This stamp set is sew easy, haha!  Very cute!  Thanks for playing at SUO Challenges!