Stars & Stripes ( ok Stitching really, not stripes)

 Hey, how’re you doing?

At time of writing I am currently in the midst of the battle of bedtime with the Bedlam brothers.  The eldest insists on wrapping himself up tight in the sheet completely covering his head as well, whilst the youngest just refuses to stay in bed. He keeps getting out and hiding in the little Ikea tent they have in their bedroom.  Eventually he will wear himself out and fall asleep, but not before he’s worn me out too. Unfortunately no matter how late he gets off to sleep, he’s up unreasonably early the next day too. Grrr – no lie in for me then!

Anyway, I wanted to share a card that is a mix of two that I cased (copy and share everything) from Pinterest.

Here’s my card:

Stampin up demonstrator card making simply stars gorgeous grunge

And here is the first card I cased with hearts instead of stars. The stars and grunge idea came from this card. I chose the colour scheme of old olive and cherry cobbler after receiving my Seasonal Happiness (new SU autumn/winter catalogue) this week in the post.

Stampin up demonstrator card making simply stars gorgeous grunge

For the stitching on the card, I used my paper piercer and Essentials paper piercing template and then hand sewed through the holes, as I do not own a sewing machine. I got put off sewing when I was at school as my needlework teacher didn’t seem to like me. She certainly was not amused when I stitched the apron we were making to my school tie and she had to unpick it for me. I thought it was hilarious. Well you do when you’re 11/12 years old don’t you?  In fairness I was probably one of many who had done it and so she was fed up with having to unpick all those tiny stitches!

Well I hope you like the project. All has gone quiet upstairs so I’m off to check they are finally asleep 🙂

For this project you would need:

  • Cardstock: Old Olive (Brights)106576 £6.25 | 8,50 € (A4 x 24 sheets), Whisper White (Neutrals) 106549 £7.50 | 9,75 € (A4 x 40 sheets) 
  • Ink: Old Olive (Brights) 126953 £4.95 | 6,50 €, Cherry Cobler (Regals)126966 £4.95 | 6,50 €, Stamps: (New) Gorgeous Grunge (Wood) 29,95 € | £21.95 130514, (Clear) 23,95 € | £17.95 130517, Simply Stars (Wood) 16,95 € | £12.95 130889, (Clear) 13,95 € | £9.95 130892, 
  • Tools: Paper snips (best scissors ever!) 103579 £8.95 | 11,95 €, Paper-piercing tool 126189 £3.50 | 4,95 €, Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199 £4.50 | 5,95 €, Paper-piercing pack Essentials 126187 £7.25 | 9,50 €, needle and cotton (non SU) – obviously you can use a sewing machine if you have one 🙂

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