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Stick a Pin in It!

This week at Create with Connie and Mary it’s sketch challenge time! Yes, there is a fantastic sketch for you all to try that can be used in so many ways. 

For me, I decided to try to use some new products from the Occasions Mini Catalogue that has just been released. Yeah!

Honestly, I totally wasn’t sold on the colour combination of the Sew Suite from the mini but I really did enjoy working with it for this project.

The base is Melon Mambo which was then layered with Chocolate Chip and then Daffodil Delight. I stamped the left side of the Daffodil layer with the Pattern Pieces stamp and then added a small strip of Sweet Stitches designer paper and tied on some Early Espresso 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon.

The centre of this card has a lot going on. First, I added a square of Wild Wasabi and layered a piece of Sweet Stitches designer paper on some Chocolate Chip. On that layer I added another piece of Chocolate Chip on which I added some Very Vanilla.

I knew I wanted to make one of those tomato pin cushions and had come up with so many different ways to make them. I found that using my 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8 circle punches were just the easiest. I added a flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and some linen thread which is tied onto a Bitty Button at the bottom. All I did was stick the pins into the dimensionals that held the pin cushion together and I also added a tie of Daffodil Delight grosgrain.

Figuring out the sentiment was probably the hardest part of this card for me but I ended up using a saying from Art By Design. Traditionally this stamp would end up on the back of the card but I decided that it’d work on the front for this particular project.

Hope you enjoyed this card and I can’t wait to see what you all come up with using this sketch! Head on over to Create with Connie and Mary and give it a whirl.

Products used to make this project:

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip.

Ink: Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight.

Stamps: Art by Design, Pattern Pieces.

Accessories: 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches, Boho Blossoms punch, linen thread, Bitty Buttons, Sweet Stitches designer paper, 5/8″ Early Espresso Grosgrain, crochet lace, Trinkets.

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