Monday, July 26, 2010

Sew What’s New? – ABC Toys & Crafts Challenge!

Happy Monday, Peeps!
Sew Whats New

Today, I’m sharing a card that I made for the Paper Piecing Challenge that’s going on right now over at the ABC Toys & Craft Design Blog.  I LOVE to paper piece – it’s so fun to make your every day item into something that just pops when you add designer paper to an open image.  Hero Arts is fabulous at making those types of stamps.

These images came from a new Hero Arts set called “Sew Artsy”.  Such a cute and fun set!!  I’m somewhat obsessed with a few items on this card – first, the stitching.  Loves me some stitching.  Next, the sewing images – so fun and trendy right now.  Lastly, the baker’s twine that I wrapped around each of the focal images.  I’m actually coordinating a baker’s twine share right now, so be forewarned – you WILL be seeing baker’s twine on my projects pretty regularly from now on!  LOL  I’ll also be submitting this for the City Crafter Challenge, Week 14.  It’s a sketch challenge, and can be found HERE.  I think I’m getting it in just under the wire.  Phew!  I'll also be submitting this for the Fun & Cute CARD Style Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog.  All deets can be found HERE.

Supplies Used:
STAMPS:  Sew Artsy (Hero Arts), Victorian Diamond Panel (Rubbernecker Stamps)
Rich Cocoa (Memento), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
PAPER:  Thrift Shop and Fly A Kite DP (October Afternoon), Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream and Pure Poppy CS (Papertrey Ink)
Xyron Sticker Maker, 3D-Dots (EK Success), Scoring Board (Martha Stewart Crafts), Copic Markers (Copic) Baker’s Twine (Farmer’s Market), Zig Zag Stitch Edger Punch (EK Success), Janome Sew Mini, Straight Pins

The ABC Toys & Crafts DT would be thrilled to pieces if you’d play along with our “Paper Piecing” challenge (get it?  Thrilled to pieces, paper piecing?  LOL  I crack myself up!)  All you have to do is create a project featuring some paper piecing.  Easy sleezy, right?  The winner (picked by will receive a $20 credit to the ABC Toys & Crafts store.  Wowza!!  You have until Saturday, July 31st at midnight (CST) to play!  The other DT members have created some fabulous projects to provide you with some inspiration.  You can see their creations HERE.

Lastly, before I go, Julie has some super fun new products in the store lately.  I noticed when I was browsing around the other night that she has several colors of Liquid Applique in stock (think about those Christmas projects coming up!), and some of the brand new Halloween Martha Stewart punches.  All new products can be found HERE.  Also:

15% Off All Martha Stewart Punches (limited time)– no code needed!
FREE SHIPPING on all clear stamps!
20% OFF any order over $50 with discount code 201050!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another crafty share.  Have a great day!


Terri said...

Hey Missy - So glad I popped in today...that card is the cutest, EVER. Love how you are usin' the new "twine", aren't you the clever one?! Sewing cards are right up my alley these days...been doing that a lot more of that than card making. Your card made me smile for sure!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I think this is super cute, I love those sewing items, great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

Beautiful beautiful card! thanks for joining us at CCCB

cnelson said...

This is "sew" fabulous!! LOOOOOOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Laura Pryor said...

Sensational card!!!

Jacilynn said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the images. Love your "thread". Super great color of my favs.

Unknown said...

This is so darn cute.. I love it! thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Michelle L. said...

I love, love, love this, Karolyn! The baker's twine looks awesome. Can't wait to get mine! :)

TesaB said...

Oyyyy, this is totally CUTE!!! Fantastic paper piecing, love the stamps, soooo adorable!!!

Poppy said...

I just love everything about this card, Karolyn! I love the retro color scheme and patterns and the way you wrapped the baker's twine on each element. I love paper piecing too! GREAT CARD!!!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card! Congratulations on your win!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is fabulous!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Karolyn! Thanks for entering the Let's Do Fun & Cute Card Style Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)