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Thursday, March 17, 2011

You are my Sunshine

Hello friends!  Today's post is a card for the QKR Stampede Design Team Blog Hop. 
If you have just happened onto the hop on my blog, it would be a great idea to start at the beginning.  Go to the QKR Blog where you will find links to all the participating blogs.  If you get lost along the way or a link doesn't work, just hop back there and get back on track.

If you came from Monika's blog you are on the right track.

This months theme is "Space ~ Sun, Moon and Stars"

I chose Patchwork Sun (#6104)  from QKR Stampede.  This was one of the first images I chose from QKR and I love it.   Along with it I have used My Sunshine (#9302)
A while ago a friend turned me on to the idea of stamping on dryer sheets.  For this card I used an unused dryer sheet and I love the effect.  The ink and the water color crayons worked great on this surface.  It gives the card a soft fabric look.

I added a bit of stitching in the corners of the card.  I used a large needle and embroidery floss to stitch through holes I had pierced with a paper piercer.

Here are a couple tips about hand sewing on cards:
Use a scrap piece of plastic canvas as a guide to pierce your holes.  No measuring  needed, just put your punch the holes through the canvas.  Makes things much easier.

When threading the needle, us a floss threader.  These are meant to be used to thread dental floss through braces, but I'll tell ya they are wonderful for threading needles, putting yarn or string etc. through buttons and so much more.  No one eyed aiming and frustration any more.  Floss threaders are inexpensive and can be bought in any of the stores that carry dental products such as tooth paste.

Thank you for stopping by today and participating in the blog hop.
Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts, then it's time to hop on to Kristine's blog and see what wonderful projects she has to inspire you.

Until next time, Happy Crafting


Larelyn said...

This card is just adorable. I love the stitching! And thanks for the threading tip. You're just creating so many cute things.

Dawnll said...

How fun Kristie- Love the dryer sheet technique and also the stitching just makes it so finished off.
Great job sweetie


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Thebug415 said...

Turned out great. I have been waiting to see this one after we talked about it.

Roxie said...

What a cheerful card, I like the sparkle and great job of stitching.

Lisadwb said...

Cute card, Kristie!! The stitching looks really nice.

Pat said...

What a darling card! I have not seen stamping done on dryer sheets before! Also appreciate the tip on stitching on cards.

I am off to become a follower!
Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Oh Kristie what a cute and unique card this is! Love the dryer sheet idea! I never would have thought of that!