I don’t personally do a lot of needlepoint work. In fact, I started a needlepoint project several years ago, but didn’t make it very far. I keep telling myself I’ll finish it at some point, in my spare time. Hahahaha! Spare time…
Anyway, I definitely appreciate the amount of work that goes into a needlepoint project. And the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products is amazing and creates beautiful cards with minimal efforts. This card was my second Make & Take for the retreat this past weekend.
That background die creates a beautiful needlepoint look right on the card. I sponged a bit of ink across it and it really highlights the die cut. Our Needlepoint Nook pattern paper is considered photo-realistic. It looks like real needlepoint work. The stamped needlepoint flowers and that itty-bitty button are the perfect addition to the front of the card.
That itty-bitty button is so adorable. But it is really tiny. I found the easiest way to thread my linen twine through it was to use a dental flosser. If you’ve had a kid in braces in the last 10 years or so, then you know exactly what these are. If not, they are really inexpensive and can be found in a number of stores that sell basic dental products, look for it near regular floss.
Another tip with this card, is to use your Stamparatus. You can line up your stamp on the grid and you’ll be sure to get your sentiment straight on the front of your card.
I loved this card so much, I made a few different options to give as a gift to my mom. Unfortunately, she says she needs more sympathy and get well cards than she used to. And she hates shopping for them. I made these two cards with less layers and no button to make them easier to mail.
Both are still very pretty and I hope she doesn’t need either of them right away.
Today is the last day to sign up for Wednesday’s Paper Pumpkin class. This is a great opportunity to check out Stampin Up’s subscription kit and see what it’s all about. You’ll go home with two completed cards.
2/27, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
3/25, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (All About Birthdays). Make two cards and a 3D box using new products in the Occasions Catalog.
4/29, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Happiness Blooms Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Happiness Blooms products in the Occasions Catalog.
5/1, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
5/20, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Classic Garage Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Classic Garage products in the Occasions Catalog.
6/1, Saturday, 2:30-5:00 pm New Annual Catalog Open House $10. Come check out the new Annual Catalog and new In Colors for 2019. Make one project and take home your Annual Catalog with you.
You’re hired! Doesn’t that sound awesome? I bet you didn’t even know you were looking for a job. If you’ve been on the fence about becoming a Demonstrator, now is the perfect time to sign up. Sale-abration started earlier this month and we have some great rewards that are available. There are two options for signing up: Option 1 spend $99 and select $175 in products to come in your kit; Option 2 is spend $129 and select $175 in products for your kit and get that amazing new Craft & Carry Tote Bag! I was able to get one of these tote bags last month and it is so great. I love that it fits my paper trimmer and has a ton of pockets for so many things.