Say it With…Stitching

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Annabelle Stamps, Challenges | 18 comments

Welcome to another challenge at AnnaBelle Stamps.

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Well this week I decided to challenge myself. I see loads of great cards with machine stitching on them, which I love. To be honest, I have never tried machine stitching on a card before as I have been too lazy to drag out the old sewing machine! I don’t have a craft room, so my space is limited, but this challenge made me dust off the cobwebs on my machine…and for my first attempt, I still managed to sew in a straight line (considering I haven’t used the thing in about 6 years!) My sister will be proud of me as she is a seamstress!

Obviously I am a little obsessed with creating my own dry embossed background on my score board (it is a phase that will no doubt end soon)…as this is about my 3rd card doing it! I have used BBD#7 for the gingham on the love hearts and the sentiment is from the Love Birds set.

I am entering this into the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


Stamps: AnnaBelle Stamps BBD#7 stamp set, AnnaBelle Stamps Love Birds Stamp set

Ink: Memento ink – Blue Danube

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps smooth white cardstock, AnnaBelle Stamps Pre-cut smooth white square cards, Navy Blue card stock (brand unknown)

Other Supplies:Β Carl Craft heart punch – large and small, sponge dauber, sewing machine, Fiskars scallop border punch, Foam dimensionals, Martha Stewart score board, scoring stylus

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Until next time,


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  1. Your stitching looks perfect Marion and keep going with the embossed backgrounds – they are fabulous

  2. Marion this is great! I love how you have stitched down the centre of those hearts and the white on white is so elegant πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! what a awesome card? I love the lineup of hearts and the stitiching. Love the blue and white colour combination and the texture using scoring is just perfect. Love your card, Marion πŸ™‚

  4. Great stitching sis! You should do more of it.

  5. Fab card. Love the stitched hearts.


  7. I’m loving your scored backgrounds! This card is absolutely beautiful! Totally love your great straight line you’ve sown!

  8. I should say so – your sewing is great and I love the crisp blue gingham hearts πŸ™‚

  9. The paper actually looks like fabric! I haven’t bothered to pull out my old sewing machine yet. I’ve been stitching by hand but the machine gives a much finer look. LOVE this card Marion!

  10. I love to see stitching on cards and love how you’ve used it here Marion :0)
    The embossed bkgd is better than any embossing folder could do….so neat :0)
    Jenny x

  11. Ooh la la! This is fantastic Marion, your sister will be proud of that straight stitched line and those gingham hearts are perfect!

  12. Very nice design. Clean and simple. I love it!

  13. I love your card Marion! The gingham hearts are gorgeous and great stitching through them! Your scored background is the icing on the cake!

  14. Hey Marion! Thanks for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! πŸ™‚

  15. this is so darling marion! i love the embossed background with the stitched hearts.

  16. Beautiful card! I LOVE the sweet gingham heats, the texture you made with the score board and the scalloped edge. Great card!

  17. CAS and so elegant!! love the background you created, perfect combo for the gingham hearts! πŸ™‚

  18. This is such a striking card! Love the bold, contrasting blue and white. the stitching adds a great touch as well.

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