Thursday, June 6, 2013

Let's Get Trendy Now!3 - Day 4: Stitching

Whether it is decorative stitching to complement a creative project OR practical stitching to secure elements together OR faux stitching for the lazy ones among us *High fives all around* via a pen, rub-ons, stickers, stamps or pre-stitched elements, we love the "finished" look stitching gives. So how can we incorporate stitching on our projects? 





1. Approach it like you are doodling.


Stitching can add such a fun whimsical feel to your page like designer Jinny Newlin's layout. Her stitched circles seem to suggest the trajectory of the school bus and help to guide the eye around the layout.





For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Soaring.




2. Give your sentiment some special treatment.

Designer Lauren Bergold ups the ante on her card by adding a stylized and hand embroidered sentiment. 

For more details on this card  and a complete supply list, please visit All the good blog names were taken. Lauren also has a step-by-step tutorial on how to custom stitch your sentiment.

3. Try stitching on unconventional materials.

Designer Shahrul Niza handstitched a foldable fabric notebook along with a matching plastic pocket holder for the sweetest love note ever.


For more details on this beautiful project, please visit Such Pretty Canvas. Shahrul has a step-by-step tutorial on how she created this project.

4. Use stitching to replace twine or ribbon.

Not only is this functional, the ends of the thread provide texture and movement like on this darling card by designer Amy Tsuruta.
For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.




5. Use stitching to secure unusual elements and create texture.

Not sure if glue will hold up to the rigours of time, then stitching is a great way to ensure that your elements stay in place as seen on designer Julie Tucker-Wolek's layout.


For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit The Tucker and Wolek Clan.

6. Stitching can serve as a border or mat.

Designer Yvonne Yam stitched around her photo to create texture and interest.


For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Do More With Less.


There you have it. 6 ways of incorporating the stitching trend on your projects. And some valuable tips! All geared up to tackle your sewing machine OR cheat a little with those rub-ons? You know that we want to see your STITCHING projects. Please link your newly created stitching projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this fabulous stamp set sponsored by Freshly Squeezed Stamps.  Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.




Here are today's sketches. :)

Can you believe we are at Day 4? Just one more day of awesome inspiration left. 
Thank you for your support ....we love reading your comments about how you've been inspired. And retailers need to pay us some commission too...*winks* lots of people went shopping for new supplies..*LOL*

See you tomorrow for Day 5: Textured layers





32 comments:

  1. Another awesome day of projects!!!

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  2. These are so fun! How creative!

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  3. Wow, what a ton of stitching inspiration!Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  4. Reusable stitching templates? GENIUS! I also laughed when I read the 'high fives all around' ;) I love sewing on cards & there are so many FRESH ideas!!! Also, shopping....*guilty*

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  5. I love seeing these stitching ideas!! Love all of these creative, fun projects you shared!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  6. I love seeing these stitching ideas!! Love all of these creative, fun projects you shared!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

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  7. I really enjoyed all the stitching tips and ideas... I never braved the sewing machine thinking I would make a mess of it but after all these fab projects I am confident to try it out!! It doesn't have to be straight, I am good to go..Thanks for the awesome inspiration girls!!

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  8. Gorgeous projects & ideas...& the cards! That 'happy' in STITCHING...sensational, as was using in on the banner card.....& I'm off to visit Jinny....superb 'PL' style LO...thanks again, girls....really LOVING all this......guess I'd better get in the scrap room sometime soon!!!!!!!:):):):)

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  9. Loveeeeeeeee what everyone made!! Gorgeous!!!

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  10. Another day of stunning projects...great tips, too...I think Iknow what I am doing for this one...thanks fo the sketches, too :>)

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  11. I hardly ever add stitching and I love the look (no sewing machine). I shall try though! these are such great ideas!

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  12. These are all great projects! I know I have some faux stitch stickers-time to get them out! :)

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  13. Beautiful! I don't use a lot of stitching, but I do love the look.

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  14. Great inspiration.I so like the look of stitching but I have a mortal fear of the sewing machine,so faux stitching it is for me mostly.I think I might give it a try after looking at all these projects.:-)

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  15. ohhhh I LOVE my sewing machine and always up for new great ideas on how to use it!!! great projects

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  16. Awesome work ladies, and I so happy to see some of my favorite people here! HELLO THERE!!!!!! : )

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  17. You girlies never stop to amaze. Brilliant stitching projects, so much inspiration to find and tanks for very useful tips :) x

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  18. Wonderful projects ladies!! Love all these different ideas!!!

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  19. No, I don't want there to be only one day left, more, more! :) I love all these ladies, fab job with stitching!

    Question- are the challenges really open for another 23 days?

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  20. I especially love hand stitching. I find it very relaxing.

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  21. Hello again, just posted my project for today and wanted to say thank you again!! I've had so much fun this week, actually thought this was a two week workshop, couldn't you ladies come back and WOW us with more!! All of you are talented and made amazing projects for this week, thanks so much for all of it!!

    The rest of my projects need a little touch up but today's is done and it's my favorite so far. Will post the rest soon, probably as a group.
    Thanks again and can't wait to see tomorrow's!

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  22. Fantastic projects, ideas and inspiration!!! You ladies have done an outstanding job!

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  23. Great post, projects and tips! Awesome job ladies =)

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  24. another day of fantastic inspiration ladies :)

    oh my sewing on a card is so hard for me to do, but i managed!! lol thanks to Amy T for getting me hooked on sewing about a year back :)

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  25. Great DT reveal. I love stitching with twine.

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  26. awesome project! im definitely submitting my take :) wait ...

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  27. Fantastic samples by everyone, can't wait to play!

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  28. Wonderful projects you have here. Thank you for hosting a great event like this.

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