Needle and Thread Florals for PP424

by Joanne James13. January 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne-Marie to host this week and she has a fresh colour challenge for you to work with that is perfect for Spring:


I decided some fresh spring florals were in order and using this week's Paper Craft Crew Sketch as inspiration, I decided to have a play with my new Needle and Thread bundle - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Pins and Needles - The new Needlepoint Nook Suite is perfect for creating the look of handcrafted embroidery with much less effort and has stamps, papers, accessories and framelits that fit the theme. My favourite aspect of this suite is definitely the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies - I used the largest of the needlepoint patterns for the background element of my design and added the needlepoint border to a vellum piece that co-ordinates with the Pretty Label Punch. Such a pretty touch! 

Hand-Stitched Stamping - The floral elements in the Needle & Thread set are distinctive stamps that have the almost photographic appearance of embroidered flowers, as they appear on the Needlepoint nook designer series paper that can also be found in this suite. I used my yellow and grapefuit grove to create a bright spray of flowers and added in a few additional diecut pieces too. I used a simple heat embossed sentiment in white onto Night of Navy - my chosen fourth colour - on the front of my card and used one of my favourite sentiments from this set on the inside:


I also added some of the new gingham gala sequins and a few loops of the lovely Grapefruit Grove Organdy Ribbon to finish the front of my card; this is one of the items you can receive free with a Sale-A-Bration order of £45 or more - and who doesn't love a free gift?!

A Well Written Tag Too - I often cut multiples of flowers or other elements when I'm making this kind of card as I decide on my finished design and this year I'm on a mission in my crafting to use up all the bits and pieces I get left over from a project as I craft, rather than putting them in my bits and bobs box to linger for months on end or eventually end up in the bin when I have a mad craft room tidy up! Today I made a tag with my leftovers, and added the word 'friend' from the Well Written Framelits set:


 This will make a great co-ordinating tag for a gift to go along with my card - and everything used up too! Here's one last photo of both items together:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I am hoping for a quiet day with maybe a little crafting too! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

LaurieUnited States
1/13/2019 8:18:59 PM #

Beautiful set Joanne! Your bloom bouquet looks so pretty on the needlepoint...gorgeous!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/14/2019 1:05:45 AM #

Joanne, what a gorgeous set!!!!!!!  I love the needlepoint background and the gorgeous blooms just pop!  This will certainly make someone smile!  Love that you used a PP card base!  You rocked this challenge!  Have a fabulous week, My Friend!  XX


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/15/2019 2:05:10 AM #

Beautiful card and tag, Joanne! I love the layered blossoms against the needlepoint. Breathtaking!!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/15/2019 8:19:25 PM #

I have been resisting this Needlepoint set....trying so hard...but your creation is so pretty with the background embossing!  Beautiful florals and a lovely sketch as well!


jaydeeUnited States
1/18/2019 6:58:33 PM #

Janne there is so much amazing texture and interest on your card.  from the stitched elements to the vellum to the layers of florals.  Yet, it is still so clean.  I love it


1/18/2019 7:24:47 PM #

lovely card !! Joanne
have a great day
hugs from Chile


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
1/19/2019 3:24:07 AM #

Joanne, every week it’s like you know the stamp sets I don’t have and then convince me that i NEED them immediately! You are bad for my budget, my friend! Let’s talk about the addition of navy to the color combo. WOW! I love it! You rocked my colors this week and enabled me to shop once again. Big hugs!


Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
1/22/2019 12:50:57 AM #

A lovely, fresh colour combination - and the flowers make it so lively! I love the embossed stitching; such a great touch. Glad that you played along with our Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge this week


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