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Sending happy thoughts...and a tutorial on handstitching on paper


Sending happy thoughts

I'm sending happy thoughts out to you! And myself! :) Having been in hardware twilight zone for the last few days, I'm slowly catching up. Missing one day online is like a gazillion light years, huh? I'm pretty much resigned to the fact that my google reader will always hover at the 200 + unread items range on a good day. :)

This card is based on Card Patterns sketch # 71 . The polka-dotted paper is from The Girls' Paperie and the cute dogs are from Basic Grey. SRM sticker sentiment and buttons! :) I did some handstitching for some added texture.

Here's a short tutorial on handstitching on paper..

Sending happy thoughts instructions

These are the supplies you need for handstitching on paper...a foam backing/sponge, a paper piercer (mine is actually the tool that came with my quilling kit!), needle and thread.

Sending happy thoughts insructions 2

Place the patterned paper on the foam backing and poke holes along the edges you want to handstitch. I usually just eyeball and poke holes but you can use a pencil to outline the area if you wish. Then just start stitching like you do on fabric....

Sending happy thoughts closeup 2

Here it is all done! :)

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27 comments:

kathryn said...

That's a really sweet card, love the doggies, and well done on all that gorgeous hand stitching - glad you did it in bright yellow so we could really appreciate all your hard work!

Lynnda Hosni said...

yes.... such a cute card!!!... the colors sweet and am loving SRM stickers.... Thanks for the tutorial on handstitch!!...xx

Sherry (aka sherryann) said...

I agree this is a super sweet card. Thanks for the tutorial on stitching. I might have to actual do that one of these days.

lisa said...

How cute is that : )

Spardha said...

cute card!!.. thanks for the lovely tutorial! :)

Kishley said...

this is soooooo cute :) Will try this stitching sometime :D

Shalini said...

thanks for the tute Yvonne... u make everything luk so super easy...will try my hand at for sure... i love stitching... all kinds:)

Karen B. said...

Great card, and really fabulous easy to follow tutorial! Thanks so much.

~amy~ said...

Oh I love this card...sooo fun & happy! You are the handstitching queen...I'm such a lazy bones...

Keith said...

Thanks for the great tips. I hope you've had a great week. I certainly have. Thanks for your comment on my Taylor Lautner post. I appreciate it. I got so many wonderful comments on that post. Enjoy the upcoming weekend.

Heather said...

Love this card! Love that girls paperie paper(I have almost used mine all up) and the animals from basic grey. You have more patience than I do to do the stitching. And thank you so much for all the really sweet comments you leave on my blog. It's nice to know someone is looking over there!

Karuna said...

Such a pretty card and thanks a bunch for letting me know that i can also stitch. Though am not sure i have the patience!

But this one is inspirational.

Cheers
KAruna

Bhavana said...

cute doggies.... thanks for the useful tip of hand stitching....

laterg8r said...

such an adorable card - love the stitching :D

Sparkle said...

This is just adorable!

天花天花 said...

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Cindy Lee said...

Aww...this is so cute! Great tutorial on the hand sticthing!

Courtney Baker said...

So cute. I love the yellow

Dora said...

This card is so cute, love the yellow stichting!
have a wonderful weekend!

Juhi said...

such a happy card Yvonne!thanks for the tutorial, this was long overdue.......i love the way u use stitching on your cards n layouts......

Karuna said...

Hi Yvonne!

Thanks for dropping by my page. Sorry the candy is for Indian bloggers for now but don't worry am planning for more such candies for all my other friends too in days to come! :)

Cheers
Karuna

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

Awesome tutorial and card Yvonne! Love love love the cute puppies!

Sally said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

anita said...

I always wondered about the stiching. Thanks for the tutorial.

Heather Jensen said...

Yvonne, this is too cute! Love the doggies and your fab hand stitching. :)

RiNNE said...

Love the simplicity of this card! And thanks so much for the tutorial!

Dr Sonia S V said...

First time on your blog. So many interesting posts. I like the stitching on hand tutorial you have done. Thank You for sharing
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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