Sunday, March 22, 2015

March 15 Paper Pumpkin

March's Paper Pumpkin brought us a kit that you could make invitations, thank you's or birthday cards. 9 cards with envelopes if made as instructed.

The kit comes with basic yellow embroidery floss and you stitch the 'YOU' with a backstitch.
(if you're familiar with embroidery stitches)

These two cards are created the way you are instructed. Can you see the difference?
The first card is made with the 3 strands of embroidery floss, and the second card is stitched using 6 strands.

*TIP* Thread the needle using the same method when threading a darning needle or use a needle threader or shuttle. (It's a little challenging threading the needle with the floss.)

Here are some alternate cards using this kit. I used a marker or pen to connect my dots instead of doing the stitching.
I felt the stitching was a little time consuming, and I was looking for a different look.

This one I cut the card in half, using just one side, and backed it with pool part card stock. I used the little triangles to make a banner.

If you did this, you could get more cards than nine cards.

Let your imagination run wild and see how many different designs you can come up with.
It takes practice, but the more you do it, the more creative you will feel and be.

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