Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sew Dang Cute {Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge}

Hey, hey everyone!

I hope you are having a great weekend!  I am popping by today to share the card I created for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge. This week is an Anything Goes challenge and continuing my personal quest to share the love and use among my stamps, I decided to use Needle Little Love on this week's card.

Before I found paper crafting, cross-stitch was my craft of choice, though I lacked the patience and follow-through to complete anything other than small samplers and the occasional Christmas ornament. Still Home Economics was one of my very favorite classes in middle school, so this set makes me all kinds of nostalgic for my bygone hobby.

I cut some squares from aida cloth (aka cross-stitch cloth) and trimmed the edges with some pinking shears that I held on to from my sewing days.  Next I stamped the sweet images from Needle Little Love on the squares.  I did some very simple masking with the thread spools and the flower in the bottom left corner.

I stamped the sentiment and couple small hearts from the set.  Then I added a strip of patterned paper and some twine topped off with a pretty button and a twine bow.

So now it's your turn! You have until 11:59 PT on Saturday, July 12 to link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store. Woot woot!  

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the other members of the SPARKS design team playing along with this week's challenge: 

I can't wait to see what you create!  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so sweet! Love the pieces of cloth with the stamped images!

  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHH! I just love that you were inspired by your "bygone" hobby! LOVE! LOVE how these images look like they really were stitched on that canvas! LOOOOOOOOVE the paper and the ribbon/button! LOVE LOE LOVE it all, Katie! YOU ROCK <3

  3. Amazing card - love the use of the cloth!

  4. What a sweet card. I have some of that aida cloth from my past cross stitch days - too hard on my eyes anymore, but this is a fun way to use it. Thanks for sharing such a fun way of using up old stuff.

  5. This is fabulous! Love the texture from the aida cloth.

  6. What a brilliant idea to use the aida cloth! I'm sure I have some of that tucked away somewhere, but never thought to stamp on it! Thanks for inspiring me with your fantastic card!


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