I have a friend who is going through some aggravating times right now, so I hope she gets a chuckle out of this card. (I hope she doesn't read my blog, because I haven't mailed it yet - I'm pretty sure she doesn't - she's not a crafter or stamper.)
I couldn't resist these puns, I think that's what they are, anyway. I created the sentiments in Word. The inside sentiment says, "Sew sorry times are tough right now." ;-) They made me smile. Details on my Blog.
Sue Duffy ~
Sue Duffy ~
Petal Pink CS - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score at 4-1/4;
Galvanized Metallic Paper, at least 3" square for circle mat (embroidery hoop) (Silver Foil also works fine);
WW scrap for whatever sentiment you choose
Tiny scrap of Silver foil for "embroidery hoop screw," scrap of any CS to mount circles
Needlepoint Nook DSP - 3" square for embroidery circle, one piece 2-1/2 x 5-1/2 and a second piece 3-1/4 x 5-1/2 for layering
WW Baker's Twine or string - enough to wrap and add a bow
- Die cut Galvanized Metallic ring using Layering Circles Framelits - use 2nd largest, then 3rd largest of the plain circles - I had to cut mine in two stages as the dies fit together a little too tight.to cut the ring all at once.
- Die cut dense crewel-work piece with 3rd largest plain circle die - layer both DSP and ring on a CS circle cut with the 2nd largest die for stability.
- Adhere chosen 2-1/2" layer of DSP to 3-1/4" layer and wrap and tape string around it before attaching to card base, then tie a bow onto it - stabilize with glue dot
- Optional: If you have it, use the door handle die from the Sliding Door Framelits to die cut a little "screw" from silver foil and add to top of ring with a rolled glue dot.
- If desired, add a few Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons. (I added mine to the center of some of the crewel flowers - I don't think I would do that again. I'd add them elsewhere - maybe three in an upper or lower corner.)
- Add embroidery ring to front of base with Dimensionals. I cut out my Word sentiment with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (3rd largest oval) and popped up on Dimensionals, as well.