{03.21.2011} post no. 2

I have lots to share today… this is post no. 2!

Let’s get to the the FINAL TWIST for the Hippity Hop Twist Challenge.
Get out some thread because we are doing some HAND STITCHING!

I was really excited for this twist.

Normally, I do machine or faux stitching (which I included in this card too).  I immediately knew I wanted to use the flourish stamp from Love in Return.  Isn’t it cute with the little bit of hand stitching added in?  I stamped my image, used my paper piercer to create the holes for the embroidery floss and then I went to grab my needle… where is my needle???  ACK.  I lost my needle.  Now what to do?

I had to improvise and use the needle threader that was at the tip of my paper piercer.  Ha!  It probably took me 20 times as long to sew this without my needle.

Lisa H. is up next to continue on with the Ippity hop!!!

BUT, I have more to share!!!

Emily from Art♥from♥the♥Heart and I start our TAKE TWO week


Either click HERE to see what stamp set we used today or scroll down one.  We are giving away LOTS of PRIZES!!!  🙂

PLUS, Lisa H. and I are blogging on the Unity blog today too!

Told you… a BIG, BIG day!!!

Thanks for hanging in till the end.

stamps: Love in Return {ippity}
patterned paper & die cuts: Lillian Collection {Crate Paper}
other: embroidery floss, white gel pen {Uniball Signo}, Corner Chomper


  1. karen m

    Major stitching skills here Lisa and I love how you did it too!
    Your card is absolutely fabulous and those sweet little birdies are so sweet, along with the white pen stitching!

  2. Wendy ten Hove

    Hi Lisa,

    This is really fun! Love the stitching and the cute birdie!

    Hugs, Wendy

  3. Smita

    wow! Fab stitching! 🙂

  4. mary friederichsen

    Lisa even though it wasn’t simple to do, I love the clean simple lines of this! It is Beautiful!
    I hope that your week is starting off wonderful! I know you have busy creating! Thank you for all the inspiration.

    Blessings and Hugs,

  5. Toni Storie

    Very cute! If your paper piercer with a needle threader at one end is like mine, you can unscrew the needle threader end and find a few needles inside. I remember discovering that by accident! I think mine was made by Making Memories. Good luck!

  6. Stephanie Muzzulin

    LOVe that you stitched that flourish so pretty!!!!

  7. Amanda Rhodes

    I love your card and the shadow effect of the bird!

  8. Sav O'G

    SOOOOOOOOO pretty, Lisa! LOVE your stitching–fab use of colors and stamps! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  9. Lynn

    That stamp is perfect for stitching–love it, Lisa!

  10. Susan B.

    Adorable card! I love how you stitched the flourish..very nice!

  11. Lisa Henke

    ooooo, this stamp was perfect for handstitching. loooove the look you created here. perfect!

  12. Lindsey

    That stitching looks great — and I’m impressed that you persevered with the needle threader, yikes! Worth it, though, for the finished creation. Love the little birds, too.

  13. Rona

    super cute – I love to stitch on my cards but I usually use my machine – this will be a challenge!!

  14. StampJourney

    Well, the stitching was well worth the effort–this is beautiful! Great way to use the flourish stamp!

  15. Angie Blom

    stunning card. love all the stitching! I love how it all has texture!

  16. Cindy (aka Scrapcollectr)

    Love the added stitches! You did alright without that needle!

  17. chris

    this is fabulous! love the stitched flourish!

  18. Emily Leiphart

    This is adorable, Lisa!!! I love the hand-stitching, faux stitching and popped sparkly bird!

  19. chris

    this is gorgeous!! love your stitched flourish!

  20. Eva

    Ohh…I just LOVE this Lisa, fabulous stamp to pick out for stitching….and I am so sorry it took you so long, hope you didn’t have to curse me for picking this challenge..LOL…it sure was worth it though, as it’s GORGEOUS!!!

  21. AshaLatha R K Prasad

    Lovely CAS card….. Enjoying every bit of my hop….. Hugs)))


  22. B. Poteraj

    I love how you stitched the branches. Nice…

  23. Sharon Gullikson

    How nice. It keeps the focus on the birds and branch. Pretty.

  24. Natasha G.P.

    I love simple cards–this one is perfect for spring. Nice job.

  25. mustavcoffee

    Hello there, pretty card, lots of work sewing, hope you found your needle? :0) xxx

  26. Val P

    Like your stitching on your card. It gives it a nice pop — I think I’ll try some on my Easter cards.

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