Thursday, January 9, 2014

Stitched I Love U Valentine by Guest Designer Becki

stitched i love u (1)
Hello again, it's me Becki from the Happy Card Factory, the really old DT member. haha I am so happy to be this month's guest designer for Trendy Twine! I can't tell you what a joy it is to design for Lesley again as it was one of my favorite teams to be on. With great excitement I said yes when she asked me to throw together a couple of projects this month. Lesley may have just needed to fill a spot, but I am thrilled none the less. ;) I hope she is pleased with my stitched i love u valentine card.
stitched i love u (2)
There are many uses for twine, but most are secondary, in the background type as package or bouquet wrap. I really wanted to have Trendy stand on it's own. Twine just says love and Valentine to me for some reason. Glad I got asked to design for January so I could use Cherry Cupcake. It is one of my favorites since red is my color. The pink just makes it extra scrumptious.  With this twist, depending on the other colors you pair it with it could be bold or soft.
stitched i love u (3)
To accomplish this card, all you need to do is lightly sketch your sentiment and take a needle and poke holes every couple of centimeters over craft foam. Thread said needle and back stitch with the twine.  Yes, I left my needle on there and put just a touch of glue. I know most of you are not going to give your needle away. I just didn't have a stamp to use and didn't want to hand draw it. Those are definitely two better options than losing a needle.
Don't forget, Annie's Paper Boutique has lots and lots of goodies for your Valentine crafting. Make sure you stop by the store even if you aren't in the market for more twine. I know I often pick up her glassine bags and mini kraft tags even though you don't see them on my blog often. I have a tendency to become a hoarder with anything related to Trendy Twine. 
Getting some goodies from the store? Great, show off your crafty side and enter this month's challenge. Details are all on the "current challenge" tab up at the top menu!


  1. This is a super sweet card! And I actually like the needle being left on it. They are not that expensive. They could just be the new thing to buy and hoard in our craft rooms!!! LOL!

  2. Super adorable card Becki! Love the stitching with the twine!

  3. OMG!!! This is AMAZING and SUPER fun!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  4. Gorgeous card! Love how you stitched the "love".

  5. Such a clever way to use some Trendy Twine!!


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