With All My Heart Week : Paper Embroidered Heart

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Welcome to my Week of  Heart’s! For this first project I made a Paper Embroidered Framed Heart. This was fun and surprisingly easy using few supplies. The results are spectacular. These photos do it no justice.Embroidery Heart Final

I began this Embroidered Paper Heart by piercing a patter on the card stock. There are plenty of patterns on-line you can find for this. All the supplies you need you probably already have. Click on any image for a close-up. So, let’s get started.


Paper Embroidery Supplies

The supplies needed for this project are a piercing mat, a piercing tool, card stock, a needle, thread and a piercing pattern.  For the mat and piercing tool I used the Stampin’ Up! Pierce Mat (126199) and Paper-Piercing Tool (126189)





Okay, here’s what you do:


Place your piece of card stock on the mat, good side facing up.


Place the dotted heart pattern on top of the card stock in the position you want


With the piercing tool, pierce through the pattern and card stock.


Remove the pattern and you should have the pattern as holes on your card stock.


Turn the card stock over. This is the inside. Select a suitable thread and a sewing needle that works for the thread and passes through the pierced holes easily. Thread your needle. (I used about a 16 inch piece of thread). Secure the end of the thread with tape to the inside of the card stock.



Embroidered Paper Heart Diagram

Pass the needle up through the start hole A from the back to the front of the card stock. Follow the directions to the left to achieve this spiral-like pattern.


If you need to re-thread or when you’re finished with the stitching secure the end of the thread once again with scotch tape.



Here’s a close-up of the embroidery stitching:


Embroidered Heart Close Up


I hope you’ve enjoyed this first heart project. Please visit all this week for more heart card ideas and more.


See you all tomorrow.


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Blendabilities Color Chart

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Hi, Stampers!


Here’s a FREE PDF Blendabilities Chart for you to color in for easy reference.  When I’m working on a project I always find my self testing and scribbling the Blendabilities markers on a scrap piece of card stock. I made up a Blendabilities Chart to eliminate the guessing and the scribbling.

Blendabilities Chart

Simply click out the Blendabilities PDF Blank Chart links below and print it out on your home computer. (There are two sheets in all)






Just trying to keep you organized!


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Baby Shower Turtle Invitation

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This is the turtle baby shower invitation I designed for my niece Laura way back last summer, but forgot to post it! (Silly me) Laura’s mother Lisa and I hand cut each and every one of these turtle invitations. I believe there were 50 in all. We hand cut every hexagon shape as well from Designer Series Paper! After all of that, I’m happy to report Laura had a beautiful baby boy named Remy back in November.

Turtle Card WatermarkedI designed this turtle invitation with Laura in mind because she LOVES turtles! The card pattern is made up of six pieces consisting of a head, body, two feet a turtle shell and the turtle shell trim. The turtle shell trim isn’t in photo.

TURTLE TEMPLATEThe card base was made from the ‘TURTLE BODY” part. It was scored so the card opened up from the bottom. All the turtle parts were traced onto different shades of green card stock and then they were cut out. Using Multi-Purpose Tombow Glue, this is how the head and feet were adhered.

Turtle-Legs and HeadOriginally, I wanted a movable head and feet. That was in a perfect world! It just didn’t work out, because of the different layers. Oh, well I’ll have to save that idea for another time. Once the head and feet were attached, they were covered on the inside with the baby shower information., which was cut in the same shape as the card base. All were trimmed neat and tidy!

Turtle-Cut Detail



To decorate the turtle shell I ran Designer Series Paper through The BIG Shot with the Hexagon Embossing Folder. Then each and every hexagon shape was hand cut by me and Lisa. We used the embossed lines as a guide where to cut. This was truly a labor (ha, no pun intended) of love.



Here is the turtle almost complete. The shell is decorated with the hand-cut hexagons.

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Turtle-Paper Piercing Edge of Shell


The next thing we did was to add the shell trim and paper pierced it for a little extra detail. Pearls were added to every other hole.





Tyrtle Head Detail



The neck of the turtle was embellished with Baker’s Twine  to look like a bow tie, another of Laura’s favorites! A smile was inked in with a black marker, pink pastel was rubbed on for cheeks and googly eyes were applied for a little added character.


Now if you would like this pattern, I don’t have a PDF of it, but will gladly mail it to you. Just E-Mail me your mailing address and I promise to mail one to you.




And, here is Remy at 5-1/2 months old!


Thanks for stopping by today. If you like this post make sure to leave me a comment!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Circle Circus Topiary & Bird…

This is the project we made at my, “Open House” on Friday. I used five of the new In-Colors to create a topiary, flower pot and a bird. I had these frames from some discount store and  decided to create the project to fit the frame. Originally I wanted to paint the frames white but, after seeing the finished piece in the dark frame I thought it looked good. The frame works well with the Rich Razzleberry Card Stock and the gold frame detail ties in with the Crushed Curry Card Stock. I made a template for the flower pot and you can print it out in whatever size you might need.


This is the  flower pot template:


And here are the pieces cut out of Melon Mambo Card Stock and Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper: 


I did use the Scallop Edge Punch on one edge of the trim.

This is an enlargement of the flower pot. I adhered the Razzleberry Designer Series Paper onto Melon Mambo because there wasn’t enough contrast when I held it over the Whisper White background.


The rest of this framed topiary was layered with, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry Card Stock, A piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon was used as a base for the topiary. The frame itself measured 7″ x 14″.  The leaves were cut using The Big Shot “Little Leaves” Sizzlet Die. The bird image from, Cheep Talk, was stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for lookin’!




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