Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Merry Monday #98

Hello peeps! Thought I'd pop in with a card I made following the prompts from Merry Monday #98 - to add country charm with stitching and a button(s). Here's my take on the challenge:


Here's the inside:


Well, I figured plaid was pretty country, so I put a strip of that on my card. I dusted off my Sew Easy tool and used it to pierce the holes on both sides of the panel, and stitched with embroidery floss. (Because there is no way I could stitch that perfectly free hand!) I shopped my stash of stickers and found this dimensional sentiment - and it just about matched the red and green colors I used - Sweet! I die cut an oval and a scalloped oval and put them together. That star is a shank button - it even has stitching on it! SCORE! I tied a double bow behind it with more floss before I poked it through one of the scallops. Used some Helmar 450 on the back side to keep it from popping out. The oval is adhered to the card with foam squares. Some more paper and a stamped sentiment finishes the inside.

So, a funny story to share with you all. Yesterday I'm mopping the kitchen floor, and I accidentally stepped in a wet part of the floor. My slipper lost traction, I just about did the splits, and wiped out on my wrist. I'm ok, nothing broke. The only thing I hurt was my pride. ;) Today though, I feel like I ran a marathon without having stretched out first. Oh, and I don't run. Ever. It's not a pretty sight to behold. 

I leave you with that scenario running through your brain. LOL! Have a great day!

Chris
Supplies
Stamps: Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black
DP: MME - The Merry Days of Christmas (red); plaid scrap
CS: Bazzill (beige); Recollections (kraft)
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Std. Sm Oval & Classic Scalloped Oval Nesties; WRMK - Sew Easy tool; DMC floss; Michael's - sticker; shank button from my stash
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Helmar 450 adhesive



16 comments:

  1. Sometimes (when it's not polite to swear) the best word for a card is a simple WOWZA!! Totally country classic and lovely, Chris!! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. This is perfect! A country feel in the best possible way. Love the colours and the stitching. Maybe you should keep that Sew Easy dusted off for a while. :)

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  3. What perfect country charm, Chris! Love that plaid strip and the star button! Rejoice, indeed! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. You nailed the country charm theme with this gorgeous card! The plaid and zigzag stitching and your embellishments are just perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  5. Great job on your card, Chris! You definitely nailed the country vibe and it is so pretty! The plaid is spot on, and so is the stitching. That button just screams country, too.
    Sorry to hear about your wipe out. Ouch...

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  6. Wonderful card, great job with the country feel. just shows less is more!!! Ok I had to giggle, slippers are NOT proper attire for cleaning but I'm glad you are not injured. Hubby found out when he did a face-plant in the snow, you don't bounce back as fast as you do when you are younger.

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  7. Very country indeed, Chris! Love the plaid paper and the star button. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  8. Love these papers you used Chris, great card. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  9. There's a warmth in this holiday card, Chris! Great for the longest, coldest winter ever. LOL! I love the layers and your stitching!

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  10. That lacy oval is beautiful...it pops against the cherry red colour! Rich with country and charm! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!

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  11. I love how you decorated the card inside and out. The lacy oval die is very pretty. Great card!
    :) Marie

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  12. Plaid screams county and with that star button - it's perfect - great job!!!

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  13. What a gorgeous way to feature a sentiment Chris, I love the lacy edge.
    You have really captured the country look in an elegant way. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  14. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week Chris, I love your little stitched button and your card is so full of Country Charm.

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  15. Yippie, skippie! I'm not surprised to be popping back here to congratulate you on the well-deserved HM honor from MM! WTG, Chris!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. Wow, this is beautiful! Very elegant "country".

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