Cardmaking, Die Cutting, Guest Designer

MUST TRY: How To Add Fun Stitching Details to Your Next Birthday Card!

Hi friends it’s Chari Moss! I’m excited to be a guest today on the blog sharing some fun ideas on ways to incorporate new fun materials into your cards, stitching and felt!

This month we are celebrating birthdays on the Ellen Hutson blog, and nothing says birthday like party hats and confetti right? I knew the new Essentials Triangles would be perfect for some festive party hats!

I used the Essential Triangles along with the coordinating Triangles for stitching to die cut felt from the Color Pop collection to make my party hats. I laid them out on my card front for placement and stamped the sentiment from the HB2U stamp set. I really love the outline and matching solid stamps in this set which allowed me to stamp the solid in a color with a fun offset look. I stamped the colors using Distress Oxide Inks in Twisted Citron and Spiced Marmalade.

Next to make the stitching of my hats onto the card front nice and easy I used the stitching triangles to cut the cardstock where I wanted my hats to be placed. Then all I had to do was line up the holes and stitch! One helpful tip is to put a little adhesive in the center to hold the felt in place as you stitch. I stitched around the perimeter and then across the center of each hat to create the patterns on the party hat. To really make these look like party hats I added some floss embellishments at the top of each hat. 

Once all the stitching was done I used foam tape to pop up the panel on a card base. This is a great way to get a nice clean finish to your card by hiding the bulk of your stitching on the back side between the front panel and the card base. Finally, it’s not a party without some confetti so I added some gold flat sequins sprinkled all around. 

I created two different version of this card for two different looks, one a little more masculine on Kraft cardstock. I changed up the design on the hats for the second one and used buttons for the tops. 

I used distress oxide ink for the sentiment on this card as well but used two different colors on each word to create an ombré look to the letters. I used a combo of Twisted Citron + Uncharted Mariner and Wild Honey + Crackling Campfire. I did use the coordinating dies but ended up cutting out the letters individually to reduce the amount of white cardstock between the letters. 

Big thanks to Ellen Hutson LLC for having me as a guest today! 

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