Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Stitched with LOVE

Welcome to JustRite's Garden Tour 2 BLOG Hop! Today, the JustRite design team has created wonderful garden items to share! So grab that coffee (or tea!) and enjoy! I chose to make a pin cushion, gift card, and button jar gift set. Stitched With Love is one of four new JustRite sets available to order on February 5. When you see the Stitched With Love in it's entirety(tomorrow on the JustRite BLOG) it was easy to gain inspiration for today's creation. I chose the flower heart image for the gift card and replicated elements of the image design in creating the pin cushion.
With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought the heart shape tin would create a perfect pin cushion! After tracing the heart tin base onto 3" thick foam, I cut it out using a xacto knife. I didn't worry too much about the rough edges because all will be tucked inside the tin with just the foam top revealed.
A peek of the foam piece inserted into the heart shape tin. Here, I have started to embellish the tin and tin lid (placed on bottom) with papers from my Lilac Avenue Kit. Scor tape is used to adhere papers onto tin.
I knew I wanted the foam to be covered. I cut a square of fleece material, placed it atop of my cut foam and gently tucked into tin. The foam is soft, but with the fleece, after being pushed into the tin, creates a wonderful snug fitting piece that puffs just a bit over the top of the tin.
Now onto embellishing the pin cushion. I used silk ribbon to sew the button and flower atop the fleece material. You are looking at the underneath side of the fleece. I picked a larger eye needle to thread the ribbon and sewed just like thread, knotted to secure. The needles were purchased at my local fabric store.
I cut apart a green prima flower to create leaves and stitched those onto the fleece, mimicking the stamped image. Adding the ball head straight pins and needle also follows the image.
Here is the back side of the embellished tin. I added a silk bow, and scalloped edging to complete the tin. The bow is attached with Scor Tape.
For the button jar, I chose a coordinating image and sentiment border for the lid. All designer papers from the Lilac Avenue kit. Cardstock is SU. Green silk is from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
The jar lid reveals the embellishments used. I cannot understand why the purple button looks blue here in the picture! (Really, it's purple in real life and just maybe the photographer needs skill. LOL!) The stamped heart image is paper pieced, with buttons sewn on. Pretty straightforward, using punches and Nestabilitie dies to cut circles used.
Ink used for images, Memento Tuxedo Black. Copics used on gift card image, G24, YG03, YG06, C1, Y15, V12, V15. Enjoy Garden Tour2 and be inspired by these super talented JustRite designers!
THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY TODAY! I LOVE WHEN YOU VISIT! TOMORROW I HAVE A UNIQUE GIFT CARD HOLDER TO SHARE! SEE YOU THEN AND TAKE GOOD CARE!

30 comments:

Amy said...

Love! Love! Love! what you have done with this set. This will have to be my next project. Thank you for sharing so many ways to use the JustRite Stamps! (The purple and green is perfect)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh Barb -- what PURE JOY to view this post! I LOVE your project, head to toe! A pin cushion was at the top of my list for this set, but I lacked something I needed, so saving that for another time. NOW I am totally inspired -- GREAT project!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Oh good grief, Barb -- you made a pincushion?!! Absolutely fabulously gorgeous and brilliant thinking! And your card and button jar are wonderful (great minds think alike, eh?)!! My teals turned out different in my photos, too -- go figure!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these! Beautiful images, colours, dimension!

Darlene said...

Such a beautiful project. It is a great gift idea. I love the colours you've used to create this too. This new set from Justrite is going to be top of my list to buy.

Shirlann said...

This is a lovely set ...love it! Great idea for the tin!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Wow! My mouth is still open! What a fabulous and beautiful idea! I have a dear friend who sews (more than I do these days because of stamping), and this would make the perfect gift set! Thank you - simply gorgeous!

AndreaA said...

What a great gift set this would be.
Love colors and love the pincushion!!

Eva said...

This set is my NEW LOVE!!!!! And I adore the project you created!!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

OMGosh Barb--you always come up with such Fantastic Ideas!!! A pincushion--Amazing and Brilliant!! Your card and button jar are so very pretty too! Fabulous Job!!!

Irene said...

this is so lovely, what a great design.

stephanie said...

This is stunning. What a great project and so different.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent. I just love this stamp set. You did a fabulous job. I love it.

Sofia said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the idea!!!And beautiful colors as well!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Barb!!!! These are GORGEOUS and what a fabulous way to showcase this set!!! What an incredible idea!!! Such wonderful colours and beautifully designed!!! What a stunning gift this would make!!!

Nancy said...

I am just echoing what everyone else has said, "This entire design is wonderful." I love how you even matched the button colors to your papers.

Donna said...

This is such a cute idea! I love the pin cushion. And my fav color too!

chelemom said...

You always have the most clever of ideas!!! I love how this turned out!

chelemom said...

You always have the most clever of ideas!!! I love how this turned out!

lisa808 said...

Love the projects and card.

Becc a Feeken said...

Oh Barb, these are simply gorgeous!! I love the color combination and how smart the set looks. This is a sure winner!
--Hugs Becca

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my what a fantastic set, it is just goregous and I love how you copied the stamp to make your own pin cushion, so creative!!!
Love the paper piecing of the heart on the button lid too!

Claire said...

You are really a wonderful inspiration...can't wait to get the gift you made me...(hahaha...well this is my birthday month!) Thank you for sharing your talent! Very nicely done! Hugz...

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, how adorable is this! I love it Barb, this is so over-the-top precious, truly a delight! I especially love the pin cushion!

Lynne said...

WOW Just love all the goodies. Now I need to run out and get some heart shaped tins before Valentine's Day is over. TFS Have a great day. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

barb said...

Hi Barb,
I've never been to your blog before, but I have to say that you are amazing! Wow. Your projects are lovely and your talent huge! I will visit often. ;)

barb hendrickson

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Great idea. Where do you get your decoratative pins? I've looked and can't seem to find any of them.

marge said...

wowzer

Sonya said...

How very beautiful. I've been considering this set since it's preview and now I've put it to the MUST buy list! Thank you for sharing.

Kathy said...

Great gift idea. My bff quilts. I know what she'll be getting. Thanks for sharing.