Thursday, August 16, 2018

Stitched All Around Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello and welcome everyone to my Seeinginkspots Blog and the August Stampin' Up! Artisan Stitched All Around Blog Hop.  Did you land here from Connie Collins' Constantly Stamping Blog? Did you see her cool use of the framelits?  
I too have a pretty cool idea to share with you using the Stitched All Around Framelits to add faux zippers to your paper crafting projects.  Take a look at this festive Bermuda Bay birthday card complete with a center front zipper and the cutest Berry Burst candle embellished zipper pull!
Simply tug on the zipper pull to open the card...
...and reveal a gift card or money or a sweet sentiment or a photo or whatever.
Here is a quick photo tutorial of how I assembled my card.
Step 1.  Design and put together the inside.
Step 2.  Add some Tear and Tape Adhesive to two sides only.
Step 3.  Create the front panel zipper by adding two rows of faux stitching with the straight stitch thinlit.  Use a piece of cardstock to align and evenly space the thinlit.  The photo below shows the thinlit lined up right against the Lemon Lime Cardstock which is just resting on top of the Bermuda Bay piece.
Step 4.  Use the circle shaped framelit to cut a partial circle out of one end of the two rows of faux stitching.
Step 5.  Fold back and forth on the stitch lines to "prime" the unzipping action.  Without this step the pulling down rips more than unzips.
Step 6.  Add the zipper pull just under the notched out partial circle with twine.
For all of my cards I decided I would combine the Stitched All Around Stamp Set with the Blow Out the Candles Stamp Set.  I just think this new photopolymer birthday themed set is totally versatile and cute.  And, the Stitched All Around Bundle pairs with everything!
The Stitched Labels Framelits are SO amazing with all the cool details.  I thought the balloon strings weaving through the label framelit was so fun and added dimension and interest.
If you take a close look I have added faux cross stitching to the edges.  To get the stitching straight I ran it through the Big Shot after adding the DSP layer.  Just but the framelit right up against the edge of the DSP for perfectly straight stitching lines.
I have to tell you that the Stitched Labels Framelits are a MUST have for every stamper.  The options are wide.  You get all sizes and shapes of labels some simple and some more intricate.  And then you get two stitching pieces and even a quilting type piece--the set is awesome.
Take a close look at the quilting piece that is included as part of the Stitched Labels Framelits set.
Are you seeing all the crafty possibilities with the Stitched Labels Framelits?  It truly is a unique and "must have" set of tools to add to your collection.  Emma Goddard is up next and she has some more totally exciting things to share with these framelits and the Stitched All Around stamps.
2018 Artisan Design Team

Product List 
Stitched All Around Stamp Set | Stitched Labels Framelits | Animal Expedition DSP
Blow Out the Candles Stamp Set | Candles & Confetti Framelits | Candle Embellishments
Thick Whisper White  Cardstock | Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock | Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Berry Burst Cardstock | Silver Foil Paper | Stazon Black Ink Pad | Lemon Lime Twist Classic Ink
Bermuda Bay Classic Ink | Berry Burst Classic Ink | Aquapainter
Adhesive Backed Sequins | Basic Rhinestones | Solid White Bakers Twine
Tear and Tape Adhesive | Stampin' Dimensionala | Mini Glue Dots


  1. I was flashed Elisabeth! How awesome that is!
    Party mood with a surprise - AWESOME!!!

  2. OMG! Love all this! I LOVE that zipper😱🀐 And I know you're saving this card, and Nordstrom gift card, for MY birthday! I can't wait!😜🀣

    1. Julie it’s for my birthday! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  3. Holy Smokes Liz is there an end to your creativity! Nope. This is fantastic! Fabulous job.

  4. Wow!! Super cool and impressive!! The zipper is awesome! Like a pull and tear! genius!

  5. Wow! That zipper technique is so clever. Love your projects. Charlet

  6. Elizabeth, I love everything about your cards and the zipper idea is brilliant. You always amaze me with your creativity.

  7. Wow!! These are amazing. You totally took these projects to the next level!

  8. LOVE that zipper idea! Great projects!

  9. Oh my word!! You are SO clever with that zip!! Also love how you rocked the brights with this bundle - here I was thinking soft soft soft. Knocked it out of the park, Elizabeth!

  10. Another set of amazing projects. Love each one!

  11. Stunning as Always! Love all of them, but especially the zipper idea! How amazing my friend!

  12. How amazing is that zipper card! You are genius!

  13. Wowza! You genius lady, you! The zipper pull is so clever and adds the perfect interactive element that takes this to another level!

  14. Stunning! Thank you for sharing these amazing projects and the detailed descriptions Elizabeth....I need to do an order now I'm thinking xoxo

  15. ST_U_NN_ING!! Love all the brights and details you have added to your amazing projects. I will be giving the zipper a go for sure! xx

  16. All I can say is, "WOW!" Lucky the people who receive these works of art!

  17. Just Wow! I am blown away by these projects--the zipper, the bright colors. I think of these framelits as delicate--but you made them bold. I learn something new from you each time I stop by . . .

  18. You are pure genius!! Thank you for the "zipper" idea!!