Monday, June 1, 2015

What's Your Favorite Technique?

It's time for our June Challenge at V's Sweet Ideas; and this month, our challenge theme is "What's Your Favorite Technique?"  Whatever your favorite technique may be.....whether it's stamping, adding ribbon, embossing, or whatever tickles your fancy - this challenge is for YOU!  As you may have often noticed, my "go to" technique is always SEWING!  Here's a close-up photo of my favorite technique:
I tend to machine stitch the majority of my cards and mini albums.  I think it just gives my projects a warm, homespun look that I enjoy.  So, for my project this month; I used a project from a previous post and made it into a card and added some machine stitching to it.  I used a little wood-stained mini pocket/envelope into which I tucked a Starbucks gift card.  I used a sweet stamp set from V's Sweet Ideas called the "Coffee Break" Stamp Set, and I also embellished it with some Solid Green Twine and sweet Sequins.  There are LOTS of great supplies in V's Sweet Shoppe, and I hope you will check out the store, and then come play along with us in this month's Favorite Technique Challenge.
We look forward to seeing your creations, and really hope that you will play along.  One lucky person will win a $15 gift certificate to V's Sweet Ideas, and THAT is a prize WELL worth playing for.  Please come by to join us!

I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
Hiding In My Craft Room - Challenge #201 - Freestyle

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Have a blessed week,


  1. Love your technique. Still inspired, but ashamed to say my sewing machine is still in the box.

  2. Karen love your project. Very fun and I love the Starbucks colors. The wood grain is AWESOME.

  3. Hi Karen :
    You did great on this challenge I love the sewing and the colors you chose.. God Bless

  4. Delish!! Awesome layering and textures!! I'm inspired to go make coffee now!!! And then a card!!

  5. Love your colours on this sweet (gift) card project karen - that green really pops against the brown.

  6. Oh this is fabulous and love the stitching, wish I was brave enough to use my sewing machine.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  7. Good Morning Karen: what a great card love the green & Kraft brown bag card stock the coffee cup is great and all your Embellishments another great one.
    God Bless

  8. Karen, this is sweet, I posted this on FB for the Coffee Loving Papercrafters FB group!!!!!!