Saturday, October 29, 2011

PP #70 & Fall Blog Hop 2011

Hi Everybody! What an exciting weekend it has been. The Paper Players hosted a Blog Hop and I got to be a part of it. Thanks to all of you that stopped by and left so many sweet comments. I truly do appreciate it! We will be leaving the links up, so feel free to start hopping if you haven't seen all of the design team's great projects. There's still some fun Blog Candy out there to be won.

We also have a challenge this week at the Paper Players. It's 'Anything Goes'! Just add a Fall element.

My card comes to you straight out of the Holiday Mini Catalog. It is the main reason I just invested in the Island Indigo suite: paper, pad and marker. It's just gorgeous!


If you follow my blog, you know that I LOVE to make this card size. I just think it so stylish and sassy! It is 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" scored at 3 1/4". This card has so many fun details, it's hard to know where to start. There's stitching, fabulous color, trimming
, a great design and so much dimension that the focal image almost jumps right off the card. My favorite part...the stitching around the edge. I don't have a sewing machine, so I paper pierced the border and used some embroidery floss and a needle to stitch them all together. What a great look!

**Some of you asked where to get envelopes to fit this size card. I'm not sure who else carries them, but Stampin' Up definitely does. They are Item# 107286. Their dimensions are 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" and, yes, you can mail them. They are available through your SU! Demo or you can order them through my SU! Website by clicking the link in the top right hand corner.

The other Players have many more projects to share. LeAnne Pugliese is next, so be sure to hop on over. Thanks for stopping by!

Rita Wright

Tara Bilbao
Jaydee

Stamps: Always Thankful
Paper: Soft Suede, Island Indigo, More Mustard and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz Classic Pads
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Linen Thread, Scissors, Needle & Embroidery Floss and Dimensionals

72 comments:

Rita said...

Julie, I love this. I had totally overlooked this one in the catalog. I need to try that combination of colors as I love Island Indigo so much and it looks great here!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Julie. Beautiful and very effective. So much texture and work in this design. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Patti said...

Lovely card. Oh the patience to stitch around the edges!!

narellefarrugia.com said...

Love the design of your gorgeous card Julie.

Bonita said...

Beautiful card. Love all the details. Thanks

Caroline said...

Very nice!! Love that you hand sewed on the card. The stamped image is so soft and quiet. Love it!

rtigger4 said...

Wow Julie, I love the way the focal image pops out on the card!! And the color combo is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

LeAnne said...

A gorgeous card & layout....I just seem to get stuck in my layout box, I need to think outside it, like you do! Beauteous!

Crealotte said...

Very nice card! Love the serenity of it. Your stitching makes it look complete, really love it. The color combo is great too!!!

lisa808 said...

Pretty card.

Janet's Stampin Stuff said...

Julie, This is pretty. I like the layered look, and the way you added a strip go scallop border on top instead of underneath. Neat!!

Cam said...

Hi Julie, you have a very unique card and its layout. I like the card size too but wondering what envelope size do you use? I have to try using this card size. Thanks for the inspiration.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful card. Love the texture and layers. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Joyce said...

Nice design, love the clean and simple feel of you card.

Debbie M. said...

Julie,
Very pretty. I have to try this size card so thanks for giving the dimensions!

Tanya said...

Oh I love tall cards too! Beautiful card, awesome hand stitching!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I can see why you chose this card! I am a detail person and love all that you did to create this lovely card!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Lesley Croghan said...

How lovely Julie! Such a great CASE! Love that colour combo!

thestampinglady said...

Simply stunning. Great colors.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice cutting!!

Nance Leedy said...

I jut love Island Indigo paired with Soft Suede and the pop of it here is fabulous! Love how you've fussy-cut that beautiful image and way to go with the stitching...by hand! Beautiful card, Julie!

tania said...

This card is gorgeous! I love it. I have this set and I feel a bit of a CASE coming on, though mine could never be this gorgeous.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Julie this is beautiful and I LOVE the stitching. The fall colors and size look great with this set. I have never made a card this size, but I think I might try one. Hugs.

Sondra Agathakis said...

Wow really a card made with patience & talent!!!!!!
thanks for sharing with us.
boogirl50@msn.com

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card!! Thanks for sharing!!!

keeleykats said...

I love the fussy cutting & the stitching!

SueBee said...

Julie, Love the layering, nicely done. TFS!
Susan B.

Pat P. said...

Gorgeous Fall card. I love the color combo. I've never tried this size card but will do so now. Thanks

Sandi said...

Must have missed this one in the book, now I have to go and see what I missed. I loved how you put it all together.

Murtuza said...

Very nice card... love these long cards. TFS

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done! I love this! And such patience you have to do that stitching!

Debbie Pierce said...

This is gorgeous!! I think I may have to start making this card size!! :)

DAWN Braun said...

I love the unexpected pop of blue on your card and the stitching is fab! I'm in need of a sewing machine, if only I knew how to use it! :)

Marie said...

OMG what a fantastic card. The work you put into this is remarkable!

Anne Marie said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! I love how you perfectly cut out that image and popped it up for added interest. I'm not a fussy-cutterbut this makes me want to keep trying at it. How gorgeous is Island Indigo with the fall colors? WOW!! I'm going to have to try out that card size, too. Very pretty! Have a happy weekend! Hugs! :)

Lela said...

Such pretty colors and you're right, the stitching is wow. I really like the dimension to the stamped image as well! TFS

Lisa R. said...

Yes! Love the dimension and stitching! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Christy Q said...

Julie - this is beautiful. I love the non-traditional card size, it really showcases the stamp set you utilized so beautifully!

Mary D said...

Hi Julie, Love your card. I haven't make a card that size yet, but I'm going to now! Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Simple, yet elegant. Great job, Julie. tfs I've not seen a card that size. Will have to try it.

Anonymous said...

Hi.. love the style of the card and the colors combination is very appealing..
Bernice P

Debbie Henderson said...

I have the corner of this page folded over also....love this card!

Texas JennyWren said...

Oh my goodness, Julie, I can't believe you HAND STITCHED around your card!! What patience you must have. It was certainly worth it because it came out beautifully!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Julie- I love the way that you highlighted this image and the pop of Island Indigo is perfect- tfs!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Beautiful! I love the stitching too :)

Nancy said...

Very pretty card, love the colors and stamp!

Sally said...

I like the card style, too. Very pretty
Sally S

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a fabulous design, I love the layout of your card and your cutting is superb ... just beautiful!!!

Debbie Kissel said...

Really like the colors on this card-- so nice

Kathy Mc said...

WOW, Julie, you did a lot of work on this beauty. You paper pierced the border and then stitched by hand using embroidery thread ~ I'm impressed. Your image does pop right off the card. Must admit I never make the 3-1/4 x 6-1/2" card size but it lends so many more options. I'll have to give it a try!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What great enthusiasm to take the time to hand stitch! I'm not sure I would have the patience ... but it certainly paid off! I do love the way the II colour pops ... and the main image is subtle but interesting enough to catch the eye! Thanks for such lovely eye candy, Julie! Hugs xx

Colleen said...

gorgeous card
ColleenB.

Cookie said...

Very lovely.I would love to receive this.

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Julie! I love the pop of Island Indigo and all the little details - the stitching, the twine, the fussy cut image. And I'm glad I'm not the only one without a sewing machine who stitches everything by hand! :)

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous card, especially the stitching!

Pat said...

You're not kidding Julie, your card is VERY Stylish not just by the size of it either! Love it. I just got that stamp set and hope to get alot of use out of it.

Jessica said...

Beautiful card with wonderful dimension. Happy to be a new follower from the PP Hop!
:O)
Jessica

Elaine Wilson said...

Neat card

Beth B said...

Very nice card - love the intricate details.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card. It's really eye-catching!

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, I love this card and the long layout. The stitching really adds such a great texture to the image. Beautiful colors!

Carol said...

Great card love it's dimensions. Carol x

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! That was hand-stitched? Awesome job! I love every single thing about this card... the colors, the techniques, the stamp set, everything. Gorgeous.

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful Julie! Love your fussy cutting, fancy card size, and hand sewn stitching! Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration today.
Kelly

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! So clean and classy! I love the tip about the stitching!

Kathy said...

A-dor-a-ble is right!

Ginger G said...

What a cute length! Thx for the tip on the envelope. Who knew? This is a gorgeous card.

Kim S said...

You went to a lot of work snipping out this image but the results are worth it! What a beautiful card!

sandy said...

I too liek that size of card. Nice color combinations.

Lorraine said...

I'm really loving that splash of blue. And the way you popped the image up is wonderful.

Doris said...

I always enjoy your cards, but this one is extra special.