Thursday, May 3, 2012

I'm Sew Happy....with Dotty!

Thought I'd share with you this quick card I made. OK making the flower not so quick....but once it was done everything else came together supper fast.

This is also my entry into Heart 2 Hearts April Showers bring May flowers challenge this week.

What made this card soooo simple is the CTMH exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, the card base, the sweet leaf dotty paper and all the flowers were cut using the cartridge! I'll also note that the Sweet Leaf stitched grosgrain ribbon made gathering the ribbon easy because the stitching is already in the ribbon, just grab the white stitching and pull the ribbon back.

Directions for making the flower:
Cut 4 flowers at 2", and a 5th flower at 2 1/4" (or really whatever sizes you want, but the 5th one needs to be 1/4" bigger than the other 4.
Using the Clear ruler, and a craft knife I cut 3 of the 2" flowers into 6 pieces, between the petals. The 4th one I kept whole and used as a base to glue the other 6 pieces too. This was my solution after trying unsuccessfully to glue the 6 individual pieces directly onto the bigger flower--I kept getting a gap between the last 2 petals!)
I then used the ruler with the hole guide, and my paper piercer to make the guide holes for the stitching. Then stitch away!
Add something to the middle of the flower--I found this necessary (although I would have done it anyways just to finish off the flower) simply because you sew through the middle hole so often that it's a little unsightly!

Supplies used:
-Dotty for You paper pack
-Colonial White cardstock
-Green button assortment
-Sweet leaf ink pad
-Sweet leaf embroidery floss (retired)
-Simple Stitches stamp set (retired)
-2 sided tape to hold the ribbon down
-AP cricut cartridge


  1. Fantastic work on this card! I love the stitching you added to the flower. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

  2. Carolyn, this is beautiful!! I absolutely love it. I hope you don't mind-- I pinned it on Pinterest!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kristine Porter

    1. Thanks Kristine--I don't mind at all...Pin away!

  3. Super cute Carolyn!! I love it!! Gonna try this one for sure.

  4. I commented on your card on the bulletin boards too! Very cute again and thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. Such a sweet card! Love the way you put a backing on the flower and stitched the lines!

    Thanks for sharing your art with us at Heart2Heart Challenges this week!

    Paige - DT

  6. The card is really cute. Stitching would definitely take some time but well worth it. It really adds to the flower. If I ever find time to make cards I would make this one for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Great card Carolyn. Stitching definitely adds to the look so well worth the extra effort. When I find time to make some cards this will definitely by one of them. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love the stitching and quilt bit! Who knew the grossgrain ribbon would do that so easily! You did! Thanks for sharing!