Jan 26 2017

Bundle of Joy

Published by under New Baby,Occasions

Good morning dear friends, I have an adorable baby card to share today. My son recently sent me the most adorable picture of a new born baby boy. A friend in his bible study class became a father for the third time . . . what a blessing!! Of course I volunteered to make a card for my son to give to the proud parents.IMG_9838 copy

The card base is from a 12″ x 12″ Coredinations Colorcore Card Stock paper pack. The designer papers are from Crate Paper – Baby Bee Collection that is ages and ages old, but I still love it and had some left from years ago and thought this was a perfect opportunity to use it up, it’s perfect for a baby boy card.

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I used seam binding for the bow, which was super easy to make using the Bow Easy ribbon tool.

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I used Marianne dies to make the sneakers and bib, so precious for baby cards! I used DMC embroidery floss for the shoe laces, another great alternative is burlap string if you don’t have floss.

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Using a sponge dauber, I distressed the edges of all layers with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I applied foam tabs to the shoes, bib, and focal layer (striped paper panel) to create depth. The buttons are from Stampin’Up! (not sure if they still sell them, I purchased mine years ago). I used three strands of floss per button for the button’s bows. I purchased the charm and safety pin from Michael’s years ago. I used the Evolution cutting system to cut the die cuts.

I’ll be back soon, until next time .  .  .

Jerri Siggy2





Products Used:

Paper:  Crate Paper; Coredinations Colorcore Card Stock – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ribbon: Seam Binding, -The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Dies:  Marianne Dies  (My First Sneakers and Baby Bib) – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories:  Foam SquaresBurlap StringBow Easy OriginalGlue Dots, Daubers, Antique Linen Distress Ink– Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Stampin’ Up! Buttons, Safety Pin, Charm, Zip-Dry Adhesive, Genesis Paper Trimmer, Evolution Die Cutting Machines

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Jan 25 2017

Rustic Birdhouse

Hi there sweet friends! Today I have a parchment card to share. I designed this card last September for a parchment craft magazine in the United Kingdom. I sent it over to the editor in October and didn’t have time to get pictures of it before submission. I recently received it back and set aside some time to get it photographed.

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I named the card “Rustic Birdhouse”.

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I painted the design with Pergamano pintura acrylic paints.


The card is published in the January issue of Parchment Craft magazine, a UK publication. The pattern and instructions are included.

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Because it’s somewhat challenging to photograph a parchment card and get accurate colors and see the delicate beauty of the craft, I’ve scanned the card to better portray the true colors and parchment work.

If you’re interested in learning parchment craft or  know some of the basics, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. I do sell the Pergamano supplies at A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I so enjoy your visits and hearing from you. Many hugs!!Jerri Siggy3

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Jan 20 2017

Emma’s Garden

Published by under Projects in General

This is a departure from my usual parchment/paper craft blog posts. As a crafter, I love most all crafts. My great-grandmother taught me embroidery when I was 11 years old. She taught me several stitches, i.e., satin stitch, daisy stitch, straight stitch, back stitch, french knots, etc. I loved sewing pillow cases and dresser scarves. My grandmother would take the pieces after I had finished the embroidery and she would crochet the edges. I still have many of those pillow cases nearly five decades later. In my mid-20’s I was living in New Orleans while my husband was in school. A friend saw some of my embroidery work and asked if I also did counted cross stitch. I’d never heard of it. She took me to a small cross stitch shop and introduced me to counted cross stitch – I was hooked.  I learned counted cross stitch sewing on Aida cloth and within a year moved on to linen fabrics.

I want to share a design I’ve recently stitched. The pattern is from the late Mary Leavitt-Imblum of Lavender & Lace (www.tiag.com) entitled “Emma’s Garden”. I’ve included within the flowers small bumble bees which are not a part of the pattern. The bumble bees are from a pattern designed by Lorna Bateman and can be found here on Lorna’s site (http://www.lornabatemanembroidery.com).

I haven’t framed the completed design yet. I want to keep the framing simple, most probably something very similar to what is shown on the picture that comes with the pattern. I bleached the fabric to get the linen a creamy yellow shown in the upper portion of the design, the lower portion is the actual color of the fabric.
I love insects in nature and try to incorporate them in whatever I am working, be it cards, parchment or sewing. I love these sweet bumble bees.
I purchased a Lorna Batement pattern that had bumble bees throughout the lavender flowers on the pattern. I adore the little bees and decided to incorporate them into this pattern. If you love to sew, I would suggest checking out Lorna’s site, (http://www.lornabatemanembroidery.com), she has many beautiful embroidery patterns available.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I so enjoy your visits and hearing from you. Many hugs!!Jerri Siggy3

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