Friday, 19 April 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Needlepoint Nook

Hello everyone and welcome to another Artisan Design Team blog hop. This month we've had the opportunity to play with the products from the Needlepoint Nook Suite, particularly the Needle & Thread Stamp Set and the Needlepoint Element Framelits Dies.

When I sat down to play with these products I immediately knew I wanted to create a home decor item and it didn't take too long for me to decide to go with this project.

When creating this I really wanted the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper to look like it was actually an embroidered piece of fabric, particularly as this pattern is photographic imagery of actual hand-stitched embroidery, so I had to experiment a little to work out how to mount the DSP on to the embroidery hoop. Do not fret, no beautiful Designer Series Paper was harmed in these experiments, only once I was successful at mounting a sheet of plain copy paper did I then attempt to mount the

Of course I had to include some die-cut stitching in this project so the Stitched Rectangle Framelits were the obvious choice for the centre panel and I used a bit of masking and the Make a Difference Stamp Set to alter the "People like you make the world a better place" sentiment from Needle & Thread.

I absolutely love how the Distinktive images of the stitched flowers look like actual embroidered flowers although I have to admit I did have to practice a little to get an image I was happy with. My tip for using Distinktive Photopolymer stamps is to make sure your ink pad isn't too juicy (a quick dab with some paper towel is an easy way to remove excess ink) and make sure you put a foam mat under your cardstock before stamping (the one that comes with the Stamparatus is perfect).

You can also see in this close up pic that I also included the some of the teeny tiny Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons. Aren't they the cutest?

Enjoy the rest of the hop, I can guarantee you are going to love all the projects that my fellow Artisans have created. Next up is my beautiful friend, Angela Meiritz-Reid.

Happy stamping

- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Needle & Thread, Make a Difference
Card: Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Old Olive, Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
Ink: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Highland Heather, Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink
Accessories & Tools: Needlepoint Elements Framelits, Stitched Rectangle
 Framelits, Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Old Olive Linen Thread, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon


  1. How awesome Tanya!
    I love this idea with the frame, that's perfect home decor!

  2. This is just jaw-dropping gorgeous! You are so clever!

  3. Stunning project Tan, the frame is such a great idea x

  4. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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