Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stamp A Faire Threads Challenge


Another technique new to me from this year's Stamp A Faire from PaperTrey Ink is the use of "thread nests".  They are very cute and do look like little bird's nests.  The best thread to use for this technique is thread right off the spool, because it curls so nicely.  Here is a link to the videos that showcase the use of the thread nests:

There are two videos--the first shows how to make the thread nests.  Thank you, Laura!  and the second video showcases using twine on cards.  Thank you, Danielle!

I used a combination of the techniques on the card above.  What goes best with thread?  Buttons!  I used a different window card this time.  There are three small window circles along the edge of the card.  I filled the circle areas with thread nests and antique buttons.
   The other side of the card features Anna Griffin paper, a Tim Holtz sewing room die, and a Paper Trey Ink button card die and stamp  (I love this set of stamps and dies!)

I used rather heavy twine, and it was hard to lay down.  I used glue dots beneath the buttons and a bit of Glossy Accents to hold down the twine, but this twine is hard to grab with the Glossy Accents.  It took a lot of patience, and if I do give this card to someone (can't really be mailed because of the bulk) I will have to secure the twine better.

I am really enjoying the Stamp a Faire videos today!


  1. I enjoyed this idea of thread nests you used on this card. They are so pretty with your antique buttons and layered sewing items. Thank you for sharing your cards for this event, I really do miss connecting with you through your blog. Stay safe, and have a wonderful "rest of the summer". Fall is just around the corner!

  2. Love the cutouts on the front to expose the buttons attached to the inside!