Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Pincushion Cards and a Tutorial

The Pincushion line is fabulous for almost any occasion. Be sure to take a peek at all the cards and you will see the versatility in the colors!

Gabrielle has created a wonderful tutorial for you today on her Pincushion Thank-you Card.

Do you like tutorials? Leave us a comment below and let us know.

Pincushion Thank-you Card by Gabrielle Pollacco

I just love all the beautiful sewing and stitchery designs in the new Pincusion collection so I thought for my first card using this lovely paper I would do a gather paper technique that is reminiscent of gathered fabric.  Sometimes it is easier to show how a technique is done that it is to explain it, so I made up a video tutorial showing the making of this card from start to finish (see below after the close-up).

I combined the Pincushion patterned paper with some Bo Bunny Double Dot cardstock (Tutu) and added in some stamping and coordinating embellishments to create this page.  Here is a full step by step tutorial so you can 'watch the process'. 

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Polka Dot Pattern, Tailored/Pincushion
Cardstock: Tutu, Clover/Double Dot
6x6 Paper Pad: Pincushion (green plaid)
Buttons: Pincushion
Noteworthy: Pincushion
Stamps: You're Invited, Distress Textures, Powder Mountain (script)

Love You Card by Gabrielle Pollacco

For my second card I thought I would play up the black and whites with one accent color, in this case aqua.  I used Ocean Double dot paper  along with stickers from the Pincushion collection.

I used some of the lovely Bo Bunny flowers to accent this card.  These ready made coordinating blooms make putting a project together so quick and easy.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Pincushion, Sew Fun/Pincusion
Cardstock: Ocean Double Dot
Stickers: Pincusion Combo Stickers
Flowers: Bouquet/Denim Blue, Zinnia/Denim Blue

Handmade Buttons card by Romy Veul

On this card I focused on the beautiful peach and orange papers of the Pincushion collection. I thought they would make a great girly and romantic card.

Isn't this button card just way too cute? I stapled a chipboard label holder and heart upon the button card from the 'Layered Chipboard' package to make the button card stand out a little more. I also used dies to further embellish my card.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned paper: Pincushion/ Pincushion
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Pincushion
Chipboard: Pincushion 12x12 Chipboard, Pincushion Layered Chipboard Stickers

Heart Banner Card by Romy Veul

My second card is actually rather simple. I wanted to use the beautiful chipboard banners on this card and found that they actually shined the most by keeping the my design rather simple.

I attached the heart banner on top of the flag banner for some extra dimension. Some of the hearts are decorated with pearls and glitter glue for a glittery touch. I also added a few punched butterflies to my card.
My sentiment is stamped with the beautiful 'You're invited' stamps.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Seamstress, Backstitch/ Pincushion
6x6 Paper Pad: Pincushion
Chipboard: Pincushion 12x12 Chipboard
Large Stamps: You're Invited Stamps


  1. I truly adore your gorgeous vintage cards, Gabi :)

  2. Gorgeous cards, beautiful creativity! Thank you Gabrielle for the wonderful tutorial!

  3. Romy, your cards always leave me inspired to create! Both of them are so beautiful and really show up the gorgeousness of the Pincushion collection! xo xo

  4. I love Gabrielles tutorials! Thanks for puting one up again.

  5. Gabrielle's video is one of the best I've ever seen! I love watching her just create, without words, and the music was very catchy. Great views, I actually GET how to do this! Thanks so much! And Romy's cards are gorgeous as well!!! So much inspiration in today's post!

  6. I LOVE TUTORIALS!! I love watching how things are done and love hearing tips, tricks and supplies for projects.. (and you get to re~watch them at your leisure too) L.r. Smith on fb