Sunday, 4 September 2016

ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop -

Welcome to the ESAD Holiday hop. 
You may have hopped across from the 
delightful Andrea Buckland.
It is so exciting wondering what everyone will
be using from the Holiday Catalogue
Now onto what I have used...
The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit
and used the Stitched with Cheer stampset.

If you love stitching this is the kit for you to get.
I had fun making the cards.

Stitched the trees onto the card and then added a piece of extra card inside
so you don't see the messy threads!

So here are the other pics 
 Wanted to show you a close up of the stitching - so easy to do
The stars are stamped with Emerald Envy - one of this years new In Colors.

Some handy hints when making the cards:

1. When I started  the stitching I stuck the end of the thread down on the card with a piece of sticky tape.
2. As I threaded through  the holes I made sure that I had firm tension by pressing my finger onto the thread after I had pulled it through the hole.
3. The needle threader was great which I used with the gold baker's twine on two of the cards.
4. With the Peace and Happiness card had to use the white and gold bakers twine - I wetted the end so that it would feed through the eye of the needle - I found it too thick to use with the needle threader.
There are some great tips on the inside of the instruction sheet together with instructions for all three cards.

What extra product do you need to make these cards:

- Stitched with Cheer stamp set
- Emerald Envy Classic Ink pad
- Basic Black Archival Ink pad
- Mini Glue Dots
- Stampin' Dimensionals
 -Tear & Tape adhesive

Now on the hop is Renee Lynch and I am wondering if 
crumbcake cardstock is involved in the making of her card...

You can either click on the names 
or on the arrows below which will take you on. 


  1. nice cards Maree .. havent played with this kit yet

  2. Great idea to feature a project kit. Love what you have made. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop

  3. Great to see the kit in action Maree. I'm loving that stamp set at the moment to use just on cards outside of the kit. Well done.

  4. Lovely to see the kit. Great projects.

  5. awesome that you featured a kit this is great :-)

    1. Thanks Nicole I love stitching so thought I would show it off.

  6. For some reason I often skip over the kits, but I really shouldn't as these are great cards! Thanks for taking part in the hop

  7. I love this kit - such great cards.

  8. Its great to see a kit featured. Just beautiful.

  9. Lovely cards Maree, did you enjoy the stitching

  10. Love them. Now you've tempted me to get this. Oh well...add it to the list!

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  12. I'm usually not in to stitch work, but this kit has changed my mind! Thanks for sharing these nice cards.

    1. I am glad I changed your mind they are great to do.

  13. I love kits and this one is just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks it is a great kit and would be a good class kit

  14. Thanks for sharing, I am always a bit weary of buying the kits, its great to see them in action.

  15. I'm really looking forward to doing this kit - it looks like fun! Thanks for sharing Maree x

  16. Thanks for showing the made up cards Maree and sharing your tips! Kelly x

  17. Thanks kelly I enjoyed making them and hoping to run a class with them.