Wednesday, December 21, 2022

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - Winter


Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! We have created wintry projects to share with you today - snow, sleds and mittens are sure to be found in our lineup. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Winter is my favorite time of year to stitch. Stitching on cards has become popular! Here's a project that doesn't require special dies. I'll share some projects, then a snapshot of the template I used at the end.

I love using satin embroidery floss. It's shiny and doesn't "fuzz". Also used some fancy metallic thread I found in my stash. The Stitched Rectangle dies were perfect for this project! The sentiment is from Treasured Kindness, stamped on a strip with banner cut ends.

I pierced several panels and played with colors. The samples below are ready for sentiments! It might even be fun to add a die cut word.

This card will be for my nephew's birthday. He likes red and black. 

Used two strands of regular floss on this card, and metallic thread.

Just one strand of regular floss was used on this pool party card.

Cased these cards from Laura Bassen. She has other samples and a wonderful video here.

Instead of using a ruler and tic marks I used graph paper. I drew lines of the pattern, then pierced only the stitching holes. Once you have a panel pierced you can use that panel as a template. Here's my graph paper worksheet:

This is fun and pretty quick. It's a great project to have on hand as you travel through the woods to Grandmother's house, or take on a flight. Just pre-pierce panels and pack a needle, needle threader, floss, and small scissors. Hope you give it a try!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← ← You are here
  4. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ


  1. Oh my! Sheryl this is so pretty! I love the look and mixed art. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Oh Sheryl these are gorgeous. You have inspired me to go through my stitching supplies! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Renae! I'd love to see what you make!

  3. Oh wow!! What neat cards!

  4. You are such a masterful artist-slash-mathematician, and I love that! These cards are beautiful! I love the technique!

  5. I can't wait to try this. I've "sewn" on cards before, but always with a special die. I love that you figured out a way to do it with out dies. Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I had to 'pin' this because I love the design and love to stitch on paper. Thanks for the inspiration!!