Feb 02 2010

JustRite Garden Tour 2 Blog Hop

Welcome to JustRite’s Garden Tour 2 Blog Hop— but I used a sewing set!!! 


And I couldn’t be any more tickled with a new set than I am with Stitched with Love by JustRite Stampers  – I LOVE this set and have *sew* many ideas swarming in my head.  I just can’t wait to find time to get them all made up.  But for today, here’s my first project made with Stitched with Love:


I altered a round purchased box to create a sewing box reminiscent of vintage sewing boxes, and made a card to coordinate in the event I give this as a gift.  Stitched with Love has 6 Centers and 6 Borders all with a sewing theme.  They fit the 2 3/8″ Round Wood Stamper.  I only used one of the Center/Border combinations today but have ideas galore for the rest.  This set is certain to get a lot of use in my stamp room!!!  Here’s a look at the box before I altered it:


Certainly a nice box that could serve many purposes as is – but, I couldn’t leave well enough alone — you all know how that goes!  I picked it up on sale a year or two ago from Michaels.  Here’s how the box top looks after alterations were complete:


What I did was really quite simple, but totally transformed the box to a very feminine, vintage piece.  I stamped the image from Stitched with Love using Memento Rich Cocoa Ink on cream colored cardstock, coloring my spool with Copics.  For layering I used SU Blush Blossom and Prism Birchtone Medium


My double bow on top was made with the Bow Easy of Champagne Silk Ribbon.  The flowers with pearls are by Offray from Michaels.  And here’s a side view of the box top to show you that detail:


The Crochet Lace was adhered with red sticky tape.  I first ran a gathering stitch through the top of the lace on the sewing machine and just pulled up the gathers to fit as I glued it around the rim.  I then ran another layer of red sticky tape above the lace and ran my Velvet Zig Zag ribbon in pink around the rim as well.  I just crossed the tails and covered with another Offray flower.  All my bows and flowers are glued on using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue from Wal-Mart.  I use just a tad bit of a glue dot to hold my tail ends in shape.  Now here’s the card:


It’s a standard A-2 size and I made it to coordinate with the sewing box.  The DP used on the card is an amazingly close match to the purchased box, and that was purely a stroke of luck!  The DP is by Crafty Secrets, I think from their Classic Heartwarming Vintage Pad.  My Flourish Accent die cut on top is by Spellbinders, as are the Petite Circle Nestabilities I used to cut and emboss the focal images.


Just a closer peek at the focal image on the card. Kaiser Pearls were used on the Flourish Accent.  Such a fun project to do!!!

This new set was my inspiration for this project.  Stitched with Love by JustRite will be available to order on February 5.  The full set will be revealed on Wednesday (tomorrow) on the JustRite Blog, so be sure to check in then!  It requires the 2 3/8″ Wood Stamper and all the centers and borders are interchangeable, giving you a ton of options with this fun sewing set!  I’ll be using it a lot, so stay tuned!!!

Check out all the gorgeous samples the JustRite Design Team has made for this Garden Tour 2 Blog Hop:

JustRite Inspiration Blog
Becca Feeken
Kellie Fortin 
Sharon Harnist
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Michele Kovack
Michelle Wooderson
Sharon Johnson
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram



JustRite Stampers has this new set, Stitched with Love, available to order on February 5, along with the other February releases.  Be sure to check out all the links above to see the sets and samples made with them and be sure to check out the JustRite Blog daily as they reveal the new sets in their entirety.

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store carries these items used on today’s project:  All ribbons used (Silk, Crochet Lace and Velvet Zig Zag), the Bow Easy and all Spellbinders Products used (Petite Circle Nestabilities (4 pack) and Flourish Accents),  and all ink used (Memento for image and Versafine for borders) and Kaiser Pearls.


Thank you so much for stopping in today — hope you either have already, or can, take the time to HOP to all links above to see some GREAT samples that will surely inspire you!  Thanks much — see you soon!

50 responses so far

50 Responses to “JustRite Garden Tour 2 Blog Hop”

  1. Absolutely exquisite, Sharon!! LOVE how you altered this box and made it a piece of artwork! The card is exceptional, too — LOVE the soft peach and cream theme here!

  2. SueB says:

    Oh gracious me! This is so luscious and gorgeous.

  3. Debi from Medina, OH says:

    What a wonderful idea! It is beautiful enough to keep on display, and small enough to hold all the various supplied needed to do your mending. I now know what I will do for my mother for Morther’s Day. Thank you, thank you, thank you. As we get older, I have such a difficult time trying to decide what to get or make for her for the holidays…one less one to think about!

    God Bless,

  4. Rebekka says:

    OMG….This is stunning, gorgeous colors, gorgeous details.

  5. Sandra says:

    Are you sure that you don’t want to move to Florida???? the house across the street from me is empty. that way I could be a stalker for real instead of just your blog!!! WOW!!! everytime I want to make something, I start here!!

    Thanks for the continued inspiration.

  6. Darlene says:

    Sharon, I love this whole project – the feminine vintage feel – gorgeous. Wow this new Justrite set is going to be a must for me and I can’t wait to see the rest of it.

  7. Oh My Goodness! What a work of art. You could not have selected prettier embellishments for this gorgeous creation! Stunning! I can’t wait to get this set!

  8. Christy Farneth-Kerr says:

    Very Clever !! What a gorgeous set 🙂

  9. Diane Jaquay says:

    Oh my, this is over the top GORGEOUS!!!

  10. Heidi Karpen says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon- so pretty and feminine!

  11. Rosie Waldt says:

    Sharon, this is just gorgeous, the colors, design and also the card to match. Gave me an idea of what to do with a box I have that I also got on sale and have never given to anyone – yours is very exquisite.

  12. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    Sharon, this is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous image and set, and I love all you did with it! Love your work!

  13. Pati says:

    Beautiful Sharon! Great example on how a few simple alterations can make something go from ok cute & handy to beautiful!

  14. AndreaA says:

    Oh my goodnes!!!!!!
    I love love love everything about this.
    I really need this set.
    Beautiful box
    Beautiful card an
    Beautiful colors (my favorite)

  15. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, my mouth fell open when I saw this. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft colors and everything about it. Truly beautiful!!!


  16. Eva says:

    Oh my goodness…this is sooooo very dreamy and stunning and gorgeous!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! And I am in love with this new set coming out!!!! Must have for sure!!!

  17. WOW!!! Sharon this is absolutely jaw dropping GORGEOUS!!! Very elegant and I LOVE the vintage look!! I love the soft colors! The lace and the ribbon are so Beautiful!

  18. Shery says:

    love the card and the simple colors

  19. Just GORGEOUS!! So elegant… I always love your work!!

  20. Angela says:

    WOW!! I just don’t have any words to describe how beautiful this is. Totally amazing.

  21. Bev J. says:

    Truly gorgeous-no one does elegant better than you! tfs

  22. Linda says:

    Oh Sharon, too gorgeous for words. I love this set of stamps. I am going to have to have them. Both of my grandparents and my mother were all seamtrist. This will be so gorgeous with their scrapbook pages I am now working on. Thnaks for sharing with us your wonderful talent.

  23. barb schram says:

    The colors are so warm and soothing! Gorgeous, the lace and detail are to die for! The flower and pearl accents are perfect! Such a great gift, Sharon!

  24. OMGosh these are incredible!!!! I love the vintage feel of your projects and accented so beautifully with ribbon, lace, pearls and flowers!!!! Oh so very elegant!!!!

  25. Carol C says:

    Three words… Beautiful, Gorgeous, Stunning.

  26. Oh my stars … this is just GORGEOUS Sharon! You know my love for vintage and this just takes my breath away!! Great idea and beautiful creation!!

  27. Peggy says:

    This decorated sewing box and card are just gorgeous. Love your creations and the new JR stamps. God bless!

  28. Becca Feeken says:

    Sharon, you outdid yourself on this girl!! This is a perfect use of this new set! Love how soft and feminine everything looks!

  29. These are gorgeous…….I will have to case these beauty’s for sure……I love them….

  30. Amazing box, Sharon! Your attention to detail and ability to create such gorgeous gifts is enviable. Love it!

  31. Leigh says:

    Oh my goodness Sharon, what an absolutely stunning box and card. So very pretty.

  32. ChristineZ says:

    Holy moley, this is gorgeous, Sharon!

  33. Michele says:

    WOW! This is breathtaking!!!! Beautiful job!

  34. Marilyn says:



  35. Amy Johnson says:

    Oh wow! This is fabulous! I love both the card and the box. I haven’t seen this new set yet. I will definately be buying this one!

  36. Claire says:

    You are amazing!!! I love your inspiration! It is so pretty and soft…love the gift idea and a matching card too! Great job and thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Hugz…

  37. Deb Saaranen says:

    Wow– over the top gorgeous Sharon! This is exquisite!

  38. Elaine says:

    Oh my gosh; this is gorgeous!!! Great color scheme and the bows and lace are lovely!!!

  39. Be still, my soul! The box and card are so, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  40. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my word, Sharon, this is breathtakingly beautiful! I’ve never seen anything so gorgeous in my life . . . it’s absolutely stunning and I’m absolutely casing you girl! Just over-the-top exquisite! I see I’m going to have to make a trip to Michael’s to see what I can find to alter . . . LOL! And since you gave these fabulous directions, I think even I (who never reads) can figure this out by looking at the pictures . . . bwahahahahahahaha!! Thanks for keeping us so inspired!

  41. Barbara says:

    Gorgeous!! Everything you used goes together magnificently

  42. […] JustRite set Stitched with Love – and I LOVE that set.  I used it on my last post to create a vinatge sewing box and card, and now today to create this much more contemporary photo frame.  LOVE the versatility of this […]

  43. Kathy W says:

    The box and card are beautiful! I love altering boxes; this one is so soft and vintage. Thanks for the tip of using the red line tape to adhere the trim.

  44. Rose Ann says:

    Oh gosh…everything looks stunning, Sharon!!

  45. […] 3/8″ Round Stamper that sells for $10.95.  You may see samples I’ve done with this set here and here.  Email me at [email protected] to order.  I do have all other new releases as well!  They can be […]

  46. […] This set is sure to get a lot of use in my stamp room!  I’ve made other projects with it here and […]

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  48. Kathy P says:

    WOW!!! These are beyond beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  49. Sonya says:

    OMG! How elegant & beautiful! These are by far my favorite of all and now I am done considering this stamp set, I MUST now buy it for sure!!!

  50. […] An altered box from Michaels and card using May Arts silk, lace and velvet zig zag ribbon.  Stamps are JustRite Stitched with Love.  See more here. […]

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