Number 1 Dad

Happy Thursday!
We are excited to start a new challenge for you today over on the Meljen's Designs challenge blog!  This weeks challenge is Sew Perfect...oh what fun!!  I love sewing on my cards.  Took me a little while to try that out, was scared to screw it all up.  But once I got all the settings right I've been sewing every card in sight!! Lol :)

I went a little sew-crazy for my card's just fun!
I'm in full on Father's Day card mode so this Number One Dad image was perfect to use today!  I paired it with kind of manly paper...that seems to be lacking in my paper collection, so I struggle sometimes with getting papers right for my cards.  But I thought this pattern worked well.  Colored in the image with my colored pencils and then got to sewing!

I sewed around all the edges and did a zig-zag stitch down the side.  Then decided to follow the stitched line that was around the image with my machine.  I ended up hand cranking the needle through the whole outline because I wanted to be sure it was lined up correctly.  It turned out super cute!  I just love the extra fun that the stitching adds!

To finish it all off, I made up a few coordinating buttons and tied some twine through them.  Perfect for dad!!

So go check out the Meljen's Designs Challenge and then join in the fun!!!
Oh and be sure to check out the Store as well!  Melissa has started a sale from now until July 4 for 50% off everything!!!  So if you need to get your Meljen's fix, now is a great time to load up!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Charisma Cardz #12-Father's Day
    Color Me Creative #93-Father's Day/Boy Stuff
    Fab n Funky #219-Father's Day
    Retro Sketches #117
    Ruby's Rainbow #80-One for the Boys
    Simon Says Stamp-Father's Day/Masculine
    Totally Gorjuss #238-Stitching
    Word Art Wednesday #135-Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by! <3


  1. This is an amazing Father's Day card! I love the different colors and patterns. So pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

  2. What a work of art the stitching surely ties it all together.It is delightful for us to see such creative art. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is an amazing card! Love all your stitching...definitely added the perfect touch. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at WAW this week. We LOVE having your artwork showcased there. Thank you so much! Blessings on your week.
    Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

  4. This is lovely, Emily. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing your talents with us this week. It's always SUCH a blessing to have you play along, and I hope you will stop by again soon,
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Cool card, Emily, I love the bright sweet colours!

  6. A great card and I love the fab image and great colours.

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz and good luck.

    Hugs Sarahxx