CASE-ing the Catty #221 – Needlepoint Nook

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Welcome, welcome to this week’s Case-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge crew blog hop! There is TONS of inspiration in tonight’s hop as we are caseing my absolute favourite suite from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalogue, Needlepoint Nook.

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I’ll admit I didn’t really give this suite much of a look at first, which is a little odd since I am a sewer (although I get so little time to indulge that particular crafty pursuit these days/years). The colours in the DSP and the patterns are what really sucked me in, though, and then I paid more attention to all the stunning projects people were making with the stamps and dies and then I just knew I had to have it. And the whole suite really is stunning!

My card this week started off as a CASE of the green card in the above image. I loved the strips of paper pieced across the card front. They reminded me of pieces of a quilt, which was a flash of inspiration which led to this card.


The first quilts I ever made (like the mini one in these photos) were just pieced together squares of beauitful fabrics. I re-created that look with small squares of all the patterns from the Needlepoint Nook DSP.


This card was a million times easier to put together than a fabric quilt, though, as using the smallest of the square Stitched Shape Framelits made cutting all the little squares super quick and then they perfectly nestled together. Anyone who has hand cut fabric and then pieced it together knows it’s not quite as straightforward as that (or maybe I’m just terrible at keeping everything straight??)


So don’t look too closely at my little quilt in the background! But the patterns and colours of the DSP really reminded me of this little guy. I used one of each of the 12 patterns from the DSP and happily, they fit together very neatly on a standard card base and mat. When you use all the patterns together like this you can see how beautifully the whole collection works together.


The front sentiment is stamped on a Pretty Label Punch which is also embossed with the coordinating stitching surround from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits – if you buy this suite don’t forget the label punch if you don’t already have it because it ties in perfectly. A couple of flowers and leaves from the Needle & Thread stamps and cut with the dies, and although you can’t see it well here the vellum circle at the back is embossed with the large stitching panel from Needlepoint Elements, which features on this card as well.


This card is a straight up CASE of the card in the top right corner of the catalogue image above, using both sides of my favourite paper from this collection and a square of Balmy Blue.


This large die makes an embroidered looking imprint and it is just stunning. I love the way this card design really shows it off by putting it right in the front. There are so many gorgeous stitched elements in the SU! range now and they really do make for a beautiful textural touch on cards and other projects. And they make me a little nostalgic for the hours of peaceful, patient sewing I used to be able to indulge in.


Hop on over next to see Michelle’s fabulous card (featuring my favourite colour!) and then keep on hopping along to see the whole crew’s CASEd projects.


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6 thoughts on “CASE-ing the Catty #221 – Needlepoint Nook

  1. Julia Quinn

    These are truly stunning. Love the little patchwork card! And so brilliant in showing off the the gorgeousness of the DSP. Beautiful CASEING.

  2. Wow – your patchwork card is absolutely stunning, showcases the DSP perfectly, and is actually a beautiful example of what scraps could be tuned into if you had leftovers. Just gorgeous 🙂

  3. Pingback: CTC221: Needlepoint Nook Pages – Lauren Meiklejohn

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