You know that question ALL scrappers have to eventually answer? You KNOW the one..."What product can you NOT live without?" I've answered that question differently each time it has been posed to me: I HAVE TO have patterned paper...WAIT! HOW would I create without chipboard...NO! I'd stop breathing without letter stickers!" But, when I took the time to REALLY analyze which product I reach for most I discovered that it's... embroidery floss. I've come to realize that I'm addicted to sewing on my projects. I have SOME stitching on 95% of my creations! I LOVE adding stitching to a page in an unusual way... like stitching my title down. And, I've been trying to figure out for over a YEAR now HOW to stitch my Buzz and Bloom chipboard to my projects! It's just SOO thick which is great when I want to wet or burn it...it stands up to whatever. That's not so great when I want to stick a needle through ALL THOSE LAYERS! Well, I was finally blessed with the answer and my inspiration came from this little guy...
That CB Butterfly is one of the newest BUZZ AND BLOOM chipboard embellishments. I love them soo much that I included them in this month's kit! But, it was the HOLES in the CB Butterfly that inspired me to do this
I punched holes in my title using my Crop-A-Dile... which I've owned for like 50 years and I should have figured out how to do this a LOOONG time ago (but we're not gonna focus on the negative!) So, I chose my title and punch holes in my CB THAT 70S ALPHABET. After all that work, I couldn't just leave them raw so I painted them and ended up with this
A word of advice to you when you try this technique: wait until your paint dries before you start working with your chipboard! If you look closely, you can see a few spots of paint on my page...I'm kinda impatient when I'm creating! I glued the title down.
Then, I stitched it down!
I finished off my title with the VETTE LOWERCASE CHIPBOARD ALPHABET, and one of my FAVE BUZZ AND BLOOM products (I say THAT a lot!), a POINTER SWIRLY SNAIL. If you decide to try this, share it in our Flickr group or on Facebook!