Monday, March 10, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

We are wrapping up this years soccer season this coming Saturday and jumping right into baseball season...we are all so excited!  Baseball season means lots of time outside playing catch, running around and just having fun!  It's so much fun to watch my boys  and their teammates improve with each season.
I always like to kick off a new season of baseball with a special little treat for my boys.  When I saw the latest challenge over at The Friday Mashup I was totally inspired to create a fun card to go along with their treats this year.
The Mashup Challenge is to create a masculine project with stitching/sewing.  While I have zero ability to sew, I can create some fun faux stitching on paper!

Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Night of Navy, Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink ~ Night of Navy, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker
Stamp Set ~ Hip Notes
Other Supplies ~ 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Chevron Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Houndstooth Embossing Folder
To create the "stitched" look on the baseball, I used my Paper Piercing Tool to create a pierce mark at the end of each "V" on the stitching.  To add to the baseball theme, I crumpled up the Baked Brown Sugar paper, sponged it and added pierced around the edges to give it the look of an old worn baseball glove.
And as always, Happy Stamping!


  1. Oh this is SO adorable Bree! You are so creative!

  2. What cute details! I love the striped paper, reminds me of popcorn. :) The stitching, the crumpled paper... perfect! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  3. This came out great.. I love your stitching it's perfect for a Guy card. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  4. These are awesome, what a great thing to make for the kids! You're stitching is just awesome, love it!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. Ohmygosh, I spent several minutes today admiring this card on the winners post of the Friday Mashup today, and since it was on my phone I never even realized it was by you, this is AWESOME, congrats on a much-deserved win, woot woot!