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    Peggy
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      Welcome to the August Card Challenge!
      This month, the theme is “stitches”. You can use your sewing machine, or just a thread and needle to make your card. No thread or needle? No worries – why not take out your gel pen and use Swirly Member Rae’s faux stitches technique? Just as long as I see something having to do with stitches, it counts!!!
      While the use of your Swirly stuff is encouraged (what a great way to use your leftovers!), it’s not a requirement; you may use whatever you have laying around. We only ask that you do not use materials from another kit club. And yes, you may enter as many times as you wish.
      The challenge will run from the 1st through the last day of the month.
      The winner each month with be chosen at random…..so even if you’re not an expert card maker you can still win. The winner with receive one of the cards that I have made for the month.

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      #463618
      Peggy
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        I’ve made a few cards to illustrate ways you can follow this month’s theme.

        I’ve created a fancy-ish border with my sewing machine. How easy is this – and it was done in less than a minute!

        Another quick and easy use of “stitches”: I simply ran the needle through the center of the pearls twice and left a good length of thread on either end.

        Faux stitching – it looks so real! I used a tracing wheel to make the holes, then made my “stitches” with a gel pen. If you don’t own a tracing wheel, a craft pick or heavy needle will do the job. (Pssst!!! This card, featuring a garden fairy, is doing double duty! Check out this month’s ATF Challenge!)
        I can’t wait to see all of the gorgeous cards that you make this month!!!!

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        #463624
        Merrihew
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          Love your cards, Peggy! Great challenge! It has been awhile since I stitched on anything! Time to break out the sewing machine!

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          Kimberly
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            Awesome cards Peggy!

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              Beautiful cards Peggy!

              #463664
              Peggy
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                Thanks ladies!!!!!!
                I do hope I’ve inspired you to make some cards of your own!!!

                A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

                #463677
                Bec
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                  Beautiful cards Peggy. I love the purple and black together ❤

                  #463810
                  StephD
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                    Beautiful cards Peggy! I use to always do stitching on my cards but for some reason I stopped doing this, I must try this out again for this challenge.

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                    #463877
                    Peggy
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                      So. Who’s been working on her cards?

                      A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

                      #464075
                      Peggy
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                        Just a reminder – this Challenge ends on Thursday.
                        The winner will be picked at random, so the more entries the better!!!!

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                        #464091
                        StephD
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                          Here’s one from me
                          card

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                          #464140
                          StephD
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                            Here are a couple more cards that may not qualify for this challenge as I made them a few years ago. I just wanted to show how I use to always do my stitching as well as doing the inside of my cards. Now I just leave thm blank inside.
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                            #464144
                            Peggy
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                              Here’s one from me
                              card

                              Love the layering and beautiful soft colors!
                              (And your other cards are just adorable!)

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                              A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

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                              Peggy
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                                This Challenge is closed.
                                I’ll post the winner later today.

                                A clean house is the sign of a lazy scrapper.

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                                Peggy
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                                  Congratulations, Steph!!!!
                                  Please send me your address via FB Messenger & I’ll get a card out to you!
                                  And thanks so much for your beautiful entry!!!

                                  I can’t wait to see what you all make for The Men in Your Lives for September!!

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