Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I’ve been a paper crafter for a very long time, but any stitching you may have seen on my projects was done by my mom with her machine. I have no idea how to sew; at least, that was the case before I got the Stitch Happy and spent time watching the YouTube instructional videos. I may still be a beginner, but this machine made my latest layout extra special:

Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

How adorable are these scallop-stitched journaling lines? It’s a simple technique, but great for this novice sewer. In no time at all I added texture and whimsy to my layout while giving the journaling that special “something”.

Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

The machine was oh-so-easy to thread with this lovely Sew Happy pink thread. I love the thickness of the thread, which helped to make my scallops stand out from the background patterned paper.

Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I will share a lesson that I learned since I can’t possibly be the only beginner out there, right? I wanted the scallops to face the way that you see here, but I assembled the rest of my page before sewing. That means that the top of my layout, with all those layers, needed to flex under the arm of the machine in order for my stitching to go where I wanted it. Had my layers been more stiff, it could have been a problem, but I lucked out. Next time, if I’m being picky about the orientation of the scallops, I’ll stitch first and assemble later.

Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I’m feeling pretty good about my first attempt at machine stitching on a layout, and it’s all thanks to the Stitch Happy! As beginner friendly as this machine is, I don’t think I’ll get bored of using it as my skills increase. I can’t wait to learn more!

Stitch Happy Scrapbook Page by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Thread Pink

Stitch Happy Foot Pedal

Handmade Cards with the Stitch Happy

Hello and welcome, Chantalle with you today! I’d love to share some cards I have created with the help of my amazing new Stitch Happy Sewing Machine. Gone are my days of adding stitching detail by hand to get a bolder effect. Being able to sew with multimedia threads like baker’s twine is a serious game changer!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve used the Stitch Happy Card Kit, and added stitching to create different effects on these three cards.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The kit contains 61 pieces in all… Ten cards with envelopes and 35 pieces of ephemera – Plenty to create gorgeous layered cards! I love adding stitching to my projects as it just adds that touch of texture and detail. You can imagine my excitement when I saw that the multimedia threads came in metallic options – AH-MAZING!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

This birthday card has a sweet mini banner as an embellishment across the front.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I started out with the sea green/aqua watermark print card and ran it through my Evolution Advanced with a stitched heart embossing folder by Amy Tangerine. I’ve chosen to use a landscape orientation for this one so my banner could have a bit more space to spread out across the front. I then chose some felt circles and cardstock heart die cuts from the Stitch Happy Card Kit and after layering them, I ran them through the sewing machine, leaving a few stitches in between to create a banner. (You can see from the middle photo, how I have left a little gap between where one circle ended and another begins to be fed under the foot.)

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The white multimedia thread really pops against the pink background! TIP: You could use this same method to create hanging banners as well!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The wood grain print card makes use of the more natural shades in the kit. Another great thing about this kit is that it contains both masculine and feminine elements, so you have lots to work with! The letter ‘I’ has been fashioned from an “L” which comes in the kit (originally spelling ‘HELLO’) I have just snipped off the bottom of the letter to create a capital ‘L’.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

A fantastic feature of the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine is that it has a built in drawer for storage on the right hand side. Very handy for keeping your favourite shades of thread closehand!

The detail on this card has been enhanced by running lines of stitching, using the woodgrain lines as a guide, at intervals along the front of the card. NOTE: It’s a great idea to hide stitching inside a card by covering it with a piece of paper trimmed to size and adhered over the stitching. This creates a nice neat finish inside.

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

This ‘Shine’ card has a few metallic star bursts with the help of some shimmering Metallic Gold Multimedia Thread. This thread also comes in silver as well! NOTE: Remember to switch out your needle to a number 18 when using this thread weight.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I traced where I wanted the star bursts to be around my die cut star shapes from the card kit and then went about creating the little lines. TIP: It’s a good idea to backstitch when you are doing such short lines to prevent your stitching coming loose.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The large cork star is from a Heidi Swapp Minc Starter kit. I used the Minc Reactive Paint to activate the bottom half of the star and then ran it through my Minc Machine with Matte Gold Reactive Foil. I’ve never tried foiling cork before, so it may be slightly wonky, lol, but I do love the slightly distressed look the cork provides.

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I have absolutely no doubt you are going to be amazed by this clever sewing machine. Fabric… paper…. The opportunities to create are limitless!

Stitch Happy Cards by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy Multimedia Needles

Stitch Happy Pressure Sensitive Foot Pedal

Stitch Happy Multimedia Thread in Citrine, White, Navy & Gold

Stitch Happy Multimedia Baker’s Twine in Mint

Heidi Swapp Minc Machine

Heidi Swapp Minc Matte Gold Reactive Foil

Minc Starter Kit

Heidi Swapp Gold Lamé Color Shine

Heidi Swapp Acrylic Words

Amy Tangerine ‘Love Spun’ Embossing Folder

Pink Paislee ‘Moonstruck’ Ephemera

Sticky Thumb Foam Dots

Evolution Advanced

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy

Hi everybody! Soraya here with you today to show you a cute and fun tutorial using the incredible Stitch Happy sewing machine. And I can tell you that the simple fact of using it will surely make you happy!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So to show you how amazing is this multimedia sewing machine, I made a cactus frame decor for my daughter’s bedroom using felt, fabrics, papers and some colorful threads and twines.

Stitch Happy sewing machine by We R Memory Keepers

First of all, I used my Supreme Ruler to cut the black felt in the right dimensions so it can fit the background of the frame (I removed the glass for this project).

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Then I used one of the cards from the Stitch Happy Card Kit and the DIY Party Board to create the pocket where all the different cactus will “grow”.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

In this card kit, there are also lots of happy diecuts to decorate so I grabbed the bike and stitched it to the pocket with some pink thread. The result is awesome!  After that I sewed the pocket directly on the black felt which is now the background of the frame decor.

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To set the title “HELLO” I put some washi tape on the letters so that they can stay in place. I removed the washi tape just after the sewing process.

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s draw the cactus! I used different shades of green fabrics to make them.  They are so delicate and cute, I love how they turned!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then I started to sew them all with some yellow thread! For the big cactus on the front, I used the “back” button of the sewing machine to create the needles and it worked very well!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To finish this frame decor I put back the background in the white frame and glued some resin flowers and leaves on it!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope this project will inspire you to create with the Stitch Happy sewing machine, I had a lot of fun making this frame and my daughter is more than happy to decorate her room with it!

Cactus Home Decor with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

DIY Party Board

We R Stitch Happy Card Kit

We R Stitch Happy Pink, Mint and Yellow threads

Supreme Ruler

Black, brown and ivory felt, green fabrics and resin embellishments

A white frame

Stitch Happy Mini Album

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine and Stitch Happy Card Kit to make a lovely mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

When I saw the Stitch Happy Card Kit I knew it would be perfect for a mini album. In the kit you get different card designs, die cuts and even felt! All perfectly coordinated to make your job really easy.

I started by trimming some of my cards to 4 inch height. I used 3 cards for my mini album, one for the cover and two for the inside pages.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Because I didn’t want my stitches to show on the back side of the card I created some 4×4 inch white squares and decorated them with some twine and thread from the Stitch Happy collection. I used mint baker’s twine, pink, citrine and gold.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I really like the thickness of the threads, your stitches stand out from the page and the scallop decorative stitch is absolutely lovely!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the mini album I cut my cover in half and added a floral paper in the center using the zig zag stitch and the gold thread (this way the cover was a bit wider) Next, I stitched each page slightly off the center of the cover. The mini album was a bit thick but the Stitch Happy Machine had absolutely no problem! No more broken needles or thread!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I had fun decorating all the pages of my mini album, the golden thread added a nice touch. To decorate I used  the die cuts that came with the Card Kit and some wood veneers and die cuts from the Take Me Away Collection by Pink Paislee.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used the decorative stitches to create different backgrounds like the scallop page you see below.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily add felt, fabric and even leather to your projects!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are some of the other pages of my mini album.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Tip: Remember to change needle when using the gold thread otherwise the thread might break.

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Do you have a Stitch Happy Machine? What are you waiting for? I am sure you are going to love it as much as I do!

Stitch Happy Mini Album by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Mint Twine

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy  Citrine Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Wood Veneers

Pink Paislee Take Me Away Die Cuts

 

Stitch Happy Project Inspiration

Hello We R friends, and welcome to Stitch Happy Week! Our design team has been playing around with their machines, and they’ve put together some awesome projects that you’re going to love. Today, we’re featuring some project inspiration from our fabulous in house designers, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the eye candy!

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Keep your favorite hot drink from getting cold with this cute felt coffee cozy. It’s easy to add distinct decorative stitching with the Stitch Happy.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy has an enhanced motor so it can handle multiple layers of thick material, such as upholstery fabric, faux leather, light denim, and more!

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

The Stitch Happy can do everything a basic sewing machine can, so it can take care of all your favorite fabric sewing projects with regular thread as well, including making button holes.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

No need to swap needles when working with paper and fabric! The Stitch Happy multimedia needles are specially coated so they won’t dull when used with paper.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Add beautiful detail and texture to your paper craft projects.

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy project inspiration from We R Memory Keepers

We hope you enjoyed these Stitch Happy project ideas. Be sure to check back each day this week for some more sewing projects and tutorials featuring this fabulous new tool!