Guest Designer for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Pin Cushion

Hi and thanks for stopping by today. I am so excited to be the Guest Designer for the new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge. Curtain Call is such a fun challenge, always full of inspiration, and a really amazing design team! 

It's time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


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We have a new sponsor, STAMPlorations, for the Curtain Call Inspiration: Pin Cushion!  A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at  STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!

And here's my take on the challenge! My very first craft was sewing! I took inspiration from the pin cushions and I used the My Favorite Things Stitched With Love Stamp Set and Die-namics for my card. The background of the card front is done with a stencil and ink. Inspired by the fabric pin cushions I decided to add a fabric yo-yo to my card. 

If you have a circle die a yo-yo is easy to create. Just use the die to cut a circle from fabric; the size of the circle will determine the size of the yo-yo. Run a quick basting stitch around the circle and pull your basting threads to the middle and tie off your threads. Then just add a button to the center. 

Here's how I finished off the inside of my card. 

Make sure you visit each of the designers' blogs for more inspiration!
Pin Cushion Designers

Guest Designer, Melody Rupple

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Stop by the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Pin Cushion for the challenge details and to play along with us!


  1. Super cute! Love the coors and your darling handmade element.

  2. This is darling, Melody! The pinked edges are perfect, and I love the extra little stitches. Cute inside, too!

  3. Super cute, Melody! Love how you incorporated real sewing...great touch!

  4. This is so pretty and sweet! Love!

  5. What a sweet card Melody. Love the thread, the needle... the yo-yo flower looks perfect. Nice colors too... congrats on being the GD at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  6. Oh, this is super sweet...love all the diecuts and the sentiment!

  7. what an adorable card, Melody! so happy to have you guesting with us at the Curtain Call!