Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Spellbinders Pins and Needles Jar Easel Card

Hi crafty friends and welcome back.  I have 3 cards to share with you today using products from the April Monthly Kits.  Let’s start with the Spellbinders Pins and Needles Jar Easel Card.  This is the Large Die of the Month Club,  “Pins & Needles” and it’s full of all kinds of sewing and notions dies to create this fabulous (and very large) jar.  Easel cards are making a come back of late so I thought I would create one to really show off this fabulous die set.  Full card instructions are below for you.

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Spellbinders Pins & Needles Jar Easel Card

I got totally carried away making this card, starting by slicing up a bunch of card stock into 1/4″ strips to create my background paper.  I used Altenew Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to glue them down and then attached them to my card base.  I used Spellbinders card stock in Dahlia, Pomegranate, Pink Sand, White and Portabella.

I’m really enjoying the stitching theme of the kits this month.  I’ve been a stitcher since about the age of 15, and recently just got back into cross stitching.  Not only that, I have tons of quilting friends, so these cards are going to be perfect for them.

hand made easel card with a large die cut jar full of sewing notions created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

How to create the Spellbinders Pins and Needles Jar Easel Card

Start by creating the card base from white Hammermill cardstock 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″, then on one side, score in the middle again at 2.75″ to create the easel.
Next, Add Altenew Double Sided Adhesive sheets (one at a time), one on the inside for the base, and one on the outside easel piece.  Add the strips of cut cardstock pressing hard to secure, and trimming off any overhang.

NOTE:  You will have to score the easel fold a couple of times so it lays flat.

Next, Die cut the jar twice from white cardstock.  Glue together and lightly ink blend Distress Oxide Ink Broken China around the edges to give the illusion of glass.

Then, Die cut all the notions using white and colored card stock along with silver.  Use Brushed Corduroy Distress Oxide Ink to antique the floss holders a bit and then use white glue and foam squares to attach them to the jar.

Spellbinders Pins and Needles Jar Lid image

Finally, to create the pin cushion at the top of  of the jar, I cut strips of the stripes paper at 1/4″, offset them and glued them to another piece of cardstock to create a patchwork.  Use the lid die to cut it out and attach to the top of the jar, then cut the ring from silver and attach it last.

Add Bearly Arts White Glue to the bottom section of the jar only and attach it to the front part of the easel base.  Place something heavy on top until it’s fully dry.

hand made easel card with a large die cut jar full of sewing notions created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Meanwhile, cut out another floss holder, and use the Glimmer of the month kit to create a sentiment.  Attach these with foam squares to the bottom (inside) of the card to create the footrest for the Jar when the card is open and displayed.

hand made square card with cross stitched hearts in a circle in reds and pinks created with new card making products from Spellbinders

Spellbinders, Clear Stamp and Die Set of the Month:  Happy Stitching.

This adorable April Clear Stamp and Die of the Month, Happy Stitching,  has all the sentiments for any sewing related card you could make.  Along with “handmade” tags for your finished products, and this adorable cross stitched heart die which I absolutely adore.

Start by stamping the hearts two times in three different shades of pink and red ink to match the card stock used in the card.  Once the ink is dry, cut out with the coordinating dies.  Also stamp the “hand made” in black and die cut out.

Next, create the card base in Hammermill White:  5 x 10″, score and fold at 5.  Cut a red card front 5″ x 5″ and attach flush.

Then cut a pink matte 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and a white card front 4″x 4″.  Cut 1/4″ strips of the stripes card stock you created to add a border at the top and bottom of the white panel trimming off any overhang.

Attach the white panel to the pink panel and then to the card base.  Use the left over pieces of stripes at the sides for added interest.

Finally, using foam squares, attach the “handmade” to the center of the card and then the hearts in a circle.

hand made easel card with a large die cut jar full of sewing notions created with new card making supplies from Spellbinders

Spellbinders Stitched For You BetterPress Of the Month Club

Finally, we have the BetterPress of the month Club, Stitched For You.  Again, more vintage sewing notion images.

Start by BetterPressing the images, I used black ink on the floss holder and sentiment. Tawny Brown for the scissors and thimble, and Garnet for the thread.  The Silver Needle is from the Large Die of the Month.

Next, emboss the white card front with the One Stitch At a Time 3D Embossing Folder of the Month.  Then, add a strip of the stripes paper at the bottom.

Then, Cut a smaller panel using the Make a Wish Arch Labels in one of the pink card stock (I used Dahlia for mine) and attach to the center of the card.

Finally, attach the art pieces using foam squares and white glue.  Add the sentiment over the stripes paper also using foam squares.

This has been a super fun month with all the stitching dies and folders.  I hope you have enjoyed it too and have your colors all picked out for your projects.  You have until the 27th to sign up for this month’s clubs, or choose the Deluxe Caboodle which includes all of them, plus a bonus gift.  Now if my cross stitch project would work up as fast as these cards did, I’d be a happy camper, haha.

Here’s more inspiration for this months club kits:
Spellbinders April 2024 Die of the Month, details on how to create these cards using new card making products from Spellbindersview two cards here

red pink and white hand made greeting card with stitched flowers and a wood looking embossing ring created with new card making supplies from SPellbindersI started with this beautiful hand stitched card here:



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14 thoughts on “Spellbinders Pins and Needles Jar Easel Card”

  1. fabulous cards, love this idea, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations, I will definitely try to make something similar!

  2. Beautiful cards, Sandi. Love the use of paper strips. Who doesn’t have some of those laying around! I’m also really loving the use of the red spectrum.

  3. Love them! These are fun especially the easel card with the jar. And you are my stripe loving spirit animal. I love to see stripes on a card!

  4. Love all these cards, Sandi! They are just wonderful and so creative!
    Definitely well worth the time and effort put into them!

    1. Thanks so much Sharon. It was really fun to sit and create all 3 together because I could take bits of each design and incorporate it into the next, make a heck of a mess that I have to clean up today though, haha

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