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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Me... being fake?! (and giveaway!)

Yup, you read that right... Sarah de Guzman's being fake! No, not in the way you think, hehe. I'm not fake; I promise! I did, however, want to share a way to "stitch" on all of your projects using a fun technique.

...so tons of projects these days use either machine or hand stitching, right!? Well, for those of you who don't want to break the bank or who just don't want to take out their sewing machines, here's how to get "fake" stitching:

1. Pierce holes in a straight line using a paper piercer.



2. After piercing holes into your project, use a pen to connect the holes.



3. Voila! You are now "fake" enough to add stitching to your projects! ;)



To jazz it up a little bit, you can vary the styles of stitching. Try doing a cross-stitch instead of a single straight stitch.





...and here's another card using a "fake" straight stitch:





...so there you have it! "Fake" scrapbooking at its finest! All right, I'll stop with the "fake", and bring on the REAL. What do you think of the awesomeness of the Cottage Christmas collection?! Isn't it cute?! I LOVE it.



First, because I know you're all anxiously hoping to find out who won from yesterday's blog post. Congrats goes out to Peggy!!! Just email us your shipping information and we'll get your box of goodies out to you!




Now, if you want to get your hands on the Cottage Christmas collection today, here's how:

1. Visit my blog and leave a comment.

2. Come back to this Imaginisce post and leave a comment.

3. To put your name into the random drawing FIVE MORE TIMES, share this giveaway somewhere else online -- your blog, facebook, twitter, etc.

4. Contest to win ends tonight, Wednesday, July 21st at 11:59 pm MST.


Good luck to all! ...and thanks so much for taking the time to read my post today. :)

hugs,
sarah.

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pcrusberg said...

Love this blog and Sarah's blog too. Thanks for the tutorial on the "fake" stitching. It really does look good! Love your projects.

Janet Ang said...

I'll post the same thing as I did on your blog.... cute cards with the fake stitching! I Like!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love the Christmas line and your fake stitching!!

sucor said...

I enjoyed the tutorial on the fake stitching. I like the look! Thanks for sharing these great projects. The Cottage Christmas collection is now on my wish list!

Nik Anderson said...

Great cards. Whoda thunk...fake stitching. Gonna have to try this. Thanks!

Anne P said...

Love the card and I went and visited your blog as well. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Smith said...

I love the colors you guys picked for this line! fun and funky yet they will still look great with my traditional red/green decorations! Thanks!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous projects Sarah, as always...

cupcakesforchloe said...

Awww Sarah that is too cute! And I would have never thought to do that! I always hand stitch everything! I can only imagine how much faster I will get things done! :)
I'm in LOVE with this collection! Perfect for handmade Christmas presents!

Suzanne said...

Fabulous tutorial Sarah!!!!!!!!!

Chantal said...

Oh wow - I LOVE this line! LOVE your tuturial too - great tip!!! I so love Christmas and all things festive and bright... right up my alley!!! ;)

TwinTrouble said...

Love the fake stitching... it's such fun to do and looks great. Love the cards you've created... I am so in Love with this collection... can't wait to get me paws on it :)

Deb Long said...

Awesome idea - and so much easier than taking all the piles off my sewing machine....

I posted on Sarah's blog and also linked it on my blog here: http://debl-longandshort.blogspot.com/2010/07/ooh-giveaway.html

Wendy Crowe said...

I love this line! And the fake stitching ideas are great! I don't have the patience to do the real stuff. THanks for sharing!

Badalicat said...

I can't wait to try this little trick you showed us!!! Thanks for the chance to win, this line would be great for the holiday ideas i have rolling around in my head!

Sue said...

Great trick to make stitching easier! Love this new line.

creative patti said...

Love the faux stitching! Great cards! Very cute line.

creative patti said...

Just shared this giveaway on my facebook.

Jennybean said...

I love the fake stitching.. I'll have to try that on the next project I do!

cinthia said...

Just loved the fake stitch!

cinthia said...

And i just shared the giveaway on my facebook.

ruth said...

Great tutorial Sarah! Love the new line!!!

Vanessa Glass said...

Love your fake stitching! I'll definitely have to try that sometime.

Jean said...

Great idea!! Love those cards. Already follow your blog so am off to post there!

cbk said...

Gret holiday cards, and I think the "fake stitching" is great if mass producing cards, would cut the assembly time down a whole lot!

Chris said...

great minds think alike - this is how I do my "hand stitching" also. Love your cards!

labsuper said...

I love the "fake" stitching and the new collection!

Legojenta said...

I really like this line, LOVE the santa(stamp) =)

Legojenta said...

I checked out your personal blog as well, Sarah, and left a commen there =)

Legojenta said...

Oh - and I tweeted about this post too =) http://twitter.com/Legojenta

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Well dangit...I am gonna to have to try this as I always break out the needle and thread when I "need" to hand stitch... lol!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee these Sarah!!! Cute cards and loving the little stocking!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Olga Clemencia said...

Hola Sara como te dije linda la tarjeta y los apapels de la linea de navidad divinos...Un abrazo

labsuper said...

Love the collection and the "fake" stitching!

Janet Z said...

Great projects you big faker!! LOL!

Janet Z said...

I'm a newsletter subscriber.

Janet Z said...

I follow on facebook.

Janet Z said...

I posted a link on my Facebook.

Janet Z said...

I follow your blog.

Auntie Em said...

Love the faux stitching! I refuse to drag out the machine for paper!!! This I can do!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cheerios626 said...

Hi there!! WONDERFUL cards you have made!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! I posted on your wall, and followed your blog. I am off to post this on my blog now and let others know of this awesome giveaway!! *fingers crossed my name is pulled* !!!

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

If I won this, I might actually be able to make all of my Christmas cards this year!

chignon said...

I am really enjoying seeing all the wonderful ideas on this blog, plus the peek at the new lines! The bright colors of the Cottage Christmas collection are sure to make it a hit!

Kimmarie Baker said...

I visited Sarah's blog, nice! I love fake stitching it is fun and easy. This is a great paper collection!

chignon said...

I posted on my blog about the new Cottage Christmas collection, and the drawing :o)

Brittney said...

Sarah, I love your projects - and great idea for the "fake" stitching. It'd definitely save my thumbs!

Monika Wright said...

I'm a follower, and the new collection is super!

Monika Wright said...

I left a comment on your blog, Sarah!

Vicki said...

I'm going to try the fake stitching. Thanks for the clever idea.

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Love todays take on this fun line!! Thanks for sharing!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

I already follow Sarah's blog and absololutely love to have her in my inbox everyday!!

Me, Myself and I.... said...

Shared some love over at two peas!!!

Jennifer said...

Left a comment on your blog:)
`jennifer hamtilton

Jennifer said...

Love this fake stitching - totally doable!

Deborah said...

Cute idea!

Jennifer said...

Tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/eclairemom/status/19073123401
Thanks!

Laurie (Wally) said...

OH wow Sarah... what a great Fake idea.. I love it.. and I will certainly use it...
I have shared this giveaway to my friends at www.scraptures.ca

iceprincess95 said...

Fake stitching is genius! I can't sew to save my life. Definitely going to try this out very soon!!!!!

Off to leave a comment on your blog and share on facebook! I <3 Imaginisce!

RxDrMom said...

I LOVE it! Great tip...thanks!

Samantha T. said...

Love your cards they're fantastic! Great Christmas collection, too!

Laurie! said...

fake stitching? This is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

RxDrMom said...

BTW, shared this on Twitter and Facebook too!

EileenMV said...

Love it all!!!

Elisabeth said...

Really great fun! Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for neat ideas. Great colors and cute designs. A winner, for sure

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

gr8 blog Sarah & awesome fake out! I subscribed to your newsletter.

Heather Landry said...

I really love the cards you made Sarah! That new line is absolutely gorgeous, and the fake stitching was way cool! I already left a comment on your blog. Now I'm off to post on Twitter.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

I blogged about this contest too

Heather Landry said...

I tweeted too! https://twitter.com/miraclesmommah

Kirsten Moran said...

Great ideas, just have to get my hands on something sharp now to try it!

EverydayMe said...

sooooooo fun... thanks for the fake tutorial... love it!!! great job on the lo and cards... fun! went to your blog and posted this on my twitter and facebook.... thanks for the chance!!!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Kelly Massman said...

Sarah: You crack me up! I just read this on your blog! :-)
Love everything you shared! I follow you and Imaginice... :-)

Cris Cabrera said...

Great cards.
I love your blog.
I shared this giveaway on my facebook.

Ryan Ann said...

another great line! Thanks for sharing! :D

Simple Sugar said...
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monica said...

FATTO TUTTO GRAZIE

Simple Sugar said...

OMG! This the best tip ever! I HATE, HATE, HATE sewing, couldn't do it to save my life ...I will DEFINITELY use this tip! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Diana Fisher said...

Hi Sarah! You are too cute with that fake stitching!! great idea!

Creative Char said...

Haha! This is great! Love your cards! :)

NANA R NASSAR said...

Helloooooooooo....Awesome tip...will try today for sure! Wish I could win the giveaway once! xoxoxo

Ma Moreira said...

This technique is so simple ande cute.
Thanks for tutorial.
Love yours cards!
I tweeted about this post http://twitter.com/ma_moreira and posted on my facebook.

clnapier07 said...

I just love the Fake stitching technique. I am an avid fake-stitcher myself :) because I never have the right color thread I want to use and I have a hard time getting it to look the way I want it to. I also like rubon stitching. Thanks for sharing your awesome projects and I love the new Cottage Christmas line! Thanks.

April said...

Great post Sarah!!! Your work is amazing...
- April W

Heather Lough said...

Love Sarah's fake stitching projects. So cute and easy. Love the Cottage Christmas line.

Heather Lough said...

I am sharing this on another website and Facebook.

Manhattan Mandie said...

Faux stitching is a great way to dress up any project! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

Shared this awesome giveaway on my Facebook Page too!

Ann Edwards said...

Eager to try the "fake" stitching! The Cottage Christmas line is beautiful...love the cards! Now to share this on my blog!

jackie said...

awesome idea. thanks for the tip. sometimes i just don't feel like hand stitching. (leaving the same comment on your blog and posting a link on my blog here http://always-capture-the-moment.blogspot.com/2010/07/free-giveaway.html).

Diana said...

what a quick fun idea! Thanks Sarah!

Vanessa said...

Sooo adorable! but oddly enough, handstitching has become one of my favorite parts of the project :) it's relaxing to me :)

Vanessa said...

Oooh, also, I'm heading over to comment on your blog too :)

dazey said...

Love the fake stitching. Your holes are so evenly spaced it looks great. (Also tweeting @ksrscrap)

Ava said...

Love the new Imaginisce Christmas collection!! and thanks for the chance to win!

Gordon said...

Finally figure out how to get here. Thanks. Love those "fake" stitches. Will use them at scrap event this week-end.

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOVE that fake stitching!!! Thanks for the tip :) Love the new Christmas collection too :)

chene said...

Since I have zero knowledge of operating a sewing machine, this is an awesome idea!

Jamie said...

Great technique! I love this line!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Posted your giveaway on my blog!
http://teenabugg.blogspot.com/2010/07/another-giveaway-day-at-imaginisce.html

Kristy said...

This is such a great post! I love the look of stitching but find it a pain to pull out the machine all the time, so this "fake" stitching idea is awesome!! Thanks for a great alternative, Sarah!

Erika M. said...

Fake stitching is my kind of stitching - you did an awesome job! I commented on your blog!

Joli said...

Sometimes its fun to be fake!!! Great ideas!!

Erika M. said...

I shared on Twitter - bluetulip29

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [21 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! Love the fake sewing and I checked out Sarah's blog. I also love the other new line that she is showing!

Jubilee said...

What a great fake! Love this technique - thanks for sharing Sarah!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Sarah is just so fakey...totally!!! NOT! Love the tips Sarah!!! Great projects!

Donna E. said...

would always do that, faux stitching :) thanks for sharing ur awesome projects, sarah!

DeniseB said...

Love the fake stitching! That looks easy enough for me to try!
Love the Cottage Christmas collection!
DeniseB

BeeLinda said...

I love to do fake stitching when I just don't feel like haulin' out my sewing machine. Love this line, that santa is adorable!

paperpapier said...

what a super xmas card! I love the bright colour and cute image.

paperpapier said...

i have posted about the giveaway on my blog paperpapier.blogspot.com

KellyG said...

Love the fake stitching especially since I do not have a machine! Love this Christmas line!

Colleen said...

Awesome! Love it all and can't wait to have it in my hot little hands! Use the faux stitching alot on cards and layouts!
Shared this on Facebook as well!

Shell Mackay said...

fake stitching is the best... especially for non sewers like me *LOL*

twittering this right now!

Jill P said...

Wow - fake stitching! Its so simple & practical! Love the colors in the new Cottage Christmas line!

Jana said...

Sometimes fake is better than real....Love this idea!!!

Shel said...

Those Christmas pps are sooo cute and don't tell anyone, but I've been doing fake stitching for years! LOL

Amanda Sevall said...

Love this line -- so cute!! :)

Heidi G said...

Can't wait to see this new line in person and get my hands and scissors and tape and embellishments on it.

I posted on the other blog and

I emailed my friends to come join the fun.

jackitonka said...

Thank you for the "fake" stitching idea. For a person like me, this is perfect! I love the Cottage Christmas line. It reminds me of the "good ol days" back in Ohio at Christmas time. Nostalgic!!

María Castillo said...

LOve the fake sewing!! I´m a Sarah´s follower and a followr here too! Thanks for another chance to win!

ellen s. said...

totally cute tut! loving this line!!! left you some love ;)

ShoppingTamii said...

LOVE Sarah's work. Went to her blog and posted comment(s)

ShoppingTamii said...

I also shared both posts here on my blog: http://alwaystheapprenticehandicrafter.blogspot.com/2010/07/two-giveaways.html

Ann Jobes said...

I've done this technique before, but not in awhile. Thanks for the reminder. Love the looks of this new line!

Larajc said...

love to do this type of stitching, especially if I am in a time pinch and do not have time to drag out the sewing machine!

Audra said...

Sarah!! I LOVE these projects... they're sooo awesome!! And the fake stitching is so fun!! :)

Theresa said...

I love this blog, and am tickled to now discover Sarah's too! The "fake" stitching will really come in handy as I am making smallish Christmas gift tags right now and it would have been really tedious to try and actually stitch them. Faking it will give them a finished look without as much work. Love these Christmas papers too!

sarah said...

thanks so much everyone for the wonderful comments! keep the coming! :)

hugs,
sarah.

Lea L. said...

I am just loving this Christmas line!! Very bright and cheery and fun! Will make for some awesome cards!!

deana said...

I ♥ fake stitching lines...

You ROCK, Sarah! :-)

Ms. Jen said...

Love that fake stitching. Right up my alley. Thanks for the tip. And I'd LOVE to win that Christmas pack. Thanks for the chance. I shared it with my "girlies" too. And I became a follower to check out what you have to offer! THanks.

islandjacquelin said...

Totally hilarious!!!! I am now officially following your blog and loving this LINE!!!!

Jill said...

I follow your blog and posted this on Facebook :)

mrsjschultz @ yahoo dot com

Tati Mafessoni said...

I love this Christmas Line!!!
And already left a comment on your blog and posted in my blog (I wrote in portuguese, but linked to this amazing blog!!)
http://scraptortinho.blogspot.com/2010/07/natal-mais-cedo.html

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

Love your tutorial. super cute projects.

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

shared on facebook too, btw.

bakscrap said...

Love the new line. Thanks for sharing the "fake" stitching technique. I have used pen stitching before, but the pierced holes add a whole new dimension.

Ashley said...

Love the stitching!! Cute cards

Antonia Krajicek said...

What a great idea Sarah! You're one of the most creative scrappers I know :)

Lisa Elliot (a.k.a. Sharpie) said...

This Cottage Christmas paper is the bomb! I love it and now have a new favourite!

Ami said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I have been a fake stitcher (sort of) since my Creative Memories days over 10yrs ago. But I have never done the holes. Great idea! And that Collection? Adorable! I love scrapping Christmas!

Ami said...

Facebooked it!

Ami said...

Facebooked it!

Ami said...

facebooked it!

Ami said...

facebooked it!

Ami said...

facebooked it!

Marlene said...

Great Idea to do some 'fake' stitching! I visited your blog, left a comment and subscribed by email. I also blogged about Imaginisce's Release Party on my blog -www.ScrappinCookie.blogspot.com. Thanks for the chance to win!

Christina said...

Love the Christmas line and the tip for fake stitching. I am horrible at real stitching, so anything that keeps me from doing that is awesome!

REBECCAY said...

I love both lines and you can never have enough Christmas paper!

Christina said...

Shared via Twitter--www.twitter.com/christinalakes

Christina said...

Shared via Twitter

Christina said...

Shared via Twitter

Christina said...

Shared via Twitter

Christina said...

Shared via Twitter

Nicole said...

I love this collection! I would love to win it!

flowerskissing said...

What a CUTE fake out!! LOVE IT!! Also the Christmas line it fantastic!!!

Ronda said...

Hey, hey cute Christmas cards! I visited your blog and posted this on mine so I hope you...

"gimme 5" too!!

k9lover said...

OMG! It's gorgeous! I can has it all?

Olivia said...

Great collection!
Lovew the flower on the stocking. I wouldn't have thought to do that but it looks so pretty :)

mustangkayla said...

What a great idea!

KateB said...

shared on facebook!

charli24 said...

Great idea, gonna use this on my christmas cards.

karennarelle said...

i do this regularly as i cant find my sewing machine!! Is that bad????

NanaBeth said...

Love the cards-great inspiration for my files.
Faux stitching is brilliant.

Donna said...

The fake stitching is such a great idea :)

jonaks said...

great faux stitching. you wouldn't really know its fake if you didn't look closely!

Jennifer Hansen said...

Super cute!

Jennifer Hansen said...

Just posted to FB!

Kim M said...

Love the fake stitching, so clever and I am totally drooling over this new Christmas line!

Lydia said...

It is amazing how real that looks, great idea Sarah!! Fantastic!~

Kim M said...

Posted about this on my blog.

Isabelle said...

Love what you did with this great collection!

Isabelle said...

Share this giveaway on my facebook!

becnalec said...

I'm sharing on facebook, this is a great technique that I have to try and the Christmas cards are super cute.

Rebecca said...

Love these projects and this fun line!

Rebecca said...

I shared here:
http://www.3scrappyboys.com/forum/showthread.php?p=139081#post139081

fong33 said...

Love the fake stitching tip! You have such great tips!

smahrty said...

oooh, i love to do fake stitching on cards and i recently graduated to the cross stitch for the first time!

smahrty said...

shared on my daughters facebook!

Rachel said...

great projects!

smahrty said...

Sarah, I visited your blog!

sarah said...

i'm loving everyone's comments. still 6 more hours left. :)

i wonder who the lucky winner is gonna be. :)

hugs!

Débora Castro said...

Hi!What a sweet Candy!!!
Great!!!I love this Christmas Line!!!

And already left a comment on your blog and I added a link to the sidebar www.sonhosemcaixas.blogspot.com

Thaks for the chance I am from Brazil!!

Débora Castro



I'm new follower =)

creative patti said...

I love this tip, don't always have time for the real thing.

Summer Braxton said...

girl, you are sooo fake...... and I love it!!!

Katrina said...

Awesome cards girlie!!!! And I shared on FB and my blog!!!! Hugs! K

Mary said...

I love this Cottage Christmas set! Thanks Sarah for the Faux stitching, it is such a pain to pull out the sewing machine! TFS, Mary M

scrapinmo said...

I love Cottage Christmas too!!! I'm sharing on this contest on Facebook.

pdrnc said...

Absolutely love the Cottage Christmas line. Sarah, your projects look great!

Pamk said...

love this blog post and I'm a regular reader for sarah blog. Love this new line.

scrapinmo said...

I shared on my Facebook!

alwayscharlie said...

One time when being fake is so good! Thanks for the tip! I love the new line too. Never enough Christmas

janet said...

shared on fb love the ideas!!

Sweetpz said...

so cute!!! i love christmas

hugs
juli

Sam said...

Cute cards!, love the fake stitching, very clever.

Aline Fonseca said...

I'm back to say I decided to share it everywhere! It's in the side bar of my blog http://lilikafonseca.blogspot.com and in my twitter and facebook (alinemf2006@gmail.com)!
Good luck!
Hugs!

audrey said...

I really love doing the fake stitching, and your samples are amazing. Who would have thought? TFS

Kath said...

That's some great 'fake' stitching there - thanks for the wonderful tip!

Bonnie said...

I know I missed the contest deadline but no matter...I do Love the Cottage Country Christmas line and like the tip about fake stitching. I have done it with a pen in the past but never thought of punching the holes

Elaine said...

I put it on my facebook. Elaine Direne

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