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showmestamper 10-03-2005 12:53 PM

TLC32 - Sew! A needle pulling thread.....
This week's challenge is Spirelli Corners. You use thread or cording to create a design in the corners.

Here's my version:

Although the string work looks complicated, it is very simple! Here's what to do:
If you have the SU! toolkit, this is the perfect technique to use the paper piercing tool, the foam mat, the spacing template and the big needle. If not, just use a needle with a big enough eye for your cording, thread, or embroidery floss. About 1/4" from one edge, pierce the paper with 6 holes 1/4" apart. Down the adjoining side, pierce the paper with 6 holes 1/4" apart.
Now you have 6 holes down one side, and 6 holes across the top. Thread the needle with string of choice (about 24") , and tape with regular scotch tape the end to the backside of the layer near the corner. Bring the thread up thru the first hole on the side. Put the needle down through the hole furthest from the corner. Pull the string gently through the holes to prevent tearing. Next bring the needle up from the backside in the next hole down on the side and then from the front of the card in the next hole along the top row. Continue in the manner. Tape the end of the string to the back.
Now you can push the stamped layer under the web of string.

If this does not make sense, please let me know. It is much easier to do than to explain, know what I mean? I can do a visual if needed. :)

When you upload, please put TLC32 in the keyword section when you upload, and then post a link to your card here in this thread.

If you need help uploading or posting a link to this thread, check out this link:

If you are new to the challenges, please feel free to do this one or ANY of the challenges at any time. There is no time limit. They are not races to see who can do one first, nor are they contests of any sort. All the challenges are simply to provide inspiration and to get us STAMPIN' !!

Julia S 10-03-2005 02:14 PM

Wow! This is cool! I need to find some time for all these cool things! Thanks for another awesome challenge Beth!

Jeanne S 10-03-2005 02:39 PM

Thanks Beth! You got me to try something new again :D Here's mine:


craftycacky 10-03-2005 02:51 PM

I have never seen this technique on a card before - very cool Beth! I enjoyed trying this one...


grammatroll 10-03-2005 03:02 PM

This looks really cool. I need to get some cording to do this. Thanks for the great challenges.

stampinsusie 10-03-2005 03:45 PM

This sounds so cool. As soon as I get my dinner dishes done I'll try it out. Sue

jstarbright 10-03-2005 05:55 PM

I like this especially since I have become a paper piercing addict these days. Thnak you for the challenge

mamacydds 10-03-2005 07:28 PM

Hope I have time to try this. I've been trying most of the techniques but usually a couple of weeks late.

stampinsusie 10-04-2005 03:53 AM

Here's mine:

Thank you so much for teaching me this! It was easy once I figured it out. Great challenge. Sue

LauraCrr 10-04-2005 06:11 AM

Sew, a Needle pulling thread
I just love this technique, but for the life of me I can't get my sample to upload. The website given for help doesn't come up for me and I need some help. I did several of these last night and they are so easy and pretty. I'm going to use this at my party next week....thanks. Laura

ttfn25 10-04-2005 08:05 AM

Very cool looking, I'm going to have to try this!!

ttfn25 10-04-2005 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by LauraCrr
I just love this technique, but for the life of me I can't get my sample to upload. The website given for help doesn't come up for me and I need some help. I did several of these last night and they are so easy and pretty. I'm going to use this at my party next week....thanks. Laura

I think what is going on is during the updating going on the only ones that can download or enter the galleries are fan club subscribers. I think that's what I read somewhere. It's only temporary. Hope this helps,

lin stamps 10-04-2005 08:59 AM

I got the directions ( Thank You) but can't get to see any of the samples since they are not allowing us just members into the gallery!!

Shel9999 10-04-2005 03:36 PM

Here's mine. It's a terrible picture as my scanner is having an off day. Thanks, Beth, for the challenge. I really like this and I've never seen it before!


lizb 10-04-2005 05:58 PM

This card combines TLC32 and CC30. Beth, you're right - this technique is easier and more fun than it looks. I'd never have tried this if it hadn't been set as this week's technique challenge.


Thanks for looking.

LauraCrr 10-04-2005 06:39 PM

Sew! A needle pulling thread
I believe I am a fan club member, but I can't seem to bring up samples or upload a card! Not sure what is going on.

skittlebrow 10-05-2005 03:30 AM

great challenge! will try it and put my cording to use that's just been sitting in my ribbon box forever. :)

lizb 10-05-2005 05:56 PM

Here's another that combines TLC32 and CC30. The Spirelli corners were easy and fun but the rest of the card was rather hard work. Hope it was worth it. I'm still trying to decide!!


Thanks for looking.

StampinChrissylea 10-06-2005 05:16 PM

Here's my contribution. I was very excited about this technique. It looks very cool!! I combined it with the soot stamping tutorial Beate shared.


Keep in mind that even if you are a fan club member, the gallery is going to experience periods of inaccessibility due to the reconstruct. If you aren't a fan club member, the links directly to members galleries' often found in their signature lines will get you to some great artwork..

Ginger Hathaway 10-06-2005 09:19 PM

Those corners are just beautiful!!
How gorgeous!
But I am such a visual learner... and I can't follow where those threads are leading... is there any way you could number those holes? or do a close up perhaps? Oh how I want to learn how to do this technique!
Thank you so much for sharing this marvelous technique!

StampinChrissylea 10-07-2005 05:09 AM

Additional help on corners.
Ginger and others, I'm going to try to help here.

Holes are numbered 1 thru 6 from corner down the side. Left and right are as if you are looking at the cardstock with the corner pointed up.
Start underneath.

R1 to L6
L5 to R2
R3 to L4
L3 to R4
R5 to L2
L1 to R6

Mine looked different in my gallery cuz I screwed up the punched holes and had to improvise with an additional hole. The instructions I gave above are from the original sample, which would be much easier.

lizb 10-07-2005 05:18 AM

Here's one from me that combines SC41, TLC32 and CC29 (wanted a change from burgundy and caramel!).


Thanks for looking.

debbiedee 10-07-2005 01:13 PM

Yeah! I had time to do another challenge! WOOHOO!! Going to try hard to do these more often. this time I doubled this challenge with LSC32. You can see my entry here:


CaliGal 10-07-2005 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by StampinChrissylea

Holes are numbered 1 thru 6 from corner down the side. Left and right are as if you are looking at the cardstock with the corner pointed up.
Start underneath.

R1 to L6
L5 to R2
R3 to L4
L3 to R4
R5 to L2
L1 to R6

Thank you so much for this! I LOVE THESE CORNERS but was really struggling with trying to figure it out. Drew it out with the original instructions and added your # system and VOILA! :D

deba 10-08-2005 12:52 PM

I love the challenges. I got this one done it was alot of fun.
Here is mine.


yungs 10-08-2005 07:50 PM

Well I made several cards like this today because I found it so much fun! I love the new techniques learned on these weekly challenges! Keep 'em coming! Here's one of mine.

Deba I really like how your holes are further apart and go from corner to corner! I'm going to try that tomorrow!

debbiedee 10-10-2005 10:30 AM

I just started doing these challenges last week and have a question. Is there a new one every week, every other, etc. I don't always ck the forums, but if I know the schedule I can mark it on my calendar, & know when to ck back for the newest challenge posted.
Thanks for helping.

showmestamper 10-10-2005 11:51 AM

Hi Debbie! so glad you 'found' the TLC! :)

A new one is posted every Monday....usually in the morning, but sometimes later in the day....like today. Check back later today for the challenge. :)

debbiedee 10-10-2005 12:19 PM

Thanks! I will be watching.

nancy littrell 10-13-2005 06:47 AM

Beth.........You are the greatest! I had so much fun doing my spirelli corners. Thanks so much for another great idea. I combined with Beate's "soot" technique. It is sooooo much fun stamping again. I love vacations, but did miss my stamping and SCS friends.

Julia S 01-31-2006 05:35 PM

Well...better late than never! Here is my try at this challenge finally!:)



trudence 02-15-2006 05:54 AM

I missed some weeks so I am going back and trying to catch up. I love these challenges

Here is mine

This one was so much fun, and totally new to me.

lacyquilter 02-27-2006 04:17 AM

Doing a little catch up on challenges that were posted before I became a challenge junkie. I can't believe how simple this technique is. Here's sunny chick.

Rebecca 1 05-13-2006 05:50 PM

I'm catching up too. Here's mine:

niki1 01-01-2009 08:48 AM

here is my version
and also

niki1 02-23-2010 02:26 AM

spirelli corners to see...

gm2785 02-23-2010 05:12 AM

Here is mine http:////www.splitcoaststampers.com/...0&ppuser=55725 I liked doing that easier than I thought it would be. Gloria M.

niki1 07-29-2013 08:43 AM

Just another card :
TLC440 The memory remains ... by niki1 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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