Hi Stampers,

I wanted to show you this card that my downline, Jessie, did for the demonstrations during the catalogue kick-off.  This technique was offered in our Stampin’ Succeds Magazine in June 2010.

Unless you’re involved in needlepoint, you may not have heard of bargello, but chances are you’ve seen it! Bargello is a form of embroidery that is created through a series of upright flat stitches laid out in interesting patterns. Bargello was traditionally stitched in wool on canvas, making it very durable and perfect for pillows, upholstery, and even carpet. But you can use bargello to create unique cards and paper projects that will definitely leave your customers wowed! Bargello is perfect for showing off Stampin’ Up!’s fun Designer Series papers and a great way to use those strips of leftover paper that you don’t want to throw away but don’t know what to do with.

To create the beautiful patterns start out with any Designer Series paper (Tip: the bargello technique works best with striped papers).

  1. Cut Designer Series paper into strips of varying width.
  2. Align colors into desired pattern. Adhere to Whisper White card stock.
  3. Using tabletop paper cutter, cut card stock into desired size.
  4. Adhere bargello piece to card (or other project).
  5. Step back and admire your work!

I hope you try this because it is an absolute fun creation.

Bardella and quilt block 006
Created by Anne Haywood
Created by Judy Elting