Unscripted Sketches Flashback Sketch Challenge plus Needle Threader Tip

This month, Unscripted Sketches is bringing back some of our favorite sketches from past challenges. There's also a Flashback Bingo game going on; be sure to check out the details HERE.

Our sketch this week:

My card features Remembering Christmas, a stamp set including this majestic deer image. Although it contains Christmas sentiments, this buck image looks like he would work well for other masculine, hunting or outdoor related projects.

I resisted putting a red nose on him and added jingle bells instead :)

TIP: Want an easy way to thread buttons or jingle bells? Forget a needle - skip straight to a needle-threader! The loop on the threader is a large making it easy to insert thread (or ribbon). Since it's made of a light wire, it "gives"which allows it to easily slide through button holes, jingle bells or even card stock. Check this out:

First through the bell, then insert the thread through the loop. Pull the threader and
the linen thread will easily make it's way through the bell's loop.

As I mentioned, the needle threader is handy for pulling thread through card stock, as well. Here, I inserted the threader from the back of the card stock, slid the Linen Thread through the loop and then just pulled the thread to the back of the card. (The second pic shows the back of the card.)


Stamps: Remembering Christmas (Holiday 2013)
Colors: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
Tools: Needle Threader, Paper Piercing Tool & template
Extras: Linen thread, Mini Silver Brads, Designer Natural Buttons, Jingle Bells (retired item)
Big Shot, Framelits - Apothecary Accents


  1. Love those jingle bells! Thanks for the great tip on the needle threader, too. really nice card!

    1. Thank you, Yapha! The needle threader makes things SO much easier!

  2. Thanks for the threading tip. The deer looks great with the little bells. The framelit shape really shows him off.

    1. Thank you, Tina! Who said it had to be an oval, right?

  3. Well, slickity-do-da, will you look at that! That is a great tip! Oh, and the card isn't bad either ;)

  4. Love this! Threading those bells was a fabulous idea. So clever! Thanks for the tip. :).

  5. Great tip on using the threader. I'm going to have to dig one of those out of my sewing stuff (if I still have one). I do like the bells on the deer too. Fabulous card.

    1. Thank you! The tool is worth digging out - it saves so much time. (And worth purchasing at 3 for a $1 if you don't have one already!)


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