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Today I’d like to share a card I made for my Cousin Lisa. I love to do counted cross stitch and have been making samplers for a gazillion years! Well, maybe not a gazillion, but half a gazillion years anyway. When Stampin’ Up! came out with the Sweet Threads Bundle Set, I knew I had to have it. This bundle contains enough of printed cards, die cut pattern pieces, envelopes, needle, thread and dimensionals to create 8 cards. The bundle also includes the Essentials Stamp Set, which coordinates with the Sweet Threads. I adore this idea of creating cards with counted cross stitch. See if you don’t agree??
I began this card by, what else but, sewing up the counted cross stitch tulip. After I was finished I carefully cut around my stitches. I wanted the tulip to be the center of the die cut flower.
And, speaking of the die cut daisy shaped flower, here’s how I did that. The card base is the card that came with the Sweet Threads Bundle. I cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock to layer on top. Then I ran this piece through my BIG Shot with the Floral Frames Framlits. I place the daisy shaped die to the right side of the card stock and cut. I then ran the same piece of Whisper White Card Stock through the BIG Shot again with the Needlepoint Embossing Folder. I placed the folder on the bottom edge.
With the same die, I cut another daisy flower shape out of Primrose Petals Card Stock to lay inside as shown in photograph. I cut the larger shape then the smaller inside, because I wanted the base card to show through the middle.
I paper pierced along the edge of the Primrose Petals flower. I then took a needle and Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine and stitched in and out of the holes using the back stitch.
For a finishing touch, I made, what I call a “Loop D Loop” bow out of 3/8″ Stitched Satin Primrose Petals Ribbon. Really pretty!!
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