Hello and welcome to my corner of the Internet!

I took a break from my kits and other cards this past weekend and did something a little different.  I have for a long time enjoyed doing plastic canvas stitching and a little bit of cross stitching.  I find it relaxing and is very easy to do on the go!

I’m by no means an expert and I definitely don’t have any expertise on the matter, this is just something I like to do.  Recently some very nice dies have come out that have made this hobby even more fun and easy. I’ve provided links to the supplies used at the end of the blog.

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Ok! I started with the frames to add layers and interest to the card.  The focal point is off course the stitched heart which I made using a heart die I got a while ago on a swap.  I did a search on Google and couldn’t find a USA manufacturer for this die. I’ve provided some links of the stores I found on my search.

 

I lined the heart inside the stitched frame, taped them together and cut them with with my Gemini die cutting machine put of 110lb Neenah solar white card stock. The part with the little holes doesn’t cut the heart out so is perfect for my panel.  I suggest to a few at a time this way you have some extras for more stitching fun♥.

After I cut the panel I then stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I used my double-sided tape adhesive to glue the “postage” panel and then added double-sided foam tape to glue the stitched heart panel.  I recommend not skipping the foam tape since it help in making the panel look smooth.  Remember that all the ugly side of stitching with be a little bumpy,.  To finish the card I added some sequins for embellishment.

These card were actually a lot faster than you expect.  The most time-consuming is the stitching and this heart is small so you can easy finish the stitching under an hour and the assembly is takes little time.  As I said before this is a relaxing creative time and is a great on-the-go crafting.

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Even though I’ve been doing some cross-stitching and plastic canvas stitching for many years it was a video by Jennifer McGuire I saw a year ago that inspired me to combine stitching with card making. There are also a few nice companies who have also made some very useful dies that make stitching easy and versatile.  I have provided quite a few links with lost of information and products to inspire and help you take card making to a different level.

I hope you give it a try and have fun creating!

Connie Morales

Wondering Mindfield

Links and supplies used:

Videos:

Online Resources (Templates):  My Favorite Things PDF’s cross stitch templates

Supplies:

 

Posted by:wonderingmindfield

"Behind every great crafter...Is a huge pile of craft supplies" -JoAnn   Cheeky but true! I love craft supplies as much if not more than trashy paranormal romance novels. I felt it was time to get down to business and actually use all these craft supplies and make pretty things. Would I be successful? Who knows! But now one will be able to accuse me of not giving it all I got. Which is the reason I started this blog, to share my crafting adventures (or most likely mistakes) with the Internet.   Sad but hey I don't have much of a social life and my husband isn't very interested in hearing about crafts! He's much more interested on how the Patriots or Red Sox are doing than listening to me talk about stamps, cardstock and die cutting.   Paper crafting as you will see is my first crafting passion but as any decent crafter would tell you is impossible not to dabble on all other kind of crafting experiments, hence the name wondering mindfield. So look around and hopefully I will inspire you to try something new, make some "creative" mistakes and relax while creating something "pretty." Thank you for visiting and come back soon! Wondering Mindfield

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