Snowflakes on my nose and …

Hello everyone!  I’m very happy to be posting here on Stitching the Night Away!  I’ve been cross stitching for many, many years, but when I found this site I found the world of cross stitchers and A LOT of great blogs!  I started following the blog hop and found blog after blog about cross stitching!  Such a fun world of cross stitching friends.

For my first post, I thought I would use a scrap of Aida.  I don’t know about you, but I hate to throw things away and I now have a basket of scraps.  During the last year I’ve made a card or two by grabbing a scrap and cross stitching a heart or flower and “Happy Birthday” and gluing it to a card.  I think it’s fun to make cards if you have the time!

For this card I thought Winter and Snowflakes.  I found some snowflake patterns from an old magazine and started stitching with some nice blues.

I took a white card (which measures about 6 1/2 x 5″ – the kind you buy at a craft store) and used a brush and an ink pad to get the look I wanted.  You could also paint your card with watercolors, use color pencils, or ??  lots of options!

I finished my cross stitch –

I planned on sewing the cross stitch to the card using my sewing machine, so I practiced on a scrap first –

I put a little piece of tape  under the middle of my cross stitch to keep it in place and sewed –

Looking good so far ..

I didn’t want to back stitch, so I put a dab of glue on each thread on the backside –

I wrote “and eyelashes” inside ..

It wasn’t until I was all done that I realized I had written “and” twice … oh well …

All done!

I haven’t decided who I’m sending my card to yet, but I know they will love it!  I hope you have fun with all of your scraps and making cards!

About Karen

I've been cross stitching for over 25 years and last year I put two of my hobbies - Camping and Cross Stitch - together and now design and sell camping themed cross stitch patterns and kits. It's been a lot of fun and I've met new cross stitch friends who camp too! My site is Camp Cross Stitch and I also have a camping website that is a work in progress- www.TheCampSite.com If you are a camper come over and say Hi!

Comments

  1. Teresa via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says:

    That is adorable, great idea!

  2. Linda Bates says:

    Love your idea. Since I save scraps too, I have a lot of small pieces good for making cards. What a great gift !

  3. Brilliant

  4. What a cute idea!

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