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 …
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!
Teresa via STNA's Facebook Fan Page says
That is adorable, great idea!
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 !
What a cute idea!