Jun 10, 2019

Two Hobbies in One!

Happy Monday crafting friends. Lena here today to share something special with you, especially for those who enjoy cross-stitching and card making! How about combining both to produce a very unique card? 

 

Here are close up photos of this card using two of my favourite hobbies 😃




Isn't it fun? I was inspired to make this card by a card that my sister-in-law, Marian, gave my son for his birthday. Hers had cross stitched smiley faces, and trust me when I tell you that the possibilities are endless.  In case you're a novice at cross stitching, you can download lots of patterns from the Marianne Design website and also find lots of them on Pinterest.

For the cross stitching template I used the small Cross Stitch die from Marianne Designs. This is die number CR1454.  There is also one that is larger (CR1466) and a cicular one (CR1465).  In addition to this die, I also used the Small Snowflakes dies from Art Impressions, to add the little snowflakes to the sentiment cards.  I used these because they were the only ones I had on hand, but the Mini Snowflakes from Lawn Fawn would have worked beautifully on this card too.  The patterns were all downloaded from the Marianne Designs site, here.

In case you don't know how to go about purchasing Marianne Designs dies, let me tell you that  Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies periodically.  During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, Nellie Snellen, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  When you go to the store's home page,  you'll find a teal box on the left hand side of your screen. All you have to do is enter your email address and subscribe, then you'll receive the store newsletters and be up to date on all the sales, specials and pre-orders that Dies R Us has to offer. 

So for a quick recap of the materials I used:

FineLine Applicator Bottle


That is it from me for today, crafting friends.  I'll be back next Monday to share another project with you.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.


1 comment:

  1. WOW this is fabulous Lena and what a great way to combine two crafts into one project! I tried cross stitching years ago! And, even though my daughter is great at it, I (or I should say my eyes) just wasn't finding it relaxing so gave it up. Awesome inspiration and beautiful project.

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