Monday, January 15, 2018

Stitched With Love


You already know the value of crafting handmade gifts from the heart — especially for sharing the love on Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’ve even integrated some of your other crafty hobbies into your paper crafting. Our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics makes it so easy to marry cross stitch with paper crafting and with our Cross-Stitch Tag Heart Patterns, we’ve taken the guesswork out of pattern planning as well! The design team was challenged to put this new pattern collection to use to create projects Stitched with Love.


What a fun challenge! I used to be a cross-stitching FOOL! Before I found paper-crafting, LOL! I made 1000s of stitches over the years and haven’t stitched in a long time so it was nice to get back to it if even in a small way. I used a couple of the Cross-Stitch Heart Patterns that you can download as they are and then designed another one of my own using part of one.

Here’s my planning process: I cut the center of Cross-Stitched Tag from printer paper and marked off my stitches with markers so I’d have something to go by. You can see I made a few boo-boos but better to get the kinks out this way than on the finished product ;-)


They were very easy to just follow once I got the stitches placed properly. This first tag uses one of the provided patterns exactly but I had to embellish, of course ;-) I added a heart arrow to the top and a sentiment from From the Heart Stamp Set to the bottom.


For this one I wanted to do a rainbow heart, so I used the singer larger heart and sketched out how many rows of each color to use.


This one uses one of the four small hearts and I added the letters to spell LOVE and finished off with some Sparkling Clear sequins.


I added Black & White Stripes patterned paper to the top of each, along with a Black Licorice grommet, ribbon, and baker’s twine to finish off.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:From the Heart
Die-namics: Cross-Stitch Tag, Hearts in a Row – Vertical, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver Shine Card Stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Other: baker’s twine, ribbon, heat tool, embroidery floss, tapestry needle



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