You don’t need to be Irish to wear a bit o’ the green and take part in the fun tradition of Saint Patrick’s Day. If you have a sneaky leprechaun that likes to surprise people with little treats for this holiday, a hand-crafted card or tag provides a great finishing touch. We’re having a lot of fun conceiving new pattern ideas to use with our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics and the prospect of rainbows and four-leaf clovers was too good to pass up! Our team, as always, is on-board as well and they have plenty of inspiration to share with our newest cross-stitch pattern collection…good luck resisting this colorful quartet of designs!
What fun designs these cross-stitch patterns are! I made tags but they would work so well as the focal point of a card, too. I used DMC embroidery floss because I have a TON of it from my cross-stitchin’ days. For the shamrock I used #911
And for the top hat I used #909, #3322, and #310
They were both stitched on Smooth White Card Stock, the tops were covered with Fresh Squeeze Chevron Paper Pack, the grommet was cut from Black Licorice card stock, and finished off with some tiny gingham check ribbon and solid baker’s twine. The back was covered (if you’re like me the back side of your cross-stitch is pretty messy ;-)) with Sweet Tooth card stock.
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Die-namics: Cross Stitch Tag
Patterned Paper: Fresh Squeezed Chevron
MFT Card Stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth
Supplies: E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, ribbon, baker’s twine, DMC floss, tapestry needle