Birthdays are all about making the birthday boy or girl feel special — it’s all about them! What better way to show them how much you care than by going the extra mile with their gift? Even if you aren’t a stitching pro, our Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics make it easy to elevate your cards and tags to perfect little gifts in and of themselves. This month, we’re sharing a whole new batch of cross-stitch designs created specifically for the Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics. They’re birthday themed but could be incorporated into other occasions as well. We’ve challenged our team to inspire your next cross-stitch creation…let’s see what they’ve come up with!
Hello and welcome to the Birthday Edition of MFT’s Stitched With Love. I thought this darling birthday cake would be the perfect centerpiece for a card. First I did the stitching using DMC floss (Green – 3819; Yellow – 973; Aqua – 3766; and Pink – 3806) on Sweet Tooth card stock cut with Cross-Stitch Tag Die-namics. After it was done, I popped it up on foam on a card base on which I stamped Musical Notes Background.
Next I framed the cross-stitch piece with Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames Die-namics and added the sentiment element, first Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips cut from Party Patterns Patterned Paper and then the heat-embossed-on-vellum sentiment from PI Happy Birthday to You. I finished off by adding some Musical Notes Die-namics, cut from Black Licorice card stock, to add to the musical theme.
And there you have it—my cross-stitched card for MFT’s Stitched With Love – Birthday Edition. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog to get the free download of birthday cross-stitch designs.
All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: PI Happy Birthday to You, Musical Notes Background
Die-namics: Cross-Stitch Tag, Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Musical Notes
Dye Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
Patterned Paper: Party Patterns
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Translucent Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Black & White Assortment, Swimming Pool, Limeade, Bumblebee, Bubblegum, 3D Clear Foam Tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, DMC floss, tapestry needle