Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sew Thankful

Hello!  So I got this new die from Paper Smooches this week and I am in love with it.  It is the cross stitch die...basically punches all the holes so you can use it as a cross stitch grid or for a fun background.  When I got it, I jumped right into my craft room to give it a whirl.  This is the second card I created with it.  The first card will be on my blog shortly...as I haven't photographed it yet.
Anyway, I die cut the cross stitch grid and then stamped the pineapple image from Pineapple Crush onto the grid in light yellow ink.  Then I used some embroidery floss to fill in the colors.  (I seriously have cross stitched only one thing in my life so if I can do it, anyone can😛)

For this card, I used:
Cross Stitch Die
Pineapple Crush
Pretty Phrases
Flag Tags

Here are some tips for using the Cross Stitch die:
1. Layer a piece of cardstock under the paper you are trying to die cut.  When you do this, most of those little tiny circles will stick to the cardstock underneath so you don't have to go poking out a million holes.
2. Since you are creating a paper grid, if you pull the thread too hard it can rip the paper.  If this happens, you do not have to scrap all the hard work you have done....simply remove the last stitch or two and reinforce area with clear tape....then re thread.  I did this on my first card and you cannot even tell that I had a snafu:)

Thanks for stopping by!


Donna said...

Totally adorable and awesome tips. I think I am going to have to getthis die. Love the pineapple. The possibilities are endless for this! Have a wonderful day!

Maxine D said...

What a great die - and thanks for the tips on using it. Love your pineapple :)

Deborah Anton said...

Ack!! I need this die! So much fun and many uses. Love the pineapple. I may have to case that!