I was all over the Sweet Threads kit as soon as I saw it. I learned to cross stitch when I was in university and was immediately drawn to being able to create something out of my own hands and how relaxing it was to put thread to fabric. Needlework is how I actually came interested in card making. I had seen people mount their stitching on greetings cards, but the mounting was always a little depressing: just a regular card with a square opening to put the Aida fabric in. I figured I could make something a little more intricate and decorate the card a little bit more so I went hunting for crafts magazine in the hope of finding ideas. This is how I stumbled unto paper crafts magazine and veered toward a new hobby.
That being said, I was super excited by that sweet card kit and thought it would be a great chance to share my love of cross stitch with my customers. The kit was put aside for quite a while because of the move, but once I got the kit opened, I figured - again, the story repeating itself - that I could make cards a little more ornate than what the kit suggested. This is what I came up with.
I added ribbon and buttons to both of them. I also used the Needlepoint Border embossing folders on one of them (the perfect complement). For both sentiments, I used the Wacky Wishes stamp set (which is a hostess set and therefore retiring at the end of May). An In Color dahlia was added to the cupcake (held in place with a mini glue dot).
- Sweet Threads card kit
- Lucky Limeade ink and cardstock
- Lucky Limeade baker's twine
- Wacky Wishes stamp set
- Old Olive polka dot scallop ribbon
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Faites vos voeux ! (Wacky Wishes)
Cardstock: Sweet Threads card kit
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Primrose Petal
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, In Color dahlia, Rhinestones,
Old Olive polka dot scallop ribbon, Lucky Limeade baker's twine,
Petal Primrose satin ribbon, Designer buttons, Needlepoint Border embossing folder