Friday, 7 June 2013

Sweet threads cross stitch memories

Seeing the Sweet Threads Simply Sent kit in the Seasonal Catalogue brought back happy memories of many past cross-stitch creations. I had cross-stitched for many years until Cara was born (12 years ago - gulp!) & then discovered scrapping & cardmaking. Happily, I remembered how to cross-stitch & the cupcake was quick & easy to do. The sample cards were really simple, so I added some little extras, keeping with the stitched theme. This is what I came up with.
I pierced a border around the cross-stitch & added some faux stitching & pearls. I embossed a line with the Needlepoint border embossing folder & dragged some white craft ink over the top. Then, added some limeade bakers twine & a button.

Then, I thought I'd try to make a box with the card base. As the card base back is white, I added a tag back based on the Two Tags die to finish it off. This box could be used to hold a note pad or a gift set of tags.
In case you're wondering what the originals look like, here's the page from the catty. Click on the pic to see the bundle in my online store too. The kit & bundle is only available until the end of June.
Hope you liked what I've done with the kit. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment.
Until next time, inky wishes
Di

Supplies
Kit: Sweet Threads Simply Sent Kit
Card: pretty in pink card, rose red card
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Primrose Petals ink pad, pretty in pink marker, whisper white craft ink pad
Accessories: primrose petals satin ribbon, lucky limeade bakers twine, designer buttons - subtles, basic pearls,
Tools: essentials piercing pack, piercing mat

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Di,

I'm so happy to see you're back ;-)

Krysta C.

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