When I die-cut the cross stitch grid for the Christmas tree card, I cut out a couple of spares just in case. And, wanting a change from the gluing and assembling process of the Cricut-cut card designs, I took the opportunity to pick up my needle and thread.
But I didn’t feel like creating more designs so I went looking for some instead. And discovered that Marianne Designs (who made the die I used) have a whole bunch of patterns for their cross stitch dies; I’ve linked the one I used in the supplies list at the end.
I used the same card layout as on the Christmas tree card (because thinking about card layouts is my least favourite part of the whole process). I do wish that I’d had some wide blue ribbon in my stash or the patience to wait for some to be delivered before finishing the card, but I didn’t, so I made do with white ribbon. If I did it again I would also stitch the snowman on coloured card, but I was working with what I had to hand and I still like the result (even if the inner critic says that it could be better).
Marianne Designs – cross stitch patterns 1 (pdf)
Marianne Designs – CR1454
- paper and card:
blue mirri card
Papermill Direct – natural white pearlised
Papermill Direct – charcoal black pure sparkle card blanks