Cross Stitch Cards by Elsie Robinson

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here and today I have some cross stitch inspired cards to share with you using three of Paige’s cut files. Since I love stitching, these cards are so fun to create. However, if stitching isn’t your thing, I also have an alternative cross stitch card that gives you the cross stitched look in a hurry! Let me talk you through each card...
This first card is the simplest and I used the Cross Stitch Snowflake cut file to create it. Instead of having my Silhouette Cameo cut the file, I used the pen holder tool with a pencil in it to draw the design instead. Once the design was sketched, I used a paper-piercer to punch a small hole into the paper, where each point of the cross met another. I used white embroidery thread to stitch each ‘x’; I love the white against the kraft background. For the title I used the Truly Grateful Thickers to spell out ‘JOY’.

For this next card I followed the same method as the previous card. However, this time I used the Cross Stitch Reindeer cut file and used different colours of thread. I used a light brown and dark brown thread for the head and antlers and some bright red thread to create a little red nose. For the title, I used the alphas from the Puffy Phrase Stickers to spell out ‘HAPPY HOLIDAYS’.

And finally, if stitching isn’t your thing, you can still the cross-stitched look by cutting the cut files instead of sketching and stitching them, and backing them with patterned paper. For this card I used the Nordic Background cut file. This cut file is intricate so I cropped the top and bottom sections from the design so I could size the card to be 5x7 inches. I backed each section with different patterned papers from the Truly Grateful collection. The foiled cardstocks from the 6x8 Paper Pad add a nice subtle glimmer to the design. For my title I used the navy Mini Thickers from Pick-Me-Up.

I hope you’re inspired to do some festive cross stitching with Paige’s cut files! And I hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULMini ThickersPICK-ME-UPwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Cross Stitch SnowflakeCross Stitch Reindeer, and Nordic Background by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

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