Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Lovely

I have something a little different to share today. I'm one of those people who likes to keep her hands busy in the evening, while binging Netflix. It's hard to stamp when you are curled up on the couch, but I still wanted to work on a card. I've always been a fan of cross-stitching, something I don't do nearly as much as I'd like. I thought, why not combine the two!

I created a few card panels using two sets from Concord & 9th ... Hello Lovely and Wildflower. I stamped them in the colors that I wanted to stitch them in, so that there wouldn't be any noticeable color popping out underneath my stitches. Next, using my paper piercer, I poked holes along each of the images.

Now for all of the stitching. I'm not going to was a little time consuming, but it did get me through about 4 episodes of Glee.

After all of my stitching was done I die cut leaves using Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms die collection. I scored them down the center, gave them a little bend and then attached them to my flowers. And lastly came the buttons and sentiment!

Thank you for stopping by today ... I hope you enjoyed this fun twist on my card-making. I still have 3 more cards to share and will be sharing those very soon. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day!


  1. truly .... LOvely!!! your stitches are perfect!

  2. Oh love those stitches on your card, Melissa! Gorgeous result

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    1. Oh that is a great idea! I may have to create another just for that occasion. Thank you, Traci! :)