Happy Birthday with a Cross Stitch Bear

welcome back to my corner of the world.

Most crafters do  more than one craft, papercrafting is my first love closely followed by embroidery – mainly counted cross-stitch these days although I used to do a lot of free-form embroidery back in the day!

My great-niece turned 6 at the beginning of this month so I decided to  marry my two favorite crafts together by stitching a small piece then building a card base to fit it in – it was a lot of fun I might try it again sometime!

Card base: 12 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla Card ~ scored @ 4 and 8

Ink Color: Rich Razzleberry ink pad and Stampin Blends

I used  the Oval Layered Dies to cut the aperture in the center panel of the card – I chose one that would just fit the stitched piece which was attached to the card base with Tear and Tape.  I found I had to trim a ‘smidgen’ of card off the panel that folded inside the card so everything would lay flat.

The ribbon is the 3/8 Silver and White Metallic-edge ribbon which I colored with the light Rich Razzleberry Stampin Blend,  which was a very close match to the little bear’s hat band, before tying a bow and attaching with a mini glue dot

Click here to see how I tie my bows

Hope you enjoyed this mash-up of my two crafts, and that my great-niece did as well – even if she didn’t I had a great time working on it!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday with a Cross Stitch Bear

  1. carolynmcmahan4994 says:

    I love the cross stitch bear card. As you, I do lots of hand work. Counted cross stitch, needle point, crewel, etc. I love how you used in a card.

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