17 January 2014

Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share Day 2: Sew Special

Hi All! Welcome to Day 2 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share for January. Our theme this month: Sew Special. This is the perfect theme to showcase Close To My Heart's January Stamp of The Month: Cross Stitch Wishes:

Sew….take a look at today's project:

We'll start off with the ingredients list for this "sew special" card:
Red embroidery thread & needle (from my stash)

To make this card, I cut a base from Sky Cardstock at 4 1/4 x 11 inches, and scored and folded it at 5 1/2 inches. I then layered a 4x5 1/4-inch piece of Cranberry Cardstock on top. The sentiment is stamped in Cranberry Exclusive Ink onto a 3 1/5 x 4 3/4-inch layer of Colonial White Cardstock, which was scalloped at the bottom using the Scallop Border Punch. The hearts and "SEW special" sentiment were stamped in Sky Exclusive Ink. I then used a piercing tool to pierce the paper where I wanted to add stitches. I used a needle and red thread to sew onto the cardstock. I fussy cut around the hearts and layered them to the card with dimensional adhesive. For the cross stitched heart, I used liquid glass as to adhere it to the heart beneath it because my dimensional adhesive wouldn't stick to the thread very well.  (You could use your Cricut machine and the Artiste Cartridge to cut out the hearts before you stamp and stitch. Unfortunately, my Cricut was on the fritz when I made this, so I was left to fussy cut.) The "Sew special" sentiment was cut down to 2 1/8x2 7/8 inches and layered on Sky Cardstock with dimensional adhesive. I added it to the card front using dimensional adhesive as well. I inked around the edges of the hearts and the Colonial White card front with Sky Exclusive Ink to add some contrast and depth to the project.

Here are a few close-ups:

I hope you enjoyed today's project and this month's Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. Be sure to hop over to Lynn's Bungalow and see what inspiring Kraft-y goodness she has for you today!

If you are interested in purchasing the supplies used in this project (except the needle and thread), please visit me here, or just follow the links in the ingredients list.


  1. wow, you are crafty with your actual cross-stitiching! I love this color combination. This shade of blue with the red is very fresh and cheerful!

  2. So cute, Kim! I love all of the stitching! Every now and then I am tempted to pull out my cross stitching supplies, but I seem to be so ADD lately, I know I'd never finish a thing! Maybe someday. :) Adorable card!!

  3. OMGosh, how fabulous! Such a sweet design, and I absolutely ADORE that you actually stitched on here!