All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis
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All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

Hello crafty friends! It’s Jean here sharing holiday cards created with the Merry Stitchmas Collection at Spellbinders. As a cross stitcher, the stitching sets always catch my eye. While I created Christmas cards, the products I used can be used beyond the holidays for paper crafting throughout the year. Let’s take a look at how I used several of the die sets in the collection.

All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

Pair a glimmer-foiled sentiment with a stitched background for a classic and elegant Christmas card.

All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

Note: The Light Gold floss is thicker than the Red Ruby and Emerald Green flosses. While I used two strands for stitching of all three colors, you could certainly stitch the Light Gold floss with just one strand.

Gift Idea: Die-cut the panel and package with floss for a stitching friend.

All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Hot glue gun, vellum, red cardstock, washi tape.

With repetition, a border die can be used to create a card background.

All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

  • Die-cut Snowdrift cardstock with the outline and detail Diamond Stitch dies five times.
  • Stitch the shapes with red, green, and gold floss using a size 22 needle. Affix threads to back with washi tape as you work.
  • Permanently affix threads on back with glue.
  • Create frame by cutting a rectangle from an A2-size cardstock panel.
  • Attach the five rows of diamond stitching to a blue cardstock panel; trim edges as required.
  • Add frame to card front with foam adhesive.
  • In Matte Gold, glimmer foil a Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips sentiment on red cardstock. Cut with die in set, trim ends, and add to center of assembled card, tucking ends behind the frame.

All Stitched Up in Traditional Christmas Colors with Jean Manis

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

DMC Floss 321 (red), DMC Floss 700 (green), DMC Floss 729 (gold), glue, foam adhesive, washi tape

I am delighted that you visited today. I hope you are inspired to use Merry Stitchmas Collection for holiday crafting and into the new year!

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