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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
How to Make a Christmas Card That's Sew Easy! A Blog Named Hero "Muted Tones" Challenge!
Here is my first project inspiration for the November "A Blog Named Hero" Challenge of "muted colors." This project may look familiar because the background is a leftover piece from an earlier card. Always save those scraps! This was simple to make and quicker than most. The stitching to me is quicker than coloring and easily mass-produced on the go! The supplies are listed below. For the full tutorial, please visit my youtube link also below (and I hope you'll consider subscribing!)
I die cut the scrap from a rounded rectangle infinity die, but my tape wasn't secure and the paper shifted. So, never throwing anything out (Never give up! Never surrender!) I just recut to straighten out, but it does leave an odd size compared to the rest. Oh well, our secret!
Next, I die cut the stitched tree in the center and stitched with hand-dyed muted green embroidery floss. I added a garland of red floss with gold glass seed beads. Next I added a star brad and cut a square of corrugated cardboard for trunk.
I layered this with the muted red & green paper on top of the Neenah Desert Storm top fold card base.
Hope you will give this a try! I will be back very soon! Gale