Welcome to day 8 of our 12 Days of Stitchmas 2023 Advent Calendar class! Join us and stitch your way through the season! We invited 12 guest artists to share inspiration with the 12 stitching surprises. Let’s welcome Tina Smith as she shares inspiration with the Day 8 surprise!
Don’t miss the other video tutorials from our free Youtube Class: Day 1 with Mindy Eggen | Day 2 with Sandi MacIver | Day 3 with Laura Bassen | Day 4 with Jaycee Gaspar | Day 5 with Yana Smakula | Day 6 Michelle Short | Day 7 with Nichol Spohr.
Hi there, crafty friends! Tina here from Cards and Coffee Time, I am excited to be on the Spellbinders Blog with you! Today we are revealing and creating 2 cards with the fabulous Stitched Die set behind Door No. 8 in the 12 Days of Stitchmas Advent Calendar. I love to create handmade Christmas cards that are extra special and this advent calendar has you covered with fabulous dies that can be stitched taking ordinary cards to the next level, making them extraordinary keepsakes. The “Joy” stitched die set is so pretty and has 4 pieces. A shadow of the Joy, the lovely Joy greeting with a beautiful font, and the “o” in Joy can be replaced with a stitched ornament with the ornament topper. Super easy to stitch and beginner friendly. I love that all the elements can be layered.
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For my first card, I also used the Snowflake Die Set in Door #5 of the advent calendar, it made the perfect backdrop for my stitched Joy. For my second card, I am using the Joy die along with the Spellbinders Christmas Poinsettia Bird Die Set and Winter Borders Die set. I also added a splash of shine with the Vivant Circle Gold Metallic Cord. A full supply list is below.
I love that Spellbinders has the Stitch Along Kit with everything you could possibly need to help with all the stitching you will be doing with the 12 Days of Stitchmas Advent Calendar. For my projects, I used Gold & Solid Red DMC Floss, the Poppy Field, Fern, Peridot, White, and Brushed Silver Cardstock sheets. I added some sparkle with the Gold Pop-Up Foam Sheet. I used the Color Essential Gems for the center of my ornaments too. I had no problem threading my needle that was included in this kit or losing it on my craft desk as there was also the needle threader and a Needle Minder in the Stitch Along Kit. Plus much more and I love that I was able to have a permanent home for my embroidery supplies for cardmaking in the Mesh Bad that was included!
If you would like to see how I created the projects above, check out the step-by-step tutorial on Youtube.
Picket Fence Distress Ink – Refill, Black Ink, Red Ink,
Image 5/ Video Tutorial
I love how these turned out and hope you get some inspiration from my projects! Thank you so much for stopping by! If you would like to see more pictures visit my blog Cards and Coffee Time, I would love to see you there! Have a wonderful and crafty day! Hugs, Tina
Many Thanks & Crafty Hugs,
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