When the stitched alphabet came out from Spellbinders I liked the idea, but I couldn’t really see buying ALL the letters. (I made a big mistake.) I bought a few to spell “Hi” and “love” well soon after these few cards I realized; I need the entire alphabet. I am so glad I did and would highly recommend if you are considering the stitched alphabet, just buy the bundle. It really opens your world to so many possibilities. (It is an investment, but really, I have used these so much that I think it was one of my better purchases for card making.)
Because I love these little guys so much, I put some tips for using these dies to be the most successful.
Tips for stitching on your paper crafts.
- Choosing your thread (floss) will make a significant difference. My first craft was cross-stitching, and I can tell you a few things to make you successful.
- The number of strands. Two is most commonly used, but if your floss is light on light you may want to add one or more strands to ensure your intended color shows as you want it. (In the sample above, I used all six strands
- Floss comes in many brands and materials. You may want to test them on your paper before you commit.
- A single sheet of card may tear when you stitch with several threads of floss. To ensure your card can hold up, simply cut two additional letters and glue them together to create stability.
- Use your finger or fine tip applicator, (such as Barely Art glue tip) to apply glue to prevent seepage through the premade stitch placement holes.
- remove any excess glue immediately
- Make sure your glue is completely dry before stitching. (If you notice any glue at this time, use a needle to remove it.)
- As a cross stitcher for many years, I learned one especially important thing. Always go in the same direction. Start each grouping in the same place.
- Light is caught by the floss and keeping it in the same direction and same placement will give a better finished look.
- Place your needle over the last stitch and press all other threads under the stitch you are adding.
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