I've been a fan of cross stitch for many years having made several pillows and eyeglass cases even. So when I saw this it peaked my curiosity as to how I could incorporate it into cardmaking which I never tried. It is usually a bit of effort to do it and I was concerned it would take too much time but these went in no time at all. You can do both of these while watching an hour long show. I stamped the sentiment first in case I screwed up; I did not want to waste the stitchwork. I did have to be careful to not pull too hard as in certain areas the hole could rip. I used the entire strand but it was a bit thick and next time I may take a strand or two out. I love the simplicity of it but of course I had to embellish it a bit. On the first one, I just added a
little seambinding ribbon and on the limeaid one, a layer of raspberry ripple cardstock and used dimensionals to pop it up a bit and I think it is really sweet. I may even try it around some other paper pierced images. So simple, cute and easy! It's just my style.