Meg Evershed of The Nutmeg Company, is the queen of constructional cross stitch. So the 40 cross stitch card designs in her ebook 3D Cross Stitch Cards, are clever and imaginative projects that you will love to stitch. And they are all on perforated paper, which can be folded and cut out. So, you can easily produce freestanding 3D cards, gift bags and cross stitch boxes.
Do you want to stitch a cross stitch card for a special occasion? If so, here are 3D cards for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, new baby, new home, wedding, retirement, plus cards to stitch for invitations and personal messages.
For all cross stitchers looking to create cards to treasure, this is the perfect collection.
Stitch the cards from the charts supplied in the ebook – they are easy to print out on a home printer, and you can enlarge them instantly onscreen. You will find all the instructions, images and diagrams you need. Particularly helpful are the video clips of Meg demonstrating basic 3D cross stitch techniques. These include how to work with perforated paper, how to cut out your card from the perforated paper and how to finish your 3D cards.
‘. . the cards are truly stunning. Each project links to the techniques you’ll need, provides a list of what you’ll need (including the thread colours),step by step instructions, a chart and a photo of the finished card so you know what you are aspiring to. They include colour and stitch variations of many of the cards to show how they can be used for different occasions by just making a small change. There’s a useful section at the back of the book talking you through the equipment you will need and what to do with it. There are also alphabets and numbers at the end of the book so you can create your own personal message to go on the front of the cards. There are also more techniques at the back of the book, guiding you through the different stitches, as well as a trouble shooting section. If you are looking to make cross stitch cards I think this book is ideal, and the video clips would give you more guidance that you would get from a paper book.’ – The Sewing Directory
Your free cross stitch pattern comes from the Country Cottage collection in 3D Cross Stitch Cards. The colour of the perforated paper is dark blue for a wintry feel and the thatched roof is snow covered. The hill is covered with snow and fir trees. The sun has changed to a silvery moon, enclosing the falling snow. Festive candles in the borders and a seasonal greeting make this into a Christmas card.
Finished size: 10.7 × 10.6cm (4¼ × 4¹⁄8in)