by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Well, I've been playing around with making cards again. The lettering on the first one is part of my 5D software and the frame is one of Elsa's. The Christmas cards are designs from Embroidery Library which were free if you joined their Christmas Club this year. I see I have a few stray threads to snip to tidy up the edges. These designs fit in my 120X120 hoop and then I trimmed to fit the blank cardstock. Hope this encourages others to try this idea; would love to see any pictures of what you make. Blessings, Avis

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by crafter2243 Moderator 29 Nov 2017

They look great. I tried cardstock ones. Did not work. Now I do the same as you. I am late getting started this year so thanks for the reminder and motivation

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cooperal by cooperal 29 Nov 2017

Thank you. I'm glad you are making cards, too. Will you post some pictures? I'm sure others will enjoy seeing them. Blessings, Avis

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by robinbird 28 Nov 2017

Such delightful Christmas cards you'd done.Thanks for sharing them& the site info too. :~D

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cooperal by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Thank you for your encouragement. Blessings, Avis

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by pennyhal2 28 Nov 2017

That's a great collection of cards that you made. Thanks for the additional info below. Silly me....I thought that you were just suppose to just stitch on the card stock.

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cooperal by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Stitching on cardstock just doesn't work if there is a high stitch count...the design will just tear out at the edges, but it does work on some redwork type designs. Thank you for your interest and positive comment. Hope you try this one day. Be blessed, Avis

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by sonjapotgieter 28 Nov 2017

Awesome cards made!!Great job done...Gorgeous!!!!

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cooperal by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Thanks. I enjoyed doing this and will probably be making most of my cards in the future. Blessings, Avis

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by Sewmum1 28 Nov 2017

They are all lovely. Great keepsakes too

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cooperal by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Thank you for your comment. Be blessed, Avis

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by stock 28 Nov 2017

do you line the back to cover stitches, I tried sewing card, and it perferated, do you do something to stop this...wendy

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cooperal by cooperal 28 Nov 2017

Wendy, i did not stitch these designs directly on the cardstock...instead, I put my fabric on a sticky stabilizer and did the stitching. Once out of the hoop I trimmed so that it fit the card and then glued it to the front with just regular school glue. These designs have too many stitches to go directly on cardstock and they would just punch out. I hope you give it a try. Thanks for your question; you can PM me if you want further details. Be blessed, Avis

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thankyou,,wendy

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by pennifold 27 Nov 2017

Fantastic job on them all. Love Chris

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cooperal by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Thank you, Chris. I'm learning as I go along each time I make a card. Be blessed. Avis

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by noah 27 Nov 2017

love them ALLL A+ hugs

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cooperal by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Carolyn, how nice to get an A+ from you. Thanks sew much. Avis

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by dragonflyer 27 Nov 2017

Very festive...

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cooperal by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Thank you, Avis

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by michemb 27 Nov 2017

very nice,

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cooperal by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Thank you, Avis

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by asterixsew Moderator 27 Nov 2017

Lovely work and looks like you have been busy

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cooperal by cooperal 27 Nov 2017

Thank you. This type of work = play! I had fun. Be blessed, Avis

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