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Hand Stitching: Chain Link Stitched Cards

Do you like hand-stitching on your layouts? You should definitely try it on cards too. @lisafonseca1985 made some really cute ones, using two different stitching techniques and two @paigetaylorevans collections from #pinkpaislee.

Hey friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog. This week is all about hand stitching. Easy one for me 😉 I love making layouts where I hand-stitch around my embellishments or cut files. This time, I made a pair of cards.

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To make these cards I started with a cut file. Paige has a font cut file in the Silhouette shop and I used it and wrote ‘love you’. Then I outlined the whole word and let the machine cut it out. For the first card, I used the Paige Evans Turn the Page collection. I backed the letters with different patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad. For the ‘o’ in ‘you’ I used vellum and created a shaker pocket and filled it with sequins from the new Auburn Lane collection.

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Then I stitched around the letters using matching colors. I saw this chain link stitching technique in a few of Paige’s process videos and I thought it was super pretty. It turned out really cool and makes the letters really pop. Then I placed the piece on a 12×12 patterned paper and cut around it, leaving a border.

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To finish the card I added some embellishments: I used puffy stickers, cardstock stickers, and I made some layered butterflies using the butterfly patterned paper, fussy cutting some butterflies out and attaching the three layers by stitching them together. I also used some stickers from Paige’s sticker book.

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For the second card I used Paige’s new collection, Pick-Me-Up. I did exactly the same as with the other card but didn’t make a shaker pocket and I hand stitched around the letters with a normal back stitch.

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To embellish, I created some layered 3D flowers by fussy-cutting flowers from the flower patterned paper. I attached the three layers by sticking the needle through the flowers from behind and making a French knot on the front.

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Then I embellished using puffy stickers and some stickers from the sticker book.

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I really hope you like them and feel inspired to make some cards with hand stitching! If you want to watch the process video, check it out here:

Thank you so much for stopping by!



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2 Responses to "Hand Stitching: Chain Link Stitched Cards"

  • Kerri
    June 2, 2018 - 10:34 am

    Love these cards so much! Thank you for the YouTube video showing how! Where can I find the video you mentioned showing Paige’s process for the flower stitching? Thank you!!