Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:45 pm

OK, for those who are contemplating an aperture cross stitch card, here is a video tutorial that presumably tells you everything you need to know:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwRpu4vE4HA" target="_blank
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by poppy » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:42 pm

Linda Rose wrote:Has anyone else made a decision around a pattern and begun any stitching?


Yes Linda, I started to stitch a bookmark. 8)
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:24 pm

For those thinking about making a card, here is a tutorial on making your own aperture greeting card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47vMGmWJaww" target="_blank

If anyone knows of other helpful sites, for either bookmarks or cards, please share them. Out of the ordinary ideas are always welcome, too.

Thanks.

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:47 pm

Greetings everyone.

I made a visit to the library last night and came home with a book of cross stitch patterns for greeting cards. I am definitely leaning toward making a card at this time, but will not make a final decision yet. Of interest to me at the moment is the envelope for a handmade card, especially if the made card does not fit one of the many standard sizes. I looked around for a tutorial and came up with a few which might interest someone who is contemplating a card for the first time. I hope they prove helpful!

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-an-Envelope" target="_blank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPH_t9wrYEg" target="_blank - This site offers a variety of envelope making ideas that will display if you click on the annotation when prompted.
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Serinde » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:22 pm

It'll be a bookmark I'll be stitching. Probably hardanger. NOTHING WITH BEADS. *sorry sorry* Just can't look at beads or metallic threads for a bit, that's all... :oops: (off to have a soothing :tea: )
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:49 pm

Serinde wrote:It'll be a bookmark I'll be stitching. Probably hardanger. NOTHING WITH BEADS. *sorry sorry* Just can't look at beads or metallic threads for a bit, that's all... :oops: (off to have a soothing :tea: )


Good to know you have a plan! I hope most others have a very good idea of what they will be stitching for the exchange. Please feel free to share.
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by rcperryls » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:47 pm

BOokmark for me. But not sure of the design. No preference for what I receive. Going to be fun!

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Serinde » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:10 am

thanks for reminding me, Carole! I will be delighted with whatever I am sent. Just love to see other people's work and be able to share. :D
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:32 am

I started mine on the w/end. A Bookmark. It will be a cross stitch ????????????????? :lol: (no clue on the number of ?'s intended! :wink: )

I too will be delighted with what I am sent. :D :dance:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by mags » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:51 pm

Nearly finished the stitching on mine, then just need to finish it :D
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:10 pm

mags wrote:Nearly finished the stitching on mine, then just need to finish it :D



Good for you! I am almost finished a card pattern which I may have difficulty assembling because of its odd size. I have little experience with the finishing and supplies at our local Michael's store are not as interesting as I thought they might be. Perhaps I better start on a bookmark?
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by meganap25 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:15 pm

I'd like to participate! I'm in the USA and will ship anywhere. This is such a good idea! I love getting stuff in the mail.
 
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:43 pm

meganap25 wrote:I'd like to participate! I'm in the USA and will ship anywhere. This is such a good idea! I love getting stuff in the mail.


We are delighted to have you join us! Look for the mailing list to be published in this thread on the 22nd. Looking forward to seeing all the stitching that will be done.
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by fccs » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:50 pm

I finished a little piece while I was on vacation and am thinking it will be a cute card. Wouldn't it be nice to be done with the stitching before the list is even sent? :-)
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:02 am

fccs wrote:I finished a little piece while I was on vacation and am thinking it will be a cute card. Wouldn't it be nice to be done with the stitching before the list is even sent? :-)


I think that is great! You certainly have eliminated the stress level for yourself. Must be time for you to relax with a soothing :tea: or perhaps a lovely :wine:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Serinde » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:19 am

fccs wrote:I finished a little piece while I was on vacation and am thinking it will be a cute card. Wouldn't it be nice to be done with the stitching before the list is even sent? :-)


This is a problem how? I'd call it fabulous advance planning for an unknown unknown, myself. 8)
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by rcperryls » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:01 pm

Serinde wrote:
fccs wrote:I finished a little piece while I was on vacation and am thinking it will be a cute card. Wouldn't it be nice to be done with the stitching before the list is even sent? :-)


This is a problem how? I'd call it fabulous advance planning for an unknown unknown, myself. 8)


I agree and wish I could say the same. I am in the process of picking my design. Still deciding between a few. But I have the bookmark piece which was sent me one year for Stashmas and I even remembered where it was (surprise surprise it was in the fabric drawer where it was supposed to be - seems like nothing ever is sometimes).

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by wendywombat » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:06 pm

I hadn't thought that I should wait to find out who my recipient should be! :doh:
I needed something small to take with me for a w/end away and the bookmark seemed ideal. HoHum!
Lets hope that they wanted a bookmark!! :lol:
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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by KristyReed1982 » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:35 pm

What a wonderful idea! Count me in!

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Re: Spring Bookmark or Card Exchange

by Linda Rose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:51 pm

KristyReed1982 wrote:What a wonderful idea! Count me in!

Kristy Reed - US - Anywhere


How nice of you to join the group! Another cross stitch enthusiast is always welcome.
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