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Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards

Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards 2020

This extra-special selection features 236 gorgeous designs to stitch for all occasions – there's a card for every celebration! This essential collection of cards includes birthdays, anniversaries, new babies, weddings, Father's Day, Mother's Day and much, much more – you'll never be stuck for a card idea again! With charts from your favourite designers, there's a whole world of different styles at your fingertips, so you're sure to find a card you'd like to stitch for the ones you love. Inside this issue: ✱ Stitch a gorgeous greeting for all the family, plus great ideas for friends too! ✱ Beautiful designs to celebrate weddings and wedding anniversaries ✱ Congratulations on your… new home, graduation, passing your driving test… and much, much more ✱ You'll love these adorable animal pairs – they're ideal for Valentine's Day ✱ Cute caravan cards to make you smile!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome…

Welcome to this extra-special issue of Ultimate Cross Stitch Cards! With hundreds of designs to stitch for all occasions, you’ll find plenty to choose from inside. With this new selection of charts from your favourite designers, you won’t be stuck for a card idea to stitch and send, whatever the celebration – and we have every occasion covered! Family and friends are in for a treat this year as you stitch a card especially for them. There’s a whole year’s worth of card ideas for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, new baby, Easter and Christmas. Plus, there are some must-stitch extras such as gardening cards for dad, a party alphabet and milestone cards to celebrate baby’s firsts. And if you know someone who has just moved house, passed…

2 min.
porcelain perfection

Delftware has long been popular in cross stitch, the classic patterns and soothing blue and white tones are a homeware staple adorning kitchens and dining rooms for many decades. The style has never gone out of fashion, at home or on cross stitch pieces such as these cards by Lesley. Their appeal is in working just a few shades of blue, from powder blue to royal blue against a soft white evenweave fabric. The designs on each piece are unique and varied and totally absorbing to stitch. They also make a gorgeous set to have to hand for when you need a card in a hurry! You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 28-count white evenweave measuring 20x20cm (7¾x7¾in) Extras: Single fold square cards of…

2 min.
petals & wings

If you find the sight of a fluttering butterfly in the garden or among the wildflowers in the meadows utterly captivating, then these cards are for you. Lesley has used these elegant insects as the main focal point of her cards, their striking patterns and solid colours contrasting beautifully with the backstitch-free florals in the background. To top it all, the stitching is framed with a decorative border, which has been die cut from pink and white paper and makes a highly ornate and delicate finish to these gorgeous cards. You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 28-count white evenweave measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras: Single fold cards and paper doilies of your choice from local craft stores or handmade Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 6-8…

2 min.
birds of a feather

Not only do these clever variegated cottons make each card unique, they also allow you to focus on stitching the pattern itself without having to think about switching threads – making them perfect for beginners, and for a quick finish! Featuring two feathered friends inside a heart-shaped frame, each of Durene’s charming folksy charts is filled with Scandi-style florals and beautiful backstitched details. Use them to wish a newly wedded couple a happy ever after, to send love on an anniversary, or just to say hello to a friend. These cards are guaranteed to make anyone smile, so give them a try today! You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras: Square single fold cards, ribbon…

1 min.
happy day

You will need Threads: Stranded cotton and metallic threads as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 16x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras: Single fold oblong cards and glitter card of choice Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 5-8 hours each Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots Level: Intermediate How to make up the cards 1 When you have finished stitching, wash and press your finished design. 2 Back with a piece of iron-on interfacing and trim the top of the design into an arch, then trim the remaining straight sides, leaving a few squares of the aida around your stitching as a decorative border. 3 Use the shape of your fabric to cut out a piece of backing paper, which is 1cm (_in) bigger than your stitched piece. 4 Using double-sided tape, stick your…

1 min.
your special day

You will need Threads: Stranded cotton as listed in the key Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design Extras: Single fold scalloped edged cards and ribbon of your choice Stitching Factbox Stitching time: Approx 5-6 hours each Type of stitches: Cross stitch, backstitch Level: Beginner Stitching close-up To achieve the confetti style, Lucie has designed simple shapes made up of single cross stitches using a vibrant multitude of colours, eight in total. There are some shapes within the main shape, tiny hearts and flowers for example, but mainly you’ll be working no more than two or three stitches together. Wedding florals key MAXIMUM STITCH COUNT 40 high x 40 wide DESIGN AREA 14 HPI (28-count evenweave) – 7.5x7.5cm (2¾x2¾in) These designs were stitched using DMC stranded cotton…