Needing a needle minder for your hand project? Here are a few easy ideas – plus a bonus yarn threader idea.
This adorable, odd-shaped project, called a biscornu, is a fun way to practice or highlight your cross stitch and embroidery talents. Biscornu make terrific pin cushions, sachets, and more.
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Q: I wanted to highlight some places on my card with glitter so I used my glue pen over the top of the stamped image and now it won’t work. What can I do to glitter stamped images?
A: Before you go over the image with your glue pen be sure that the ink is completely dry. It is best to use an ink such as Memento which is made to dry more quickly and becomes water resistant which prevents it from clogging up the glue pen as it is rolled across the surface.
Q: I’m trying to color my stamped image, but having trouble with my ink smearing.
A: You want to use an ink such as Momento ink and even with it it is best to allow it to sit for a little bit so that the moisture evaporates out of it. Using a heat tool will help speed up this process.
Q: I just can’t get the hang of stamping first and then die cutting around my image. Is there an easier way?
A: A stamp positioner will help you. You can first die cut your image and then use the positioner to line up the die cut with the stamp.
A: Try to handle the paper as little as possible especially after rubbing it with the Anti Static Pad. Oils from your skin will also attract and hold the powder in place.
Q: I would like to do a little stitching on my cards, but am not real good at sewing. Is there anything I can use to achieve this look?
A: These embroidery kits are the perfect way to achieve the look. They come with everything you need to get you started. They come complete with a template to use to get a variety of images and looks.
Valentine’s Day is coming soon! Here are two versions of the Dimensions LOVE Embroidery Kit from Cathy Heck Studios for your Valentine’s décor – or as a gift to your Valentine.