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Amp up your greetings with this beautiful and easy to achieve embroidery effect

What you need...
  • Card: Stampin’ Up!, Needlepoint Nook A4; green, red, white
  • Patterned paper, Stampin’ Up!, Needlepoint Nook 12 x 12
  • Dies, Stampin’ Up!, Needlepoint Elements Framelits
  • Stamps, Stampin’ Up!, Needle & Thread Photopolymer Set
  • Mini pizza boxes
  • Ink-pads, various colours; Tsukineko, Versamark
  • Embossing powder, Tonic Studios, Nuvo White
  • Embellishments
  • Adhesives
  1. Friend Card - 1 Take white card, 13.5cm x 14cm, then trim out a smaller layer of yellow card. Using the large stitched flower die, cut all over.

    2 Die-cut flower apertures in the bottom right. Stamp, then die-cut flowers and leaves in blues and greens.

    3 Make red butterflies as before. Arrange the flowers and leaves using adhesive and foam pads. Secure to the yellow card.

    4 Stamp a sentiment in Versamark onto red card and add white embossing powder. Heat to set, then trim around the edges and fix to thin white banner-shaped card.

    5 Add the sentiment to the base. Fix foam pads to the reverse of the yellow and secure onto the card base.

  2. Thank You Box - 1 Using a plain 'pizza box’, 9cm x 9cm x 2.5cm, layer patterned paper on the top and yellow around the edges.

    2 Tie a blue bow around the box. Stamp and die-cut flowers and leaves in blue, yellow and green. Stamp and trim red butterflies by hand.

    3 Die-cut the stitched effect onto yellow card, then add to the box and adhere with glue. Arrange the flowers and leaves in one space using glue and foam pads. Fix the little butterflies.

    4 Stamp a sentiment in blue onto white card, then add to the box to finish.

  3. Sending Happiness Tag - 1 Take white card, 8cm x 12.5cm, and trim out a smaller panel of green.

    2 Use a frame and stitch die in the middle and bottom of the green card, as shown. Stamp a sentiment in Versamark and add white embossing powder, then heat to set and adhere to the tag.

    3 Stamp leaves and flowers in blue, red and yellow, then die-cut and arrange onto the base. Make red butterflies and cut, then fix around the tag to finish.

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