Die-Cutting & Cross Stitch Fusion

by Kim MacFarlane

Die-Cutting & Cross Stitch Fusion

If you enjoy paper crafts AND cross stitching you'll be pleased to hear that Marianne Design have released a range of cutting dies that make it easy and fun for you to combine the two! With a choice of six different base designs to die-cut perforated papers and more die designs in the pipeline, all you need to get started is a die-cutting machine, cutting dies, cardstock and sticky tape, alongside your embroidery supplies.

To help us on our way Marianne has designed a series of free downloadable cross stitch patterns for use with each of the different dies. These are available to download directly from the Marianne Design website and also from us here at Buddly Crafts.

To create your fusion art simply die cut your perforated paper and work the patterns using 2-3 strands of floss. Use sticky tape to secure the ends at the back of the piece so that your work will lay flat without any unsightly bumps from knots. Mount your finished work onto your card base as desired.

Enjoy the cards below - Marianne's been busy creating fun, cute spooks for Halloween!

Did you know that DMC have a 'spooky' Glow in the Dark stranded thread?

Products Mentioned

  • DMC Cross Stitch Round End Needles 6pcs - 26
  • DMC Light Effects Embroidery Thread - Glow in the Dark E940
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 310 Black
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 3340
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 3770 Very Light Tawny
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 3772 Very Dark Desert Sand
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 3821 Straw
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 3851 Light Bright Green
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - 552
  • DMC Mouliné Stranded Cotton Embroidery Thread - Blanc White
  • Joy! Crafts 300gsm Kraft Paper - A5 Black 20pcs
  • Joy! Crafts 300gsm Kraft Paper - A5 Natural 25pcs
  • Joy! Crafts 300gsm Kraft Paper - A5 White 20pcs
  • Marianne Design A4 Cutting Sheet - Eline's Autumn Backgrounds AK0073
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Eline's Halloween COL1473
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Cross Stitch Border CR1473
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Cross Stitch Circle CR1465
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Cross Stitch CR1454
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Cross Stitch L CR1466
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Die - Punch Die Autumn Leaves CR1336
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Basic Shapes Labels CR1352
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Cross Stitch Christmas Tree CR1481
  • Marianne Design Craftables Cutting Dies - Cross Stitch Heart CR1482
  • Marianne Design Craftables Punch Cutting Die - Halloween CR1450
  • Marianne Design Kraft Card - 13.5cm x 27cm PK9109
  • Marianne Design Stamping & Die Cutting Sticky Tape 20mm x 10m LR0010
  • Sizzix Big Shot (Machine & Plates) 660200

Kim MacFarlane

Designer & Founder of Buddly Crafts. A passionate crafter who enjoys seeing creativity grow wings and take flight.