All the cross stitched samples I'm doing for class, have been designed especially to make into cards. For a beginner, this is something achievable, and doesn't take too much time. There is nothing that breeds enthusiasm more than success.
Here is Fergus to join the clan. He's been damp stretched, trimmed and added a card. He's even got some wadding behind him to make him look extra special.
One more sample got stitched yesterday, and there's one more to go. By the end of the week, they should all be in cards, and then it will be time to explore other options for finishing.
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Make a Cross Stitched Card