Montag, 10. November 2014

DIY Embroidered Greeting Cards

Hello everybody,

today I wanna share one of my favourite DIY-projects I've been up to lately: embroidered greeting cards. Although it is no half an hour project to make one of those cards and it will take you some time, I think the result is definitely worth the effort. In addition there are no limits to creativity concerning the selection of your motive. :)

What you'll need (for one card)
  • 2 greeting cards of the same size and the same colour (I went for A6 cards)
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • paper for embroidery patterns or graph paper (available at your local craft store)
  • (colored) pencils
  • scissors 

How it works

Draw your wished cross-stitch pattern on your graph paper and cut it out. As it is autumn I went for a cross-stitch pattern of a fox.

Fix the pattern to the front side of one of your cards using paper clips. Then use your embroidery needle to punch the pattern on your card. Be careful not to punch too many holes in your paper but just the ones you need.

Now you can start to embroider your subject on your card.

When you have finished embroidering, take your second greeting card and glue it as accurately as possible to the inside of you embroidered card. This way no one will be able to see the embroidery's backside.

Due to the embroidery's thickness it is possible that the bottom edges won't lie exactly on top of each other. Use your scissor to create an exact bottom edge.
Done! :)

Have a great day!


PS: If you like this project, you may also want to check out the embroidered travel map as well as the greeting cards with lace pattern

PS: I also shared this project on Karly's Create & Share Party on A Simple Pantry.

All images by Stefanie Reichl

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