Stitch a Pretty Card

Monday, October 11, 2010

Here’s a pretty card you can stitch on blank note cards, which are easy to find at craft, scrapbooking and office supply stores.

I used ecru, but white, yellow or tan cards would work equally well.

The card is stitched entirely in back stitch, with the exception of the lines in the pumpkin, which are stitched in a simple running stitch.

To work this card, transfer the pattern to your blank card using a pencil and a very light touch (you can erase any visible pencil marks after stitching).

Next, premake the needle insertion holes by inserting your needle along the marked lines.

Making the holes before stitching makes the card easier to embroider.

Click here or on the photo to the left to enlarge it if you would like to see the pre-made holes in greater detail.

Using 2 strands of DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Floss ( I used color 919) in your needle,  work the embroidery on the card along the marked lines.

It’s fun to stitch on paper – and you can adapt the design to make uique placecards or gift tags in time for Thanksgiving!



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3 Responses to “Stitch a Pretty CardComment RSS feed

  • Jessica
    October 11th, 2010 11:18 am

    Love this idea!

  • Karen Farley
    October 11th, 2010 3:28 pm

    What a great Autumn sentiment to stitch. It is a neat and different way to stitch a gift. Happy Autumn!!!!

  • Gramms
    October 26th, 2010 2:30 pm

    What an innovative idea!! I’m going out to buy myself a supply of notecards in all different colors and have myself a field day!! Wow, am glad I clicked on here. Thanks!!! Gramms

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