Introduction: Pattern: TARDIS Cross-Stitch Valentine

Hello, geeky valentines! Need a last-minute card for that special someone? Surprise your favorite, er, companion by stitching a quick Doctor Who-inspired valentine with my free printable pattern!

Supplies:
* Embroidery floss in navy blue, light blue, red, black, and silver
* Card stock in gray and red
* White glue or dry adhesive
* Scotch tape

Tools:
* Fabric scissors
* Paper scissors
* Embroidery needle

Step 1:

Print the pattern on gray card stock. Cut out the piece with the printed stitch pattern, then use your embroidery needle to punch the holes for the stitches.

Step 2:

To keep the paper as flat as possible, use tape instead of knots to secure the floss to the back of the card.

Step 3:

Using 2-ply embroidery floss, work your stitches in rows, stitching lines in one direction first, then working backwards to cross each stitch in the opposite direction. Complete all stitches in one color before moving on to the next color.

Step 4:

Print the second card piece on red card stock, then cut it out. Center the stitched paper on the unprinted side of the red piece, then glue it in place using white glue or dry adhesive.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I hope you all get to play a little doctor this year. ;)

Comments

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Pink&BlueDesigns made it! (author)2014-02-12

Fantastic. Would love to see 2 hearts at the top though. <3 <3

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bwente made it! (author)bwente2014-02-13

+1

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hiwahiwa made it! (author)2013-03-19

hey!
love this card idea. when i went to open the link to your free template the link wouldn't open, is there another way to get the template?

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ninasin13 made it! (author)2012-02-15

Замечательная выкройка, а главное легка в шитье даже ребенку, для развития и занятия дитя. :)

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LauraChin made it! (author)2012-02-15

ooh, this is wonderful!

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Kiteman made it! (author)2012-02-14

Oh, straight to a geek's heart!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2012-02-14

This is an awesome idea! I've always wanted to do cross stitch on cards! I'll have to see if I can get this done!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)2012-02-14

Ahhhhhhh! This is the best. <3

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