Picture of Stitched Border Valentine's Day Card
I have been wanting to do a stitched border card and Valentine's seemed like a good reason to make one.  Just whipped it up today so it doesn't take too long to put all together.
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Step 1: What You Need

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Need a couple things to get started.

  • 4 colors of embroidery floss
  • Cross Stitch Needle
  • 4 by 5.5 inch slip of paper
  • 4 by 5.5 inch greeting card
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tape or glue
  • Marker if you want to draw on it

Step 2: Draw it Out

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You start off with your 4 by 5.5 inch piece of cardstock, a pencil and ruler.

You can just wing it if you want, but I decided to give myself some guides.  I drew lines that were 1/4 inch from the side all the way around.  Then I added 3 more lines that were each 1/8 away from each other going in.  

These lines will be the back of the card.
sunshiine2 years ago
Oh I like this!
Great idea - simple but final looks are great. I am such a computer geek, however. I do not use pencils, nor rulers, but only computers. Sad in a way - but you gave me additional ideas.

Do you mind if I "join up" with your tutorial and make a tutorial on how you could add graphics to the card for an Easter or Mother's Day card using Pixlr? I haven't made a tutorial in a while (creatively in hibernation for the moment). My tutorial will show the images part and then jump to you for the "manual labor." LOL. Love your idea!!!

Great for the grand-babies to try for Mommy's Day.
wold6302 years ago
I love to see stitching on cards! So personal and fun!
PitStoP2 years ago
Cool. You're so creative!