my first embroidered card

March 25, 2012

I’ve been making my own cards for years, but I was only recently introduced to the concept of embroidering paper. Now a whole new world has opened up for me! This is the first one I made:

I wanted to keep it simple and just feature the embroidery since this was my first try. I got the pattern for the smiling cake from the stitchalong at Feeling Stitchy. I just printed it out, placed it on top of the cardstock, then poked holes with a thumbtack where I wanted to stitch. I widened the holes with my needle from front to back, then did a back stitch.

I was worried about the French knots because I was afraid the holes might tear that close together, but it worked out.

Inside I taped some cute paper over the back of the embroidering and stamped a sweet birthday message. I think it turned out really cute!

It took me several days to finish because of work, baby, etc., but I think it was worth it. I had a lot of fun making it and my friend loved it. The only sad part is that she never got to see it in person because I set it on top of my car while I buckled Meredith in to her car seat on our way to brunch, then I drove off. Hopefully someone somewhere will find it on the road, open it, and smile. :)

Posted in: crafty, crafty, needlepoint, crafty, paper

Comments on my first embroidered card

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    From San:

    Oh, I love it! It’s really cute – what a bummer it was blown away by the wind :( you put so much work into it!!
    I just recently started embroidering cards as well and it’s definitely more time-consuming that stamping, but so much fun! Did you know that they have stitch piercers at Michaels?

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    From Becca:

    That is so cute! I’m sorry you lost it! Bummer.

    I bet that would be a good project for a little girl who wants to be crafty…

  3. 3

    From Melanie:

    Nice work! How frustrating that it was on top of your car! Good thing you took pics beforehand. :)

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    From CJ:

    So cute! Sad that it was lost. I’ve just started catching up on all the blogs I used to read when I had time, and I’m blogging now too. Yay! Your daughter is beautiful. Regarding your previous post about how you don’t cook–I feel ya. But I’ve kind of figured out at least a few meals I can throw together quickly so I don’t have to waste my free time in the kitchen. Hint: baked potatoes + steamable sack of frozen veggies + some kind of protein = easy, healthy meal.

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