Valentine's Day Cross Stitch Card Tutorial

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A cute, crafty alternative to your typical Valentine's Day card! Stitch up some chocolate truffles for your sweetheart!

Go grab the Valentine Truffle Gang Cross Stitch Pattern by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and get stitching! It's a quick little stitch, you'll be finished in no time! :)

Sewing Level: Beginner Friendly

Materials:
- Finished Cross Stitch
- Card Stock
- Scissors
- Pink Thread
- Water-Soluble Pen
- Bone-folder (optional)

1. Take your card stock and fold it in half. Use a bone-folder or your fingernail to crease the fold.

2. Measure 15 squares on all sides of the stitching pattern and mark with your water-soluble pen. Cut 1 square inside the pen marks.

3. Center your cross stitch over the front of your card. You may choose to use a glue stick (just a little!) to secure. Gently unfold your card before sewing it down.

4. Load your sewing machine with coordinating thread and stitch around your cross stitch 3/8" from the edge. Stitch around it twice, making sure NOT to backstitch. When stitching, try to line up with the cloth to sew in a line of holes.

5. Turn over your card and pull your threads gently to bring all the threads to the back. Knot and trim.

6. Pull three rows off your Aida cloth (one at a time!) on all sides. This gives you a sweet frayed edge.

7. Voila! Find an envelope or wrap in tissue paper! :)

*Thanks to everyone who entered the pattern giveaway! See who won here!*

43 comments :

  1. Totally cute! Reposted!

    www.adorningalabama.blogspot.com

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  2. So cute! Nowhere near ready for this... I'm still working on winding floss onto floss cards to organize my storage! Cute pattern and card - I love it!

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  3. wow! so cute! i just had to pin it! :)

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  4. very cute card! I can't wait to stitch up more of their patterns, they are wonderful. And I love your new banner, what a great shot. :)

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  5. Super cute Jeni! I love it! What a great idea.

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  6. Thanks so much for this! I had already planned on making Chocolate Truffles with Sea Salt for my husband for V-Day as a gift and when I saw this card I knew I wanted to do it too!

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  7. Oh, I had never thought of not backstitching and simply tying the thread tales together at the back. Thanks! Your card is super fab.

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  8. SO cute, Jeni!!! I am hoping my cross stitching skills get good enough to do the tutorial justice :)

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  9. I am working on a penguin and polar bear quilt top twin size. It has to be basted together at the moment.

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  10. I love all of their cross stitch pattern! and thanks for showing how to attach it to a card :)

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  11. very cute! Thank you for the tut.Amy

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  12. so cute!!!! i'm working on a macaroni love story baby quilt for my dear friends who are expecting in april.

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  13. Wow I haven't cross-stitched in forever. This actually makes me want to pick it back up. I'm working on catch up in the postage stamp quilt along. First I'm ogling over everyone's blog.

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  14. So adorable, I love cross-stitch! <3

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  15. Very cute Valentine design. Your card is great, and ahem..the fabric under it is amazing as well.

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  16. ooh, that's such a cute card idea!

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  17. Love this! Thanks to you for offering this giveaway!
    I'm actually getting back into cross-sticth and just finished a cross stitched
    cover for my agenda. I love how relaxing and meditative it can be to sit quietly and just stitch.

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  18. OH YES!! you know I want to do this, but money is tight...to win it? Divine!!

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  19. This is super cute! I'd love to make one! I got a tiny cross stitch calendar for Christmas this year and have been making things everyday. It's so much fun. I love these little beauties.

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  20. So cute! I would love to stitch this.

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  21. So adorable! I'd love to stitch this up, not to mention their fabulous Fruit of the Month sampler! Beyond words!

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  22. That is absolutely the sweetest embroidery pattern ever! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    seaschell AT gmail DOT com

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  23. That is the cutest most adorable idea ever. :) really cute. i hope whoever gets its appreciates all the hard work. :)

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  24. Cute, I love it! I'm totally into stitching right now -- I'm currently working on Aimee Ray's doodle stitch along and having a blast! Would love to try cross stitch too...

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  25. Very cute card!

    I currently have several knitting and quilting projects going.

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  26. Such a cute card for Valentine's day. I am working on a cross stitch gingerbread house that I didn't get done in time for this past Christmas so now I will be ahead!

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  27. I have just started stitching from the Frosted Pumpkin and I'm in love...I have to make this card!

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  28. This is a super cute card and looks pretty easy to make, thanks.

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  29. Cute card! I've actually stitched the Toast BFFs from Frosted Pumpkin and it turned out so cute! I'm working on quilting some mug rugs for belated Christmas gifts. Nothing like being a procrastinator!

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  30. hi! Love the cards! Very very cute!

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  32. Adorable! Thanks - I am working on a Valentine Banner!

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  33. It seems that this is the only worthwhile information on the net for this, I've been searching and couldn't get anything more so thanks for this post.

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  34. I never thought of using cross stitch as Velentine's card. That will make my letter sweeter.

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  35. A cute, crafty alternative to your typical Valentine's Day card!

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  36. Awww, that was one of the best Valentines day greetings that is DIY that I've seen, very pretty and creative. Nice one!

    Cheers and hugs xxxx
    Marilyn
    http://easyday.snydle.com/valentines-day-wishes-and-messages.html

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