How to Turn Cross Stitch into a Holiday Card

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 a valentine cross stitch pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery and get stitching!

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!

41 comments :

Chelsea Strong said...

Totally cute! Reposted!

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Jennadesigns said...

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!

Katie said...

Too cute!!

SAMZE said...

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

Angela {fussycut} said...

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. :)

Holly said...

This is adorable!

Unknown said...

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

Aimee said...

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!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

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

AmandaHall said...

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

Sara said...

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

Amanda said...

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

Amy said...

very cute! Thank you for the tut.Amy

Crystal said...

This pattern is soooo sweet!

Anonymous said...

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

Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts said...

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.

Anonymous said...

So adorable, I love cross-stitch! <3

SewLindaAnn said...

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

~Michelle~ said...

ooh, that's such a cute card idea!

Laura said...

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.

Andrea said...

so freaking cute!!

Aimee said...

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

Ashly said...

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.

Nikki said...

So cute! I would love to stitch this.

Elena said...

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

Carmen said...

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

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tweed fox said...

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

The Hungry Crafter said...

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...

Unknown said...

Very cute card!

I currently have several knitting and quilting projects going.

Kathy H said...

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!

Little Creatable said...

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

Pattie Crum said...

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

Katie said...

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!

Carli said...

hi! Love the cards! Very very cute!

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Lee said...

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

Laura said...

These made me squeal.

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

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

Unknown said...

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

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Marilyn
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