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Cross Stitch a Greeting Card!
I love doing cross stitches, it's one my favorite craft works :)
I also love making greeting cards, birthday cards and invitation cards by myself and I'm always coming up with new card ideas. Anyways, these cross stitch cards are fairly easy and beginner friendly, I hope you enjoy making one (or some!).....

Posted by Muhaiminah Faiz from Sylhet, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh • Published See Muhaiminah Faiz's 193 projects »
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  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can make your own cross stitch patterns using simple shapes like- heart, flower, butterfly, swirls, rainbow, leaf etc.
    Here's a template for a simple flower cross stitch pattern.

  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Select a simple design, prepare thread and needle,
    Choose a starting point on the fabric (it's best to start from the center of any design fro cross stitching) and draw the needle from the bottom of the fabric pulling it upwards.
    Keep an inch extra on the wrong side of the aida fabric and hold the extra thread with one hand (or finger) while doing the first cross stitch. You can let go the extra thread after the first cross stitch is done.
    Now, you can either count the holes or the fabric threads for cross stitching, I usually count the fabric threads. But to make it easier to understand I've tried to explain both ways. Notice the fabric threads and count them as you cross stitch. I did 2X2 fabric counts for each pattern.
    I didn't take the step-by-step pictures for other patterns. No matter what pattern you use keep it simple, they look cute.

  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    After you're done with the cross stitch cut the fabric according to the size of the card,
    Carefully pull out 2-3 aida fabric threads from all sides to create the fringes

  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Prepare the thick paper for making the card. You can color the thick paper as you want, but make sure the color combination of the card and cross-stitch design looks good

  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply glue at the back of the cross stitched fabric,
    Carefully place the glued side on the front of the card and press the corners of the fabric to make sure it's glued evenly on all sides,
    Allow the glue to dry

  • How to make a cross-stitch card. Cross Stitch Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    To make the card look a little fancier I attached a thread and made a tiny bow with it.
    Punch 4 holes (2 on each sides) on the open end of the card,
    Draw a ribbon or thread through the holes and tie a small bow.

    Done!

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