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Stitch n prick, sparkly Christmas Tree cards.
I made a whole bunch of these for the Christmas card swap we had here on Cut Out + Keep and I thought you might like to see how they were made.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take a small piece of paper and fold it in half. Draw half a Christmas tree shape on one half.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a pin and pierce throw the middle point at the very top of the tree (where the star would be), making sure to go through both bits of paper.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue to pierce along the outline of the tree, at the points and mid-way down each branch.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 4
    Step 4

    Open the paper up and your tree pattern should be on both sides. Take your card and position your tree paper template on it.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now use your pin to pierce around the tree outline and through the card this time.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 6
    Step 6

    You should be left with a pricked outline of tree on your card.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now take a needle and thread it with green thread.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 8
    Step 8

    Come through the top hole of the tree, from the back, leaving a tale of a few inches.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 9
    Step 9

    Go down through the second hole, around the back and up through the 3rd hole.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 10
    Step 10

    Continue this, going down, around and up, but add a seed bead when you come to a point on a branch.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 11
    Step 11

    Continue this until you have stitched around the tree outline once.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now stitch around again, this time you should be stitching the opposite, so that you're filling in the gabs between your previous stitches.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 13
    Step 13

    Stitch around the outline again and end by bringing the thread though to the front.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now take a star shaped sequin or bead and thread it on to the card, stitch back through it and take the thread to the back of the card.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 15
    Step 15

    Tie the thread and the tail together, so that the stitches are secured tightly in place.

  • How to make a stitched card. Stitched Tree Cards - Step 16
    Step 16

    Cut off any loose thread and voila! Merry Christmas.

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dommie
dommie · Częstochowa, Silesian Voivodeship, PL · 5 projects
my friend must do any decorations for school. when I show it her, she was inspired. Happy

sorry for my horrible English. ;D
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*Witchy Rachie*
*Witchy Rachie* · Holon, IL · 70 projects
sooooooooooo cute! will this inspire my christmas this year? i think maybe...!!! ;)
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
thats cuuuuuute [*looks up* hi Not A.]
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Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
OMG THAT'S SO COOL!!!
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