How to Create Beautiful Embroidery Greeting Cards Have you ever heard about embroidery greeting cards? Perhaps, not yet. Most of us have been so into hand and machine embroidery which uses clothes that we don’t know much about embroidery on paper or greeting cards. But, don’t you think it’s much fun to design your greeting cards using embroidery especially if you love embroidery? It sure will be. After all, if it’s your first time to do it, you’d be glad at how this can be a great way to express your love and feelings to your love ones through the personalized greeting cards. The good thing about embroidering greeting cards is that you can combine your love of embroidery to paper crafts. And did you know that there are, surprisingly, plenty of designs for stitching your cards? And most of all, they are free. How Get Designs for your Greeting Cards • Cut out any designs you’d like from your old magazines and books. You’ll surely find great designs for card such as Christmas ornaments or trees for Christmas, hearts for Valentines, cakes for birthdays, etc. • You can also download and print an image from the internet. Make sure to get simple designs if you’re new to this. • You can also use old embroidery patterns Where Do You Get Patterns and Designs? • Old magazines and books which you can freely cut-out. • Embroidery shops • The internet So, now you have your pattern or design, you can prepare the materials that you will need. You should prepare your blank card, pin for punching holes, needles, threads, tapes, scissors, glue sticks and some decorative papers. Simple Steps in Making your Embroidery Greeting Cards a.) Tape the design you’ve chosen on the blank greeting card. b.) Following the drawings on the design, punch holes on the card. c.) Now, there will be holes which will be your pattern in stitching. Follow the holes as you stitch. Use different stitches depending on the design. Remember not to knot the end of the thread, just tape it at the back of the paper. d.) When you’re through stitching all the designs, you can paste decorative papers at the back of the card as it would be messy. Embroidery on Paper is Different! One important thing that you have to keep in mind is that paper embroidery is different from that done on fabric; although the concepts are mostly similar. On paper, you have to punch the holes where you will do the stitching. And you have to do it carefully if you want your designs to be perfect. At most embroidery shops, you can buy special tools which you can use to punch holes on your paper for stitching. There will also be lots of patterns available for this kind of embroidery craft. But you have to keep in mind that because you are designing a greeting card (which is slightly small); you have to look for a design which best fit the card. You also need to consider the occasion when you intend to send the card when finding patterns and designs. Whether you are going to make a Christmas card, Valentine’s card, birthday card or anniversary card, embroidery greeting cards are the best one to make. You can make a personalized design. You have done it with great efforts which your love ones will surely appreciate. Best of all, the materials you need are all cheaper.