October 6, 2007

Stitching paper

Today is World Card Making Day! My first love was card making. Here's how to join 2 of my favorite crafts.

Here's what you will need:


-cardstock
-floss
-something to write/draw with (in this case chalk
-largish needle
-smallish needle (I used a size 10)
-scissors
Draw your image on the back of your cardstock.


With your needle poke holes following the outline of the image. On a small design I space the holes about 1/8" apart. If the holes are too close the paper/cardstock will tear during stitching. If you decide the holes are too close once you are done simply use every-other hole.


This is what the front will look like.

Make a large not at the end of the floss and begin stitching using the holes as your guide.

It's important to use the large needle to make the holes and then the smaller needle to stitch, because you will be making the holes bigger with the needle and thread. I generally do a back stitch or straight stitch.

When you are finished tie off your stitching as you normally would and adhere your handy work to a card.

5 comments:

  1. What a great project and great tutorial! Thank you! : )

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  2. Laurie I love all your tutorials. This one makes me want to stitch on card stock today. That's not what I had planned!

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  3. What an adorable card project. Thank you so much for sharing the how-to instructions.

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  4. World card-making day? Well, who knew? Must give your tutorial a whirl. Thanks.

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  5. Fabulous tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing it. :O)

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