We just came out with our newest kit of fun crafts, “Paper Embroidery Birthday Cards.”
Paper embroidery is cute, thoughtful and fun! You can make cards for your special someone’s birthday, the newest member of your family, or just make one for anyone you feel special about.
Paper embroidered cards are not just a piece of paper, they really show your care and have given extra thought and effort into gifting a personal gift and card. Embroidering your own paper cards will always be a great and unique way to show how much you care.
Paper embroidery has been a popular craft for a long time, but have your ever received one?
If you did, then you probably felt very special and maybe even still have it. They make wonderful keepsakes.
Did you know? Stitching on postcards was a popular trend in Europe in the 1970’s.
Here is another project for your holiday! We want to share with you this wonderful and cheerful design. Holiday themed projects are always fun and this little reindeer is the cutest one around. So let’s get to it!
For this design, you will only need to know and use the Outline Stitch, French Knot Stitch and Satin Stitch.
These reindeer pictures are made with some simple stitches such as Satin Stitch, Long and Short, French Knot and Outline Stitch.
This product, “Stick’n Stitch” is very useful when you transfer patterns. You can just print out the patterns on one of these sheets or trace the patterns by hand. Then you just stick it on the fabric that you want to use for you stitching.
After you finish all your stitching, just put the fabric in water and the pattern melts off! This product works very well on coarse textured cloth, too.
For a final touch, you can use gold sequin on the reindeer’s collar as a bell.
You will stitch with two strands for all the below numbered items, except for the reindeer’s eye lashes and the sparkle in the reindeer’s eye. For those numbered items, use only one strand. So, numbers 7 and 8 use only one strand.
Reindeer’s face and body – Long and Short Stitch with caramel color thread
Reindeer’s head – Satin Stitch and Long and short Stitch with brown
Antlers – Satin Stitch with dark brown
Ear and mouth – Satin Stitch with vanilla
Nose and collar – Satin Stitch with red
Eye – Satin Stitch with black
Sparkle – Stitch in the eye for a couple of times with white (One strand)
Eye lash – Make three stitches with black (One strand)
Plants with berries Stems – Outline Stitch with dark green Berries – French Knot Stitch with red
Plants with leaves Stems – Outline Stitch with green Leaves – Satin Stitch with green