Embroidery Floss in color/s of your choice
Pencil, printer, or digital cutter to outline shape of choice
1 sheet Cardstock
1) Cut your cardstock down to size. I cut mine to 8.5 x 5.5" (ultimately folding it so it was 4.25 x 5.5)
2) Determine what shape, design or words you want to place on the front or your card. You can either print out the shape then cut it out for tracing onto the front of your card, cut it out with a digital cutter, or freehand the design. I've also used my iPad as a light box before and lightly traced the design onto the card stock when I wasn't near a printer. Innovation :)
3) After getting your image onto the front of your card, take your pin and poke holes along the outline of your design, making sure to space them evenly.
4) Thread your needle with the embroidery floss of your choice and stitch around your design.
5) When you're done stitching your design, fold your card in half. That's it! You've just created a unique and awesome handmade card!
**Note: I used my Silhouette to cut out the card and the shape. I cut the shape on the perforated edging setting. This saved me the steps of tracing the shape and poking the holes in the cardstock but isn't necessary to create the card.**
Where to Buy
Sewing cards is not an overly unique idea and there are numerous vendors on Etsy that sell some really nice cards, but when I came across 1threadnest I knew I had to feature her. Look at some of her great cards! And they're eco-friendly too!!