A Handmade Easter Card : Stitching on Paper

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A few months ago (here) I showed you a couple of small cross-stitched pieces, done on paper. I thought I'd use the same technique to make an Easter card.

The cute chick was created using a pattern designed by the writer of the Buzy Bobbins Blog, found here.

Stitching on paper is pretty fun to do. The main thing about it is to choose a small simple design, saving the more complicated patterns for fabric, which will uphold much better than paper, therefore making better use of your time spent.

If you'd like to give it a shot yourself, the how-to instructions are here.

To turn the piece into a greeting card, I glued it to another piece of paper, cut to leave a 1/3 inch border around, to give it a framed look. Then I glued that to the front of a card base that I made by cutting, scoring where the fold goes, and then folding along the scored line.

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Thanks very much for taking a look.

Wishing a happy Easter to all who are celebrating this weekend!
xo loulou
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6 Responses to A Handmade Easter Card : Stitching on Paper

  1. Norma says:

    Very cute – anyone would be thrilled to get the card. x

  2. Lisa says:

    This little chick card is so beautiful Louise! The little hands that opened it yesterday were sure thrilled with it, as was I. Thank you for such a beautiful piece of Easter art. I look at every stitch and think of you! Happy Easter and Spring to you cousin! xoxo

  3. Vix says:

    Very sweet and a great choice of colour background, too. x

  4. Julie says:

    such a great idea, it looks so fantastic! I love the bunny idea, too. But the chick is adorable!

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