The cards today are really fun ones to make and could be customized in several ways. First of all, I used my Silhouette to cut tiny versions of embroidery floss bobbins. If you don’t have a digital cutter then you could scan a regular size bobbin and then reduce the image, cut out by hand, and then punch a hole in the top. The other option is simply to hand draw you own and cut out. Whatever works for you.
Here are the dimensions and supplies needed for these cards:
5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ card (I used black for the bright card and dark green for the dark card)
Cardstock for the bobbins
Coordinating cardstock for the letters
5 1/4″ x 3 7/8″ piece of cross stitch fabric or pierced paper ( the fabric I used was 18 count)
Assorted colors of floss to wind on the bobbins
I started by stitching around the perimeter of the cloth and pierced paper, using a simple running stitch. I did a little extra stitching at the corners. I used a tape runner on the fabric to attach it to the card, but on the pierced paper the glue showed through the holes, so I attached it to the card with glue dots in the corners. I then started winding the bobbins. I found it was easier if I put a small piece of double-sided tape on the back to hold the end of the floss while I was winding. I also used the double stick tape attach the floss at the end. This worked out well because when I was placing the bobbins on the card they stuck just enough to stay put until I got them properly glued on. I used Glossy Accents to securely attach mine, but any strong glue would do.
You can use any color combos on these cards, such as pastels for a babies card or Christmas colors. The bobbins could also be wound with yarn or thin ribbons.
The “SEW…” is very versatile. The inside of the card could say …how are you?, …how are you feeling?,…many threads, sew little time, …happy for you, …long, we’ll miss you, …good to have you as a friend. The list goes on and on. It is also possible to cross stitch or back-stitch the word “sew”
SEW… have a good time with this card and don’t forget to send my a picture when you are done!