Every year we make our own Christmas cards. I think we’re into the 6th year now and it’s always the same theme – something tree-y (pretty sure that’s a word, but you know what I mean). Some of our previous cards have included quilled paper trees, embossed trees and 3D paper cut trees.
This year we decided to stitch our tree. Hopefully all of our friends and families will have received their cards by now, so that we can share this years design with you.
I started by printing a template and that I could attach to the front of the card. Then I pierced the card at every corner and line intersection.
It took quite a while and after making the first few cards, my finger went very numb, so I hope all of you lucky people who received a card appreciate my efforts! ;-) After preparing all the small holes I used embroidery thread to stitch the lines onto the cardboard.
I found it easiest to work my way up from one end of the card to the other, mixing and stitching the two thread colours at the same time. It just helped keep an overview of which hole to choose.
And here is this years finished result.
It was really quite easy to make, and didn’t take too long to do either. We now also have an amazing embosser with a little logo and our address. So our envelopes are extra special this year, too.
Isn’t it amazing? It was a birthday gift of my “in-laws”, so thanks again guys, I love it.
Do you make your own cards? Is the work involved worth it? What do you think of this years Christmas Tree Card?