Make a… Christ­mas card

De­signed by: Su­san Penny Stitch count: 47 high x 52 wide De­sign size: 8.5x9.5cm (3¼x3¾in) Stitch time: 5 hours This de­sign was stitched on 14 count aida fab­ric.

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Step 1

STITCH onto 10x11cm (4x4 ¼ in) white 14 count aida fab­ric. Stitch both shades of blue, the sky area and the snow, us­ing one strand of stranded cot­ton. The blue back­stitch de­tail in the snow is in two strands and the white car back­stitch and red par­cel de­tails are in one strand. Us­ing the chart for place­ment, add seed beads to the tree us­ing sewing thread.

Step 2

CHOOSE to stitch the car or cre­ate a car em­bel­lish­ment as fol­lows… Down­load a car print­able (see right). Use glue to stick it to a square of thick card, then trim around the shape. Place on a piece of foam. Use an em­broi­dery nee­dle to pierce two holes in the door. It should be stitched just be­low the tree, through the two holes in the car door.

Step 3

COM­PLETE the stitch­ing, then cut around the de­sign leav­ing two squares of un­stitched aida fab­ric out­side the de­sign. Fray the fab­ric by re­mov­ing the outer fab­ric square.

Step 4

DOWN­LOAD our pre-printed card blank then care­fully place strips of dou­blesided tape onto it, in the blank area at the front. Place the stitch­ing on top of the tape, and press firmly in place.

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