Birthday greeting card-cross-stitch pattern
Happy birthday! Mark every special milestone with this fantastic collection of birthday greeting cards that all friends and family will enjoy! Stitch perfect personalised greeting cards to show your loved ones just how much you care!
From little ones who love to blow out their candles to older relatives with more traditional tastes and even tricky teenagers, we’ve got it covered with these six fab designs. There are also two styles of numbers to choose from to match these quick- stitch makes perfectly.
Each card can easily be finished over a few evenings, and they are packed with plenty of interest for both your recipient and yourself. Why not change the thread shades, if you are feeling adventurous? With so many colour combos, numbering options and ways to mount each motif, the only limit is your imagination.
You will need:
Threads: Stranded cotton, as listed in the key
Needle: Size 24 tapestry needle
Fabric: 14-count white aida measuring 15x15cm (6x6in) for each design
Extras: Craft Creations square aperture cards (AP53U) in pink (16) and violet (74)
Stitching time: Approx 8-10 hours each
Type of stitches: Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch
How to customise your cards
1. Each card chart has a blank space for the number, so use a pencil to rechart the number you need to use. Remember to centre it, and make sure there’s an even gap around it. Separate the digits neatly too, if your number is ten or over.
2. Choose a thread colour to stitch the number – you don’t have to go with our lilac and blue options, so pick a favourite.
3. Wash and press finished stitching, then select a coordinating card blank. Place aperture over stitching. When you’re happy with positioning, place a few pins carefully around aperture to mark your place.
4. Turn card over and stick double-sided tape around aperture. Using the pins as a guide, place the card over your stitching and stick the fabric in place. Put a piece of white paper behind the stitched piece, to avoid show-through of the card colour. Use double-sided tape to carefully stick the back of the card aperture to the extra card flap.
Add a scattering of seed beads to some of the flower centres on the purple blackwork design for texture.
Designed by Durene Jones.
Download cross-stitch pattern for birthday greeting card:
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