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Christmas Greeting Cards

With only a week left until Christmas there's not enough time to start on a big project. These greeting cards, however, are the perfect thing. They're quick to put together and are much more personal and attractive than ready-made cards.

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For the project we used the Jingle Bells photostitch designm but pretty much any design in our store can be used.

You will need a piece of organza fabric, watersoluble mesh, card stock, 1/2"-wide ribbon or trim, hot-fix crystals (optional), white craft glue, pencil, ruler, scissors, craft knife and craft soldering iron.

Step One: Embroider the design on a layer of organza stabilized with 2 layers of wate-soluble mesh.

Cut out the design.

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Step Two: Wash away the stabilizer.

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Step Three: Cut away the excess fabric.

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Step Four: With a soldering iron melt the remaining threads of organza around the edges.

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Step Five: Decorate the stitch-out with hot-fix crystals.

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Step Six: Fold a sheet of cardstock in half and press the folded line. Unfold the sheet. Place on the table right side up.

Apply a liberal amount of glue to the back of the stitch-out. Place it on the right half of the card. Press. Leave to dry.

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Step Seven: When the glue is dry, with the help of pencil and ruler mark the position of slits for the ribbon: we placed them 1/4" from the fold, each slit is 1/4" wide and there are 1 1/2" between the pairs. Each slit is about 1" long. Please note that you want your marks to be as slight as possible - we made them a little more obvious for the sake of the photo.

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Step Eight: With the help of the ruler and craft knife cut through the marks to make slits.

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Step Nine: Insert a ribbon through the slits. Tie the ends of the ribbon into a bow.

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Step Ten: With the pencil and ruler, draw a straight line 3 1/2" from the right edge.

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Step Eleven: Cut away the cardstock along the marked straight line and around the embroidery.

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Fold the card back. The card is ready. Enjoy!

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We have more cards on the website that were made in the same way. Pretty much any design can be used:

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Mr. Santa

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Christmas Angel

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Santa's Reindeer

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Christmas Gifts

Happy Embroidering!

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