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Creating Christmas Cards!

Posted By Lena Kantis On 20 November, 2009 @ 05:24 In Embroidery,Inspiration,Seasonal | 1 Comment

I look forward to the month of December, because I love to plan for the Christmas presents (shopping), and what to give to each person. Hopefully we will be getting some snow soon, which will make the days a little lighter, as we now have less day light hours.

I do also love receiving beautiful Christmas cards from my friends, decorated with embroideries and lovely Christmas poems. This year I will make some of my own cards to send to my family and friends and I will share my ideas with you here. To sew your own Christmas cards can be fun, creative and easy. And it is a great way of using small scraps of fabric, felt, paper, buttons and ribbons.

My first Christmas Card

On the first card I embroidered a design on the inside. Since the design I used containe 3 angels, I cut out one of them by using the edit tab in HUSQVARNA VIKING® 4D™ Embroidery Extra. The embroidery design comes from the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Design Collection # 70, “Happy Season”. [1]As I have a handwriting that is difficult to read, I did also add text using the same software module. You can cut the design using a pinking sheer scissor or a rotary cutter with wavy blade. Sew it on the card with a straight stitch or a zig zag. I used a metallic thread that I liked.

On the front page of this card I did use Tear-Away Stabiliser underneath the paper when sewing the text: Merry Christmas. I used the possibility to program one single stitch with a tie-off in the beginning and at the end of the single stitch. That way I did secure the ribbon on the front.

My second Christmas Card

How to create the Christmas Card with the Christmas Tree appliqué:

Cut a Tear-away stabiliser as a template for the Christmas tree.
Then cut out the Christmas tree in a green silk fabric.
Use a narrow satin stitch 2mm, to sew the appliqué on the linen fabric, that is slightly bigger.
Sew the linen fabric on to the card, using a zigzag ¼” from the edge.
Pull the threads from the edges, to create the fringe look.
Sew on felt to write “Merry Christmas” and sew it on the card with a straight stitch.

Here [2] are even some more Christmas Cards that you can try!

And don’t forget to check out the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Holiday website where you can find even more inspiration for some Christmas cards and a couple of free designs to download and a lot of other Christmas gift ideas.

I am sure you will come up with your own way of sewing Christmas Cards. Until next week, have some happy sewing!.

PS: If you have any questions regarding the topic of the week, please just send me an email: lena.kantis@vsmgroup.com (English only).

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[1] Design Collection # 70, “Happy Season”. : http://www.myembroideries.com/MyEmbroideries/Products/DesignMaster/PID-207000.aspx

[2] Here: http://www.husqvarnaviking.com/us/507_998.htm

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