Most of my time this week was spent between gardening, painting walls and studying, but I managed to find time for a small crafting project as well.
I don’t know how many of us still send postcards, or have pen pals, but these crafty cards are easy to make and very cute. Even though e-mail is much easier, they can also be used to say Thank you or Happy Birthday.
Start by drawing light pencil lines about half a centimeter or 3/16 of an inch away from the edges of the card, all around. Then pierce the holes evenly along those lines. The thicker the yarn, the bigger the holes need to be.
I used a simple whip stitch along the edges with thin cotton yarn, and ended off by threading the ends through the stitches along the edge of the card. For my second card I wanted more sparkle, so I added sequins as I was threading. You can also stitch 2 different colour cards together for a more colourful effect.
When you’re done with the edging, you can decorate it anyway you like. On the first card I glued a picture of a bird silhouette, and on the second I glued a red rose to go with the red sequins.
That is basically all there is to it. It’s a simple design, but with a little bit of creativity you can make something really amazing!