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Holly Jolly Cards

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The holiday season has a way of sneaking up on us, but not to worry, we have the perfect quick Christmas craft for you! Spread a little joy this holiday season with our Holly Jolly Cards mini collection, which features ten designs using our hand-stitched technique. From Santa’s reindeer to a winter wonderland, Holly Jolly Cards will make your season’s greetings stand out! 

Choosing Your Thread and Material

 

We recommend using a mix of your favorite Floriani Metallic Threads to create a more dazzling look for these cards. 

This project is designed to stitch out the best on a blank 5” x 7” card or card stock. You can even add a piece of decorative card stock to the back of the card to cover the design’s bobbin stitches.

Get Creative!

 

If you are looking to add a little bit more creativity to your cards, try using felt! The dimensions of the felt you’ll need for a 5″x 7″ card is 6 5/8” x 4 3/4”. If you choose to add this addition, hoop a piece of Tear Away stabilizer and run the felt by itself. Once the design is finished, you can remove it from the stabilizer and attach it to your card with spray adhesive or glue. Leave a 1/4” border around the edges to create a finished look. 

 

While these designs were digitized to be used on 5” x 7” cards, you can embellish them on a variety of projects! The included reindeer motif would be the perfect embroidered addition to any sweater or stocking. 

Choosing The Right Tools

Working with metallic threads can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be! To keep your metallic thread from breaking, we recommend using thread nets and thread stands.  Once your thread is covered with the net and placed on the stand,  move the thread stand to a nearby bookshelf or to the floor. This distance will slow the thread down and prevent breaking. 

A ruler and a rotary cutter are two other essential tools you’ll need for this project. A straight, sharp cut will leave a flawless finish for your cards.

Get Started Right Away!

 

 

Holly Jolly Cards are available now for download! 

 

If you choose to make any of these cards, we’d love to see them! Feel free to send photos of your finished projects to customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com.

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