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How-To Video: Hand-Stitched Cards

These hand-stitched cards are simple and fun to make. I’ve been stitching them for quite a few years now and have shared many patterns in my Card Patterns category. Today I’ve taken a video of me stitching a Gift Box Greeting Card for you to see just how easy it is. You can follow right along.

Supplies: Everything is available at your local craft or fabric store.

  • Punching Awl
  • Pattern for Gift Box to punch – Download this pattern, then print it out: Gift Box Stitched Card Pattern
  • Cork board: For punching holes in card – found at kitchen or office store (try a cork hot plate)
  • Thread: I usually use DMC floss, with all six strands
  • Needle: Cross-stitch needle #26 for 18-22 count fabric
  • Cardstock: white piece, accent color piece, folded card piece
  • Envelope: white envelope that measures, 4 ½ “ x 5 ¾ “
  • Glue: Glue stick, glue dots, spray glue is recommended

Gift Box Stitched Greeting Card

Instructions: For complete instructions on Punching, Stitching, and Gluing this card, please visit my Basic Instructions Post.


  1. Really nice — but where was your pretty face? My friend told me that she thinks you sound like a younger me. There must be some family trait showing through? Loved this. Gwen

  2. I love this idea! And I love all of the patterns you have so far. I want to try and make them all. I know my girls will want to make some. They will make cute gifts! I don’t know if you come up with your own patterns, but if you do, I have a few suggestions! How about a snowflake and a christmas tree! Or even like a leaf (for fall). Thanks for showing these! They are GREAT!

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