How to Make Greeting Cards

Cross-Stitch-Look Christmas Card
Practice drawing X's on the cloth before you begin.
Practice drawing X's on the cloth before you begin.

When you send out the Cross-Stitch-Look Christmas Card, everyone on your list will be touched by the nostalgic beauty and your crafting skills.

How to Make a Cross-Stitch-Look Christmas Card

What You'll Need:

  • 3-7/8 x 6 inches (42 x 65-squares) White 11-count Aida Cloth
  • Fine Line Fabric Markers: Gold, Red, Green
  • 4-3/4 x 7-inch Parchment Card and Envelope
  • One 5/8-inch Gold Jingle Bell

1. The distinctive look of cross stitch is usually made with needle and floss on fabric that has a weave made to look like squares. Instead of using a needle and floss, you will use fabric markers to make the X's, carefully drawing from one corner of the square diagonally to the opposite corner.

Then make the another line crossing over the first, being careful to draw from corner to corner. Practice making X's on extra aida cloth before beginning this project.

2. Following this graph, and with the help from an adult to get started, make X's on the aida cloth to create a gold bell. Counting the rows of squares (over and down, etc.) on the graph and then on your cloth will help you find your starting place.

You'll want to be extra careful not to smudge any of the ink. After the bell is completed, make the red bow and green border.

3. To mount the aida cloth on the parchment card, apply a thin line of glue along the edges of the back of the aida cloth. Position the cloth on the center front of the card.

Use a glue gun to mount the gold bell on the card.

4. Using the glue gun, place a small amount of glue on the clapper of the bell you have drawn on the cloth. Position the gold jingle bell top-side down in the glue.

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