Needlework Gift Card

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Needlework Gift Card


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Unmounted Vintage Sewing A5 Stamp Plate: UMVINTSEWING

U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion:  UMREPOST

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads- Peeled Paint : DPPEELEDPAINT & Shabby Shutters: DPSHABBYSHUTT

 Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue: CSGLUE

   Tim Holtz Idea-ology Design Ruler: TH92481      

 Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)

Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3

Wonder Tape: WH2 , WH4, WH8 or WH10

 Glossy Accents: ACCENTGLOS

Ribbon: Various Ribbon Codes Available.

 Tapestry Threads &  20cm x 15cm Tri Fold Card.


Step by Step Instructions

Take a 20cm x 15cm tri fold card or make one from a sheet of A3 card. Trim 3.5cms off the bottom of the card. Measure 5.5cms up from the bottom edge and mark with a pencil, and then trim from this point to the top of the card to make the diagonal front panels.


Swipe the peeled paint ink pad across the whole of the card.  


Whilst the ink is wet, tap the cut`n`dry foam up and down over the ink to add texture. This will give a suede feel to the card. Repeat this on the reverse side.


Take another folded card and using the front panel as a guide measure leaving a 1cm space all around the card. Ensure the tall edge is cut on the fold to make the space for any sewing goodies to be added later.


Cut another folded card for the other front panel. Now cut a folded card for the centre inside of the card.


Colour the cut pieces with the shabby shutters ink using the same technique as before. Ink the cut off 3cm piece of card using the peeled paint ink.


Stamp all 3 folded card pieces using the peeled paint ink and the sewing stamps. Use the largest stamps first and fill in with the smallest stamps to keep the images clear. Optional – distress the edges of the card if required.


Cut a piece of green card to fit slightly smaller than the folded middle insert. Apply 2 rows of wonder tape to the back of the card and then attach the ribbon to the tape leaving enough length to tie off as a bow at the front.


Lay some tapestry threads on the card and tie a bow across the front. Or use the panel to attach different items.


10 Stick the folded card with the threads inside to the middle section of the card.


11 Attach the front panel to the card and add any sewing items with sticky dots behind so they are can be easily removed.


12 Wrap the inked leftover piece of card around the closed card and tie a ribbon around the centre of the card then finish with a bow.


13 Stamp the cotton reel image onto a piece of card and colour the ends with a brown ink. Cut out the reels and apply glossy accents to the ends and allow to dry. Then wrap threads around the reels and secure at the back.



The reels can be glued over the ribbon to secure in place.

Here is the completed project which could be made in different themes depending on the stamp plate you chose to use.


15 Add buttons or other items to this panel


16 The design ruler is great to use the mounted ruler stamp with.


17 An additional picture of the inside of the card.



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3 Responses to Needlework Gift Card

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    I love this. It would be lovely to include an embroidery or cross stitch pattern and fabric to go with the threads.
    Thank you for another inspiring project Suzanne.

  2. AliceH says:

    Another great tutorial, Suzanne. I love the suede effect you have achieved!

  3. Sheila aka Ginger says:

    What a wonderful gift idea Suzanne…it’s beautiful!

    Love Sheila xx

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