More Stitched Cards

Hello! I am back and ready to share lots of crafty things in this new year. Thank you for joining me! After lots of requests, I am sharing a few more ideas for stitching on cards.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Links are also provided in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

This summer, I shared a video with information about stitching on cards… and it included lots of examples. (If you haven’t watched that video yet, please do so first. It shares all the basics. Find it HERE.) I have received lots of requests for a follow-up video and I finally did one! Today I share new ideas… tips for saving time when stitching… and how to add beads and more.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This first example shows using the new Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die. (All of the card examples in my last video show the rectangle Paper Smooches Cross Stitch Die. This square is a fun new option!)

This square format makes it so easy to come up with fun patterns and designs for stitching. I used DMC Embroidery Floss for the stitching, but you could use any floss. (I link to a few options below in the product thumbnails, including an inexpensive option.) After cross stitching in many colors, I added a heat embossed needle and sentiment from the Paper Smooches In Stitched Stamp Set.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I plan to make more cards like this. I feel the sentiment, needle, and thread on the front are great for accents on that background!

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next examples also uses the Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die. Since the Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die has 22 rows and 22 columns of stitching, I decided to create a pattern of squares. I first created a stitching frame with a cream floss… and then filled in the center with 25 squares of color. Each square is 4 stitches by 4 stitches. This is a pattern that is easy to do and would work with lots of color combos. I then added a Honey Bee Flower Sequin and seed bead to the center of each square.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can add any sequins to your cards. As for seed beads,I recommend Studio Katia Gold or Silver Seed Beads… or any color from Pretty Pink Posh. Just makes sure you have a thin needle that will go through them — I used a thin needle from a inexpensive variety pack. (Remember to get a Needle Threader to make threading tiny needles easier!)

For this card, I decided to do something different and have the sentiment diagonal and write my message inside at a diagonal. That way I have a fun diamond-shaped card. 🙂

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also really like the new Paper Smooches Stitched Circle Die. It is also fun to create patterns with! For this one, I did lots of cross stitches, back stitches… and added sequins and seed beads.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I feel I should warn you: this round format is addictive!

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another with the Paper Smooches Stitched Circle Die. This time I added a Paper Smooches Embroidery Hoop Die Cut.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

If you don’t like stitching with small beads, etc. you could could instead attach the sequins with french knots or strong adhesive.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Don’t have the patience to do a lot of stitching? You can do small stitched pieces and leave the rest un-stitched! It is just as fun.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created the window with the Echo Park Rounded Squares Dies. This heart makes me happy.

Stitching on Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


Want to learn more about stitching on cards? Check out these videos:


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Paper Smooches. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Paper Smooches Stitched Square Die
[ SSS | PPR ]
Paper Smooches Stitched Circle Die
[ SSS | PPR ]
Paper Smooches Embroidery Hoop Dies
[ SSS | PPR ]
Paper Smooches In Stitched Stamps
[ SSS | PPR ]
Paper Smooches Cross Stitch Die
[ SSS | ELH | PPR | HLM ]
Echo Park Rounded Squares Dies
[ SSS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
[ SSS ]
DMC Embroidery Floss
Alternative Floss
[ SSS ]
DMC Perle Cotton Size 5 Floss
[ ETS ]
Needle Threader
Studio Katia Gold Foil Seed Beads
[ SSS ]
Studio Katia Silver Foil Seed Beads
[ SSS ]
Seed Beads
[ SSS ]
Kat Scrappiness Flower Sequins
[ KATS ]
Kat Scrappiness Small Cup Sequins
[ KATS ]
Lucy’s Cards Vintage Christmas Sequins
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Winter Blooms Flower Sequins
[ HNB ]
Honey Bee Orange Gerber Flower Sequins
[ HNB ]
Honey Bee Frozen Petals Flower Sequins
[ HNB ]
Honey Bee Forget Me Not Flower Sequins
[ HNB ]
Darice Foam Adhesive Strips
[ SSS ]
3M Foam Tape
[ SSS ]
Neenah Class Crest 110lb Cardstock
Reverse Confetti Midnight Ink
[ SSS | RVR ]
Catherine Pooler Acrylic Blocks
[ CTH ]
Tim Holtz Distress Collage Adhesive
[ SSS | ELH ]
Darice Ultrafine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]

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48 thoughts on “More Stitched Cards”

  1. These cards are gorgeous Jennifer and I’m glad to see Paper Smooches has added more dies for x-stitching. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cards and I’m happy to see you back here in the new year. Enjoy your weekend and stay warm! (It was -35 this morning NW of NYC w/the wind chill and I do NOT like it!! Great reason to stay inside and craft away.) ~HUGS~

  2. I loved your cards! Great colors and you did a fantastic job on them! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Beautiful cards – thank you for the great ideas! My two main crafts are card making and cross stitching so I’m going to have to get my hands on those dies!

  4. Hi Jennifer. I’m so glad your back. Happy New Year 😀 Beautiful cards! I have no clue how to add stitching on cards but I would love to try it out. I’m so amazed at how well your little girl can stitch!!! She did a fabulous job!! She’s going to be a pro paper crafter before she’s even a teenager 😍

  5. These cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing them with us and all your inspiration too. I haven’t done any embroidery for a long time, but I love the look of it on the cards and might have to give it a whirl.

  6. I have been doing cross stitch almost my entire life ~ some of my fondest memories are making items with my Mom ~ that I still have today, over forty years later! I made her Halloween card this year with a cross stitch background and even through her dementia, she remembered and it was such a precious moment. She loves my cards but adding something she taught me made it even more special. This latest video has given me even more ideas and I’m certain she will find pleasure in them. Thank you for your brilliant ideas! It has created a stronger bridge for me with my Mom and I feel so blessed to have this gift.
    You are an amazing woman, I am so happy to enjoy the ride of following you!! Thank you!!! ❤️

  7. These are beautiful! I also think that a good option is to buy some perforated card stock for cross stitching if you are experimenting with this way of making cards. It’s a good option, can be cut in any shape, and might create the love it that makes buying the dies worth it. Thank you for sharing!

  8. These cards are really beautiful! Since you like stitching, have you ever tried Temari balls? As a mathematician their geometrical patterns really appeal to me. They make beautiful presents and can also be made on the go. They do not need many suppies except yarn, and I think you would enjoy making them, too.

  9. Ahh, I just love seeing all the patterns you create and the fun ways you turn them into cards! I’m finding more and more uses for sequins after watching your videos. 🙂

  10. Happy New Year and thank you for another stitching video! My cross-stitch supplies, which had languished for years, now have new life. I made a few Christmas tags and am now working on 2 January birthday cards.

  11. Beautiful! I’ve been a cross stitcher since I was a little girl and it’s nice to see the card design. There is a product called “Perforated Paper” that has been around for a couple of years. It typically has 14 holes per inch. Mill Hill Beads is a company that releases mini-ornaments and pins using perforated paper, floss and their beads. I haven’t seen it used as a card front before though.

  12. Love these cards. I started my card making hobby by “sewing” cacti onto cards. I will have to try cross-stitching. Thanks for the beautiful idea.

  13. I think this looks like a very therapeutic type of project. I might have to look into learning to stitch. You have so many great project ideas. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  14. Happy New Year! You hit a winner with this post. I saw the circle card on your Instagram and immediately ordered all the new ones. You inspire me so much, and I can’t wait to try them. I was working on the rectangular one the other day and thought about suggesting some other shapes. I love the rose card on Paper Smooches site and would love the directions. Your cards on this post are gorgeous! Keep up the inspiration and take some time for Jennifer, too. You work so hard and are so creative.

  15. Happy New Years, Jennifer. I really liked this video of your great ideas for stitching on cards. I invested in a couple of patterned stitching dies but I really like the size of the holes on the Paper Smooches round and square cross stitching dies you used in the video. You made such great patterns by just cutting out the stitching dies and coloring them with the markers which makes it so easy to follow. Thanks for all those great ideas and I’m going to look into that DMC Perle Cotton size 5 floss.

  16. Your cards are wonderful Jennifer!
    I appreciate you showing us how to make them too.
    Unfortunately, they are quite expensive for me as I live in Canada.
    I also looked all over for the cutting machine you have that is electric. It has been discontinued :o(

    Happy New Year, Candy

  17. Where stitching and I are concerned… that last card would take me all day to do and it’s my CAS style!

  18. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Since summer, I have been cross stitching on rectangles and have a basket full waiting to get on card fronts. Now I have new creative ideas on squares and circles. Thanks again.

    Now I’m going shopping.

  19. Great and exciting projects, your creativity USA blessing and a joy to watch and lessen. Thanks Jennifer for sharing your card talents.

  20. I haven’t done needlepoint for years. I don’t think my carpal tunnel would allow it now, but I don’t care! I wouldn’t miss one of your videos, regardless. Like coffee with a friend. :o)

  21. Thanks for another stitching video–love all your designs! I’m getting closer to doing some stitching & maybe I’ll even finish the cross stitch project I haven’t worked on for nearly 20 years since I started making cards! You always inspire me!

  22. Jennifer, Love these cards. I have been looking forward a card project I can do while watching TV or just relaxing after work. I believe this will be perfect. It’s my Birthday this week so I was able to get a starter kit to get started. Super excited to give this a try. A quick question does the DMC Pearl floss in the circle and square dies? As I realized you switched it to regular DMC floss for these cards.

  23. Amazing video and cards Jennifer! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I kind of feel that because of your previous video more stitching dies are appearing and that is really really awesome! such a great crafting community 🙂

  24. Wonderful cards! As a cross stitcher myself, I found years ago perforated paper that I got the first time I saw a cross-stitched card in a book ( yes, I’m talking years ago. I found 2 books at Half -Price Books and there are cross stitched cards and also embroidery designs for paper, gorgeous designs that I have been too busy a/o too lazy to try 🙂 The paper I got is from Plaid Bucilla ( if you are a stitcher for sure you know the brand) It’s called just PERFORATED PAPER and brings 2 sheets of 9 x 12 inches for $2.99 . I got the 14 count, which is my favorite count in fabric, but it might be too tight on paper. if you want to go faster or if you compare it with the die perforation, so you might want to get 11 count better (the count go backwards, the larger the count you get a smaller design because there are more holes, there are less holes in the 11 count, you will get a bigger design and you will go faster) You can cut the paper any size or shape that you want. If you have never tried it maybe it is a good option to see if you like it, before you spend on the dies. If you like it, on the long run the dies would be more economical if you are going to mass produce. The books I have in case you are interested are “Cross stitch Card Collection” by Claire Crompton and “New Designs, New Projects for Embroidery on Paper.

  25. I’m hoping these new dies arrive today so I can use all the terrific inspiration you’ve given me. Thanks!

  26. Your stitched cards are so cool! I especially like the square one with the pretty flower sequins. These dies are definitely on my wish list since they make such unique cards. 😊

  27. Very disappointed to find these dies are no longer available as Paper Smooches is going out of business. Are there any similar cross stitch dies?

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