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Embroidered Owl Card

Miniature cards are a fun way to drop someone a quick note to say you are thinking about them. They can be tucked into a present or added to a flower arrangement. For this tutorial I have a made a mini card with a custom envelope that will put a smile on anyone’s face. The best part about this tutorial is the technique can be used over and over with different stamps.

supplies

May Arts Ribbon

– 1 yd – 1/8″ green silk (SK16)
– 1 yd – 1/8″ yellow silk (SK27)

Sweet Stamp Shop – owl stamp

DCWV paper squares (1 solid, 1 patterned)

Scor-Pal

• Light colored stamping ink

• Loose weave fabric square

• Embroidery hoop

• Embroidery needle

• Glue

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1 – Stamp owl onto center of a scrap piece of fabric and place into embroidery hoop. Make sure to stamp with fabric weave running up and down.

Step 2 – Using 1 strand of floss and a running stitch, outline owl and text, leaving the feathers blank.

Step 3 – Thread the lengths of silk into your needle and stitch over lines of feathers as shown in photo. Add small flowers by stitching 5 small dashes in a circle.

Step 4 – Using your solid colored piece of card stock, cut a section 5.5″ x 4″. Place into your Scor-Pal with the 5.5″ side running horizontal. Score at 2.75″ and fold in half to create a card with a folded size of 2.75″ x 4″.

Step 5 – Trim your embroidered fabric owl down to 2.75″ x 4″ and slightly fray all four sides of the fabric by pulling out a few strands.

Step 6 – Place a dot of glue near each corner of the front of the card and adhere owl fabric.

Step 7 – To create envelope, cut patterned paper using template below. Score on four inside lines and fold to form envelope. Add a sticker or glue dot to secure envelope closure.

Blog post by: Tiffin Mills

Download the pdf to this tutorial Here!

Hop on over to Sweet Stamp Shop for more inspiration!

 

  1. Savannah O'Gwynn

    OH MY! This little guy is super cute–LOVE the embroidery idea! FAB FAB FAB:)

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  2. Kelley Wrye Eubanks

    What a clever idea! Love it!

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  3. Lucy

    Great idea, but I had to chuckle when I read the part about it making a perfect "quick note" to send to someone.  That would only be if I'd made it beforehand.  I still have an unfinished embroidered dishtowel I wanted to give a friend YEARS ago.  😉

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  4. Karen McAlpine

    Great idea……using stamps for embroidery patterns!!  Endless possiblities!

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  5. NWFlamingo

    Why hadn't I thought of this before.  Great idea.

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  6. conniemelancon

    I never thought to do this with a stamp!  This is cute.

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  7. sue wisniewski

    thank you for the tutorial.  she is a cute owl.  wonderful job on embroidering.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  8. ellen s

    LOVE this! Brilliant and totally cute.

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  9. rush

    cute idea.  thank you for sharing.

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  10. Kristie Maynard

    Great idea, I would have never thought of this.  TFS!

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  11. Amy Jones

    Very cute stamp.  neat idea too.

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  12. B. Poteraj

    Such a great idea, but I'm not sure I could give it away. I'd want to use it for something permanent.

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  13. rush

    cute card.  thank you for sharing.

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  14. sharon gullikson

    I have never thought of doing this for some reason. It's perfect–I'm going to do it since I have so many cute stamps.

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  15. Michele D

    Great way to combine stamping and needlework!

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  16. Larissa Heskett =)

    LOVE the fun card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

    Reply
  17. Miriam Prantner

    What a great idea!  Love how you did the 'ruffles' on the owl.  Definitely have to try this!

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  18. Lyn Gill

    Great idea & so very adorable!

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  19. Jingle

    Very cute!

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  20. Sue D

    This is adorable and I can see doing this with so many stamps.

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  21. Cait

    Thanks for the tutorial on this cute card…I have to get that owl stamp!

    Reply

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