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Holiday crafts: Hand-sewn Christmas cards

This Christmas, send your love with a handmade card.

Card-making materials and instructions

  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • X-acto knife
  • Card stock
  • Templates
  • Awl (optional)
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread, yarn or twine
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Double-sided tape

1 Using a pencil, a ruler and a sharp X-acto knife, mark and cut out a piece of card stock to the desired size. Carefully fold in half and run the length of the ruler down the fold to make a crisp, permanent crease.

2 Print out the card templates from Style at Home on basic printer paper. Lay one of the templates on the prepared piece of card stock and use an awl or sewing needle to poke holes through to the card stock.

3 Follow the stitch gallery for sewing instructions.

4 Once complete, cut out a piece of paper that is ¼" smaller than the card and attach it to the inside with double-sided tape on all four edges.

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