In order to display the stitching at its best the card material used should not be too flimsy; it should be strong without being excessively thick. The card used for samples on this website is 300gsm (110 lbs) white hammered. We use a hammered finish card to add interest but smooth finish card stitches just as well. Card weights between 240gsm and 300gsm should work well.
Form-A-Lines patterns are designed to fit on a 104 x 152 mm (4.5 x 6 inches) card. They will also fit on A6 cards. Pinbroidery patterns are various sizes including square designs. See the product description for size information.
You can either stitch onto a single sheet of card which is then mounted on a blank greetings card, or you can stitch onto a double-fold card that is a one piece solution to card stitching.
Tri-panel double-fold cards
An Internet search for ‘Tri-panel double-fold cards’ may find a supplier, or see our Useful Links page.
Single-fold cards with extra rectangle
If you cannot obtain double-fold card blanks then stitching on a suitable sized rectangle of card and mounting this onto a blank greetings card is an excellent alternative. If you mount your stitched rectangle on a card of a different colour it can create an attractive border.
This pattern is stitched on a rectangle of card with shaped corners and mounted on a greetings card with a decorative patterned background.
The pattern is the Form-A-Lines Wedding Hearts Pattern.
Customer card gallery
Visit our card gallery to see more examples of how customers have stitched on a rectangle of card and mounted this on another card.
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