Stitched Background Card

Hey, everyone! Roree here with a Make It! Monday project. Today I am sharing a card I created with a stitched background.

I just love to add stitching on my projects. It is a really fun detail that adds a little bit of texture and a lot of visual interest to my creations. I haven’t been doing it so much lately though, so I thought it was time to pull out my sewing machine and get back to it.

With my sewing machine, I created this card:

Using some patterned paper from Pebbles‘ new Patio Party collection by Jen Hadfield, I created a stitched grid on a panel of the Bouquets patterned paper.

Then, I placed the stitched panel on the front of a card and layered embellishments on top.

I didn’t make the stitching the star of the show, just a detail on my layered card. For me, it’s all about the details.

I finished the card with a paper doily, ribbon, a mini paper bag, a tag with baker’s twine, and Patio Party Ephemera die cuts.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

98 thoughts on “Stitched Background Card

  1. Dallas Efimov says:

    Amazing what a little stitching can bring to a card! So beautiful! Y’all makes these look so easy, yet so elegant!

  2. Christina M Garcia says:

    Love the stitching, would like to try this but am afraid it might hurt my machine I use for quilting. Have to invest in a small machine for my paper crafting. Any suggestions?

  3. Romaine says:

    I have never done any stitching but it looks great. I would love to give it a try. It does make the card look so elegant.

  4. Debbie says:

    I love this card, the stitching is great. I think I need to try that. Thanks for sharing this. Beautiful!

    • Roree says:

      I set my tension at 3 (scale of 0-9) on my machine. It works for me, but I am sure you would need to test sewing paper on your machine to see what works for you. Thanks!

  5. Cassandra. Knight says:

    Oh how fun it is to add such dimension to cards by stiching the background. I love this technique. What a beautiful card. I love love love it.

  6. Thelma Buck says:

    Beautiful card! I love stitching on cards and scrapbook pages. I keep my machine handy. You just gave me another idea. Thanks!

  7. Teressa Corson says:

    I love the stitching. It adds texture to the card and that’s something I always like to see. I will have to try it!

  8. Julie Williams says:

    Such a beautiful detail! Thanks for breaking it down for us! The card looks so complicated (and difficult!!) when you first look at it!! Hands down, stunning card!

  9. Karen Kleinert says:

    Great way to use that sewing machine into your card technique. I love to sew also so it is the best of both worlds papercrafting and sewing. I need to do more of this just have not gotten it into my cards yet.

  10. Sharon Gullikson says:

    All of the little details, like the stitching, the pretty flowers, 3D butterfly, and tiny bag make this just adorable.

  11. Sara Pantazes says:

    What a beautiful card. The stitching just adds that extra depth and warmth to the card. Will need to get out my machine now.

  12. Patricia Pinto says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t own a sewing machine and the only sewing I do is an occasional lost button. However, I admire your creativity and the card is very pretty.

  13. Lori Cushenberry says:

    Had no idea that could be done on a sewing machine! Really love the card, and I’m going to start thinking about stitching.

  14. Karen says:

    Such a pretty card. Love that extra detail of stitching the background. I haven’t really tried making a pattern, just semi-straight lines? Will have to try this.

  15. Deb Cope says:

    What a great card, loved how you put it all together, including the pull out tag. Thank you for sharing!

  16. Linda Denmark says:

    Neat idea. What size machine needle did you use and what type of thread? I think it is a really clever idea.

  17. Jenna Murski says:

    Would love an online class to have better skills at using a sewing machine on my projects, love the look!

  18. Sherri Demmer says:

    I took a class at the scrapbook expo last year and the stitched scrapbook pages, it really makes a unique look!! Have tried it on a few of my pages but not on cards yet!!

  19. Karen says:

    This brought me right back to seventh grade sewing class when we had to practice on paper before actually being allowed to go near fabric! Pretty card, thanks for sharing.

  20. Teresa says:

    I am trying to use up my stash so I can leave my sewing machine out all the time. I love sewing on my pages and cards. It makes them unique! Love the card!

  21. Nancy Collins says:

    Hmmm… I use fabric in card making, so maybe I should stitch it down. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  22. Sue Russell says:

    Like the background, the stitching just adds the beauty. This card is so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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