Embroider animals on cards.
You will need
• stiff, brightly coloured paper
• craft knife, cutting mat and metal ruler
• pencil and eraser
• pictures of animals
• embroidery needle
• contrasting coloured embroidery thread
1 Use a craft knife and metal ruler to cut the paper to the correct size and fold it in half to form the cards. We used scrapbooking paper – it’s available in pretty colours and is thicker than ordinary paper, making it ideal for the cards.
2 Photocopy the animal pictures, cut the animals out and trace the outside lines with pencil onto the front of the cards.
3 Use a contrasting coloured thread and a simple running stitch to embroider along the pencil lines of the animal shapes.
4 Place each card in an attractive envelope.