you’re my lucky charm

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Today feels like Spring!  I woke up this morning to birds chirping and my dog laying on my face…once I pushed her off though I could sense it immediately…today is spring.  And that my friends, makes me one happy lady.  I already came up with 50 “spring-like” activities for Tanner and I to do when he gets off work at 3:30 today (hurray for having Thursday’s off and a husband who gets home early today!)  Those activities may or may not include biking, grilling, skipping, holding hands, sidewalk chalk, bubbles–shoot, maybe I should save this list for tomorrow with my children I nanny… regardless, today is going to be a great day!

I haven’t really played around much with a needle and thread before.. They are intimidating to me and usually end with a broken needle, bloody finger and a puddle of tears.  Yesterday I mustered up the courage to give it a try though and came up with a pretty cute greeting card for my love!

Don’t worry all you needle-phobed friends…it’s not that bad.  You too can have this sweet card in only a matter of minutes!

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What you’ll need:

  • Embroidery floss (I picked that bag up at a yard sale for 25 cents–never pass up a good floss!)
  • Hand sewing needles–I actually used more of a darning needle (It’s what I had left after my broken needle escapade)
  • Pencil
  • Blank greeting card
  • Cork of some sort–I used the back of a coaster
  • Black fine-tip sharpie (optional)

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What you’ll do:

  • Choose the font you would like your card to be written in and with your pencil draw out your design.  I chose “You’re My Lucky Charm” because 1.) Tanner is my lucky charm–duh! 2.) All of the most meaningful St. Patty’s Day quotes were lightyears long and definitely wouldn’t fit on a 4×6 greeting card 3.) Tanner and I have an unhealthy love for Lucky Charms–so it was meant to be!

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  • Using your needle, poke holes where you would like the thread to be.  I found that pre-poking the holes works much more efficiently once you have started embroidering.  And if you poke the holes into the cork it goes much more quickly!  Beware, this poking experience will definitely hurt your finger–wear a thimble if possible! 
  • Start stitching!  I used the backstitch method–it is the one I am most familiar with and have been taught before.

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

  • Start your thread through the first hole and pull all the way through.

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

  • Push your needle through the second hole and pull tight to create a stitched line.

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  • Push your needle through the backside of the card into the third hole (see photo above)

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

  • Once you have pulled all the thread through, take your needle and go back to hole number two, creating a stitch mark.

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  • Continue stitching until each hole is filled.  
  • Once you are finished stitching feel free to create a simple border around the card with your thin-tip sharpie.  This step is completely optional.

 Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

Show someone you love them this St. Patricks Day with this simple greeting card! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy #gift #stpatricksday

Not too bad right?  I love the way this little guy turned out.. Tanner is going to love it too.  I just know it.   (Tanner, if you see this before I give you the card act surprised about it!)  Who am I kidding, he doesn’t read my blog. :)

Anyone else an amateur at all things needle related?  Does it possibly stem from my early childhood years of dreading shots? 

 

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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7 comments on “you’re my lucky charm”

  1. Isn’t this so fun. I did it a few years ago for a present. I made a few cards with envelopes ;) Cute!

  2. This is so cute! Tanner will love it (and I would really like to see you convince him to skip with you!)!

  3. I love this idea! Who needs a hallmark when you can make something so precious! Thanks for posting this….today is my first intro to craftgawker.com and I saw this on it. Keep stitchin’

  4. hahaha–“who am i kidding, he doesn’t read my blog.”
    ohhh, i love you.
    -and i LOVE this card, liz!!

  5. so cute! love love love!