How to embroider a heart card – embroidery on paper

how to stitch a heart card

It’s that time of the year again. Hearts are popping up everywhere. My gift to you today is a geometric-style heart card you can make for your sweetheart! Embroidery on paper can be very quick and easy to do, so pick up your needles and let’s stitch!

For one hand-stitched card you’ll need

  • 6stranded embroidery floss in red (DMC 321)
  • blank card or folded card stock
  • embroidery needle, scissors, sewing pin
  • heart motif: 13.5x9cm/5.3×3.5inch (download PDF here)
how to stitch a heart card

Pattern Transfer

Transfer the Pattern to your card by sticking a needle or pin through the joints of the heart pattern. This works best if you tape the pattern to the card with removable masking tape.


Stitch all the lines with 3 strands of thread and try to avoid making long lines on the reverse side. To start the thread tape the end of the thread to the back of your card.

For ending the thread make one or two knots around the previously stitched thread on the reverse side like shown in the picture above or tape it in place.

If you want to hide the stitches on the inside of the card, cover it with a blank sheet of paper.


Now, you can proudly present your stitched valentine’s card to your loved one.

With this technique, you can stitch any geometric motif on a card. Just remember that you can only do straight lines, no curves!

More about embroidery on paper

If you like stitching on cards, here are 3 free Christmas card patterns I designed for Anchor.

Do you want more tips and tricks on hand embroidery?

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