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Often we are asked if we know how to mount cross stitch projects after they have been completed. There are many ways to do this. One example for small designs is to make a card from the finished project and this is how we would do it.

First select a piece of suitable card in the colour that you want your greetings card to be in.
Next draw a rectangular box with a length,  3 times longer than the height and cut it out (the neater the cuts the neater the finished greeting card).
Divide the card into three equal sections and score the lines (but don't cut them).
Next cut a hole in the centre section to the size of aperture you need to show your cross stitch design. See Figure 1 below

Left Square                                Centre Square                              Right Square

Figure 1

Next cut another piece of card the same height, but 2mm less than the width of the centre square shown above.
Now cut the Aida around you design, small enough to fit on the mount card you have just cut but larger than the hole in the centre square shown above.
Mount the design on the mount card using glue, masking tape or thread bracing.
Next place the mounted design against the back of the centre square shown above, and fold the right square back to enclose the cross stitch in a card sandwich.
Glue this down, taking care not to damage the cross stitch.
Fold the left square back to make the card
All that remains is to write a greeting in the card and you have finished.

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