I thought that it would be fun to layer up a small cross stitch piece with some papers to frame it, and secure them with a brad (like a paper fastener) or two.
This was my first one. Fine, and just needs a greeting to be added at the bottom of the card to complete it, but not really exciting.
Then I went for a slightly quirkier approach, and twisted the middle paper. I like this effect!
Lastly I went 'total free style' and used a scatter of cross stitches for the stitching element. As these corrugated cards were thicker, I didn't add a brad as I thought it would make the whole thing too bulky.
Fun stitching! Thank you Pintrest for the penguin and hedgehog patterns.