Where to buy blank cards for embroidery

card blankFollowing on from my Where to buy beads post I thought it would be useful to do the same thing for card blanks suitable for prick and stitch card making. In order to display the stitching at its best the card material used should not be too flimsy; it should be strong without being excessively thick.

You can either stitch onto a single sheet of card which is then mounted on a blank greetings card, or you can stitch on to a double-fold card that is a one piece solution to card stitching. Double fold cards have three panels and thus two fold lines. The stitching is worked on the middle panel. When the stitching is complete you fold the right-hand panel inside to cover the back of the stitching.

I get my card blanks from a UK company called Card Inspirations. They do mail order from their web site and they have a retail shop in Tewin, Hertfordshire.

Card Inspirations

You will find their 104mm x 152mm (4¼ x 6 inches) double fold cards at Blank Cards Double Fold Normal.

Card Inspirations have asked me to point out that they only deliver blank cards within the UK. They do not send card making materials overseas.

Do you have a favourite card craft store?

If you would like to tell us about your favourite supplier of card blanks for card stitching please do so in a comment to the post. If you know of stores in Australia, the USA and other non-UK countries who sell double-fold cards that would be particularly helpful.

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