As a stitcher, there is always a birthday or special occasion you need to stitch a card for. But finding suitable designs can be difficult. That’s why designer Lisa Reakes has created this set of celebration cards just for you. And, because they only take a couple of hours each to stitch, you won’t be caught out again without a card for last-minute congratulations.


With a soft pastel palette of only 15 thread shades, you can easily adapt these cards to use up leftover threads you have. You could even use some metallic thread in the designs to give them that extra sparkle!

These cards are also versatile, as the motifs can be used for a variety of occasions, with an adaption of the greeting. The hearts would make a lovely Valentine’s Day design, and the glasses of bubbly are perfect for weddings or big promotions.

So get out your fabric and thread and stitch up a batch of these useful cards to keep in your stash!

Download the PDF chart below and do share your finished makes on our Facebook page or Instagram.

About this cross stitch pattern

  • Stitching Time Approx. 5 hours each
  • Type of Stitches Cross stitch, fractionals, backstitch, French knots
  • Ease of Stitching Beginner

How to download the celebration cards free cross stitch patterns

Click the link below to download and save the free cross stitch pattern PDF


celebratory cards free cross stitch patterns

Double-sided tape is best for sticking stitching into a card mount – it doesn’t make the mess that glue does
Lisa Reakes

Make your own aperture cards

These cards are shown displayed in oval aperture cards from Craft Creations (AP07u). If you'd like to try make your own card apertures, click to find our tutorial on how to make your own aperture cards
How to make a cross stitch aperture card

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