Better Than a Card: Inspiring Embroidery for Any Occasion

Do you have a hard time finding just the right card? Make these sentiments right in the hoop!

Instead of a card, consider making your own sentiment from the heart. It can be enjoyed throughout the year and, the best part, they can be made easily in the hoop!

Mug Rugs

Most mug rugs will fit in a card-sized (A7 or A8) envelope. The Mothers Day Mug Rug from Omas Place is a great design that you can make. In addition to Mothers Day, just change the text. Add Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, or Get Well Soon. Personalize it to any special occasion or even, just because.

The gifts and balloons from Celebrational Scrolls from Kreations by Kara can be added to any blank mug rug. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, and parties.


Customize a bookmark to the recipient. The Crazy Patch Bookmark from Kreative Kiwi is a great stash buster. Fussy cut pretty fabric to showcase motifs. Monogram initials are included or add your own text.

Window Hangers

How about a bouquet that will last? Le Bouquet de Fleurs from Inspiration Mutz is gorgeous hanging in a window.

The design comes with tags that include a variety of greetings as well as blank tags that you can personalize.

Stitched Inspirations

Stitch Emporium has a lovely selection of designs that can be turned into embroidered cards of encouragement. Search inspiring quotes for dozens of examples.

Stitch them on a nice neutral background, add a layer of batting/wadding, and glue it to a piece of heavy card stock.

There are so many ways to brighten each day!