The other night, I had lots of fun doing something new with my sewing machine. It started out of necessity, as I had to send a birthday card to a friend urgently, and had nothing in the house that was at all suitable. So, I thought I'll make one. I used scraps of fabric, shoved the darning foot on my machine, et voila!
I only needed to make one card, but it was such fun, and rather addictive. With each card, I got a little bit better - I just couldn't stop.
The original card that inspired my play isn't pictured as I had to send it off asap. But I'm rather glad now that I had nothing suitable to send. I won't be buying cards for a while at least, till the novelty wears off!
I had such a lovely time playing with sewn cards. They do take a little thought and care, though: my tip would be to sew onto a backing fabric or card, and then attach that to the card-stock; that way you hide the wrong side of the stitches inside your card. I didn't at first, so I got around this by gluing tissue paper on the inside of the cards to hide stitching. Also, the paper/card will ruin your needles so use old worn-out ones.
Have you tried machine embroidery? One day I'd like to try it on some clothing, when I have a little more control over my machine!