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Free Printable Rainbow Cards – With Tutorial for Adding Embroidery

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Grab a free printable rainbow card and send it to someone special! Add embroidery for some extra flair with this fun tutorial! 

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Printable rainbow cards with the words "Thinking of You" and "Sending Positive Vibes" on them.

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have a set of free printable rainbow cards to share with you! These sweet cards are a quick and easy way to send someone a little happy mail! I painted the rainbows with watercolor and added two messages to them – “Thinking of You” and “Sending positive vibes!”. You can print the cards for free, trim them to size and mail them. Who doesn’t love getting snail mail?! 

If you want to add a little something extra, you can embroider the rainbow with colorful embroidery floss. Below is the tutorial. It is a simple and fun way to make these cards even more special! 

Rainbow card that reads "Thinking of You" lays on a stack of colorful notepads along with a rainbow striped pen.

Embroidered Rainbow Card

Supplies Needed:

Supplies and tools including a paper trimmer, scoring board, piercing mat, embroidery floss and printable rainbow card.

Below are the colors I used for my rainbow card but if you have a stash of floss at home, just search for rainbow colors and use whatever you have!

DMC Embroidery floss lined up on a table.

Step by Step Tutorial 

Step One: Poke stitching holes! 

Print the card of your choice on white cardstock. I like to use 110lb Neenah white paper but use whatever works well with your printer. Use a straight pin to poke holes along each color of the rainbow. I poked a hole about every 1/4″ and used a piercing pad underneath. You could also use a self healing mat underneath. 

A straight pins pokes holes along the rainbow.

Step Two: Embroider the card.

Use two strands of floss to add embroidery to each color. I used a backstitch and made sure not to pull too hard and rip the paper. Tape the ends of the floss on the back of the cardstock . 

Red embroidery floss is used to stitch along the rainbow.

The back of the card showing a small piece of tape holding down the end of the embroidery floss.

Green embroidery floss is used to stitch along the green part of the rainbow card.

Once all of the colors have been stitched your rainbow is done! 

Rainbow card that reads "Thinking of You" with stitching along the rainbow colors.

Step Three: Cover the ends of the stitching.

To finish up the card, score along the fold line.

Rainbow card scored in half with a scoring board.

Cut a fun piece of scrapbook paper that will cover the stitching on the inside cover of the card. Tape or glue it in place. I used Scor-Tape which is a nice double-sided tape with a strong hold.

A piece of rainbow striped paper lays next to the back of the rainbow card.

Rainbow paper is used to cover the back side of the stitched card.

The card is finished! Whether you send the card with embroidery or without, it is sure to bring a smile to someone’s face! I think we can all use some positive vibes right about now!!

Printable rainbow cards with the words "Thinking of You" and "Sending Positive Vibes" on them.

For more card printables or card ideas be sure to check these out!

Happy Crafting! -Kim

Free Printable Rainbow Card plus tutorial for adding embroidery.

Get the Free Rainbow Card Files!

Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email address! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)

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