According to Wikipedia, “An aperture card is a type of punched card with a cut-out window into which a chip of microfilm is mounted. Such a card is used for archiving or for making multiple inexpensive copies of a document for ease of distribution.“
But that’s not what I mean. Yes, the card is punched with a cut-out window, but instead of a microfilm chip, a cross stitch pattern or some other creation, is mounted. My favourites are the Tri-fold Aperture cards in varieties of colours and sizes. A Tri-fold card hides the back of the fabric and is more neat.
They come in many colours and cut-out shapes such as square, oblong, oval and oval. I saw one in christmas tree shape, too.
In my previous article, I wrote about my card projects and the sites where I found marvelous free patterns. Now, I would like to share my sources for the wonderful Tri-fold cards.
I’m sure there are many Ebayers out there selling aperture cards but these are my favourites (based on the high quality of cards and reasonable price and postage):
1. Bluegrooveracing08 – I bought a Bumper Pack (26 aperture cards of varieties of sizes, colours & cut-out shapes). It took about 3 weeks to arrive from UK to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
2. Jeaneandbob – I bought 10 oval aperture and 10 circle aperture cards and they arrived in 2 weeks.
I like buying in bulk because I want to save on postage. So far, I have made 12 cross stitched cards. But I still have many aperture cards left . Would anyone like to have one? Delivery by regular post, ok?
– Aperture Cards – eBay Sellers
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