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Cardstock, a smidge of patterned paper, a button and access to a sewing machine and you’re all set to create our “it’s a happy day today” card for a special friend.
Step One: Choose a dark coloured cardstock and cut a strip measuring about 31cm x 9.5cm. If you create 8 1/2 x 11 inch scrapbooking layouts, the offcut piece you cut from a 12x12inch sheet of cardstock, works excellently for this card.
Step Two: Score and fold in half. Use a white pencil to trace out your shape. I have used a simple lower shape. Other shapes that work well include a heart or star.
Step Three: Head to the sewing machine and stitch around and around your drawing several times. Messy is good! Alternatively, handstitch if you prefer. Add a patterned paper leaf shape and also machine stitch in a stem if you are creating a flower shape.
Step Four: Finish by adding a sentiment strip, hand stitched into place and a button or your flower centre.
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Kim Archer is the publisher of Australian digital crafty lifestyle magazine, Etzcetera. Published bi-monthly, Etzcetera Magazine is loaded with step by step projects, inspiring interviews with creative people, interesting family and lifestyle articles, tasty recipes and fun ideas. Visit the Etzcetera website here http://www.etzceteramagazine.com.au