a recent publication

Recently I’ve had the opportunity to work with a new (to me) publication, Crafts ‘N’ Things magazine, through the manufacturers I design for. This graduation card I created using Anna Griffin products was featured in the April 2013 issue, and I thought I would share it with you.

To make the stitched border I ran the card front through my sewing machine (shallow zig zag stitch) with no thread to punch a hole pattern.  Then I went back with some floss and handstitched the border.  This takes a little extra time, but I like using the thicker floss sometimes rather than thin thread so that the border really pops.  And there’s nothing quite as precise as a sewing machine for creating stitching hole patterns.

I placed my sentiment in the card center, and then clustered/collaged several elements together around it.  To finish off the card I stamped a little banner flag and mounted it on a straight pin.  Hope this card inspires you.  Happy crafting!

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