SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- DCWV® 12"x12" Double-Sided Cardstock stack
- Two 12"x12" white cardstock sheets
- Vellum sheet
- 4"x6" photo (vertical/portrait orientation)
- Farm-themed rubber stamps
- Pink twine
- White floss
- Sewing needle
- Paper piercer
- Black ink pad
- Personal die cut machine with desired fonts in adjustable sizes
- Paper crafting punches: 1-1/4" & 1-1/2" square punches
- Paper crafting adhesive
- Paper trimmer
1. On a sheet of white cardstock, punch a line of holes for stitching down the center of the page with the paper piercer, using the ruler as a guide to keep them evenly spaced and in a straight line. Move the ruler to the right 2" and repeat. Move it over an additional 2" to the right and repeat. Add 2 more lines to the left of the center line with the same spacing until you have 5 straight lines, 2" apart, for stitching.
2. Turn the page so that the lines in step 1 are now running in a horizontal direction. Repeat the process from above, creating a grid of pierced lines.
3. Thread your needle with the white floss and start sewing, back stitching as needed to create one continuous line of thread in each column. In the end, there will be a total of 10 stitched lines.
4. Select 6 sheets of coordinating cardstock from the double-sided cardstock stack. Punch 6 medium squares (1-1/4") as well as 6 slightly larger squares (1-1/2") from each page. Adhere them together in sets of two, larger square on the bottom and the smaller square, with the contrasting cardstock shade turned out, on top. Adhere the sets in rows as shown, centering each one between the stitched lines.
5. Cut the vellum sheet to 6"x7-1/2". Lay out vertically. Mount the photo on the second white cardstock sheet and cut out, leaving 1/8" cardstock border on all sides. Mount this on the left side of the vellum, 1/4" in from the top and left sides of the sheet. Add the farm stamps around the photo on the vellum. Wrap a section of twine around the vellum and photo grouping twice, tying it off in the front with a bow and adhere to the page as shown.
6. Cut out the words “hello cows" using the die cut machine and coordinating shades of cardstock. Adhere to the right of the photo.