Welcome everyone to Monday! When I started making cards, the first type was called Stitching Cards. My mom was making them and I had purchased some patterns for her. I started looking at them and thought "I could do this" and that's how it started. Since then I have started all kinds of different types but I still like to go back and make these.
Here is what you will need:
Handmade paper using your paper making mill
and either glue or double sided tape
Make your handmade paper using Arnold Grummer paper making mill (think junk mail) I used the packing paper that came in a box with an order. Better to reuse than throw in the landfill. I then dried the paper using an iron to flatten it and dry it at the same time.
To make the stitching card, you follow a pattern and punch small holes using a pin. Then use the embroidery floss to "sew" on the card design. I use card stock so that it is sturdy. I then attach the stitching card part onto the hand made paper with double sided sticky tape.
I love the raw edges that you get when you make your own paper, there is just something about it that says "handmade".
If you would like to give it a try, you can go to the Arnold Grummer website located here, just click on it and enjoy all the wonders of making your own designs.