Monday, August 22, 2016

Handmade Paper with Stitching Card




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
blender
water
cardstock
embroidery thread
pin 
tape
and either glue or double sided tape
Iron

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.

7 comments:

  1. Wow!! This is just amazing! Love how you did this!

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  2. great card Donna, love the stictching!

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  3. Beautifully done and I agree that the raw edges of handmade paper tells the recipient that you spent time on their card. This makes it even more meaningful.

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  4. Beautifully done and I agree that the raw edges of handmade paper tells the recipient that you spent time on their card. This makes it even more meaningful.

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  5. Lovely card........remember you can also stitch on the hand made paper and paper castings.....just need to coat the back side with think white glue and let it dry before stitching. Love and light,
    Michele

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