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Welcome to another week of the Scrapbook Nerd Academy. This week I’m going to share with you how I created a stitched border.

    • The first step, of course, is gathering your supplies. For my layout I used the Jillibean Cool as a Cucumber collection. My background is Kraft Cardstock. For my title I used Jillibean Alphabean letter stickers. For the stitching, I used embroidery floss from my stash.
    • For the background, I cut four different patterned papers from the Jillibean Cool as a Cucumber.  Three of them are approximately 2 x 5.5 and and one  5.75 x 5.5. These are positioned about 2.5 inches from the bottom of the page.

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  • I used the Jillibean Chevron die cut paper for a template for the stitching. Cut a strip off the die cut paper and lay just above the patterned paper.
  • Using a pencil, lightly trace all the lines.
  • Once the lines are traced, you will need to move the strip down and trace a couple of more chevrons on the end to line up with the patterned paper.
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  • Using the embroidery floss and a needle, sew over the pencil lines, alternating colours.

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  • Once the stitching is done, the layout is ready for the photos, title and embellishment.

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Now it’s your turn. Why not join us at Scrapbook Nerd for our stitching challenge and your chance to win a gift certificate to the store.

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