Lace and Trace

Happy Monday! Kate here with a fun project to help beat the cabin fever! I designed these with my older kids in mind (8-12 yrs). If I were doing this for my toddler, I would enlarge the image and make the holes bigger so she could use a piece of yarn and no needle.

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Supplies:

– Digital Paper: I used the fun images in the Scoot element kit by Deena

– Photo-editing software like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements

– White cardstock

– Cutting machine -OR- a small hole punch < just make sure the design is close to the edges so the hole punch will reach.

– Embroidery floss and sewing needle

 

Directions:

1. Design the background for your cards. Mine are 4”x5”. I added a darker color behind the lighter one where the image will be placed. Merge the layers.

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2. Select the image you want and drag it to your background. Adjust the sizing if you need to. Merge all layers.

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IF USING A HOLE PUNCH: Print the card and cut it out. Punch a small hole around the outline of the image and wherever else you want to stitch. The holes are about 1/8” apart. No need to meticulously measure. Just eye-ball it.

3. If you’re using a cutting machine, you’ll need to erase the dots for the stitching. Select the eraser tool and size it to 20px.  Now “punch” a hole about every 1/8” where you want the stitching to go. I just eye-balled it – it doesn’t take long at all. If you make a mistake, click undo, no biggie.

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5. Print and send it to the cutting machine. I used the print and cut feature on my Silhouette.

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The cards are ready to be stitched! I saved all of the cards I made so I can print them out whenever the kids want to sew them again.

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