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  • Baby Announcement

    Designed By Brittny Kvilhaug

    This cross-stitched birth announcement is a wonderful gift for a new mother. Jazz it up with a great double paper mat, coordinating ribbon and a cute silk flower and now you have an amazing gift!

Directions:

1. Follow the instructions in the kit to stitch the baby announcement. Press to remove any wrinkles.

2. Use your craft knife and cutting mat to cut chipboard and a piece of both floral and white cardstock to 12" x 8". Test these in the frame to make sure the fit is accurate.

3. Use double-sided, acid free tape to mount the stitched piece to the center of the chipboard. Trim away any excess fabric beyond the mounting board.

4. Use a ruler and a pencil to draw light lines to mark the opening of the mat as follows: on the back of the floral paper, draw lines 1 3/8" from the top and bottom, and 2 1/2" from the sides. On the back of the white cardstock, draw lines 1 5/8" from the top and bottom and 2 3/4" from the sides.

5. Use your craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat to cut out the mat openings from both pieces of paper. Turn both pieces to the right side, layer with the white on the bottom and the floral on top. Adhere the two pieces together with a tape runner. Apply double stick tape to the back of the mat, and checking the alignment of the mat to the stitched piece before committing, secure the completed mat over the stitched piece.

6. Cut two pieces of orange floral paper to 12" x 3/4" and two pieces to 8" x 3/4". Punch the edge with the double scallop edge punch. Use a glue pen to adhere to the outside edges of the mat.

7. Flip the frame over so the back is up. Run a line of hot glue around all the inside edges of the frame, then insert your matted piece so the design shows on the front. Press to secure, then let dry.

8. Use scissors to cut two pieces of dotted cream organdy ribbon to 1 yard each. Use hot glue to secure one end of each ribbon to each of the top corners of the back of the frame. Use a nice, large dollop of glue to hold the ribbon securely in place. Let dry.
Baby Announcement: finishing
9. Pull the ribbon ends up and tie a knot, so that the frame hangs about eight inches from the knot. Now tie the ribbon into a bow. You will have very long tails left over. Use the tails to tie another bow right over the top of the first one. Use scissors to angle trim the remaining tails to the desired length.

10. Remove a fabric gerbera flower from the pack and peel off the release paper. Place the adhesive foam on the back of the flower directly over the knot in the bow and wrap the twist ties to secure in place.

11. Flip the frame back over to the front. Position a smaller and a larger butterfly in opposing quadrants as shown and secure with hot glue if needed.

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Other Supplies

  • Frame or frame sections: 12" x 8" 
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock: white 
  • Ribbon: 2 yd dotted cream organdy 
  • Cream Spray Paint
  • Tape: acid-free, double-sided 
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

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