Here are the instructions for the two beautiful cards from page 47 of the fall 2009 issue.

Festive Fall Greeting cards by Leigh Penner

by Leigh Penner

  1. Make a 5.5 x 4.25 card from cardstock.
  2. Cut five strips of patterned paper into 4” strips (from the top down: 1”, 2”, 1.25”, .75”, .5”) and adhere to card front.
  3. Zig zag stitch between all strips using a sewing machine.
  4. Use a scalloped circle punch on a piece of patterned paper; add sticker to center of circle and adhere to card front.
  5. Add buttons and hand-stitch in place.

happy birthday
by Leigh Penner

  • Make a 3 x 3” card from cardstock.
  • Cut a 3 x 3” piece of gold paper.
  • Cut a 2.75 x 2.75” piece of red patterned paper; adhere it to the gold paper and stitch in place with a sewing machine.
  • Cut a 1.25 x 3” piece of striped patterned paper and adhere to card front.
  • Cut a .75 x 3” piece of teal paper and a .25 x 3” piece of brown paper and adhere both over striped piece on card front.
  • Stamp greeting on teal paper. Use a scalloped circle punch on a piece of brown paper; adhere a die-cut to the center; tuck it behind the striped paper and adhere in place.
  • Machine stitch the teal and the brown strips to the card—use both zig zag and straight stitches if desired.
  • Add a red button to the die-cut and stitch in place.