Stitched paper garlands with Lisa Dickinson!

Stitched paper garlands with Lisa Dickinson!

 Have you seen those great stitched paper garlands from BasicGrey and wondered how to use them on a layout?  Lisa Dickinson shares a fabulous layout that has the two things she loves…circles and stitching!



Since I almost always add machine stitching to my layouts, I love any type of embellishment that included pre-stitched elements, like these paper garlands from BasicGrey. They save me time but still add that homespun, handmade touch that I love. 


 On this layout, I used two of the garlands to add a pop of color and pattern to the right of my photos. I adhered the stitched circles using foam squares for a bit of dimension. For added detail and texture, I included additional embellishments over the top of the circle garland, including wood veneer discs, die cut tags, and enamel dots. 


And you want to try your hand at creating your own garland, it's really pretty simple!  Just punch several circles form patterned paper (usually circles less than 1" work the best!) and stitch them together by slowly feeding them through your sewing machine.  Adding in a few differing shapes like hearts, pennants, or stars makes them even more fun and interesting!



 AND BIG NEWS…this is off to the printer!


If you would like to be in our first worldwide shipment, be sure to order CardMaps 4 right HERE!  It's a beautiful expanded issue that is filled with inspiring sketches, tutorials, amazing cut files, bonus sketches and many great tips and techniques too!  Order today!

~  Catherine





  1. barbara macaskill April 16, 2014 at 10:35 am

    If only my wallet wasn’t empty!! I would love to get a copy of this magazine but silly things like prescriptions and groceries took all my money!!

  2. Kathy P. April 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Love those cascading banners!!! And excited to see the newest CardMaps!!!

  3. Sue Abell April 16, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Great way to use the banners, love it! Thanks!

  4. TracyM #6773 April 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Cute photos, FAB layout and FUN garland!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration Lisa 🙂

  5. Sandy Clinton April 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Can’t wait for the cardmaps to arrive!! Love the banner look!

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