It is so fun to “paint” your holiday cards with your embroidery machine! There are so many fun picture-style fonts to download for free that are great sources for holiday graphics.
Here’；s how to make your own custom-designed cards：personalized pillow cases
First， measure？the size of your folded card and create a placement line.？For my card？？I had a 5″； x 7″； area to work in. DesignWorks software lets you work in inches or metric， so I created a 5″； x 7″； rectangle？to mark the outer edges of my card.
Nextpersonalized gifts for dad， place your graphic inside the outline. My 5″； x 7″； rectangle was too large to fit in the BERNINA Oval Hoop， so I created a second placement line to mark a rectangle outlining the hoop’；s stitching area and centered it on my card. I inserted my graphic and made sure it fit within the smaller rectangle. When my card design was complete I？deleted the rectangle and my design was ready to send to my machine!
Hoop a layer of？OESD StabilStick stabilizer – cut-away or tear-away – with the paper side up.？PaintWork does not penetrate the stabilizer， so？both？versions can be used.？Paint the placement lines onto the stabilizer only， then score and remove the paper coating from？inside the marked placement area.
Place the card onto the sticky surface and smooth it in place. Paint the graphic. When finished， remove the card？– it’；s done!
Place the second card？inside the marked lines and paint it.？？Continue placing and painting until your cards are finished – or until the stabilizer is no longer “sticky.” (Replace the？stabilizer as needed， redrawing the placement lines and removing the stabilizer as before.)
Want to make your own dove cards？ Click HERE to download？the finished design in DRAW and EXP formats.
Small is beautiful, simple and practical! But, if you want an area in your home or complete space to look bigger and spacious, then can décor come to your aid. It is not always the furniture or altering walls that can help you achieve it. Simple, décor hacks can also help to make a room appear bigger. Below are some ideas to make a small room look bigger, without moving the walls.
Some designs are so iconic they transcend time, like a Chanel tweed jacket or a Coca-Cola bottle. This definitely applies to one of the most popular chairs of all time (and a favorite of ours): the bentwood chair, also known as a Thonet (TOE-NET). And whether you know it or not, chances are you’ve sat on one plenty of times in your life, especially if you’ve ever ventured into a coffee shop or two.
Amy Butler, the most inspiring of surface pattern designers, just launched a new online magazine called Blossom. It's full of creative inspiration and speaks to flower lovers like myself.