Project 1212-4a

Hot Off the Press – Faux Stitching
Presented By Sara Naumann
Sponsor:  Hot Off the Press

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Faux Stitching:  Vintage Autumn Leaves Layout

Materials Needed:

• Paper Pizazz® 8”x8” 4 Seasons Papers
• Paper Pizazz® Easy Stitches Template
• Black Pen: Double-ended Zig® Writer with .5mm fine tip and 1.2mm brush tip
• Brown inkpad
• Foam tape


  • Mat the photo with orange paper, leaving a 1/8” wide mat. Ink the mat edges brown and mat again with plaid paper, leaving a 7/16” wide border. Glue the mat centered, 1/2” from the top of the orange with leaves paper.
  • Use the stitch template and a black pen to make stitches on the seam between the plaid mat and the background paper, one set of stitches per side. Add additional stitching across the bottom of the page, 3/4” from the edge
  • Add the Autumn tab cut-out near the top right corner of the photo, tucking the edge under the image. Use foam tape to add the “vintage autumn” cut-out to the bottom of the photo mat and the leaves and pumpkin cut-out to the bottom of the page, over the stitching.
  • Add some cross-stitching to your page without even sewing! I used the template to add “x” stitching on each side of the mat, as if the stitches were “tacking” the mat in place. I repeated the stitching on the cut-outs by making a large stitched border at the bottom of the page.
Project Images:

Sara Naumann and Julie McGuffee



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