From their website I purchased the magazine, the button pack for this design and the oval shaped pressed paper box. The oval box measures 7 1/2″ x 5″ and it included a pre-cut mounting board, batting sheet and self-stick Red Glitter Ric Rac trim.
The oval box was sized for the Holiday Sweets design to be worked on 14 or 28 count, I worked it on 18 count Aida, color Country Mocha.
The pressed paper box is natural, I sprayed painted the box’s top and bottom a glossy dark hunter green.
Threads used: The colors of the DMC stranded cotton floss and Rainbow Blending threads were as specified within the magazine for this design.
White oval shaped mounting board (shown in the photo) is what came with my purchase of the oval shaped box. Since the 18 count fabric provided a smaller worked area (than if worked on 14/28 count) I decided to cut the mounting board smaller and also to use a thicker mounting board (the green one shown in this photo). I like a thicker mounting board so I can use straight pins to secure my worked design.
Orange headed pin in this photo shows correct placement of a pin into the white core of the mounting board. Be watchful not to angle the pin such that it sticks out the bottom or top of the mounting board.
The gold color Ric Rac trim shown in this photo was purchased extra.
Photo shows my having secured the worked fabric to the mounting board by a line of straight pins that I stuck into the previously mentioned white center core of the green mounting board.
After I used the flat headed straight pins to secure the worked fabric to the mounting, I then carefully snipped away extra fabric.
Next I ran a line of the gold Ric Rac around (over top of the pinned area). I secured the gold Ric Rac trim with four colors (gold, white, red, and green) round headed pins.
When finished pinning the worked fabric and gold Ric Rac trim to the mounting board I then used double sided strips of tape to secure my worked design onto the top.
The red color Ric Rac trim (along edge of the box’s top) was included when I purchased the oval shaped box for this design.
|This photo is a reminder to myself as to two lengths of pins that I used.|