An Apple for a Buttercup?

apple graphicToday we welcome back paper artist Nicole Nowosad. She brought us a great scrapbook layout last time around and today she delivers a cute card titled…

 Cheer Up Buttercup!

by Nicole Nowosad

Cheer up buttercup card

Today, I wanted to share with you a quick way to bring the texture and dimension to paperccrafts by creating a 3D puffy apple accent. I created this card using a puffy/3D apple accent that I stitched together on my Janome. It just takes a few simple steps – let’s get started.

Step 1:

Gather some buttons and thread or twine along with assorted papers. Start by cutting out apple shapes in three sizes, each approximately ¼” larger than the other. You can use the same or different patterns of paper, it is up to you.

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Step 2:
Embellish the top of the smaller apple (I added tiny hearts and a button) and stitch it to the medium piece

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Step 3:

Next,  flip your medium apple piece over and add dimensional adhesive bits to the reverse side. Now, join your two apple shapes together, with the larger shape on the bottom.

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Step 4:

Now it’s time to finish your puffy shape! Simply thread your machine and stitch around the exterior of the medium apple shape. I used a straight stitch, but you could also use a zig zag.

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Step 5:

Your puffy apple shape is completed!


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All there is to do now, is create your paper craft project using your new easy shape.

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