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Yantra Stencils 

New embroidery templates created by Ilse Scheffer.

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Aribe Bead Embroidery Template 

Make lovely card bead embroidery patterns with the help from the Aribe bead embroidery template. Lay the template in the correct postion on the card, and use a perforating mat. Use the rectangular opening in the template above and below the bead border where you can draw in pencil lines that can be erased later. There are marker slots to help you with corner positioning and distance separation. Perforate the card with the Aribe Perforating Tool. Use a number 10 needle to thread the beads and secure to the reverse of your card with tape. To finish off, try using gold or silver decorative peel offs.

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Ribbon Crafts - Types of Commonly Used Ribbons 

by Joyce Neilsen

There is a huge variety of ribbons you can choose from when making your ribbon crafts. Ribbons can be made from many different fabrics and come in many different styles. The type of ribbon you use in your ribbon crafts will depend on which application you are using them for.

Acetate Satin Ribbons

These durable ribbons have a shiny, stiff finish. They can come in solid colours or can have patterns stamped on them. Acetate ribbons can be used for gift wrapping, floral arrangements and wreaths, and wedding use.

Sheer Ribbons

Sheer ribbons are made from very lightweight, open weave fabrics such as organza, organdy and chiffon. They very versatile and come in a myriad of colours and sizes. These ribbons can be used in ribbon crafts such as dressmaking, scrap booking, card making, gift wrapping and wedding use.

Satin Ribbons

Smooth and silky, satin ribbons can be single faced, with one shiny side or double faced with both sides being shiny. These ribbons are also very versatile and come in many colours and sizes. Ribbon crafts that satin ribbons are commonly used for are dressmaking, scrap booking, card making, embroidery, ribbon flowers, hair accessories and gift wrapping.

Velvet Ribbons

For a touch of luxury in your ribbon crafts, you can't go past velvet ribbon. It comes in rich colours as well as soft pastels. One side the ribbon is plain and the other side, the plush, dense pile of the ribbon is what gives it it's luxurious feel. Velvet ribbon is great for dressmaking, seasonal decor and weddings.

Grosgrain Ribbons

Grosgrain are a heavier ribbon with thin horizontal ribbing. They are usually made from silk and come in a wide variety of colours. They very durable and are commonly used in scrap booking, card making, hair bows and dressmaking.

Jacquard Ribbons

The term jacquard ribbons is often used to describe ribbons with embroidery on them, but true jacquard ribbons are woven in such a way that the design is actually part of the weave of the fabric. Because of the way these ribbons are woven, there is a definite right side and wrong side. They give a very interesting effect to ribbon crafts that include dressmaking, home decor, scrap booking and cardmaking

Wired Ribbons

The wire in the edges of wired ribbons help them maintain their shape. This is particularly useful for ribbon crafts that require bows.

Lame Ribbons

Light weight metallic ribbons available in many colours. Use these when you require a bit of shimmer in your project.

Moire Ribbons

Usually made from taffeta or satiny fabric, these interesting ribbons have a watermark effect. A nice ribbon for adding a bit of interest in your project.

With so many ribbon types to choose from, you are sure to find one suitable for your ribbon crafts.

Joyce Neilsen - lover of all things ribbon.
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Mandala Templates 

A mandala is a circle or a polygonal figure. The abundance of embroidery, cutting, or embossing motifs offers you unlimited possibilities. They will amaze you, and guarantee the loveliest cards.

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Leane's Embroidery Kits 

Each kit contains 6 cards, 6 Tri-O cards, 6 envelopes, 2 Decoupage paper flowers, 1 thread, 1 Lace ornament sticker, 1/2 number sticker, 2 x 29 flowers(small), 1 pattern sheet, and 1 instruction sheet.

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Cosy Corners by Marianne D 

Cosy Corners are templates used to embroider lovely corners. Place the template on the front of the card with template tape and pierce the pattern with small holes. Embroider with fine, glossy Sulky yarn. Attach the beginning and the end of the thread to the backside with tape. For every pierce pattern there are four different embroidering patterns.

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