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I started by stamping a few images and words on white cardstock:
I then trimmed down the paper and punched circles, centering the stamped images. (I could have done these steps in the opposite order, punching the circles first and then stamping in the centers but I was more confident in my ability to center the punch over the image than to center the stamps inside the circles.) I also did a little stamping on some of the 3x4" pocket cards and punched those out as well.
I then punched some additional circles from the white cardstock and adhered one to each of the stamped circles to give them a little more bulk before I sewed around the edges.
I don't know how to crochet but I've done some cross-stitch and a little embroidery. I thought I could use a blanket stitch around the edges of the circles. I used this tutorial to refresh my memory.
I used washi tape to hold the end in place after I finished stitching.
I made three different sets - an autumn set:
a food set:
and a word set:
It took me about 5-6 minutes to stitch each one. I worked on them while I caught up on some episodes of my favorite shows. I'm really pleased with how they look - there's definitely something satisfying about creating your own embellishments! I hope you'll give them a try!