Sherry, from Rustique Gallery
asked me if I would post
the template from my card bobbins.
As soon as I saw her request I traced it.
So here is my little template. :)
If you click on
the above image, you should get a larger image.
Just click and save to your pc. Otherwise just click on this and you can save it. When you
print it, you could print the 8 x 10 form
when you see the preferences box that pops up.
My cardboard pieces are approximately
3" by 4 1/2".
I hope this works for you.
Once you get the desired size.
You can find graphics from
Sometimes I purchase graphics from
Etsy. So many are cheap and one of a kind.
I also used scrapbook paper! And I ran out
of my fav they no longer make! :(
Use any weight cardstock or cardboard from
cereal boxes, picture frame cardstock, cardstock
from scrapbook ends. I always save heavier cardstock
from bedding packaging, between the folds in sheets.
I also purchased some from a gal on Etsy, just to see.
To make my bobbins sturdier I used cardstock from Walmart
to print my graphic on. I glued both sides of the
original card stock with graphics
to make them sturdier and they will last much longer.
I use precision scissors to cut them out.
To glue onto the cardstock I use a glue pen or
a glue with two way applicator.
Elmer's, Scotch, Martha Stewart, any of these
makes a pretty good glue pen or two way
applicator. I used what I already had.
I needed the control to apply it to the
cardboard. If your card bobbins curl
you can flatten by placing a heavy book on
it before it drys. Usually mine dried flat without
After they dried I inked the edges with any color Tim Holtz
ink. Let that dry and start wrapping your lace! I'm making white cards with black graphics with an Easter
theme. Will post later.
Did I leave anything out?
Let me know how yours turn out.