I have used the Flea Market collection by Crate Paper as I love shabby chic, and these papers give me that look with much less work than creating it myself! Using my Xyron products makes this a quick and easy project!
First off, I basecoat the block in a desired color. You don't need to paint the front as it will be covered.
Next I cut the background paper to fit the front of the block. I then fussy cut bits and pieces of the pattern paper and lay them here and there as desired until I like the look. I don't use any chipboard or anything bulky at this point as when I am done I run the whole pane through my Xyron 900. To hold the pieces in place before I stitch I use my Xyron Mega Runner, just enough adhesive so the pieces don't move while I stitch.
The larger pieces I run through the Xyron 900
When all of the pieces are adhered and stitched in a way that I like, I then run the whole panel through. This works wonders as I use the Permanent adhesive thus no mess, no drying time, no wrinkles just a quick and easy application!
The smaller pieces I put through the Xyron 150 (this is what I covered the clothes pin with)
And here is the finished product. I will use it on my desk to hold notes or photos. Or I may just leave it as is, I love looking at this pretty paper!