The card is 7-3/4 inches wide x 3-3/4 inches tall, or about the size of a glass butter dish
as you can see in the picture (weird random coincidence). ;-)
The large sentiment is from this SRM Stickers 'Thanks' set. I sanded it to soften the look.
(piercing for hand-stitching)
Sewing machines scare me, so I do all my stitching by hand (while watching TV).
This triangle paper was particularly easy to sew. I just
pierced it free-hand (without a piercing ruler) since the lines are easy to follow:
A) Pierce in the middle of where the triangles meet:
B) Pierce in the middle of the side of the triangle:
C) Pierce in between those two holes:
D) And pierce in between again:
E) Then simply repeat for each side of each triangle and sew.
I just use regular old sewing thread on a needle and simply affix the ends
of the thread to the back of the paper with bits of tape as I stitch.
(DIY large paper piercing mat)
This is something basic that I've been wanting to share with you for years:
a Scor-Pal DIY piercing mat made by layering fun foam/craft foam sheets to be about 1/4" thick.
(It's kind of like an Ikea-hack for your scoring board tool...)
Of course, if you have thicker foam available to you, you could just skip all my chatter
& cut a thick old piece of foam to size. I have never been able to find any. :-)
I pierce with this "MakingMemories deluxe paper piercer" tool:
(I've tried quite a few other piercing tools, but they all seem to make
overly large holes, so this one is my precious.)
To make your own custom piercing mat
(it's as easy as 1, 2, 3)
TIP: make one side with black fun foam and one side with white, so that you can easily see the edges of cards, whether you are using dark or light cardstock, by flipping the mat over.
If you like you can add a thick piece of foam to serve as a pin cushion
I stick a pencil in there too and sewing machine needles (for piercing square-shaped holes.)
As well as a little strawberry from an old fashioned pin cushion (it's a needle sharpener.)
I keep a bit of thread in each of my favourite needles so I can recognize
what each is for: embroidery floss, beading, regular sewing, etc.
Other modifications: a magnet to hold scissors for trimming & spools
of thread (stood up securely on hat pins).
(altering patterned papers):
the grey triangle in the pattern was competing with it visually,
so I cut a lined-paper triangle from the rest of the paper & glued it over the grey one: