“Lace and Ribbon Heritage Scrapbook Page”
Display your most treasured photos next to beautiful machine ribbon embroidery
and lace trimmings.
Skill Level: Beginner
Simplicity Sewing Machine
12” x 12” burgundy printed paper
8.5” x 11” deep taupe printed paper
8.5” x 11” beige paper
5/8 yard of ecru lace, 5/8” wide
2 yards of burgundy silk ribbon, 1/8” wide
1 yard of green silk ribbon, 1/8” wide
1 yard of gold silk ribbon, 1/8” wide
Clear monofilament thread
Deco edged scissors
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Gold metallic pen
Basic scrapbook supplies
1. Cut one oval (5.25” x 7.25”) and one strip (2.5” x 12”), from the deep taupe
printed paper. Use deco edge scissors to trim the edges of the strip. With
adhesive, attach the strip to the left side of the burgundy printed paper and
the oval shape to the right side of the burgundy paper, one inch from the
2. Thread the machine with invisible thread, set machine with a straight
stitch. Attach the ecru lace to the outside edge of the deep taupe oval.
Overlap the ends and secure.
3. At the computer, type the name of the person and date of birth, use a
script style font. Print onto beige paper with burgundy ink. Trim the
dedication to 7.75” x 2.5”, use deco edge scissors. With adhesive, attach
the dedication near the bottom center of the page.
4. At the machine, place the remaining beige paper under the presser foot.
Tack the end of the green silk ribbon, in place, on the paper. Make a 5/8”
loop (this will form the first leaf), holding the ribbon back under the presser
foot with the help of the tweezers, tack with a few stitches. Make 2 more
loops using this technique, trim away excess ribbon.
5. Start the burgundy ribbon in the same manner, tacking in place, directly
over the top of the green loops. With the tweezers, make seven 1/2'’
loops. These will be the petals of the flower.
6. Start the gold ribbon in the same manner, as the green ribbon, tacking in
place, directly over the top of the burgundy loops. After a few tacking
stitches, leave needle in “needle down” position, wrap the gold ribbon
around the needle 3-5 times. Now, slowly raise the needle, holding the
wrapped ribbon tight to the petals, with the tweezers. Stitch a few times in
place to secure the gold ribbon, this will form the center of the flower and
can be repeated 2-3 times.
7. Complete another entire flower, using the above technique.
8. Center the flowers in 2.25” squares, cut out with deco edge scissors. With
adhesive, attach the squares, on angle, to the center of the deep taupe
strip, near the top, one below the other.
9. With the gold marker, near the deco cut edge of the two beige floral
squares and the dedication block, draw a thin line around each shape to
frame the flowers and dedication.
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