1. Cardboard (the best is from soda cartons or dry food boxes)
2. Embroidery Floss
3. Rubber Cement
6. Scrapbook Paper Scraps
7. Floss Organizer (for template) or draw up your own design!
8. (not pictured) Hole Puncher-optional
Trace your template onto your cardboard. I try to fit as many as possible onto one piece. This limits your waste and gives you the highest return on pieces. Make sure to leave a little room between them to allow for the next couple steps.
Cut the pieces out into squares. I like to wait till later before cutting them down to their actual shape. This makes the next few steps easier.
Using your rubber cement (or any other adhesive you have lying around) afix your cutout with your tracing facing out. This helps you know where to cut. Make sure you let the glue dry fully before proceeding to the next step.
Cut out your template a second time, cutting as close to the cardboard as possible to maximize your scraps and minimize waste.