I made this notebook for a cross stitch swap where we had to stitch our swap partner's initial onto a notebook. I had previously used these Framecraft initial charts for a cross stitch trinket dish and decided to use them for this notebook. Although I liked the lilac initial and flowers they didn't really stand out in the design so I backstitched them in the dark purple thread.
After finishing the stitching I die cut two scalloped circles, one in dark purple and one in lilac textured card. I die cut the aperture in the darker circle with a plain circle die and used a scalloped die for the lilac circle. The two coloured frames were layered and the cross stitch mounted at the rear of the frame before being attached to the notebook with strong tape.