I made this for a local swap. The theme was a fall card that was more masculine than feminine.
You can use any firm card stock, I used Bazill for the background and a flocked paper for the darker green designs.
The thread I purchased at JoAnns. It is a multi-colored polyester thread--color is called Sunshine.
The stitch is what I call a looped chain stitch--I don't know what it really is called.
I used my maple leaf punch to add to the corners and the leaves in the center are stickers from Stickerpotomus.
The center on the inside is stitched with the chain stitch also.
The center trapeze stitching is one of the simpler patterns and was easy to follow.