Before I begin, the large white square and smaller rectangular square of cardstock are not part of the layout. I just put those there for privacy reasons. I don't think the families in my community would appreciate me splattering their children's names faces all over the internet, lol.
The apple paper is Paper Studio paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby, and so is the lined paper (I think).
For this I used my Gypsy to weld and manipulate the rick rack from Plantin Schoolbook. I played around with the shape, trying to stretch it and thicken it until I was happy with it. I then cut it from a green cardstock sheet I got from Hobby Lobby (I'm not sure what brand of cardstock they carry-sorry!).