Hi friends! Paige Evans here today with an embroidered scrapbook layout. Have you ever tried hand stitching on your pages before? With the help of the We R Foam Mat for piercing the initial holes, it’s a breeze!
Check out this process video to see how I created this layout:
I began by trimming off the barcode strip from the stitched design B-side of Paper 5 in my new Go the Scenic Route collection with American Crafts. Then I grabbed a paper piercer and the We R Foam mat and went to town piercing holes all across the printed design. I pierced holes through everything – the polka dots, the lines, the leaves, the stripes, trying to keep the spaces between the holes even.
Then I chose DMC threads in colors to match. Here you can see the colors I used, and when I stitched I used all 6 strands of thread.
Then I did the embroidery! It took about 15 hours to hand stitch half of the patterned paper which I ended up trimming into a triangle about halfway through stitching.
Once I finished stitching, I adhered the embroidered paper onto a piece of smooth white cardstock. Then I grabbed a package of floral die cuts and tucked them under the seam. I placed a photo in the center, added a title below, and then journaled underneath.
I hope you are inspired to try hand stitching on your layouts using the We R Foam Mat to pierce your holes and my new Go the Scenic Route collection for embellishing!
We R Foam Mat
Paige Evans “Go the Scenic Route” collection