1. Approach it like you are doodling.
Stitching can add such a fun whimsical feel to your page like designer Jinny Newlin's layout. Her stitched circles seem to suggest the trajectory of the school bus and help to guide the eye around the layout.
For more details on this layout and a complete supply list, please visit Soaring.
2. Give your sentiment some special treatment.
Designer Lauren Bergold ups the ante on her card by adding a stylized and hand embroidered sentiment.
For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit All the good blog names were taken. Lauren also has a step-by-step tutorial on how to custom stitch your sentiment.
3. Try stitching on unconventional materials.
Designer Shahrul Niza handstitched a foldable fabric notebook along with a matching plastic pocket holder for the sweetest love note ever.
For more details on this beautiful project, please visit Such Pretty Canvas. Shahrul has a step-by-step tutorial on how she created this project.
4. Use stitching to replace twine or ribbon.
Not only is this functional, the ends of the thread provide texture and movement like on this darling card by designer Amy Tsuruta.
For more details on this card and a complete supply list, please visit Tsuruta Designs.
5. Use stitching to secure unusual elements and create texture.
Not sure if glue will hold up to the rigours of time, then stitching is a great way to ensure that your elements stay in place as seen on designer Julie Tucker-Wolek's layout.
6. Stitching can serve as a border or mat.
Designer Yvonne Yam stitched around her photo to create texture and interest.
For more details on this altered project and a complete supply list, please visit Do More With Less.
There you have it. 6 ways of incorporating the stitching trend on your projects. And some valuable tips! All geared up to tackle your sewing machine OR cheat a little with those rub-ons? You know that we want to see your STITCHING projects. Please link your newly created stitching projects via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by June 30 11.59am EST for your chance to win this fabulous stamp set sponsored by Freshly Squeezed Stamps. Please read rules of play to ensure eligibility for our prizes.
Here are today's sketches. :)
Can you believe we are at Day 4? Just one more day of awesome inspiration left.
Thank you for your support ....we love reading your comments about how you've been inspired. And retailers need to pay us some commission too...*winks* lots of people went shopping for new supplies..*LOL*
See you tomorrow for Day 5: Textured layers