Hello! Jennifer Larson here today. As always, I have been stitching on my pages, and I thought I'd share a few ways to add stitches yourself to add a little texture.
First, here's the page, which commemorates my boys' year in the district honor choir:
And five ways to add stitches like I did on the page:
1. Stitch a word. Using a pencil, lightly write the word on the page. Punch holes in the writing not too close together, between 1/8" and 1/4", and erase the writing and stitch. I use about 2 strands of DMC when stitching on a page.
2. Stitch down the title. Using your sewing machine, stitch about three lines parallel through the top of the title word to "anchor" it to the page. Don't worry about making them end evenly.
3. Stitch journaling lines. Lightly draw lines about 1/4" apart using a ruler. Journal, then stitch the journaling lines with a sewing machine. Don't worry about making the lines perfectly straight. Erase any stray marks.
4. Stitch photo corners. Punch holes about 1/4" apart around the corner of each photo. Don't worry about making them the same size. Backstitch using 2 strands of DMC.
5. Stitch a thin strip of paper. I like using many thin strips of patterned paper on my pages. I also like to machine stitch a line through one of them to anchor it to the page. Try that with thin strips, or stitch a frame around a block of paper on your page. Again, don't worry about stitching it perfectly straight. If it's crooked, it's whimsy.
Those are some ideas for adding quick and easy stitches to your pages! I hope that inspires you to try one (or more!) stitching techniques the next time you scrapbook.