My friend Roxanne is used to being on the go. She is busy from the moment she steps out of bed right up until she heads back to bed at night. When she ended breaking her leg, we were all concerned about what Roxanne would do with her time since she would be doing a lot of sitting.
One day when I took dinner to Roxanne's home, I was amazed by the greeting cards that she was making! As thank you notes, Roxanne used cross stitch floss and hand stitched the recipient's name onto the front of the card. She used rubber stamps to decorate each card and would hand stitch just one element of the design–a ladybug, a flower, or even the head and paws of a teddy bear.
As I was admiring Roxanne's work, we began talking about how hand stitching could easily be used with other scrapbooking ideas. Roxanne is currently working on a baby scrapbook album for a friend. The title of each page is hand stitched, and very similar to her cards, Roxanne has hand stitched at least one object on each page. It's fun to look at a layout and anticipate where she used hand stitching.
Roxanne recently sent me a greeting card and I know that I will treasure it for many years to come. It's hanging on my bulletin board where I can see it every day. My name is hand stitched on the front of the card along with a beautiful flower. She used a scalloped edge with tiny pin holes for the left and right side of the card. Beautiful work.
When it comes to scrapbooking ideas, your options are endless. As you begin to plan each layout, think about what you can add to the page to make it extra meaningful. Is it a mini-book? A sentimental touch? Hand-stitching? Or some other inspired touch?
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