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Step x step – Stitching as a design element by Fran Tynan.

Step x step – Stitching as a design element by Fran Tynan.

Fran has used Crate Paper Pink Plum paper and chipboard for this step x step project.

Materials list:

  • Scenic Route background paper-worn grid
  • Crate Paper Pink Plum paper—“Pink Cherry”
  • Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock—sandbox
  • American Crafts Niki Riki Pink glitter thickers
  • Crate Paper “Pink Plum” sparkle layered chipboard
  • Jenni Bowlin stickers
  • Websters Trim—brown lace

Step one – Cut your Scenic Route paper in half (so into 6”x12”). Add your photos to the page to act as a guide for your stitching. Square photos would be just as good here. (I’ve done this before using square photos).


Step two – Sew a ‘grid’ type pattern into your page and a border around the outside. I’ve used “Topstitch’ thread as it’s a bit thicker than ordinary thread.

Step three – Add your embellishments into the ‘spare’ squares. I’ve used the new Crate paper Sparkle Layered chipboard, Jenni Bowlin stickers and some Websters trim.

Step four – Add your title and a little tab up the top of the page.

Step five – I often scrap in the 6″x 12″ size but I know a lot of you out there are 12″x 12″ scrappers, so you can either leave the 6″x 12″ layout as it is, or adhere to a piece of cardstock as I’ve done here. Round the corners and stick the LO in the middle of the page.

All done.  In this layout, Fran wanted to show how stitching can be added to a simple page to really add texture and interest.  She used it as a ‘guide’ for her page, the stitching dividing the page into sections, with each section containing either a photo or embellishment cluster.


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