Sewing on your paper crafting projects, without a doubt, adds an instant homemade feel to just about anything. Over the years we have encouraged our readers in a number of different articles and features within Creative Scrapbooker Magazine to dust off their sewing machines and to not be afraid to add sewing to their next project.
This article touched not only on adding machine sewing to your scrapbook projects – but to not be afraid to add faux stitching or to simply add holes in a decorative way using a basic hole punch to create fun designs. Connie always finds a way to add embellishments to your projects for pennies! She truly is our #1 Frugal Scrapbooker!
Even though this layout is already over 5 years old, and I am sure the product is no longer available, the design itself, is timeless. Christy added machine stitching to her layout as a frame around the base piece of patterned paper aswell as to the scalloped circle piece of cardstock. I loved how the machine sewing is not perfect making the layout EVEN more authentique and even more homemade.
The Door To Happiness
The theme of this layout is about Christy, and her husband Mike, buying their first home together. Christy’s thoughts and feelings about the purchase, her hopes for the future and a little glimpse into her life as a child. Yep – all of that on one single layout. Such a beautiful keepsake. For me – this layout reminds me how important it is to document the day to day things. Not just birthday parties and vacations. But the real stuff. As you can see, the journaling is short, it doesn’t have to be novel to tell your story and Christy added it with her own handwritting. That along with the heartfelt sewing, makes this a layout I know her family will cherish forever.
Dust off those sewing machines, snap pictures of what you are doing today and glue them down in your scrapbooking albums. Tell your stories – they will mean the world to the people you will someday leave behind.
Have a wonderful Saturday everyone!In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.