SING layout, designer’s choice

Hello crafty friends!  Today, I am sharing my designer’s choice layout.  I wanted to document my daughter’s kindergarten performance.  It was so cute, and we love our school’s music program!  There are a lot of end-of-the-school-year activities that I need to catch up on, and scrap!

I have always loved machine stitching on my layouts, but lately I have especially been loving the look of hand stitching.  For my SING layout, I chose a big bold title, but used white thread for a subtle tone on tone look.  Hand stitching is very time consuming, but I just took my project to the couch and worked on it while watching tv after the girls went to bed.

ahsang SC sing brilliant 1

ahsang SC sing b 2

ahsang SC sing b 3


For my layout, I used the July kit Today is the Day and the July embellishment add-on You’ve Got This.  The “Live a colorful life” circle is from the Here & Now kit.

Here’s how I made my layout:

  1. 1.  I worked on my title first.  I outlined some big chipboard letters that I had in my stash with a pencil onto a 12 x 12 white cardstock.  Then along the pencil line, I took a needle and pierced evenly spaced holes.  I didn’t have any embroidery thread, so I double threaded my needle with 2 pieces of thread.  I did a simple backstitch to hand stitch my layout.
  2. 2.  I cut off 1″ off the right side of the white cardstock, and added 2 pieces of pattern paper.  I added some machine stitching for some texture.
  3. 3.  I added my 3 photos and journaling strips.
  4. 4.  To finish off my layout, I added some embellishments like a few floral elements, a wood veneer circle, puffy stickers, and ink splatters.

I love how my layout turned out!  I just love the texture my hand stitched title gives to the layout.  Have you made a layout with hand stitching?  If not, I encourage you to give it a try!  It’s a relatively easy way to make a big impact on your layouts!

Have an awesome day!

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