I love documenting my kids' birthdays and they love looking back at these pages - mostly to look at the presents that appear in the photos ;)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: Busy papers can be hard for me to use as backgrounds, but I've found a solution in the form of stitching! I used the Britt Bass Turner paper (#10) from Fancy Free as the background and then stitched a big'n'bold title on it.
JOURNALING SAYS: How on earth can you already be three years old?! We actually celebrated your birthday a few days early since we would be on a cruise on the real day. 1st birthday in a hotel and 3rd birthday on a boat!
HOW TO: Use a Silhouette Cameo to draw a large phrase onto a bright and colorful patterned paper. Pierce holes every 1/4" all the way around the phrase then backstitch through using your choice of thread color or colors (I usually use white so for a change of pace I went with a dark gray). Add a photo to the bottom left corner. Embellish with a wood veneer frame, date stamped tag, "to" Thickers, and a little die cut heart. Add "x" puffy stickers across the stitching. Embellish the top right corner with a few bits and journal inside one of the stitched letters.
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, chipboard, Thickers, puffy stickers, heart die cut, tag, wood veneer frame: Fancy Free by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee; Floss: DMC; Adhesive, pen, roller date stamp: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn
Have you ever stitched something big on a layout? Do you find stitching therapeutic? Or a waste of time? Tell me how you're really feeling :)