Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Doodlebug Cherry Layout & Stitching With Baker's Twine

Hi there!  I'm on the Doodlebug blog today sharing a happy layout using hand-stitching with baker's twine.  As we transition to back to school I thought it would be fun to document some photos from a few years back.  

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

I took my inspiration from a cherry sequined top my daughter is wearing and die-cut just the cherry portion from the background of my page using THIS cutting file.  I then cut a generous piece of red cardstock an inch or two larger than the cherries.  I covered the entire piece of cardstock with adhesive using my ATG gun and added rows of Doodlebug's ladybug sequins, leaving the outside edge without sequins so I could adhered it to the back of my page.

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

When I was done, I added the remaining die-cut pieces cut using Doodlebug's Petite Prints papers and stitched around the outside edges with green and red baker's twine.  

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

To create my title I first printed it out in Microsoft Word using the Clicker Script font.  I then used some washi tape to temporarily adhere it to my layout and "traced" around it using my paper-piercer to form my stitching holes.

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine

Here's a finished look at my title using Doodlebug's solid white baker's twine. I learned as I went that it helps to make the spacing between your holes a little larger and deeper to keep the thread from getting stuck and to keep the paper from tearing.  If my paper ever tore, I simply added some packing tape to the back and re-stitched that spot.  ;)

Doodlebug Design Cherry Themed Layout by Mendi Yoshikawa using Stitching with Baker's Twine



Thanks so much for visiting the blog today.  I hope I've inspired you to try some hand-stitching on your own projects.  It's seriously addicting!


Interested in the products I used to create my projects today?  To make supplies easier for you to find, I have listed them below (affiliate links included). 

Supplies Used (available at Scrapbook.com)


5 comments:

  1. Such an adorable layout! I love stitching on my layouts but have never used baker's twine, but will give that a try! Also love the sequined cherries ... such a cute idea!

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    1. Thank you Judy! Your sweet comment means so much. :)

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  2. Such a darling layout! Love it...and I still love Doodlebug too!

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    1. Thank you Rhonda. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a sweet comment. :)

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