Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Lisa is here to share her take on February’s Nerd Nest Challenge Use Non-Scrapbooking Products.

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

I love to use stuff and techniques that are not intended for scrapbooking! One of them is to stitch on my layouts. I am not an embroiderer and expert, but I do have needles and thread at home. The projects that I do make are never especially complicated or hard. On this first project I am sharing today I used a template by Amy Tangerine. The template has like 8 different words on there and it has holes that you trace. I then use my needle to poke holes which makes it easier to stitch. Also I just use the old up and down stitching method, you know up in one hole and down the other, nothing complicated at all.

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 2

This page is in one of my traveler notebooks so I took another paper, trimmed it down and made my layout on that and just adhered that into my TN.

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 3

This next one is made with the same template as the one before. As you can see I usually use stitching for titles.

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 4

I like how the stitches gives the page some dimension and I like to use fun colors!

Handstitching on Paper with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 5

I also have used this technique for when we go on roadtrips. I find a map of our route and stitch it in. I love looking back at these maps!

I hope that this gives you a few ideas on how to use stitching on your projects!


Thanks so much Lisa!

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Lisa is a keeper of memories since 1999. She likes to take photos every day and usually post them to Instagram on a daily bases. She is on her 6th consecutive year of documenting her and her family´s life via weekly Project Life spreads.