Stitching On Your Scrapbook Pages

Hi everyone! It’s Robbie again today to share another project with the Graceful Season Collection. The last layout I shared was very feminine with ribbon and lots of flowers. In that post, I mention the versatility of this collection and today I’ll show you a very different look with the same collection. Today, I took the look in a masculine direction with not a bow or a flower in sight.

Robbie Herring Epic Story Scrapbook Page for 3 Birds Studio 01

For this layout about my son’s senior design airplane, I found that the black and cream bold paper was the perfect choice. I really love how this paper runs corner to corner and I wanted to continue that throughout my page. You will see in the photo that I chose to stitch floss with some of the colors in the photos.


Use a ruler to line the stitch piercing spots. The stripes that are already on the background make this very easy! Also, when you do the stitching, keep it simple. I only added piercing places at each end, instead of making true stitches along each line. Same look… little effort! When I do this technique, I use all 6 strands of the floss.

Robbie Herring Epic Story Scrapbook Page for 3 Birds Studio 02

I pulled the circle piece from the Quilled Cardmaking Kit. I thought it would make the perfect frame for the picture of the plane in flight. I made sure to line it up with the stripes going in the same direction as the background paper and the stitching.

Robbie Herring Epic Story Scrapbook Page for 3 Birds Studio 03

I mentioned before that I like to raise a picture up to make it more visible when using lots of embellishing. In this case with a 3 photo layout, I used the same technique to help make the group photo be the focal point.


Don’t be afraid to use ‘dead space’ on your photos to add embellishments or titles. You can see in this photo that I did the title over the photos. It is also a good way to cover up or distract from things in the photo that you don’t like.

To finish off the page, I added embellishments and journaling strips. I was sure to add some of the embellishments in the same direction as all the other elements, but to also add the journal strips and a couple of embellishments horizontally. Everything in the same direction can make it lose impact.

Robbie Herring Epic Story Scrapbook Page for 3 Birds Studio 04

EPIC STORY by Robbie Herring

SUPPLIES | Graceful Season 12 x 12 Premium Paper Pad,  Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Glitter & Foil Set, Graceful Season Quilled Cardmaking Kit.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my project today!


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