I have posted about the sew easy by we r memory keepers a few times but I haven’t used the sew easy on a layout up until recently. I was working on my 2010 album the other day, which I finished by the way! And I decided to try the sew easy on a layout. Let me first say that the sew easy does not work well on really think cardstock. I find it very hard to get the sew easy to poke the holes through on really heavy cardstock.
The paper that I used on this layout was not cardstock though so it was fairly easy to get the sew easy to make the holes on the layout. I did have a little bit of trouble from keeping the paper from crinkling up on me a bit. All in all I really enjoyed making this layout.
My family tends to visit quite a few people on Christmas so this stop was at one of the grandparents house on Christmas day.
The paper is a very old creative memories winter wishes patterned paper. The journal box is good old white cardstock that I distressed with some Tim Holtz distress ink. The sew easy stich piercer that I used was the scallop one. I used the green embroidery floss and just did a fairly simple line that started at the top of the paper.
I really enjoyed using the sew easy on the layout and I will try this again for sure but I think next time I will try it on cardstock instead of patterned paper to see if the paper holds up better to me sewing on it. I think as long as the cardstock is not as heavy as Bazzill swiss dots cardstock then I should be able to get the holes to poke through with the sew easy stitich piercer.
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