Prior to the stitching tools, we had to use the threads from the button embellishments toolbar to lay down stitches one at a time. It was such a long process that I added the Creating Stitched Patterns on Cardstock tutorial to my Fussy Techniquesplaylist. Several days after I posted the tutorial, Close To My Heart released the stitching toolbar under embellishments! I couldn’t even be upset that I had wasted time creating the video, because I was so happy to have stitches in Studio J.
Now we can easily add several types of straight stitches (cross, zig-zag, back, running, blanket, and scallop) to our layouts. We also have pennants (banner, triangle, and scallop) and specialty shapes, such as stars, hearts, posy flowers, blossom flowers, squares, and circles, in a variety of sizes.
By clicking on the layout of my sister in Hawaii last summer, you will see a variety of the stitches in action.
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