I love the look of stitching on cards and scrapbook layouts. My problem is..I don't know how to sew! When I was searching for templates and came across the Easy Stitches one, I just had to try it. I put the template on some kraft paper to show the different stitch designs a little better. There are 16 different designs on it and the gridlines help you keep a straight line.
I demonstrated some of the designs on darker paper using a white marker:
The "x" design is one of my favorites. I used it in this basic mini album I made a couple of years ago. It "stitched" the different colors of papers together nicely and added a little something extra to the page as well: