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This layout is part of a [email protected]! Binder I'm making to document a trip my husband and I took to Hawaii.

A huge group of our friends visited the island of Oahu at the same time to attend a wedding. Then afterwards, bunches of us took day trips together to points of interest around the island. I took these photos at Foster Botanic Gardens.

I worked surface crochet slip stitch around the edges of the lower pocket card using a vintage variegated embroidery floss that dates back to the early 1900s. I've had it in my stash for years, waiting for the perfect project to use it in -- and this was it! I love how the shades of green in the floss complement the vibrant greens on the tropical foliage.

I have a free tutorial on my website for how to do surface crochet slip stitch on a knitted or crocheted fabric:

To do the stitch on paper, you have to take an extra step: punching evenly-spaced holes in the paper so you have a spot to work your stitches.

There are different ways you could approach this. I did it by using the We R Memory Keepers Book Binding Tool Set to punch my holes. It would also be possible to accomplish the same task by attaching graph paper to the back of your page and then using the smallest circle-shaped Fiskars hand punch to punch your holes. You then use the grids on the graph paper as guides to help you figure out where to punch the holes.

I made a frame for the photo using the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board plus a contrasting paper from the Simple Stories collection. To give the frame extra dimension, I adhered it to the page using three-dimensional Foam Adhesive Strips by

More details are posted at my website:

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my project! I appreciate your interest.