I almost exclusively make hand stitched cards. I first find a design I like, I poke the holes, I choose the paper, and then I hand stitch the design. The tulip design I chose did not have any pussy willows so I added those free hand with a straight stitch and french knots. I used pop dots to add dimension to the pail. I also added texture with a Cuttlebug embossing sleeve.
This is a close up of the stitching.