This month's Just Cross-stitch features something they are calling "stitchbooking"--cross stitched elements for scrapbooks. I'd show you a stitched example, but JCS is revamping their online presence. They took the cards (pictured) stitched flowers and dots on them, and made them into birthday hats.
What do you think of this trend?
It's clearly a way to cash in on the percieved dominance of scrapbooking. I'm primarily a stitcher who does scrapbook occasionally. I don't think I like the cross-over. I do simple scrapbooks for a reason. Although it would take care of the trouble of finishing stitched pieces, it just feels too much like prostitution. But JCS promises more stitchbooking in the next issue.
If you are interested, you can get the stitch cards here; I am a full-service bitch.