If you use lickety-split albums, you are looking for simple embellishments and titles. Using stitchery adds a degree of "pow" to plain cardstock backgrounds. I love the look...but it requires patience. Sewing on paper is much more difficult than on fabric and it can tear just as you finish your word.
In the future I may try to put tape on the back of my word and sew through it to prevent tearing.
I am always looking for ways to make letters (as opposed to buying them). I love the jewel templates concept and I purchased this and another template. I have not used it yet, but it looks very easy to use and I am sure I will love it. I am giving it four stars only because I wish it came with numbers too.