I have a layout in the Summer 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
It's always so much fun to get this magazine in the mail and flip through the pages - physical magazines are my fave :)
32 LOVELY COUNTRIES by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I was asked to create a number specific page so I thought, well, we like counting how many countries we've been to, and the idea got the green light!
JOURNALING SAYS: Traveling is one of my most very favorite things in "the world"! I love going places I've read about or seen in pictures with my own two eyes. Major case of wanderlust!
HOW TO: I created a large "32" in Silhouette Studio and drew it with a pencil instead of cutting it with a blade onto the European map paper (Paper 15). Then I pierced a hole every 1/4" and backstitched through using ombre yarn that I've had forever and been wanting to use and now the colors are a perfect match with Take Me Away! It was also my first time stitching with yarn which isn't as easy as regular floss but I love the added texture and dimension! Will have to use yarn more, which will require acquiring more yarn, don't tell Chris ;) Once I finished stitching I painted inside the numbers using white paint to help them stand out more. I added a paper tab across the bottom and an embellishment cluster in the center. A photo on the right with a big title in the center and journaling on the left and this layout was complete!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, letter Thickers, foam Thickers, wood veneer, chipboard stickers, die cuts, buttons, roller stamp, paper clip: Take Me Away by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Paint: Americana; Ombre yarn: Craft supply; Pen, adhesive: American Crafts