Stitched Love Heart Layout by Paige Evans

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

 Hi friends! I'm back today with a new layout created for the American Crafts blog using my new Wonders collection, Love Heart for Stitching cut file, and Confetti Hearts Punch!

I started by pulling all of the pink and red patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad as well as the double-sided patterned papers. I used Paper 5Paper 7Paper 10Paper 13Paper 16Paper 18, and Paper 21. From all those papers I punched hearts with the Confetti Hearts Punch and all the paper hearts sat on my desk for a few days as I figured out the next step.
I decided I wanted to fill a heart with the paper hearts, include the word "love", and hand stitch the whole thing, so I designed a new cut file: Love Heart for Stitching cut file. I had my Silhouette Cameo cut the holes from a light pink textured cardstock.
Then I grabbed DMC embroidery thread color 602 and did a chain link stitch through the design. It took about 2 hours to stitch. After stitching, I adhered the punched paper hearts inside the stitched heart using foam squares and liquid glue to vary the depth.
I used 3 older photos of Fox - I have an empty space in one of his scrapbooks from this time period so I found some unscrapped photos from then that coordinated with the layout, printed them at 2.5 x 3", and layered them over the right side of the heart.
I embellished with lovey dovey things from the Ephemera Die Cuts6x12 Cardstock Stickers, and 8-Page Sticker Book. I wrote journaling on a pink spot with a pink pen. To finish I grabbed a suuuuper old "knock outs" heart border punch from American Crafts (seriously it's over a decade old) and punched a section from all four edges.
I hope you are inspired to pick up my new Wonders collection and Love Heart for Stitching cut file!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: WONDERS; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Love Heart for Stitching by Paige Evans; Confetti Hearts Punch; Cardstock, adhesive, heart border punch: American Crafts; Thread: DMC Embroidery

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