The One with American Crafts STITCHING Layouts

Monday, August 18, 2014

I have a pair of layouts on the American Crafts blog today with a "Stitching" theme - one of my favorite techniques!
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DESCRIPTION: I knew I wanted to make a big statement with a hand stitched title for Stitching Week and set out to find the perfect sentiment - after searching through the cut files I already owned I found the dear lizzy - loved heart (Design ID #46690) and got to work!

JOURNALING SAYS: No journaling, the pictures and title are worth a thousand words :)

HOW TO: Die cut the dear lizzy - loved heart (Design ID #46690) from scratch cardstock. Place white cardstock on a sticky die cut mat, lightly but firmly adhere the die cut title in place on top, then watercolor over the letters. I put the cardstock on the sticky mat so it doesn't warp as much. Let it dry completely on the mat before carefully peeling off the title and the watercolored cardstock. Poke holes about every 1/4" all the way around the title then backstitch through the holes using floss and changing the floss color where the watercolors change color. It took me about 4 hours to stitch this entire title - after the kids went to sleep and Chris and I were watching HOUSE I stitched - gotta love multitasking! I placed Amy Tangerine vellum letter stickers to say "always" between the last words to complete the title then I embellished with older Dear Lizzy and Maggie Holmes products and a pair of photos. I die cut a bow from patterned paper (leftover from a previous layout). Then I dropped a few colors of mist and matching enamel dots around the layout to finish. 

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, wood button, stickers (circles, flowers, striped border, ticket, vellum letters), adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Patterned paper, metal bow die, badges, vellum die cuts, chipboard circle, ticket die cut: Crate Paper; Watercolors: Mr Huey's by Studio CalicoEnamel dotsspray mist: Studio Calico; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutzTitle cut file: dear lizzy - loved heart (Design ID #46690); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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DESCRIPTION: I love love love making layouts based on quilts and had fun making a faux-quilt design on this layout using machine stitching instead of hand stitching. Both kinds of stitching add such a fun texture and homespun look & feel!

JOURNALING SAYS: You lucky world traveler, you! Checking out the beauty that is Barcelona, Spain!

HOW TO: Punch 1" squares from the Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste papers then trim each square into a triangle. Adhere the triangles in a quilt inspired design on the left half diagonal of a kraft cardstock layout base. Zigzag stitch every direction over the paper triangles - they ain't goin' anywhere after this! Layer two photos on cardstock, die cuts, and stickers on the top right corner and embellish with chipboard, wood veneer, puffy border stickers, more stickers, and add a bit of journaling with a black pen. Stamp the date in black ink on a die cut tag below the photos. Place color-on-like-color enamel dots on the paper triangles to finish.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts, wood veneer, date stamppen, adhesive: American Crafts; Enamel dots: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Ink: StazOn
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I love stitching :)


  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwww! These are amazing!! You are the queen of stitching!!!!!!

  2. I admire a lot your works, your talent... your project are stunning, there isn't one that I don't love!
    And I love how you write your post - description, journal says, how to, supplies - they are so complete and your how tos are so easy to follow - but I'll never achieve your results LOL.
    Thanks for being such an inspiration, I'm a big fan of your work

  3. OH MY!!! I just adore the stitching!!!

  4. OH MY!!! I just adore the stitching!!!

  5. WOW.. these layouts are just stunning!!

  6. The artistry on these layouts is incredible!

  7. I die cut a bow from patterned paper (leftover from a previous layout). Then I dropped a few colors of mist and matching enamel dots around the layout to finish. singer sewing machines


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