Gather Memories Layout for SCT

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Spring 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is now available to view and download (for free, I might add!) on the website! Here is one of the pages I made for this awesome publication:
DESCRIPTION: My task was to create a spring layout featuring stitching! I then went a step further and filled in the stitched elements with watercoloring which really makes the colors of thread pop!
JOURNALING SAYS: We had such a fun afternoon walking around the beautiful flower-filled hill-top city of Assisi in Italy. Pausing for a rest from the sun in the shade of a lovely church. So blessed!

HOW TO: Draw the "Dear Lizzy Floral Card" design onto white cardstock using a pencil and the poke a hole every 1/4" around the design. Backstitch through the shapes using lots of different colors of thread. I tried to match colors with the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. Once all of the stitching was finished I mixed watercolors to match and filled in all the shapes. I created a cluster of embellishments for a photo mat on the bottom right corner and printed my journaling right on the photo.
SUPPLIES: Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cuts, stickers: Gather by Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper; Floral cut file: Dear Lizzy; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Thread: DMC; Font: Remington Noiseless; Watercolors: Loew Cornell
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch how this layout was made from start-to-finish:

I've also got a 2-page spread I'd love for you to check out in the current issue of SCT:
Be back soon with more scrappy goodness!


  1. I just watched the video on YT. I'm so in love with this page I had to come check out the supply details. Really stunning!

  2. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that background you created! LOVING the colors and the stitching! And loveeeeee how you did the journaling on the photo!!!!!!!


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