Blessed Layout by Maija Männistö

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Hi there! Maija Männistö here to share my newest project for Paige + Silhouette made using Truly Grateful. With Valentine’s Day around the corner I decided to use the opportunity to create a really pink layout with lots of hearts!
For the background I chose Paige's Cut and Fold Hearts cut file that allowed me to add lots of different patterned papers to the layout. I used white cardstock for the cut file and before folding the halves of the hearts I hand stitched them to make that half pop from the white background. I also distressed the edges of both the folded piece and the hole part for that little extra finish.

To back the hearts I chose different patterned papers in all the shades of pinks which Truly Grateful has aplenty! I also wanted to add a little pink frame to the layout so I cut the white cardstock just a bit smaller and added a patterned paper on the background from the 12x12 Paper Pad. For the hearts with the floral paper I added a bit of dimension by cutting flowers from Paper 15 and adhered them with foam squares. Otherwise I kept the hearts simple, bringing the focus on the embellishment cluster by the photo.

For the base of this I used Paper 11 and cut it in banner shape. For main embellishment in the cluster I used Paige's Layered Heart cut file and used the same papers I used with the background and hand stitched them together. Then I added lots of flowers, some from the Floral Die Cuts and some fussy cut from Paper 15. The leaves I fussy cut from Paper 23 and then added any pink sticker I could find from the Puffy Stickers as well as a few enamel hearts from the Mixed Embellishments. And last I added the title with the Puffy Phrase Stickers and adhered them to a small banner cut from Paper 06.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a great and crafty day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Cut and Fold Hearts and Layered Heart by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves


  1. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the hearts and that adorable photo!!!!!

  2. Love the treatment of the hearts in this layout. Thank you for sharing. Definitely something I would love to try.

  3. Really sweet Maiji ! Adorable in all pink and the stitching is so well done! Your photo is the cutest, you are beaming :D <3


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