One Fine Day Layout

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Happy International Scrapbook Day! I have TONS of festivities happening ALL DAY over at my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group including 18 challenges with prizes, 10 free cut files throughout the day, and a live Q&A with me! 
Here is the layout I made along with a challenge to use Bloom Street!
 The main design element of this layout is embroidery on Paper 12. It was a labor of love, about 12 hours of stitching, and every second was totally worth it to me. This is one layout that I will hang on my display wall for months, maybe even years, to come!
 I didn't film the process, however I did take pictures of the steps! Begin by tearing, at a slight angle, the top section of Paper 12
Grab a paper piercer (or just a regular needle or pushpin) and a foam mat and pierce a hole about every 1/4" around all of the floral and leaf designs. I also poked holes within the designs such as on the dots and details. Piercing all the holes took about 45 minutes.
Here is what the paper looks like with all of the holes pierced. Seeing it like this was a bit daunting -  that's a LOT of stitching to do lol!
In case you want to grab the exact same colors of DMC embroidery floss that I used, which match pretty darn near perfectly with the colors of Bloom Street! Top left to bottom right: 818, 761, 899, 3688, 760, 3712, 151, 225, 3779, 677, 746, 834, 3747, 598, 597, 3811, 3766, 518, 3807, 156, 772, 164, 989, 3348, 368, 163, 564.
I used three different types of stitches: a basic backstitch for the majority, French knots on the dots, and a chain link stitch on the details inside the larger flowers.
8 hours later, I finished! I loooooooove the texture and wow factor the stitching adds.
And then, as I was trying to decide what to do next, I got the crazy idea to stitch the bottom half too....
I tore off more of the bottom section to leave a bigger gap between the two pieces when placed over a white cardstock background.
To add more texture to the white space between the two stitched pieces I shrunk down my Flower Garden Background cut file to about 6", die cut it from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo, and then used it as a stencil to scrape white modeling paste through onto the cardstock background.
I didn't have any fitting photos to use with this layout so I asked Jane to come outside and sit in a chair so I could snap some pics. As fate would have it, the colors matched perfectly with this layout! It was meant to be.
I used two pictures from our spur-of-the-moment photoshoot, printed them at 3x4" at home on my Canon Pro-100 with Canon photo paper, and trimmed them out leaving a white border. I tucked the photos into the gap between the stitched pieces.

Between the photos I tucked in a Floral Die Cut. For the title I used the Floral Foam Thickers to say "ONE FINE DAY" along the top edge of the bottom stitched paper.

From the Ephemera Die Cuts I cut off the pink journaling spot, wrote journaling on it with a blue pen, and tucked it above the title. From the Stickers I grabbed the pink "hello" sticker and added it above the journaling.
The final embellishment is a little yellow flower sticker also from the Stickers. I really wanted the stitching to shine and didn't want to cover hardly any of it up so just the two photos, title, journaling, and a couple stickers finish it up!
Here are a few more detail shots:
I hope you are inspired to scrap with my Bloom Street collection! It's perfect for this spring season! Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to pop over to my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group for all of the International Scrapbook Day festivities!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, Thickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREET; Embroidery floss: DMC; Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Flower Garden Background by Paige Evans; gessowhite cardstock; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper


  1. This is beautiful and a labor of love

  2. Gorgeous layout Paige.. love all the texture.. ❤️

  3. Wow wow wow wowwwwwww! This is STUNNING! LOVING the torn paper, the stitching, the textures and those ADORABLE photos!!!!!!!!

  4. Awesome layout, just perfect.xx

  5. So beautiful! I need to make this!!!

  6. Your stitching is so precise and neat ! You're so right, The photo's couldn't have worked out any better! Question for you Paige. When you come the the edge and there's part of a flower or leaf there, do you wrap the thread around to the back somehow? Thanks for a special day of fun with friends! Happy iNSD xK


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