You Take My Breath Away Layout

Monday, May 4, 2020

Hey friends! I have a new layout to share with you today - including a process video! This page features my Bloom Street collection and Heart Stitching Holes cut file.
Check out the process video:
I started by having my Cricut cut my Heart Stitching Holes cut file from white cardstock - it's basically holes in the shape of a heart - ready for hand stitching! Then I did a chain link stitch with all six strands of white DMC embroidery floss. It took about an hour to stitch the entire heart. You could do a basic back stitch which would be much faster, or skip this step all together and perhaps draw a heart. I LOVE the texture and dimension that the chain link stitched heart adds and the monochromatic look of the white-on-white.
I wanted to use new pics of me and Chris, so I grabbed him and snapped a few. I printed them right then and there at home on my Canon Pro-100 with Canon photo paper. I slightly overlapped the photos on the bottom left side and trimmed any parts hanging over the stitched heart.
Then I filled in the rest of the heart with all kinds of Bloom Street goodness. I started with larger bits like pieces from the Ephemera Die CutsFloral Die Cuts, and Cardstock Stickers, filled in any spaces with images and words from the 4-Page Sticker Book and Puffy Vinyl Stickers, then added tiny Enamel Dots last. Again if anything was overlapping the stitching, I trimmed it off.

Continuing with the white-on-white theme, I placed three white Puffy Word Stickers around the outside of the heart and wrote with a pencil a few words to turn them into sentiments. "You take my BREATH away", "you are so DREAMY to me!" and "you make me SMILE every day!"
To finish, I splashed watered down white acrylic paint around and near the three sentiments. Once that dried my layout was finished! Straightforward, fun, and I love that I have this moment of us right now documented!
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Printer: Canon Pro-100; Canon photo paper; Cut file: Heart Stitching Holes


  1. Love love love love EVERY single thing about this page!!! LOVING those photos, how you filled the heart and loveeeeeeeee the stitching!!! This page takes my breath away!!!! LOVE IT!

  2. A really pretty layout. Thank you for demonstrating the uploading process using a Cricut. I'll give it a try with one of your stitched files.


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