Stitching Fun Layout by Anita Bownds

Friday, October 30, 2020

Hi there crafty friends, Anita Bownds here and I’m super excited to share a layout using Go the Scenic Route - it’s such a beautiful collection with all the pretty colors and I wanted to document my counted cross stitch that that I love doing.
I started with white cardstock trimmed down on two sides to mat on a mint floral/bird paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and adhered it down. Then with my Silhouette Cameo I cut out Paige's Embroidery Hoop cut file and Leaf cut file from white cardstock. Then I cut out one of the Layered Flowers from a yellow paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad. I used a blue paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad to back the Leaf. I then backed the Embroidery Hoop with Paper 16 and Paper 22 and added it to the center of the layout, popped up on foam tape.
I matted my photo on papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and tucked it just underneath the edge of the heart, then I added the Layered Flowers and placed Chipboard Stickers on the centers and adhered them down. I then fussy cut flowers from Paper 18 and tucked them around the flowers. I also tucked in the Leaf underneath each cluster.
I added a few fussy cut flowers tucked underneath the bottom of my photo and one on the corner. I then tucked a tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts in the photo layers and added a Puffy Phrase Thickers to the bottom of the photo. I added a big title going around the top left side of the hoop using the Foam Thickers, a Puffy Phrase Thickers, and a few hearts also from the Puffy Phrase Thickers.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Embroidery HoopLayered Flowers, and Leaf by Paige Evans
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds


  1. Love this. I am working on my very first cross stitch project. Perfect way to commemorate. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is amazing! Loving the hoop, the heart, the flowers ... just GORGEOUS!

  3. Those yellow layered flowers are amazing Anita! You make the prettiest pages! The femininity and sweetness reaches out and touches my heart each and every time! Beautiful, just beautiful 🌸🥰❤️


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