Stitching Cut File 22 of 36: 9 Hearts

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Design Team Member Phil Donahue created this cuteness-overloaded page! He says, "For this layout I featured a series of photos of my niece walking around her neighborhood holding some rocks (why do infants love rocks?) and exuding a fierce attitude! This page also features elements from Splendid, Garden Shoppe and Paige's newest collection, Blooming Wild! I chose Paper 13 from Garden Shoppe to cut the file. The wonky hearts and rebellious nature of the photos invited more of an unconventional threading technique. Plus, being new to stitching, I felt it was a great way to practice different stitching methods so I decided to use three different types and used light pink, fuchsia, and black thread. Next I wanted to add mixed media to the page so I used a tiny hearts stencil and Black Soot Distress Oxides in areas which would later become under my photos and embellishments. I also splattered black and pink inks from the top left to bottom right corner of the page to add even more interest to the background. After stitching, stenciling, and splattering, my background was ready! I sought out pink patterned papers from Paige's collections and a black & white polka dot paper from my stash to create anchors for the photos and areas of embellishments. I cut papers into rectangles of various dimensions and placed a large cluster in the bottom right of the page to make a shelf for the photos and the top left for embellishments/journaling which balanced out the layout. This created a perfect spot in the middle of the page for a title. Finishing touches were chipboard hearts & rhinestone dots!"
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers: GARDEN SHOPPE; white cardstock; Distress Oxides; Cut file: 9 Hearts from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching by Paige Evans
Here is another layout made with today's 9 Hearts from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching by Guest Designer Mel Davis! She says, "I created a 6x8 layout for my 2022 December album to pair with a full page photo of my family. I love French knots so I have stitched 3 of the hearts with them and stitched the rest with a variety of string art looks. I love the texture! I added more French knots to my floral die cuts for even more texture!”
SUPPLIES: Cut file: 9 Hearts from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching by Paige Evans
Once you purchase the 36 Cut Files for Stitching you'll receive instant access to all 36 designs. You can also grab the cut files individually HERE. Come back every day this month to see inspiration for how to use them! See you again tomorrow!

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