Stitching Cut File 35 of 36: Geometric Heart

Friday, March 31, 2023

Design Team Member Amber Mitchell created this sweet mini album! She says, "I'm still new to hand stitching so having the chance to work with this cut file was a great way to practice the technique! When it comes to down to it, I LOVE the end result of this project and can't wait to try something like this again in the future! I love how the stitching looks on the front cover and how much it pops and stands out!"
"The first step to creating this project was the covers. I used two sheets of medium weight chipboard that measured 6.5 x 6.5 inches. I wrapped the back cover using the same white cardstock that I planned to use for the stitched cut file on the front cover. In order for the stitched heart to fit on the 6.5 x 6.5-inch cover, I had to resize the cut file down to size. I then centered the cut file on my cutting mat to ensure that I would have enough space around the edges of it to wrap it onto the chipboard. After my Cricut cut the holes I used embroidery thread in different pastel shades to stitch each section. I tried to coordinate the colors of the thread I used to the colors in the Blooming Wild collection. With the cut file stitched, I wrapped it onto the second piece of chipboard, turning it into the front cover. To create the spine for this project I used a piece of Paper 5 that measured. I scored this paper on the 5-inch side at 1.5 inches on both ends (this gives the project a 2-inch spine). I then attached the covers to the spine using the tabs I just created. I finished off the base by lining the inside covers using a dark navy paper from the Garden Shoppe 12x12 Paper Pad. To create the four journals for this project, I used four 6 x 12-inch sheets of paper that I trimmed from the following Blooming Wild papers: Paper 3, Paper 12, Paper 23, and Paper 24. I folded these sheets in half and then rounded the corners. Next, I added four sheets (folded in half) of bullet journal paper to each - this gives each journal 8 pages for documenting and photos. Finally, I added the journals to the spine using white elastic cording that I painted in coordinating colors using watercolors. Embellishing this project was so much fun! TheBlooming Wild collection has so many fun elements to work with! On the right-handside of the front cover I added a cluster that I created using Chipboard Rounds, Floral Die Cuts, and Chipboard Stickers. Along the spine I added a sentiment and flower sticker from the Puffy Phrase Stickers. I machine stitched over these to keep them in place permanently. As always, to finish off this project I created a dangle of tassels and charms that I clipped on to the spine. This time I also included some handmade pom pom charms to the dangle as well. Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time with another fun project!"
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; watercolors; Cut files: Geometric Heart from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching and Layered Flowers and Leaves by Paige Evans

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Here is another project created by Design Team Member Ashley Neu using the Geometric Heart! She says, "I grabbed the original Geometric Heart Cut File to use the inner pieces with the Geometric Heart for Stitching. I added Washi Tape from the Garden Shoppe collection in those inner pieces to create a colorful heart. I finished the layout off with some Floral Die Cuts and a title piece from the Foam Phrase Stickers."
SUPPLIES: Washi Tape, die cuts, stickers: GARDEN SHOPPE; Cut files: Geometric Heart from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching and Geometric Heart by Paige Evans
Here is another layout made with today's Geometric Heart from the 36 Cut Files for Stitching by Guest Designer Sahana Abhiram! She says, "For this layout I did a back stitch with shades of pink and have added a lot of different shaped beads and sequins. The angel in the element sheet matched with my angel in the photo so I loved pairing them together. There's a little pom pom and pink crochet lace details. Hearts and pink are my favorite! Hope you love it as much as I do!"
SUPPLIES: Cut file: Heart 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 in an hour to see the last of the inspiration for how to use them!

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