Monday, March 8, 2021

So Happy / Dangling Hearts - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share my latest layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! I haven't used the gorgeous Bloom Street collection in ages, so I decided to go with it on today's page. 

As all of Paige's collections, this one has all the colors too to create a rainbow! A pastel rainbow, to be precise. So that's what I was going for here and I selected my papers accordingly.

I die cut the Dangling Hearts cut file (Design ID: 342256) from white card stock. I kept the inside pieces  to use as templates to create all my patterned paper hearts - 3 of each size/pattern. I then layered them up, adding a little bit of liquid glue in the middle. Once done, I stitched them down in the middle using my sewing machine.

I selected my background paper, which was a lengthy process, I'll tell you that much, ha! I think there were 9 contenders and most of them worked just fine, don't ask how I settled on this one eventually. I don't think I'd used this paper before!

I glued down the cut file, then I also stitched over it. In hindsight, I should have glued down the hearts first, back into their respective slots, then I should have added stitching. Unfortunately stitching over the cut file came as an afterthought. Plus, I used a smaller stitch length on the hearts and didn't even think about what it would look like with the bigger stitch length on the cut file. The devil is in the detail guys (I know, first world problems). Anyway, it is what it is, I let the concept of perfection go a long time ago! Probably about the time my son was born haha! To clarify that, I don't mean he is not perfect, I mean with a baby comes MESS. So, no need to stress about the little things.

I then went through all the embellishments in Bloom Street and pulled out some that fit my color scheme. Mostly stickers, die cuts and some sentiments from a patterned paper. I glued these onto heavy weight card stock and fussy cut them out. I did this, because I was going to add foam tape to them and this way they hold up better - but then I changed my mind after I adhered down the first one. I wanted the layers of the hearts to be able to move, and with the sentiment added on top with foam tape, they would have flattened out, if that makes sense? So, I just used a tape roller and glued these pieces on as shown in the pictures.

I added my journaling and stamped my date. For my title I used foam thickers from Paige's very first collection, Fancy Free! I would have gone with the purple puffy title in Bloom Street but unfortunately "Fresh Start" didn't quite fit my photos. I was super sad about it because the color and font were perfect.

That's it, layout done! You can check the process video here if you like:

I hope I could inspire you one way or another with today's page. Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!



Fancy Free collection: Foam Phrase Thickers