I started by pulling all of the pink and red patterned papers from the 6×8 Paper Pad as well as the double-sided patterned papers. I used Paper 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, and 21. From all those papers I punched hearts with the Confetti Hearts Punch and all the paper hearts sat on my desk for a few days as I figured out the next step.
I decided I wanted to fill a heart with the paper hearts, include the word “love”, and hand stitch the whole thing, so I designed a new cut file: Love Heart for Stitching cut file. I had my Silhouette Cameo cut the holes from a light pink textured cardstock.
Then I grabbed DMC embroidery thread color 602 and did a chain link stitch through the design. It took about 2 hours to stitch. After stitching, I adhered the punched paper hearts inside the stitched heart using foam squares and liquid glue to vary the depth.
I used 3 older photos of my son – I have an empty space in one of his scrapbooks from this time period so I found some unscrapped photos from then that coordinated with the layout, printed them at 2.5 x 3″, and layered them over the right side of the heart.
I embellished with lovey dovey things from the Ephemera Die Cuts, 6×12 Cardstock Stickers, and 8-Page Sticker Book. I wrote journaling on a pink spot with a pink pen. To finish I grabbed a suuuuper old “knock outs” heart border punch from American Crafts (it’s over a decade old) and punched a section of scalloped hearts from all four edges.
I hope you are inspired to pick up my new Wonders collection and Love Heart for Stitching cut file to create a page for the ones you love!
Supplies used: Wonders collection by Paige Evans: Paper 5 (34004799), Paper 7 (34004801), Paper 10 (34004804), Paper 13 (34004807), Paper 16 (34004810), Paper 18 (34004812), Paper 21 (34004815); 6×8 Paper Pad (34004821); Ephemera Die Cuts (34004828), 6×12 Cardstock Stickers (34004823), and 8-Page Sticker Book (34004831); Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Love Heart for Stitching by Paige Evans; Confetti Hearts Punch; Cardstock, adhesive, heart border punch: American Crafts; Thread: DMC Embroidery