Hi there! Can you believe National Scrapbooking Day weekend came and went already? Yep, this year’s #nationalscrapbookingday fell on Saturday the 5th of May, and it was amazing!
I, for one, had half of the day to myself and I literally dedicated it all to scrapping! Plus, I had the honor of joining The Cut Shoppe for a challenge! I also joined with Citrus Twist Kits and their challenges on their Facebook page. You can find a separate post sharing the three projects I made that day.
I was so excited to be participating on the fun with The Cut Shoppe team this year. The fun ran from Thursday until Sunday. I took part of Day 2’s challenge: Stitching with a cutfile!
So today I am actually going to be sharing the full spread here in my blog, but before I do that, I invite you all to visit the TCS blog first to find all of the awesome inspiration that came from this weekend. Although the giveaways are already closed, you can still try some of the challenges!
So, here is my take on The Cut Shoppe’s NSD challenge, Stitching With a Cut File:
You guys! I really hope you like my take on the challenge. I decided to go stitch-crazy and I created a full stitched background of the gorgeous cut file!
I’m literally stitched the whole background using a gorgeous cut titled, Wood U Be Mine, which you can purchase on the TCS Estsy shop. And, here is the background all stitched up:
I think it’s stunning!! It took me about a whole 6-8 hours of stitching, but I managed to finish it within two days. I really wanted to see the finished product, so you bet I hurried my little crafty butt up!
Now, here’s a look at the back, cause why not share the hot mess? Hahaha.
It isn’t perfect at all, but the results are worth all that hard work! I’m sure you can tell better on this back photo how I changed up my colors of thread to create a fun ombré effect.
It’s very subtle in the color changes, but you can totally see the shift in those pretty colors. And… So. Much. Texture.
So, after admiring the finished page I knew it was time to partially cover it. I brought out some cute Paige Evans supplies and created a fun cluster with a photo of my 3 month old son, at the time:
The big “love” word is from Dear Lizzy, but the rest of the supplies were from the Turn The Page and Pick Me Up collections. It was literally sooo easy to finish the layout portion of this layout, because the stitching was giving it so much life!
Here are a few more close-ups:
So, friends, that is it for this super awesome stitching layout share!
I hope you have enjoyed it, and that I have inspired you all to go stitch away a whole entire background!
Will you take the challenge? If you do, I would love to see your projects, so tag me on Instagram or leave me your links below!
That’s it from me now! I will be back very very soon! Stay crafty, cuties.