“Beautiful little moments” layout tutorial

Hello pretty peeps!

Donna here for another tutorial. I really hope you’ll like it as I had fun creating this layout. Let’s get started!

First, I traced a shaped patterned paper to a white cardstock (12×12).

DonnaEspiritu-Sewlovelylayout-1Using a protractor with two sharp points (I don’t know what it’s called), I punched stitching holes along the edges of the cardstock.


When you’re finished stitching around the edges, splatter some paints/mists and dab distress stains on the surface as seen in the image. Then lightly draw leaf shapes (the yellowish swirly/leafy thingy). Pierce stitching holes through the leaf shapes again using the protractor.


Use suitable thread color when stitching the leaves. I wanted a very dark green and I liked how it turned out. Erase the pencil marks after you finish stitching.


Then use a dark color green mist to color in the leaves as seen in the image.


Let’s start embellishing!

I also added black swirls using a black gouache paint. I used stickles over it later on. I adhered the shaped cardstock over a kraft with glittered dots paper by Crate paper. I used recent photos of my nieces, including the latest addition of our little cute Chloe (sister of my eldest niece, Cheska). I love them to bits!!!!


A few detailed shots DonnaEspiritu-Sewlovelylayout-7


And my finished layout.. if you’ll notice, I like mixing and matching old and new products. That way, you can use up your stash still managing to create beautiful projects.


I really hope you liked my tutorial and it jump-started your creativity!

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Supplies used:
Project Life – Themed Cards – Celebrate
American Crafts solid cardstock – white
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Styole board paper – delight
Studio Calico Lemon Lush 6×6 paper pad
My Mind’s Eye Miss Caroline collection Dolled-up “day” pins and buttons
Tim Holtz Distress stains – mustard seed, spun sugar
Stickles Glitter Glue – lime green
October Afternoon Sidewalks chips and stick chipboard sticker
Crate Paper On trend chipboard stickers
Crate Paper Maggie Holmes style board stickers
Maya Road Vintage Heartbox Key
Studio Calico Lemonlush wood veneer
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Prima flowers – something blue, bloom, free spirit
Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered floral dies
Kaisercraft rhinestones
faux feather
DMC thread
trim from my stash
paper scraps (rolled flowers, small)

Happy crafting,