Do All Things With Love by Paige Evans!

Do All Things With Love by Paige Evans!

Do All Things with Love by Paige Evans

Supplies – Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cuts, stickers: Paige Evans/Pink Paislee; Stitched background: Elizabeth Sarah Designs

I have been a long time follower and admirer of Elizabeth Sarah Free in the United Kingdom. The time and effort she puts into creating her beautiful hand-stitched backgrounds is amazing and inspiring. Below you can see some of her beautiful and detailed designs!

Elizabeth's layouts

Recently she shared a layout with a floral cross-stitched design and I immediately commissioned her to make me one too! I was so excited to own an original Elizabeth Sarah stitched design!

Do All Things with Love Detail 1 by Paige Evans

A few weeks later, around 8:30pm, our doorbell rang and it was the postman with the package containing her artwork! I couldn't wait to open it and spent about an hour stroking the beautiful stitching 🙂

Do All Things with Love Detail 2 by Paige Evans

The next day I set to work turning Elizabeth's stitching into a layout. I found a recent photo of me and my kids and knew the embellishing would be minimal – the background does all the work! I hand cut a title from one of the patterned papers in my Oh My Heart collection with Pink Paislee and replaced the last word with a chipboard sticker. I tucked a flower above and below the photo and if you look carefully you'll see three puffy flower stickers placed in a visual triangle around the wreath.

Do All Things with Love Detail 3 by Paige Evans

Do All Things with Love by Paige Evans

I love Elizabeth's mantra, she says, "I'd rather spend a long time over one layout than rushing to complete several. I don't have the space to store loads of layouts!" Some people scrapbook fast, others slow, but in the end, it's the memories that are preserved and how it makes us feel in the process that matters!

Do All Things with Love Detail 4 by Paige Evans

~ Paige Evans

Would you like to meet Paige Evans? Paige will be joining us to teach two amazing classes at our Crop & Create Thunder Bay, Ontario event on October 13-15, 2017! For more information, please click here!

2017-06-14T08:31:46-04:00June 14th, 2017|Design Team Feature, Projects & Tutorials|


  1. Valerie W June 14, 2017 at 10:15 am

    All l can say is “WOW”

  2. Angela Lunn June 14, 2017 at 10:15 am

    This is just gorgeous!!

  3. Glenda June 14, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I’m a cross stitcher and this is stunning. So much love and work went into that background, I can’t even imagine to begin such a memorable piece of art. The layout is perfect for the background.

  4. Gisèle June 14, 2017 at 10:32 am


  5. Brenda June 14, 2017 at 11:03 am

    This stitching is stunning!!

  6. pt June 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I’m also a cross stitcher and this is lovely, as is your layout.

  7. Judy Stiles June 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    This is just beyond “gorgeous!”

  8. Sandy Clinton June 14, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    I’m an avid cross-stitched and I have to say that if you’re sticking that in an album, that’s crazy. It would be lovely displayed as the work of art that it is. I love it!

  9. Sandy Clinton June 14, 2017 at 10:41 pm


  10. BunnyD June 15, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    How absolutely gorgeous Paige! What beautiful mementos you are making for your children and grandchildren.

  11. Teresa Medeiros June 16, 2017 at 9:43 am

    The detail that went into that hand-stitching is just incredible. Very impressive! And yes, I would absolutely LOVE to meet Paige!!! She is soooo fabulous and I love her work as well as her beautiful collections. But sadly, Thunder Bay is just a little too far to me. Crossing my fingers that you guys will bring her back to another C&C in the future. 🙂

  12. Cara Feeney June 16, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    WOW! Very beautiful. I wonder how she does it without bending or wrinkling the paper.

  13. Jeanette Y June 17, 2017 at 7:03 pm


  14. Jeannine H June 19, 2017 at 8:41 am

    All those layouts are stunning! I hope some are framed and on display.

  15. Judy Stiles June 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Wow this is stunning! So it is cross-stitched on cardstock?

  16. Claudia June 23, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I am in awe of this stitching. I am a cross-stitcher myself and can only imagine how much time and care went into this layout. Simply stunning!

  17. Vianna June 24, 2017 at 10:56 am

    For those of us who ‘cant meet’ Paige in Ontario (living in Florida currently ?) How can we learn the basics of her approach to cross stitching on paper technique? How are the designs created (program?) and then transferred/printed on paper? I gather you pre-punch each hole on the grid. Thank you.

  18. Di Hawke June 25, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Elizabeth Sarah what a talent and what a wonderful gift she gave you Paige. You could not have done that work of art more proud.

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