String Art Heart Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cut files can be used in more ways than one! Here Lorilei Murphy got used a cut file as a stitching template - read on to see how!
I found the super cool String Art Heart cut file and cut it from 12x12 white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 then used it as a template to punch holes in a heavier weight cardstock. After I had the holes made I used four different colors of embroidery floss to make the string art design. I quickly gave up trying to follow all the lines in the cut file and just made my own crissing and crossing the heart. It was super helpful to use the cut file to place the holes though!
It took me about an hour to string the whole heart. Once I was done I added some paint splatters to the two areas I knew I would embellish. While the paint was drying I put together my photo cluster. I ended up adding foam to a few of the layers for lots of dimension. Before I adhered my photo cluster I added a few Pick-Me-Up Rub-Ons to peek out beneath it.

I added a cute little cluster at the top left of the heart for balance and interest using Ephemera Die CutsChipboard Stickers, and sequins from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack.

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP:  Haberdashery Multi-Pack / Ephemera Die Cuts / Chipboard Stickers / Stickers /  Rub-Ons

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Adventure Layout by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Zsoka Marko is bringing back Oh My Heart in such a lovely way, it makes me want to pull it out from the box where it's stored and get to scrapping with it again too!

Hey there! Zsoka here with a new layout. Paige has a Facebook group called Happy Scrappy Place where she posts a free cut file every week and on today's layout I've used one of these. I can always use big titles! I thought the big letters have enough space for photos so I've added two behind the D and U. But first things first! I duplicated the cut file and from one I removed most of the inner pieces, leaving only the outline and a couple of other pieces that create the outline of certain letters, if that makes sense. (For instance the triangular shape between the D, V and T? You need to keep that cut line.)
I then cut this piece from textured white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo. Now for the other cut file. I wanted to cut each letter from different Oh My Heart patterned papers. This takes a bit of time and workaround. Since the letters are welded, there's no way to separate them properly. What I do in these cases (first of all create a lot of copies of the cut file I am working with, to make sure I have the same size letters), I erase everything around the shape, but keeping whatever I can that makes up the form, even if it's not a continuous line. It will still help me determine where I should cut with my scissors. So for instance, I would not have all the cut lines for the bottom and the right side of the A. I cut whatever is left of the A and remove the paper from the mat. Then I draw in the lines and cut them with scissors or a craft knife. It's not as complicated as it sounds I promise! Anyway, this is what I did with each letter.
Once I had all the letters, I added foam adhesive behind them and attached them to the white background piece. After I glued down the photos that is. I glued the whole title on my background paper. I love this paper and I don't think I've used it yet! While this layout is about my boys, I felt the need to add flowers. They don't mind! They don't even look at my pages, so... I do what I want ha! Plus they are outdoors right?!
So I fussy cut out some flowers from a couple of patterned papers and created several clusters around the letters. I've tucked some behind the letters and placed some on the letters, using different kinds of adhesives to create interest and dimension.
A couple more embellies, chipboard, phrase stickers, a Take Me Away paperclip, journaling, date, and done!
I hope you like how this turned out! Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: OH MY HEARTThickersPaper 05Paper 12Paper 13Paper 17Paper 22; Cut file: Adventure by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock

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You Amaze Me Layout by Steffi Ried

Friday, May 18, 2018

How STUNNING is this layout by Stefanie Ried?! I love all of the textures and layers - so pretty!
Over the weekend I sorted the papers from all of Paige's collections into different colors. That did not work so well, as there was always a different color on the back. So everything changed again and now the papers are sorted by the collections. Which is much better!
I started cutting out a small piece from most of the papers then sorted by color.

Then the papers were placed on the layout like a rainbow. I like this color scheme in Paige's collections the most. It fits wonderfully and makes it easy through the many colors.

I sewed the top papers first then added the papers with glue dots underneath. The papers have different sizes so it makes the page more interesting. The photo is in black and white which fits best with the rainbow colors.

Thanks for stopping by and see you next time :) 

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2017 Travels Layout for Paige's Process at Big Picture Classes

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Today I'm sharing another layout from my Paige's Process class at Big Picture Classes - this time it's all about... can you guess? Backing cut files :)
This layout design works great for the opening page of an album - 21 little photos give a hint at what's to come. So this page featuring our 2017 travels would be great for an album about all these places.
I backed the floral cut file (which you can download for free in the class!) with colorful papers from the Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pad. It was so fun to go back to my first collection for this page!
Since there was a lot going on already I only added one tiny embellishment - a puffy heart stapled above a number stickers and typed word title. The cut file and photos do the rest! Find the start-to-finish process video and the flower background cut file in Lesson 4 of Paige's Process class at Big Picture Classes!
SUPPLIES: FANCY FREE: 6x6 Paper Pad, Puffy Stickers; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook; Cut file: Flower Background by Paige Evans

Backed Butterfly Layout

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I found a few spare minutes and used them to play with last week's free cut file in my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group!

Check out the process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish:

I started by die cutting the Butterfly from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I left the cut on the mat and painted over it with a thick layer of gesso. Once it dried I grabbed some watercolors and painted over it mixing colors to match the Stay Colorful collection by Dear Lizzy.
Next I partially backed the butterfly with Stay Colorful patterned papers. I felt like it would have looked too busy if the entire bug was backed because I watercolored over it. Maybe if I had left it white I would have backed the whole thing - who knows?! :) Once I was satisfied with the number of sections backed I adhered it onto another piece of smooth white cardstock and cut around it.

Then I worked on the background - I chose a piece of textured lavender cardstock and used a butterfly stencil from TCW to apply Vicki Boutin Iridescent Glaze over the top right and bottom left corners. Once those dried I came back in with watercolors and white acrylic paint to splash color all over the background and create another layer of interest. I tucked the sweet photo of Jane under the right side of the butterfly. Time to embellish!
I mainly used the Stay Colorful puffy stickers, die cuts, and stickers. I added more butterflies above the photo, tucked flowers under the right, and placed a trio of sentiment banner sticker on the top right corner. I have a pile of random embellishments in a bowl within arm's reach on my desk which is where I found the two clouds - they're leftover from my Le Mont Saint Michel mini album and coordinate perfectly since I used the same technique of watercoloring and they're the same colors.
I journaled on a trimmed card and added a few more tiny puffy stickers around. To make sure the sentiment banner stickers stayed in place and to add texture I machined stitched down the right edges. That about finishes it up! I hope you are inspired to head over to my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook group and grab the free weekly cut file as well as check out the Stay Colorful collection by Dear Lizzy! See you again soon!
SUPPLIES: STAY COLORFUL: Patterned papers, stickers, puffy stickers, die cuts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstockgessoVicki BoutinIridescent Glazewatercolorsprecision pen; Butterfly stencil: The Crafter's Workshop; Cut files: Butterfly and Cloud Trio by Paige Evans

South Pasadena

South Pasadena. I love and miss it so! When the date for teaching at Paper Tales in San Diego was set in stone we decided to make an entire trip out of it and bring the whole family so we could visit our old apartment, see our old neighborhood, and eat at our favorite places. Flying over LA was fun to point out our favorite spots and iconic landmarks like the Hollywood sign and Dodger's stadium. We're back! It's like we never left!
Up up and away!

We picked up a rental car and then drove an hour to eat lunch at Chris' favorite: The Hat in Alhambra.
World famous pastrami! Fox loved it so much which made Chris super happy.
Waiting for the food we took some silly selfies.
Then we walked across the street to another favorite: Yogurtland! There's always room for dessert :)
After lunch we drove to our old apartment. The entire double quad complex is empty. We peeked inside and it looks like they're doing some major renovations - they've combined the apartments on the upper floors with the lower ones so it's two big units instead of four. Fox doesn't remember living here so of course Jane doesn't either (she was only 10 months old when we moved away). But that little window on the top right was their bedroom where we brought them home as babies after they were born. So many memories made right here! If you've been following along this blog for awhile you might remember some of these places :)
The house with the red door! I can't even count how many times we saw commercials and movies being filmed at this house.
We went on our usual walk around the block and I paused to admire my favorite house in all of South Pas. Too cute!
Eddie Park! How many times have we been here and gone to parties here?! It hadn't changed a bit.
These overgrown trees that provide shade are my favorite.
We also went to the local grocery store and drove by our old church. It made me so nostalgic! What a wonderful four years we had here.
After teaching in San Diego and spending a few days with family at Disneyland (recap in the form of a Project Life album coming soon!) we flew back home to Seattle and got to see the skyline in all its pretty glory. Next flight? Moving to Colorado!

Flower Wreath Layout by Heather Shank

This new layout by Heather Shank is simply too adorable! Her granddaughter is going to treasure these photos and pages!

Hi friends! I have a fun and colorful layout to share today using Paige's Flower Wreath cut file and the Pick-Me-Up collection.
I started by cutting the cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and backed the flowers with papers from the Pick-Me-Up 6x6 Paper Pad. I added clear acetate paper behind  the center of the cut file and used foam adhesive behind every flower for dimension.
I chose a darling photo of my granddaughter and decided to make it round to fit in the center of the wreath and to add my title around it using the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers. I didn't want to add a lot of embellishments to this layout, I wanted the focus to be on the circular design in the center and beautiful flowers. I ended up using just a few pieces from the Stickers and Chipboard Stickers to layer on the left side of my picture and added a couple buttons from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack to the top of the flowers to finish off my layout.
I hope you enjoy my layout using the beautiful Pick-Me-Up collection, have a lovely day! 

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP6x6 Paper PadMini ThickersChipboard StickersStickersHaberdashery Multi-Pack; Cut files: Flower Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
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Bookbinding Class at Paper Tales Recap

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

After exploring our old stomping grounds in South Pasadena (recap coming soon!) we headed down south to San Diego so I could teach a bookbinding class at the first pop up shop for Paper Tales!
The event was next door to Sea World and was absolutely darling and the most perfect space for teaching and shopping. I set up all the kits and supplies and then we got started.
I loved perusing through the pop up store and got myself a few new charms to tie into the bindings of future books.
Perfect collection for our trip to Disneyland that followed.

Knee-deep in the bookbinding process.
Almost done!
A closer look at the spine with Crate Paper buttons, Amy Tangerine tassels, jewel beads, and Turn the Page Puffy Stickers.
My favorite and most rewarding part is seeing all the finished books lined up in a row. It's so fun to see how each participant adorns her book - from the paint color to the charms and which sides of the paper to show, they're all unique and beautiful.
Once we all finished up our books we headed outside to the marina to take pics with a view.
It was a super awesome day with super awesome ladies and I hope to be back again soon for round two!
I do have extra bookbinding kits, wooden boards, and an online class which you can find in my Bookbinding Shop!
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