Halloween Borders Layout by Yui Oku


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The 9th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here is BOOTIFUL layout made with today's Borders cut file by Design Team member Yui Oku! She says, "I used orange, yellow, and white cardstock to cut the Borders then folded and glued them down so it has a dimensional effect."

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.
11 more days until Halloween!

Bungalow Lane Pocket Mini Album by Amber Mitchell


 Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige’s blog today to share with you this pocket mini album that I created using Bungalow Lane!

I have been having such a fun time working with this collection. Fall is my favorite time of year and this collection is full of all the things that make this season great!

To create the covers of this mini, I used two pieces of chipboard that measured 4.5 x 4.5 inches. I wrapped these using Paper 11. To hold the covers together, I created a spine from another piece of this paper that measured 3.25 x 4.5 inches. I scored on the 3.25-inch side at ¾ of an inch on both ends, then used those tabs to add the spine to the inside of the covers. To line my album, I used Paper 16.

I added 1-inch binder rings to this spine which, alone, would hold a ton of pages. However, I wanted to add a pocket to hold even more. My pocket is 1-inch in depth. I created this using a sheet from Paper 8 that measured 5 x 6.25 inches. I scored on the 5-inch side at 2 inches on either end and I scored on the 6.25-inch side at 1 inch on either end. I then cut the squares in the center into tabs and used those to adhere the pocket together. In hindsight, I would have made the pocket a bit smaller in depth, but I do love just how many pages it can hold inside of it!

To create the pages for the pocket, I used Paper 1 and cut it into 4x4 inch squares. I then layered 3x3 inch photo mats on top which I popped up on some foam tape. The foam tape actually helped to fill out the pocket a bit more which prevents the pages from moving around too much or from falling out of the pocket. Dimensional embellishments from Bungalow Lane also helped with that.

When it came to making the pages for the binder rings, I decided to use some of the fun cut-aparts from Paper 23. I love the size of these! As a fun transition page, I used a 4x4 inch square that I cut from the Floral Transparency.

On the inside of my back cover, I created a 3x3 inch envelope that I created with an Envelope Punch Board. I adhered this down and used craft magnets to keep it closed. I love using envelopes in mini albums lately; I think they make the perfect tuck spot for extras! When it came to embellishing this mini, I used a majority of the bits and pieces from Bungalow Lane.

On the cover, I layered up some leaves from the Floral Die Cuts with paper flowers I made using Paige's Layered Flower and Leaves cut files. As a title, I used the “Happiness” sentiment from the Layered Stickers and as a finishing touch I added Stitched Leaves. Along the spine I added more flowers I made with Paige's Rolled Flowers cut files and, of course, a dangle of tassels and charms, including one of the Heart Charms.

To create tabs for the pages, I used the semi-circles from the Chipboard Stickers. To embellish the transition page, I used more of the Stitched Leaves. To decorate the pages in the pocket, I used the previously mentioned embellishments along with the ThickersFoam Phrase Stickers, and 8-Page Sticker Book to add sentiments throughout.


Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I’ll see you next time with another fun project!


SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, paper clips, charm, washi tape, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANE; Cut files: Layered Flower and Leaves and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans

Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Boo To You Layout by Ashley Neu


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The 8th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here is too-cute-to-spook layout made with today's Boo to You cut file by Design Team member Ashley Neu! She says, "How adorable is this cut file?! I was so happy to get to create with it and of course I wanted to pair it with Paige’s Bungalow Lane collection! I mostly used the 6x8 Paper Pad to back the cut file. I used two patterned papers to create ripped borders for the top and bottom and I added a few embellishments from Bungalow Lane as well!"

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.

12 more days until Halloween!

Batty Mini Album by Heidi K. Lewis


Monday, October 18, 2021

    The 7th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here is an absolutely batty mini album made with today's Bat cut file by Design Team member Heidi K. Lewis! She says, "Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays, so I took the Iris Apfel more-is-more approach to this album. This album has ALL the things including Halloween-themed stencils, wonky stitching, bright colors, patterned papers, and an eclectic mix of embellishments. To keep it all from being too much, I utilized shape-on-shape and tone-on-tone techniques. The bat is intentionally upside down to look like it’s hanging from the paperclip. Paige has a great tutorial on adding mixed media to patterned papers HERE and Amber Mitchell has a great tutorial on how to make paperclip albums HERE."

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.
13 more days until Halloween!

A Little Us Time at Home Layout by Paige Evans


I have new embroidered layout to share with you today created with Bungalow Lane!

To make this page I started with a piece of Paper 18 with all the patterned triangles which reminds me of a quilt. Hand stitching and quilting patterns go hand-in-hand so I pierced a hole about every 1/4 around all of the triangles.
Once all of the holes were pierced, I grabbed coordinating colors of DMC embroidery thread and did a backstitch around all of the triangles. I think it took about 8 hours to stitch the entire background and I watched Midnight Mass on Netflix whilst doing so - holy crow, GREAT show! If you're into that kind of stuff :)
With the background complete, it was time for a photo and embellishments! I printed a photo of me, the kids, and the new kitties to 3" square and trimmed it out leaving a white border so there could be visual separation between the picture and the busy background. Then came the layers! And more layers and more layers and more layers! I used a little somethin' somethin' from almost every type of embellishment in Bungalow Lane.
First I tucked a piece of a floral frame Chipboard Sticker leftover from a previous layout under the top edge. Under that I tucked a "Home Sweet Home" Cardstock Sticker, pink house Chipboard Sticker, and a red flower Layered Sticker. The title is made from a sentiment banner sticker from the Layered Stickers but it says "A LITTLE ME TIME." I covered up the "me" with a tiny piece of pink patterned paper from the 2x2 Paper Pads and added "US" stickers on top then clipped on a yellow Bird Paper Clip.
I fussy cut some tiny "AT" letters from a sentiment in the 8-Page Sticker Book followed by a dark blue "home" word from the Foam Phrase Stickers to complete the title. Next I trimmed an orange Floral Die Cut in half and tucked the halves under the left and right edges. I added a pink/brown sprig under the left edge and an orange sprig under the right edge, both from the Floral Die Cuts. I trimmed a "You've Cat to be Kitten Me Right Meow" sentiment from the Cardstock Stickers and tucked them under the left and right edges. You'll also find a Cardstock Sticker of my beloved cat Rachel asleep in her chair, and three Epoxy Stickers: an orange leaf, red leaf, and "made with love" embroidery hoop.
A piece of scalloped Washi Tape adorns the bottom edge and then I tucked a partial piece of an Ephemera Die Cut underneath. I journaled on the card with a blue pen and stamped the date below with a darker blue ink.
I hope this layout inspires you to try embroidery on your layouts using Bungalow Lane! I love the texture and home-spun look & feel that hand stitching adds to my designs!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, bird paperclip, washi tape, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANE; Embroidery thread: DMC

Halloween Polaroids Mini Album by Lisa Fonseca


Sunday, October 17, 2021

   The 6th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here is a super duper cute coptic book mini album made with today's Halloween Polaroids cut file by Design Team member Lisa Fonseca! She says, "With the Halloween Polaroids cut file I decided to create a small and cute mini album. I thought that I could back each Polaroid with a picture from our day in an adventure park and use it as a page/signature in a coptic book. I used the wonderful Wonders collection because it has all the typical Halloween colors. For the cover, I used another cut file from Paige, a Pumpkin. I stitched a cluster of beads and added it for a fun eye-catcher. Of course I needed to add a lot of beads and embellies and make a cool tassel!"

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.
14 more days until Halloween!

Stars Border Layouts by Kylie Kingham and Yui Oku


Saturday, October 16, 2021

  The 5th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here are three layout examples made with today's Stars Border cut file! The first is an amazing layout made by Design Team member Kylie Kingham and she says, "Paige’s Wonders collection was used to complete this page. By adhering the Stars Border to the background with foam adhesive squares it makes the stars look like they are floating above my page."

Here are two more layouts featuring the Stars Border cut file by Design Team member Yui Oku. She says, "For the first page I made a colorful layout, perfect for kid's fun costume photo. I used Bungalow Lane and Thickers from my stash. The second layout is a pink Halloween page! I used three pieces of cardstock to cut the Stars Border, watercolored them, and then arranged them like arrows."

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.

15 more days until Halloween!

20 Days of Stitching Cut Files!


Who loves daily happy email? And who loves hand stitching on their projects? I know I sure do, on both counts! So join me for 20 DAYS OF STITCHING CUT FILES! One new and exclusive stitching pattern cut file will be emailed to you every day starting on November 1st through November 20th 2021. The designs include titles, backgrounds, shapes, icons, and so much more, all for stitching! The daily emails will have examples showing how to use the cut files from my design team so you'll get lots of inspiration. These cut files will only be available as a bundle and not sold individually anywhere else to keep them special and exclusive. PURCHASE HERE.
HERE is a YouTube video tutorial showing how to get the cut files from your email/Dropbox to your Cameo and/or Cricut machines.
Let me know if you have any questions - thank you!

Boo! Beware! Eek! Canvases by Jennifer Rambert


Friday, October 15, 2021

 The 4th of the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files went out to those who purchased them and here is a trio of bewitching canvases by Design Team member Jennifer Rambert using the Boo! Beware! Eek! cut file!

Jennifer says, "I love Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays! With these cut files I wanted to create a decoration with each of the words. So I made three 8x8 inch canvases with embellishments made by myself with the help of a mold and lots of little things from my stash. I used the Wonders collection for a little colorful touch as well as inks and glitter. Something different but works great with Paige's collections and cut files!"

It's not too late to sign up and receive the 20 Days of Halloween Cut Files, including today's design, the previous cut files, as well as all the upcoming days - purchase HERE.

16 more days until Halloween!

Beautiful Homegrown Layout by Missy Whidden


 Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring the beautiful Bungalow Lane collection. I wanted to feature the Washi Tape so I combined those with Paige’s Butterfly Border cut file to get my design started. I cut the butterflies on textured white cardstock and then covered the inside pieces with the tapes in rainbow colors. I placed them back inside the cut file and popped them up off the page using adhesive foam. I tucked my photo strip along the top of the butterflies and added mixed media down below. I used thick smooth white cardstock for the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I pulled out Shimmerz Paints that coordinate perfectly with Bungalow Lane and painted each color under the matching butterfly. I also used the Acrylic Stamps to add subtle details to each color section.

The Washi Tapes are so much fun to use! I trimmed the tapes after covering the butterflies and they turned out so cute. I used some the Foam Phrase Stickers for my larger title and I centered it under the butterflies. I added matching thread under a few of the butterflies and then added the “Homegrown” from the Ephemera Die Cuts to complete the title. I painted some of the extra butterflies and added those on the bottom area of the layout (I cut the design a few times in the beginning, but only used one). To finish off the butterflies, I topped each one with sequins.

I love how the mixed media turned out here. I wanted the colors to stay separated but also blend into the next one. I wanted to embellish a little bit down in those areas, so I used a few cute buttons from the Chipboard Stickers and the 8-Page Sticker Book. I added more detail to these butterflies by machine stitching metallic gold trails. I love the detail of stitching so much!

I kept the layering to a minimum for the photos. I cut a few tags from Paper 22 in matching colors and added those behind the photo strip. I popped all that up with adhesive foam, distressed the edges of the tags, and added cord inside the hole of the pink tag. I also machine stitched around the left and top edges of the photos with gold thread. My favorite thing about using butterflies on a layout is bending the wings up to make them look like they just landed right on the page!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next project. I highly recommend the Washi Tape from Bungalow Lane, especially if you’re a rainbow fan. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, stamps, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEgessoDistress Oxideswhite cardstock; Cut file: Butterfly Border by Paige Evans
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