Purple Hair Don't Care Layout

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Hey everyone! I'm happy to pop in today to share a new layout made with my Horizon collection and the Project Pad found exclusively in JoAnn stores featuring hand and machine stitched butterfly trails, fussy cutting, and lots of purple!
Purple Hair Don't Care by Paige Evans
Check out the process video to see how this page came together:

I started by having my Silhouette Cameo 3 draw and pierce the trails. If you would like the cut file send me an email :) I then did a chain link stitch with all six strands of white DMC embroidery floss through the trails - it took about two hours to complete the hand stitching.
Like the tree & leaves layout I made recently, I cut offset butterfly trails to use as a mask and then added some mixed media to the background in the form of watered down white acrylic paint and Prima watercolors. I love the texture and extra element of color this step adds.
Once the background dried, I machine stitched butterfly trails around the hand stitched ones, using different colors of thread every time so I used yellow, pink, light purple, blue, and light pink. Yay for even more texture!
Next I fussy cut several butterflies, moths, and dragonflies from Paper 07 whilst watching The Grand Tour with Chris on the couch :) Yay for multitasking! I ended up having the perfect amount - no leftovers and I didn't need to cut out more! I added the butterflies over the stitched trails, lightly adhered them in place, and then machine stitched over them with white thread. I bent up all the wings to add dimension.
I printed a strip of three photos to look like a photobooth strip and added it between the stitched trails. With so much happening on the layout already, I didn't add too much more. I created the title with the Horizon Thickers placed over Washi Tape strips and machine stitched over the letters twice to make them stay in place permanently.
I journaled with a white pen inside the bottom right loop and placed two stickers from the Project Pad under the right edge of the photo strip to finish. If you break it down into steps, this layout is pretty simple and fun to create!
I hope you are inspired to create a fun and funky page with hand and machine stitched trails using my Horizon collection and the Project Pad found exclusively in JoAnn stores! Thanks for stopping by today - heart you all!
SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 07Paper 14ThickersWashi TapeProject Padwhite acrylic paint; Watercolors: Prima; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Butterfly Trails by Paige Evans

Horizon Coptic Book & Kits

Friday, April 19, 2019

With each of my scrapbook collections for Pink Paislee I love to create a coordinating handmade coptic book. In college I took a bookbinding class and haven't stopped making them since! I often get asked if I put anything in them and truth be told mostly no, BUT, I did create my December Daily 2017 in one and I love it. You can also use these books for gifts, diaries, "smash books" or art journals, wedding sign-in books, mother-to-be baby shower books, as a scrapbook, making lists, for instax photos, book reviews, and so much more. I love the exposed binding and tying charms, stickers, pearls, beads, buttons, sequins, & more into the binding.

Here is my coptic book created with Horizon:
I gathered 12 of the rainbowiest patterned papers for color inspiration and grabbed acrylic paints to match. I spent a couple hours dabbing paint swatches onto two wooden covers.

Then I sewed the book together and tied the Horizon Charms and Shaped Paper Clips as well as some jewels and pearls from my stash into the binding as I was sewing. This makes the book so eclectic and unique! 
The finished size is 4x6" so it will fit regular size photos perfectly. Almost every year for my birthday or Christmas I ask my dad to cut and sand all of the wooden boards for me :)
You could also switch up the color of thread for a different look. Here I just used white thread to tie in the white acrylic paint splashes. I've also made books with two or three colored threads and simply switched colors halfway or a third of the way through sewing.
The book opens flat so it's really easy to create and write inside. I used regular printer paper for the interior pages but you could also use all patterned papers, watercolor paper, lined paper, transparencies, felt, vellum - if you can pierce a hole through it you can add it to your book!
Since the Horizon collection has a lot of travel-themed elements in it, this book would be great to document a vacation or staycation!
I have an online class and kits available! You'll love learning how to make these books - after making the first one you'll be hooked!
Thanks for stopping by, wishing you a wonderful day!

Mini Gift Boxes by Stefanie Ried

Hello and welcome to a new project from me, Stefanie Ried! When I looked at the sheets from the new Horizon  collection, I noticed Paper 12 with the circles because you can make small boxes out of them. Yes, really! I once saw a similar pattern in the Silhouette Design Store. And so I tried it first and it worked. Yay! It's very easy. In a short video I show you how you can make the mini boxes yourself.
You need Paper 12 from the Horizon collection. You will get six boxes out of this paper. For each box you need two circles.

Since the circles are not quite round, it is best to cut out the circles with a punch. That's easy too.

Then score the lines with a bone folder, bend them by hand, and glue the two circles together. Decorate with string and embellishments such as phrases fussy cut from the 2x2 Paper PadsThickersStickersChipboard StickersFloral Die CutsEphemera Die Cuts, and Charms, and your mini boxes are ready!

I made several boxes out of two sheets of paper. I will use these as small thank yous.

As promised here is the tutorial:

Many thanks for looking at my project today! See you next time!

Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Love with Stitching Layout for Silhouette

Thursday, April 18, 2019

I have a new layout and process video created for the Silhouette blog using my Horizon collection, Silhouette Cameo 3, and Love with Stitching Holes cut file.
Love with Stitching by Paige Evans
Check out the process video to see how this page came together:

For the full tutorial be sure to stop by the Silhouette blog!
SUPPLIES: Paper 02Paper 05Paper 06Paper 07Paper 08Paper 14Paper 16Paper 20TagsFloral Die Cuts; Watercolors: Primagessowhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Love with Stitching Holes by Paige Evans

Happy Easter Layout by Kim Jeffress

Welcome back to the blog! Kim Jeffress here and I love telling the stories of my family but also personal stories as well. Being a teacher and a crafter the two seem to meld together. Each year the local shopping mall has an Easter treasure hunt where local schools decorate a large wooden Easter shape - it is placed around the mall and people who visit need to find all the Easter shapes and then vote for their favorite. My teacher aides and I worked for several weeks on our school's Easter Bunny and we loved how it turned out. I remembered Paige had the cute Easter Bunny Head cut file and I knew it was the perfect complement to my photo and way to help tell the story.
I wanted to make it a statement on my layout so I cut it using a Silhouette Cameo and white cardstock at 10 inches high. I then created my base. I took Paper 08 from the new Horizon collection and then trimmed it to fit onto a piece of white American Crafts cardstock. I then stitched around the edge with gold thread. I added pop dots to the back of the Easter Bunny Head cut file and added another layer of white cardstock underneath the bunny head so it would not get lost amongst the busy patterned paper. I placed my photo at an angle, tucking it under the side of the cut file to create a cohesive feel.

I used lots of the Floral Die Cuts and Charms on the bunny’s sweet banners hanging off its ears. I just added foam tape to the bottom of the flowers and charms and adhered them to the shapes (flowers and butterflies) that were hanging off the banner parts. I added my journaling strips and a couple more Floral Die Cuts and Stickers in and around my photo to complete my layout. Using a cut file really allows us to tell a story quickly and easily!

I love being able to store my own stories forever. Making them pretty with paper, cut files, and glue is just a bonus!

SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 08StickersFloral Die CutsCharmswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Easter Bunny Head by Paige Evans
Blog: Glass Half Full / Instagram: @kimjeffress / Pinterest: @kimjeffress / Facebook: Kim Jeffress Designs / YouTube: Kim Jeffress

Guest Designer | Daisie Hanson

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hi everyone! My name is Daisie Hanson and I’m excited to be Paige's guest designer for April. You can find me on Instagram, YouTubeFacebook, and Pinterest. I love using cut files on my layouts and can’t get enough of Paige’s collections so this was a perfect excuse to play with both!
For my first layout I used the Folded Circles cut file along with the 2x2 cut apart sheets from Whimsical and Take Me Away to cut out a ton of these circles. Both of these collections go beautifully together. I decided to alternate the circles with either the design in the center or on the outer edge and place them in rainbow order. I then decorated using Puffy Stickers from Whimsical and some fussy cut sequins from Take Me Away.
The second layout I used the Butterfly cut file and the watercolor paper from Horizon. This is such a beautiful and delicate butterfly that I wanted to show it off. I chose to put my picture in the center and have the butterflies flying out of it. They are so soft and lovely! I used some of the off cuts from the cut file to put triangles in the corners. I was able to use some extra butterflies I had on my desk from the Butterfly Background cut file as embellishments.
The third layout I created using the Daisy cut file. I’m so partial to daisies because they are the friendliest flower! I duplicated the file in the Silhouette Design Studio and welded them together. I used the white glitter paper from the Horizon Project Pad to cut the daisies. I backed the flowers with vellum and the green paper from the Project Pad. I used the blue ombré paper from the Horizon 12x12 Paper Pad as my background. I finished it off with some of the stickers from the Project Pad and some of the tiny white Mini Thickers from Pick-Me-Up. Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrate Layout by Zsoka Marko

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hello lovelies, Zsoka Marko here with you today sharing a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team using the amazing Horizon collection! This was actually the first color scheme I put together when I got this collection because I just love blue! And green too! Probably you can tell if you look at my kid hahaha!
I used three cut files on this layout: Kite, another Kite, and Celebrate. I cut all of these from textured white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I backed them with various blue and green patterned papers.

I added foam adhesive to the back of the big title and one of the kites. I arranged everything roughly on the background so I knew where to put one of the kites that was going to be under the photo. I then glued it down as well as the photo and the title. Last but not least I adhered the second kite down.

I selected a few embellishments that fit my theme and colors: Epoxy Stickers and Chipboard Stickers and I also took apart a couple of beautiful Tags that had those pretty blue flowers and foliage on them. I know right?! I'm so bad! Ruining such pretty stuff! To finish off my layout I added my journaling with a white gel pen and also splattered some white ink around the page.

That's it! I hope you like today's inspiration! Thank you for stopping by, have an amazing day!

SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 06Paper 10Paper 13Paper 16Paper 21Paper 22Chipboard StickersEpoxy StickersTagswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: KiteKiteCelebrate by Paige Evans
Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com / Instagram: @zsoka_marko / Facebook: Zsoka Marko / YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Grateful Layout by Donna Espiritu

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hello everyone! It's Donna Espiritu here with my latest layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I used the new Horizon collection and Paige's Flower Wreath Large cut file.
My favorite color is pink but with the Horizon collection, I've been drawn to the patterns with blue colors. It makes the colors in this collection pop even more, just like Paper 08 which I used as background to my layout. I cut half an inch of the reverse pattern (you can also find this wavy pattern in the 12x12 Paper Pad) and adhered to the top and bottom edges.

I used gold spray mist and splattered on the background before adhering the Flower Wreath Large cut file which I backed with Paper 23. I mounted this with foam tape for a bit of dimension. Then I placed my photo with over a doily and messy white thread.

The rest is a few embellishments of Chipboard Stickers and Stickers as embellishment and a title. And that's it! A simple and easy but pretty layout.

I hope you liked my project today. Thank you for dropping by and see you all until next time! Happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 08Paper 2312x12 Paper PadChipboard StickersStickerswhite cardstockinks; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Flower Wreath Large by Paige Evans
Blog: Scrappy Donna / Instagram: @iampinay25 / YouTube: Donna Espiritu / Facebook: DesignsByDonnaEspiritu
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