Pick-Me-Up Floral Page

Monday, February 19, 2018

Hi everybody! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are excited about everything in store for the upcoming days! This week the Pink Paislee Design Team is sharing pages using my new Pick-Me-Up scrapbooking collection and today I have a layout and process video!
First, sit back and relax and watch the process video to see how this layout was made from start-to-finish:
Now for written instructions for those who learn better that way - we all learn differently! I started by placing all of my Silhouette cut files that had potential to be used on a page featuring flowers and leaves. I used Rolled Flower 1, Rolled Flower 2, Rolled Flower 3, Rolled Flower 4, Rolled Flower 5, Flower Garden Background, Branch, a deconstructed version of the Flower Vase, and the Flower Cluster cut files.
I went through all of the Pick-Me-Up patterned papers and pulled out the solid pinks, reds, purples, yellows, and blues. Then I trimmed the pink patterned papers to 4" square, die cut 10 rolled flowers from them using my Silhouette Cameo 3, and assembled them with hot glue. Next I die cut larger solid flowers for bases for the rolled flowers again from pink, red, and purple papers. I curled up the flower petal edges for added dimension. I cut a few more flowers with open centers from the yellow patterned papers. I die cut all kinds of branches and leaves from blue patterned papers as well as smaller leaves and branches from white cardstock. Lastly, I die cut the entire Flower Garden Background from Paper 10 - the one with all the squares of different patterns.
Once everything was cut and the rolled flowers were assembled it was time to pick a background paper! I chose the light pink paper with gold foil polka dots from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I had also thought about creating the layout on a royal blue paper, but I like how the flowers stood out more against the pink paper.
I began clustering the largest flowers in the middle and then tucked the leaves around the edges. Then came more flowers spreading out to the corners and then I picked little clusters from the Flower Garden Background to fill in all of the gaps.
Recently my daughter and I took a bunch of snuggling selfies on the couch and I couldn't wait to document this precious moment in time. I love that Jane still loves to snuggle and I will savor these moments! I printed two photos, leaving a white edge, and added them below the flower background.
Since the background was so busy I wanted it to be the main design element and kept everything else super simple - all I did to finish was add "love" and "today" Chipboard Stickers at the bottom of the pictures and then journaled below with my favorite .03 black precision pen.
I hope you are inspired by this layout to create a pretty floral background using Pick-Me-Up!

Birds Background Layout by Audrey Yeager

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Repeating elements on a page and backing cut files are my jam, so this layout by Design Team member Audrey Yeager knocks it out of the park!
As soon as I saw the Birds Background cut file I knew exactly what photo I was going to use! I have been saving it for the perfect supplies, and this cut file paired with the Pick-Me-Up collection is perfect!
I began by painting the background with some light blue acrylic paint and splattering with pink, yellow, and white mists.

Then I cut the Birds Background cut file using my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock and cut out each bird separately. Amazingly, I only used ONE piece of patterned paper to back all the birds, Paper 21. Once they were all backed, I use aqua embroidery floss and made French knots for the eyes and stitched the beaks and feet with yellow floss.

I used very few embellishments, letting the birds stand out for themselves. Just a few frames cut from a paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad, and some Ephemera Die CutsPuffy Stickers, and sequins from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack.
Blog: audreysreflection.blogspot.com / Instagram: @audreykit1 / Pinterest: @audreykit /
Facebook: Audrey L. Yeager  / YouTube: Audrey Yeager

I'm such a big animal lover, and the birdie in the pic is too cute, I bet Jane would agree with me that we need one :)

Dreamcatcher Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I was able to see this layout by Lorilei Murphy in person at Creativation - the layers are so incredibly beautiful! Take a look:

If you are going to dream you might as well dream big and dream wild! The rich gorgeous colors on the Dream Wild tag from Paper 13 in Pick-Me-Up completely inspired my layout! I have wanted to use the Dreamcatcher cut file for awhile and when I saw the Dream Wild tag I knew it was perfect!
I cut the Dreamcatcher cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. I added some turquoise paint to a white background and splattered a bit of Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine around. While that was drying I started to back the cut file with gorgeous papers from Pick-Me-Up. I also fussy cut pretty flowers from Paper 02 to use as embellishments.
I decided to leave the main part of the dreamcatcher open so that the paint would show through and I wanted to let the florals and tag stand out! To make little “beads” for the the dreamcatcher I simply punched into the same papers I used with my regular single hole punch and then glued them on. They add just the right amount of color around the dreamcatcher circle. I used Paper 10 to back the feathers - the small patterns show perfectly through the openings! I also traced around some of the feathers onto Paper 02 and Paper 16 to make extra patterned paper feathers.
I love how this layout turned out and the challenge to only use cardstock and patterned papers from Pick-Me-Up!
Blog: roseyposeystudio.com / Instagram: @roseyposey_studio / Pinterest: @roseyposeygirl /
Rosey Posey Studio / YouTube: Lorilei Murphy
I haven't used any of my three dreamcatcher cut files yet, but now I'm itching to do so! This layout is STUNNING!

Good Times Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, February 16, 2018

There are a few royal blue B-side papers in Pick-Me-Up and I love how the colors pop against it like on this new layout by Design Team member Missy Whidden!!
Hey, friends! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share today featuring Paige’s new Pick-Me-Up collection. I often use white or light backgrounds for my projects so I challenged myself to use a dark blue patterned paper as my background for this page. I used Pick-Me-Up Paper 15 and also Paige’s Faux Flower Background cut file. I cut the design first and then left the paper on my Silhouette cutting mat to add some mixed media to it. I first smudged some white gesso over the cut file area with my fingers. I knew I was going to add a lot of color to the page, so I used several coordinating colors of ink sprays over the gesso to create a watercolor effect. Once it all dried, I carefully peeled it off the mat and punched out the shapes. Next, I used nine different patterned papers from the collection to back all of the open spaces.  I love how all the colors pop against the dark blue and all of the ink sprays just add to the color explosion.
For added texture and dimension, I machine stitched through every line of flowers with different colored threads. This collection is excellent for backing cut files because there are so many colors and patterns to choose from. In fact, it was hard to narrow down which papers to use! I used several pieces from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts to embellish.

To add layers under my photo, I used some pieces from the Journaling Spots and Ephemera Die Cuts. Those floral clusters are my favorite! To the left of the photo I created a small title using the Mini Thickers which are perfect for these dark backgrounds - the white just pops off the page. Then I created a little cluster of goodies underneath it: I fussy cut some small word and phrase bits from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I also added a sticker from the Stickers and a few Puffy Stickers.

I created another fun cluster on the left side of the page. I used more of the Ephemera Die CutsStickers, pieces cut from the 6x6 Paper Pad, as well as a circle element cut from one of the 2x2 Paper Pads.

I hope this inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and use a dark background! It was a challenge at first, but once I got going with the embellishing, it quickly came together. And it really makes those bright colors stand out! Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 02Paper 04Paper 07Paper 08Paper 10Paper 11Paper 13Paper 14Paper 15Paper 23Ephemera Die CutsJournaling Spots6x6 Paper Pad2x2 Paper PadsStickersPuffy StickersRub-OnsMini ThickersFaux Flower Background cut fileSilhouette Cameo
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden
All of the details and colors combine to create another stunning page from the marvelous Missy!

Flower Ampersand Layout

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I have a new just-for-fun layout and process video to share with you today! I designed this Flower Ampersand cut file on Monday and couldn't wait to use it with my Pick-Me-Up collection :)
First, you can see exactly how this a little more complicated than usual layout came together:

Basically, I die cut the Flower Ampersand using my Silhouette Cameo 3 from the B-side of Paper 01 thinking I was going to back it with colorful patterned papers. But the yellow was already too busy. Smudge it with white paint to dull it down? Nah. Cut it again from white cardstock and back it? Nah, I've done too many white background layouts recently. Instead, I decided to use the already cut background as a template to put all the little flower pieces back in place and wanted to cut them from all the pretty pink, purple, yellow, blue and green papers in Pick-Me-Up. Was it time consuming to cut and place each and every single little piece? Yes. Even more so by using dimensional adhesive! Was it worth it? Absolutely! I love a good art project :)
I used the grid in Studio with the grid on the sticky mat to trim 2" square patterned papers and put the flower groups into the 2" squares in Studio. This would be a great layout to use Paper 10 since it's made up of 2" squares. And I did use Paper 10, but only the solid colors. Once everything was cut out I glued things in place - the bigger pieces with foam squares and the teeny tiny pieces with liquid glue. Then I removed the paper I was using as a template to reveal the colorful, pieced together background.
Even though there was a lot going on already, the layout didn't feel finished. After I added the title (made with Chipboard Thickers & Mini Thickers then framed with a trimmed Sticker) and a pair of photos of Jane with little bunny Phoebe, I machined stitched over the title, splashed white acrylic paint around in three places to make a visual triangle, and then hand stitched around the border using variegated blue thread. I stitched over-under-over-under to leave white space between the stitches similar to the white space between all the flower and petal pieces. Only a couple other products were used: a bow Puffy Sticker overlapping the photos and gold scalloped Washi Tape underneath the photos. I wrote my journaling with a dark blue pen above the pictures and the layout was finished!
I hope you are inspired to check out the Flower Ampersand cut file as well as my Pick-Me-Up collection :)

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 01Paper 02Paper 03Paper 04Paper 06Paper 07Paper 10Paper 12Paper 13Paper 14Paper 15Paper 16Paper 17Paper 18Paper 20Paper 21Paper 23Paper 24Mini ThickersChipboard ThickersPuffy StickersStickers; Cut file: Flower Ampersand by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameo 3

Marvelous Colors Layout by Zsoka Marko

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Non-traditional colors on a layout for Valentine's Day? I'm ALL about that!! Check out this colorful page by Design Team member Zsoka Marko featuring my Heart Lines Background cut file embellished with Pick-Me-Up!

Hi there crafty friends! First of all, happy Valentine's Day to you all! I hope each and every one of you gets spoiled by someone today! I wanted to choose some kind of heart cut file for today's layout and Paige has many to pick from, so I went with the adorable Heart Lines Background.
I cut a ton of these heart lines rom white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo because originally I had a different idea - I might do that another time. I decided to use only as many as needed to cover the entire background and then I backed most of them with different patterned papers from Paige's gorgeous new Pick-Me-Up collection. A lot of them actually came from one 12x12 sheet, Paper 21, and some from scrap pieces I had left from other projects. Perfect way to use up those tiny scraps many of us have a problem throwing away!

I was planning to use a pink paper for background but I had this photo on my desk and then I found this awesome yellow paper (B-side of Paper 07). It was meant to be! Yellow for Valentine's?! Oh well, I've never been one for traditional things anyway, ha!

I adhered most of the strips to the background using liquid glue, however a couple I popped up with foam adhesive to add some dimension and interest. I layered some tissue paper, a Journaling Spot, and an Ephemera Die Cut frame behind my photo. I added my title on top of the photo. I used the super gorgeous alpha Chipboard Thickers for this - I think these are one of my faves in the collection! The other half of my title came from the Ephemera Die Cuts.

I scattered different embellishments around the page: some Chipboard StickersStickersPuffy Stickers, and a few acrylic tags from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack! To finish off my layout I stamped the date, wrote my journaling, and added some navy ink splatters. That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com / Instagram: @zsokamarko / Facebook: Zsoka Marko / YouTube: Zsoka Marko
Yay for all the colors! Love this and how everything just POPS off the happy yellow background!

Love Love Love Love Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

She's done it again! Stefanie Ried has created a uniquely wonderful and awe-inspiring mini album - this time using Pick-Me-Up!
My first mini album with the new collection! Since Valentine's Day is coming soon, I made a little album for my two favorite people. The album has small windows inside so it has a 3D effect.

First I cut out the title Love Love Love Love from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. Then the pages were folded and each page is 4x6". I cut and folded another white page in the same size - these two papers were glued together.

Next I added pictures throughout the album then decorated with StickersRub-Ons, the Haberdashery Multi-PackChipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy Stickers, and Chipboard Thickers. I also die cut Paige's Heart Love cut file from purple paper to add as a pretty embellishment.

I sketched small windows and then trimmed them with scissors. The windows are slightly smaller than 2x2". I came in with my sewing machine to add details.

I backed the title with colorful paper strips and wrapped the album with ribbon to keep it closed.

Here are some more pictures:

I hope you like my album! I will make another mini album with this great collection soon. Until next time :)

Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried
There are about 20 mini albums that Steffi has made that I'm dying to make too!! She's so awesome :)

Dream Layout by Heather Shank

Monday, February 12, 2018

Heather Shank is here today sharing a darling & sweet scenery layout for her brand new baby granddaughter!

Hi friends, today I'm sharing my first layout using the beautiful Pick-Me-Up collection! I fell in love with the gold foiling in the 12x12 Paper Pad and I chose the beautiful pink ombre paper with the gold hearts for my background paper.
I knew I wanted to create a whimsical layout so I chose the Dream Catcher Half cut file, cut it from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo, and backed it with the Paper 10 which is a lovely and colorful grid design. I also used the Cloud Trio cut file and backed it with the same wonderful pink ombre and gold foiled hearts paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I added foam dots to the back of the cut files because I love dimension on my layouts! I fussy cut the storks from Paper 23 and butterflies from Paper 14 because I thought it added just the perfect touch of whimsy I was trying to achieve. I also used Paper 22 for the sunburst cut file from the Silhouette store.
 To finish off my layout I used Ephemera Die Cuts and Chipboard Stickers as well as some Rub-Ons from the Pick-Me-Up collection. I hope you enjoy my layout!
Instagram: @crafts_by_heathers | Facebook: Heather Wilson Shank
I love all of the beautiful layers on this layout that make it look so pretty from every angle!

Malta Mini Album

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Another mini album in the "books"!
Like my Cinque Terre mini album a couple weeks ago, this turned into a much bigger project than I was anticipating because I decided to make it about the entire country of Malta with lots and lots and lots of photos from stops all over the islands instead of a single city! Minimalism to the rescue once again! Next time I just need to make it smaller so I can add lots of the details that I love :)

I used the Hazelwood collection by 1canoe2 to make the entire album, paired with a few of my cut files. There are about 42 spreads give or take because of interactive flaps and pockets and tag inserts. The album is 6x4" and I wrapped two thick pieces of chipboard with patterned paper for the covers.

Here is a flip through with music in the background so you can see how this album looks in "real life":
On this opening spread I backed my Branch cut file with colorful Hazelwood papers and let the leaves bend up.
On the left side I cut flowers out and glued them back onto another piece of the same paper with dimensional adhesive. A simple "hello" cork word adorns the right page.
A close up of the fussy cut dimensional flowers.
I took text from my blog post about Valletta, Malta to write this introduction on a 6x4" journaling card.
I had so many photos I wanted to include!! To do so I created an accordion style feature connecting the pictures together with washi tape and then chipboard stickers stitched in place to embellish the white spaces. I attached an arrow epoxy sticker on the edge to help open and close it.
Here is the back side of the accordion photos.
Typed, printed, and trimmed journaling. Once again I used the Remington Noiseless font, my favorite of all time. I trimmed a floral puffy sticker in half to frame the journaling.
I made these 2" square pocket pages from regular page protectors and a WeR Memory Keepers Fuse tool and filled them with photos and cute Hazelwood paper clips. The left side is a flap page which opens up to reveal...
...some journaling!
Here is the back side of the pocket page and a tag.
Kept it simple with a few layered stickers on this pretty floral paper.
I added a piece of washi tape to the left edge and an arrow sticker on the photo. To make the right side paper I ran white cardstock through my Cuttlebug and embossed it with a gorgeous floral design.
Oooh the texture!
I made a pocket from a folded over cut-apart paper and made a tag from ledger paper. I numbered the 12 photos in the pocket page and wrote numbered journaling captions on the tag.
On the left is the back side of the photo pocket page and on the right side I used a craft knife to trim around the butterfly wings and bent up the edges.
A closer look at the dimensional butterfly wings.
A simple "hello" sticker decorates the left page and then I die cut my Butterfly Background and trimmed it down to only full butterflies. I added machine stitching along the rows to create texture.
Another pocket page with floral puffy stickers between the photos. I like how you can see through to the other pages.
I repeated the same design on the back side and on the right is a pair of photos adhered back-to-back with another arrow sticker to help turn it easier.
A white cardstock page with journaling and an ampersand chipboard sticker. I used my We R Memory Keepers Typecast typewriter to type "Fox" and "Jane". Sometimes it's easier to actually use a typewriter than type, print, and trim it out!
Full family photo next to a coordinating blue patterned paper with a large sentiment chipboard banner sticker and journaling written above using a white Sharpie paint pen.
After Valletta we visited Mdina, Malta so this is the opening pages about that city.
After rounding the corners and stitching around the edges for texture of these back-to-back photos I slipped on a leaf paper clip which also helps make turning it easier.
One of the first "pages" I made was this flower half design - it's a cut file I designed for Studio Calico many years ago. I die cut two, backed them both with Hazelwood papers, and then adhered them back-to-back so they're pretty from both sides.
The colorful triangles paper matched well with the backed flower so I added it here along with a few embellishments on top.
A cluster of stickers and journaling on the left side and another pocket photo page on the right - I applied pretty butterfly rub-ons to the empty pockets which are visible from both sides.
Another embossed page - heart eyes! On the other side I machine stitched through chipboard words so I highlighted those lines by adding washi tape between and writing journaling.
Here are those stitched-through chipboard words and then two back-to-back photo spreads with cork triangles stapled in place for page turners.
Typed, printed, trimmed, and adhered journaling strips and then I added fussy cut butterflies alongside a scalloped border punched right edge.
On the left side I journaled inside one of the honeycomb patterns and the right page is a plain piece of transparency that I embossed and then stitched "Remember This" onto for a fun photo overlay.
So super simple! I think I need to go back and add paint splatters or somethin' haha!! I simply stitched around the photo for a border, added a cork "love" sticker, and stitched a little piece of a flower cut file to the right edge.
I fussy cut a rose gold foiled floral design (it's not from Hazelwood and I'm not sure who makes it...) and adhered it to the top of the left side along with a label sticker at the top introducing our next adventure around Southeast Malta.
I had lots to say but didn't know where to put it to fit the design aesthetically so I created a pocket between a pair of photos (only adding adhesive on the left, bottom, and right edges), notched the top with a circle punch, then create a little flip book of ledger pages stapled at the top with all the journaling written on them. It tucks nicely into the photo pocket!
I was there too haha! I'm always the one taking the photos and rarely get in the pictures... need to work on that! And another photo pocket page with cork embellishments between.
Here I used vellum paper and a super pretty floral embossed design. It's the intro page for our next visit to Ghar Dalam. I added a piece of pink floral washi below and then used my sewing machine to stitch an embroidered scalloped border.
Me'n'my love. The colors of the photo were... not the best to put it lightly haha (browny yellowish orange), so I converted it to black and white and now it matches everything! I added a heart paper clip to the edge with a heart sticker inside and typed, printed, trimmed, and adhered journaling below.
Sometimes a pretty paper does all the work! I didn't have anything else to add to this gorgeous paper so I left it as is. In between the papers is a back-to-back photo.
Another 6x4 journaling card that I cut out from one of the papers on the right was the perfect spot to write everything I had to say about our boat ride around the coast.
Blue houndstooth paper with lots of stickers in clusters and a full pocket photo page because I couldn't narrow down the photos anymore.
I know this sentiment paper is oriented the wrong way, but it's just so pretty I had to include it!
Double photo spread! "Remember This" for sure!
I ran this white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with a woodgrain embossing folder and then adhered flower die cuts across the middle. I die cut my Daisies Background from white cardstock, trimmed it down, and then added another flower die cut on top.
Almost done :) This was our last stop in Malta - St. Peter's Pool!
Back-to-back photos with stitching (repeating elements throughout a mini album is important!) and then I made another flap page on the right.
Inside the flap is a pair of photos and I added a chipboard heart on the edge to make it easier to open the flap.
I typed some journaling about St. Peter's Pool on the left (copied and pasted from my blog) and then added a favorite photo on the right with a trio of chipboard stickers stapled in place on the edge.
The last page is one of my favorite papers from Hazelwood and I added my closing thoughts with a white pen to finish.
I am so glad to have this wonderful vacation documented in physical form rather than just on the computer! Adding stickers and chipboard & stitching and embellishments makes the memories come to life!
I can't wait to start my next mini album!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN