December Daily Traveler's Notebook by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and today I'm showing you some pages of my December Daily. This year I didn't have much time for spending on my DD so I found some videos about Traveler's Notebooks and I decided to make my DD in this way. In this post I want to show you some pages using Paige's cut files. For this first page I used the Berry Branch cut file and I cut it in the middle so I wrote the title with lettering.

We started Christmas Eve with our friends, decorating our house, eating cakes, and drinking hot chocolate. Perfect plan! On this page I used the Lightstrand Border cut file, backing it with some different scraps from the Truly Grateful collection.

And the last page is simple but magic. I backed two letters of the Christmas cut file with beautiful photographs. One photo is the top of our Christmas tree and my favorite is our family reflected in an ornament.

This is a little part of my DD. I hope you like it! I know to make our DD is often very time consuming, but worth it. I hope these pages inspire you in your DD!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Berry BranchChristmas, and Lightstrand Border by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi / Pinterest: Scrapamundi

Love Floral Layout

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new day of inspiration using my brand new Bloom Street collection! I made this page for the Pink Paislee blog so be sure to hop on over there too!
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Here is a process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish:

To create this layout I started with the B-side of Bloom Street which is a large LOVE title made out of flowers. I was immediately inspired by this paper and knew I wanted to use it as is (almost ;).
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I grabbed a craft knife and carefully, partially trimmed around almost every flower and leaf on the paper. It took about three hours to do this because it's very fiddly, but I love the results!
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After I had bent up all the flowers and leaves, I trimmed a piece of light blue cardstock to 11" square and used it to back the layout. You can see the blue cardstock peeking out from underneath all the flowers and leaves.
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I printed a 2x3" photo at home with my Canon Pro-100 on Canon photo paper, trimmed it leaving a white border for contrast, and added it inside the floral "O" because it's a natural frame shape and perfect place for a picture. I added a floral bouquet Ephemera Die Cut next to the photo and created a subtitle on it to say "This Beautiful Girl" made from the Puffy Word Stickers, the bouquet die cut, and "girl" mini alpha stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book.
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Next I splashed watered down white acrylic paint across the layout and sprinkled on silver sequins from the Mixed Embellishments. For a touch of texture and interest, I used a scalloped border punch on all the edges, backed the scallops with pieces of the floral Paper 03, and stitched them in place using a sewing machine and white thread.
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I hope this page inspires you to pick up my new Bloom Street collection! I love documenting everyday moments with it as well as all-things-floral :)
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SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, sequins, die cuts: BLOOM STREET; Scalloped border punch: Fiskars; white acrylic paint; Printer: Canon Pro-100; Photo paper: Canonsewing machinewhite thread

Scrappers Planner Dashboard by Mik Godinho

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Hi friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks. On December 24th Paige gifted us all a lovely cut file in her Facebook group, Happy Scrappy Place. Did you see it? It's a cut file called Scrappers Gonna Scrap. As soon as I saw it I decided to make a new dashboard using the beautiful Whimsical collection.
I started by die cutting the file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo. I backed the letters with Paper 10 and decorated it with some Puffy Stickers. While the cut file was drying, I took another white cardstock to make my dashboard. I cut it to 8 1/4 x 6 1/8" to make the background. For some texture, I stitched around the page and then painted it with watercolors to match the collection papers and create a background. Once the background was dry, I glued some pieces of
Paper 05 and made some hand stitching around them.

I also used a reinforce hole punch to add color and protect my dashboard. Then I attached the cut file using 3D foam squares for a pinch of dimension. Next up I used Floral Die CutsStickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die Cuts, and Puffy Stickers to decorate and finish my colorful and “scrapper dashboard”.

I hope you got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: WHIMSICALwhite cardstockwatercolors; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Scrappers Gonna Scrap by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Suitcase Mini Album by Maija Männistö

Monday, January 20, 2020

Hi there! Maija Männistö here to share a mini album perfect for your vacation photos! Using Truly Grateful, I created a suitcase full of happy colors and memories.
The Suitcase Mini Album cut file is a fun album to assemble! It comes with the actual suitcase and all the little pieces you can add both the inside and the outside of the suitcase to maximize the cuteness! For my suitcase base I chose one of the individual patterned papers, Paper 19, that has the perfect patterns for this. For the outside I wanted to have the gorgeous floral pattern and for the inside the B-side was perfectly subtle. The polka dot paper form the 12x12 Paper Pad is a perfect match for the floral paper and the paper for the straps brings a fun pop of bright color to the suitcase!

Once the suitcase is opened it reveals all the amazingness, starting with the pockets to put lots of photos in. I wanted to add stitching on the suitcase to create a more detailed look, perhaps even more realistic too. I used my sewing machine and gold thread to stitch through each of the paper pieces that go on the outside and the inside of the suitcase as well as the straps on the suitcase.

On the inside there is an accordion folded piece with fun travel-themed shapes. I used the same paper to bring some of the gorgeous florals on the inside as well. To emphasize the shapes I backed them with papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and added hand stitching on two of them. For the suitcase I used the sequins from the Mixed Embellishments to create a fun shaker pocket.

I added photos in several places around the suitcase along with a bit of journaling.

This vacation of ours in Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, was mostly about sun, sea, and relaxation so no need for more journaling space. The pockets hold several photos, each packed with patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. For a little bit of extra things to look at I added some pieces from the 2x2 Paper Pads into the pockets.

For embellishments I used the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts to add several flowers and sunshiny details. The Cardstock Stickers also had the perfect pieces to add to the project as well as the Epoxy Stickers, adding different textures.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Suitcase Mini Album by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Paige Evans Cut File Design Team

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Announcing my Cut File Design Team for the first half of 2020!
Please welcome back:

Anita Bownds
Location: Australia
Blog: Neat-N-Crafty
Instagram: @anitabownds
Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B
Pinterest: Anita Bownds
Location: Louisiana, USA
Instagram: @briannalepper
Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper
Pinterest: Brianna Lepper
Location: England
Blog: Hey Elsie
Instagram: @heyelsie_
Facebook: Elsie Robinson
YouTube: Elsieeee
Pinterest: heyelsie
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Instagram: @kellymadeit
Facebook: Petals Daye
Pinterest: Kelly Made It
Location: Finland
Blog: Mai Makings
Instagram: @maimakings
YouTube: Mai Makings
Pinterest: Mai Loves
Location: Bolivia
Instagram: @papermiks
Location: Spain
Blog: Scrapamundi
Instagram: @scrapamundi 
Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi
Pinterest: Scrapamundi

And let's give a big, warm welcome to:

Location: London
Instagram: @shimelle
Facebook: Shimelle
 Shimelle Laine
Amber Mitchell
Location: California, USA
Blog: Happy Crafty Studio
Instagram: @bambismail
YouTube: bambidearr
Pinterest: bambidearr
Paula Fiihr
Location: Texas, USA
Instagram: @psplannergirl
Pinterest: pfiihr
Facebook: Paula Fiihr

Can't wait to share all of their lovely creations with you this first half of the year!

Embellished Shaker Envelope by Lilly Sanchez

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hey guys, Lilly Sanchez here, I hope everyone is having a great start to 2020. Today I bring you guys a fun project that I hope you enjoy.
One of my favorite crafty ideas is embellishing stuff, whether that be a card, tag, or in this case an envelope. I just feel like it adds so much character and detail than just a plain ol’ envelope in pretty paper. I feel like when something is embellished you can almost feel the love put into it. Today I played around with Paige’s Envelope cut file. To create the envelope I used Paper 13 from Truly Grateful for the actual envelope and a piece of Paper 07 for layering purposes. I of course had to do some stitching as you guys know I love doing that to my projects. I made a shaker with tulle on the top flap because who doesn’t like a good shaker?!

Then I began to decorate the envelope using many pieces from the Truly Grateful collection such as the Ephemera Die CutsPuffy StickersCardstock Stickers, and Floral Die Cuts. And that is it you guys! Super easy and quick project that you can literally create in minutes and fill with tons of goodies for a penpal swap!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, stay crafty!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Envelope by Paige Evans
Location: New Jersey, USA / Instagram: @craftingwithliller / Facebook: Crafting with Liller
YouTube: Crafting with Liller / Pinterest: Crafting with Liller

Bloom Street Paperclips

Friday, January 17, 2020

At the very last minute I decided to make some SWAG for whoever stops by the Pink Paislee booth this weekend! I made something similar for Creativation 2018 with Pick-Me-Up and used that idea as my starting off point, only this time using my brand new Bloom Street collection.
I ran to Target, grabbed some paperclips, and then trimmed 1x4" patterned paper strips from Bloom Street. I folded the paper strips in half through a paperclip and then notched the ends to create pennants. Next I punched butterflies and concentric flowers from the same patterned papers and layered them up on the pennants. I machine stitched a straight(ish) line through all the layers of the pennants and then topped the centers with a jewel. Easy, breezy, beautiful!
Stop by the Pink Paislee booth, snap a picture with me which we'll print right then and there on my Instax photo printer, and clip on one of these limited edition embellishments. There are only 68 paperclips so hurry every chance you get!
Hope to see you there!!

2020 Layout by Kelly Daye

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye, here and welcome to a new decade filled with even more scrapping adventures! My last layout was all about stitching and a few select embellishments but I’ve really piled on the pretties with this one.
I’ve used the confetti side of Truly Grateful Paper 17 as my background. To me it reads as a neutral but has a bit of colour and pattern to play it up. I knew I wanted to design with lots of flowers and used Paige’s Floral Font cut file to create my title, 2020. Once the numbers where welded together, I used the offset feature in the Silhouette Design Studio to create a ‘window’ to cut out of the background paper. Once cut, I trimmed 1/4” off of two sides of Paper 17 and taped it over Paper 04. Of course there had to be some stitching, that’s my jam! So I chain stitched all around the window. I always love the extra texture. I cut the title from white cardstock and paper-backed with paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The mini patterns in the pad were perfect for it!

Once my title was in place, I began to design little islands of florals, butterflies, leaves, and mushrooms to surround it. I deliberately ensured the title had a continuous bit of purple background around it. I think that helps set it apart and stand out even more. A tiny mauve bird from the cute Puffy Stickers flies into my future. I just adore the colourful Puffy Phrase Stickers and added a rather silly “HELLOOO” above the main title for a bit of fun! Here’s something to try, for a pretty border I added 1/8” Score Tape to the edge of my background and peeled back 2” sections at a time while adding different colours of glitter. Sparkle and shine!

“Start with a grateful heart” seemed like the absolutely perfect message to include at the beginning of a new year. This, along with the gorgeous, colourful wreath and butterfly are all from the Ephemera Die Cuts. These colours make my heart so happy! Since there must always be sparkle, I’ve included sequins and gold Stickles from my stash. Have you spotted the wee glittering hearts around the page? I used Paige’s Heart Stencil and some Gold Glitter Gel to add this final touch.

Thanks so much for being here. I’m really looking forward to another creative year and all your beautiful inspirations too!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Floral Font by Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

So Much Joy Layout

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hey everyone! I have a new layout to share with you today using my brand new Bloom Street collection featuring the patterned paper barcode strips! Save those things!
So Much Joy by Paige Evans1
Check out the start-to-finish process video to see how this page came together:

To start, I had my Silhouette Cameo draw (note - draw, not cut, and I deleted the smallest heart) the Nested Hearts cut file on the bright pink B-side of Paper 05. Then I trimmed off the barcode strip from all 24 patterned papers in Bloom Street.
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Starting with the largest heart and working my way inwards, I lightly adhered torn paper strips around each drawn heart. I used my sewing machine and white thread to stitch around each heart and then bent up the edges to create lots of texture and dimension.
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I found two photos of me and Jane and placed them on opposite edges of the layout. Before adhering the photos down I splashed watered down white acrylic paint with a toothbrush underneath where the pictures would go.
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I layered a few Ephemera Die Cuts and stickers (a combination of Cardstock StickersPuffy Vinyl Stickers, and stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book) under and over the photo for embellishment. The title was made in the center which says "so much joy". The mini alpha stickers are from the 4-Page Sticker Book and they "joy" is from the Puffy Word Stickers. I wrote journaling with a white paint pen under the title.
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I hope this layout inspires you to pick up my brand new Bloom Street collection and use those barcode strips!
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SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite acrylic paint; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Nesting Hearts

Right Now Layout by Jamie Pate

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy New Year, friends. Jamie Pate here, and as this is my first post of the new year on Paige's blog, I wanted to wish you all a wonderful New Year full of beautiful stories and inspiring creativity. Today's layout is the first of many layouts for an album I will be keeping about me this year. That may sound a little egocentric. Seems to me we can forget to tell our own story. There are many thoughts running through my mind at present. I want to use the creative outlet of scrapbooking and story telling to put those ideas out there. This layout will actually be part of a two-page spread. The second unseen page is the journaling that goes with the story of Right Now. But let's talk about this page, shall we?
The page started out not at all how it finished. Isn't that just the way of it? I am loving hexagon shapes right now, so I used Paige's Honeycomb Background cut file as a starting place for this layout and story. The page base is textured white cardstock. The Honeycomb Background, also cut in white, allows for a subtle background of white on white and shape. The inside of the Honeycomb Background pieces were used to cut patterned papers into hexagon shapes. These I popped up and added in a vertical line. Really like all these patterns working together, but not overwhelming the page.

Using Paige's Mini Envelope cut file, I wanted a place that I thought originally was going to hold hidden journaling. But the envelope, being mini, even though I upsized it a bit, was not really conducive to this idea. But... I wanted that envelope to play on on my page. Popping it up and overlapping the hexagon shapes, I used it as a bit of a focal piece with tags and journal spots and words coming out of it. Plus, it's an anchor for the title.

The title Right Now was a serendipity. As I was gathering embellishments I knew I wanted to be part of this page, I had forgotten this was part of the Epoxy Stickers. It was perfect for titling this page and what will be the journaling. I want to inventory me right now. While the color of the phrase was a little bold, I think it plays nicely with the other hues and patterns of the layout, and brings the whole page together. One just needs play around with color and ideas until the page says this is good.

Truly Grateful was a great collection for crafting this page. I really love the pinks and salmons found in the collection. The patterns play so beautifully together. Keeping the background monochromatic allows the collection to tell this story in a delightful way. And telling our stories is just what this wonderful craft is all about. See you next time.

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, journaling spots, wood veneer: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Honeycomb Background and Mini Envelope by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
YouTube: Jamie Pate / Pinterest: @jamiepate / Facebook: Jamie Pate Designs

Guest Designer | Andrea Lake

Monday, January 13, 2020

Hi everyone, my name is Andrea Lake and I am excited to be Paige’s January Guest Designer! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. This being the start of a new year, my thoughts turn not only to memories and moments of the past year but of our goals for 2020. Using Paige’s cut files and her collections with Pink Paislee, I created projects that celebrate the past year and look ahead to the year to come. I hope you enjoy!

My first project is a layout of my “2019 in Review”. Looking back month-by-month at snapshot highlights of 2019 made me feel so grateful for the year we had and it helped shape my plans and goals for 2020. I used the 2019 cut file for the title and Mini Envelope to hold each month's memories. The Truly Grateful collection was my go-to for all the envelopes and embellishments. For the background, I used yellow patterned paper from the Pick-Me-Up collection.
My 2020 Vision Board inspires me to achieve my goals – seeing them everyday connects me to my dreams in a way the written word cannot. Organized in four key areas – Family, Career, Crafting, and Travel - I created three 8x8" layouts and an 8 ½" diameter embroidery hoop.
For my Family board, I used the Family cut file for the title and added eight 2x2" embellished squares to complete this simple layout. The family photos remind me how much we love each other and ways I’d like to spend time with them this year.
I’ve learned through hosting crafting workshops that teaching makes me feel alive! Sharing your knowledge and passion can definitely change people's lives. My Career board surrounds my goal of adding training and development to my career in hotel sales. I used the Floral Banner cut file as the main focus of this layout. I used papers and flowers from Truly GratefulHorizon, and Whimsical collections to put it all together.
The Must Make Stuff cut file was perfect for my Crafting layout! 2019 was a year to remember. I attended workshops, met new creative friends, and have decided in 2020 to take this hobby to the next level. The Truly Grateful and Whimsical papers were used for the background, embellishments, and to back the cut files.
I’ve traveled a lot in life and seeing the world with my family is always a priority. I chose the Wanderlust cut file for my Travel layout and used snippets of travel photos and vellum paper to back the cut file. My favorite paper from the Horizon collection (Paper 03) is the background and I handstitched the edges of each section with embroidery floss and machine stitched the page border.
Finally, I’m using the Suitcase Mini Album cut file to inspire my family to come visit us again this year! All the pink and purple patterned papers I could find in Paige's collections went into four different cut file pockets to add pictures and journaling, plus the decorated flap. I backed and embellished the three chosen shapes. I also added a mini-waterfall system to show some extra photos with the family, and machine-stitched almost every piece of paper to add more dimension. The outside of the suitcase has a pink tassel and pink charm from the Horizon collection, and a pink butterfly charm hanging from the handle.

I hope these inspire you to create beautiful projects and plan your year in a creative way! Thanks for stopping by!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN