Pick a Cut File for Free!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I'm doing a giveaway over on Facebook where one lucky lady (or gentlemen - you never know!) will win 50 of my cut files for free - someone suggested I give 50 people one cut file - I LOVE that idea!! But I'm going to take it a step further, I'm feeling happy and generous :) EVERYONE gets a free cut file!!
Here's what you have to do:
2) Find the NAME and DESIGN ID # of the one cut file you want. For example: HO HO HO Design ID #2324903.
3) Email it to me! (paigetaylorevans at gmail dot com or click on "CONTACT" on the top right side of my blog).
4) Subscribe to my YouTube channel - pretty please? :) It's not a must, but I would so love it! I have three process videos coming out in the next couple weeks you won't want to miss!
5) Please give me a few days to get back to you with the cut file - I will send it as a PNG and DXF (if you haven't used a DXF file before, it's awesome! Simply drag and drop it into Silhouette Studio and it's ready to be cut or altered, as is! No tracing required!!)
6) When you share what you make with my cut file, please tag me or mention me so I can see! That's my favorite part :)
7) Please email me your wish by Saturday November 25th!

HAPPY DAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING! Hope this gives you a little pick-me-up!

Thankful Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving is on Thursday so what better theme to give my design team gals than "thanks"?! Here is an absolutely stunning layout by Stefanie Ried using a combination of cut files, Thickers, stickers, and more!
Hello and welcome to a new layout! This month is also the holiday Thanksgiving which is not celebrated so much in Germany, but I think it's nice to get together and give thanks for everything. Being grateful for your family, health, friends... there are so many things in my life that I am very grateful for.
Suitable for this, I have created a layout. I focused on the word "thankful." Especially this month you cannot say it enough. And I once again created a layout in the size 12x12! This fits so well with my design.
I picked out all alpha stickers I have from Paige's collections. In addition, I have used the two fonts "Paige Font" and "Back This Font" by Paige Evans from the Silhouette Store. There are also two written words as a cut file by Paige. She has very nice cut files for Thanksgiving and November.
To make a shaker-style word, first I cut out the word Thankful with the font "Back This Font" from the top of and 8x8" piece of white cardstock, then I added adhesive to the back framing it.
Next I cut out another strip of white paper and added a frame of adhesive with double-sided tape. Then I poured the beautiful Turn the Page Sequins onto the white paper strip. To finish, I put the punched cardstock on top. Done is the lettering with confetti!
I added more stickers and Thickers to say "Thankful" all over. Since the middle is already very colorful and the eye-catching, I kept the background paper bright and discreet. I really like the paper with the rose gold foiled hearts from the 12x12 Paper Pad from Oh My Heart.
I hope you like my Thankful layout! I wish you a nice November and a happy Thanksgiving!
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried
I love the mixing and matching of all kinds of mediums to create this Thankful subway-art style design!! Always amazing Steffi :)

December Daily® Filler Cards by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Design team member Zsoka Marko is here today with an EPIC post sharing 14 super duper cute December Daily® filler cards! I seriously have to, HAVE TO, scraplift them ALL :)
Hey there scrappy friends, LONG POST ALERT! I'm back today with some new projects to share that I created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I'm sure many of you do December Daily® and this year I decided to do one again too. I really love the main kit and many extras from Ali Edwards so I felt inspired to work on my DD already. I will try to include a list of supplies but I've used so many different collections and lots of scraps from previous years, that I might miss a few! So, without further ado, here's what I've created so far!

I've made pages in all page protector sizes available for the DD albums. First up, the 6x8" pages! I used a scrap piece of plaid paper to cut the Snowflake Dots then attached it to a 6x8" white cardstock. Since the plaid paper was smaller, I cut a piece of patterned paper from the Ali Edwards DD kit for the top bit. For the big title I cut apart a 3x4" acetate card and also added a chipboard sentiment below it - both from the AE DD kit. Just to add a bit more interest to my page, I adhered some metallic gold thread and a flair button (from A Flair for Buttons) in the middle of the snowflake and placed some enamel dots here and there (Pinkfresh Studio - December Days).

One of my favorite pieces in the AE DD main kit this year is this pocket page! I can't wait to fill it with some random stuff that won't fit in the page protectors. I also made some tags to write my stories on (I used Crate Paper Falala and Echo Park Paper Twas the Night Before Christmas for my tags as well as some AE and Studio Forty stamps). I used a part of the Poinsettia Nordic Background cut file to create a 4x6" card that I glued on the front of the pocket. I cut the design from white textured cardstock (Bazzill, always Bazzill!) and backed it with scraps of patterned papers (My Mind's Eye Comfort & Joy and also Jen Hadfield). I created a cluster for the middle, consisting of a wood veneer and two chipboards, all from the AE DD kit. I used the Labels - Set of 3 cut file to create a little tab, which I then stamped "Here's the story" on. Lately I've been more keen on using eyelets again, so I thought it would be a good idea to add some gold and red ones to the 6 holes. Yeah. No. Hahaha. While I really love love love the look, I can barely turn the page in my album, they are way too tight.

Next up, the most important page in the book! We do the presents on Christmas Eve, so for us the 24th is Christmas. I didn't add dates to most of these cards because I have no idea where in the album they will go. However this one I knew I'd use for the 24th so I attached some number stickers on top of an acetate shape (both from the AE DD kit). For the opposite side I cut half of the Scalloped Circles Background from a red paper from the Paige Evans/Pink Paislee Turn the Page collection, then backed some of the scallops with papers from Echo Park Twas the Night Before Christmas, Fancy Pants Merry & Bright, and Pinkfresh Studio December Days collections. I added another favorite from the AE kit, the "merry" cork piece. To finish off this page I adhered some wood buttons (PFS December Days) at the bottom and added another stamped label at the top (same Labels - Set of 3 cut file as above).

One of my favorite sizes to work with has to be 3x8"! I find it so special! So here are two pages I created in this size. For the one on the left I cropped the Lightstrand Background cut file to fit this size. I used textured white cardstock and painted the bulbs gold with some Prima gold watercolor paint. Not sure where the plaid paper is from, I have way too many... but the embellies are all from PFS December Days! The papers I used for the second one are from EP Twas the Night Before Christmas and Jen Hadfield. I cropped the Stars Background cut file to fit this size and added a border to it so that it is easier to attach it to the 3x8" paper behind it. For extra embellishments I chose some gold sparkle antlers from the MME Christmas on Market Street collection and a label die cut (Labels - Set of 3). The sentiment stamp is from Pinkfresh Studio.

Now to the next size, 4x6"! I've made four cards for now. For the one at the top I picked out the Polaroid Frame Border cut file. Isn't it the cutest thing?! Especially in this tiny size! The red paper is from Paige Evans/Pink Paislee Turn the Page and the pink one is from PFS December Days. There's a cut apart paper in the PFS line and this one with the socks happened to fit perfectly. I love happy accidents like this. I backed the red die cut with little images from the same PFS cut apart sheet. Then I placed both frame borders on a plaid paper and done! For the bottom one, this was actually the very first one I made and even though I was not going to go with this color scheme, this card changed my mind. Red is my least favorite color but for Christmas I really don't mind using it. :) I sized down the Poinsettia Background cut file and cropped out a 4x6" piece from it. I adhered it to the red background (PE/PP Turn the Page) and for embellies I chose some enamel dots and puffy stickers from the PFS December Days collection.

Next up, two more 4x6" cards. For both of these I used the Folk Art Christmas Trees cut file. For the one on top I took apart the tree and used only the middle part of the cut file. I repeated the same pattern on a 4x6" base. I cut this from textured white cardstock and backed it with a red and black plaid patterned paper. Then to add more interest I also glued the negative pieces on top (they were too pretty to throw away!). The chipboard elements are from MME Christmas on Market Street. A couple of black sequins and done! The card at the bottom is very simple. I cropped one of the Folk Art Christmas Trees for the red one and for the plaid one I only used the outline of the tree and I also cropped this at the top and bottom. I glued down the plaid tree first, on a paper from a DD kit, then popped up the red tree using foam adhesive. I finished off this card by adding a simple sentiment sticker.

Now come the smaller sizes, first 3x4". I used different cut files on all of them. Let's start from top left. I chose the Cut and Fold Stars cut file and made sure I used a patterned paper that I liked both sides of, especially together, since you will see both sides once you fold the half star to make a whole star. I backed this with a black plaid paper and only added a simple black chipboard from the AE DD kit to embellish this card since I didn't want to cover up the background. For the card on the top right I cut a 3x4" base from a scrap piece of Crate Paper Falala paper. I cut the Ornaments Pair from textured white cardstock as well as some EP Twas the Night Before Christmas papers, all four in different sizes. Then I arranged them at the top and cropped them. I attached a chipboard circle with my tiny attacher and adhered a cork number on top of the ornaments. Both of these embellies are from the AE DD kit. I stamped some lines using a Studio Forty stamp because I know I surely will have something to say about December 9, since this is the day we celebrate Sinterklaas with our family in Holland. He brings presents to the kids on December 6 (the Dutch traditionally don't do presents at Christmas but at Sinterklaas), but since we can only go at the weekend, we celebrate on the 9th. Bottom left card is up next. I used another cut and fold design on this one, the Cut and Fold Snowmen. I cut this from textured white cardstock and backed it with a gold woodgrain look specialty paper from Jen Hadfield. For some pops of color I added a strip of plaid paper at the top as well as the bottom. I picked two chipboard elements from the MME Comfort & Joy collection to decorate this card. Last but not least, the bottom right card. I think this is my favorite! I used a 3x4" card (from one of the older DD kits I believe) for the base and layered the Geometric Stars Background cut file on top of it. I simply cropped out a 3x4" piece from the cut file. To back the stars I used the red paper from PE/PP Turn the Page and a darker red one from EP Twas the Night Before Christmas. I glued some light pink enamel dots in the middle of the color stars. To finish off this card I attached a rubber piece from the AE DD kit.

So that I cover all sizes of page protectors in the December Daily album, I also created one in 2x2" size. This format is another favorite of mine, I just love everything tiny! What I did here, you should not follow haha! I thought I'd be clever and design my page already in the Studio program, as in, I took apart the cut file into 2x2" squares and cut them already prepared for me. Same with the backing. The reason I did this is because my trimmer is not exactly reliable when it comes to straight lines! Or several layers of papers. So I ended up spending hours on this simple design, trying to piece everything back together. Of course I lost some pieces along the way! So I suggest if you do this kind of design, print your cut file in 6x8", back it, adhere it to your 6x8" paper and only then cut it into 2x2". Just a thought! Oh, and this adorable cut file is the Candy Cane Background. The papers are from the MME Comfort & Joy collection. The only embellishment I added (on the page protector itself) is a wood veneer number 6 from Freckled Fawn. I partially embossed it with gold embossing powder to make it a bit more festive!

I also have two bonus cards to share with you! I've used the Cut and Fold Christmas Trees cut file on both of these cards. I knew I wanted to stamp the plaid background, so first I drew two rectangles in the Studio program and I set my measurements according to the size of the stamp. Then I took one of the Christmas trees for one of the cards and blew it up to a size I liked and for the other card I removed a few trees from the full background and sized them down to a size that fit into my rectangle. I then cut both of these from white card stock. Next I stamped the backgrounds. I decided to back the trees with another stamped design, for which I picked some black paper that I embossed with white embossing powder. I glued down the right side of the tree so it gave me a flat surface that I could stitch around with red embroidery floss. To finish it off I just added a sentiment. On the other card I only glued down the two trees in the middle to make space for my chipboard piece. I added some tangled thread behind it for interest and a sentiment on top. These are really simple cards and if you just use patterned paper instead of stamps, they are very quick to do as well!

Alright, that's it guys! I told you it was going to be a long post, phewww! I hope you like these pages and cards and are inspired by one or two!
I'm not inspired by one or two... I'm inspired by them ALL!! Little pieces of festive magic! Can't wait to get to my scrap room and start working on my DD foundation pages - thank you so much Zsoka for sharing your talent with us!

My Everyday Star Layout by Flóra Farkas

Friday, November 17, 2017

I love the repetition of stars throughout Turn the Page and design team member Flóra Farkas has gloriously combined them all to create her layout to share today!
Hi girls! It’s Flóra here with a star-themed layout created with the Turn the Page collection. I had an idea to use all the star patterned papers from the collection on one layout. For the base I used Paper 05 which has a lovely mint color. 
 I die cut Paige’s Superstar cut file from white cardstock then I cut away the "super" part. I only needed the star word. I backed the letters with Paper 03Paper 15, and Paper 18, then the star shape with a photo of my mom. For all the backing I used foam tape to create dimension.
I fussy cut many stars from Paper 11 and Paper 19. Under the title I added only white and mint stars to keep the cut file in focus. I adhered fussy cut and Chipboard Sticker stars along with some Puffy Stickers next to the letters. Here I followed the tone on tone principle. The Ephemera Die Cut and Chipboard Sticker arrows completed my layout perfectly.

I created the final title by adding Thickers and a Die Cut sentiment. I love the cute mint Chipboard Sticker bird and couldn't resist placing it there.
Have you already used the star patterned papers from the Turn the Page collection? I love them as they can work great both on feminine and masculine themed projects!

Blog: pinkandpapergift.blogspot.com Instagram: @floramfarkas Pinterest: @floramfarkas
Facebook: pinkandpapergift YouTube: Flora Monika Farkas
Did you know that Flóra's mom also scrapbooks?! Like mother like daughter! I now follow her mom on instagram to keep up with her beautiful projects! Such talent in that family :)

Nuckols Mtn Layout

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Hi friends! Today I am sharing a brand new layout! It's called NUCKOLS MTN and features lots and lots of leaves - perfect for fall!
I had about a week in October where I didn't have ANY scrapbooking assignments due at the time - I think that's the first time that's happened in... years! It was a really weird feeling to not HAVE to make something! But since I LOVE scrapbooking I still had the urge to create. So, I turned to my cut files that I just started designing in September for Silhouette and decided to try out the Dipped Leaves cut file.
I die cut the leaves from all kinds of patterned papers from my Turn the Page collection with Pink Paislee. I tried to use fallish colors, even though pink and blue aren't entirely associated with fall, I think it still works :) Once I die cut all the leaves I lightly painted three stripes of white acrylic paint across a subtle yellow swirls background paper. Once the paint dried I layered the leaves on top and then stitched them in place using a sewing machine and gold thread.
I used a leaf from the Layerable Stamp Set and made a bunch of tiny leaves then used the Silhouette PixScan mat to have the machine cut them all out for me instead of fussy cutting them. I stitched the little stamped leaves over the rows of die cut leaves this time using white thread. In the center row I stitched on a Thickers title which is the place where the photo was taken. It was a beautiful fall day up on Nuckols Mountain so I thought leaves complemented the photo..
I wrote my journaling in the white space of the photo and stamped more leaves in black ink around the page. I finished by splashing coordinating watercolors and gold Color Shine over the layout. I hope you are inspired to use lots and lots of leaves on your next fall-themed page!

Aunt Life is the Best Life #StickerBook Layout

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here comes layout #4 with my American Crafts / Pink Paislee #StickerBook available at Hobby Lobby!
First I die cut my Leaf Background from Paper 02 and then used spray adhesive to attach it to a white textured cardstock background. I did a poll on instagram stories and white won by a landslide over cream!
 I layered a photo of me holding baby Daisy onto yellow patterned paper, matted it on vellum, and then adhered them to the right side. I tucked stickers in and around the photo, placed a bird wood veneer, and used mini alphabet stickers to make "AUNT" to cover up "mom" on the title sticker. Mom life is pretty great too though ;)
 For the finishing touch I scattered eye candy buttons all around and wrote journaling on white cardstock strips. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Have you checked out the #StickerBooks yet? If not, what are ya waitin' for?! :)
Supplies: Patterned paper, wood veneer: Turn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Buttons: Stampin' Up; Stickers: Paige Evans #StickerBook; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Leaf Background: Paige Evans for Silhouette

Leaves Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Missy Whidden literally dipped the Dipped Leaves cut file in gold! AHHH! LOVE!

Hey, friends! Missy here, and we are featuring leaves again this week on our projects. I knew right away I wanted to use Paige’s Dipped Leaves cut file available in the Silhouette Store. I also went for a softer color scheme for this so I chose three lighter patterned papers from the Turn the Page collection: Paper 01Paper 16, and Paper 23. I cut several leaves in each color and heat embossed the ends with gold powder. I wanted to create the idea of leaves falling all around the photo so I scattered them around the page. I used several floral stickers from Paige’s new 30 page #StickerBook to embellish.
I did some watercolor work on the white background using some pinks and corals and I used quite a bit of gold Color Shine. I used the packaging technique and created lots of splatters with my brush. I lightly glued down the leaves and machine stitched through some of them using gold thread. They turned out beautiful! All these pink floral stickers are from the new Paige Evans #StickerBook.

I used the scraps from the leaf cut files to add layers behind my photo. I distressed the edges and tucked in some light pink thread for added color and texture. I highly recommend heat embossing. It really makes these cute leaves sparkle!

I used more of the leaves to create a cluster on the left side of the page. I used a Turn the Page Chipboard Sticker here as well as more florals from the #StickerBook. I also hand cut some leaves from some of the Turn the Page Ribbon and machine stitched through them. The gold looks so pretty against the cream crochet leaves. I tucked my title in here, which is a combination of Turn the Page Thickers#StickerBook alpha stickers, and a fussy cut “hooray” from an Oh My Heart 6x6 Paper Pad paper. I finished the page off with using a gold pen to write my journaling.

I hope you’re inspired by this page! This is the perfect season to use leaves on a project and there are so many possibilities. Be sure to check out Paige’s cut files in the Silhouette Store for even more inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll check out my process video:

Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden
I seriously have no words to describe just how much I love this layout! From the crocheted ribbon leaves to the leaves dipped in gold embossing power, from the the beautiful mixed media background and everything between... Missy Whidden is a rockstar!

Do More of What Makes You Happy #StickerBook Layout

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hi friends! Here is the 5th of 5 layouts featuring my #StickerBook! I've had a blast playing with 30 pages of stickers and still have plenty leftover!
I started by turning alllllll of the heart stickers into die cuts so I could move them around - to do this I backed them with vellum and fussy cut them out. I had a leftover heart template from teaching and traced it onto cream cardstock then filled in the big heart with all the stickers. I used dimensional adhesive to attach each and every heart in place.
Then I did something I've never done exactly before - I did a chain stitch around the heart! Usually I just make a simple backstitch but this time I did a chain stitch and I looooooove how thick it is! It really makes the colors POP. I will definitely be doing more chain stitching in the future, that's for sure!
Then I cut the entire heart out around the stitching - I wanted to do some mixed media behind the heart. I make it a goal to try and never use the same patterned paper from my current collection for a background - afterall, there are 48 options!! So I chose Paper 14 since I hadn't used it yet and it looked nice with the colorful heart, then I smudged white acrylic paint around the middle. I used the packaging technique to apply watercolors on top. Once it dried (with the help of a hairdryer!) I adhered the heart back on top then placed my photo, word and phrase stickers, journaling spot sticker (with journaling written on it), scalloped border sticker tucked under the side, and I fussy cut the title from another piece of Paper 14.
Repetition is one of my favorite scrappy techniques so it was all about the hearts on this page! And there are plenty of them in my #StickerBook as you can see! :)
Supplies: Patterned paper: Turn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Stickers: Paige Evans #StickerBook; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Paint: FolkArt; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Embroidery floss: DMC

Silhouette Design Team Projects #5

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Here is the next group of fabulous Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team layouts from my designer gals!

First up is this stunning/gorgeous/beautiful layout by Bea Valint! She says, "Paige’s new Doily cut file was LOVE at first sight! It’s so easy to create with this cut file, the beautiful design does all the work for me! While my Silhouette was working with the cut file, I created a colorful background using watercolors. When the paper dried I adhered the doily die cut to the paper and fussy cut around it. I used Turn the Page Stickers and Ribbon for embellishing my page. I really LOVE how this layout turned out!"

Next up, Lorilei Murphy made this pretty page! She says, "I cut the gorgeous 12 Petal Flower cut file from Paper 02 from Turn the Page. I backed every other petal with Paper 18 and Paper 01. I added some paints to Paper 07 and used it as a background. All the embellishments are from Turn the Page except for the “25” numbers which are from the Fancy Free Thickers! After I adhered the flower I cut a portion off to be flush with the background page - my daughter had the bright idea to add it to the opposite side of the page, which I love!!"
Another awesome layout by Lorilei: "There is a new alpha in town called Back this Font! I LOVE this font! It has the perfect size outline and the style is awesome! I went with a big bold title to make it the main design feature of my layout. I backed the cut letters with papers from Fancy Free then added chipboard, wood veneer, and die cuts from Take Me Away and Turn the Page. A few black splatters finished off the layout with one of my all time favorite photos! So fun to tuck in bits and pieces into the title!"

Audrey Yeager says of her beautiFALL layout, "When using the Polaroid Frame Border in Silhouette Design studio, use the line drawing tool to measure the size of the inside of the frames so you can print your photos to size! Also, I stamped some leaves with coordinating inks to tie in with the die cut Dipped Leaves on the background."

Check out all these cut files and more at Silhouette! I bet they'll be having a ginormous sale soon :)

Start Here #StickerBook Layout

Saturday, November 11, 2017

I'm having so much fun playing with my #StickerBook! Three layouts later and I still have loads of stickers left! 30 pages of stickers is the bee's knees :)
For this layout I peeled off all the phrase bubbles and adhered them onto vellum or white cardstock and fussy cut them out to make them die cuts. On a Turn the Page pink paper background I splattered white acrylic paint and drops of Heidi Swapp Gold color shine. I placed the photo of Jane on her first day of Kindergarten at the bottom right and added all the phrases around.
I created the title on the right side with a "Start Here" phrase that I trimmed from one of the barcode strips and added "kindergarten" letters from the #StickerBook. I also added some heart stickers, more tiny phrase/sentiments, and scalloped border sticker bits around the layout and in the little spaces between phrases.
I used my sewing machine to stitch across the tops of the four scalloped border stickers and then journaled underneath the title. I used foam adhesive to attach almost everything to create dimension. I hope you're inspired to pick up the #StickerBooks and make a whole lotta layouts!
Supplies: Stickers: #StickerBooks; Patterned paper: Turn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paint: FolkArt; Gold spray mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine; Cardstock, vellum, pen, adhesive: American Crafts
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