Hello Good Life Layout by Heather Shank

Monday, April 23, 2018

Heather Shank has a new GORGEOUS layout to share today using one of my favorite techniques!

Hi ladies! Do you love to back cut files? Backing cut files is one of my favorite things to do on my layouts and this Flower Frame cut file from Paige is just perfection!
I started by cutting the cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and backed the flowers and leaves with patterned papers from Pick-Me-Up. I used only two papers to back the design - Paper 04 and Paper 22. I chose the beautiful Paper 16 as my background, placed the Flower Frame in the center, and adhered the cut file and my picture down using foam adhesive.
To highlight my photo I used some Ephemera Die CutsStickers, and Chipboard Stickers to frame my picture. To finish off my layout I added a title to the top left of the frame using the cute camera in the Ephemera Die Cuts and the title "hello good life" from the Puffy Stickers and Chipboard Stickers.
I hope you are inspired to back a cut file, especially this pretty Flower Frame!
SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 04Paper 16Paper 22Ephemera Die CutsStickersChipboard Stickers,Puffy Stickers; Cut file: Flower Frame by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
Instagram: @crafts_by_heathers | Facebook: Heather Wilson Shank

Friendship Layout by Bea Valint

Saturday, April 21, 2018

There is no such thing as "too colorful" as is clear from this new layout by Bea Valint!
Hello ladies! I’m so excited to be back with a new layout using the awesome Pick-Me-Up collection! It is springtime here and what could be better than to feature all the lovely colors of the season with a big flower with colorful petals?!
I love Paige’s Large Flower cut file and wanted to add dimension to the beautiful petals. To do this I cut the flower 4 times from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3: first just the innermost petal-circle; the second time the second petal circle etc. I backed the petals with patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad, bent up the edges, and adhered the layers together.

I trimmed my photo into a circle and added the title under the photo using a Chipboard Sticker. I splashed watercolors across a yellow cardstock background.

I placed the flower almost at the center but a little bit left to bring more interest. On the right side I created a cluster using Chipboard StickersWashi TapeStickers, a fussy cut moth from Paper 14Mini Thickers, and a little snippet of Paige's Flower Frame cut file. I finished it off with some machine stitching.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you with this colorful layout!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP12x12 Paper PadEphemera Die CutsChipboard StickersMini ThickersPuffy Stickers; Cut files: Large Flower and Flower Frame  by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock

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My Faves Mini Album by Missy Whidden

Friday, April 20, 2018

Missy Whidden can do no wrong! From layouts and project to mini albums, she has a signature style all of her own!
Hey, friends! Missy here. I have been wanting to try something out of my comfort zone lately and mini albums fall into that category. I used Paige’s 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album cut file for my project today!

I cut the mini album base from a single piece of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and then added gesso and lots of ink sprays to each panel. I used several stencils and modeling paste on some of the panels to add some fun texture. I used a sunburst stencil on the cover along with some pink ink spray. I titled this “My Faves” to document several photos of me and my girls. I used a piece of foiled patterned paper from the Pick-Me-Up 6x6 Paper Pad to create a small spine for the album and I tucked in a bit of Pick-Me-Up Washi Tape before machine stitching it down. To close the album, I glued two buttons on top of a tiny piece of foam and wound some dark blue floss around them. I tied one of the Oh My Heart Heart Charms on the end for added cuteness.

Some of my stitching overlapped some of the Pick-Me-Up Rub-Ons here, but I don’t mind, I think it makes it look even more homemade. I also used some Pick-Me-Up Stickers here as well as the 2x2 Paper Pads and Ephemera Die Cuts. The way the cut file folds allows for several little pockets for tucking in tags, which I topped with some Turn the Page Ribbon.

Here I wrote a bit of journaling and added some fussy cut butterflies from the Pick-Me-Up Washi Tape as well as another Rub-On.

I also cut several of Paige’s cut files to add some of the pages. This one is the Heart Group cut file which I topped with more Pick-Me-Up Stickers.

This is the Circles Doily cut file and I added a cute pink bow from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts.

This is the Heart Word Happy cut file and I used some Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons here.

I tucked in a flower here from the Flower Cluster cut file. More Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons on the right side.

I did some fussy cutting here from the Pick-Me-Up 6x6 Paper Pad and added more Rub-OnsWashi TapeStickers, and a piece of an Ephemera Die Cut. I also used the “happy” positive piece from the Heart Word Happy cut file.

I love how this page turned out. I used a flower stencil to create some texture and then added the Heart Love cut file over it. I topped it with some tiny Pick-Me-Up Puffy Stickers.

This was an easy way to create a clasp to keep the album closed. I’m terrible at tying bows so all I have to do here is wind the floss around the button on the back.

Here you can see the spine and how it’s stitched onto the front and back. I love that pop of dark blue.

Even though I struggle with mini albums, this was a lot of fun to put together. It’s fun to change things up and try something different. And my favorite thing about this is that it’s made from only one sheet of paper!

I hope it inspires you to try it!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 156x6 Paper PadWashi Tape BookEphemera Die CutsStickersRub-OnsPuffy Stickers2x2 Paper PadsTURN THE PAGERibbonOH MY HEARTHeart Charms; Cut files: 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album, Flower Cluster, Circles Doily, Heart Love, Heart Word Happy, and Heart Group by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockmodeling pasteinksgesso
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Salzburg, Austria Mini Album

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Have you ever come across a layout or card or mini album that was simply SO lovely and SO amazing that you just HAD to make one too? That's exactly how I felt when I saw this altered book by Maggie Holmes. I caught a glimpse of it in person at Creativation this past January and then she filmed the process video for Scrapbook.com a couple months ago using her new Flourish collection with Crate Paper. I immediately set out to find a vintage book to alter because I absolutely without a shadow of a doubt had to make a book just like it!
I searched high and low across etsy for a book to alter but could only find books in sets (I only needed one) or were something crazy like $30 for a single book. I put my search on hold for awhile to complete assignments and other scrappy projects. Then the first weekend in April we went with my parents to their house in Wallace, Idaho and while we were eating lunch at the Red Light Garage I saw that they had a bookshelf filled with old books for sale and found this one for $3. Sold! Even the cover pattern reminds me of a Maggie Holmes paper! It was meant to be :) 
This past weekend I didn't have any assignments with pressing deadlines but I still had the urge to create so I got to work scraplifting Maggie's book as close to the same as possible - why change anything when I loved every single thing about hers? I did make a few pages of my own and not everything is placed exactly in the same place as Maggie's, but overall, it's identical; like taking an online class from her with a kit! Everything is from her Flourish collection with Crate Paper except a few things like vellum, the book paper (which just came from the pages I cut out) and all the ribbons.
On the cover I glued both kinds of Flourish Thickers to make the title then added a piece of crocheted ribbon and a chipboard heart sticker (peeled off the sticky back to make it thinner) below. To keep the book closed I used a Crop-A-Dile to make a hole through the front and back covers and then stitched two pieces of wide pink striped ribbon through that I tie into a bow.
Inside the front cover I added a flower die cut, glued a caption, and stamped the dates of our visit. All of the typed journaling throughout this book was made using the font Remington Noiseless which I printed onto smooth white cardstock and then trimmed into strips.
This page took a super long time because I had to trim and glue every single piece of journaling, but it was worth it! I love having information about our trip right in the front. I copied and pasted most of the text from our blog post recap and then printed it out as mentioned above. I added a flower to the corners first and then adhered the journaling around them.
On the next spread all I did was add three strips of washi tape, a branch sticker, and slid on a copper paper clip which I stapled in place to keep it from sliding off. I splashed gold mist over the pages for shimmer and shine.
Then we get to the pages! This one is a lift of Maggie's. I created all of the pages first, glued them into the book, and then figured out which photos to use.
I think the colors and patterns that we saw around Salzburg went with this collection perfectly. This spread and most of the following until the last few pages are straight from Maggie's beautiful book.
For an added detail on this page I slipped three tassels onto a paper clip and slid it over the edge - once again I stapled it in place so it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
This wood veneer frame page is one I went rogue on ;) I layered the frame over two pieces of a doily and clustered a flower die cut and puffy flower sticker over the bottom left side.
I really wanted to use the bird patch that comes in this collection so on this page I added a photo of Jane because she loves birdies.
I still had some room in my book for more pages so the rest of the spreads were designed by me but I attempted to make them in Maggie Holmes' beautiful eclectic style.
On the final pages that were left in the book I added a few embellishment clusters.
And on the last spread I layered stickers down the left edge and tried to leave some love around the "discarded" stamp.
That's a wrap! For Maggie's complete tutorial on how to make an altered book, visit the Scrapbook.com blog post and get ready to be inspired! I sure was!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, Thickers, chipboard stickers, paper stickers, puffy stickers, dimensional stickers, gold leaf trim, washi tape, wood veneer frame, tassels, toothpick pennant, gold leaves: Flourish by Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper; Doilies, ribbon: Craft supply; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Book: Vintage; Hole punch: Crop-A-Dile
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