Scrapping Together Layout

Monday, March 19, 2018

I have a new layout for Confetti Wishes week on the Pink Paislee blog!

As soon as I saw Paper 07 with all the colors I knew I had to use it on a layout. I mean, ALL THE COLORS! Makes my heart so happy. First I used my Scalloped Border Background and cut one border from each colored stripe. Then I went through my sewing notions and found threads to machine stitch through all of the borders. This took a bit longer than I anticipated and it's sooooo not perfect, but I love the overall look and texture it adds.

Next I went through all of the Confetti Wishes 12x12 papers (Paper 01Paper 02Paper 03Paper 04Paper 05Paper 06Paper 07Paper 08Paper 09Paper 10Paper 11Paper 12) and the 6x6 Paper Pad and punched half circles from every design and color and adhered them to their coordinating color of scalloped border. I fiddled around trying to pick a patterned paper background, but ultimately decided on a light kraft cardstock. I love how the colors pop against this neutral shade.

Then I played with the placement of the scalloped borders - do I make them straight? Or skiwampus? Trim them to all different widths? I decided to make them a little bit crooked and trimmed off one scallop from a few of the borders. I kept them in the same color arrangement as the original patterned paper they came from - why change a good thing?! :)

Confetti Wishes is a birthday-themed line, but the photos I chose were simply of my daughter scrapping with me. So I picked and pulled pieces from the collection that aren't necessarily birthday-themed, but still convey my feelings about this moment. My daughter LOVES birds SO MUCH so I added a few of them here and there. She's five years old so I added a "5" Puffy Sticker. There are a lot of sentiment Stickers that I placed color-on-color that fit the theme. So I went with the color-on-color technique to add pops of texture and fun around the page.

To finish I placed a "together" Phrase Thickers title under the photos and typed "scrapping" to fit above. I journaled along one of the borders with a pencil and that finished up the layout! I hope you can see how Confetti Wishes can be used for pages that aren't birthday-themed! The colors are so bright and happy and can be used with a plethora of topics, even scrapping with your bestie :)

SUPPLIES: CONFETTI WISHES: Paper 01Paper 02Paper 03Paper 04, Paper 05Paper 06Paper 07, Paper 08Paper 09Paper 10Paper 11, Paper 126x6 Paper PadPhrase Thickers, Puffy Stickers, Ephemera Die Cuts, Stickers, Chipboard Stickers; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Scalloped Border Background by Paige Evans; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Gal Pal Layout with Vicki Boutin Mixed Media

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Vicki Boutin and I are doing a fun collaboration! She was sent Pick-Me-Up and I was sent some of her mixed media awesomeness and we went to town!
Here is the start-to-finish process video so you can see how not scary mixed media is :)
I was going to use these butterflies in the mini album that I made (blog post process video coming soon!) but then when I was taking a picture of the butterflies to share on instagram, I put them on a smooth white cardstock background and loooooved how they looked, so I decided to turn it into a layout and ended up making more butterflies for the mini album, lol.
I used Vicki's art crayons to create a colorful background on smooth white cardstock - draw stripes of color on an acrylic stamping block, spritz it with water, and then "kiss" it onto the cardstock. Let the colors run and blend together. Every time you do this technique you will get unique and beautiful results, I love it. Once it dried I actually ran it through my Minc to flatten it out. Then I die cut butterflies from the entire paper - I used my Butterflies Background cut file and copied/pasted a few more to fill up the entire space. I peeled the butterflies off the mat and layered them together. To make sure the butterflies stayed together I ran them through my sewing machine, left the thread ends long for texture and whimsy, and then bent up the wings for tons of dimension. Swoon!
Next, I used black acrylic paint to make stripes across a smooth white cardstock background. I mixed Vicki's Daiquiri Ice acrylic paint into modeling paste to create a colored paste and then used my Wonky Hearts Background cut file as a stencil to apply mint hearts across the background.
I used Vicki's Watercolor Set to splash and paint pink and yellow over the background. Next I mixed Vicki's Matte Acrylic Gel with her Silver Mixology Glitter to create a paste and then brushed it over the background for shimmer and shine.
I put the butterflies back in place along with a photo of sweet Jane and used the All the Good Things Thickers to make my title: GAL PAL. I stitched them in place to keep them there for good. I came in with Vicki's Roller Stamp and black StazOn ink to add a few images and words into gaps of the background for more little details.
I wrote my journaling with a white Sharpie paint pen on the bottom three black stripes. I love the contrast and how it's incorporated into the overall design aesthetic of the layout.
The last step was to create more texture with scalloped border punches sewn between the black stripes. I bent up the scallops for texture, dimension, interest - all those good things :) I hope you are inspired to give mixed media a go! It's so much fun and easier than I thought it would be, in fact, I'd say I'm hooked!
SUPPLIES: Vicki Boutin: Art Crayons in Warm, Cool, and Neutral, acrylic paints, matte acrylic gel, Mixology silver glitter, watercolor set, Thickers, roller stampmodeling pasteMinc machine; Fiskars scalloped border punch; Brother sewing machine; Coats & Clark thread; Sharpie white paint pen; StazOn ink; Silhouette Cameo 3 die cut machine; Cut files: Butterflies Background and Wonky Hearts Background by Paige Evans

Floral Frame Layout by Bea Valint

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I love the pops of color on this pretty layout by Bea Valint created by backing my Flower Grouping cut file!
Backing cut files is my favorite scrapbooking technique since the day I bought my first Silhouette Cameo. I couldn’t resist using the gorgeous new Flower Grouping cut file on my new layout.
I cut out the flowers from white cardstock and backed the flowers and leaves with patterned papers from Pick-Me-Up. I used only two papers (Paper 10 and Paper 21) for adding various colors to my project.

When finished, I chose the beautiful Paper 06 as my background and placed the flower bouquet on the center. I adhered the photo at the top of the flowers using foam adhesive. To highlight the photo I cut out Paige’s lovely Frame cut file from white cardstock and added it to my page. I think this hand drawing design adds a special and unique look!

I felt I needed a little more movement on my layout so I arranged Stickers and Ephemera Die Cuts around the bouquet. To finish I added my journaling to the left side of the frame, vertically.

I hope you are inspired by this layout and I will be back soon, thank you!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 02Paper 06Paper 10Paper 21Ephemera Die CutsChipboard ThickersChipboard Stickers; Cut files: Frame and Flower Grouping by Paige Evans; Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock

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Facebook: myshinystudio / YouTube: Bea Valint

Can't go wrong with backing cut files! The results are always stunning!

Garden Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Queen of Mini Albums, Stefanie Ried, is back with another gorgeous cute book to share with you today!
One of my favorite parts from the Pick-Me-Up collection is the Floral Transparency Paper.

I love transparent elements in mini books. I've already made a mini album from the transparency paper in Take Me Away. This time, I created the whole mini out of just one acetate paper as an accordion album and it worked great. I even have some left over.
The album is 3x4". Through the pockets I have 12 photos built into the album.

Matching the flowers, I filled the mini with photos from my mom's garden. She loves her flowers and spends a lot of time with my daughter there. I created this album as a birthday present for her.

The mini also has several pockets and two shaker bags filled with sequins. I decorated the album with stickers, buttons, tags, etc. from the Pick-Me-Up collection.

I embroidered the bags with needle and yarn so that you can see them better. I stitched the pages with the sequins closed with a sewing machine.

You can see how to make this mini album in a process video:

And here are some more photos of the mini album for you!
I hope you enjoyed it and also wanted to include the Floral Transparency Paper in your next project!

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I've started a mini album using the Floral Transparency Paper, now I just need to pick the photos! I'll share once I'm finished!

I Love My Family Everyday Layout

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sharing my third of four layouts from Paige's Pages 15 class at Big Picture Classes! You know how much I love stitching so I mixed both machine and hand stitching on this page to create faux butterfly trails.
I began by fussy cutting the butterflies from Turn the Page Paper 04. I fussy cut them allllll and have been using them on projects ever since because I only ended up using a few dozen here.
Once I had all the butterflies cut, I hand drew loops for trails over and around the page and machine stitched over them with white thread. Then to help the trails stand out even more I backstitched through with gray thread. From machine stitching to hand stitching and adding paint splatters and sequins, I love all of the texture and attention created by the trails. 
This design can also be used for other things that fly… airplanes and paper airplanes, birds, other bugs… it’d be fun to try with any number of icons. The start-to-finish process video can be found over in the class if you're interested to see exactly how this layout came together!
SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGEPaper 04Ephemera Die CutsChipboard StickersPuffy StickersSticker Book; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Embroidery floss: DMC; Other: Sequins; Font: Remington Noiseless; American Crafts: white cardstockprecision pen

Time for Fun Floral Layout for

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

I created a layout for's YouTube channel! This layout features lots of my favorite things: flowers, bright colors, and texture.
Here is the start-to-finish process video:

I started with a few Altenew metal dies: Spring Shower Cover DieFantasy Floral DieRose Flurries 3D, and Peony Dream 3D. They are Beautiful with a capital "B"! (I know some of these are out of stock but they will be back in a few days - click "notify me" to receive an email from as soon as they've arrived!) Once I made one flower, I had to make many more. That's just what I do :) But first I needed patterned papers. I sorted through all 108 of my double-sided patterned papers (24 in PICK-ME-UP, 24 in TURN THE PAGE, 24 in OH MY HEART, 24 in TAKE ME AWAY, and 12 in FANCY FREE) and picked out alllll of the solid colors. I'm going to keep these in a separate pile and use them often whenever I need a rainbow of colors!
 Each metal die flower uses 3-6 patterned papers, 1 for each layer. I used a Cricut Cuttlebug (alternatively, check out the WeRMemory Keepers Evolution or Sizzix Big Shot) to manually cut out each layer of each flower. I couldn't stop! But eventually I made about 12 layered flowers and a handful of single ones, along with leaves. For each flower I used monochromatic papers for a more realistic look.
 Time to work on the background! I grabbed a piece of 12x12 smooth white cardstock and used the Floral Drape Stencil to scrape modeling paste over it on the top left corner. Then I came in with the 6x6 Bloom Stencil to add smaller flowers going from the bottom left to the top right corner. Later I added just a few more flowers in the gaps with the Mini Bloom Stencil. I LOVE the white-on-white textured look modeling paste with stencils adds!
 Once the modeling paste dried I placed all of the patterned paper flowers and leaves on top and took a picture with my phone if I needed to refer back to it. I chose a photo of myself at the Keukenhof Tulip Festival in Holland and tucked it under the flowers. I added half of a floral Journaling Spot under the right edge of the photo and placed a "time for fun" Chipboard Sticker on top for the title. I added a purple frame sentiment from the Ephemera Die Cuts for a final layer. Underneath the photo I wrote journaling on another Journaling Spot with a .03 black precision pen and tore off the bottom edge.
 At this point I felt like the layout was missing a little somethin' somethin'. I auditioned Pick-Me-Up patterned paper strips along the bottom edge, but none of them were looking quite right. Then I noticed the bright rainbow striped paper that comes inside the Mini Thickers packaging - it was perfect! I trimmed two thin strips, added them to the left and top edges, then stitched them in place with my sewing machine and white thread. All done! 
I hope you are inspired to play with solid colored patterned papers and the beautiful Altenew metal dies to create gorgeous flowers!

Easter Layout by Audrey Yeager

How "eggs"traordinary is this new Easter layout by design team layout by Audrey Yeager?!
Hey everyone! Audrey here with a new page. I began by cutting Eggs from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo and using the negative as a stencil to blend Distress Oxide Inks.

I then placed each cut egg over the colored inked egg. I added some mixed media to my Oh My Heart Paper 21 background and added the eggs on top.

I also cut a cute bunny from the Baby Animals cut file from Oh My Heart Paper 19 and layered that near my photo.

To finish, I added a few flowers here and there (Chipboard StickersEphemera Die Cuts) along with a sprinkling of Turn the Page Sequins.

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPMini ThickersTURN THE PAGEPaper 04Ephemera Die CutsChipboard StickersSequinsOH MY HEARTPaper 21Ephemera Die CutsChipboard Stickers; Cut files: Egg and Baby Animals by Paige Evans; white cardstockSilhouette CameoDistress Oxide Inks
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Facebook: Audrey L. Yeager  / YouTube: Audrey Yeager
Everywhere you look on this page you find more details - from the sequins and mixed media background to the beautiful custom patterns Audrey created with Distress Oxide Inks - it's a true work of art!

Love Layout by Flóra Farkas

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

I love this beautiful half and half design by design team member Flóra Farkas - oh so gorgeous!
Hi girls! It’s Flóra back with a dichromatic scrapbook layout created with the pretty Pick-Me-Up collection. The layout is based on opposites: pink & blue and man & woman.
First, I grabbed Paper 15 and Paper 16 and cut out Paige's Flower Grouping cut file, a half from both, and placed them on a smooth white cardstock background. I trimmed 1 cm from every side and placed it on Paper 21 to add a tiny colorful frame.

I embellished the pink and blue side with the tone-on-tone technique. I used many moths from Paper 14Chipboard StickersWashi Tape BookEphemera Die Cuts, sequins from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack, and Stickers to embellish. I highlighted them with foam tape to add dimension.

In the middle I placed my photo. Underneath I layered a die cut frame. For the title I used Chipboard Thickers in blue and pinkish colors. I completed the title with Rub-Ons.

I love this wonderful cut file and the pretty Pick-Me-Up embellishments I used to decorate it. I love to make monochromatic layouts, but using only two colors is so much fun. Give it a go and try it out! Thanks for stopping by here today!
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I am loving seeing all of these sweet couple photos scrapbooked, to be forever remembered by Flóra and her family!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN