Baby Mini Album by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Hi, friends! Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi here to show you my newest project with Paige's collections and cut files. This time I made a mini album to add to a super album. I know this could be weird, but let me explain.
I have discovered a new way for making albums. I always made albums starting on the binding and continuing to add the pages. But I discovered that I enjoy sooo much the process of making the pages and some details more. Then, when I have all these things on my desk, I see how to organize them and I start with the binding.

I'm showing you the mini album that I will put in an album bigger than this. I'm making it for a baby who will be born in August, so I have time to complete it with many pages like this.

I mixed papers from Truly Grateful and Bloom Street and I used Paige's Baby and Love Arrow cut files. I added some stickers and ephemera die cuts to decorate. You can see how simple this mini album is but you can put many photographs inside.

This is my project for you today! I hope you liked it! Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

 Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREET & TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Baby and Love Arrow by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
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Beautiful (Banners) Layout

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hey friends! I have a new layout to share with you today using Bloom Street!
Start with the yellow floral B-side Paper 14 as the background and adhere the patterned barcode strip from the seed-packets Paper 11 across the top. Using a ruler, measure 2 ½” and 7” down from the top on the left and right edges, mark with a pencil, and make thin slits with scissors. Trim two pieces of cream yarn and wrap the left ends of the yarn pieces into the left slits, leaving the right ends free on which to add all the embellishments.

Cut up Paper 01 and Paper 17 into all the sections. Pick and choose the pieces you want to use and notch the ends of most of them to turn them into pennants. Fussy cut around the floral ampersand. Punch a hole through the tops of all the paper pennants and string them onto the yarns as shown to create two banners. Affix the bottoms of the banners in place with foam squares for dimension.
Add 3x4” photos onto a couple of the sections then embellish with Puffy Word Stickers, floral sequins from the Mixed Embellishments, colored adhesive jewels also from the Mixed Embellishments, and Enamel Dots. Journal with a dark blue pen on one of the journaling spots to finish. I hope you're inspired to make a "bannerific" layout with Bloom Street!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, sequins, jewels, embellishments: BLOOM STREET

Sandcastle Layout

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Hey friends! I have a new layout to share today - my very first using my brand new Go the Scenic Route collection and the Sandcastle cut file from my 20 Days of Summer Cut Files!
 I received some samples of Go the Scenic Route in the mail last week, although no 12x12 papers or a few of the embellishments, but I just couldn't wait to play even without the entire collection! I began by die cutting my Sandcastle cut file from white cardstock and then backed it with Go the Scenic Route papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and the cards since I don't have the 12x12 Papers yet :)
 On a piece of kraft cardstock I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and let it dry. I adhered the cut file on top using foam squares to create dimension and shadows. I tucked two 3x4" photos into the top of the sandcastle. I only took these photos at the beginning of July - I had this sandcastle cut file designed already and when the kids starting building a sandcastle I was like HOLD UP! PICTURE TIME! I HAVE TO SCRAP THIS lol.
To embellish I added three of the puffy word stickers color-on-color so the blue "HAPPY" in a blue space, the pink "PLAY" is in a pink section, and the yellow "FUN" is in the yellow "sand" at the bottom. I finished the title with chipboard stickers so all together it's "SUNSHINE, FUN, AND HAPPINESS".
I sprinkled a few colorful chipboard dots across the bottom, added a "happy" heart and red geotag chipboard sticker at the top, and wrote journaling on the right edge along with the date stamped below. I'm finally learning to stamp the dates as I create the layout to save myself so much time searching for the dates in a year or so when I finally put this layout in a scrapbook! To finish, I placed a strip of colorful washi tape across the top edge.
 I hope you are excited about my new Go the Scenic Route collection which starts shipping to stores in a few weeks and are inspired to purchase my 20 Days of Summer Cut Files to document your summer memories! Have a great rest of the week!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Cut file: Sandcastle by Paige Evans (from my 20 Days of Summer Cut Files); white cardstockwhite acrylic paint

Notepad Planner Dashboard by Mik Godinho

Hi friends! It’s Mik from Papermiks back here, sharing more planner inspiration! One of the perks planners give us is the ability to learn that the more organized we are, the more time we have. There are several ways to make lists and sometimes you just need a little piece of paper to make a quick list to go to the market. Today I’ll show you a notepad that is also a dashboard.
Paige’s Cactus cut file was my decoration of choice. While the Silhouette was cutting, I started to make my background. I cut a 7½ x 5” piece from Paper 10 and a 6½ x 4½" piece from white cardstock. I machine stitched around both papers. Once the cactus was cut, it was time to embellish my dashboard. I backed the Cactus with Paper 10 and I used vellum for the pot.

I then glued the notepad’s back onto the back of the dashboard, decorated using Washi Tape, some stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book, and the Notepad Planner Dashboard is ready! Important to say that I purposely left 1½" of the paper out of the planner so it’s easier to find it as quickly as if it were a bookmark.

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

 Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, sequins, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Cactus by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Silhouette Holiday Ornament Kit

Monday, July 13, 2020

How about a little bit of Christmas in July?! I think we could all use a boost of holiday cheer right about now! Silhouette sent me their Holiday Ornament Kit to play with and I loved crafting these baubles:
For $19.99 the Holiday Ornament Kit includes 6 clear plastic ornaments (100mm size), 6 sheets of different colors of cardstock (8.5x11"), 6 ornament hooks, and an exclusive download card redeemable on the Silhouette Design Store for these 10 layered ornament designs. 
For my ornaments I opted to use patterned papers from my Turn the Page collection (sold out now but you can find the digital collection HERE) and added machine stitching, hand stitching, and glitter glue details. I was assigned the Poinsettia Bauble which Silhouette has a complete step-by-step photo tutorial and process video for assembling HERE. But why only make one when the set comes with ten super cute designs?!
 "House Scene Bauble"
 "Ornaments Bauble"
 "Seasons Greetings Bauble"
"Reindeer Bauble"
 "Winter Bird Bauble"
 "Sleigh Scene Bauble"
 "Stockings Bauble"
 "Poinsettia Bauble"
 "Dove Bauble"
 "Merry Christmas Bauble"
 I plan to punch a tiny hole through the top of all of these and hang them on my pink Christmas tree this December. (Who am I kidding, the tree goes up a few weeks before Thanksgiving in November :) OOOOOOR, I could turn it into a mini album! I would cover the backs with solid paper and add photos and journaling there. Hmmm... decisions, decisions!
 Either way, whether I end up turning these into ornaments or a mini album, I had fun making them with the Holiday Ornament Kit! Happy holidays! :)

Stitched Floral Layout by Maija Männistö

Hi, Maija Männistö here to share a layout made with Bloom Street and Paige's Sketch & Stitch Branch cut file! The photos are from our family photoshoot last summer, my kids among the gorgeous lupine flowers. The lupine flowers were the inspiration for this layout and I’m so happy how perfectly the Sketch & Stitch Branch cut file matches the flowers!
 I used two tones of green thread for the leaves and two tones of purple in addition to light pink for the flowers, just like in the photo. For the most part I used a plain backstitch but for the flowers I wanted to add a little more texture so I used the chain stitch for the outer edges. It took me a good while to stitch the whole branch, but once finished there was no question if it was worth it or not!

I really wanted to keep most of the focus on the stitched pieces so I went light on the embellishing. I used blue and pink flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. The ‘love’ title is from the Cardstock Stickers, perfectly simple and gorgeous! Behind the title I used a pink and purple journaling piece from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I also cut a little pennant from the same patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad as I used to back the photo. For a final touch I added little word sticker from the 4-Page Sticker Book.
In the end I felt like the plain white cardstock background was lacking something so I cut two pieces off from the edges and backed that with the pretty heart paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I stressed and bent the edges a little bit for more finished look. This breaks up the white space perfectly and brings that ‘something extra’ into the layout. For one of the torn parts I added a pennant and a Floral Die Cut together with stickers from 4-Page Sticker Book.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a lovely and crafty day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Branch by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Die Cut & Painted Flowers Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hey there! I have a new layout today featuring my Designer Dies!
 Here is a process video so you can see exactly how to make these flowers and build the layout from start-to-finish:

I started by opening up my Designer Dies which has a geometric heart, two flowers, and a leaf:
I wanted to focus on the flowers and leaf for my layout so I die cut about 20 of each shape from smooth, thick Bazzill white cardstock. I grabbed my favorite Pastel Dreams watercolors and painted each flower and leaf in the pretty pastels then set them outside in the hot sun to dry quickly.
Once the flowers and leaves dried I splashed watered down white acrylic paint all across them and then splashed watered down Liquid Gold on top. The sparkle & shine and bits of round, dimensional dots the splashes add is so cool :)

With the flowers and leaves complete, it's time to build a layout! I die cut my Wildflowers cut file from my 20 Days of Summer Cut Files (which doesn't get emailed out until the 20th so you get a sneak peek of it here!) and added it with liquid glue to the bottom section of a light purple textured cardstock background.
I placed all of the flowers and leaves on top of the cut file, almost completely covering it, but you can still catch glimpses of it between. It creates a fun "mystery" layer of texture and interest. Once I liked the placement of the flowers and leaves I adhered them in place with liquid glue.
I tucked two photos into the top left side and embellished minimally with a "feeling good" sticker as my title which is from the exclusive Stickers as well as a few pastel butterfly stickers and a little yellow flower sticker between the photos. To finish I wrote journaling with a dark blue pen on the right edge.
I hope you are inspired to scraplift this layout with my Designer Dies20 Days of Summer Cut Files, and bits of Bloom Street!
SUPPLIES: Metal flower and leaf dies: Designer DiesBazzill white cardstockPastel Dreams watercolorswhite acrylic paintLiquid StickersBLOOM STREET

Summer Hobonichi Page by Paula Fiihr

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Hello friends! Paula Fiihr here today to tell you about this fun summery layout in my hobonichi using Paige's older Horizon collection which is pretty much sold out now but you can find the digital collection HERE.
Summer for my family is all about the beach so I wanted to incorporate a few memories from our last beach trip. I used Paige's Summer cut file cut from a paper in the Horizon 12x12 Paper Pad. The letters are all backed with scraps from this line as well. The tag and Floral Foam Thickers from Bloom Street finish off the title.

I layered a few flowers with foam dots to add a bit of dimension. Using one of Paige’s charms, I made a cute clip to complete the page.
On the other page, I made a 5x5" pocket with paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad then I scored three sides 1/4" with a bone folder and attached it to my page. This gives the pocket some room to add more things.

Inside, I painted a couple ‘polaroids’ of scenes from the beach. It’s easy to add magazine or postcard pics in this way too if you don’t have an actual Polaroid camera.

A journaling card from Paper 01 is also tucked in with a few highlights of our weekend getaway. On the outside of the pocket I added a heart strip from Paper 01. A crepe paper rosette made with fringe scissors looked perfect in the corner. It’s topped with layers of punched circles, stickers, and enamel dots.

All in all, it’s a bright & fun way to document a great getaway! Thank you for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charm, paperclip, enamel dots, embellishments: HORIZON (find the digital collection HERE); Thickers: BLOOM STREET; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Summer by Paige Evans
Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr
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