Halloween Mini Album by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, October 21, 2017

I love Halloween. So so so so much! When I first laid eyes on this project by Paige Evans +  Silhouette Design Team Member Zsoka Marko, I'm pretty sure I squealed out loud with delight. It's SO.STINKIN.CUTE!!!! Is it Halloween yet?!
Hey there scrappy friends! I'm back today with a Halloween themed mini album! Since we don't do Halloween, but we do buy pumpkins to carve, I thought I could document our first pumpkin patch experience in this mini! I didn't even know there were pumpkin patches here in Germany! We just happened upon one on Facebook no less, so we thought we'd check it out. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday!
 I wanted to create a pumpkin shaped mini using pumpkins in all shapes and kinds. Paige has quite a few cut files to choose from - I've picked Pumpkin, Cat O Lantern, and Pumpkin Trio for my pages.
I used the awesome new Spellbound collection from Fancy Pants Designs for the whole album. I planned out the pages in the Silhouette Studio program more or less, then cut them from various patterned papers. For my cover I used the above mentioned Pumpkin cut file and for the title I cropped the Hocus Pocus cut file. I wanted to hang that funny little corpse on the front too - this is the Skeleton cut file.
I created a pocket on the first page where I hid the journaling and a couple of tags. For the next page I used one of the pumpkins in the Pumpkin Trio cut file for the base. I added a photo and a couple of ephemera pieces.
Here I combined the pumpkin with another cut file: the Bat Background and backed it with different patterned papers. I glued together two of the Halloween banner pieces from the Spellbound collection so I have an image on both sides, then punched a hole in it and added it as a decorative element to my mini.
The next page is using the Cat O Lantern cut file, I just used the outline of it, without the cat.
On the back however, I left the cat in there and didn't add a photo so one can see the design. I added some hand stitching to define the cat better. There is an acetate sheet with a cobweb design in the Spellbound collection - I created a shaker element from this. I filled it with a mix of sequins and patterned paper confetti.
The next one is again just a filler page without photo. I adhered the Spider Web cut file to this page plus a couple of pieces from the ephemera pack.
On the back side I added a photo and a couple of tags, labels, and die cuts. For the next page I used another pumpkin from the Pumpkin Trio cut file and I combined this with the Candy Corn Background cut file. If you don't know how to do this, I have a video on my YouTube channel (called Floral Heart) where I do the exact same technique. I backed the candy corns with different patterned papers - I did not want to add yellow to this album, so these are non traditional candy corns now hehe! The owl is from the ephemera pack.
On the back side there's another photo and all three pumpkins from the Pumpkin Trio cut file. Next up another filler page, here I cut the Trick or Treat Yoself cut file from black cardstock and backed it with patterned papers. You can't really tell in the picture but it's teeny tiny and so cute, it fits in my hand! I'm so glad my Cameo could cut it this nice even in such a small size.
There's a picture on the back together with some tags, labels, and die cuts. On my last page I used the negative pieces I had leftover from the Bat Background cut file I used on a previous page, plus a couple of die cut bats and stars from the ephemera pack.
I took apart the mini to show you all the pages so the details are easier to see:
That's it! I hope I could inspire you to create a simple mini album like this! 
Love this mini album soooooo much I can't even describe! Thank you Zsoka

Fall-Themed Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stefanie Ried blows me away with her talent every.single.time!! How does she do it?! I kind of just want to crawl inside her brain and live there for a few days, in a non-creepy, non-invasive way of course! But seriously, check out this fall-themed mini album she created for her blog post this week and you'll see what I mean!
Hello and welcome to a new mini book! Seasons are a nice theme for a mini and Paige's collections fit perfectly for that. My daughter loves autumn! Finally it's the time of year to pick pumpkins and paint them, celebrate Halloween, and collect colorful leaves. She is very happy and is totally excited every day which is nice to see. I chose the most beautiful photos from the last few weeks to create a mini.
The colors from the collection Turn the Page I find very suitable for autumn, so it is easy to put together a nice color combination.

After selecting the papers, I looked at Paige's cut files in the Silhouette Store. There is a large selection of beautiful cut files with a fall theme!

I cut the Leaves Background for the cover from Paper 23. Then I die cut the same Leaves Background as well as Feathers, Pumpkin Trio, Pumpkin, and Haunted Houses from white cardstock. Then I cut a page of the Bat Background from an older Fancy Free paper.

I cut the papers for the pages to 7x7", folded them in half, then sewed down the middle. I quickly got a mini album base! I like it when the bindings are simple. I prefer to focus on the individual pages.

You saw the cover consists of the cut out with leaves. Behind it is a beautiful background in the colors red, gold, and peach shimmer. I used watercolors for this. The title is made with Turn the Page Thickers.

I hope you liked my mini. Let's see if there is also an upcoming mini about winter ;) Here is a process video for my mini:

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Jaw dropping! Stunning! Magnificent! There aren't enough superlatives in the English dictionary to adequately describe how much I love this!

Silhouette Design Team Layouts #3

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Silhouette design team gals have been hard at work creating stunning creation after stunning creation and today I am sharing some fall and Halloween themed pages they've recently made!
This week I (Lorilei Murphy) worked with the Feathers or Leaves cut file! I cut a whole sheet of feathers after sizing them down to about 3.5 inches high. I backed each of the feathers with a paper from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad. I then added corners to a piece of white cardstock and stitched lace Ribbon from Turn the Page along the edges. Then I fussy cut flowers from the floral paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad and scattered them along the top of the feathers.
Audrey Yeager here! I have two layouts to share with a fall theme. First, I pulled out some fall colored Paige Evans / Pink Paislee papers and used the Feathers or Leaves cut file to make four big leaves. I wanted to add a little bit more brown, so I brought in some kraft paper and colored it with matching inks. Some of the wood veneer from the Turn the Page collection added to the natural feel, too.
Here I used the Leaves Background cut file and the inside leaf shapes from the Folk Art Christmas trees cut file for my green branches on the page. I mixed just about all of Paige's collections on this page and was able to pull out the perfect fall palette of colors! Because my photo was busy and the cut files were so detailed, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
Next is me, Zsoka Marko! I chose the Flower 12 Petals cut file and the Turn the Page collection for this one. I went with a very simple design and enlarged my cut file, something I do very often. Then I cut the flower from white textured cardstock. I was a little bit stuck at this point because I had no idea how to back this file! I didn't know if I should back every single little piece with different patterned papers or do something else. In the end I decided to use only 3 papers and back the biggest petals. Now this was a bit tricky because after a while the petals should be tucked under the previously attached ones. Not sure if there's an easier way, but probably ha! I generally over complicate things! Once done, I adhered the cut file to the background paper with the help of foam adhesive. I like dimension on my layouts! I glued down my photo and added some embellishments around it: fussy cut and wood veneer flowers and some pieces from the ephemera pack. I created my title using a die cut and a sticker from the sticker sheet. I wrote my journaling on one of the journaling spots and attached it to the left bottom side of my page. As a final step I added some blue ink spatters.
Hi everybody! It's Bea Valint here sharing a fun double page layout using Paige Evans cut files and collections!
 It's almost the end of October and my little girl changes her outfit everyday from angel style to a cute witch costume, so she goes from beautiful to BOOtiful! :)
 The process is pretty easy and the same for both pages. I started by cutting the cut files from colored cardstock. On the grey layout I used the Bats Background and the pink layout has the Butterflies Background. I cut out the bats and butterflies from patterned paper too and layered them on the cardstock die cut with machine stitching. For the butterflies, I added an extra layer using vellum. I adhered the die cuts to the background and arranged my photo in the middle of my page. Then I embellished the pages with puffy and cardstock stickers, washi tape, fussy cut stars, and butterflies.
I hope you are inspired by all four of these awesomely talented ladies and the way they creatively use cut files!

Silhouette Cut File Layouts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Today I want to share a few of the pages I've made in the past using my Silhouette Design Store cut files!

SWING AWAY by Paige Evans
This layout uses the Chevron Background and then each section was backed with patterned paper for a colorful design!

WONDER BOY by Paige Evans
Here I've used the Diamonds Background and backed each diamond with a different patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques!

On this page I've used the Hearts in Heart cut file as the main focal element and backed each heart with patterned paper. A trio of three photos surrounds the heart - like the title says, they're snapshots from our day!

The Hexagons Background is a great way to get a lot of color on a page as well as frame photos in a unique shape!

A LOVELY DAY by Paige Evans
Same cut file (Hexagons Background), different supplies. This is an older Basic Grey collection. I love doing the color-on-color technique to create fun textures!

HELLO VIOLETA by Paige Evans
Here I have used the Quilt Triangles cut file and backed each piece with a paper from a past Studio Calico kit. Not every triangle was backed to give the page some room to "breathe"!

TODAY IS THE DAY by Paige Evans
This layout features the Split Circles cut file which is perfect for featuring a central photo (or two!) - the design draws your eye right into the middle target.

SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
On this last layout I used the Super Star cut file to make a roughly monochromatic layout of my superstar son :)
As you can see, I LOVE backing cut files with patterned paper! It's such a fun and therapeutic technique and great for using up patterned paper scraps! Check my cut files in Silhouette today and see what fantastic page designs you can come up with!

Fall Layout by Flóra Farkas

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Maybe I'm a bit biased, but I think Turn the Page is perfect for fall-themed layouts and projects :) The color palette was specifically chosen with autumn in mind! Design team member Flóra Farkas created a beautiful layout that you can easily scraplift with a fall theme!
Hi friends! Here is my latest layout created with the Turn the Page collection. I used a fall photo of our sweet dog, Füli. She likes to jump in the middle of a fallen leaves heap.
I grabbed the ombre Paper 18 and used it as my background. I know pink is not a traditional fall color but I believe everything is about embellishing and you can still do the magic with non fall colors. I gathered all the floral die cuts from the Ephemera Die Cuts, but I only used the one which matched the pattern of Paper 02. The reason is, I also fussy cut few flowers from that paper to create a busy floral heap.

After I arranged the flowers and adhered some of them with foam tape I added even more embellishments like Chipboard StickersPuffy Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts. I fussy cut many leaves from Paper 15 and added them around the cluster to mimic fallen leaves.

In the end, I cut out gold foiled sentiment bubbles from the 6x6 Paper Pad and scattered them around the page. I adhered a Journaling Spot and stamped on the date.

I hope you like my simple but lovely page! Thanks for stopping by today!
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Facebook: pinkandpapergift YouTube: Flora Monika Farkas
I love the layered look of this page! It's amazing what a little bit of dimensional adhesive can do for a layout!
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