Unicorn & Christmas Tree Layouts by Lorilei Murphy

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hope you are having an awesome Saturday! Today I'm sharing not one, but TWO new layouts from Design Team Member Lorilei Murphy featuring my Silhouette cut files!
Hi friends! Lorilei here! I just had to die cut this Unicorn when I saw her! My cousin’s daughter adores unicorns and has them all over her room. I busted out my Pink Paislee Summer Lights 6x6 Paper Pad to back the unicorn with the gorgeous purples, pinks, and teals! I knew for sure I would need lots of glitter so I used gold glitter paper for the horn and punched out stars. The frame Ephemera Die Cut from Take Me Away coordinated perfectly so I cut out the centre and printed a quote to slide under the frame. I also added an Epoxy Heart Paper Clip from Take Me Away. When I was peeling the cut file from my Silhouette sheet I mistakenly threw away Miss Unicorn's eye so I also printed and fussy cut an eye to finish her off :)
What do you do when a cut file has so many adorable little bits left over? Paint them!! After I die cut the Half Christmas Tree cut file I ended up with all the adorable cut outs and I couldn’t bear to throw them away. I got out my watercolors and painted each little icon and after they were dry I added some details with a sharpie fine tip marker. I used the cut out tree as a mask shape and painted the paper with green watercolor paint and also added splatters over the rest of the page. I then glued the icons back into their spot, again using the cut out tree for placement. Turn the Page is SO perfect for Christmas pages so I added a Chipboard Sticker star and bird, Journaling Spot tag, and cut out the banner from the cut apart Paper 01. So fun and festive!!

Blog: roseyposeystudio.com / Instagram: @roseyposey_studio / Pinterest: @roseyposeygirl /
Rosey Posey Studio / YouTube: Lorilei Murphy

Thank you ever so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to take a gander at my Silhouette cut files and find something to elevate your next layout!

Christmas Canvas by Missy Whidden

Friday, December 15, 2017

I love when scrapbooking crosses over into DIY and you can make things to liven up your home - especially for the holidays! Design team member Missy Whidden did just that... scroll on!
Hey there, friends! Missy here, and I have a fun and colorful Christmas canvas to share today! I’ve been making so many layouts lately, so I decided to create something I could display during the holidays. I haven’t made a canvas in a long time, so I just jumped right into it. I began with Paige’s Christmas Tree Background cut file. I had an idea of a whole bunch of brightly colored trees, so I sorted through lots of papers and chose several from Turn the Page as well as the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad. I ungrouped the tree cut file and arranged small rectangles of each paper on my Cameo cutting mat. I cut enough to create three lines of trees. The fun part was getting messy for the background! I used lots of watercolors, Shimmerz, Color Shine, and white acrylic paint.
I applied some clear gesso first and then came in with the paints. I sprayed some water down first and then used a brush to apply the paint.  I let it bleed and blend to create a pretty rainbow effect. Then I came in with some spray inks and added Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint at the end to create the effect of snow. I very messily machine stitched through each tree with gold metallic thread and then added adhesive foam behind them. I think the dimension makes this project really stand out. I added some Turn the Page Thickers and a piece of washi tape from the Turn the Page Washi Tape Book. The colors matched beautifully. I also added some of the gold stars from the washi tape. I fussy cut the cute birds from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad.
I love how rich this blue looks! It’s so much fun using non-traditional colors for Christmas projects. For some added gold shine, I added in some tangles of gold thread in a few places. Look how pretty the gold and white splatters turned out!
This canvas is 12x12 and will be very easy to hang on the wall or prop up on the mantle. You could do this with so many different shapes or colors and create one for every season in your home!
I hope this inspires you in some way to create something festive for the holidays. And don’t be afraid to venture out away from just red and green - Christmas is colorful, so embrace it and use ALL the colors!
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden
I think this should be mass produced and sold in stores! I would be the first in line to buy it :)

Christmas Card Photos 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

To think we almost didn't even get family photos this year! I simply couldn't find a local photographer that was jiving with my design aesthetic so I was thinking we'd have to set up a tripod somewhere, someday, but like that would really ever happen... Then my gorgeous sister-in-law posted her family photos and I was like, THAT'S IT! That's the look I want! So I immediately booked Erica Jones Photography for a mini session. I received our beautiful photos this morning and I love love love them. I sent our Christmas card to the printer a couple hours ago, they should arrive by Tuesday, then I'll pop these babies in the mail so hopefully they'll be at their destinations by Christmas! Whew! Nothing like last minute :)
So grateful for this family of mine! They are my everything!

Merry Layout by Zsoka Marko

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Zsoka Marko is SO GOOD with cut files - altering them, adding multiples of them to a project, layering them... she really is the queen of cut files! I am so excited to share this festive page of hers with you today featuring some of my Silhouette cut files!
Hey there friends, I'm sharing a new layout today that I created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I used two cut files on this page: the Poinsettia Nordic Background and the Polaroid Frame Border.
I only cut the middle part of the cut file and backed it with different papers from My Mind's Eye Comfort&Joy and Crate Paper Falala. My background paper is from the MME Comfort & Joy collection. Then I designed the rest of my layout in the Studio program to make sure my idea didn't only work in my head! 
Now, I generally don't use more than 1-2 photos (and never bigger than 4x4) on my layouts because I love working on the background design as much as I love having my photos documented. I realized I have many photos from Christmas last year that I haven't scrapped yet and when I saw the Polaroid Frame Border cut file I thought it would be a great way to use several photos at once.
I wanted to create two banners to hold 8 pictures, I figured otherwise I'd never catch up on documenting everything, ha! However I wanted my photos to be a bit bigger than what the cut file provided, so I sized them in a way my photos fit (I'm not sure about the size now, it's what you get when you print 4 square photos with border on your Canon Selphy, maybe about 1.5x1.5 inch?) and then cropped them (I have 4 frames instead of the original 5 in the cut file).
  I backed the little clothespins with patterned paper then adhered my photos behind the frames. I put foam adhesive behind each frame to pop them off of the background. 
I added many little pieces of embellishments to the clothesline and the frames: chipboards from MME Comfort & Joy and Christmas on Market Street and wood veneers which I partly embossed with gold embossing powder. I also found this chipboard banner I've been hoarding, waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it - I guess this was it! To finish I wrote a couple of words on each frame instead of long journaling and added the date.
I hope I could show you a different way to incorporate many photos into a page design! Give it a try, it's fun! 
I am sooooo ready for Christmas after seeing Zsoka's uber festive layout!!

Christmas Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Design team member Stefanie Ried has such an eye for beautiful designs! Simple done right!! Check out her jaw dropping Christmas layout for today's post:
Finally, it's December again! I love Christmas time and all the lights, the baking, the decorating of the Christmas tree, and especially the Christmas markets. In Germany we have many of them. At home we decorate the house the week before December. For the first time in my scrap room, I decorated it for Christmas. My daughter helped me with that. Afterwards we took some photos for Christmas cards and I used one for this layout.
I chose Paige's background cut file called Spooky Stars along with the B-side of Turn the Page Paper 01 which fits so well with the delicate colors of the photo. I wanted to create a starry sky for the photo. I punched out more stars from cardboard with glitter and attached them with 3D adhesive.

 For decorating, I chose embellishments from Turn the Page and Oh My Heart as well as stickers from the great #StickerBook.

The title is a short "FALALA" made with Turn the Page Thickers.

Many thanks for stopping by! I wish you a nice December!

SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGEPaper 01ThickersChipboard StickersOH MY HEARTCharmsSilhouette Cameo 3; Stars cut file: Paige Evans; 30-page #StickerBook: Paige Evans
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried
Oh so pretty, oh so lovely, oh so Stefanie! She has a style of her own!

Prague Christmas Market Layout for Kerri Bradford

Monday, December 11, 2017

I've got a new layout to share today using a pretty wreath cut file from the Kerri Bradford Studio Christmas Calendar!
First I enlarged and die cut the wreath using my Silhouette Cameo 3 from the Christmas Calendar from plain 12x12 white cardstock as well as these patterned papers from Turn the PagePaper 11 B-side (a traditional Christmas green), Paper 17 B-side (a traditional Christmas red), Paper 15 B-side (it's a yellow which kind of acts as gold which is a pretty traditional Christmas color!), and Paper 16 B-side (a nice minty blue, not super traditional, but I love mixing in pinks and blues!).
Once I had all of the wreaths die cut I snipped them into pieces - I used the red paper for the berries, the green paper for the branches, the yellow paper for the smallest leaves, and the mint blue for the larger leaves. Before adhering them in place I used my sewing machine to stitch around the white cardstock wreath several times for added texture. Then I used liquid glue to add the paper pieces on top and let it dry.

For the background I used Paper 23 B-side which is an ombre yellow (or gold!) with a pretty flower design that reminds me of falling snowflakes. I adhered the wreath on the left side, trimmed off the excess, and tucked my photo into the left. Next I embellished with bits and pieces from Turn the Page that I thought could work with a Christmas-themed page - a red cardinal bird Ephemera Die CutChipboard Sticker flowers, acorns, and birds in the same color scheme, button Stickers, gold "splashes" from the Sticker Book all around the wreath for a fun accent, topped off with matching buttons.
I wrote my journaling on a gold Journaling Spot and tucked it into the wreath. For the title I used just the yellow letters from the Thickers to say "Prague" around the bottom of the wreath then typed, printed, and trimmed "christmas market" to finish the title. The page was feeling a little sparse so on the right side I trimmed a wedge of Paper 06 B-side and stitched it to the right edge. I made a scalloped border from white cardstock using a punch and tucked it under the paper wedge. Then I layered two groups of embellishments at the top and bottom.

That about finishes the layout! I hope you are inspired to try Kerri Bradford's festive Christmas Calendar cut files whether in a traditional sense or for a scrapbooking layout or card! And I hope you see how fun it is to use Turn the Page for even Christmas layouts! You just have to pull the right colors :)

Patterned paperChipboard StickersThickersJournaling SpotEphemera Die CutsStickersTurn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Wreath cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Buttons: Stampin' Up; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paint: FolkArt; Scalloped border punch: Fiskars; Typewriter: Typecast by WeR Memory Keepers

Signature Style Layout by Flóra Farkas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

I love the beautiful and simply sweet style of design team member Flóra Farkas and am head over heels for this new layout she created to share with you today!

Hi ladies! Today I am sharing a new layout with my signature style! I can’t describe my style precisely because every time I try to make something different, so I thought to use all of my favorites on this project! One of the cutest papers from Turn the Page is Paper 07 which actually inspired today’s layout.
I adore all the colorful cute tea and coffee cups, so I decided to fussy cut them. I left a thin margin around the cut outs to give them finished look. I used a cut file for my page, as this is something I do often. This time I chose Paige’s Overlapping Hearts Background and cut it out from Paper 10 using the soft salmon color side. I love this warm color so much! I placed the cut out on white cardstock and added a fussy cut cup in the middle of each heart.

I duplicated three of the cups by adding small ones from the Sticker Book. I wanted to symbolize with them mother and daughter. I highlighted these three hearts first with hand stitching and then adhering the cups with foam tape.

I glued my photos with foam tape as well. I embellished around with few wonderful Chipboard Sticker flowers and an Ephemera Die Cut bird. Here I also add tiny Puffy Sticker flower and cup. They are so adorable, I love to use them on every page I make with Turn the Page! In the end I scattered gold clear elements from the Sticker Book which gave the perfect finishing touch to my layout. Thanks for stopping by today!
Blog: pinkandpapergift.blogspot.com Instagram: @floramfarkas Pinterest: @floramfarkas
Facebook: pinkandpapergift YouTube: Flora Monika Farkas

See, what did I tell you?! Simply sweet style!

Christmas Day 2016 "'Tis the Season" Layout & Process Video

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The holiday season is in full swing and I am so happy to be back with another layout and process video, this time for the 'Tis the Season YouTube series hosted by Audrey Yeager!
Here is the process video if you want to check out how this layout came to be:

I started by die cutting my Christmas Tree Floral cut file from white textured cardstock then I spent awhile backing it with papers mostly from my Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad. As long as I used some traditional red and green, I felt I could add in some pinks, blues, and yellows too! It works! :)
While I was adding mixed media to a patterned paper background that I didn't end up using, my Cameo was die cutting my Flourish Christmas Tree cut file from white textured cardstock. I layered the paper backed tree on top and changed my mind about the background and used they pretty gray patterned B-side of Paper 12 instead. I dropped Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and white acrylic paint across the background to add some whimsy.
Once the trees were in place it was just a matter of adding the rest of the "stuff!" Photo, title, journaling, embellishments, oh my! All supplies are from Turn the Page - I found anything that remotely went with Christmas and tried to add it in... and I love it!
I used dimensional adhesive a bunch to really make this page pop. I hope you are inspired to try out these cut files and make a Christmas page with Turn the Page! It's a fun challenge! 

Supplies: Patterned paperEphemera Die CutsChipboard StickersSticker Book2x2 Paper PadThickersTurn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cut files: Flourish Christmas Tree and Christmas Tree Floral by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Stapler: Tiny Attacher by Tim Holtz; White pen: Sharpie; Roller date stamp: Project Life; Ink: StazOn; Gold spray mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine; White acrylic paint: FolkArt

Here is the layout that Audrey made for her design team post today and coordinating YouTube video for her series! She says, "I LOVE LOVE this Christmas Village cut file so much! Perfect match for my photos! I backed the houses with kraft cardstock to look like gingerbread and added some Nuvo drops to make the white snow and embellish the houses a bit. I picked papers with shades of green from Paige's collections to back the Christmas trees."

Blog: audreysreflection.blogspot.com / Instagram: @audreykit1 / YouTube: Audrey Yeager
Pinterest: @audreykit / Facebook: Audrey L. Yeager

I just took a quick screenshot of all of Audrey's super cute layouts for her series so far - how fun to have so many Christmas layouts documented every year!
Be sure to watch the rest of the videos in this 'Tis the Season YouTube series hosted by Audrey Yeager!
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