Snap a Photo Layout by Stefanie Ried

Friday, September 18, 2020

Hi friends, Stefanie Ried here! For me, August was a time of pause. Just switch off from everything. Even my scrap room had a break :) But last weekend I cleaned it up again. Many things fell into my hands that I haven't seen for a looong time. Do you feel the same way? Suddenly you find things and I had an idea for my next layout. I finally got all my metal dies nicely sorted by theme and many tag punches fell into my hands. And so I started selecting different papers from the new Go the Scenic Route collection.
I wanted to make small, long tags, connected to each other with a yarn in the front. I did not glue the pendants directly onto the paper. Instead I cut small lines with a cutter, folded the pendants, and pushed them through the openings:

I also integrated photos as tags into the layout as well as the journaling and embellished tone-on-tone with Foam ThickersPuffy Phrase ThickersPuffy Word StickersCardstock StickersChipboard StickersEnamel DotsFloral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsCharms, and little fussy cut images.

I hope you like it and thank you very much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charm, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock
Blog: / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Let's Stay Little Layout by Kelly Daye

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hi friends! Kelly Daye here, remembering some childhood days with Paige’s newest collection, Go the Scenic Route. Have you ever said, “They grow up too fast” or “Let them stay little longer”? That’s what I was thinking about when I began my layout.
I’m so thankful for the happy, bright colors this collection brings to my crafting. I think I might have used them all with Paige’s Sketch & Stitch Butterflies Background 1 cut file. I wanted to fill the whole half of my layout with stitching. After shrinking the cut file a bit, I copied and pasted enough butterflies to fill the page and cut it out of white cardstock. If you’ve never used one of these files, Paige has made a really great tutorial to show you how.

At first, with all the color going into my design, I thought I’d make my photos B&W. But childhood is colorful, especially with three brothers, so I printed them in color. I think the photos we share and the memories they evoke need to tell the right story. That’s all of us kids visiting the farm. No electricity and an outhouse but we loved it out there. This corner of my layout was filled with Paper 11. Reminiscent of a pretty quilt, it was perfect for a visit with Grandpa.

My title was made with letters from the Puffy Word Stickers. I always get two packages - one for mixing my own words with lots of color. The package is full of fabulous and colorful prompts for our layouts, like: new, today, play, hi, best, memories, story. They offer a nice jumping off point for ideas. I added them to the big yellow journaling circle from the Ephemera Die Cuts. Is that bird just not the sweetest? I adore the images in this collection so much.

My photos and title are surrounded with pretty flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. To create that invisible triangle, two more tags from the Ephemera Die Cuts were added opposite the title. ‘Always A Dreamer’, that was Trevor, the little one with his eyes closed. I’ve sprinkled pretty Enamel Dots around the page. They have my heart, full of glitter and images of tiny birds and flowers (of course I bought two packages).

Have fun capturing your own memories with Go the Scenic Route! See you again soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, enamel dots, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Butterflies Background 1 by Paige Evans
Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

Handsome Smile Layout by Paige Evans

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

I have a new layout to share today using my Go the Scenic Route collection and Stars cut file!
While my Stars cut file was being cut on the Silhouette Cameo from the dark blue B-side of Paper 4, I chose a background: the blue mandala B-side of Paper 10. Originally I was going to make this a monochromatic blue layout, but quickly changed to lots of colors, I just can't help it ;)
 I backed the largest star with a photo of Fox. I can't even with this photo! He's so handsome! I used tiny dimensional foam squares to adhere the photo as well as the rest of the patterned paper stars in place to create depth and shadows.
 Most of the stars were cut from the multi-patterned squares of Paper 10 and I traced the inner stars leftover on the sticky mat onto the chosen portion paper and cut out the stars slightly larger to back the cut file.
I created three embellishment clusters - one is the title, one is journaling, and one is subtitles. For the title I used the Foam Thickers to write "HANDSOME" and used the orange "smile" from the Puffy Phrase Thickers below.
The journaling was written on two Ephemera Die Cuts and I stamped the date as well.  The last cluster is a couple of "smile" Cardstock Stickers, a "wild & free" Chipboard Sticker, and a "smile" heart fussy cut from a 2x2 Paper Pad. The last step was to splash watered down white acrylic paint in three sections to again create a visual triangle.
I hope you are inspired to pick up my Go the Scenic Route collection and Stars cut file to create a layout like this about your stellar family/kids/friends! Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back soon with more creations!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Thickers, die cuts, stickers: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Stars by Paige Evans

Accordion Box Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here here on Paige's blog today to share with you this fun mini album I created using the new Go the Scenic Route collection and Paige's Accordion Box Mini Album cut file.
The bright and happy colors and sentiments of this collection made me want to create something that popped! The Accordion Box Mini Album cut file was perfect for that. It's unique, fun, and easy to assemble - it only takes a few moments once all the pieces are cut!

This album has a lot of space for memories and photos. As such, I made sure to include journaling spaces in each individual pocket by using pieces I cut from Paper 1 along with some pieces I selected from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I stitched around the edges of these pieces to add texture and even layered some up before moving onto embellishing.

One thing I love about new collections is getting to play with all the pretty bits and pieces for the first time! I used a mixture of pieces from the Chipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsFloral Die Cuts, and Cardstock Stickers to decorate both the cover of this album as well as the journaling cards scattered throughout it. I love how all the colors pop against one another!

The final touch I wanted to include for this project were a few handmade journals. I've recently jumped into learning more about bookbinding and wanted to practice a bit. These journals measure 3.5 x 4.25" and are bound together using a saddle stitch. To dress these up a bit I added a few charms to the spines of each one. I also used the Foam ThickersEphemera Die CutsFloral Die CutsCardstock Stickers and Paige's Flower cut file to embellish these.

And with that, this album is now ready for photos and memories! Take care and happy crafting! I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Accordion Box Mini Album and Flower by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Happy Mail Layout by Elsie Robinson

Monday, September 14, 2020

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here with my first layout using Paige’s latest collection: Go the Scenic Route! For this layout I was inspired by all of the gorgeous patterned papers in the collection, and so I picked one of Paige’s more intricate cut files which meant I could back it with lots of pretty papers! I used this fun Mailbox cut file.
Once I cut the mailbox from white cardstock, I started to back it with papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I love the red floral with navy foil paper, so I used that to back the flag. I couldn’t resist using the blue floral pattern to back the rest of the mailbox with, since navy and red are one of my favourite color combinations. I backed the post with Paper 13 - this pink pattern has so much texture which adds a lot of character. Finally, I used the various swatches on Paper 10 to back the envelopes that are coming out of the mailbox.

To go along with the ‘mail’ theme, I created a 2x3 envelope using Paper 14 so I could tuck my photo into it and make it a feature of the layout. I nestled the envelope into the rest of the mail to give the effect that it was also coming out of the mailbox.

To embellish, I used bird Chipboard Stickers, butterfly Ephemera Die Cuts, and Floral Die Cuts to add some more pops of color and whimsy. Of course I also had to use one of the postage stamp Cardstock Stickers and make one of the birds look like it’s holding a pen for some cute extra detail. And finally, for my title I used a Chipboard Sticker heart that says ‘happy’ and a combination of letters from the Puffy Word Stickers to complete my title ‘happy mail’.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I can’t wait to create more layouts using the Go the Scenic Route collection and Paige's cut files!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Mailbox by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Stitched Butterfly Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, September 13, 2020

I made this layout featuring my Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection!
  I started by having my Silhouette Cameo first draw the Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file with a pencil in the first tool holder on a thick sheet of smooth white cardstock, and then it cut all the holes with a ratchet blade in the second tool holder. I have a process video showing how to use my Sketch & Stitch cut files here.
 Once I unloaded the cardstock from the machine and peeled it off the mat, it was time to choose a thread for hand stitching! I went with the lovely variegated DMC 4501 thread. I love the pretty green, teal, and pink mixed together.
 The hand stitching took about 15 hours. It's a labor of love and I know people call me crazy, but I do love projects the yield beautiful results! To help reach all the areas of the butterfly easily, I roughly cut around the butterfly shape and then once I finished stitching I fussy cut around it leaving about a 1/4" border. It's basically a giant die cut!
 For the background I chose a mint textured cardstock and adhered the butterfly front and center. We got our family photos taken recently and I've been sent a few preview pics, so I chose this one of darling Jane. I added the photo to the right side of the butterfly so not too much of it was covered up and then got to work embellishing.
 I made the title from the colorful Foam Thickers in Go the Scenic Route as well as the white mini foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up (they're still available online at JoAnn!) to say "you are such a lovely girl" above the butterfly.
 I added a trio of butterfly stickers in a visual triangle to emphasize the butterfly theme which are from the Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers. I clustered Floral Die Cuts under and around the butterfly in colors to match the thread and photo. A few other bits & pieces like a journaling spot, heart stickers, tiny strips of Washi Tape, portions of floral frames, and colorful buttons from my stash add touches of texture and color to this layout.
 For the final step, I splashed watered down white acrylic paint over the embellishment clusters and stamped the date on a "today" die cut placed at the top right corner.
 I hope you are inspired to use my Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection! Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers, embellishments, washi tape: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Floral Butterfly by Paige Evans

Ruby Ruby Layout by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Hello there crafters, Zsoka Marko here today to share a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! Ruby Ruby Ruby! Am I giving you an ear worm?! (Kaiser Chiefs anyone?!) Anyway, my title ended up being a little shorter than intended because I didn't have enough Foam Thickers in the right colors, ha! I am obsessed with ruby chocolate. I love that it tastes so fresh and fruity! So when my kiddo and I discovered that there's ruby chocolate covered Magnum ice cream, we had to try it of course :) This is what I documented on this layout.
Not sure why this orange Paper 7 caught my eye since I don't particularly like orange on its own, I think it was just bright and fun and reminded me of summer! I fussy cut out all the flowers from Paper 2, leaving a sliver of navy edge for contrast. Once done, I created some kind of arrangements in the bottom left and the top right corners. For some of the flowers I used foam adhesive to add variation and dimension.

I tucked my photos behind the flowers, then glued down my title made with the Foam Thickers. The only embellishment I used is the "Document This" Ephemera Die Cut - I wanted the flowers to be the main focus (besides the photo obviously). I added my journaling and stamped the date.

To finish off my page, I added navy ink splatters. This spray has shimmer in it, which is why it is hard to see in the picture that it's blue!

That's it! Super simple :) I hope you like it anyway! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE
Blog: // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Travel Cut File Cards by Brianna Lepper

Friday, September 11, 2020

Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here today and I'm super excited to share my very first project using Paige's newest collection with American Crafts, Go the Scenic Route! This collection is absolutely gorgeous with rich beautiful colors and patterns! I want to fussy cut every flower and butterfly in this entire collection! My assignment for this week was to create cards and here's what I created:
This collection has some travel elements to it so I thought for my first card I would create a going away type of card. I have brothers in the Navy and knew right away that Paige's Anchor cut file would be perfect for this card. I'm going to save this to send to them the next time they ship out. To start, I cut the Anchor on a piece of white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I backed the anchor part using a blue patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and backed the rope on the anchor using a paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I fussy cut tiny florals from the cut apart sheet in the same 12x12 Paper Pad and fussy cut a few butterflies from the 6x8 Paper Pad. For my greeting, I used the Puffy Word Stickers. So simple, but so fun!

For my second card, I was completely inspired by Paige's Leopard Print Stencil since it matches so well with Paper 19. I took the Leopard Print Stencil and scraped modeling paste through it and once that was dry, I blended on an array of Distress Oxides directly onto the paste. Then I added white acrylic paint splatters and got to work on the rest of my card. I cut the Miss You So Much cut file out of white cardstock and backed it using Paper 19. I popped the entire cut file on foam adhesive and embellished using a few Cardstock Stickers. I love how bright and colorful this card is!

For my last card, I of course wanted to create a shaker card. If you know me, you know I love to create any kind of shaker element! I chose this Flower cut file and cut it from Paper 8 because I wanted my shaker to be super colorful. As soon as it was done cutting, I got to work on my shaker. I traced and cut acetate for the window and did the same thing on a piece of vellum so that I could use it to back my shaker. Next, I added thin foam strips around the perimeter of the cut file and added in sequins from the mixed embellishments pack from both Bloom Street and Truly Grateful. I even added a few sequins from my stash to give it some extra sparkle. Next, I got to work on the base of my card. I used Paper 13 to give my card a beautiful pop of pink and ran it through my sewing machine to add another element of interest. I chose an adorable bird from the Chipboard Stickers and a phrase from the Cardstock Stickers to complete my card. I love the sound it makes when it shakes, so fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I love how these cards came out and if you haven't had a chance to pick up the Go the Scenic Route collection, you can grab it here. I can't wait to see what you all create! See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE white cardstockmodeling pasteDistress OxidesLeopard Print Stencil by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: AnchorMiss You So Much, and Flower by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper
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