You Rock My Life Layout by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Hi everyone, Jana Maiwald-McCarthy back again and I have new layout to share! I made this page about my hubby who plays the bass/guitar in a band and he rocks my life. So I grabbed the Guitar cut file from Paige and started by cutting it out from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and a soft pink paper (Paper 17) from Whimsical.
I also wanted to bring in a lot of Floral Die Cuts and layering. Flowers are a sign for love and happiness, right?! I balanced nearly all of the flowers on the left side. I placed two pictures on top of the guitar and the flowers. I wanted to have some of the flowers peeking out from one photo but also wanted to add a lot of dimension here.

Before I glued everything to the paper I wanted to bring in some colors too. I grabbed some matching Shimmerz Paints colors and played with them until I was totally happy. I also wanted to use some Rub-Ons around everything for more interest so I added some stars and words next to the flowers. I really love how easy they rub on the paper. I used the Foam Mini Thickers for my title which I placed on the right side of the guitar. The last things I’ve added to this page were some hearts and stars from the Sticker Book. Thank you so much for stopping by today!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 17Floral Die CutsRub-OnsFoam Mini ThickersSticker Bookwhite cardstock; Cut file: Guitar by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
Blog: Scissors Glue & Paper / Instagram: @janammcc / YouTube: Jana ScissorsGluePaper / Facebook: Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Colorful Christmas Layout by Missy Whidden


Monday, December 17, 2018

Hey, friends, Missy Whidden here! Have you made any holiday layouts yet with the Whimsical collection? I love the challenge of using non-holiday products for a Christmas project. Last year we had a rainbow of colorful goodies under our tree and this collection was perfect to document that photo. I used Paige’s Christmas Tree Background cut file and cut out lots of tiny trees using multiple Whimsical patterned papers. I wanted to mimic all the bright colors in the photo and also create a modified landscape with little hills of trees. I drew some wavy lines and then glued down trees on them. I machine stitched under the trees with green thread.
I applied clear gesso to the background first and then used a few green spray inks to create a watercolor effect behind where the photo would go. I also added a bit of soft blue inks and then brought in several other coordinating colors for splatters. Later I decided to add a bit more green under each row of trees to create a grass effect and a bit of soft blue for a sky. I took it a step further and added snow by splattering some watered down white acrylic paint. I used some of the spare bits of patterned paper from the cut file as layers under the photo and used Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons in several places.

I just had to use this tag from the Stickers because it reminded me of a gift tag. I also added in more Stickers as well as some Chipboard Stickers and more Puffy Stickers. I also wanted a bit more of a blue pop around the photos so I tucked in tangled thread.

I knew from the start what my title would be and the colorful Foam Mini Thickers were perfect. I curved the title along the wavy hills in rainbow colors. I didn’t do a lot more embellishing because I thought the trees mixed with all the colors were enough. Sometimes less is more and since I had so much color on the page and in my photo, I didn’t want to overload the layout.

I hope this inspires you to create a holiday page with the Whimsical collection. I think this is one of my favorite Christmas layouts I’ve ever made and I love thinking outside the box and using all of the colors while still conveying the idea of a Christmas page! Thank you for stopping by!
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden

Love You Tons Layout


Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Winter 2018 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine is out and available for free download! It's the most amazing scrapbook and card magazine there is, so definitely give it a look! I have two layouts inside, here is the first which is all about TEXTURE in the form of hand stitching, fringe, and modeling paste.
Love You Tons 2 by Paige Evans
Check out this process video to see how the layout came together from start-to-finish:
I started by creating a large LOVE YOU TONS title (with stitching holes!) and then die cut it from smooth white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. Find the free LOVE YOU TONS cut file by clicking here. It includes the .studio3, .svg, .dxf, and .png so you can use it with whatever die cutting machine you own. I then spent a few hours doing a chain link stitch around each letter through the pre-pierced holes using all 6 strands of white DMC embroidery floss. I printed three black & white photos to fit behind the Os and wrote journaling with a black pen around the middle O.
  Then I trimmed each strip of color from Whimsical Paper 16 and fringed them with specialty scissors. I adhered them to a scratch piece of paper in rainbow order and then used it to back the large title background. The final step was adding white modeling paste through a heart stencil in three spots on the background to create a visual triangle.
I hope you have learned some new ways to add texture to your layouts and you're inspired to pick up the Winter 2018 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 16white cardstockmodeling paste; embroidery floss; Cut file: Love You Tons by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

Baby Love Layout by Julie Taylor


Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hi there scrappy friends, Julie Taylor back again today sharing a new layout! I saw the Love cut file and knew it would be perfect for a newborn layout of my friend's gorgeous new grandson.
 I welded 5 of the Love's together, going down the page, to give me a large cut file on which to place my photos and embellishments. I watercolored each love in a different color, sticking to yellows, blues, and greens then backed each one with coordinating patterned papers from the Whimsical collection. I added inks behind the cut file and raised it up on foam squares. I added two photos and layered them with frames cut from Paper 07 and out the phrase 2x2 Paper Pad. The adorable little bunny is also a cut file called Baby Animals by Paige and also contains a bear and a penguin, which I’ve cut but yet to use.

I finished the layout with a few cut out words from one of the papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad and a couple from Paper 08, a few Ephemera Die Cuts clouds and some heart Chipboard Stickers and Puffy Stickers. Thank you for stopping by today, until next time!
Instagram: @julie9699 / Facebook: Julie Taylor

Fun Times Layout by Lady Nany


Friday, December 14, 2018

Hey friends, Lady Nany here with a new layout! A few months ago I met in person a woman I had admired for a long time (Johanna Rivero) and with whom I had the chance to meet again in Punta del Este. I was inspired by the Flower Border cut file and the Whimsical collection by Paige.
For the base I chose Paper 05 and I added Vicki Boutin crayons in the center. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the Flower Border from Paper 03 and splashed it with white acrylic paint. Once dry, I centered the design on the sheet and stuck it down. Around the edges I sewed with my machine to add detail.

I fussy cut flowers and butterflies from some papers in the 12x12 Paper Pad to decorate around the photo. To mat the photo, I selected Paper 12 and Paper 24 and pasted it on foam tape to generate volume. Finally, I decorated with Puffy Stickers, flowers from the Sticker Book, and for the title I cut out sentences from Paper 18. And that's all friends, thanks for stopping by, I hope you find inspiration in this layout. Until next time!

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 05Paper 12Paper 18Paper 2412x12 Paper PadPuffy StickersSticker Book; Cut file: Flower Border by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Curio; Mixed media: Vicki Boutin
Blog: Lady Nany Art / Instagram: @ladynanyart / Facebook: Lady Nany Art / YouTube: Lady Nany Art

Happy Layout by Cristina Sales


Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hi friends! Cristina Sales here today! This is my second-to-last page made in 2018 to close a wonderful year full of joy, creative events, many satisfactions, some changes in my life, but being a creative lady helped me to go on and now I just have to thank all of you for supporting me and my work. Many thanks to this lovely and so creative lady who chose me to express my creativity with her beautiful products, thanks so much Paige! This is my page and for it I chose a Branch cut file, one of the most beautiful you can find in the Silhouette store made by Paige.
To emphasize the watercolored base, since the chosen color was also very soft, I decided to use these wonderful Whimsical 2x2 Paper Pads, choosing patterns and colors that are chromatically compatible with the base of watercolor. I created my composition with thickened double-sided adhesive and I wanted to overlap the various patterns chosen in a staggered way to give movement to the whole page.

I then cut the cut file using white cardstock and my Silhouette Cameo and before that I resized it to the portion of decorated space and pasted it onto the patterned squares. Then I added the photo and some floral decoration with StickersChipboard Stickers, and Puffy Stickers because flowers can never be missing on my projects. I didn’t add anything else because I didn’t want to make it too heavy and leave the sense of lightness given by the soft color of the background.

To match the gold of some stickers I added a few drops of gold color shine and the date with a roller stamp. As always, I left a lot of empty space around the composition to give more attractive force to the picture and the surrounding decorations. That’s it dear ladies, I hope you like my page! Thanks for stopping by and see you in my next post!
Blog: Scrap and So On / Instagram: @cristina__sales / YouTube: Cristina Sales
Facebook Page: Scrap and So On / Facebook: Cristina Sales

Cobalt Blue Cricut + A Very Merry Christmas Layout


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

This blog post is sponsored by JOANN & Cricut.
I was sent the Cobalt blue Cricut® Explore Air™2 found exclusively in JOANN stores!

What's new and awesome about this machine? Let me tell ya!
 It can cut and write up at the same time, up to 2X faster than previous Cricut Explore® models with this DIY speed machine!
The Cricut Explore Air™2 cuts over 100 materials - everything from cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to specialty materials like glitter paper, cork, and bonded fabric.
From cards to custom T-shirts to home decor, Cricut® makes it easy to realize your creative vision.
Design on the go on your laptop, iPad, or iPhone. Browse and play with thousands of images, fonts, and ready-to-make projects. Or create your own design from scratch.
Upload and cut out your own artwork absolutely free. Upload files, and turn your masterpieces into home décor, cards, gifts, fashion, and more!
I've been designing cut files for just over a year now and I'm so excited to be able to create them for Cricut users too! I used my Snowflake Frame cut file (which you can find for free in my Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!) to create this layout and cut it out from white cardstock using my new Cobalt blue Cricut® Explore Air™2! I was sooo amazed at how quiet the Cricut was when cutting - it was actually quite a soothing sound lol!
A Very Merry Christmas by Paige Evans
Once the snowflake frame was finished cutting I carefully peeled it off the sticky mat. I found a mint green textured cardstock for the background and lightly adhered the snowflake frame on top. Then I used my sewing machine and stitched twice around the edges to attach the frame in place permanently. I bent and lifted up the snowflakes to give them lots of depth and dimension.
 Then I used a snowflake punch to make a bunch of small snowflakes from Christmas themed papers which I then layered around the frame. Then I added all kinds of Christmas embellishments like chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, paper stickers, gold epoxy stickers, and die cuts to the snowflake frame.
   In the center of the page I added a photo of Fox & Jane in their new Christmas jammies, placed a sentiment sticker below, and then journaled on a tiny piece of die cut. For an extra dash of sparkle I added glitter glue to all of the exposed spots of the snowflake frame.
 Thanks to the help of my new Cricut® Explore Air™2 this layout came together so quickly! I'm so excited to learn about everything it can do!

Be sure to pick up the Cricut® Explore Air™2 in Cobalt exclusively at your JOANN store or online!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOANN & Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Create Layout by Stefanie Ried


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hello and welcome to a new layout from me Stefanie Ried with the beautiful Whimsical collection. I can hardly believe it myself, but I wanted to hand stitch again! Yes, really! I had the idea of an embroidered border in my head so that it looks as if a colorful yarn would make a frame.
And what is the best way to accentuate the embroidered frame? Rainbow colors! I love it. Paige is my greatest inspiration. Also because the new Whimsical collection fits perfectly. First I sketched the lines on the background with a pencil, then the holes were pierced, then I erased the lines.

Then the fun started! This time it worked out great. I finished stitching in one evening. That surprised me completely. My daughter liked the embroidered frame so much that she embroidered her own layout!

When the frame was embroidered, I chose the embellishments to match the colors - I used Puffy StickersChipboard StickersEnamel ShapesStickers, and the Sticker Book. On the layout is a photo of me and my girlfriend Nadine. We met more than 5 years ago at a workshop. She was my first scrapbook friend. It is so nice to meet friends through the same passion. The best!   

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to stitch on your layouts!

Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Flower Frame Layout


Monday, December 10, 2018

Here is a layout I made for the Pink Paislee blog using Whimsical and my Flower Frame cut file!
Stay Lovely Little Mermaid by Paige Evans
Here is a process video so you can see how this layout came together:

I started by die cutting my Flower Frame from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I took some time to find all of the colored solid patterned papers throughout Whimsical including 12x12 papers and pieces from the 6x6 Paper Pad. Then I spent about 5 hours backing the cut file... Yup, it took a long time, but I found it relaxing and I love the results! All of the colors popping through the flowers and leaves!!
I chose Paper 04 as my background and painted gesso across it to tone down the pattern - otherwise it would be a bit too busy. I added the backed flower frame on top using dimensional adhesive to create depth and shadows.
 I tucked a photo of Jane swimming in her mermaid swimsuit into the bottom left corner and wrote journaling directly on the photo. I made the title with a sentiment sticker and the little colorful alphabet stickers in the Sticker Book. I tucked a few more Stickers under the right edge of the photo as well as some Chipboard Sticker leaves.

Continuing to embellish, I added a heart sticker over each flower in a coordinating color and then topped off a few of the flowers with Ephemera Die Cut butterflies. These final touches help add more texture and interest.
 I hope you are inspired to check out my Whimsical collection with Pink Paislee and my cut files and create something lovely with them!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 04Paper 05Paper 06Paper 08Paper 09Paper 10Paper 11Paper 12Paper 13Paper 14Paper 15Paper 17Paper 18Paper 19Paper 20Paper 22Paper 23Paper 24Sticker BookStickersChipboard Stickers; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; gessowhite cardstock; Cut file: Flower Frame by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
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