Rise & Shine Layout by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and today I'm showing you a colorful layout using papers and many details from the Truly Grateful collection and this beautiful cut file by Paige called Hot Air Balloon.
When I saw this Hot Air Balloon cut file I needed to download it right away. I didn't know how I would use it, but I had to. One day I found myself laughing at a mental image: I visualized my friends, my husband, and I flying in these hot air balloons, so I started to create this layout.

I cut the Hot Air Balloon with my Silhouette Cameo in three different sizes and I backed them with many patterned papers from Truly Grateful. I love the foil effect of the 6x8 Paper Pad. This adds a magic touch to the design.

Then I used Paper 13 and gesso to create the background. Also, I used the Star Confetti cut file as a stencil to complete the sky effect with modeling paste. I painted all the background with a blue palette of Distress Oxides and gave golden touches with watercolors and Nuvo Crystal Drops. I made the title with Epoxy Stickers and Puffy Phrase Stickers. I decorated with leaves fussy cut from Paper 10, hand stitching to create movement, and some sequins from the Mixed Embellishments for sparkle.

I hope you like this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, stickers, sequins, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULgessowatercolorswhite cardstockDistress Oxides; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Hot Air Balloon and Star Confetti by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi / Pinterest: Scrapamundi

Winter Planner Dashboard by Mik Godinho

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hi friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks here again with a new planner dashboard.
Did you know I’m Brazilian? Yes! In Brazil we have a lot of sun and I must confess that I love wintertime.  And just because winter has arrived in some parts of the northern hemisphere, I decided to use the amazing Horizon collection and Paige's super cute Cross Stitch Reindeer cut file to make a new winter planner dashboard and I’ll let you know how you can make a similar dashboard for your A5 planner.

I started by die cutting the Cross Stitch Reindeer cut file from white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo 3. To make my dashboard background, I cut white cardstock to 8 1/4 x 6 1/8" and painted it with watercolors. Then I took a piece of Paper 08 and Paper 21 and distressed them a little by scrunching the edges with my fingers to add texture. I love to use words in my dashboards so I cut the Winter Snowflakes cut file and glued vellum on the back of it. I attached it down using 3D foam squares. I embroidered the reindeer and glued it in the center of my page. To complete my dashboard, I some white enamel dots and snowflake sequins to add sparkle and shine. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my new winter planner dashboard!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: HORIZONwhite cardstockwatercolors; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Cross Stitch Reindeer and Winter Snowflakes by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Beautiful Frame by Maija Männistö

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi everyone, Maija Männistö here to share a beautiful home décor project made with the Truly Grateful collection! I wanted to create something outside the traditional scrapbooking layouts and mini albums so I created this wall art piece for my craft room.
I’ve been wanting to use Paige’s sketch and stitch cut files for a while and finally got around to create with one of them. I chose the Beautiful Sketch & Stitch cut file, sized it to fit my 5x7” frame, and used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to sketch and cut it at once, super easy and fast! Then it was time for stitching. This one took me about 5 hours to stitch and I chose colors to match Truly Grateful.

After framing the stitched piece without the glass of the frame I added several different Rolled Flower cut files. I sized the flower cut files to 2" each so that I could fit them onto the patterned square paper, Paper 14. This way I could get all the flowers in different colors and the patterns were perfect for this size too!

I didn’t want to fill the whole frame so I just focused on two opposite corners and used hot glue to attach the flowers. This way the beautiful stitch work is still the main focus of the project but the flowers complement it so well. I highly recommend trying Paige's Sketch & Stitch cut files, they are so pretty and super easy to get started on the stitching!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFUL; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Beautiful Sketch & Stitch and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Guest Designer | Anna Komenda

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hello friends! My name is Anna Komenda and, as you can imagine, I am over the moon excited to be a guest designer with Paige's cut files. My Silhouette Cameo is a well loved tool in my craft room and I love incorporating cut files into my pages. When I am on the hunt for some, new inspiring designs, I always check Paige's shop first and I always find everything I was looking for. If you want to know me better, you can check my instagram, blog, and YouTube channel.

My first layout is very cheerful and it's literally filled with cut files :) I took the Wildflowers cut file and cut it out four times in the same size using watercolor paper. I painted them using my beloved watercolors using different shades of pink and red.

I also painted my own background that made the flowers stand out better. With such a busy page I didn't need much embellishing. I dived into my stash of older Paige's collections (I keep all the ephemera pieces in one bag), and picked all that matched my project. I mixed WhimsicalPick-Me-Up, and Oh My Heart with a few elements from the newest collection, Truly Grateful. I took several patterned paper scraps and cut out many nesting butterflies using the Layered Butterfly cut file. I sewed them together mixing colors and patterns. The title of my page was created with Epoxy Stickers from Truly Grateful.

My second project created with cut files is another layout. This time I also used a mix of older collections and created a classic wreath. My base and inspiration was this very delicate and elegant Leaf Wreath cut file cut from an Oh My Heart paper.

The green wreath looks great over this ombre, purple background paper from the same collection. I love adding dimension to my projects, so I cut out few flowers using the Layered Flower and Leaves cut file and nested them together. I used some pink papers leftover from various lines. I love the fact that all of Paige's collections work together so well. They are all very colorful and with lots of patterned papers in each collection to give us so many patterns to work with. I am so in love with this flower's shape and I will use it on other projects too. I can already imagine how great a big paper wreath would look on my wall as a home decor. Embellishing this page went really fast. I fussy cut a few butterflies from one of the papers in the Pick-Me-Up and paired them with bits and pieces from Whimsical. The title was also made with an Epoxy Sticker from Truly Grateful.

Last but for sure not least, the project that I created to inspire you with Paige's cut files is a mini album. I've wanted to use this Mini Album Card with Pockets and Envelopes cut file for awhile and being a guest designer for Paige was a perfect opportunity to pull myself together. This time I used only one collection - Truly Grateful. I had a bunch of fall photos from one of our walks and it turned out they are a perfect match with this line.

Usually making mini albums takes awhile for me but this time it went really fast. The cut file did most of the work and I love how unique the shape is. All I needed was to print photos in proper sizes (2") and fill the spots in the album.

I decorated both sides of the album, changing the cut file a little bit. I didn't use all of the elements provided by Paige but that's why I love cut files so much. You can change whatever you want starting from size through all the smaller elements. You pick the papers, the colors, the embellishments, which can be hard with pre-made bases purchased in stores.

Here are few more photos of the inside of this cute mini album:
It was an honor and such great fun to be a guest here! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired to check out Paige's cut files and scrapbook collections!

SUPPLIES: Cut files: WildflowersLayered ButterflyMini Album Card with Pockets and EnvelopesLayered Flower and Leaves, and Leaf Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Scrapbook collections: TRULY GRATEFULWHIMSICALPICK-ME-UP, and OH MY HEART

25 Days of Christmas Cut Files

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season with your own scrapbooking advent! 1 new and exclusive Christmas-themed cut file will be emailed to you every day leading up to Christmas! These cut files will not be available in Silhouette or Etsy, they are exclusive to this promotion :)
To purchase, please leave your PayPal email address in a comment below and I will send you an invoice for $25. If you would rather not put your email address below, you can send me an email me at paigetaylorevans@gmail.com. 
The cut files will be emailed to you daily starting December 1st through December 25th as a .zip folder which when opened will contain the .studio3, .SVG, .PNG, .DXF, .PDF, and .JPG files - so even if you don't have a cutting machine you can still print and cut out the designs for using on your holiday projects!
These are not the cut files that will be sent to you, but you get the idea of my design style:
Let me know if you have any questions! 
Happy holidays!

Mini Album by Lilly Sanchez

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hey guys, it's Lilly Sanchez here, welcome back to the blog. Today’s post is a little mini album I made for my daughter.
I came across a picture on my phone that she and I both really liked and enjoyed the memory attached to it. So I decided to make her a mini album using Paige's Envelope Card Mini Album cut file and the Truly Grateful collection. It was a super easy and simple project and it made her oh so happy.

To create the project I used Paper 03Paper 07Paper 13, and Paper 21. The file was super easy to put together so that’s always awesome. You guys know I love to stitch so I did that to all the pieces of paper around the edges just to give it some added texture. I then added the picture that I had printed right in the center. Then it was time to decorate. My favorite part of every project!

To add a little fun to the mini album I used all types of goodies from Truly Grateful like the Floral Die CutsEpoxy StickersPuffy Phrase Stickers, and Puffy Stickers.

That’s it guys! That's my quick and easy project share! I hope you are inspired to create a mini album for your loved ones and until next time - stay crafty!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Envelope Card Mini Album by Paige Evans
Location: New Jersey, USA / Instagram: @craftingwithliller / Facebook: Crafting with Liller
YouTube: Crafting with Liller / Pinterest: Crafting with Liller

2x2 Paper Pads Layout by Stefanie Ried

Friday, November 8, 2019

Hello everyone, Stefanie Ried here. At my last workshop in Berlin we created a layout with the 2x2 Paper Pads from the Truly Grateful collection. I like the small paper pads. They are so versatile.
This time I fussy cut images and punched circles from the paper pads then attached them to three pieces yarn on the white cardstock layout background.

We punched holes with a hole punch and the decorated yarn was attached to the layout.The yarn was tied together on the back with a double knot. Any photos can be inserted between the circles.

The participants had a lot of fun and the collection is just perfect for this time of year! See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 / YouTube: Steffi Ried

Trio of Baby Cards by Kelly Daye

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye and today I’m sharing a trio of baby cards I’ve made with Truly Grateful! It’s such a beautiful thing watching our friend' children grow up to be wonderful young parents. It’s been a year full of happy baby announcements and that inspired my card making today.
All of my cards are 6x6" with bases made from white cardstock. The glittered borders on each card are made by sprinkling glitter onto double sided tape. It’s just that easy to add a bit of sparkle! Two of my cards are top folding and one is a box card that folds flat for mailing. It’s a sweet bunny in the garden with a message for the new arrival, “Hello Baby”.

The bunny, cut from Paper 04, is from Paige’s delightful Baby Animals cut file with an offset (at .85) of the same cut file from white cardstock. The white off-set is where I pierced holes for stitching. The bunny nose is an up-side-down heart enamel sticker in the Mixed Embellishments. I think it’s the perfect little nose, don’t you? Look! A little bird Puffy Sticker has landed on his head. Colourful & floral Paper 15 makes the perfect garden. Naturally, this garden bunny loves to hop through flowers, all from the Floral Die Cuts. I used my fringe scissors to fashion grass from Paper 20 and rather than the fringe hanging down, I flipped it up. It’s also the perfect place to pop in my ‘HELLO’ greeting from the Ephemera Die Cuts and a couple more flowers.

Next up, a sparkly shaker card filled with sequins from the collection and a pinch of gold sequins too. I used Paige’s Layered Hearts cut file and a pretty foiled paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The gorgeous 12x12 Specialty Paper, also foiled, provided the pretty outline around the heart. How adorable is the little bear? He’s also from Paige’s Baby Animals cut file. Once again, I chain stitched using the same method as the card above. It’s all popped up with foam tape over Paper 23.  ‘WELCOME’ is pieced together with letters from the Puffy Phrase Stickers. A couple of flowers accented with Puffy Sticker leaves add even more colour, detail, and texture. Oh my gosh, I really love these colours so much!

Finally, my last card was inspired by our sweet Paige. Have you seen her stunning layouts made by tucking a whole bunch of flowers into one side of each letter? They’re always so beautiful and I’ve been smitten by the technique for a long time. So I began with Paige’s Baby cut file cut from white cardstock and chain stitched with lots of pretty colours pulled from Paper 09 which lays beneath the cut file. I cut the same file again, leaving out the inside details of the letters. It’s all taped together in place over the card front, leaving room to tuck in the tiny leaves I fussy cut from paper in the 6x8 Paper Pad. I added a bit of sparkle with a few punched gold leaves. I topped it all off with a few Puffy Stickers. I’ve been saving that little puffy pink bunny for something extra special and I’m so glad I did! It’s really very nice you came by, thank you!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts, sequins: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Baby AnimalsLayered Hearts, and Baby and by Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

Today is a Good Day Layout by Jamie Pate

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Welcome to today and a new layout featuring Paige's Truly Grateful collection and Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day cut file.
Jamie Pate here, and I have really enjoyed crafting these layouts for this blog and diving deep into the Truly Grateful collection. It’s for one a gorgeous rendering of fallish sort of themes and vibes. But it’s also so colorful that one does not feel locked into a particular seasonal theme. Love me a versatile collection like that. Today’s scrapbook page uses a cut file I have been wanting to use for a bit now. Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day is such a great quote. It evokes a lot of energy and is also pretty generic to cover a wide range of page themes.

This page, using the Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day quote, was inspired by the right now. I wanted to document this place in time for me personally. The story here is of some random quick photos taken in my work space. There are a few things I want to celebrate right now in my personal life. A huge goal was just achieved. As well as a major undertaking was just accomplished. This page will be part of what I call my This Is Me album. This layout is a creative exercise focused on my story right now. Something that I think we all love to do when we use these open cut files is add in the stuff. For this layout I also cut a Branch cut file out of white cardstock. These white textured branches were layered in among the open letters.

Floral Die Cut was the main embellishment used on one of the quote openings. Then a Puffy Sticker was layered between the die cut flower and the Branch. I like to layer in threes when I can. I think it gives a lot of interest and dimension to these cut files that are just dying to be embellished. Cardstock Stickers were also tucked in and around the quote. I’m a big fan of word and phrase stickers and these perfectly finished off the page for me. Remember this collection also has a pack of sequins in the Mixed Embellishments so I used these around the quote to give the page a finishing touch.

Take some time to make scrapbook pages all about you. This can be a fun creative exercise. As well as a documenting of you right here. And right now.

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, sequins, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut files: Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day and Branch by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
YouTube: Jamie Pate / Pinterest: @jamiepate / Facebook: Jamie Pate Designs

Beautifall Layout

Monday, November 4, 2019

Hi everyone! I have a new layout to share using my Truly Grateful collection with Pink Paislee!
Beautifall by Paige Evans
First, here is a process video so you can see how to create this layout from start-to-finish:
I started by die cutting my Large Leaf cut file from the quilted Paper 09. This paper looks like I spent hours piecing together lots of different patterned papers, but really it's just one paper! Love that.
Beautifall Detail 1 by Paige Evans
Next I used my Brother sewing machine and zig zag stitched between all of the different patterns to emphasize the quilt-like vibe. I used white Coats & Clark thread for contrast and then trimmed most of the long thread ends. I also straight stitched around the border of the leaf to enhance the leaf shape. To help the large leaf stand out from the background, I distressed the edges to reveal the white core using fine-tipped scissors.
Beautifall Detail 2 by Paige Evans
For my background I chose B-side of Paper 07 which has four blocks of solid color. I wasn't feelin' the dark brown section so I covered it up with a piece of the painterly purple B-side of Paper 15. The other sections were distressed so to help the new section look like it belongs I grabbed sand paper and lightly distressed it to match. Now it totally looks like the paper came like this!
Beautifall Detail 3 by Paige Evans
I wanted to add mixed media to the background so I placed the large leaf at the epicenter of the color blocks, roughly traced under it with a pencil, and then used a toothbrush to splatter watered down white acrylic paint over the traced leaf. Then I grabbed my favorite watercolors (Pastel Dreams and Tropicals by Prima) and splashed them tone-on-tone over the background. Once everything was dry I adhered the leaf using foam squares back in place. The foam squares literally make the leaf pop off from the page and creates dimension and shadows.
Beautifall Detail 4 by Paige Evans
I placed my photo over the leaf at a slight angle for interest. The title "BEAUTIFALL" is created with Thickers and I added an "you amaze me" die cut from the Journaling Spots underneath. I had my Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out all of the colorful leaves from Paper 10 using the PixScan feature and grabbed a few to adhere tone-on-tone to add interest to the page. I bent up all the leaf edges for texture.
Beautifall Detail 5 by Paige Evans
I journaled below the title drawing lines first with a pencil and then writing with a dark blue pen to bring out the dark blues around the page. For sparkle and shine I sprinkled sequins from the Mixed Embellishments, dots from the Epoxy Stickers, and enamel hearts also from the Mixed Embellishments, tone-on-tone, to finish embellishing. They just look like little pieces of candy you want to eat! :)
Beautifall Detail 6 by Paige Evans
I hope this page inspires you to pick up the Truly Grateful collection and create fall-themed pages! I was so excited to scrap this photo of my kids holding the world's largest leaves. They are from Big Leaf Maple trees and surprisingly the tree wasn't all that large, but the leaves it dropped were over 18" across! I've never seen leaves so big! So I figured a big leaf die cut was an appropriate focal point for this page :) Thanks so much for stopping by, let me know if you have any questions, and have a "BEAUTIFALL" day!
Beautifall Detail 7 by Paige Evans
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, Thickers, sequins, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Watercolors: Prima - Pastel Dreams watercolors & Tropicalswhite acrylic paint; Cut file: Large Leaf by Paige Evans; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Printer: Canon Pro-100; Photo paper: Canon; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
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