Butterfly Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hello friends! Amber Mitchell here for the first time on Paige's blog today to share with you a fun, layered project that has left me so ready for spring!
Even though I love this time of year, it would be a lie to say that I'm not eager for flowers, sunshine, and nice breezy days. So when I saw Paige's Layered Butterfly cut file, I just knew I had to turn it into a spring-themed mini album. And the digital Oh My Heart collection with all of its pastels and florals was the perfect collection for doing just that!
Originally, this cut file is smaller and designed to be used as an embellishment. Since I wanted to make a layered mini, I first needed to make each layer larger by increasing the size of the entire file. To do that, I just grouped all the layers together and increased the size until the largest one was about 9.5" in width. After that, I cut each layer out, one by one, using various patterns to make the album more eye catching. Side note: this cut file comes with six layers but for my mini I decided to use the five largest ones.
To add texture, I machine-stitched carefully around each individual butterfly shape using gold thread. This got a bit harder as the butterflies got smaller, so taking it slow is key. To assemble the base, I layered the butterflies from smallest to largest and machine stitched twice down the center to adhere them all together. Stitching twice adds a lot of texture as well as increases longevity and security for the album base itself.
My favorite part of any project is embellishing. I used my cutting machine to print and cut the digital ephemera packs from the Oh My Heart collection. I sized the pieces down a smidge since some of my pages required smaller embellishments. Then it was all about adding layers upon layers. To add a bit more texture, I pulled pieces from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook, some wood veneers from the Turn the Page collection, and layered those amongst the ephemera. While embellishing, I made sure to leave empty spaces to add photos at a later date.
I used quite a bit of foam tape to add dimension to each page. Since this album is layered, it looks better "fluffed out" compared to lying flat. The foam tape gave just enough depth to each page to accomplish that look.
For a finishing touch, I added an adorable heart charm (they are literally my favorite) from the Oh My Heart collection and that's the album finished and ready for photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Take care and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts; OH MY HEART; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Layered Butterfly by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Bloom Street Coptic Book & Kits

Sunday, February 16, 2020

With every collection I love to create a coptic book and here is the Bloom Street edition!
I love making these handmade coptic books and giving them away as gifts. You can use them as diaries, "smash books" or art journals, daily gratitude journals, wedding sign-in books, mother-to-be baby shower books, as a scrapbook, making lists, for instax photos, book reviews, and so much more!
 My absolute favorite part is the exposed binding and tying charms, stickers, pearls, beads, buttons, sequins, & more into the binding as I'm sewing. The book lays flat when opened which makes it easy to write & "art" in.
 This book is 4x6" which is perfect for full-sized photos and smaller memorabilia.
 The covers are made from painted wood - back in October we flew to Washington and I went with my dad to Home Depot to buy the wood then we cut it down together. We leave the sanding up to you though so you can make it as rough or as smooth as you want (sandpaper is included in the kit!).
 I decorated the cover with leftover layered flowers from my very first Bloom Street layout. A package of floral and leaf die cuts is included in the kit so you can embellish the cover.

Check out all the previous coptic books made with my Pink Paislee collections:
Truly Grateful coptic book
There's nothing quite like the feeling of making a cute book completely from scratch!!

"I Chews You!" Layout by Elsie Robinson

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here sharing a Valentines(ish!) themed layout. As you would expect, Paige has so many cute Valentine cut files available, so I was spoilt for choice! I decided on a ‘sweet’ theme and chose the Gumball Machine, Conversation Hearts, and Lollipop cut files to help create my layout about how I chose (or “chews”) my little rescue pup! I adopted my dog without having met her beforehand, so it was actually a bit like using a gumball machine and not knowing what “flavour” you’re going to get! Luckily she is the best, as is this Gumball Machine cut file (what a segue), so this cut file was perfect for the story I wanted to tell on this layout.
I started by backing the gumballs with scraps of patterned paper and I used the gorgeous plaid 12x12 Specialty Paper from Truly Grateful to back the base with. I also wanted to have different types of candy scattered around the page, so I cut the Lollipop cut file from white cardstock and I used the different pattern swatches from Paper 14 to cut the hearts out.

I used Paper 06 as my background because I think that this shade of pink might be my new favourite colour! I also used three photos and arranged them in a photo strip design which I think is a really cool way of including multiple photos on a page.

For my title I used the Foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical to spell out ‘I chews you’ because I can never resist a punny title! I also used some of the star Cardstock Stickers and dots from theEpoxy Stickers to add some more colour and whimsy on the page, which was the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to make a ‘sweet’ page of your own using Paige’s cut files!

SUPPLIES: patterned papers, stickers, die-cuts, wood accent buttons: TRULY GRATEFUL; alpha stickers: WHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Gumball Machine, Conversation Hearts, and Lollipop by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Love Layout for SCT

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!
This layout appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
Love by Paige Evans for SCT
I started by die cutting my Concentric Hearts Cut File from a bunch of pink/purple patterned papers from Truly Grateful and arranged them sporadically and overlapping across the ombre pink wallpapery Paper 18.
Love Detail 1 by Paige Evans for SCT
To keep the hearts in place forever and to add texture, I machine stitched with white thread over each heart. This took some finesse and time because the hearts are so thin. It's definitely not perfect, but the results are worth it. To add depth and dimension, I used a rub-on tool to get under the edges of each heart and bend up the edges on either side of the sewn lines.
Love Detail 4 by Paige Evans for SCT
In Silhouette Studio, I copied three of one of the hearts, dropped three photos into them, printed them out, then had the Silhouette Cameo cut them out so they'd be perfectly shaped like hearts. I adhered the photos with foam squares to the layout to create a visual triangle.
Love Detail 3 by Paige Evans for SCT
I used only one of the inner solid hearts, added it to the right edge and trimmed the excess, then wrote journaling with a purple pen on this heart. For the title I used Thickers to spell "LOVE" by the journaling, along the curve of the heart, and I only used pink and purple colors to fit the theme of love.
Love Detail 2 by Paige Evans for SCT
To finish I sprinkled hearts from the Epoxy Stickers around the page and added a sentiment Cardstock Sticker overlapping each photo. There is a challenge associated with this layout so download the Winter 2019 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for FREE and turn to page 48 for the details! Thanks for stopping by!
Love Detail 5 by Paige Evans for SCT
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, Thickers, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Concentric Hearts by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Pen: Zig; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper

Love Layout by Zsoka Marko

Hello there crafty friends, happy Valentine's Day! Zsoka Marko here with a new blog post. We don't celebrate this holiday, however I do usually buy something small for my boys such as their favorite chocolate or something along those lines! Today I'm sharing a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. Gosh, I am so creative with my titles that I just had to copy paste my previous blog post title OMG :D. I've used another older collection, Whimsical.
The Love in Flowers cut file is just so pretty, I had to use it right away! Originally I wanted to make a colorful layout but then changed my mind while I was backing the cut file and ended up using a pretty limited color palette. I like the softness of it.

After backing the cut file, I pulled out all embellishments and selected a few that fit my colors. I will say, again, that Rub-Ons are one of my favorite products, this is my 4th pack in that collection! While I generally prefer dimensional embellies, these designs are so versatile and perfect for little accents and finishing touches. I especially love the colorful faux stitching Rub-Ons - sure you could use your sewing machine, but changing threads all the time takes ages. So Paige, please consider having full sheets of these rub-on stitches in the future hehe! (Noted, Zsoka ;)

Once I figured out where I wanted everything to go, I glued down everything, starting with the cut file. I then added foam adhesive to my photo and placed it on my page. I wrote my short journaling in between some border Stickers, then stamped my date and splattered ink all over my layout.

That's it! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, rub-ons, embellishments: WHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Love in Flowers by Paige Evans
Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Friendship Layout by Brianna Lepper

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here with a super fun Galentine's Day layout for you today! Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought a layout celebrating friendship would be perfect! I used Paige's Lined Hearts Background cut file along with the Truly Grateful and Pick-Me-Up collections.
I pulled white cardstock to cut the cut file out on my Silhouette Cameo. Once it was finished cutting, I went ahead and started backing the cut file using the 6x6 Paper Pad from the Pick-Me-Up collection as well as Paper 14 from Truly Grateful

I wanted to add in a mixed media element onto my layout, so I didn't completely back the cut file and left some of the heart spaces open. I pulled the negative heart pieces and painted them all with shimmer spray from my stash. I made sure to use similar colors that matched the patterned papers that I had already pulled. Once I finished painting the hearts, I put them aside to dry so that I could continue on with my layout. I pulled Paper 23 from Pick-Me-Up and used that as the foundation for my layout. I started embellishing with the Floral Die Cuts from both Truly Grateful and Whimsical.

I added heart Epoxy Stickers and heart enamel dots from the Mixed Embellishments and layered up Journaling Spots behind my photo. I took the painted hearts from the cut file and popped them up using foam tape and adhered them down. I love the dimension that it gives and makes them stand out a little more. For my title, I used a chipboard sticker from Pick-Me-Up and layered a phrase sticker right underneath it.

I had so much fun creating this layout and I hope that I've inspired you to add mixed media onto your layout even if it's just a little bit. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULWHIMSICAL, and PICK-ME-UPwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Lined Hearts Background by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Love Love Love Layout by Shimelle

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Hello there! It's Shimelle and this is my very first post as part of Paige's Cut File Design Team! I couldn't wait to jump right into the beautiful Bloom Street collection and put my Valentine energy to use with this Love Love Love cut file with a photo of my own little love.
Word outlines are some of my very favourite cut files and I often fill each letter with a different patterned paper, but the repetition of the same word led me to something much simpler: one colour per line, starting with the light blue of Paper 04, then the hot pink of Paper 05 and the rich turquoise of Paper 06. All three patterns are Bloom Street B-sides and the outline is cut from smooth white cardstock. The set of just three papers made it straightforward and quick to trace, cut out, and back the outline. I placed the whole piece in the middle of the Paper 04 A-side with delicate words on a white background.
Since there were two variations of blue on the page, I added a second pink as well, matting the photo with the pale pink pattern of Paper 07. The journaling card from Paper 01 and photo are tucked into the gaps between the words, with the top and bottom lines easily legible. Love is a simple enough word that our minds can fill in the gaps of the second line even with half of it covered up! I brought that turquoise shade up to the top section of the page by attaching the corners of the photo with the Bloom Street Washi Tape.
My embellishments started with three phrase boxes cut from patterned paper placed on the diagonal from top left to bottom right, then dressed up with a Layered Butterfly Sticker for each one. There's also a triangle of the sparkly white Enamel Dots and a colourful enamel heart. There are so many words on the page already that it doesn't necessarily need a title, but I couldn't resist the word 'magic' in the Puffy Word Stickers! My finishing touch is a simple no-sew flourish with embroidery thread. At the top and bottom corners, it's wrapped around the outline of the cut file and tied in a tiny bow. In the middle, the same thread is a bit less orderly, with a loose bundled simply glued onto the page, tucked behind the journaling box.
If you'd like to see how this came together, here's a process video to see Bloom Street and a cut file full of love in action!
Thanks so much for taking a look and may your week be filled with love and creativity!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, butterfly stickers, puffy word stickers, enamel shapes, and washi tapes: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; embroidery thread; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Love Love Love by Paige Evans
Location: London / Blog: Shimelle / Instagram: @shimelle / Facebook: Shimelle / YouTube: Shimelle Laine / Pinterest: glittershim

Pop-Up Box Cards for Disney's Frozen 2!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bloom Street Pop-Up Cards by Paige Evans
Today I am celebrating the release of Frozen 2 on behalf of this sponsored Walt Disney Studios post with a pair of pop-up box cards using my new Bloom Street collection!

Here is an overview of what Frozen 2 is all about: "Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift - the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom - an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery." Plus, the songs and music are so fun!
Here is a start-to-finish process video so you can see how to create these pop-up box cards to send to your loved ones:
Download the PDF instructions with templates HERE.

Pick up Frozen 2 available on digital 2/11 (that's today!) & Blu-ray on 2/25!
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