Rainbow Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hello and welcome to a new mini album from me, Stefanie Ried! I think one of the most popular papers from the Horizon collection is Paper 03. I have seen many beautiful projects with this rainbow paper. I think they're all great!! The paper has only been on my table so far, I couldn't bring myself to cut it up, haha.
But now, finally, it came into play. I made a mini album out of it. It was important to me that the colors were shown to their best advantage. Like a colorful rainbow!

And so I cut out the paper rays and fastened them together with a book screw.

The 16 paper rays can be decorated with tone-on-tone embellishments including ThickersStickersChipboard StickersEpoxy StickersFloral Die CutsEphemera Die Cuts, and Shaped Paper Clips. I also included eight mini photos. Each wedge I sewed around the edges with a sewing machine and matching colored thread.

Here is a video to show how the mini album was created:

Thanks a lot for watching! See you next time!
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Guest Designer | Erica Thompson

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Hello everyone! Erica Thompson here (you can find me on InstagramYouTube, and Facebook) and I am super excited to be the Guest Designer this month using Paige's cut files! I love working with cut files and you can find them on just about all of my projects. I am sharing three projects with you today and I hope you leave this post today feeling inspired and ready to create!

For my first layout I used the Lace Border cut file. I cut it out once with white cardstock and a second time with papers from the Horizon collection. The second cut is the backing for the cut file.
I adhered the two pieces together using a very small amount of glue. I then placed them on a piece of white cardstock and then ran them through my sewing machine with some pink thread. I love the added texture the thread gives the layout. I embellished with a mix of ephemera and stickers from a couple different Paige Evans collections.

On the second layout I used the Awesome cut file and backed it with papers from the Whimsical collection.

I wanted to document this photo I took with Paige when I attended CHA now known as Creativation. Once I had the cut file backed I popped it up with some foam adhesive. I pulled out all of the Whimsical Floral Die Cuts and created a floral frame around the page.

For my final layout I used the Baubly Heart cut file and backed it with papers from the Pick-Me-Up collection. I absolutely love this collection.

 I positioned the backed cut file to the left of my background paper and let some of the hearts fall off the page. I trimmed off the extra bit of cut file and added two colorful strips of paper to the left and right of my paper. I placed my photo towards the bottom right of the cut file and then embellished around my photos Rub-Ons. I added some Ephemera Die CutsStickers, and also an epoxy flair from Scrappin Happy Studio. To finish off this layout I added some of the Puffy Stickers and journaling using my Typecast Typewriter.
I had so much fun creating with Paige's cut files and collections! Thanks for stopping by!

Fun Paris Adventure Layout by Julie Taylor

Monday, June 17, 2019

Hello there, Julie Taylor back  back with you today sharing a fun, bright, travel layout.
As soon as I saw the Signage Post cut file, I knew it would look great on a travel layout and as I’ve just been on a recent trip to Paris it was just perfect! I used white cardstock for my background and cut the cut file out of kraft cardstock so it looked more like wood. I split my page into thirds, adding the title first then the sign post, followed by the photos layered with lots of Ephemera Die Cuts.
I added Paper 03 to the back of the cut file, adding different colors to each arrow and then put ephemera from the Epoxy Stickers & Stickers onto each arrow.
I just love the Ephemera Die Cuts in the Horizon collection, all the bright colors & travel bits & pieces, so it was really easy to add loads of it, going up the page in the 3rd section. I used some foam tape to give dimension and tucked my photos in amongst it all.
I punched and distressed the top and left edges then added the page to Paper 05 which to me depicted the busy streets of Paris. My title is made up from the Epoxy Stickers and the Thickers. I finished the layout by adding some messy lines of stitching to separate each column.
Thanks for joining me today, until next time!

SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 03Paper 05ThickersStickersEpoxy StickersEphemera Die Cuts; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Signage Post by Paige Evans
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When Malm, Allie & Daisy Came to Visit

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Last weekend my mom (Malm) flew in from Seattle and my sister Allie and niece Daisy came from Vegas to hang with us!
We stopped for lunch at Taco Bell (where else?!) dropped off their things, took a tour, and then headed to Park Meadows to shop. Allie made these cute fabric dolls (which sold out in two hours! Way to go sis!) and she brought one for Jane. 
 Aaaaand she brought me my favorite chocolates in the whole wide world from Belgium - Neuhaus Irresistables. Mmmmm.
 Playing with Phoebe.
 Sister selfie.
 We hung out in the back yard a ton. The weather was perfect.
 The next morning we went to Garden of the Gods. 
It was so cool. Nature is amazing. 
 We got Chick-fil-a for lunch and hung out outside more.
 For dinner we went to Crave Burger, my fave.
 The next morning we visited Chris at work and Malm took Allie's teeth whitening appointment since she's doing invisiline. Looking cute Malm :) But for real, her teeth got 8 shades whiter! The difference is insane!
 Meanwhile, we went to LaMars donuts and as fate would have it it was National Donut Day and they were handing out free donuts!
 Of course we got more because who can eat just one?
 We walked up and down Main Street in cute downtown Littleton, window shopped, and paused for photo ops.
 Definitely need a floral wagon cut file to go along with this pic!
The weather was cray cray & beautiful on the way to the airport.
Even saw a rainbow on the way home.
Loved having my mom, sis, and niece come visit! Hope they'll be back soon!
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