Hocus Pocus Layout by Maija Männistö

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Hi everyone, Maija Männistö here to share a Halloween layout made with the Truly Grateful collection! I had so much making this Halloween-themed layout with the photo of me as Professor McGonagall from last year using two of Paige’s cut files: Bat Background and Hocus Pocus.
I wanted to create a mixed media background with the bats so I colored my white modeling paste black with acrylic paint and used the cut file as a stencil. Given the fact that cardstock stencils aren’t the best because they don’t stay at their place as well there are some leaks of the paste in my layout but I really don’t mind as it just gives it the handmade look. If you want to be more precise I recommend cutting the desired shape from acetate sheet as it is sturdier.

For a little more playful look and more color I added splashes of color mists in three different colors, coordinating with the colors I chose for the other cut file. I also added colors to the borders of the page by cutting the white cardstock a little smaller and then adding to different patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad on the background and stitching them together. A little tip: I cut out the centers of the patterned papers so the page doesn’t get too thick and I don’t waste any paper!

For the title and the focal point of the layout I used this super cute Hocus Pocus cut file. I wanted to add lots of color to this so I backed up the letters with various patterned papers using both the individual sheets of paper as well as papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad based on the size of the pattern I wanted to have. The little creatures I backed with plain black cardstock and one with gold cardstock.

With embellishing I wanted to keep it quite simple so I only used stars in different sizes. The blue ones I cut from Paper 13 and the smallest I cut from the same papers I used for the letters with a small star punch. For middle sized stars I used the ones on the Cardstock Stickers and also added few of the little dots from the Epoxy Stickers. For a finishing touch I added the ‘magical’ phrase sticker from the Cardstock Stickers because that’s what this season is all about: Magic.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, embellishments, die cuts, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Bat Background and Hocus Pocus by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Fall MemoryDex Cards by Lilly Sanchez

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hey guys, it's Lilly Sanchez, welcome back to the blog. Have you guys been enjoying the fall season so far? I most definitely am glad to be feeling much cooler weather lately in my area. Today I have a super fun project share. If you follow my social media you know I have been in a MemoryDex card making mood. I have made tons and I just never seem to get bored of them. So today I decided to show you guys some MemoryDex cards I made using the Truly Grateful collection and a couple of Paige’s envelope cut files.
I love these envelopes, they are so cute and super fancy. I sized Envelope 1 and Envelope 2 on my Cricut down to 4" so they can fit in any spinner. Papers I used are Paper 11 and Paper 12. I cut off the bottom flap so I can attach an extra piece where I can punch the holes to make it a MemoryDex card.

I then stitched all around the card for added texture and of course reattach the flap. To decorate the envelope cards I used the Ephemera Die CutsPuffy StickersEpoxy Stickers, and Wooden Buttons.

For the last finishing touches I added a tassel and a heart charm from the Oh My Heart collection. And that’s it! These super cute envelope MemoryDex cards are ready to be filled with treats for your penpals. One of my favorite things about cut files is you always have the option to resize them to your specific needs.

Thank you for joining me on the blog today, I hope you guys recreate my project and most definitely check out all of Paige’s fun cut files. Until next time, happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments, wooden buttons: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Envelope 1 and Envelope 2 by Paige Evans
Location: New Jersey, USA / Instagram: @craftingwithliller / Facebook: Crafting with Liller
YouTube: Crafting with Liller / Pinterest: Crafting with Liller

Love This Moment Layout

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Here is a layout I made using Truly Grateful!
Love this Moment by Paige Evans for Simple Pleasures
On the lime green B-side of Paper 03, splash watered down white acrylic paint, centering the splashing in the middle as well as lots of colors of watercolors (my favorites are  by Prima: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels) then set it aside to dry.
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Trim the squares of patterns from Paper 14 into individual squares then trim all the squares in half diagonally to create triangles. Set one half of the triangles aside then distress all the edges of the other triangles to create dimension and interest and help them stand out from the background.
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Paper piece a large quilt-like heart on the center of the layout, using dimensional adhesive to attach each triangle in place. Place “LOVE THIS MOMENT” Thickers across the center. Add a 3x4” photo on the bottom right side.
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Embellish the layout with Epoxy StickersCardstock StickersPuffy Phrase Stickers, and a fFloral Die Cut as shown until the layout looks the way you love. Journal with a black pen on the left side. Finish with tiny gold heart Cardstock Stickers scattered around the outer edges.
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I hope this layout inspires you to try making a large quilted heart using Truly Grateful!
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SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, embellishments, Thickers: TRULY GRATEFULwhite acrylic paint; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels by Prima

Fall Wonder Layout by Kelly Daye

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye here with a new layout made with Truly Grateful! The colours, patterns and phrases in this collection continue to WOW me with their versatility. Since I haven’t seen many layouts yet with Paper 24, I really wanted to design something unique and pretty with it.
I started by cutting the lines of triangles into strips. Then, I flipped every other strip upside-down to form diamonds instead. I focused more on pinks and greens to match the Floral Die Cuts I planned to use. I glued each set of strips onto a white cardstock base, leaving the top third of the background white.

To make a floral banner where the patterned paper meets the white, I started with Paige’s sweet, Flower Bunch cut file. I cut it twice to span across the page and flipped one over to vary the look. Once the cut file was glued in place, I topped it with four colourful flower bunches from theFloral Die Cuts. A couple are popped up with foam tape and the petals gently bent up to add texture and shadows. I popped out the centre’s from three of the Wooden Buttons to add to the flowers. Once my banner was in place, it was time to add personality to the page. The title, ‘Fall Wonder’ is made with Epoxy Stickers and Puffy Phrase Stickers. Then I added nature’s bounty throughout, including mushrooms, leaves, colourful dots, a small butterfly and a cute little squirrel gifting me her acorn. All can be found on the Cardstock Stickers and Puffy Stickers. The largest butterfly and a few of the paper leaves are included in the Ephemera Die Cuts.

The lower photo is complemented with a smaller cluster made from a piece of the same cut file and another flower bunch. The ampersand is from the Thickers and ‘Magic’ is from the Puffy Phrase Sticker. The entire layout was matted over pretty green Paper 20. I always like adding a bit of a frame, it’s like a painting on a wall. Finally, I glued on various coloured sequins, splattered with white paint, pink paint, dotted with gold Stickles, gold paint, and stitched around the whole layout with a simple chain stitch in white. It’s always the little touches that tie everything together, don’t you think?

Thank you so much for coming by, I’m so happy you did!

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

5 Cards by Zsoka Marko

Friday, October 18, 2019

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko stopping by today to share a bunch of cards I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. None of which features flowers... wait whaaaaat?! I'm all for flowers. I mean, I'd always go with flowers on any card, especially when I don't use stamps. When I was a little girl, I got a book from a botanist friend of my parents, called "Zsófi kertje" (Zsófi's garden), because I loved flowers so much (plus she thought the little girl on the cover looked liked me haha). She figured maybe I'd become a botanist myself - a thought that never actually crossed my mind for some reason. In fact, I am so bad with plants it's comical. So I'll just stick to paper flowers that can't die on me :D. BUT lately I've realized I never have cards that my son can give to his friends, so I decided to make a few to have on hand when he needs them.
I've mostly used the Truly Gratefull collection plus a few things from Horizon too. I went with a blue-green color scheme because there are plenty of papers and embellishments in these colors in both collections. All of my cards are mounted on A2 size top folding card bases, which is my preferred format for my cards.

I then selected and cut a few of Paige's cut files: Anchor, Llama Alpaca, Today is a Good Day, Star, and Fish Background. I more or less designed the cards in Silhouette Studio so that I knew what size the cut files should be. I then backed them all with patterned papers.

The sentiments were a bit tricky and I swear I spent the most time on selecting those! I would have preferred to write Happy Birthday on all of them but I didn't want to use a stamped sentiment so I just went through all embellishments from both collections, multiple times, before I finally settled on these five. I like my sentiments to be meaningful - as in, I want to use something that makes sense when I give the card to someone. I didn't just want to add some random die cut. So you see why this part took me ages haha! But I think most of these will work for birthdays or at least as "just because" cards.

I was going to back this big Today is a Good Day sentiment but quickly changed my mind when I saw the size once it was cut ha! The thought of cutting all those miniature letters was just too overwhelming! Instead, I cut a bunch of strips of various patterned papers - which I've been loving to do for awhile - and created a colorful background. I then just glued the cut file on top. I added some of the inner pieces too for interest.

I had to make a llama card because Maxim loooooves llamas. I'm not sure he will be too excited about the bling I put on it but he does have a friend who appreciates everything shiny, glitter etc :D. I used some dies to create my background as well as an embossing folder to add texture to the white paper at the top. This sentiment comes from one of the 2x2 Paper Pads.

Personally, I love this last card the most. I fell in love with this cut file when Missy used it on her amazing layout awhile back and I've been wanting to use it ever since. Fish work for boys cards just fine!

That's it! I didn't go into details because I think it's easy to see how these cards were put together. But if you have any questions, just ask below or send me a message, I'm happy to help! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: Truly Gratefulwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: AnchorLlama AlpacaToday is a Good DayStar, and Fish Background by Paige Evans
Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Blessed Layout by Jamie Pate

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hey guys! Jamie Pate with a new layout for this week! I love crafting extra fun layouts when my girls photos are involved. I don't know... I've always loved to add the pinks and florals and fluff. And this fun little photo of them fits right in!
For today's layout I chose to work on a white background. Like... that never happens! But also to add a white cut file right on top. The Leaves Background cut file is a bit of a go-to file for me right now. I mean, with fall and all, it's a seasonal fit for sure. My original idea was to use that cut file with some of the Truly Grateful papers and layer the color on the white. Well, that was a little bit of a fail.

While I really really loved the white on white, and thought a bunch of color would work too, it just didn't. And that's OK. Sometimes you have to play around a little on your page before you commit. It's part of the process. And part of the fun!

So instead, I decided to do a vertical cluster of the cut file and some of the Floral Die CutsCardstock Stickers, as well as Epoxy Stickers too. This worked! I love when a plan comes together. The BLESSED Puffy Phrase Stickers played the part of title. And all the hues played together nicely to create a fun and fallish layout.

Don't be afraid to cut up extra cut file pieces. Play around with the cuts and discard what doesn't work. But most of all, enjoy the creative process of telling your story!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Leaves Background by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
YouTube: Jamie Pate / Pinterest: @jamiepate / Facebook: Jamie Pate Designs

Cute & Kind Beauty Layout

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I cut out my Flower Heart design to show how it looks like in real life and then set it aside and forgot about it lol. I only had a few minutes to scrap last Saturday and a cut file always makes layouts come together quickly! So I went through my pre-cut stack, found this one, and got to work!
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First step: die cut my Flower Heart cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I then spent some time watercoloring over every flower and leaf. I used my two favorite sets of watercolors by Prima: Pastel Dreams & Tropicals. The colors in these sets match pretty much all of my scrapbook collections with Pink Paislee :)
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As the watercolors were drying, I got to work on my background. I used my Heart Confetti stencil (which is now sold out but I have three other options left) and scraped white modeling paste through it on the four quadrants of a sheet of smooth white cardstock.
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 The modeling paste and watercolors dried quickly and then I used liquid glue to attach the cut file on top, only placing the glue on the center of the flowers so the petals and leaves could bend up and create tons of texture and dimension.
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I tucked a photo of Jane into the left side and journaled with a white pen on the empty space. The title is made from a combination of Thickers and Puffy Phrase Stickers from Truly Grateful embellished with a few heart Epoxy Stickers and a gold heart sticker from the Cardstock Stickers.
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On the center of a lot of the flowers I added a Wooden Button for pops of eye candy. To finish I punched a scalloped border strip from scrap white cardstock, trimmed it into three pieces, and adhered them under the photo.
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I hope this layout inspires you to check out my cut files! When you're in a rut or short on time, a cut file is one great way to go. Watercoloring over it instantly creates an eye-catching background element which doesn't need much embellishing.
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Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
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SUPPLIES: ThickersPuffy Phrase StickersEpoxy StickersCardstock StickersWooden ButtonsTRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Flower Heart by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams & Tropicals by Prima; white cardstockmodeling paste; Stencil: Heart Confetti by Paige Evans

Just a Little Batty Layout by by Elsie Robinson

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here! Since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought I would spook things up a bit and create a Halloween-themed layout with some of the many amazing Halloween cut files Paige has to offer!
 Although the Truly Grateful collection is not a Halloween-themed collection, the cut files I used really helped transform this layout and collection into something spook-tacular! I first started by cutting the Spider Web Background cut file from white cardstock. I enlarged the cut file in Silhouette software so the centre of the web would be in the top right of my 12x12 layout. Rather than adhering the cut file straight onto my background (Paper 10), I placed some small foam squares across the back of the cut file which raised it up from the background. This extra dimension gives the background loads more interest and makes it a focal point of the page.

For some extra embellishments I ungrouped the Bat Background cut file and cut a few bats in different sizes from black cardstock. And since I had a spiderweb background I of course had to include a little spider from the Spiderweb and Spider cut file. For some extra whimsy I made it look like the spider was coming out of the bitten apple Journaling Spot.

To embellish, I clustered several of the Floral Die Cuts around my photo and in the bottom left corner of the page to help draw the eye to my photo and journaling. I also used the mini foam alphas from the Whimsical collection to spell out my title: ‘just a little batty’, since one of my pup’s nicknames is Batty Betty and in the photo she’s wearing a bat Halloween bandana.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to also create a Halloween page with some of Paige’s spook-tacular cut files!

SUPPLIES: Papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Thickers: WHIMSICAL; Die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut files: Spider Web BackgroundBat Background, and Spiderweb and Spider by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Fall Mini Album by Brianna Lepper

Monday, October 14, 2019

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here and I'm super excited to share this Fall mini album with you using Paige's Truly Grateful collection! For the base of my album, I used Paige's Mini Album Scalloped Edges cut file. I cut out each page from different colored cardstock from my stash. I used LOTS of cut files for this album and I'll be sure to let y'all know which ones I used!

For the cover, I used the Fall With Leaves Background cut file and cut it out from white cardstock and backed it with papers from the 2x2 Paper Pads. I wanted to add a bit of mixed media, so I used an exclusive stencil that Paige designed for the Hip Kit Club earlier this year and applied white modeling paste through it. To finish it off, I added gold thread to give it even more texture and shine.

I decided to go ahead and embellish both sides of the cardstock pages in the album. When you turn the first page, I created a small pocket using some of the hexagons from Paper 21. I created a shaker tag using the sequins from the Mixed Embellishments and tucked in a few pieces from the Journaling Spots pack into the pocket.

On the next page, I took the 12x12 Specialty Paper and trimmed a small triangle to make another pocket. I created tags using Paper 20, added my photos to each one, and finished the tags with ribbon. I added another piece from the Journaling Spots and tucked that into the pocket as well. I wanted to embellish the front of that pocket, so I cut out Paige's Pumpkin cut file and backed it using Paper 01. I layered up some of the Ephemera Die Cuts and also added in fussy cut leaves from Paper 10.

On the backside of that page, I kept it simple and used the Thickers to spell out my sons' names and added the ampersand from the Ephemera Die Cuts and sprinkled a few Puffy Stickers around the page.

On that next facing page, I took Paper 10 and fussy cut out all of the leaves and created a wreath around my photo. I simply added hearts from the Epoxy Stickers and finished it off with a few Puffy Phrase Stickers.

On the backside of that page, I cut Paige's Thankful Blessed Grateful cut file on another piece of white cardstock and added white gesso to it. You know me and mixed media.... and this piece just needed sprays in rainbow order on it! So that's what it got! Once it was finished drying, I backed it with vellum and added Paige’s Rolled Flower cut files that I cut out from Paper 14.

For the next page, I created an interactive page where Paper 16 folds out to reveal additional photos. To pull the paper out, I added a Wooden Button and embellished with Cardstock StickersPuffy Phrase Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts.

When you flip the first page to the right, there's another photo hiding behind it.

On the back of that last page, I stitched on a piece of Paper 21 and cut four photos in 2x2 size. I created little flaps using the 2x2 Paper Pads and taped them down using washi tape from my stash. I stuck down acorns from the Puffy Stickers to help lift each 2x2 card. I love the interactive element it gives the album!

For the last page, I took the same 2x2 Paper Pads and punched out hearts on each paper. I punched out a smaller heart from vellum, layered them up, and stitched through each one using gold thread. To add one more mixed media element, I took Paige's Heart Stencil and applied more modeling paste through it. I love the pop of white on that blue cardstock! I finished off the page with leaves from the Floral Die Cuts and got my title from the Epoxy Stickers.

Thank y'all so much for stopping by!! I hope I've inspired you in some way today! These photos are from 2010 and it's so much fun to finally get to document them using the beautiful Truly Grateful collection and Paige's cut files! See y'all next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, wooden buttons, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULmodeling pastegessoStencilwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Mini Album Scalloped EdgesFall With Leaves BackgroundPumpkinThankful Blessed Grateful, and Rolled Flowers 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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