Today Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Monday, July 16, 2018

Feast your eyes upon this jaw dropping and colorful new layout by design team member Lorilei Murphy!
Hi everyone! For my layout today I chose the Heart Group cut file. I knew I wanted to do some mixed media on my page and thought about how I could tweak the cut file to get the look I wanted.
I first cut just the whole outline from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo by ungrouping the design and deleting the hearts. I then used spray mists to "fill in" the heart. I used four different colors and the cut file made a great stencil! While the ink was drying, I went back to the cut file and this time I deleted the outside cut line of the hearts and just kept the heart's themselves. I lined them all up in a grid, grouped them, and then duplicated all the hearts and reduced the size. I painted the hearts with a deep navy paint and painted the smaller hearts with white paint. I then ran a line of stitching through both hearts and glued them onto my page!

Now comes the embellishing! I had chosen the ink sprays to coordinate with Pick-Me-Up, so it was just a matter of choosing which Die Cuts looked great with my photo. I chose a flower cluster, some word tabs, and the butterflies from the Stickers. I finished it off with the pretty "today" chipboard in glimmery gold foil.

I LOVE how my page turned out! Using Paige's cut files as stencils is a great way to get multiple uses out of them!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPEphemera Die CutsChipboard StickersStickers; Cut file: Heart Group by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
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Felt Flowers Layout

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I've finished up all my assignments for a couple weeks so now I get to create just for fun! I mean, it's always fun, but it's also nice not to have deadlines :) A few years ago I got a pack of nice felt for Christmas and it's been sitting in a box ever since, out of sight, out of mind. But then as I was sorting through my boxes purging in preparation for our move, I came across the felt and wanted to feature it in some way. What better way to do so than... FLOWERS! Because I love love love flowers.
Last Day of School by Paige Evans
Here is a process video so you can see how this layout was made from start-to-finish:

I started with a Maggie Holmes layered metal flower die set from a few years ago and cut five large and seven small flowers using shades of the same color for each layer of every flower (I used the Spellbinders Platinum Manual Die Cut Machine for the cutting). I picked the yellow B-side of Pick-Me-Up Paper 01 as my background and did a bit of mixed media on it.
I used a palette knife to scrape gesso across the background and then splashed white acrylic paint on top. Then once that dried I flicked black watercolors across. While the background was drying I used liquid adhesive to attach the flower layers together. I arranged the felt flowers and leaves onto the background and tucked two photos of Janey girl into the top right side.
For the title I dug into my old Thickers stash and found some pretty blue foam ones and also used my white foam Mini Thickers to write Last Day of School. I wrote journaling next to the title expressing how proud we are of Jane and her accomplishments over the year.
The layout is so bold and colorful already, I didn't want to add too much else. There's always room for enamel dots though! So I sprinkled them all around the page and in between some of the flowers. From the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook I found a pink scalloped sticker and tucked it under the photo edges to compliment the brightest pink felt flower.
That's it! I hope you are inspired to create felt flowers using metal dies! Note you need to use good quality felt and a good die cut machine - I used the Spellbinders Platinum Manual Die Cut Machine

SUPPLIES: Metal flowers and leaves dies: Maggie Holmes; Felt: Etsy; PICK-ME-UPPaper 01Mini Thickers; Blue Thickers: American Crafts; 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBookgessoprecision penwatercolorsenamel dots; Manual die cut machine: Spellbinders Platinum

Cake Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lorilei Murphy is back today sharing another sweet layout!
Paige's Cake Stand cut file is SO super cute! It reminds me of my glass cake stand.
I started out by cutting the Cake Stand from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. 99% of the time I use white cardstock for cut files. Sometimes after I see it cut I will switch out to a patterned paper and re-cut a design, but for me, I find white so pretty and crisp! I cut the word "cake" while I had my Silhouette software open.

I chose papers from Turn the Page and a big pink flower I had fussy cut from Oh My Heart Paper 06 to decorate the cake stand. I backed the stand and knob with patterned paper and then I got the bright idea to turn the dome top into a sequin shaker spot! I cut a piece of white polka dot acetate to fit the dome and glued it on to the cut file, being careful not to get glue onto the acetate. Next, I used very thin foam tape and ran it around the entire portion of the dome so that the sequins would be trapped in that space. Once the foam tape was all on, I added Sequins from Turn the Page and a few from my stash. I then added a white piece of cardstock to the back area (on top of the foam tape) to seal it all in. I trimmed the excess white cardstock off and then shake shake shake!

I kept my embellishments very light - a doily, a few sprinkles of hearts, and puffy flowers and a puffy butterfly from Turn the Page. I stamped the date in pink and voila!

SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGE12x12 Paper PadSequinsPuffy Stickers; Cut file: Cake Stand by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
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Amberg, Germany Mini Album (Heart Squash Mini Album Tutorial)

Friday, July 13, 2018

I have a new mini album to share today! This one features my Heart Squash Mini Album cut file and the Let Your Heart Decide collection by Pinkfresh Studio.
First, here is a video showing how to assemble the base of the Heart Squash Mini Album and then a flip through of my finished book about our day in Amberg, Germany.
For the cover I machine stitched around the edge then painted a layer of gesso on top. I splashed black watercolors around and then created a cluster of embellishments including mini alphabet stickers to say "amberg". To keep the album closed I cut tiny slits into the sides on the front and back and wrapped baker's twine around with a bow tied over the embellishment cluster.
For the inside I cut three base pages from smooth white cardstock and then cut all the inner pieces from the Let Your Heart Decide patterned papers. Before adhering them in place I pierced holes for stitching. I did a chain link stitch through the square pieces and was planning to add hand stitching to the half heart pieces but decided it would make the album too thick. I like the texture the holes add though.
On the left most square seen above I only placed adhesive on three edges to turn it into a pocket since that photo of the skinny red building has a lot of interesting history behind it that I wanted to include.
I kept the embellishing pretty simple and simply added a sticker or two to every half heart section and tucked a few tab stickers here and there.
If a sticker was too long to fit one section I let it go across two sections and the album still collapses.
I wanted to include way more than four photos so I had to think of a way to do that. I figured out how to machine stitch photos and cardstock squares together using a zigzag stitch and then they fold over each other into a single layer - you can see what this looks like in the video at the beginning. Here are all four main photo sections opened up all the way to reveal hidden photos and journaling.
Here is what the album looks like when opened, without opening the interactive photo bits.
 The photos are held shut with velcro adhesive dots.
Details of opening each of the four interactive photos. I was able to include about 20 photos this way and journaling to go along with the pictures.
For the journaling I just copied and pasted the text from our blog post recap of Amberg into a new document, changed the font to Remington Noiseless, printed it out, trimmed it into strips, then adhered the strips with liquid glue. That was probably the most time consuming part of this whole process. If there were empty spots on the journaling squares I filled them in with stickers and trimmed the excess.
Here is the open album with all of the photos opened. So many layers!
I completed this album over about 5 days, working on it in spurts, but if I had to put an actual time on it I think it took about 6 or 7 hours. Not too bad and it was tons of fun and so easy with the help of the Heart Squash Mini Album cut file! I can't wait to see how you use it! Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Cut file: Heart Squash Mini Album by Paige Evans; Patterned paper, stickers, epoxy stickers, die cuts, vinyl stickers, puffy stickers: Let Your Heart Decide collection by Pinkfresh Studio; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

Cutie Layout by Missy Whidden

Hello again, friends, Missy Whidden here, and I’ve been wanting to create a layout using Paige’s Heart Group cut file for awhile now, and I finally did! I used some of my favorite techniques to put this page together including backing the cut file and using plastic packaging to smudge around some watercolors t. Once I cut the hearts out on a slanted angle, I pulled out Fancy Free Paper 03 to back it. I’ve been hoarding that paper because it’s so pretty, but the patterned circles fit perfectly behind the hearts. I left some open so the mixed media would show through.
I cut the hearts from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo so all the bright colors would stand out. I machine stitched with gold thread around the hearts I didn’t back. I added some adhesive foam behind the entire cut file to give it some dimension. I embellished only around the photo using some Turn the Page Chipboard Stickers and Ephemera Die Cuts. I also added more pops of gold from the Turn the Page Washi Tape Book - I used the rose gold dots from the centers of the row of flowers.

I also tucked in a Turn the Page Journaling Spot here. There are several stickers from 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook that coordinate. I went small with the title and used the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers. I added some watercolor and Color Shine to jazz them up.

I love how you can see all the pretty shimmery watercolor through all the hearts! I added in some tangled thread in several areas to add more texture and color.

I hope this inspires you in some way! I’m sure you have that one piece of patterned paper you’ve been hoarding like I was. Get it out and make something awesome with it! Thanks for stopping by.

SUPPLIES: FANCY FREE: Paper 03; TURN THE PAGEEphemera Die CutsJournaling SpotsWashi Tape BookChipboard StickersPICK-ME-UPMini Thickers30-page Paige Evans #StickerBookwhite cardstock; Cut file: Heart Group by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette CameoinksgessoHeidi Swapp Gold Color Shinewatercolors
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Hello Sunshine Layout for SCT Magazine

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Here is my second layout in the Summer 2018 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
I was tasked with creating a stitched background - hand stitching is one of my favorite techniques so I was pumped to begin! I created a stitching template from my Butterfly Background cut file which you can find for free on the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine website. I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to pierce the holes onto a light pink striped paper background and then used different colors of thread matching the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper to backstitch through.
 Once the stitching was finished, I used the Butterfly Background cut file once more to cut butterflies from a few different papers and plain vellum - I changed the size slightly for each pass. I layered the like butterflies together and used my sewing machine to stitch through them before adhering them in place on the background.
 I tucked a sweet photo of Jane into the top right corner and then added a few sweet sentiment stickers around. On the bottom left corner I added a title, journaling spot, and flower sticker. Very minimal embellishing to let the stitching shine!

Be sure to visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine website to download the Summer 2018 issue for free and grab the free cut files so you can replicate this layout!

SUPPLIES: Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes / Crate Paper: Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Butterfly Background by Paige Evans; Embroidery floss: DMC

Bend Up Flower Layout by Zsoka Marko

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

 Design team member Zsoka Marko always does things with cut files I never would have thought to do - like enlarging them or multiplying them, and more! So creative!

Hi there friends, I'm stopping by to share a new layout I've made for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team! I chose the Bend Up Flower Background cut file and Paige's Oh My Heart collection for this page.
I selected a few flowers and leaves I wanted to work with and deleted the rest of the cut file. I enlarged the shapes and arranged them in a way they covered half the page. I then sent the file to cut on my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock. Next, I backed the cut outs with different patterned papers. It was way too white for my taste so I added some colorful paper circles to the middle of the flowers using pop dots.
I cut the paper in half (diagonally), I did the same with a green patterned paper too, and mounted these two on a heavier cardstock. I added a strip of orange patterned paper in the middle for some contrast and interest as well as to hide the cut lines in the middle.
I fussy cut a bunch of flowers and layered them up around my photo. I tucked a tag behind the photo and wrote my journaling on it. Added my title and called it done!
I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART: Paper 03, Paper 05, Thickers, Ephemera Die Cuts; Cut file: Bend Up Flower Background by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock

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Triangles Layout by Steffi Ried

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hi everyone, it's Stefanie Ried and I have a new layout to share today! At the moment I like light and bright layouts a lot. Preferably with only a few small splashes of color like on this page. I also got out my triangle punch again.
I really like the Pick-Me-Up paper with the women - Paper 09. This photo has been on my table for a long time along with the patterned paper. And finally I used them both! Sometimes I have the right photos for the right paper but I don't know exactly how to use them together, but then the idea comes to me, it's very funny.

I decorated a triangle with many stickers. Another triangle is decorated with sequins. I also played with watercolors. I like the combination of different colors, techniques, and motifs.

Let's see what shapes I'll pick on my next layout. Until then, I wish you nice summer days!

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4th of July Layout by Audrey Yeager

Monday, July 9, 2018

Happy summer! It's Audrey Yeager here and today I used the Stars Background cut file to document some July 4th fun. In Silhouette Studio, I rotated the design slightly to put the stars at an angle.
I backed the cut file with teal, navy, red, and dark yellow papers from several of Paige's collections. Then I machine stitched between the stars with gold thread.

I saved the negative pieces and misted a few of them with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. Once dried, I popped them off the page over the darker yellow pieces.

I added gold phrase stickers from the Pick-Me-Up Stickers and a few Chipboard Stickers for embellishments around my photos. Under the photo I added Washi Tape from the Turn the Page collection and the phrase "You Sparkle" made with the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers.

I hope this gives you some inspiration for scrapping with red, white, and blue!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPMini ThickersStickersChipboard StickersTURN THE PAGEWashi Tape Book6x6 Paper Pad12x12 Paper PadHeidi Swapp Gold Color Shinewhite cardstock; Cut file: Stars Background by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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