She Makes Layout

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

I had so much fun making this layout with my older Turn the Page collection and a layered flower punch!
Here is the process video for this page:

I started by punching as many flowers as I could from Paper 02 which is a pretty pastel floral design. Then I flipped all of the flowers right side up and began layering them together - three pieces per flower.
I chose the B-side of Paper 16 which is a light mint floral for the background and began placing the flowers in clusters of like-colored flowers in a wreath design. Once I liked where the flowers were I glued them in place.
I folded the leaves in half for dimension and glued them in the gaps also trying to place them in the same colored group. Then I bent up all of the flower petals for the ultimate texture. I added a photo of Jane coloring at church to the center and popped up the corners with foam squares for dimension.
The title was made with the white foam Mini Thickers from Pick-Me-Up and I placed them directly on the photo in the white space to say "SHE MAKES". Underneath the photo I wrote journaling with a white paint pen.
I grabbed the sequins from Turn the Page and scattered a few little mint leaves around the wreath for another layer of interest and fun. To finish I stuck a pink heart sticker next to the title to echo my love for my daughter :) And I called this layout done!
I hope you are inspired to bust out your punches and create a lovely and dimensional layout filled with floral fun!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, sequins: TURN THE PAGE; Thickers: PICK-ME-UP; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper; Layered floral punch: The Paper Studio

Fun in the Sunshine Layout by Brianna Lepper

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Hi crafty friends! Brianna Lepper here with another layout using Paige's Bloom Street collection. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy! I'm hoping this layout inspires you to create something and I also hope it brightens your day. Bloom Street comes with a Washi Tape set and I thought it would be fun to show you how to back a cut file using some of the rolls from the set.
First, I grabbed a piece of white cardstock from my stash and cut the Butterfly Half cut file twice on my Silhouette Cameo. When I cut it the second time, I removed the inner wing segments since I only wanted the solid background of the butterfly. I then took the negative pieces from the butterfly wings and started applying Washi Tape on each piece. In doing this, I was able to control how each segment looked. I also did this because I knew I wanted to pop the entire cut file on adhesive foam. Once all of the segments had all of the washi tape down, I carefully adhered each piece on the solid butterfly. I used the cut file as a guide to make sure I had them placed correctly. I then added thin foam strips to the cut file and placed it on top of the solid piece. I love how it turned out!
For the base of my layout, I used Paper 18. I ran it through my sewing machine to add gold thread stitching as another form of texture. I also wanted a few hints of mixed media so I pulled out Paige's Star Stencil and applied white modeling paste through it. Adding paint splatters to finish it off just tied the whole background together. I wanted to make the butterfly appear to be landing on something so I used the Layered Flowers and Leaves cut file and cut it from Paper 22. I layered them up and added adhesive jewels from the Mixed Embellishments. I also added a few leaves to each flower from the Floral Die Cuts. Not only did it give my butterfly a landing spot, but it also created more texture and dimension to my page. I love these flowers so much!
For my title, I used two phrases from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers and I also pulled in some of the white Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection to complete my title. Those puffy words are my favorite! I love the ombre coloring and the font is perfect! I picked a few butterflies from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers and scattered them around my page. To embellish around my photo, I pulled a cute tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts and added some twine through it. I backed my photo with patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and also added a few stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book.
This layout was so much fun to create! I hope I've inspired you to use Washi Tape and back a cut file with it! To see how I created this layout, I'd love for you to check out my process video below! Thanks so much for stopping by and we will see you in my next post!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, jewels, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; Mini Thickers: PICK-ME-UP; white cardstock; modeling paste; Star Stencil; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Butterfly Half and Layered Flowers and Leaves by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Bloom & Grow Layout

Monday, April 6, 2020

I have a new layout and process video to share with you today, yay! This layout features my Bloom Street collection and handmade patterned paper strip flowers.
 Check out the process video to see how to make these cute flowers and create the layout from start-to-finish:
I started by trimming (2) 1/4" strips from almost all of the Bloom Street patterned papers. Each flower needs (5) paper strips trimmed to the same length. I varied them from 1" to 2.5" to create a bunch of different sizes of flowers. Loop each of the five paper strips per flower and glue the loops in place. Punch circles from patterned papers and glue the five loops onto the circle in a flower shape - doesn't need to be perfect! Adhere another circle in the center to complete the flower. Once you make one, you'll want to make dozens!
I chose the pink floral & bees B-side of Paper 07 for my background. I adhered (5) blue/green 1/4" paper strips at various lengths across the bottom for the stems. Then I quickly placed all of the handmade flowers across the top part of the page to see if I liked the direction this page was taking. I did! Moving on!
I needed pictures. I didn't have pictures for this layout yet. I'm so "erbsessed" with these daffodils that have blossomed in our backyard that I've been working so hard to keep alive through these crazy Colorado winters. 70 degrees one day, a blizzard the next, back to 70 a few days later. I'm still getting used to it :) Anyway, I kept these flowers alive and wanted to get pictures of them and Jane. So I asked Jane to get dressed and come model for me and she agreed. Here are the pics!
I printed the photos at home with my Canon Pro-100 printer on Canon photo paper and then trimmed them out leaving a white border for contrast. I adhered the photos overlapping using foam adhesive for dimension below the flowers. The title is created with a "BLOOM" from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers, "and" mini alphabet stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book, and "GROW" from the Floral Foam Thickers, all placed below the photos. To finish I wrote journaling on part of a mint journaling card from the Ephemera Die Cuts using a blue pen and placed below the title.
That's it! I hope you are inspired to pick up my Bloom Street collection and have fun creating these patterned paper flowers! Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREET; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper

Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hey there! Paige Evans here helping Altenew celebrate their 6th anniversary with a new layout!
37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed at the end of this post and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/18/2020!
About this layout: I made a floral frame with my favorite metal dies: Peony Dream, Rose Flurries, Fantasy Floral, and Spring Shower. I also used the Fine Alphabet dies for the title. I grabbed my pile of cardstock and chose monochromatic colors for each flower and then used teals and greens for the leaves.
I used liquid glue to attach all the flower and leaf layers together and then placed them around the edges of a smooth white cardstock base in a loose frame. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I took a photo with my phone in case they got moved around and then used foam squares to attach the bits in place.
I cut a couple of the Spring Shower panels from smooth white cardstock and adhered the teeny tiny white flowers in the empty gaps for a fun texture, tone-on-tone look.

I cropped a recent family photo into a square, printed and trimmed it down leaving a white border, then adhered it in the center of the page. I die cut the "FAMILY" title from white cardstock and tucked the letters under the flowers at the top.

To finish, I wrote journaling with a light blue pen below the photo to balance the title. All in all I think this layout took about 5 hours to create - once all of the flowers were made it came together quickly after that, just have to put in some legwork at the beginning and then the results are well worth it!

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to enjoy all the stops on the hop listed below, and see you again soon!
Special offer: enjoy free U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid until 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE
Prizes: Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us - check out all the details on the Altenew Blog!
Now hop on along to Jaycee Gaspar!

Spring Days Layout by Elsie Robinson

Hey everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here with a springtime layout made using the Bloom Street collection and one of my all-time favourite cut files by Paige: Rainboots. Although we’re currently self-isolating in the UK, we’re allowed to leave our house once a day for a bit of exercise. So now, more than ever, I’m so grateful to be able to put on my rainboots and get outside to walk the dog. This cut file was perfect to help tell my story.
I started off by cutting the cut file from white cardstock. I decided to go for a classic rainboot look and chose the yellow floral pattern from Paper 14 to back the cut file with. For the soles and handles I chose the purple patterns from Paper 15. Since purple is yellow’s contrasting colour I was able to create a really bold and vibrant rainboot.

Of course I couldn’t resist adding some hand-stitching, so I used white thread to stitch around the outline of each boot, which adds more definition. And for even more cuteness I used one of the metal Flower Charms and added a handmade purple tassel to create a little custom charm for the rainboot!

For my background I used Paper 10 which is the most perfect sky background pattern and I added white paint splatters to give the look of rain. I used a combination of Floral Die Cuts and the Layered Butterfly Stickers to cluster around the rainboots. I used the "Spring" from the Puffy Vinyl Stickers combined with the "DAYS" Puffy Word Sticker to spell out my title. And finally, I adhered the hummingbird and umbrella Ephemera Die Cuts together to make it look like the bird was flying off holding an umbrella… I couldn’t resist adding that extra bit of whimsy!

I hope you’re all doing well and scrapping lots! Make sure you check out Paige’s cut files for loads of crafty inspiration!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charm, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Rainboots by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Sunshine & Happiness Layout by Anita Bownds

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Hi crafty friends, Anita Bownds here sharing another cute layout using Bloom Street of my daughter Eve riding a scooter. They grow up so fast! Eve will be 16 this year! Sometimes I wish they were small again... Now it’s all about makeup and hair :) I wanted to have a bright and fun floral layout with fussy cut flowers.
I started with Paper 14 as I really love the bright yellow and wanted it to be a border for my white cardstock. Using my Silhouette Cameo 3Paper 07, and Paige's Heart Sunburst cut file, I cut it to fit nicely in the middle. I then machine stitched on each ray to add extra texture then adhered it down with double sided foam tape to give it extra dimension.
Next I matted my photo on Paper 14 and paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad then tucked Ephemera Die Cuts in the photo layers. I made a little tag from the 2x2 Paper Pads to slip in the top of my photo. Using the Cardstock Stickers I added a title just below my photo leaving enough space to add all my fussy cut flowers from the 12x12 Paper Pad.
I then added some Washi Tape to the top and bottom of the white cardstock to add an extra pop of color and a bright sun from the Ephemera Die Cuts and decided to add the sun from the Cardstock Stickers over the top. I then added Enamel Dots to the center of the flowers and a few scattered punched hearts from the 12x12 Paper Pad and a few butterfly stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book and Cardstock Stickers. I finished off by adding some glitter glue around the fussy cut flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my Bloom Street layout. Happy crafting!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstockSilhouette Cameo; Cut file: Heart Sunburst by Paige Evans
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

Hello Sunshine Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, April 3, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new Bloom Street layout. I’ve had my eye on these beautiful watercolor dots on Paper 20, so I tore a big chunk of it to use as the main part of my design. I love that is has all the colors, so I pulled lots of matching embellishments to go around and below my photos. I layered a torn piece of Paper 09 for another textured layer, and I love the pop of pink that adds. I adhered those papers to some smooth white cardstock. I used modeling paste over Paige’s Polka Dots Stencil to create texture and then added yellow Shimmerz.
Look at all that awesome texture! I created a cluster of embellishments under the photos with the Ephemera Die Cuts4-Page Sticker BookPuffy Vinyl Stickers, and Cardstock Stickers. I love the birds in this collection! I added adhesive foam behind several of the pieces to pop them off the page. I also created more texture by adding in tangled thread in a few places.
I fussy cut a few flowers and leaves from Paper 02 to layer around the photos. Behind my photos I used pieces of Ephemera Die Cuts and Paper 14 as layers.
I smudged white gesso on the patterned paper behind the photos to fade out some of the circles. I added blue and purple Shimmerz and then added that awesome sunshine piece and this beautiful bird from the Ephemera Die Cuts
I just love how colorful and fun this turned out! I hope it inspires you to use a big piece of a patterned paper on your next layout. This whole layout was inspired by Paper 20! It’s fun to see where one piece of paper and can take you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOM STREETgessomodeling pastewhite acrylic paint; Stencil: Polka Dots by Paige Evans
Blog: // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Awesome Family Mini Album by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and I'm here today to share my first project with the Bloom Street collection: a mini album made to fill with at least 70 photographs.
This was a gift for a large family, so they needed a mini album with high capacity. I added nine pages and one more additional expandable page. I built the mini album with a 2.5" wide spine, decorated with a Tassel. I used the beautiful papers from Bloom Street to make the structure and the pages and I decorated some of them with Paige's cut files.

This is the cover. I made a thin shaker with the Awesome cut file.

This is the Envelope cut file. It closes with magnets and it is full of scraps to decorate the photographs and the pages.

This is the Unicorn cut file. I'm absolutely IN LOVE with this but I must confess that I put it in this album because of the adorable girls who will have their photographs in this dropdown.

And finally, this is the Flower Bouquet cut file, stuck in a vellum envelope. There is a mini notebook with a stitched binding inside.

You can see the whole flip through on my YouTube channel:

Thank you for stopping by! See you soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, tassel: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: AwesomeEnvelopeUnicorn, and Flower Bouquet by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi / Pinterest: Scrapamundi
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