Darling, You're Beautiful Layout for June Hip Kit Club

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Here is my second guest designer layout for the June Hip Kit Club!
Check out the process video so you can see how this layout came to be:

I started by trimming patterned paper strips to 1", 1.25", 1.5", 1.75", and 2" x 3" and then folded the strips in half. I also trimmed cardstock strips and made folded pieces of the floral transparency paper. This is a great technique to use up scraps! To make the paper strips stay folded permanently I machine stitched along the top edge of each one using white thread.
Next I grabbed my chosen background paper from the kit - a light pink plaid, and started placing the paper pieces to find an arrangement I liked. I decided to have more of them at the top and layer them down towards the bottom. I took a picture with my phone and then referred back to the photo to adhere everything in place. I used a bone folder and scraped it down the page to flatten the folds a bit more.
Then I added a pair of photos of cute Jane at the bottom and tucked in embellishments under and around and by the paper strips and the photos. I placed the periwinkle "darling, you're beautiful" sentiment at the top and mirrored it with a "beautiful" puffy sticker at the bottom. I wrote my journaling with a black pen to finish it up!
I hope you have found a technique to inspire you and will check out the incredible Hip Kit Club! They provide so much inspiration every month from the design team members in a wide array of styles so you're sure to find something that clicks with you!
SUPPLIES: June Hip Kit Club kits; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

Mixed Media Cards by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Can you believe Zsoka watercolored these butterflies to look like the ones from Turn the Page?! Check it out along with a second card featuring mixed media and my cut files!

Hey there crafty friends, Zsoka here, sharing a couple of cards I've created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team! I'm rarely in the mood to do mixed media but I felt like that's the only thing I haven't done on cards for this DT! So I thought I'd do something different now. I chose two cut files to work with, the Butterfly Background cut file and the Cross Stitch Heart cut file. I created two 5x5" squares in Silhouette Studio so I knew how big my designs should be. Then I cut both of them from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo.
Now if I'm honest, it would have been simpler to use a pencil and the sketch function of the Cameo, but I have no idea where my pencil holder is... so I went this way. I used the white cardstock cut out as a stencil and simply drew in the butterflies with a pencil. Next, I painted the butterflies with the gorgeous new Pinkfresh Studio liquid watercolors. I tried to match the colors to the Turn the Page collection.
Once done, I added a light grey water color wash around the butterflies for contrast as well as some black dots. I created a 5.25x5.25" top folding card base, attached a pink patterned paper in the same size, then glued my watercolored panel on top. 
To finish off this card, I added a few butterflies I fussy cut from Paper 04 in the collection and a sentiment I cut out from an Ephemera Die Cut.
Oh, there was another reason why I decided to go with mixed media! I just remembered now ha! I bought some storage for my wall and rearranged my RASKOG, which had most of my paints and mixed media supplies in it. While reorganizing everything I started feeling guilty for having sooo much stuff I don't use... Hence, mixed media projects ha! 

For my second card I chose Shimmerz Dazzlerz to use with my stencil. I love this color and I had the same in Texturez which I had to throw away because it completely dried out. I was happy this one was still OK! I found a patterned paper in the Turn the Page collection that was pretty much the same color, so I decided to go for a tone-on-tone look.
Again, I made a 5.25x5.25" top folding card base, adhered a slightly smaller light pink patterned paper on top, then added my mint panel. 
I created two clusters of flowers for which I used some die cut pieces as well as some I fussy cut from Paper 15. I glued them down in layers, adding foam adhesive here and there to create dimension. For my sentiment I took apart one of the Pennant Paper Clips and used the sentiment from that.
That's it! I hope I could inspire you to not shy away from mixed media on cards! Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!

Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com / Instagram: @zsokamarko / Facebook: Zsoka Marko / YouTube: Zsoka Marko

This Sweet Girl Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, June 22, 2018

When I opened up this email by design team member Missy Whidden my jaw immediately dropped to the floor! IT'S GORGEOUS!!!
Hey, friends! Missy here, and I based this layout around these gorgeous flowers. I used Paige’s new Layered Flower cut file, and it’s just amazing. I used a ton of patterned papers from Pick-Me-UpOh My Heart, and Fancy Free to create them. It’s super easy and fun because you simply choose all the papers you want, cut each flower separately, and then layer them all together. Bending up the edges creates some incredible dimension. I just love how they turned out! I tucked a cute photo in the middle of the flowers and added some mixed media to the rest of the page. I used the Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers for my title, and I used Distress Oxides inks to add some color to the bottom of the letters.
These really are easy to put together. I added some matching buttons to the centers and they were complete. I sorted through all the Pick-Me-Up embellishments and used color coordinating bits and pieces from the Haberdashery Multi-PackChipboard StickersStickers, and Rub-Ons. I love the tone-on-tone look against the mixed media.

To add color to the background, I first added gesso.  I used Distress Oxides inks  and simply rubbed the ink pad on the paper in a downward motion. I used a few different blues, pinks, and yellows and then spritzed it with water. I held the cardstock up to let all the color drip down the page. It turned out so cool!

Here you can see the beautiful colors and how all the small embellishments match so perfectly.  I even cut a piece of the Cut Apart Vellum Paper to use on the blue section.

You simply must check out this Layered Flower cut file! It made this layout come together really fast and I love that it allowed me to use so many patterned papers together. I hope this has given you some fun ideas to try on your next layout! Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 01Paper 04Paper 05Paper 07Paper 08Paper 13Paper 14Paper 15Paper 17Paper 18Paper 23Chipboard StickersStickersRub-OnsMini ThickersCut Apart Vellum PaperHaberdashery Multi-PackOH MY HEART: 12x12 Paper Pad, Paper 02Paper 05Paper 09Paper 15Paper 22Paper 24FANCY FREE: 12x12 Paper Pad; Cut file: Layered Flower by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette CameoinksgessoHeidi Swapp Gold Color Shine
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden

Kindergarten Layout & Process Video

Thursday, June 21, 2018

I've got a new layout to share today with Jane's official Kindergarten photo, my Scalloped Circles Background cut file, and my Pick-Me-Up collection with Pink Paislee!
Kindergarten by Paige Evans
Here is a process video so you can see how this layout came together:

I started by having my Silhouette Cameo 3 die cut the Scalloped Circles Background from textured white cardstock. Then I trimmed Paper 10 into rows and punched 1" circles from each patterned square. I cut all of the circles in half to make semi-circles and used those to back the scallops of the cut file. I placed adhesive only along the flat edge which let the scallops bend up to create dimension & shadows.
I used my Brother sewing machine and white thread to stitch around the inner edge of each circle for texture, to make sure the paper semi circles stay in place permanently, and to add that "home spun" look.
The cut file is designed to be concentric, but I decided to layer them all at the left side, using the B-side of Paper 16 for my background. I used foam squares to attach the scalloped circles in place, again to create depth and dimension.
I added the photo of Jane on the left side and embellished minimally with Chipboard Stickers and Puffy Stickers to let the background shine. Around the inner edge of the circles I created the title using white Mini Foam Thickers, the year with mini number Stickers, and wrote journaling with a .03 black precision pen.
That's it! I hope Jane looks back at this layout and fondly remembers her year at Kindergarten. She made some great friends, loved her teacher, and learned so much. We'll miss Chloe Clark Elementary!
SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 10Paper 16Chipboard StickersPuffy StickersMini Foam ThickersStickers; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Scalloped Circles Backgroundwhite cardstock; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; precision pen

Sweet Life Scalloped Banner Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

I love the softness and daintiness of this new layout by design team member Lorilei Murphy!
I cut the Scalloped Banner cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3 without any idea of page design or which collection I would use. Once I saw the pretty tiny scalloped border on the scallops I knew light and airy would be perfect.
I chose the Take Me Away collection and used the soft lavender, mint, and coral papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to back the cut file.

Each end where the scallops join together is the perfect place to add a little embellishment cluster. I have been wanting to use the potted flowers from the Chipboard Stickers forever! YAY perfect spot found for it. I added the "happy happy happy" banner with a bit of white string to finish it off.

On the other banner end spots I used little buttons from Take Me Away. It looks like the buttons and embellishments are helping to hold the banner. I added some pretty layers around my photo and decided to center my photo cluster at the top of the banner swag.

SUPPLIES: TAKE ME AWAY12x12 Paper PadButtonsEphemera Die CutsChipboard Stickers; Cut file: Scalloped Banner by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
Blog: roseyposeystudio.com / Instagram: @roseyposey_studio / Pinterest: @roseyposeygirl /
Rosey Posey Studio / YouTube: Lorilei Murphy

Spring Mini Album by Steffi Ried

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Here is another amazing mini album by design team member Stefanie Ried!
After the Summer, Fall, and Winter, I created a mini album about Spring! Now there is a mini with the beautiful collections of Paige for every season. I love them all :)

You can make an album with Paige's collections in every season. Everything is possible!
After a long time, I've made a mini with only one binder ring. I had so much fun and it is an easy way to crate an album with many pages. First I thought that I would create 6 or 7 pages. But as you can see, there are a few more in the mini album :)

I photographed one day in May. I did not have to go to work, the sun was shining, and my daughter was on vacation. A great spring day!

After breakfast we went for a bike ride and I wore inline skates. It was not that hot yet. Perfect for a bit of sport outside.

Photos of flowers are a MUST in Spring! And so peonies and poppies have come into the album. My favorites.

In the afternoon we went to Anni's swimming class. I am glad that these moments are also captured.

Here are a few more photos of the day in Spring 2018:
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Hello Lisbon Layout by Bea Valint

Monday, June 18, 2018

You can't go wrong with a large focal element like a globe! This new layout by design team member Bea Valint leaves me "in stitches!"
Hey everyone, it’s Bea back with a new layout featuring Paige’s Globe cut file. There is nothing like sitting on the beach, watching the playing children, while working on a pretty stitching project! That’s exactly what I did last weekend!
To prepare the stitching template, I turned the cut lines from straight to small dashed lines in Silhouette Studio. I loaded white cardstock into the cutting machine and it made the piercing holes instead of me. I took the template and a bunch of embroidery floss with me to our weekend house and spent some great and relaxing hours hand stitching the background.

I was so happy with the result and couldn’t wait to come back home and finish the page. I didn’t want to hide too much from the background, so I placed the photo on the right edge of the page. I arranged die cut pieces, stickers, and fussy cut flowers around the photo and added my journaling to a journaling card.

I created the title using white foam Mini Thickers and Chipboard Thickers. I colored the foam Thickers using a stamp pad as I learned from Steffi Ried. I also created a cluster at the top of the globe using mostly fussy cut flowers from Paper 02.

This layout was so much fun to create, I hope I could inspire you to give hand stitching a try on your next layout!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPPaper 02Ephemera Die CutsChipboard ThickersMini ThickersChipboard StickersPuffy StickersRub-OnsStickersJournaling SpotsHaberdashery Multi-Packwhite cardstock; Cut file: Globe by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

Blog: myshinystudio.blogspot.com / Instagram: @beavalint / Pinterest: @valint7 /
Facebook: myshinystudio / YouTube: Bea Valint
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