Create Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hello and welcome to a new layout from me Stefanie Ried with the beautiful Whimsical collection. I can hardly believe it myself, but I wanted to hand stitch again! Yes, really! I had the idea of an embroidered border in my head so that it looks as if a colorful yarn would make a frame.
And what is the best way to accentuate the embroidered frame? Rainbow colors! I love it. Paige is my greatest inspiration. Also because the new Whimsical collection fits perfectly. First I sketched the lines on the background with a pencil, then the holes were pierced, then I erased the lines.

Then the fun started! This time it worked out great. I finished stitching in one evening. That surprised me completely. My daughter liked the embroidered frame so much that she embroidered her own layout!

When the frame was embroidered, I chose the embellishments to match the colors - I used Puffy StickersChipboard StickersEnamel ShapesStickers, and the Sticker Book. On the layout is a photo of me and my girlfriend Nadine. We met more than 5 years ago at a workshop. She was my first scrapbook friend. It is so nice to meet friends through the same passion. The best!   

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to stitch on your layouts!

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Flower Frame Layout

Monday, December 10, 2018

Here is a layout I made for the Pink Paislee blog using Whimsical and my Flower Frame cut file!
Stay Lovely Little Mermaid by Paige Evans
Here is a process video so you can see how this layout came together:

I started by die cutting my Flower Frame from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I took some time to find all of the colored solid patterned papers throughout Whimsical including 12x12 papers and pieces from the 6x6 Paper Pad. Then I spent about 5 hours backing the cut file... Yup, it took a long time, but I found it relaxing and I love the results! All of the colors popping through the flowers and leaves!!
I chose Paper 04 as my background and painted gesso across it to tone down the pattern - otherwise it would be a bit too busy. I added the backed flower frame on top using dimensional adhesive to create depth and shadows.
 I tucked a photo of Jane swimming in her mermaid swimsuit into the bottom left corner and wrote journaling directly on the photo. I made the title with a sentiment sticker and the little colorful alphabet stickers in the Sticker Book. I tucked a few more Stickers under the right edge of the photo as well as some Chipboard Sticker leaves.

Continuing to embellish, I added a heart sticker over each flower in a coordinating color and then topped off a few of the flowers with Ephemera Die Cut butterflies. These final touches help add more texture and interest.
 I hope you are inspired to check out my Whimsical collection with Pink Paislee and my cut files and create something lovely with them!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 04Paper 05Paper 06Paper 08Paper 09Paper 10Paper 11Paper 12Paper 13Paper 14Paper 15Paper 17Paper 18Paper 19Paper 20Paper 22Paper 23Paper 24Sticker BookStickersChipboard Stickers; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; gessowhite cardstock; Cut file: Flower Frame by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

1st Birthday Layout by Virginia Walker

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Hello everyone! Virginia Walker here with a new layout for you today featuring Whimsical and the Frame cut file!
I started this page with no real direction, in fact, I simply sat down and fussy cut some florals from one of the patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. It did not take long to cut the entire sheet and the time it took gave me a chance to think about the type of page I’d like to create. I was drawn to the different shades of pink that run throughout Whimsical so I decided to feature all of the various shades, along with other colors too of course!

I chose the gorgeous Frame cut file from Paige and cut it from one of the dark pink patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I chose the B-side of Paper 01 for my background, it is a softer shade of pink and coordinated beautifully. Because I had already fussy cut a bunch of florals most of the work was done for me. I added some foam behind my cut file to give it dimension and it also provided places for me to then tuck the florals into.

I overlapped and tucked all of my florals around and inside the frame making sure I had an even coverage of each color around my layout. I added just a few layers of patterned paper from the 6x6 Paper Pad behind my photo and tucked this inside the frame amongst the flowers. To add different texture to the layout I added a few Chipboard Sticker hearts, flowers, and leaves as well as a few florals from the Sticker Book.

My title was created using a combination of a sticker from the Chipboard Stickers and the super cute pink Foam Mini Thickers. I absolutely love the focus on all the various shades of pink on this layout but it needed a touch of white so I tore the bottom left corner of my patterned paper and added white cardstock behind it. I was going to stitch this to add some detail but decided this was the perfect place to use some of the stitched Rub-Ons, they worked beautifully over both the layers of paper too! I love that Whimsical has so many elements that can be fussy cut from all of the patterned papers!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICAL12x12 Paper Pad6x6 Paper PadFoam Mini ThickersChipboard StickersRub-OnsSticker Bookwhite cardstock; Cut file: Frame by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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Xmas Morning Layout by Kim Jeffress

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Yay!!! The holiday season is in full swing! Kim Jeffress here today on the blog, and I don't know about you, but I can never scrap my Christmas photos from the previous year in any other month than December! I think I’m in a better mood and thinking more festive. So when I saw the Slug Bug Christmas Tree cut file I just couldn't wait to get started. You are probably thinking - why a white tree and why a yellow car? Well at home we have this gorgeous white Christmas tree that we bought two years ago and it is my absolute favorite so I knew I had to do a white tree on top of the car. And as for the car, well, it is Summer here down in Australia and since yellow is my favorite color it was kinda a given!
I started with the Slug Bug Christmas Tree cut file and I used some white cardstock and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo. I then backed the car with some smooth yellow cardstock from Bazzill Basics. I backed the tree section of the tree with vellum. My layout base was the super fun Paper 15 from Paige’s Whimsical collection - I thought the happy clouds would be the perfect backdrop for my car. I added my car to the bottom of the layout, lifting it with some pop dots for some added dimension. When I added the tree I noticed the clouds were showing through the vellum, so I trimmed a piece of white cardstock and slid it under the pop dots under the tree. I love the soft effect that is still created with the vellum. I then took some of the new Foam Mini Thickers and some older gold ones from my stash from Crate Paper and curved my title around the bonnet of the car.

I loved the rain falling from some of the clouds so I wanted to emulate that a little with my photos so I added some hot pink ribbon from my stash to look like they were hanging or falling from the top of the layout. I then chose some words from the Stickers and Sticker Book that added to the Christmas theme and placed them around my photos. I also added some of the Rub-Ons and Puffy Stickers before adding my journaling using my Typecast Typewriter. Finally I punched stars from gold glitter paper from my stash to complete my layout.

I just love how my layout screams color and fun and festivity! Who says Christmas has to be the traditional red and green right?!

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Dream & Create Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hello lovelies, Zsoka back today with a new layout I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team! I was bored awhile back so I fussy cut every paper in the beautiful new Whimsical collection that could be fussy cut :). So I may or may not have used all those elements on a bunch of my upcoming projects, ha! This layout started out as a wreath but then I tried to come up with something different.
Eventually I came up with this idea. I cut one of Paige's cut files, Scalloped Circles Background Small. I only used one of the circles and I removed the inner circle so I had a solid white circle with scalloped edges. I used textured white cardstock for this and my Silhouette Cameo to cut it.

I chose Paper 05 with the rainbow striped paper for background. From another rainbow paper (Paper 16) I hand cut a scalloped border and glued it down at the bottom. I added my Chipboard Stickers title on top of this paper. I think I need full packages of just chipboard words in every collection because I like to use these for titles!

I placed my circle on the background and checked with my photo where I want it to be. Once I was happy with the placement, I glued it down. I added some tissue paper and tags behind my photo and adhered it all to the background. I then started filling up the circle with flowers fussy cut from Paper 14. Some of them I just glued down with liquid glue, for others I used foam adhesive so they are more dimensional. I added a bunch of matte white enamel dots and a light pink ribbon bow. To finish off my page I wrote my journaling and splattered some copper paint all over the background.

I hope you like how this turned out and I could inspire you in some small way! This layout is very close to my heart, it brings back good memories of happy times. Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back soon with a new layout!

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Disneyland Paris Layout by Lucile Peignon

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Hello everyone, it's Lucile! Today I have a new layout with the Whimsical collection. I love this collection! For this layout I used two cut files of borders: Scalloped Background Border and Scalloped Borders Border. This is the first time I use this kind of cut file and I love the effect!
To start, I cut my borders from different patterned papers. I wanted a very colorful layout so I used the most color possible. I arranged them one above the other leaving an empty space in the center for my photo. For the background I chose Paper 21 to highlight the colors of the borders. Then I stuck a photo in the center with 3D foam squares for dimension. I used Floral Die Cuts and flowers & leaves from the Sticker Book to decorate it. What would a page be without flowers? Haha!

On the other side of my photo I added my title and journaling. I used several alphabets from the collection. I love the typewriter effect for journaling! Finally, I added little butterfly Ephemera Die Cuts on the borders. I hope you enjoyed this colorful layout! Thanks for reading!

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Just Because Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Hello again, friends! Missy Whidden here and I have a new layout featuring the Whimsical collection. I cut Paige’s Flower cut file using multiple patterned papers in three different sizes with a Silhouette Cameo for this page. I created a vertical scattered design with the flowers creating a bright rainbow effect. I pulled the rainbow striped background paper from the Whimsical 12x12 Paper Pad. I covered a lot of the left side with white gesso first and then used my palette knife to scrape on several colors of spray inks.
Once the background was dry, I glued the flowers down lightly so the edges could pop off the page. I placed the photo down towards the bottom half of the page and embellished around it. I layered in some the Chipboard Stickers and stickers from the Sticker Book. I wanted to stick with the flower theme, so that’s what I chose to layer in. I used a purple frame from the Ephemera Die Cuts as a layer behind the photo as well as some white tissue paper. I really love how the mixed media shows through the die cut flowers.

I have been waiting to use one of the Tassel Paper Clips and this layout was perfect for it! I clipped the yellow one on the bottom of the photo and then overlapped a Sticker Book sticker on top of it. I used the Chipboard Thickers for my simple title. I just love all of the patterns and colors! I machine stitched through them for some added texture.

Below the title I added a border sticker from the Sticker Book as well as a Rub-On phrase. I used the Sticker Book again to create this little flower cluster to the right of my journaling. To finish it off, I added a big butterfly from the Ephemera Die Cuts and a few butterflies from the Rub-Ons then stitched trails from them.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try on your next page using Whimsical! This one was really fun to create. Be sure to check out my process video for more details!
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Play Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Monday, December 3, 2018

Lorilei here today! Hope you are having a good day! I'm so happy to be sharing a layout using Whimsical and Paige's cut files! I chose the Flower Group cut file and cut it from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I backed the cut file with an assortment of papers in warm colors from the Whimsical 6x6 Paper Pad and one 12x12 Paper Pad sheet. I also used two B-side 12x12 papers in shades of green. I love that fact that the B-sides in Whimsical have almost every color you could need!

Once I had the cut file finished, I added white gesso to my background and then began adding Shimmerz paints. I used corals and pinks similar to the papers from Whimsical. Next, I added some plain paper, book paper, a doily, and a tag under my photo for lots of dimension and texture. I tucked it beneath the photo and then adhered the cut file and photo layers to the background. For an added accent I chose the gorgeous patterned butterfly Ephemera Die Cut and popped it up on a white butterfly with some coordinating thread wrapped around it. I added that to the top corner of the photo to keep the focal point all in the same area.

I almost called the page done at that point, but I found the rose gold foil Chipboard Sticker "play" and thought it would be cute to add to the page. I added it to the top of the flowers and then I felt like I needed a bit more bling, so I mixed Vicki Boutin glaze in Rose Gold and Gold together and added it through a little heart stencil around the edges. My last finishing touch was the pretty "do what makes your soul happy" card and two tiny Puffy Stickers!

Thank you for having a look, I love how my page turned out!

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