Fall-Themed Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Friday, October 20, 2017

Stefanie Ried blows me away with her talent every.single.time!! How does she do it?! I kind of just want to crawl inside her brain and live there for a few days, in a non-creepy, non-invasive way of course! But seriously, check out this fall-themed mini album she created for her blog post this week and you'll see what I mean!
Hello and welcome to a new mini book! Seasons are a nice theme for a mini and Paige's collections fit perfectly for that. My daughter loves autumn! Finally it's the time of year to pick pumpkins and paint them, celebrate Halloween, and collect colorful leaves. She is very happy and is totally excited every day which is nice to see. I chose the most beautiful photos from the last few weeks to create a mini.
The colors from the collection Turn the Page I find very suitable for autumn, so it is easy to put together a nice color combination.

After selecting the papers, I looked at Paige's cut files in the Silhouette Store. There is a large selection of beautiful cut files with a fall theme!

I cut the Leaves Background for the cover from Paper 23. Then I die cut the same Leaves Background as well as Feathers, Pumpkin Trio, Pumpkin, and Haunted Houses from white cardstock. Then I cut a page of the Bat Background from an older Fancy Free paper.

I cut the papers for the pages to 7x7", folded them in half, then sewed down the middle. I quickly got a mini album base! I like it when the bindings are simple. I prefer to focus on the individual pages.

You saw the cover consists of the cut out with leaves. Behind it is a beautiful background in the colors red, gold, and peach shimmer. I used watercolors for this. The title is made with Turn the Page Thickers.

I hope you liked my mini. Let's see if there is also an upcoming mini about winter ;) Here is a process video for my mini:

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Jaw dropping! Stunning! Magnificent! There aren't enough superlatives in the English dictionary to adequately describe how much I love this!

Silhouette Design Team Layouts #3

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Silhouette design team gals have been hard at work creating stunning creation after stunning creation and today I am sharing some fall and Halloween themed pages they've recently made!
This week I (Lorilei Murphy) worked with the Feathers or Leaves cut file! I cut a whole sheet of feathers after sizing them down to about 3.5 inches high. I backed each of the feathers with a paper from the Turn the Page 6x6 Paper Pad. I then added corners to a piece of white cardstock and stitched lace Ribbon from Turn the Page along the edges. Then I fussy cut flowers from the floral paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad and scattered them along the top of the feathers.
Audrey Yeager here! I have two layouts to share with a fall theme. First, I pulled out some fall colored Paige Evans / Pink Paislee papers and used the Feathers or Leaves cut file to make four big leaves. I wanted to add a little bit more brown, so I brought in some kraft paper and colored it with matching inks. Some of the wood veneer from the Turn the Page collection added to the natural feel, too.
Here I used the Leaves Background cut file and the inside leaf shapes from the Folk Art Christmas trees cut file for my green branches on the page. I mixed just about all of Paige's collections on this page and was able to pull out the perfect fall palette of colors! Because my photo was busy and the cut files were so detailed, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.
Next is me, Zsoka Marko! I chose the Flower 12 Petals cut file and the Turn the Page collection for this one. I went with a very simple design and enlarged my cut file, something I do very often. Then I cut the flower from white textured cardstock. I was a little bit stuck at this point because I had no idea how to back this file! I didn't know if I should back every single little piece with different patterned papers or do something else. In the end I decided to use only 3 papers and back the biggest petals. Now this was a bit tricky because after a while the petals should be tucked under the previously attached ones. Not sure if there's an easier way, but probably ha! I generally over complicate things! Once done, I adhered the cut file to the background paper with the help of foam adhesive. I like dimension on my layouts! I glued down my photo and added some embellishments around it: fussy cut and wood veneer flowers and some pieces from the ephemera pack. I created my title using a die cut and a sticker from the sticker sheet. I wrote my journaling on one of the journaling spots and attached it to the left bottom side of my page. As a final step I added some blue ink spatters.
Hi everybody! It's Bea Valint here sharing a fun double page layout using Paige Evans cut files and collections!
 It's almost the end of October and my little girl changes her outfit everyday from angel style to a cute witch costume, so she goes from beautiful to BOOtiful! :)
 The process is pretty easy and the same for both pages. I started by cutting the cut files from colored cardstock. On the grey layout I used the Bats Background and the pink layout has the Butterflies Background. I cut out the bats and butterflies from patterned paper too and layered them on the cardstock die cut with machine stitching. For the butterflies, I added an extra layer using vellum. I adhered the die cuts to the background and arranged my photo in the middle of my page. Then I embellished the pages with puffy and cardstock stickers, washi tape, fussy cut stars, and butterflies.
I hope you are inspired by all four of these awesomely talented ladies and the way they creatively use cut files!

Silhouette Cut File Layouts

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Today I want to share a few of the pages I've made in the past using my Silhouette Design Store cut files!

SWING AWAY by Paige Evans
This layout uses the Chevron Background and then each section was backed with patterned paper for a colorful design!

WONDER BOY by Paige Evans
Here I've used the Diamonds Background and backed each diamond with a different patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques!

On this page I've used the Hearts in Heart cut file as the main focal element and backed each heart with patterned paper. A trio of three photos surrounds the heart - like the title says, they're snapshots from our day!

The Hexagons Background is a great way to get a lot of color on a page as well as frame photos in a unique shape!

A LOVELY DAY by Paige Evans
Same cut file (Hexagons Background), different supplies. This is an older Basic Grey collection. I love doing the color-on-color technique to create fun textures!

HELLO VIOLETA by Paige Evans
Here I have used the Quilt Triangles cut file and backed each piece with a paper from a past Studio Calico kit. Not every triangle was backed to give the page some room to "breathe"!

TODAY IS THE DAY by Paige Evans
This layout features the Split Circles cut file which is perfect for featuring a central photo (or two!) - the design draws your eye right into the middle target.

SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
On this last layout I used the Super Star cut file to make a roughly monochromatic layout of my superstar son :)
As you can see, I LOVE backing cut files with patterned paper! It's such a fun and therapeutic technique and great for using up patterned paper scraps! Check my cut files in Silhouette today and see what fantastic page designs you can come up with!

Fall Layout by Fl贸ra Farkas

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Maybe I'm a bit biased, but I think Turn the Page is perfect for fall-themed layouts and projects :) The color palette was specifically chosen with autumn in mind! Design team member Fl贸ra Farkas created a beautiful layout that you can easily scraplift with a fall theme!
Hi friends! Here is my latest layout created with the Turn the Page collection. I used a fall photo of our sweet dog, F眉li. She likes to jump in the middle of a fallen leaves heap.
I grabbed the ombre Paper 18 and used it as my background. I know pink is not a traditional fall color but I believe everything is about embellishing and you can still do the magic with non fall colors. I gathered all the floral die cuts from the Ephemera Die Cuts, but I only used the one which matched the pattern of Paper 02. The reason is, I also fussy cut few flowers from that paper to create a busy floral heap.

After I arranged the flowers and adhered some of them with foam tape I added even more embellishments like Chipboard StickersPuffy Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts. I fussy cut many leaves from Paper 15 and added them around the cluster to mimic fallen leaves.

In the end, I cut out gold foiled sentiment bubbles from the 6x6 Paper Pad and scattered them around the page. I adhered a Journaling Spot and stamped on the date.

I hope you like my simple but lovely page! Thanks for stopping by today!
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I love the layered look of this page! It's amazing what a little bit of dimensional adhesive can do for a layout!

Super Explorer Layout

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hi scrappy friends! I'm kicking off another week of Wild Child fun on the Pink Paislee blog! I mixed and matched the entire collection to create this layout about my wild children.
First I die cut my Stars Star Cut File from textured white cardstock. I thought about backing each individual star with a different patterned paper, but I knew that would take hours so I sifted through the papers and hoped one would be colorful and fun and still create an awesome effect. Success! The rainbow and clouds striped paper from the boy papers worked perfectly! I simply popped up the star with some dimensional adhesive and then trimmed around it. Now to find a background...
For the background paper I used the corresponding rainbow stripes paper from the girl patterns. I LOVE all the bright colors! I thought about doing a mixed media background but decided there was enough color going on and to keep it simple. Sometimes simple is okay (I need to repeat this to myself more often, ha!)
Next came my photo - I chose a silly picture of Fox & Jane - perfect for this Wild Child collection! They're just being their funny selves and the colors went perfectly with the papers I had chosen. On the upper left side of the photo, since there wasn't anything too important going on there, I decided to create a cascading title using die cuts, stickers, and Thickers. After that I added some star and heart puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, and paper stickers all around, mostly sticking with the color-on-color technique. I finished off the layout with some coordinating hand stitching around the star to define that shape and journaled inside one of the clouds. I hope you are inspired to use the adorable, fun, and playful Wild Child collection on your next layout!

Good Morning Layout

Sunday, October 15, 2017

I'm sharing my newest Big Picture Classes layouts over the next few weeks! Up first is this layout featuring pennant banners.
On this layout I tried to simplify things a bit and kept it pretty minimal – the banners are the star of the show! I placed them in a radiating design leading out from the photo and then added the title across the top. A few coordinating embellishments placed on the pennants here and there and this layout was finished! Oh and I also added journaling and paint splatters.
 The start-to-finish process video can be found over in the class if you're interested to see exactly how this page came together!
Supplies: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, washi tape, pennant paper clip, Thickers, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, wood veneer: Turn the Page by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Pennant cut files: Paige Evans for Big Picture Classes; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paint: FolkArt

Mom's Day Cut File Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, October 13, 2017

When Missy Whidden's latest design team project email showed up in my inbox and I opened it up... I literally gasped out loud! It's just that beautiful! We're still highlighting my cut files for Silhouette on the blog and the layout she made is all kinds of awesome. Check it out:

Hello again, friends! Missy here and I’m sharing a new layout featuring the Scalloped Circles cut file enlarged to fit my entire page. I did a little mixing and matching with Paige’s collections on this. I used a patterned paper from the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad to cut the design. I love the watercolor look of it, and I placed it on some white cardstock so it would stand out. I used some Shimmerz sprays, some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine, and a few gelatos to create the watercolor effect on the background. I spent lots of time fussy cutting flowers for this page! I pulled out the Turn the Page 12x12 Paper Pad and cut all the gold foiled flowers from one paper. I also cut the hot pink tiny flowers from a sheet in the Fancy Free 12x12 Paper Pad. It’s fun to combine bits and pieces from different collections to make things interesting!
I love how versatile this cut file is. Usually I back all the open spots with patterned papers, but I decided to leave all the spots open. I wanted the background to show through. I added some shiny gold here with some machine stitching. The background gold really shines and it’s a perfect complement to the gorgeous flowers. The fussy cutting was well worth it!

I wanted to cluster some of the flowers on top of the photo so I did that in a few places. I added one of the Turn the Page Pennant Paper Clips to the corner edge here and layered a flower on top of it. I pulled out the Oh My Heart Chipboard Stickers and found a yellow one that matched perfectly. I added in some of the Turn the Page Ribbon through the hole to finish it off.

I did even more mixing and matching for my title. I used some of the Take Me Away Thickers for half of it and the Turn the Page Thickers for the other half. I curved the title to fit the cut file. I also added a smaller subtitle over on the left side. I used the “today” sticker from the Turn the Page Sticker Book, stuck it to some vellum, and fussy cut it out.

This was so much fun to create! I highly recommend checking out Paige’s Silhouette cut files. They are really awesome and give you so many possibilities to create with! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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October 2016 Mini Album

Thursday, October 12, 2017

I never shared my 2016 "October Occasionally" mini album! I didn't coin that term, but it's perfect for what it is - not like December Daily where we document something every day, but rather only occasionally in October. And I don't even work on it every day, I wait until after Halloween and then print my photos together and knock the whole project out in a couple sittings :)
First, here is a flip thru:
All of my October mini albums are done in 4x4 instagram mini albums by We R or Becky Higgins or Studio Calico - anyone that makes a remotely Halloween-ish color or pattern, I'll use it!
I've used pretty much the same Halloween products for all five of my October minis as you can see if you watch the flip thrus on my YouTube "mini albums playlist"! And here's a secret - I only started making these back in 2014, but I had all my photos from previous years so last fall I whipped out 2012 and 2013 October mini albums too! Since Fox was born in 2010 and we totally walked him around in our arms on Halloween night, I would love to go back and even do 2010 and 2011. I love Halloween, that's all there is to it!
So here are some stills of my mini album! Let me know if you have any questions about anything that you see!
If you have a QR reader you can hover over these codes and it'll open up YouTube videos that I took of the kids!
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