2nd Oh My Heart Coptic Book

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I will be teaching two bookbinding classes in the near future (scroll to the bottom for for information!) and made the example book using my Pink Paislee Oh My Heart collection!
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This cute li'l mini book is 4x6" - perfect for photos of the same size, journaling, scrapbooking, gift-giving, and much more!
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I painted the wood covers periwinkle to match the purpley-blue in my collection. I will have lots of paint options at the classes so participants can pick and choose and even mix their own colors!
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Look carefully and you'll notice I used three colors of thread to tie the book together (I will have a HUGE bag of colors to pick from at the classes!). Since there are 9 signatures (groups of paper) I made the first three with pink, the middle three with yellow, and the last three with green. Cuz why not?! :)
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The kits will come with 18 pre-cut Oh My Heart papers as well as 45 trimmed pieces of regular white paper (I encourage people to bring their own papers if they wish!).
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And then in the spine I tied in the Oh My Heart charms as well as two jewels, two gold sequins, and three small pearls - all will be included in the class kit.
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The book opens and lays flat so it's great for working in small spaces like airplanes and office spaces.
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On the cover I embellished with a few die cuts and chipboard stickers - both entire packages will be in the class kits so there will be tons of options for decorating!
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Class information:
On Saturday February 25th 2017 I will be teaching a bookbinding workshop in Berlin. The class is from 10am-4pm and includes a coptic bookbinding kit, lunch, snacks, a pop-up shop, and drinks - all for €89. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.cathleenkick.de/BB-Crop/minibook-workshop-mit-paige-evans-25-2-2017.html Hope to see you there!
The other class will be locally at a scrappy friend's house on Saturday April 29th. If you are interested please send me an email :)
Thanks for visiting today!

Memo Board by Flóra Farkas

Monday, January 30, 2017

Do you love checking things off your to-do list? Do you like to plan well in advance and know what's coming up? And then what if I asked if you like to combine cute AND functional?! Well good news my friends, that's exactly what Flóra Farkas has done in her project she's sharing today!
Hi girls! I am back with a new off-the-page project! To be honest, I don't like nice, but good-for-nothing things ;) I just move them from one shelf to another and I can't even throw them away. So I thought I would make something useful with pretty papers from Oh My Heart collection! Once I saw on Pinterest a great idea with a weekly planner made from a photo frame. When I saw Paper 16 from Oh My Heart I instantly knew "I will use it for a DIY memo board!"
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I used a white frame with plexiglass as my base. I created a montage as an insert. I used three different patterned papers from the collection which can function as cut apart sheets as well: Oh My Heart Papers 01, 16, and the Specialty Paper with rose gold foil. 
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Outside of the frame I adhered only few Ephemera Die Cuts with foam tape because I didn't want to cover useful places on my board. You can write with a whiteboard pen and easily remove it and use it again and again!
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I also made a short tutorial video if you have time to check it out:
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I could inspire you to make a useful off-the-page project with the Pink Paislee Paige Evans Oh My Heart collection.
SUPPLIES: OH MY HEARTPaper 01Paper 16Specialty PaperEphemera Die Cuts
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Blog: pinkandpapergift.blogspot.com Instagram: @floramfarkas Pinterest: @floramfarkas Facebook: pinkandpapergift YouTube: Flora Monika Farkas
It's the best when fun meets functional! Don't you think a memo board is the perfect definition of that?!

The Good Life Layout by Missy Whidden

Thursday, January 26, 2017

I'm tellin' ya, Paper 06 is simply irresistible! It just HAS to be fussy cut :) Missy Whidden is sharing a lovely, colorful layout today mixing and matching all three of my Pink Paislee collections! I love how they go so well together! 
Hey there, friends! It’s Missy again and I knew as soon as I saw the Oh My Heart collection that I would have to immediately fussy cut the flowers from patterned Paper 06. The sizes… the shapes… the colors… oh my! I pulled the gorgeous pink watercolor Paper 11 from Fancy Free to use as my background. I think it gives a nice contrast to all the shades of green in the leaves. I chose a pool photo to scrap because of all the blue in it. I love how it pops against that pink background and all those colorful flowers. I decided to add a little watercolor to the background and I went with a blue aqua color. I like how it resembles splashes of water coming out from behind the flowers and the photo. The flowers make excellent layering pieces and you honestly can’t go wrong with beautiful floral pieces!
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I also added in some bits and pieces from the Take Me Away collection. I used some of the Chipboard Stickers here and there. I used the leafy stems and a few of the sentiments, like this Carpe Diem piece.  It is so awesome how all of these collections work so nicely together. I added a bit of watercolor splatters and finished it off with some gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. My journaling fit nicely under the design and I used a ruler to make sure my lines were straight. I love the dimension of these big leaves. I didn’t glue them down flat so I could bend the edges to make them look more realistic.
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I used some of the Oh My Heart Puffy Stickers for my title. I decided to place them right on top of the photo since there was a lot of white space there. This is a fun tip to think about when you’re taking pictures. If you can (and you’re thinking about scrapbooking at the time… haha) try to leave some open space in the photo like this. It gives you some room to add a title or an embellishment to it without covering up anything important on the photo. I love the contrast of the yellow stickers with the pretty blue background. I added a little bit of tangled thread here for added texture and color. I just love all of these flowers and colors! And there’s another chipboard piece from Take Me Away.
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Here you can see some of the background watercolor work. I love the shiny gold details on the Take Me Away chipboard. I echoed that with the gold Color Shine to add even more pops of shine. I decided I didn’t have enough fussy cut flowers, so I pulled a few floral die cuts from the Oh My Heart Ephemera Die Cuts.
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Check out the process video to see how this layout came together:

I hope this inspires you to put your collections together and see what you can create by mixing and matching them!
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Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com Instagram: @missywhidden Pinterest: @missywhidden Facebook: missy.whidden YouTube: Missy Whidden
Thank you all for stopping by and have a great day!

Pink Paislee Collection Videos

Today I filmed through all three of my Pink Paislee collections! I go through each and every piece in every collection so you can see exactly what's in each line!
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First is Fancy Free! Also check out the Pinterest board where I've pinned projects that use Fancy Free: https://de.pinterest.com/paigeevans/fancy-free-by-paige-evans-pink-paislee/

Next is Take Me Away! Here is the link to the corresponding Pinterest board chock full of inspiring projects!: https://de.pinterest.com/paigeevans/take-me-away-by-paige-evans-pink-paislee/

And last but certainly not least, my newest collection called Oh My Heart and the Pinterest board where I can't wait to start pinning your projects!: https://de.pinterest.com/paigeevans/oh-my-heart-by-paige-evans-pink-paislee/ 
Thanks for joining me in this scrapbooking adventure!

Fussy Cut & Stitched Flowers Layout

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

I created a new layout for the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog!
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DESCRIPTION: One of my favorite papers in Oh My Heart is Paper 06 which is full of colorful flowers. I knew I wanted to fussy cut them and use them on a layout!
JOURNALING SAYS: Finding the gnomes all around the city was too much fun - let's go back!
HOW TO: I started by doing the fussy cutting. I cut out about 80% of the flowers, small, medium, and large. The blue leafy pieces I cut out and then lightly adhered onto a sheet of transparency so that I could easily move them around and figure out where I wanted them without having to move every single piece every single time. I wasn't originally thinking about stitching, but as I was cutting out the flowers I noticed the printed details on them such as lines and dots and thought, "Hey! Those could be stitched!" Goodness knows I couldn't pass up a stitching opportunity! So I spent some time piercing holes hand stitching through almost all of the flowers. I even jumped on YouTube and figured out how to make French Knots - so much easier than I thought they would be to create! Some of the flowers and leaves didn't have any printed designs on them so I just made up my own. Most of the time I used the same color of thread that was printed on the flowers and leaves to do the stitching, but sometimes I wanted to add in more colors. Once all of the details were stitched I picked a background cardstock and then figured out the placement - I decided to create a faux bouquet if you will and then adhered everything in place. Next I hand cut some stems from green patterned papers and cardstock. I hand cut a bow from patterned paper to tie the "bouquet" together. And of course, what's a layout without a photo, title, and journaling?! Those were the finishing touches! Oh and I added some subtle stamping. Everything you see is from my Oh My Heart collection :)
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (mini alphabet, puffy, transparency), Thickers, stamps, heart charm: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: Studio Calico; Thread: DMC
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch this start-to-finish process video to see how this page came to life:
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What-do-ya-think? Would you enjoy fussy cutting and hand stitching flowers?! Give it a try! :)

Wild Smile Layout

Monday, January 23, 2017

I have a new layout with a "mix Paige Evans collections" theme to share today!
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WILD SMILE by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I wanted to mix all three of my Pink Paislee collections: Fancy Free, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart - specifically the papers from the 6x6 paper pads! The more patterns I can use on a page the better I say - gimme all the colors!! And as you can see from these examples below, I'm a big fan of the half circles technique and have used it MANY times over the years ;) Why change a good thing?!
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JOURNALING SAYS: What is with this corntastic grin of yours? You are just too funny and adorable. Our walks back home from school always make me laugh so hard. Stay awesome!

HOW TO: Punch a 1" circle from all of the papers in each of the 6x6 patterned paper pads. There are even 1 or 2 papers in each pad that have lots of different patterns on one piece - punch a circle from each pattern! Stack 4 circles together then cut them in half - save half of the half circles for a different project! Trace a round bowl or object on the center of the B side of Paper 06 then adhere the paper half circles around. Continue adding layers until almost to the edge. To help secure the papers in place, use a sewing machine to stitch around each ring. Bend up the papers to create dimension. Cluster two photos, die cuts, embellishments, and journaling on the right side of the page.

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers (chipboard, paper, puffy), Thickers, paperclip, die cut, wood veneer: Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Circle punch: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Pen, adhesive: American Crafts

PROCESS VIDEO: Here's a look at how this layout was made from start-to-finish!
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I hope you're inspired to try this technique - punches are addicting!

CHA / Creativation 2017 Booth

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Even though I'm not at CHA this year, I'm definitely there in spirit! I am thankful for friends who have sent me photos of the Pink Paislee booth and my Oh My Heart and Take Me Away
 collections displayed all pretty :)
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Oh My Heart is starting to show up online and in local scrapbook stores! Where do you like to shop for scrapbook supplies??!

Oh My Heart Mini Album

Today I want to share an Oh My Heart mini album made from a single sheet of cardstock from a very clever cut file by Bea Valint from My Shiny Studio
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DESCRIPTION: This was going to be my make-n-take at the Pink Paislee CHA / Creativation booth but last minute personal health issues thwarted those wonderful plans! You can still watch how this mini album came to be in the YouTube video below, download the free cut file, and start making tons of your own mini albums to give to family, friends, and loved ones!
JOURNALING SAYS: These are a few of my favorite things: my hubby, traveling, painted buildings, flowers, ampersands, books, Disneyland, bright colors, legos, & scrapbooking natch! (And oh my goodness I meant to add 'my kids' in there too!!)
HOW TO: Die cut the mini album cut file from white cardstock then fold along the perforated lines. Slide in a piece of ribbon through the pre-made slits. Cut squares of patterned paper and adhere them to most of the sections. Top the patterned papers with small photos and die cuts. Fold over and secure the pocket pages and tuck in more photos (or whatever you'd like!). Stamp the dotted image three times on the top and stamp two sets of journaling lines on the bottom - write journaling. Embellish further with washi tape, stickers, and die cuts. Fold the album up, add a flower die cut on top, then tie the ribbon in to a bow to keep it all together. So fun and cute!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, stamps, washi tape: Oh My Heart by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: Studio Calico; Mini album cut file: Bea Valint
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch how this album was created from start to finish in a 7.5 minute process video:
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If you make one of these mini albums I'd LOVE to see!!

Mom Life Mini Album by Steffi Ried

Thursday, January 19, 2017

There is definitely a "mom life" theme throughout Oh My Heart! So when Steffi Ried's mini album all about her life as a mom showed up in my inbox and I started reading the journaling details, it really spoke to me and makes me want to be a better mom! My favorite quote she wrote is this one: "A GOOD MOM has bad days & great days & normal days & overwhelming days & perfect days & trying days & supermom days & just being a mom days & a whole lot of love & real & crazy motherhood days." Right?!?
Hello and welcome to my second post! Today I will show you my first project with the wonderful new collection Oh My Heart. Isn't it dreamy?! I immediately noticed the sweet heart charms as well as the colorful colors. When I unpacked the many embellishments from the Ephemera Die Cuts, the die cut "mom life" fell into my hands. And then I immediately knew the theme of my mini album. I created an album in the "Travel Journal" style. As a mom of a small daughter, the pink paper fits perfectly. I used photos of myself with my daughter in different sizes which makes the album more interesting. I am in LOVE with this stunning collection.    
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For the cover I used the great Acrylic Stamps from Oh My Heart. I applied the flower stamp with white embossing powder for a neat texture then I attached the title with 3D glue dots.    
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The album is 3.5x 7". The inside pages have different sizes. First I cut the papers including some vellum and folded them in the middle. With a sewing machine I stitched it down the middle. A super easy way to create an album. Then I decorated the inside. On the first page I used a big photo and on the right side I used a chipboard "love" sticker and "you" mini alphabet stickers.
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On the next page I added a small photo and some journaling which is inside the folded photo.
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The paper with the hearts is totally sweet. I kept this page very simple with the small black and white photo. On the other side I glued some pretty flower die cuts. I added details to the flowers with machine stitching.
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In the middle of the album I glued a black and white photo. With the beautiful embellishments you can create a nice page very easily.
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On the left side, a small pocket is hidden between the pages which are glued together. Therein is another paper with a photo.   
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Aren't the book chipboard stickers great?! My daughter loves to read books. I often read aloud to her. 
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Behind a book I created a small page that can be opened. The text is written with a typewriter and I added machine stitching details.   
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On this page I cut out more flowers from the patterned paper and put them on the photo. On the vellum paper I sewed a small confetti pocket filled with sequins. 
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There is another big photo on the last page again. Similar to the first layout I made for this team, I sewed on it for a beautiful texture.
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To close the album, I wrapped twine around the middle three times and attached a tag and a heart charm.
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I hope you like my album and are interested in playing with the new collection soon! I can recommend it to you. I'm sooo in love!
SUPPLIES: OH MY HEART: Chipboard StickersSticker BookEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersAcrylic StampsCharms
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Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com Instagram: @steffiried Pinterest: @steffiried Facebook: stefanie.ried.96
I hope you have enjoyed seeing these two special mini albums this week about having a mom and being a mom!
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