Wrocław, Poland Mini Album for JOANN

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

This blog post is sponsored by JOANN.
I made a mini album using mostly my Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up collection that I found at JOANN.com!
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First, here is a flip through of the mini album so you can see how it folds and unfolds:

I started by die cutting the base of my Hexagon Mini Album cut file from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I cut the middle layers of hexagons from patterned papers found in the 6x6 Paper Pad. I cut the top layer of hexagons (with a shape cut out from the middles) from more smooth White Cardstock.
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Then I did some mixed media on the stop layer of hexagons. First, I applied Modeling Paste through a stencil that I made with my Textures Background cut file on each hexagon and let them dry. Once they were dry I painted them with Watercolors to match the color of patterned paper they sat on top of - so pink for the pink paper, yellow for the yellow paper, etc.
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For the final layer of mixed media I splashed White Acrylic Paint on top. Then I machine stitched around each hexagon using white thread. I love the additional texture this adds. I adhered the finished hexagons in place using foam squares.
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Time for photos and embellishing! I picked pictures from our day in Wrocław, Poland and tucked them into the die cut shape openings.Wroclaw Mini Album by Paige Evans 5
For the embellishments I combed through the 6x6 Paper PadEphemera Die CutsJournaling Spots2x2 Paper Pad Swatch Books, and the Washi Tape Book to find tiny images to fussy cut and little bits and pieces to layer over each section to create interest and pops of color & fun.
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I spent most of my time working on the inner hexagons but the album felt incomplete with the blank backs. It worked out perfectly to keep going because then I got to add more photos and journaling! I always have the hardest time narrowing down which pictures to use and at first I only had the six inside - by completing the backs of the hexagons I was able to include five more!
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I kept these back sections much more simple - no mixed media, just a photo, a few layers of die cuts and fussy cut images.
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For one section I copied and pasted our blog post recap journaling into a hexagon in Adobe Illustrator, printed it out, cut it out, and adhered it over Washi Tape strips. I love how the Washi Tape peeks out from under the edges and adds lots of color.
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I also wrote a bit of journaling in the center section highlighting my favorite part about the day - the little gnome statues scattered throughout the Old Town!
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Here are some more details and close ups of the sections of this mini album
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Here is what the finished mini album looks completely open on the back side.
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The cut file includes two slits in the center where a piece of ribbon or in this case a paper strip slips through and then it also includes a bow that I cut from pink paper. I used velcro dots to keep the closure in place and then added "WROCLAW" navy blue mini Foam Thickers on top of the bow for the title. I layered flower die cuts above the bow and wrote "Poland" with a blue pen on a tiny flower card fussy cut from the first paper in the 6x6 Paper Pad. On the front hexagon I did a chain link stitch around the edges and then applied more modeling paste through a stencil for a pretty texture.
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And that my friends is the finished project! I hope you are inspired to check out my Pink Paislee Pick-Me-Up collection at JOANN.com and create a fun & colorful mini album!
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SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP6x6 Paper PadFoam ThickersEphemera Die CutsJournaling Spots2x2 Paper Pad Swatch Books, Washi Tape Book; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Hexagon Mini Album and Textures Background by Paige Evans; Modeling Paste: Liquitex; WatercolorsSewing Machine: Brother; Embroidery floss: DMC; White Acrylic Paint

Her Own Paradise Layout by Missy Whidden

Hey, friends Missy here! I decided to dig into some of my favorite papers that I’ve been hoarding from Paige’s Fancy Free collection. This was her very first collection with Pink Paislee and it’s still one of my faves. I began with Paige’s Poppies cut file and decided to go with a tropical feel. Sometimes I just make it work, and that’s what I did here. I absolutely love Fancy Free Paper 10.  The colors and abstract design is just gorgeous and I used it to back the three large flowers. I used Paper 12, which is an aqua color, to back the leaves. I spritzed a bit of green ink spray on it to get a little bit of a color variation. I added a nice pop of blue with my pool photo.
I love the tropical feel of these flowers. I added a Fancy Free Button to the center of each one with a bit of embroidery thread tied through them. I tucked my photo under the flowers and added even more flowers around the outer edge of the cut file. Most of those came from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook. I also fussy cut some of the fun circle phrase pieces from the Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pad and used those in a few spots.

I used some of the white Pick-Me-Up Mini Thickers for my title and I added some blue ink and a bit of gelato to the bottom to make them pop off the white background. I layered a few of the 30-page #StickerBook stickers under it. I fussy cut a few of the gorgeous Fancy Free flowers and added them to the right side of the photo along with some leaves and a Fancy Free Tag. Those flowers are from Paper 07.

I added clear gesso to my white cardstock background first, and then came in with matching colors of ink spray.  I used the packaging technique and added lots of splatters.  I used a few of the acetate pieces from the Fancy Free Ephemera Die Cuts. Here and in a few other spots I added a few Pick-Me-Up Rub-Ons.

Do you still have any of the Fancy Free collection? It was fun to revisit some of these beautiful papers and play with the embellishments again! I hope this inspires you in some way. Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UPMini ThickersRub-OnsFANCY FREE: Paper 07, Paper 10, Paper 12, 6x6 Paper Pad, Tags, Ephemera Die Cuts, Buttons; 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook; Cut file: Poppies by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo;  white cardstockgessoDistress Oxides
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden

New Beginnings Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Monday, September 24, 2018

Hello friends! Lorilei here! The one thing I love about scrapbooking and it is particularly prevalent when I get ready to make a layout with Paige's cut files is the mystery of what I will make! That might sound a bit silly, but I find it fun to just stumble across something that speaks to me at that moment and go with it! Looking through Paige's cut files is like browsing through a candy shop. The files say "pick me" for this layout, I chose the Flowers cut file and cut it from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3.
I decided to get out my Vicki Boutin mixed media goodies and paint up a background. I wanted the flowers to stand out and I could have painted the flowers and put them on a white background, and I think they would have looked stunning that way too! I used colors from my photo and some pretty gold texture paste. I love the fall colors. I was also inspired by the little 2x2 Paper Pads from Turn the Page.

I added stickers around the layout from the Turn the Page Sticker Book some stamping in black ink for more texture.

I decided to paint the flower centers black and outline the petals with sketchy black lines so the flowers would pop even more! I added foam dot adhesive for dimension. I am really happy with how my layout turned out. This Flowers cut file is really gorgeous and I am sure I will cut it again and try painting the flowers!
SUPPLIES: TURN THE PAGESticker Book2x2 Paper Pads; Cut file: Flowers by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Mixed media: Vicki Boutin

Blog: roseyposeystudio.com / Instagram: @roseyposey_studio / Pinterest: @roseyposeygirl /
Rosey Posey Studio / YouTube: Lorilei Murphy

Rainbow Day Layout

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hey there! I have a new layout and process video to share today featuring the brand new Scrapbook.com Ink Pads and Jumbo Sponge Daubers!
Have a Rainbow First Day by Paige Evans
First, here is a process video so you can see how this layout came together:

I started by die cutting my Pie Chart Heart cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and then I used washi tape to tack it onto a smooth white cardstock background. I put all the inner pieces back in place as well as the outer heart to make sure no ink got on the background.

Remove one of the pie chart pieces and then use a Jumbo Sponge Dauber to pick up ink and dab it over the section. These are the colors of ink I used: Parisian Purple, Pink Flamingo, Havana Red, Carnival Pink, Butter Cream, Orange Cream, Ballet Slipper, Candy Shop Pink, Lantern Light, Guacamole, Caribbean, Ballgown Blue, and Oasis. Once finished inking one section, replace the cover/inside piece then remove the next piece and ink that one. So on and so forth until all 13 sections are inked. Remove the templates and admire your pretty work!

Then I added some hand stitching. I pierced holes every half centimeter around each section and found coordinating colors of thread. I did a chain link stitch for the ultimate texture. You can see how to do this stitch in the process video above. It took about five hours to do all the stitching - thanks to FRIENDS for keeping me company whilst sewing :)

After stitching I added the photo and then created the title using white Mini Thickers around the right half. I punched a scalloped border from white cardstock and curved it around the title. To balance that side I wrote journaling around the left half of the heart.

Then I did the tone-on-tone technique using all kinds of embellishments from my Pick-Me-Up collection: Fussy cut bows from Paper 03, fussy cut sentiment bubbles from Paper 08Chipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersStickersRub-Ons, and sequins & buttons from the Haberdashery Multi-Pack. I didn't have much to match the orange section so I added a couple enamel dots.

I hope this layout inspires you to check out the new Scrapbook.com Ink Pads and Jumbo Sponge Daubers as well as my Pick-Me-Up collection! Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Scrapbook.com Ink Pads (Parisian PurplePink FlamingoHavana RedCarnival PinkButter CreamOrange CreamBallet SlipperCandy Shop PinkLantern LightGuacamoleCaribbeanBallgown BlueOasis), Stencil BrushesPICK-ME-UPPaper 03Paper 08Mini ThickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersStickersRub-OnsHaberdashery Multi-Pack; Cut file: Pie Chart Heart by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Embroidery floss: DMC; white cardstockenamel dots

Love Your Smile Layout by Donna Espiritu

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Hello, everyone! Donna here with another project for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. I love using wreaths and for my layout today I used Paige's Flower Wreath cut file. I cut it from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and then backed with papers from the Pick-Me-Up collection.
I cut a 1.5" strip about from Paper 17 and an inch of Paper 18 then adhered to the left side of the layout. I accentuated the edges with Washi Tape and a leftover product strip from one of the papers.

I adhered the backed cut file using foam tape. Then I used a frame in the Ephemera Die Cuts and layered it with the photo, a doily, and messy thread. I also used some Puffy Stickers and Rub-Ons and embellished the photo as well as the lower left part of the layout.

Lastly, I used the beautiful Chipboard Thickers to create the title "Smile" and then randomly dotted the layout with enamel dots and cork hearts.

That's all from me today! I hope you liked my layout and it inspired you to create something today!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP12x12 Paper Pad6x6 Paper PadFloral Transparency PaperChipboard ThickersStickersPuffy StickersEphemera Die CutsRub-OnsWashi Tape Book; Cut file: Flower Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockenamel dots
Blog: Scrappy Donna / Instagram: @iampinay25 / YouTube: Donna Espiritu / Facebook: DesignsByDonnaEspiritu

Grateful Layout by Stefanie Ried

Friday, September 21, 2018

Hello and welcome to a new project from me, Steffi. In my last project I already told you that I made room for the new collection, Whimsical. And I have sorted all of Paige's collections in a new way. Some frames from the ephemera packs fell into my hands and I finally used them on this layout.

First I wanted to create a background with the frames. But I didn't like that.

So I arranged the frames centrally in the middle with lots of layering.

Additionally, I sewed some rectangles on the background then I decorated the frames very minimally.

I hope you like the layout and see you soon again!
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Thumbs Up Layout by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hi everyone, Jana here with you today and I have a fun new layout to share. I started this page with Paige's Flower Group cut file. I cut from white cardstock using using my Silhouette Cameo because I knew I wanted have white on white in the background. I scrapped a picture from me with a Snapchat filter and I wanted to make a whimsical layout with a lot of flowers and colors.
I had a look in my Paige Evans stash and found some leftover flowers from Oh My Heart mixed with some fussy cut flowers from the 6x6 Paper Pad from the same collection. The rose gold “thumbs up” Chipboard Sticker title is also from Oh My Heart.

I wanted to use more flowers and so I grabbed a few more from an American Crafts Sticker Book and some fussy cut ones in black and white from a Pinkfresh Studio Paper. I created a huge flower cluster around my photo which I placed on some patterned papers.

I also placed a little bag and a black tag right behind the patterned papers along with some white tulle. The final touches were matching enamel dots and Shimmerz paint splatters. The "snap chat filter" title is Foam Thickers from the Auburn Lane collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I really hope you like my layout!

SUPPLIES: Cut file: Flower Group by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockOH MY HEART: 6x6 Paper Pad, Chipboard Thickers, Ephemera Die Cuts;

Blog: Scissors Glue & Paper / Instagram: @janammcc / YouTube: Jana ScissorsGluePaper / Facebook: Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Heart Squash Mini Album Layout by Julie Taylor

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hi there scrappy friends, Julie back with you today sharing my version of a mini album. As soon as I saw I’d been assigned a mini album to do I went into a mini meltdown!! I love the look of them but never do them as I find them so fiddly to construct but really shouldn’t have panicked because Paige has lots of mini albums in her shop that are idiot proof and a doddle to put together.
I choose the lovely Heart Squash Mini Album cut file and cut it out of white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and decorated it with papers from the Pick-Me-Up collection, mainly focusing on the pink toned papers.
I add some watercolors and texture paste to my background and then punched out various sizes of hearts layering some up and stitching through the middle and adding them to my page. I added a few Rub-Ons and the quote comes from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook.
I added small photos of me & my girls back when they were tiny and decorated with lots of embellishments from Pick-Me-Up and the #StickerBook.

I then had the idea of adding the mini album to a scrapbook page. This is a good way of adding extra photos on your layouts and a great interactive element.

I attached the mini book with strong adhesive and added some twine to the page to keep the mini album shut, looping it around a Take Me Away Button.

I hope if you’re anything like me and find mini books a challenge that you’ll take a look at Paige’s mini album cut files and see for yourself just how easy they are to use. Thanks for stopping by, until next time!
Instagram: @julie9699 / Facebook: Julie Taylor
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