1st Pick-Me-Up Page by Missy Whidden


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Missy Whidden's first layout made with Pick-Me-Up gives me all the heart-eyes!!
Hey friends! Missy here again, and I’m beyond excited to be sharing my first layout using Paige’s NEW collection, Pick-Me-Up! It’s full of beautiful, rich colors, amazing patterns, and lots of fun embellishments. I dove right in and started sorting through all the pretty papers. I used one of Paige’s new cut files for this, the Heart Wreath cut file available in the Silhouette Store and die cut it from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I used a lot of the new patterned papers to back each of the hearts. I decided to go big with my photo and enlarged this sweet image of my grandma and my daughter. I used Pick-Me-Up Paper 16 as my background and added some mixed media to it. I smudged some white gesso in a big circle with my fingers to fade out some of the patterned paper behind the cut file. Next, I used a variety of pink ink sprays along with some teal and gold to add a bit more color.
Once the background was dry, I machine stitched a bunch of messy circles using white thread. I wanted to add more texture behind the cut file and this was a subtle way to do it without making everything look busier. I popped up the entire cut file and photo using some foam adhesive. I also added in several teeny tiny hearts from the Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Stickers. They are so cute!

I wanted to go minimal on the embellishments and title since the hearts and photo are the main design elements. I layered in a Pick-Me-Up Chipboard Sticker and added a phrase that I cut from Paper 01.  I also added in a small pink “Always” sticker from the Sticker Sheet.

Over on the left, I added in two more Chipboard Stickers. I love the gold foiling! I tucked in some yellow and aqua thread under the cut file for added color and texture. I really love how the adhesive foam creates such awesome dimension.


I hope this inspires you to pick up this beautiful collection and make something awesome with it! You won’t be disappointed… it’s very beautiful! I had a blast making it and I know you’ll love it as well. Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP: Paper 01, Paper 02, Paper 03, Paper 04, Paper 07, Paper 08, Paper 10, Paper 16, Paper 17, Paper 21, Paper 24, Chipboard Stickers, Stickers; Cut file: Heart Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock
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Squeeee!!! I'm so excited to see everything that will be made with Pick-Me-Up in the coming days, weeks, and months!!
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