Whimsical Cards by Missy Whidden

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hey, friends, Missy Whidden here with a couple cards featuring the new Whimsical collection. I used two of Paige’s cut files on these cards along with a little mixed media.
For the first card, I cut Paige’s Branch cut file on papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad. I really love the deep pink, orange, and golden yellow color mix. I used a white cardstock base for the card so the colors would pop. I jazzed up the background with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and a few coordinating colors of Shimmerz sprays. I fussy cut flower clusters from Paper 03 and layered them in between the branches. I went simple with the sentiment and used a Sticker. I added foam adhesive under it to add dimension and tucked in metallic gold thread before gluing everything down.

For the second card, I cut Paige’s Beautiful cut file on white cardstock. I backed all the letters with papers from the 6x6 Paper Pad and one of the 2x2 Paper Pads. I used more 6x6 papers to create a few layers behind the cut file. I smudged white gesso on the background papers before painting on blue, purple, and yellow watercolors. I wanted flowers behind the cut file, so I fussy cut some from Paper 14 and layered them around the edges of the card. To add more detail and shine, I machine stitched around the edge of the paper layers and tucked in metallic gold thread under the cut file.

How often do you make cards? The Whimsical collection is perfect for cards and it’s fun to mix in Paige’s cut files, too! I hope this gives you some fun ideas to try. Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 03Paper 146x6 Paper Pad2x2 Paper PadsStickers; Cut files: Branch and Beautiful by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock
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Good Day Layout for Silhouette Blog

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Hey there! I have a new layout up on the Silhouette Blog sharing how to easily back cut files using a Cameo instead of cutting each and every piece by hand!
Good Day by Paige Evans
I made a process video so you can see how this is done:
First, I cut my Floral Butterfly Outline cut file from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I ungrouped the shape, deleted all of the not needed inner pieces, put the similar shapes into groups, offset them to .065, and then deleted the inner images (it's all in the video above so it makes more sense ;). I put all of the grouped shapes into 2", 3", or 4" squares and then trimmed patterned papers to 2", 3" or 4" squares to mirror what was shown on Silhouette Studio with the 1" grid lines on the cutting mat.
It took the Cameo about a minute to cut all of the backing shapes whereas cutting them hand would have taken hours! Literally such a time saving machine! I adhered the shapes to the back of the cut file group by group using liquid adhesive. Flipping the finished backed cut file is always a TA DA moment! I love backing cut files :) I carefully machine stitched around the left edge of the butterfly.
I backed the left half of the butterfly with the blue floral Paper 14 then adhered the backed butterfly onto the rainbow ombre hearts B-side of Paper 16. I tucked a photo of Jane into the left half and trimmed the excess corner. Next I fussy cut a whole bunch of butterflies from Paper 21 and adhered them at the top, bending up the wings for dimension. I also added five Butterfly Charms into the mix then I machine stitched through each butterfly (just the paper ones, not the metal charms ;) and trimmed the thread ends.
For the title I applied a sentiment Rub-On to scratch white cardstock, fussy cut it out, and then added it to the bottom of the photo. I slid on two Tassel Paper Clips and placed a gold foil scalloped border Sticker underneath the picture. Two Ephemera Die Cut butterflies were added above the photo and I placed a couple more butterfly Puffy Stickers. To finish I wrote journaling with a blue pen all around the left half of the butterfly.
I hope this new technique for backing cut files with the Cameo inspires you to back even more cut files quickly and easily!

Tea Cup Layout by Lorilei Murphy

Hello! Lorilei here today! Hope you are having a good day! Paige has the most adorable Tea Cup cut file in Silhouette. My daughter has been enjoying a cup of tea most afternoons while she does homework or studies, so I snapped up this design.
I cut the tea cup as it is from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I then removed the tiny flowers from inside the tea cup and cut it again the same size. Lastly, I added a border to the outline of the teacup and cut it from white cardstock. I ended up with three versions of the cut file. I added patterned paper from the Whimsical 6x6 Paper Pad (Paper 05) behind the tiny flowers. The mini hexagons did a nice job of spacing out the color to make the different flowers stand out. I backed the handle and saucer with Paper 08.
I backed the 2nd tea cup I cut with purple ombre paper just in the top of the cup (where the liquid would be) this will allow me to slip my photo and tea packet into the cup. I glued all the tea cup cut files together except for the top portion and the inside of the teacup. Once I decided on placement for my layout, I attached the tea cup to the background with some foam.
I slipped my photo and tea packet into the cup and added a few pop dots and some adhesive to secure them. I fiddled around for quite awhile on where to add the string tag for the tea. As you can see I settled on attaching it to the top of the layout and let the string trail down to the cup. I printed out some journaling, added a few of the sticker washi tapes from the Sticker Book to that area, and stapled it to the layout. I decided to cut some white butterflies from Paige's Butterfly Border cut file to use as accents. I adhered the butterflies with pop dots and layered a few of them on top of each other for more dimension.
To finish off the layout I cut one of the sweet cards from Paper 13 and tucked it by the photo. I also cut a sentiment from Paper 08 to create a cluster spot at the bottom of the layout to balance the top cluster. A couple more strips of washi from the Sticker Book and I was done!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 08Paper 136x6 Paper PadSticker Book; Cut files: Tea Cup and Butterfly Border by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock

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Rosey Posey Studio / YouTube: Lorilei Murphy

Lovely Layout by Donna Espiritu

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hello, everyone! Donna here with a new scrapbook layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team.
I was quite excited when I started this layout because it's my first time using Paige's newest paper collection, Whimsical! It's super gorgeous I didn't know which paper to use first. After much thought, I settled with using the 6x6 Paper Pad and one of the 2x2 Paper Pads to back the Flower Group cut file.

I splattered the white cardstock base with watercolors first, trimmed the bottom and left edges half an inch before adhering it to one of the papers in the 12x12 Paper Pad which I used as a mat. Then I adhered the backed cut file in place as well as the photo using foam tape for a bit of dimension. I embellished the layout with StickersEphemera Die CutsRub-Ons, and Enamel Shapes. Lastly, I used a colored pen to write my journaling.

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

SUPPLIES: WHIMSICAL12x12 Paper Pad6x6 Paper Pad2x2 Paper PadsRub-OnsFoam Mini ThickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersEnamel Shapes; Cut files: Flower Group by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstockwatercolors
Blog: Scrappy Donna / Instagram: @iampinay25 / YouTube: Donna Espiritu / Facebook: DesignsByDonnaEspiritu

Whimsical Layout by Stefanie Ried

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hello and welcome! It's me Steffi and today I will show you my next layout with the gorgeous Whimsical collection. One of my favorites! Ok... all collections from Paige are my favorite, haha :)
I made this layout for a workshop in Munich at the cute shop Scrappies. They celebrated their 10th anniversary with a workshop weekend. Perfect for some layouts with this beautiful new collection.

This is another layout with a big circle. I love the pink ombre paper from the B-side of Paper 17. I cut out the flowers from Paper 03 and I used a thin copper wire for the circles. I decorated the wire with Enamel ShapesRub-Ons, and the cute Foam Mini Thickers.

Thank you for stopping by!

Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Happy Scrappy Place Organization Class

Monday, November 12, 2018

I have a new class up at Big Picture Classes called Happy Scrappy Place all about organization!
 Here is the official class description: In the Happy Scrappy Place class, Paige shares a look inside her craft room and tips for how she says organized and inspired. Discover tips for keeping your most-used tools accessible, organizing paper and cardstock, displaying your layouts, curating your space, and more! Your happy scrappy place should bring you joy and motivate you to create something every day. Learn how to make your space work for you in this class!
What you'll learn:
- How to get and stay organized and also how your space can keep you inspired day after day
- How to organize the things you need and reach for most often like tools, current scrapbook collection, and themed supplies for holidays like Christmas and Halloween, as well as storage tips for keeping all these things organized and easily accessible 
- Tips for paper and cardstock storage
- Tips for miscellaneous storage for odd-shaped and tiny-sized objects, as well as how to customize and alter things for your space
- How to display and store 12" x 12" layouts
- How to store and display handmade books and mini albums for easy access to flip through time and time again
- How to curate your space and help make it bring you joy!
Hope to see you over in my Happy Scrappy Place class!

You Are My Sunshine Girl Layout

Hey there! I have a new layout created for the Pink Paislee blog to share today featuring my Whimsical collection and Rainbow cut file!
You Are My Sunshine Girl by Paige Evans
I have a process video so you can see how this layout was made from start-to-finish:

I started by die cutting my Rainbow cut file from thick, smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Then I took some time to pierce a hole every 1/8" or so across the rainbow and backstitched through it using all 6 strands of DMC white embroidery floss. It took me about 2 hours to stitch the entire rainbow - I love the texture it adds! Then I used the cut file to make the backing pieces from literally a rainbow of patterned papers! I used liquid glue on the back and placed the pieces where they belong. Easy peasy!
I chose Paper 15 as my background and toned down the bottom half of the clouds with gesso. I added the rainbow on top and placed a photo over the top left side. I made the title with the rainbow Foam Mini Thickers around the curve of the rainbow and attached a "pretty" Ephemera Die Cut with a pink Tassel Paper Clip to the bottom left side of the photo. I added a couple flower Chipboard Stickers and a paper flower Sticker under the photo.
Above the photo I added alllll of the clouds I could find from the Chipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsPuffy StickersStickers, and Sticker Book to reiterate the cloud theme. To balance everything going on on the top left I added embellishments to the bottom right included border Stickers and a floral Chipboard Sticker. I also wrote my journaling with a blue pen in this area. Because of the gesso the stickers didn't stick too well so I used a sewing machine to stitch everything in place.
To finish I tore the top left edge and backed it with a piece of the rainbow striped/gold foil paper in the 6x6 Paper Pad - I love how the colors tie in with the rainbow.
I hope this layout has inspired you to pick up the Whimsical collection and make a rainbow page!

Being Creative Layout by Jana McCarthy

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Hi everyone, Jana here with you today! This is my first layout with the Whimsical collection from Paige and Pink Paislee! I am so in love and because this collection is full of creative things I decided to go with it. I grabbed the Box of Crayons cut file and filled it with pretty colors of paper and vellum. The paper I used for the crayons is Paper 07 - it has some frames on it and different shades of color, perfect for the crayons.
I fussy cut images from patterned papers (flowers from Paper 14 and creative things from Paper 06) to add to the central cluster.

I added watercolors to the background, which I previously painted with white acrylic paint. My title is a short version from a quote I found on Pinterest. I used the awesome Foam Mini Thickers for it - they are one of my favorite pieces from Whimsical!

The cut file was perfect for this type of layout. I really love how the vellum looks behind the open space and you can spy some color from the background. Being creative is my way of life, oh yes, it is!

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

Beautiful Life Layout by Julie Taylor

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hi there scrappy friends, Julie back with you again today sharing a soft, minimal layout. I saw the beautiful Flower cut file and just knew I needed to use it.
I cut it out, quite large, from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and backed it with vellum, embossing the piece I used for the leaf.

I added lots of ink splatters and smooshing to my background and added the flower on top, on foam pads for dimension.

I then made a small cluster around my photos using a few embellishments from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook and Ephemera Die Cuts from the Turn the Page collection.

I inked and splattered the negative part from the leaf die cut and added it, with my title, and inked Mini Foam Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection.

Thanks so much for joining me today, until next time!

Instagram: @julie9699 / Facebook: Julie Taylor

Let's Be Silly Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka here to share my new layout I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team! This is also my first DT project with the super-duper gorgeous Whimsical collection! I have made several layouts just for fun though, which you can see on my Instagram account.
 I first fussy cut the entire Paper 03, which has these gorgeous flowers on it. I didn't use all of them on this layout, but I thought I'd save some time in the future by fussy cutting all of them out at once. I then put my background together. When I made this layout I only had a couple of Whimsical papers (mostly scraps) left and because I didn't want to use white cardstock for the top of my layout, I added a strip of Take Me Away paper which was a perfect match in color.
 I layered some tissue paper behind my photo and played around with arrangements a little bit. Once I settled on this one, I glued down my photo, with one of the big floral elements tucked under it. I used foam tape to adhere down the other big floral cut out (on the left) to add some dimension. Plus I wanted to layer it over my photo and I never glue down my photo completely, only in the middle. I love the movement it creates. For the third cluster of flowers I used some images that were not complete, but by tucking them behind the photo you can't see that. This way I don't waste anything :)
 At this point I found my layout boring with just one focal point in the middle so I ended up adding one more flower cluster in the bottom corner. I also placed my title in this corner made from the Take Me Away Chipboard Stickers.
 I love rub-ons, especially those of stitching and small details like that. So I was ecstatic when I saw there are a few stitched images in the Rub-Ons pack! I added some of these here and there. It's kind of hard to see in the full layout photo, but you can see them in the close-ups better! I also placed three fussy cut banners from Paper 08 and three Enamel Shape butterflies on my page. To finish off my layout I wrote my journaling, added my date, and splattered some navy ink around.
I hope you like how this page turned out! Thank you for stopping by today! I wish you a fabulous day!

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