Join Me On a Scrapbooking Cruise!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Join me for a Craft & Crop Cruise while visiting the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS departing from Galveston, TX on June 7th-14th 2020!! 
This will be my first Crop & Cruise and I am so excited to offer three full days of classes while at sea including layouts, mini albums, and a coptic bookbinding course!
It would be so fun to have you there to craft, crop, & cruise while checking off bucketlist items! Hope to "sea" you there! :)

New Blue Bicycle Layout

I am so excited to share a new layout with you today featuring super cute metal dies by Coco & Reno paired with my Horizon collection with Pink Paislee which can be found online and in JoAnn stores!
New Blue Bicycle by Paige Evans
I started by die cutting my Vintage Bicycle cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I chose Paper 06 with the blue painterly stripes as my background. I backed parts of the cut file (such as the flowers, baskets, seat, handle, etc.) with papers from Horizon. Time to play with the Coco & Reno metal dies! I was sent these ones to try out:
I used the April Lace dies to create two round clusters and did machine stitching through them for texture and interest. I placed the larger piece on the larger bicycle wheel and the smaller piece on the smaller wheel.
 Next I created a few layered flowers and leaves using the Cutting-die Monthly Subscription set. I tucked the flowers behind the flowers in the baskets and added the leaves underneath those with liquid glue because they're so delicate and I wanted them to lift off the page. I tucked in a few Floral Die Cuts and Ephemera Die Cuts as well.
 For the title I used the blue Mini Foam Thickers from Pick-Me-Up and wrote out "NEW BLUE BICYCLE" around the curve of the large wheel. I took a screenshot of a video of me trying out the bicycle I bought and built myself (girl power! :) and printed that out to add to the layout.
 For journaling I typed it in my favorite font called Remington Noiseless at size 8, printed it out, trimmed it into strips, then glued them over the right edge of the photo in non-important space. To finish I cut two lacy borders using Coco & Reno metal dies from white cardstock and tucked them under the photo.
I hope you are inspired to check out the beautiful dies by Coco & Reno along with my Horizon scrapbooking collection and Silhouette cut files!
SUPPLIES: Metal dies: Coco & RenoHORIZONPaper 01Paper 02Paper 03Paper 04Paper 05Paper 06Paper 14Paper 16Paper 20Paper 21Paper 23Floral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsPICK-ME-UPMini Foam Thickerswhite cardstock; Font: Remington Noiseless; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Vintage Bicycle by Paige Evans

Good Vibes Only Layout by Jamie Pate

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Welcome to Saturday, friends! Jamie Pate here with a layout using all good Paige Evans cut files and Horizon collection.

I’ve sort of been on a Minc kick lately. I decided to cut a large title that I then foiled with Minc Silver Squares. This became the total vibe of this page layout. Using the Good Vibes Only cut file I painted the cut with Minc Reactive Spray. Then, after it had dried really well (and I actually added another coat of Reactive Spray) I foiled the title with Silver Squares Reactive Foil. I love how the holographic reflection of the foil plays well with the pinks found in Horizon.
Not only that, but I also used that Wonky Hearts Background as a mat for the photo and embellishments. I love those Wonky Hearts. And I also loved playing with multiple cut files on a page. I attempted to create a horizontal sketch with the title plus the Wonky Hearts. But they were not playing well together in that formation. Asking myself how else this could work, I started to stack. Stacking the title on top of the Wonky Hearts in a vertical composition was it! I could feel the good vibes happening on this page.

I was sort of afraid the silver and holographic would take over the page. But I don’t think it did. I think it brings a strong energy to this page. Which just so happens to be part of the story being told here. I love when that happens.

Embellishments were clustered together in one grouping. This is a go-to technique for me. I don’t always craft it this way, but it worked for this page and the title and the size of the photo.

So. Your take away? I think there are a lot of things you can take away from this page. Cut more than one cut file for your page. Foil the title with Minc Foil and Reactive Spray. And cluster all those Horizon embellishments up to keep the whole page cohesive. And most of all, have fun!

SUPPLIESHORIZONPaper 02Paper 12StickersAcrylic Stampswhite cardstockMinc machine; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Good Vibes Only and Wonky Hearts Background by Paige Evans
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Happy Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, May 17, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring the Horizon collection. One thing I love about Paige’s cut files is how they can also be used as stencils. I wanted to create a fun textured background, so I cut the Mandala Half cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo 3. I used thick smooth white cardstock as my background and scraped white modeling paste over the stencil. I wanted the design to cover half the background. Once it dried I used lots of ink sprays to add a colorful watercolor effect. I love how the colors spread and blended in between all the hills and valleys of the paste. The paste itself absorbed some of the color and I just love the end result.
I cut some fun flower shapes from one of the foiled papers in the 6x8 Paper Pad and scattered them around the bottom of the page around the photo. They have so many colors and I thought they made a great embellishment. I used a few tags from the Ephemera Die Cuts under my photo and added a little bit of cord through the ends. I also tucked a few other die cuts under there as well. I went simple with the title and used one of the Chipboard Stickers which I placed on top of the photo. I also had a leftover circle from my last layout that I punched from Paper 11 and adhered to the photo. I love all of the dimension here. Creating layers makes instant dimension!

Here you can see how cool the background texture is. This really was easy to do even though it looks complicated. I decided to use a black & white photo to really let all the colors shine. I used a bit of Paper 21 as a layer behind my photo.

I created a matching cluster over to the left of the page using the same fussy cut flowers. I added some sequins from my stash to the centers. I finished this area off with another fussy cut circle, an Epoxy Sticker, and tangled thread.

I hope this inspires you to create your own stencil from one of Paige’s cut files. It’s so much fun to make your own backgrounds like this and stencils give you the opportunity to create some awesome textures! Be sure to check out my process video for even more details!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

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Spring Flowers Layout by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hi everyone, Jana Maiwald-McCarthy back again and I have a new layout to share with you! For this page I used two cut files: Cut and Fold Butterflies Background and Butterfly Background. I re-sized the butterflies so that I could layer them over the Cut and Fold Butterflies. I used the Horizon collection and the Project Pad available exclusively in JoAnn stores.

I cut the Cut and Fold Butterflies Background on a periwinkle blue paper from the Project Pad and the other butterflies from Paper 05 from. I added lots of white acrylic paint to the blue background and after the color was dry I stitched some of the single butterflies on top of the folded ones. I really love how dimensional this is. I placed Paper 10 behind the background so you can see some of the lime green peeking through.

I placed my picture between some of the butterflies and placed a journaling card from the Ephemera Die Cuts behind it. As I was making this layout I decided to stay in a monochromatic color scheme, everything is blue or green. The photo shows some spring flowers and they perfectly match the colors. The layout is already busy enough so I went with some single leaves and flowers from the Floral Die Cuts around the photo. 
I added some more little things from the Stickers on top of the picture and I used the Pick-Me-Up Mini White Foam Thickers for my title. My final touches were a stitched boarder around the blue paper and some distressed edges.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my layout!

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Shimmerz Paints Guest Design Layout

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Hey everyone! So excited to share this layout I created for Shimmerz Paints!
Always Love You by Paige Evans
First check out the process video so you can see how this page came together from start to finish:

I started by creating a custom background with the Shimmerz Paints. I spritzed 1) Mustard Seed Vibez 2) Granny Gray Spritz 3) Rip Van Periwinkle Vibez 4) Jeni B Bleu Vibez 5) Well Blue Me Down Coloringz 6) Pink Stilettos Coloringz 7) Ruby Spritz 8) Pretty in Pink Coloringz 9) Sweet Heart Vibez 10) Iris My Case Shimmerz and 11) Gold Glimmer Blingz all across a sheet of smooth white cardstock.
Once all the spritzing dried I splashed more of the same colors on top, with a whole bunch more of the Gold Glimmer Blingz. I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process and then splashed watered down white acrylic paint on top as the final layer.
 On another sheet of smooth white cardstock I painted stripes of black acrylic paint in a diamond shape: narrow at the top, wide in the middle, and narrow again at the bottom. At first I watered down the black acrylic paint then as it dried I came in with more acrylic paint.

Next I used my Wonky Hearts Background cut file as a stencil and created a light pink modeling paste with some Shimmerz and scraped it through the cut-file-turned-stencil. I followed the pattern of the painted stripes and added the paste thinner at the top, thicker in the middle, and thinner at the bottom. Once that dried I painted Vicki Boutin iridescent glaze between the black stripes and poured fine silver glitter on top while it was still wet. I painted more iridescent glaze over the glitter to make sure it stays in place permanently.
 While the background was drying I punched scalloped borders from smooth white cardstock and then stitched them underneath the black stripes. Back to the Shimmerz background! I used three different sized heart punches and punched bunches of hearts from the colorful custom cardstock made with the Shimmerz. I layered the hearts together and then machine stitched through each one.
 I added the hearts to the background using foam squares so they popped off the page and added a photo to the bottom right side. I fussy cut a "love you" heart sentiment from the phrases 2x2 Paper Pad in my Horizon collection for the title and placed some epoxy sentiment stickers on a few hearts for embellishment. To finish I typed, printed, trimmed, and glued journaling across the middle.
 I love how shimmery this layout is created with the Shimmerz Paints! I hope you will check out their awesome products and go to town creating beautiful works of art! Thanks for stopping by today, see you again tomorrow!
SUPPLIES: Shimmerz PaintsHORIZON2x2 Paper PadsEpoxy Stickerswhite cardstockwhite acrylic paintmodeling paste

Happy Layout by Stefanie Ried

Stefanie Ried here today! It's spring and finally the flowers are blooming everywhere. It's so beautifully colorful in our garden. I like that very much. And the butterflies fly again. Paper 07 with the many colorful butterflies from the Horizon collection fits perfectly!
At the moment I like to cut out shapes and words very much. It relaxes me a lot. Like with all these butterflies. I could have gone on forever, haha :)

The photo was taken a few weeks ago in our garden. I like it very much because we are looking forward to the sunshine and the warmer temperatures. The yellow Chipboard Sticker "Happy" title fits perfectly. I wrote the journaling on the embroidered lines.

Enjoy the spring and see you next time!

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Guest Designer | Jodie King

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Hi there! It’s Jodie King with you today, and I’m super honored to be Paige’s May 2019 guest designer! You can find me on instagram, my blog, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. I’m a girl from Down Under in Australia and get so much enjoyment out of our wonderful international scrapbooking community. Paige’s cut files in the Silhouette store are always so gorgeous and I adore using them. I’ve picked a bunch of them for my projects today. I’ve also used Paige’s beautiful Horizon collection in all of these projects.
Project 1 is a traveler’s notebook spread and I used the Beautiful cut file as a large title.
I backed the letters with pieces from Paper 03, matching them to the colors on the background paper. I backstitched through all of the letters with white embroidery thread and to reinforce the tone-on-tone effect, adhered fussy cut butterflies and moths from Paper 07 across the left page. The background on the right page is made of strips of patterned paper in colors to match the colors on the left. I printed a large photo and some basic journaling to finish this spread off.
Project 2 is a wall art piece using the amazing Glamper cut file. I seriously hope that my retirement caravan is going to look as glamorous as this one!
I used an entire packet of Floral Die Cuts to make it look like this pretty glamper was sitting in a field of wildflowers, and I especially love the Road to Happiness sign from the Ephemera Die Cuts pointing towards the caravan. To create my background I cut the Leaf Wreath cut file in white cardstock and painted it with watercolors in two shades of green before adhering it to a white cardstock background and chain stitching along the center of it with green embroidery thread. Then I had fun splattering different coordinating colors of watercolors around the wreath. The glamper sits happily in the middle, of course with a sweet pink moth overhead that reminds me of those fun late night camping adventures.
Project 3 is a mini album. Well technically it’s four mini albums within a mini album!
 This project uses the Mini Album Scalloped Edges and Mini Album Card with Tags cut files, and I also used the Layered Butterfly cut file for the cover.  
 This mini album records our holiday to Hawaii and I decided to jump into a tone-on-tone and rainbow theme with this one.  
 I’ve created four separate mini albums each with their own color, so I have a blue, pink, orange/yellow, and green album, and I’ve also color matched my photos for each album. 
 I layered different sized and shaped tags together in a cascading effect for each of the minis and adorned them with ephemera pieces and stickers from the Horizon collection.  
 Here are lots more photos:
I have a walkthrough on my YouTube channel if you’d like to see the full album flip through:
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