Sunshine Layout by Anita Bownds

Monday, September 23, 2019

Hi there crafty friends, Anita Bownds with you today sharing a layout full of fun colors using the beautiful Truly Grateful collection. I decided on this photo of my daughter Mel enjoying the sunshine with her friends.
I started with white cardstock and cut the Heart Group cut file out then using papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad I backed the hearts. I flicked white mist onto a light yellow cardstock background. Then I used double sided foam tape to pop up the hearts and give it dimension on the layout.
I the backed my photo with more of the papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and adhered it down then I pulled out some flowers from the Floral Die Cuts and a few other bits from the Ephemera Die Cuts and added them around my photo, popping some up on double sided foam tape.
Using the Epoxy Stickers I added my title to the layout just underneath my photo then I added a few of the little circle dots also from the Epoxy Stickers.
I hope I’ve given you some fun inspiration today!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Heart Group by Paige Evans

Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
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Grateful Layout

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Here is one of the first pages I made using Truly Grateful! It's another take on the paper triangle chevrons I like to make with almost every collection.
Grateful by Paige Evans for SBExpo
On a light pink grid patterned paper background (B-side of Paper 06), splash watered down white acrylic paint and lots of colors of watercolors (I used a combination of my favorite Prima sets: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels) then set it aside to dry.
Grateful Detail 1 by Paige Evans for SBExpo
While the background is drying, trim the patterned paper with squares of different patterns (Paper 14) into the individual squares, then trim each square in half diagonally to create triangles – set one set aside to use on a future project. Use one of the triangles as a template to cut an additional triangle from a dark green patterned paper (Paper 22), a pink patterned paper (Paper 18), and a white with colored frames paper (B-side of (Paper 22). From the extras pile of triangles, flip them over and choose an orange, yellow, pink, and red triangle. Distress the edges of every triangle.
Grateful Detail 3 by Paige Evans for SBExpo
Adhere the triangles in place to create three chevrons as shown, using dimensional adhesive to create depth and shadows. Adhere a photo at an angle on the right side and trim any excess. Place an Epoxy Sticker at the bottom of the photo for a title. Tuck an Ephemera Die Cut sentiment under the title. Layer leaves from the Floral Die Cuts under the bottom right corner and the top left corner of the photo and add a “happy place” banner Ephemera Die Cut at the top.
Grateful Detail 5 by Paige Evans for SBExpo
To finish, journal on handwritten lines on the left edge in an empty section. Place Epoxy and paper star Stickers tone-on-tone over the chevrons to finish. I hope this layout inspires you to grab my Truly Grateful collection and create chevrons!
Grateful Detail 4 by Paige Evans for SBExpo
Patterned paper, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite acrylic paint; Watercolors by Prima: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels

Andorra Mini Album

Saturday, September 21, 2019

This project actually started out as a layout and then eventually evolved into a mini album! It documents our day in the micro country of Andorra and I used my Truly Grateful collection. 
Andorra Mini Album by Paige Evans1
Here is a video of me talking & flipping through this mini album:

So how did this start out as a layout? I used my Textures Background Stencil cut file which has a 3x3 grid of different patterns - 9 designs total - and scraped white modeling paste through each section onto a sheet of smooth white cardstock. Then I used Altenew ink sprays to color each of the 9 sections. I fully intended to use this as a layout background, but it was just too bright and colorful which I didn't think was possible lol. I set the background aside and it sat under a pile of layouts for many months. As I was cleaning up about a week ago I came across the background and had a burst of inspiration to cut it up into circles and turn it into a mini album! I'm so glad I didn't throw it away!
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One of the last things I did for the album was create a rainbow of mini patterned paper tassels - you can watch the tutorial for making them HERE. I looped the tassels onto a rainbow of ribbons from my stash and tied them onto the binder ring holding the album together for a fun and eclectic finishing touch.
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For the cover, I used the mini version of the rainbow Paper 08 found in the 6x8 Paper Pad and cut it to the same size circle I had cut the rest of the circles into - a little smaller than 4" across. I found coordinating colors of floss and hand stitched between each segment for texture. I painted one of the wood veneer hearts found in the Mixed Embellishments with white acrylic paint and used a glue dot to attach it to the center. The "ANDORRA" title is made with Thickers and I added a flower (either from the Floral Die Cuts or fussy cut from Paper 15) above the letters. I bought a grommet set off ebay (oh how I wish I had saved all my eyelets from back in the day!) and attached one to each page through which I added the binder ring. The metal grommets keep the pages from tearing. I glued white ric rac around the back edge and then machine stitched around the edges.
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I only decorated the back of two pages in the album - this first one has journaling which I copied and pasted from our blog post recap of Andorra, changed the font to Remington Noiseless, sized it to point 8, printed it out, trimmed it into strips, and adhered them in place with liquid glue. A little heart Puffy Sticker at the top finishes this simple page.
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This album came together super quickly and easily with the tone-on-tone technique! I grabbed embellishments to match the color of the mixed media background and went to town. But first, I turned all 9 round mixed media pages into pockets: I found coordinating colors of patterned papers from Truly Grateful, cut them into same-sized semi-circles, and machine stitched around the edges with a similar color of thread. I placed the semi circles onto the mixed media circles at different angles and stitched around the circle which completed the pocket. Some pages are more interactive and the photo/s comes out of the pocket like so:
Andorra Mini Album by Paige Evans6
On this page the 2" photo is glued onto the background. I have a tutorial showing how I create and print mini photos HERE. Since the background was mint I found lots of mint embellishments that I thought fit the page.
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Again this photo is glued onto the background so it's not interactive, but the pocket is there! I added more journaling strips to tell the story of our adventure. I used a whole bunch of different blue embellishments: a Wooden Button, "Magic", a star, and a polka dot Epoxy Sticker, a flower and leaf from the Floral Die Cuts, and a bird Puffy Sticker.
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Purple is the name of the game on this page!
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There were a couple photos that I wanted to showcase so I trimmed two 4x6" photos into the 4" circles and stitched them back-to-back to insert into the album. I decorated the edge with flowers and such and stitched around the edge again.
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I used a tab punch to help make pulling out the photos from the pockets a bit easier.
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Couldn't help but make a sequin shaker page since there are coordinating sequins in the Mixed Embellishments! I trimmed a page protector into a circle and began stitching around the edge. Before going all the way around, I poured in the entire package of sequins and then finished stitching it closed. I added an Epoxy Sticker phrase on top.
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I utilized the pocket on this page and tucked a photo into it. There wasn't any golden yellow on the mixed media background, but there was yellow in the photo so I added some golden elements to this page. You can see the hearts stenciled onto the background peeking through the embellishments.
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Another pocket page! I was able to add three photos on this page - a tiny one on the right side and two square photos attached back-to-back tucked into the pocket. Along with lots of blue embellishments because the background mixed media was blue.
Andorra Mini Album by Paige Evans14
Here is another view with the other side of the photo that tucks into the pocket.
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Pretty in pink! And purple :)
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Here are the two photos that tuck into the pocket with patterned paper punched tabs at the top to help take them out and put them back in the pocket.
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My biggest problem when making mini albums is needing more space to add I take hundreds and hundreds of photos when traveling and it's really hard for me to narrow them down. So I created a little photo flaps page to insert into the album. I printed 1" photos and machine stitched across the top edges only so they bend up and underneath each photo I wrote a caption.
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I sandwiched a piece of patterned paper trimmed with decorative scalloped scissors between the photo flap pages for interest and machine stitched around the edges to attach all the pieces together. Maybe one day I'll trim off all the excess thread ends, I know it drives some people crazy (sorry!), but I like the whimsy and unfinished look they add.  For now :)
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On the last page I tucked a slightly larger photo of our family in Andorra into the pocket. We tried to take a family picture at every place we visited. The background was an aqua color so I added lots of aqua things. And done!
Andorra Mini Album by Paige Evans20
I loved making this spur-of-the-moment album for no real purpose other than I felt inspired to turn a flopped layout into a book! I'm glad I held onto the mixed media background instead of throwing it away like I initially wanted to when it wasn't turning into what I had envisioned initially.
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I hope this project inspires you to create a round mini album with mixed media backgrounds, pockets, stitching, the tone-on-tone technique, tiny patterned paper tassels, and little photos using my Truly Grateful collection! :)
Andorra Mini Album by Paige Evans22
Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow!
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SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, embellishments, Thickers, stickers, sequins, wood veneer, wooden buttons: TRULY GRATEFUL; Embroidery floss: DMC; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white acrylic paintwhite cardstockmodeling paste; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Font: Remington Noiseless; Stencil/cut file: Textures Background Stencil by Paige Evans

Grateful for Them Layout by Nidia Rubio

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and I'm so happy to show you my very first layout with Truly Grateful collection. This is a lovely collection. I like sooo much working with colorful collections and this has lovely autumnal details with a very complete palette of beautiful colors.
I started to create the layout thinking about the people I am grateful for. There are many people for whom I am grateful, but there are two beautiful people who weren't in one of my other layouts. So, I looked for many photos with them and finally I chose three of them to use on this layout.

I chose the Picture Wheel cut file and die cut it from white cardstock. This is a very useful cut file to combine different techniques and elements in one project. I put three photographs in the "windows". I created two shaker windows with the sequins from the Mixed Embellishments. And I completed this wheel with some windows full of floral embellishments and pages from the 2x2 Paper Pads. I love adding hand stitching touches so I made a double frame with rose and yellow colors, combined with the background Paper 21.

Then I fussy cut many leaves from Paper 10 and placed them creating a gradient from red colors to yellow. This composition looks great paired with watercolors. The final touch was adding some elements as the title. The "Grateful" Epoxy Sticker looks magic in the center of the layout and I completed the title with foam letters and Wooden Buttons.

I'm so grateful to you for stopping by and I hope you like this layout. See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, stickers, sequins, wooden buttons, Thickers, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULgessowatercolorswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Picture Wheel by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
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You & Me Together Layout

Friday, September 20, 2019

Here is a layout I've made previously only this time I used the Floral Die Cuts from Truly Grateful!
You & Me Together by Paige Evans
To create this layout, trace a large heart onto a textured white cardstock background and add lots and lots of pools of water over the heart. Drop watercolors in coordinating colors (I mixed colors to match Truly Grateful from my favorite Prima watercolors: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels) into the water so the colors mix and blend, and splash the watercolors on top as well for a splattering effect. Set the background aside to dry.
You & Me Together Detail 1 by Paige Evans
Once the background is dry, take a pack of Floral Die Cuts and place the largest flowers first around the heart, leaving a gap for a photo on the right side. Don’t adhere the flowers yet. Then place the medium sized flowers, followed by the smallest flowers. Move the flowers around until you are happy with their placement, then take a photo so you can refer back to it as you begin gluing the flowers in place.
You & Me Together Detail 2 by Paige Evans
Add adhesive to the back center of the flowers only so you can bend and lift the petals for lots of dimension. Place a photo in the gap then add a gold “together” Ephemera Die Cut title at the bottom. Tuck a floral ampersand Ephemera Die Cut above the title and place “YOU & ME” Puffy Phrase Stickers on the ampersand. Add a floral “blessed” Ephemera Die Cut below the title.
You & Me Together Detail 3 by Paige Evans
Journal inside the left edge of the floral heart using a blue pen. Add three butterfly Epoxy Stickers on the wreath. Sprinkle dots from the Epoxy Stickers around the page to finish.
You & Me Together Detail 4 by Paige Evans
I hope this page inspires you to create a beautiful floral wreath! You simply can't go wrong with a whole bunch of flowers! Pick them up from my Truly Grateful collection today!
You & Me Together Detail 5 by Paige Evans
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams, Tropicals, and Vintage Pastels by Prima

Friends Layout by Stefanie Ried

Hello everyone! Stefanie Ried here with a new layout. The papers in Truly Grateful with the autumn colors are beautiful. This photo of my daughter with her girlfriend has been on my table for a while. Finally I found the perfect paper.
And what goes perfectly with two girls? The color PINK :) And so I cut a few leaves out of Paper 23. They are so sweet. After cutting out, I sewed some lines on the white cardstock with a sewing machine. The leaves look as if they are flying through the wind. I like that.

On the backside of the paper there are pink and purple stripes. I like it very much, but I didn't know how to put it on the layout at the beginning. As an edge it has a good effect.

Thanks for stopping by! See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, embellishments, buttons: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock
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