Love Love Love Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hello again, friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout using the Whimsical collection and Paige’s LOVE cut file. As I was thumbing through the patterned papers, I noticed a few colors that I really liked together. I had the perfect photo to scrap with this modified rainbow color scheme. My sister and I were at the Dancing With the Stars Live Tour and there was a green screen with props for photoshoots. We had a blast wearing the feather boas! I cut the word LOVE using the five papers I chose and made them the background design. I covered the white cardstock background with clear gesso first and let it dry. I chose matching colors of Distress Oxides and lightly scraped them horizontally across the page. I spritzed a bit of water on them and used a small acrylic block to smudge the color around.
I wanted to create a tone-on-tone look, so I added aqua Distress Oxides behind the aqua paper and did the same for the other colors. I glued them down and then machine stitched through each word. I sorted through all of the Whimsical embellishments and added lots of flowers, sentiments, and hearts from the Floral Die CutsStickersChipboard Stickers, and Puffy Stickers. Again, I kept the embellishments color coordinated with each section.

I added adhesive foam behind a few of the flowers to create dimension. I wanted some texture in those areas, so I tangled up colored thread. I wrote my journaling down at the bottom of the design using a metallic gold pen.

I just had to use these awesome Tassel Paper Clips. The threads on the tassels echoes the feathers in the boas! Too perfect. I removed the strings from the paper clips and glued them down below the photo.

I hope this inspires you to put together a fun color scheme that matches one of your favorite photos. Choosing the right papers and embellishments can really make your photo pop right off the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Horizon Collection!

Monday, February 18, 2019

I'm so excited to announce my 7th collection with Pink Paislee called HORIZON!
This collection is reminiscent of eclectic bazaars and markets with bold and beautiful colors featuring a myriad of pretty florals, painterly textures, intricate geometrics, and delicate pastels. Plant yourself firmly on the road to happiness with Horizon!
The HORIZON collection includes:
- 24 doubled sided patterned papers
- 12x12 paper pad with 48 sheets (2 of each of the A-sides from the single papers)
- 6x8 paper pad with rose gold foil and 36 sheets (2 each of 18 patterns)
- 2x2 mini swatch books (36 papers in each pad, 2 each of 18 designs)
- printed chipboard Thickers (134 pieces)
- chipboard icon stickers (44 pieces)
- glossy puffy stickers (74 pieces)
- 6x12 stickers (76 pieces)
- ephemera die cuts (40 pieces)
- mixed floral die cuts (50 pieces)
- charms (6 pieces)
- washi tape (8 rolls)
- layered tags (4 pieces)
- shaped paper clips (12 pieces)
- acrylic layerable globe stamps (20 pieces)
Be sure to hop on over to my instagram and enter the giveaway of the entire collection! 14 of my scrappy friends are also doing Horizon product giveaways today so you have lots and lots of chances to win!
I will be the first to let you know when Horizon starts arriving in stores! Check back soon to see lots and lots of layouts and projects and mini albums using my new Horizon collection! Have a lovely day :)

Love You Layout by Jana Maiwald-McCarthy

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hi everyone, Jana Maiwald-McCarthy back again and I have a new layout for. For this page I used Paige's Love You cut file and her Whimsical collection.
I cut the Love You from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo and backed the open letters with Paper 16 and Paper 19. I wanted to have some mixed media in the background so I grabbed one of my favorite heart stencils and modeling paste. I used Shimmerz and watercolors to mix the perfect shades of purple. I used 3D squares for the cut file to raise it up and to create shadows and dimension. The picture I scrapped is a small one of my hubby. I decided to go with black & white just because of all the purple I am using here. I fussy cut matching embellishments: hearts from Paper 11, flowers from Paper 14, and random words from Paper 18.
I also created layered hearts to fill the open spaces. I used tissue paper and stitched all of the layers together. The thread also gives extra texture and interest. I placed all of the embellishments pretty close together, all around my photo. Some flowers from the Floral Die Cuts were also added to the mix of pretty purple stuff. I scattered a lot of little hearts around the cut file and I really love how this layout turned out. Be sure to check out Paige's cut files for ideas and inspiration. I always get ideas and I always find a perfect cut file for my next project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all a great day!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 11Paper 14Paper 16Paper 18Paper 19Floral Die Cutswhite cardstockwatercolorsmodeling paste; Cut file: Love You by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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Love You Layout by Lady Nany

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Hi everyone, it's Lady Nany here with another layout using the Whimsical collection and the Flower Heart cut file by Paige. Saint Valentine is in the air and in this time of celebrating love and friendship makes me very sentimental with those who are part of my life. That is why this project is dedicated to my unconditional companion Picasso (my son-dog).
For the background, I chose Paper 12 because it matches the predominant color of my photos (although you can also play to contrast) and I scattered white acrylic paint up and down diagonally. While drying, I used my Silhouette to cut the Flower Heart from white cardstock into two sizes: one as the file comes and another smaller one, flipping the design horizontally so that the flowers are opposite. I love the open spaces in the designs because they can be used as is and play with the contrasts of colors with the background or fill in the pieces with patterned papers. I chose the second option and used Paper 17 and the golden hearts paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad from Pick-Me-Up for the flowers and Paper 20 for the leaves.
Once I completed the cut and paste task, I covered the back side with foam tape to create volume (shadows always give a nice visual effect) and I pasted it centered on the page. I included the Love You cut file as a title inside the heart. I covered it with glossy accents to give it dimension and I filled the hearts paper from the Whimsical 6x6 Paper Pad. I used that same paper to frame the photos. The funnest part is decorating and I love using as many materials as I can so I combined Rub-OnsPuffy Stickers, and Floral Die Cuts. I wrote my journaling on the edge of the heart, stamped the date, and drew the movement of the butterflies as a final detail.
I hope you find inspiration in this project to create your own designs! Thank you very much for visiting, see you next time!
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Dreamer Dream Sketch & Stitch Layout

Friday, February 15, 2019

I have a new layout made for the Silhouette Blog using my brand new Horizon collection (which will be revealed on Monday and starts shipping early March!) and my Sketch & Stitch Globe cut file!
Dreamer by Paige Evans
If you love hand stitching on your layouts, cards, and projects, these Sketch & Stitch cut files are perfect for you! Previously when I did complex stitching designs on layouts I found that when the holes were too close together, I didn’t know where to stitch next. But with these Sketch & Stitch designs, the guesswork is taken out of the equation! The Silhouette Cameo 3 will first draw the design with a Sketch Pen or Pencil Tool and then pierce the holes for stitching with a cutting blade! Now you won’t need to know where to stitch next because the design is drawn right on there. Easy peasy!
Here is the process video so you can see how to use the Sketch & Stitch cut files and then how this layout came together:

I started by using my Sketch & Stitch Globe cut file to have the Silhouette Cameo 3 draw the design and then pierce the holes. Then I did a chain link stitch following the pattern and using variegated blue thread. It took probably around 8 hours to stitch the entire design. Once I finished stitching I fussy cut the globe out so I could use it on a different background instead of white.
Dreamer Detail 1 by Paige Evans
I chose a dark green paper with colorful polka dots from my Horizon collection as the background and then splashed white acrylic paint across the background. Once that dried I added the globe on top.
Dreamer Detail 2 by Paige Evans
To embellish I placed a bunch of flowers under and around the globe as well as a few stickers - all from Horizon :) I created the title with two chipboard stickers and then journaled in the empty space at the bottom of the globe.
Dreamer Detail 4 by Paige Evans
Here are a couple more detail shots:
Dreamer Detail 3 by Paige Evans
Dreamer Detail 5 by Paige Evans
I hope you are inspired to check out my Sketch & Stitch cut files!
Dreamer Detail 6 by Paige Evans
SUPPLIES: HORIZON (I'll add links here once they're available at!); Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Globe by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white acrylic paint

Darling I Love You Layout by Julie Taylor

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day friends! Julie Taylor back with you today sharing a lovey dovey layout using Paige’s Heart Lines Background cut file. I cut out several lines of hearts from white cardstock and colored them using Distress Oxides then backed them with papers from the Whimsical 6x6 Paper Pad and some with vellum.
I added a small bit of pink acrylic paint to my background cardstock and added the hearts coming down from the top of the page, adding a few stitched x’s to keep them in place. I layered my photo up with some tissue and a few of the pink toned frames fussy cut from Paper 07 and added it to the page on the middle left.
I ripped a piece from Paper 14 and curled the edges then layered with another ripped piece from Paper 01, adding them both to the bottom of the layout. I added some string through a few eyelets and hung some of the pink toned banners fussy cut from Paper 08 to the string. The title came from the Stickers and I tucked it in the ripped paper and added a few inked inner hearts. I finished the page with some ink splatters, Chipboard Stickers, and Puffy Stickers.
Thanks for stopping by today and wishing you all a lovely Valentine's Day xoxo!
Instagram: @julie9699 / Facebook: Julie Taylor

Santorini Layout by Steffi Ried

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Hello and welcome to another layout from me, Stefanie Ried! Today I show you another layout with the Whimsical collection. This time I dared to change the color scheme. I don't think you can tell right away that it's the colorful Whimsical collection right?!
I like to experiment with colors schemes right now. The possibilities are endless. Since the collection contains all colors, it is even more fun to play with them :)
I once again used a large photo and a 12x12 format (I usually stick to 8.5 x 11!). First I wanted to place the embellishments around the photo, but then I decided for this design. I thought about the placement of the title a lot. Where should I put it? At some point I had the idea to cut the title out of the photo using a Silhouette Cameo
I hope you like it and see you next time!

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11 Years of Love Mini Album

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I created a love-themed mini album for the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine Blog using my Pink Paislee Whimsical collection and a heart-shaped mini album cut file I designed!
Here is a process video so you can see how to create this album from start-to-finish:

This mini album is tiny as you can see in the pic above - it's only about 2" across and fits in the palm of my hand. It's a mini-mini album for sure! I've included the cut file over on the SCT blog post so you can make one too so make sure to head over there to grab it!
I started by cutting the mini album from smooth white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3 and folded it up accordion style along the perforated lines between the hearts.
Next I cut the inner heart pieces from patterned papers. There are 12 hearts and I used 12 different patterns. I actually only used one piece of patterned paper to do this, Paper 19 which has a whole bunch of rectangles of different patterns - perfect for punching and die cutting little shapes like hearts! So I die cut the patterned paper hearts and then adhered them into the mini album.
Next I went through all of the photos on my computer and found a photo of me and my husband from all 11 years we've been married. I used Adobe Photoshop to make the pictures about .75" square and then printed them at home on my Canon Pro 100 printer. I adhered the photos in place. There are 12 hearts and 11 photos so I left the cover without a photo.
On the cover I added mini number stickers from the Sticker Book, colorful Foam Mini Thickers, and a "love" sticker also from the Sticker Book to create the title "11 years love" title. I tucked a sticker border and heart border sticker underneath then machine stitched across them - I actually took off the patterned paper heart first to run it through my sewing machine so it wouldn't stitch through both sides of the mini album. The album is kept closed with a cute little binder clip.
Then I went through and embellished each heart one by one. Since the hearts are so small there isn't much space to add a whole lot! I relied on tiny Puffy Stickers, tiny paper stickers from the Sticker Book and Sticker sheet, tiny Chipboard Stickers, and Enamel Shapes, all from my Whimsical collection. Honestly I think it took me an hour to make this album from start to finish - it's a quick, fun project!
Even though some of the embellishments have dimension to them, the album still folds up nicely and isn't too chunky to keep it from closing.
I added a number sticker to each heart with a photo to represent that year of marriage, 1 - 11. It's fun to see how we've aged, gained weight, lost weight, changed hair colors and lengths, had babies, traveled, etc!
Here are some more photos of the finished mini album:
I hope you are inspired to use my cut file and the Whimsical collection to create a little mini album celebrating love! It doesn't take long to make and the results are so cute! I can't wait to give this to my husband as a gift and tell him how excited I am for our future!
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!
SUPPLIES: WHIMSICALPaper 19Chipboard ThickersFoam Mini ThickersChipboard StickersPuffy StickersStickersSticker BookEnamel Shapeswhite cardstock; Cut file: Heart Mini Album by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
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