Still Friends Layout by Cristina Sales

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Hi friends, Cristina Sales here and today I have a new page to share with you featuring a cut file I’d never used before - it’s the Cut and Fold Butterflies Background and I cut it with my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock.
This kind of cut file is part of a series of cut & fold files by Paige that do not include a cut of the whole design but only some parts, leaving parts to lift and bend, allowing a glimpse of what is underneath. I had a lot of fun playing with my beloved watercolors, distributing them randomly on the wings of these wonderful butterflies. It seems like they're taking off in flight.

I then created a play of colors with the Necolor II of Caran d'Ache to get closer to the hot pink of the paper and then sprinkled the butterflies with color using a very light piece of acetate. I really love the final effect of the color all around the paper.

With a round-tipped brush I then dropped a few colors to create a splatter effect. To enrich the photo without weighing down the whole composition which was already very rich, I added a Tag, some Stickers, and a Charm, all from the Horizon collection. To make my title and a final embellishment I used the Foam Mini Thickers and Enamel Shapes from the Whimsical collection.

I hope you liked my project and many thanks for stopping by! See you in my next post!

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Decorated Fabric Bag by Stefanie Ried

Friday, May 24, 2019

Hello and welcome to a new project from me, Stefanie Ried, using the Horizon collection. I will show you how you can easily and quickly decorate a small fabric bag. This is great as a gift or as a bag for your Travel Journal.
The Acrylic Stamps from the Horizon collection are perfect for your next journey. I embellished the fabric bag with the stamps. It's very easy and you get nice results.

I decorated the bag with multicolored embellishments. I created a small pendant. I cut out different motifs with scissors and attached some wooden beads to yarn.

I stuck the colorful words on a thick cardstock then I cut them out and attached them to the pendant with colored string.

It was a lot of fun to decorate this little bag. I hope you enjoyed my project. Many thanks for stopping by!

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St. Petersburg, Russia Mini Album

Thursday, May 23, 2019

I have a new fabric tags mini album to share with you featuring my Horizon collection and documenting our adventure in St. Petersburg, Russia!
 St. Petersburg Russia Mini Album by Paige Evans 1
First, check out the process video to see how this mini album came together from start-to-finish:

I used the 6 feet / 10 pieces Banner by Craft Smith from Michaels as the base. I've never made a mini album from fabric before so this was really fun! Trying new things sparks creativity and pushes me out of my comfort zone, which is always a good thing.
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I started by painting each of the 10 tags a different color - I mostly used acrylic paints by Vicki Boutin as well as a couple colors from my stash. I let the tags dry thoroughly before continuing on. While they were drying I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 and cut files (Stencils Set 1 and Stencils Set 2) to create 6" stencils.
I always use white textured cardstock from American Crafts and for these intricate designs I used a brand new ratchet blade set at a depth of 5 and a speed of 2. They cut cleanly and beautifully with these settings! Then I placed all the tags out on my table and one by one I used the stencils to scrape modeling paste mixed with the same acrylic paints through. I LOVE the texture this adds.
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On the cover I embellished with Horizon Epoxy Stickers, a heart and flower Chipboard Sticker, sentiment Sticker, and Floral Die Cut. There's also some white tangled thread in the mix. For the title I used the colorful Foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical. To help keep things in place permanently I machine stitched through some pieces.
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Each page has small square photos matted on distressed papers from the 2x2 Paper Pads and then embellished with bits & pieces from Horizon. I copied, pasted, printed, trimmed, and glued journaling taken from the blog post recap. I always like to use the font Remington Noiseless to keep consistency throughout all my mini albums.
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Again, to help things stay in place and to add texture, I added machine stitching. 
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I tried to break free from my tone-on-tone default way of embellishing, but clearly I'm still working on it :) :)
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Sometimes I had more photos than could fit on the page and still see the texture on the first layer, so I would staple a few pictures together and then adhere the back one in place for an interactive element.
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I replaced the small photo on this last page with a larger one to make a big closing statement. Seeing this church was the highlight of St. Petersburg so I wanted it to make an impact.
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I loooooved making this mini album. So fun to push myself creatively and try new things - it always branches out to more new ideas!
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Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to show you my next mini album!
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SUPPLIES: HORIZON2x2 Paper PadsStickersChipboard StickersEpoxy StickersFloral Die CutsEphemera Die CutsTagsShaped Paper ClipsCharmsWHIMSICALFoam Mini Thickers; Fabric tag banner: Craft Smith from Michaelswhite acrylic paintgessowatercolors; Font: Remington Noiseless; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Acrylic paints: Vicki Boutinwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Stencils Set 1 and Stencils Set 2 by Paige Evans

Tell Your Story Layout by Kim Jeffress

Welcome back to the blog! It's Kim Jeffress here today! You are probably joining me because you are a Memory Keeper, Story Teller, or Scrapbooker! That’s why we do what we do right? Well when I saw the new Floral Books Stacked cut file I immediately knew I wanted to create a layout about me being my family’s Story Teller, so the cut file was just perfect. Let me share more about my layout.
I began with the Turn the Page Paper 08 as my base and then added a smaller piece of white cardstock on top. I adhered the Floral Books Stacked cut file with pop dots to the white cardstock to create some dimension and shadow. I then used pieces from the Horizon Ephemera Die Cuts and the Stickers to add decorative elements in and around the cut file. I love the pops of color they create around the white cut file. I added my title using the colorful Whimsical Foam Mini Thickers above my photo. I also added some of the pretty Whimsical Rub-Ons to my white background to further add a soft feel to the layout

I added an interactive element under my photo with a fold out booklet hiding my journaling using Paper 23 from the Turn the Page collection. I added some of the stickers from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook to complete my layout. I love how soft and feminine my layout is and I love that I get to tell a little bit of my story as well.

Thank you for joining me today, I look forward to sharing more with you soon!

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The Sweet Life Layout for Paige's Pages 18

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Here is the first page from my Paige's Pages 18 class at Big Picture Classes!
The Sweet Life - Friends by Paige Evans
I used my Flower Borders cut file (found for free at the end of Lesson 1) to create a large focal element with a twist – it’s at an angle! I’m also using an unusual photo size – it’s 3 ¼ x 10”. Usually I use smaller photos such as 2 x 3”, 3 x 4”, or any size square, so it was fun to change things up and make the photo an integral part of the layout.

 I backed the flowers quickly with colors and patterns from a single piece of paper in my new Horizon collection with Pink Paislee, Paper 03. Papers with lots of colors and designs them are great for projects like this.

 After backing the cut file I chose a patterned paper (Paper 09) for the background and found a photo. I considered using three smaller square black & white photos, but ultimately went with one larger photo - I love the impact and drama it creates.

  Then I tilted the flower borders and photo at an angle – this adds so much interest for being such a little step!
  Find the start-to-finish process video and more tips & tricks over in Lesson 1 of Paige's Pages 18 at Big Picture Classes!
 SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 03Paper 09Epoxy StickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die Cutsenamel dotswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Flower Borders by Paige Evans

Family Layout by Zsoka Marko

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hey there crafty friends, Zsoka Marko with you today, sharing my latest layout using the gorgeous Horizon collection and Paige's Flower Circle cut file.
I cut the beautiful Flower Circle from textured white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo. I also cut a few extra flowers - to do this I just erased the rest of the cut file, only leaving me with the flower. Some parts will not cut since there are no cut lines but these small areas are very easy to fussy cut.
I then backed the cut file with different patterned papers. The single flowers I backed with white vellum. I glued down the circle onto my chosen background paper - only the circle, not the flowers or anything else. I added machine stitching so I could be sure my layout won't fall apart at some point. I cut off the patterned paper behind the cut file so I could back it with white vellum.
I added foam adhesive to the back, also behind the flowers where it's not visible. I then placed some crystals and sequins on a white heavyweight cardstock and adhered the patterned paper front to it. Basically just like you would make a shaker card.
Last but not least I embellished my page: I added some word StickersEpoxy StickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die Cuts, a globe Paper Clip, my title and journaling, and done! Oh, and I also glued the vellum flowers on top of the patterned paper ones. Done and done!
I hope you've enjoyed today's inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!

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Simple Pleasures Bookbinding Class Recap

Monday, May 20, 2019

Last Saturday I taught a bookbinding class at Simple Pleasures in Colorado Springs!
First of all, this store is literally heaven on earth.
My very first job was at a scrapbooking store just like this in Redmond, WA.
Aisles and aisles of papers and embellishments as far as the eye can see. 
It reminded me of the good ol' days and I am so flippin' gosh dern happy that these stores do exist still because as you know most have closed. 
Support the local scrapbook store!
They have new product like my Horizon collection:
As well as vintage supplies you can't find anymore like Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle:
I even found some of my Fancy Free collection - my very first line with Pink Paislee from a few years ago!
Ribbons & trims in a rainbow of colors.
Inks galore.
And the store is ORGANIZED SO WELL! Signs on the wall tell you which theme/holiday/section you can find there like the seasons, holidays, even an entire military section which is great with the huge base nearby. 
Can't forget Disney and Harry Potter too!
 Planner corner.
Cardstock swoon!
 More views of the store:
 I taught a bookbinding course to 16 lovely ladies from around the area and everyone walked away with a handmade book.
 Almost finished!
 My favorite part is lining up the books to see them all together.
 If you are ever in Colorado this Simple Pleasures store is a MUST! I even think it's worth planning a road trip just to visit, it's that awesome!
Hope to be back soon to teach more classes!
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