Adventure Paradise Layout by Brianna Lepper

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hey y'all! Brianna Lepper here with my very first project for the Paige Evans + Silhouette design team. I'm so excited to be here and even more excited to share this super bright and colorful layout with you!
If you're familiar with some of my work, one of the techniques I love to do is mixed media. I cut Paige's Doily cut file on my Silhouette and used it as a stencil. Another option is to use Paige's new stencils - they are amazing and I love that she rounded the edges of them! The three new designs including this very same doily start shipping at the beginning of August. Back to my layout ;) I am in love with the Horizon collection and used it for this layout.

I prepped some white cardstock with white gesso since I planned on adding a lot of colored sprays and water to the page. I took the Doily cut file and taped it down to my cardstock and applied white texture paste across the entire cut file. I let it dry and then started adding in the colored sprays in rainbow order.

I sprayed each section with the colors and then sprayed water to help get the colors moving and blended. I love how it turned out! I let it all dry and added weights on each corner of the layout to help minimize warping. In addition to the mixed media element on my page, I wanted to add some more dimension to my page so I chose Paige's Layered Butterfly cut file and cut it out on both Paper 20 and Paper 06. I layered up each butterfly, alternating between both patterned papers, and added some foam dimension between some of the layers to make sure the wings would stay up. I then ran them all through my sewing machine to finish them off. I scattered them around my page from the bottom left corner and up to the top right corner.

For my title I used the Epoxy Stickers and the Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection. I wanted to create a little embellishment cluster to the right of my photo so I added one of the Tags, a few pieces from the Floral Die Cuts, a journaling tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts, and a floral chipboard piece from the Chipboard Stickers
I hope you love this layout as much as I do and hope that it inspires you in some way! Paige has a TON of cut files that would be great to use as is or fun to try as a stencil. And if you don't have a die cutting machine, go and check out her newly released stencils! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to share more projects with y'all!

Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole / YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

The Stamp Market Cards

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Have you checked out the super cute products from The Stamp Market? They were kind enough to send me a few of the new Sew Dies and then I just needed to have all the things - the colors speak to my soul!
I didn't have a plan when I started playing with these goodies, I just let the creativity take me where it wanted to go. So I started stitching! I die cut the rainbow from white cardstock and used a chain link stitch with 10 different colors of thread (I tried to match the colors of the papers in the Color Crush papers). I die cut the hello from a tag and a rainbow paper and stitched with white thread.
And I cut the heart from a pink paper and did string art with sequins across it.
I looooove all their ribbons so I covered a card with some of my favorite colors, machine stitched across the seams, and then adhered the rainbow on top.
I adhered the stitched "hello" to the bottom of a card and used watermark ink and a leaf from the Petal Patch stamp set to stamp leaves across the top half for a subtle pattern.
So fun to PLAY with these awesome supplies from The Stamp Market!

Bon Voyage Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring one of Paige’s brand new stencils…yay! I used the Sunburst Rays stencil along with Paige’s Bon Voyage cut file and a mix of the Horizon and Pick-Me-Up collections. I scrapped another photo of our recent Bahamas trip, so I wanted it to be bright and summery. I began with the stencil and knew I wanted it to be at the top of the page with my photo under it. I cut the cut file on my Silhouette Cameo about 6x6 on white cardstock. I knew I had to use Horizon Paper 08 because those wavy lines remind me of waves. Perfect!
I used white cardstock as my base, and I coated it with clear gesso first. I wanted to create a blue color wash representing the sky and water, so I used a few blue ink sprays to do that. Once that dried, I mixed yellow pigment powder with modeling paste and scraped it over the Sunburst Rays stencil using a palette knife. The texture turned out amazing! I did go over it with a bit of white gesso since it was extra bright.

I fussy cut lots of the waves from Horizon Paper 08 in different widths and lengths and arranged them on the lower half of the layout. I popped a few of them up with adhesive foam to create dimension, and I also machine stitched through some of them with navy blue thread for added detail. I had to add a fun smaller secondary title, so I used the Pick-Me-Up Foam Mini Thickers and I love how that dark navy pops right off the page. To add a few smaller details, I fussy cut a few dragonflies from the Horizon 6x8 Paper Pad and used some Pick-Me-Up Stickers.

At first I wanted to back the cut file with different patterned papers, but I felt that would’ve been too much pattern mixed with all the waves at the bottom. I decided to use gelatos and lightly color the inner letters and place them back inside the cut file using adhesive foam. I just rubbed the gelatos along the edge of each letter and used my finger to smudge the color. I think these lighter colors make the title stand out against all the other colors. I embellished on a few of the letters using some Pick-Me-Up Stickers, Horizon Stickers, and a fussy cut globe from the Horizon 6x8 Paper Pad. The “together” sticker is from the Horizon Project Pad available at JoAnn Stores.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun summer layout! If you love mixed media you will definitely want to get your hands on Paige’s new stencils. They are just wonderful and I really love how the Sunburst Rays just makes this layout come to life! I do have a process video here if you’d like to see this layout in action.

Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: HORIZONPaper 02Paper 08Paper 116x8 Paper PadEphemera Die CutsStickersProject PadPICK-ME-UPMini ThickersStickers; Stencil: Sunburst Rays by Paige Evans; white cardstockgelatos; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Bon Voyage by Paige Evans
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Whimsical Layout by Anita Bownds

Monday, July 15, 2019

Hey crafty friends, it’s Anita Bownds here for the first time, sharing a fun floral layout of our cheeky bird Nubby using a few papers from the Horizon and the Whimsical collectionsI wanted to use magenta and light blue colors, so I started with the Wildflowers cut file, cutting it out of Horizon Paper 14. Then I was thinking I really wanted to add a pop of color behind the magenta flowers so I used a dots stencil and added some texture to the middle of my white cardstock. After it was dry I applied double-sided foam tape to the back and adhered it down.
 Now it was time to start adding more flowers. I layered using another cut file from Paige (Layered Flower), using some light blue cardstock I cut out a few and layered them together with a rhinestone in the center and placed them randomly around the magenta flowers. Then using a little flower punch I added little blue flowers and a darker one randomly from papers in the Horizon 6x8 Paper Pad.
Using an Altenew leaf die I decided I wanted to add some pops of green so using one of the green papers in the Horizon 6x8 Paper Pad, I die cut several leaves and added them underneath the big blue flowers. Then I added a few little flowers from the Horizon Floral Die Cuts.
I added a sticker from the Horizon Stickers at the bottom of my photo, popped up with double-sided foam tape. Using the Whimsical Chipboard Stickers I added my title and a little star at the top of my photo on a gold paper clip. Then I decided I needed some color around the border of the white cardstock so I trimmed it down and backed it with Whimsical Paper 04 to add more of that light blue color and to finish off my layout I added little pearls in the middle of the tiny flowers.
I hope I’ve inspired you to make a few flowers! Happy crafting.

Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds / YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

NOCO Crop Stop Re-Cap

Sunday, July 14, 2019

I had the fun "crop"ortunity to teach at the NOCO Crop Stop yesterday up in Ft. Collins.
I love love love local scrapbook stores.
I could spend all day simply wandering around and touching and smelling the papers and products.
Sweet Linda introduced me and then we got started. On the docket: make two double-page layouts in two hours! Time to get down to business!
It ended up taking about three hours to create the pages and it was a total blast.
Here are the layouts we made:
YOUNG WILD FREE by Paige Evans
Trim a 1 ¼” strip from 13 patterned papers then use fringe scissors to fringe all the strips. Turn all the strips onto the backside and place adhesive across the top of each piece. Starting at the bottom of a piece of scratch cardstock, layer the fringe strips up the page, overlapping them slightly. Flip the page over, use a heart template, trace inside the heart, then carefully cut out the heart, saving any fringe pieces that fall off. Carefully glue the fallen off fringe pieces back where they belong onto the background and the heart cut out. Back the open heart with patterned paper and tuck three 3x4” photos into the heart. Fussy cut a word from patterned paper and adhere it below the right photo. Journal under the title.
Adhere the fringe heart onto a patterned paper background and trace around the heart with a black pen for contrast – add “x”s with the pen to look like stitching. Layer two 3x4” photos on the top left side. Trace a Banner cut file onto patterned paper then cut it out slightly inside the traced lines. Adhere the cut out paper to the back of the cut file then place it across the heart. Fussy cut three words from patterned paper and adhere them across the banner. Hand cut hearts from coordinating patterned papers and adhere them cascading down the page – bend up the edges of the hearts for dimension.

 LOVE YOU VERY MUCH by Paige Evans
Spread a thin layer of gesso across the patterned paper background, let it dry, then splash watercolors on top – set it aside to dry. Use the letters and hearts from the Love You cut file as templates to trace them (textured side/right side down) with a pencil onto the backside of your chosen patterned papers. When trimming the images out, cut them about ¼” wider than the pencil lines. Use liquid adhesive to cover the back of the cut file then stick the cut out papers in place to back the cut file. Adhere the cut file to the background paper using dimensional adhesive. Tuck a 3x4” photo between the hearts. Fussy cut a title from patterned paper and adhere it under the photo. Journal inside the bottom heart. Use a roller stamp to stamp randomly around the page. Trim two wedges of patterned paper, distress the edges, and layer them at the top edge to finish the left page.
Spread a thin layer of gesso across the patterned paper background, let it dry, then splash watercolors on top – set it aside to dry. Use letter templates to trace them (textured side/right side up) onto the front side of your chosen patterned papers. Cut the letters out along on the pencil lines then distress all the edges. Place three 3” square photos across the center of the background then adhere the letters above and below using dimensional adhesive. Fussy cut two titles from patterned paper and adhere them above and below the photos. Use a border punch to punch an edge from the left, top, and right sides. Punch another border from a contrasting patterned paper, trim it into three strips, then use those to back the punched edges. Use a roller stamp to stamp by the punched sections. Trim two wedges of patterned paper, distress the edges, and layer them at the bottom edge to finish the right page.

SUPPLIES: Horizon by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cut files: Love You and Banner by Paige Evans; white cardstockgessowatercolors

Always Dream Layout

I created a layout with the new Pink Paislee #StickerBook which is half Auburn Lane and half Indigo & Ivy. This page features the Indigo & Ivy collection and stickers plus a few other things :)
Always Dream by Paige Evans
I started by punching a 2 1/2" hexagon from papers in the 6x6 Paper Pad and a few of the 12x12 Papers. I distressed the edges of each hexagon and then used my sewing machine with gold thread to stitch around the borders.
Always Dream Detail 1 by Paige Evans
I used the B-side rainbow stripes Paper 12 as my background and splashed watered down white acrylic paint as well as Vintage Pastels watercolors all across it. Once it dried, I machine stitched with white thread between all of the blue stripes for texture and interest. For the final touch on the background, I used my Polka Dots Stencil and scraped white pearl modeling paste through it here and there.
Always Dream Detail 2 by Paige Evans
I punched three photos into hexagons and then arranged them along with the patterned paper hexagons across the background. Once happy with the placement of everything I used dimensional adhesive to attach the hexagons to the background.
Always Dream Detail 3 by Paige Evans
Next I came in with the #StickerBook. The stickers in these books are thin and mostly meant for planners which aren't necessarily supposed to be bulky (but I love a thicc planner haha!), and since I keep failing at being a planner girl (lol) I use them for scrapbooking. I peeled off stickers I thought I would use and placed them first onto white cardstock and then fussy cut them out to make them more like die cuts.
Always Dream Detail 4 by Paige Evans
I arranged a whole bunch of these stickers-turned-die-cuts under and around the trio of photos and in the middle of a lot of the hexagons. I wrote journaling with a blue pen on one of the lighter colored hexagons and then used one of the gold foil die cuts from the Ephemera Die Cuts pack for my title.
Always Dream Detail 5 by Paige Evans
I have a million detail shots:
Always Dream Detail 6 by Paige Evans
Always Dream Detail 8 by Paige Evans
Always Dream Detail 7 by Paige Evans
I hope this layout inspires you to pick up the new Pink Paislee #StickerBook!
Always Dream Detail 9 by Paige Evans
SUPPLIES: Pink Paislee #StickerBook; Patterned paper, 6x6 Paper Pad, Die Cuts: Indigo & IvyPolka Dots Stencilacrylic paintVintage Pastels watercolors

Sweet Summer Days Layout

Saturday, July 13, 2019

I created a layout using the Missy Whidden Color Kitz: The July Edition and the cut file I created to go along with it!
Sweet Summer Days by Paige Evans
This color kit includes:
* exclusive package of 3 “Under the Weather” Dotz
* 2 oz bottle of an exclusive new color: In Deep Coloringz
* Jar of Marigold Shimmerz
* Jar of Corney Flower Blue Inklingz
*2 oz bottle of Lil' Yellow Skool Bus Coloringz
 I started by die cutting my sunburst & clouds cut file from white textured cardstock, removed the cut file, and left the inner pieces on the cutting mat. I coated the inner pieces on the mat with gesso and let it dry.
Once the inner pieces were dry I covered them with Shimmerz! I used the colors in the July kit as well as a few other pinks, blues, and yellows, to create a sunset color scheme.
 On another piece of 12x12 white textured cardstock I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and let it dry. Then I adhered the cut file with dimensional adhesive to the center. I carefully placed the colored inner pieces into their spots, only placing adhesive in the center back of each piece to let them bend and lift up, creating lots of dimension & shadows.

 I found a picture of Jane from a few years ago that matched this page perfectly and printed it to 3" square, trimming it out leaving a white border. I tucked the photo into the clouds and began embellishing with the new Just a Little Lovely collection from Pinkfresh Studio.
I created the title with a mix of stickers and stitched over them so they stay in place permanently. I tucked a few more embellishments around the page tone-on-tone to create texture & interest. I wrote journaling around the curve of the cut file and finished with three sets of three light orange enamel dots around the edges.

I hope you are inspired to check out the Missy Whidden Color Kitz: The July Edition along with the cut file I designed exclusively for this kit! Thanks for stopping by!
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