Exuma Mini Album by Missy Whidden


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun mini album featuring Paige’s new Truly Grateful. I used Paige’s Mini Album Tabbed Edges cut file as an album base and I used all five of Paige’s Stencils to add lots of texture. I just love how it turned out!
I went color crazy since I used lots of photos from a recent trip to Exuma, Bahamas. I wanted it to be thick and chunky with lots of texture and color, and this collection was perfect. This cut file was just what I needed and the tabbed edges make it so unique and interesting.

The main embellishment I used to decorate the album is flowers. I used quite a bit of those from the Floral Die Cuts. The first thing I did after cutting the album base on textured white cardstock was coat it with white gesso. I used modeling paste over different Stencils on each page and let it dry. I pulled out all the bright Shimmerz sprays and colored each page a different color. I fussy cut lots of flowers, butterflies, and leaves from the 6x8 Paper Pad to use also.

I added in a few more pages that I just traced and cut using more papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I adore this plaid paper. I decided to leave it as is because it’s just so beautiful on its own.

I wrote journaling on the back side of that paper and added a few Flowers. The next page has more Stencil work, photos, and Flowers.

I used the 12x12 Paper Pad to fussy cut “magical” for this page. I also decided to create a little shaker page. It was simple to do. I used packaging from stickers, cut it down, sewed the edges together, and then added sequins from the Mixed Embellishments. I love the detail and fun pop of texture this adds!

It flips just like a page since I punched holes in it. I like that you can see through it to the next page. I added pink Shimmerz to this page and machine stitched using blue thread. I used a big sun Epoxy Sticker here and added in yellow tangled thread.

This is my favorite page I think! I used white embroidery thread to stitch this heart found in the Ephemera Die Cuts - the holes are already there just waiting to be stitched! Once I stitched it, I used Shimmerz sprays to lightly color the thread. Then I used all the same colors of matching thread and created a big circle to go behind the heart to create a messy rainbow of texture. I focused on “sunshine” (from the Ephemera Die Cuts) on the second page using the Sunburst Rays Stencil, lots of yellows & oranges, and a butterfly from the Stickers. I also used yellow thread to stitch along all the rays.

More of the same for this spread: flowers, fussy cutting, stitching, and stickers.

The final pages center around all the animals we saw in the islands.  I used more fussy cut pieces, a sticker, and colorful Foam Mini Thickers from the Whimsical collection.

I sprayed the back with pink Shimmerz.

Here are a few detailed images. To add detail to the open heart, I wrapped embroidery thread around the outside edge. I also added yellow thread behind the sun.

I can’t get enough of this texture! I absolutely love Paige’s Stencils and the effects they create.

Have you ever made a sequin pocket like this? The stitching turned out a little messy, but I like it that way.

To get the rainbow colors on this originally white thread, I just lightly rubbed the nozzles of the ink sprays over it. I used my finger to smudge it in a little bit more. All the thread on the back side of it helped to pop it off the page a bit.

I love the detail that stitching adds!

Once I added the silver rings, I tied on matching ribbons from my stash. I also tied on a few of the Horizon Charms with embroidery thread. So cute!

I hope this inspires you to use the Truly Grateful collection for a bright and colorful mini album! I loved making this line work with summer photos. Be sure to check out my process video for all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, embellishments, sequins: TRULY GRATEFUL; Charms: HORIZON; Thickers: WHIMSICALwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paintgessoinks; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Mini Album Tabbed Edges by Paige Evans; Stencils by Paige Evans
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com  Instagram: @missywhidden  Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden  YouTube: Missy Whidden

World Traveler Layout by Anita Bownds


Monday, August 19, 2019

Hi there! Anita Bownds here with you today, sharing a mixed media layout using the Horizon collection. I decided on this photo of a butterfly I saw in my garden. I started by cutting out the Poppies cut file in white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo 3 and then backing it with glassine paper to give it a soft look.
Then I divided the cut file into two bits for the design I had in mind. I then added some sky blue paint to the middle of my white cardstock, brushing it in strokes and as I wanted to add some more color. Over the top of blue I decided on yellow and two shades of pink and flicked diagonally across the page. Once it was dry I matted my photo on Paper 23, Paper 01, and Paper 08, and added a doily in the layers.
Then using Paper 02 I cut out the Lace Border cut file. Then I adhered it to the bottom of my photo. I adhered my photo and backed Poppies to my painted background in the center with double sided foam tape to add dimension.
Next, using the Stickers, I started to add them in the centers of the poppies and one to my photo. To finish off the layout I added a few mini tassels attached with mini brads.
Check out the process video:

I hope I’ve given you some fun inspiration today!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers: HORIZONwhite cardstockDie cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Poppies and Lace Border by Paige Evans
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

Stitched Hearts Project


Sunday, August 18, 2019

I started this stitching project back in January at Creativation and finished it up yesterday!
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I used my Sketch & Stitch Heart Circles cut file to have the Silhouette Cameo 3 draw the hearts with a pencil in the first tool holder and then in the second tool holder a ratchet blade pierced the holes for stitching. Such a time saver!
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This took about 10 hours to stitch by hand using a rainbow of DMC embroidery thread (all six strands) and a chain stitch. You can watch a tutorial for creating a chain link stitch here.
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I took a poll on instagram and Facebook asking whether to turn this project into a layout and therefore cover some of the hearts, or leave it as is and frame it. In the end I've decided to frame it and hang it on the wall of my happy scrappy place.
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I hope this gets you itching for stitching! :) Hand stitching is my zen, my jam, my thang.
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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to grab my Sketch & Stitch Heart Circles cut file so you can create this too!

Las Cinco Layout by Nidia Rubio


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Hi, friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi, and I'm here to show you another layout with pieces from the Horizon collection. In this post I introduce you to four good friends. The day of the photograph was a very special day because the daughter of one of them was baptized.
For this layout I used Paper 24 as the background because I wanted to create contrast to the gesso stripes. I made the gesso stripes in three steps. First of all I covered the central zone of the layout with a light layer of gesso. When it was dried, I used the Sunburst Rays Background cut file with modeling paste. And finally, when it was dried, I used the Star Confetti cut file with modeling paste again to create the shooting stars shower effect.

For making the frame of the photograph I used the Frame cut file and I cut pieces of Paper 12 to add color to the composition. I really liked the layout in this moment but I realized that it was missing a few details and my husband told me that I maybe could try to add some colors covering the shooting stars shower scene. He always helps me when I have doubts in my scrapbooking projects :)

Then I painted the background with watercolors and I saw he was right. These colors are the perfect touch to create the effect that I was looking for. I also added Ephemera Die Cuts. To finish I used white Mini Thickers from Pick-Me-Up painted with different inks to compose the title of the layout and I wrote my journaling.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed creating this layout :) Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, embellishments: HORIZON; Thickers: PICK-ME-UPmodeling pasteinksgessowatercolorswhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Sunburst Rays BackgroundStar Confetti, and Frame by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi / Pinterest: Scrapamundi

Grateful Layout by Stefanie Ried


Friday, August 16, 2019

Hello and welcome to a new layout from me, Stefanie Ried, my first project with the new collection Truly Grateful. The colors are sooo beautiful!! First I looked through all the papers. Usually the first ideas come when I look at them. Often I write small notes and stick them to the papers. Then it says what I want to do with it. Because I often forget my ideas, haha :)
The paper with the trees (Paper 07) is an absolute highlight. Isn't it beautiful? I love the colorful trees. And it's a different motif. And so I chose it for my first layout.

First, I cut out the trees. So that the trees create more dimension on the layout, I have equal colors folded and sewn in the middle. The result is beautiful folded trees that make the layout more interesting.

In between I glued some trees with 3D glue dots. The branches are sewn and decorated with sequins from the Mixed EmbellishmentsStickersPuffy Stickers, and cut out motifs. It's like a colorful, living forest. In between I have inserted the photo in the shape of a tree. The forest was supposed to be the central focus, I kept the rest of the layout neutral.

I hope you like my layout. See you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, sequins: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Love Dashboard by Mik Godinho


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hi friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks here today with a new blog entry. Tomorrow is my wedding anniversary and, like a planner girl, I’m gonna make a memory planner to celebrate this special date. I’ve chosen the beautiful Whimsical collection and two of Paige’s cut files: Love and Heart Confetti Background.
I started by die cutting the Heart Confetti Background from white cardstock and vellum with a Silhouette Cameo 3 on a 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 size to make the background. Then I cut the Love. To make my background, I layered Paper 08 with the background cut file to give it some romantic color in the back. I backed the Love letters with Whimsical patterned papers.

I attached the Love cut file using 3D foam squares. I believe that 90% of my projects use 3D adhesive - I really love the dimension and shadows it creates. In order to add more romance to my planner dashboard, I decorated the Love cut file with Floral Die CutsEphemera Die Cuts, and I wrote “You” with Foam Mini Thickers. As you can see, we don’t need too much to make a beautiful planner dashboard. With a Silhouette Cameo 3, two cut files from Paige Evans, and some items from Whimsical collection, I made such a romantic and lovely insert to my A5 wedding memory planner.

I hope you got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and have a nice day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments: WHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Love and Heart Confetti Background by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Truly Grateful MemoryDex Cards


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I've created the next set of cards for my Pink Paislee MemoryDex using Truly Grateful!
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For this first card I used a layered heart cut file and cut out 9 concentric hearts from a rainbow of Truly Grateful patterned papers. I sewed around the edges with white thread for texture and contrast and then attached it onto a MemoryDex card base. To embellish I added the Truly Grateful logo and then a smattering of Floral Die CutsEpoxy Stickers, and a Wooden Button.
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When I got Truly Grateful in the mail back in June, one of the first things I did was have my Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out all of the leaves from Paper 10 using the PixScan feature (I have a tutorial within this process video). All of the leaves have been sitting in a little baggie just waiting for the perfect project. Enter MemoryDex card #2! I was able to add almost every single leaf in a wreath design and it makes my heart so happy seeing all of the colors together. I embellished with a "Love" wood veneer piece from the Mixed Embellishments glued in the center, a sprinkling of Puffy Stickers placed tone-on-tone, and a "blessed" Ephemera Die Cut.
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For the third MemoryDex card I die cut an envelope and stuffed it full of Journaling Spots. In the Mixed Embellishments is a round wood veneer piece with holes which I cross stitched through to complete the heart.
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On the Journaling Spots I wrote about Truly Grateful, when it released, photos of the collection, and a couple other things I want to remember like finding a few of my products in Target - a total surprise and surreal moment!
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Time to add these cards to My Pink Paislee MemoryDex!
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I need to take a new photo which includes these three new cards, but here is what all the previous cards look like and you can see them all up close and personal in this blog post.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to pick up Truly Grateful and create your very own MemoryDex!
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SUPPLIES: Truly GratefulMemoryDexSilhouette Cameo 3
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