Pumpkin Spice Layout by by Elsie Robinson

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here sharing another layout using Paige’s cut filesTruly Grateful collection! Now, this might be a super unpopular opinion, but I hate pumpkin spice lattes! I know. For a girl who’s favourite season is Autumn, it almost feels like sacrilege to not like this staple seasonal drink. But when I saw this Pumpkin Spice Latte cut file, it was too cute to not use on a layout!
 I firstly started by cutting the Pumpkin Spice Latte cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I used several scraps of orange patterns to back the pumpkin and I used Paper 04 to back the cup - I love that deep pink pattern! I used white glitter paper from my stash to back the whipped cream and I used vellum to back the rest of the cup to give the look of a plastic lid.

For some extra interest on my background I was inspired by the cut file to create my own faux coffee cup stains. I used brown watercolour to paint the bottom of a coffee cup which I then stamped onto my paper and then added splatters to create a more authentic coffee stained look.

For my title I used the navy alphas (from the Pick-Me-Up collection) to spell out ‘pumpkin spice is really not nice’ which is a play on the phrase ‘pumpkin spice and everything nice’! I drew and cut out a speech bubble from Paper 06 to pop the title on, which I placed next to my photo. To embellish, I used a combination of Ephemera Die CutsCardstock Stickers, and Puffy Stickers. I also placed a 2" strip of Paper 18 across the bottom of my layout which I felt grounded the design and made everything come together nicely.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out Paige’s cut files for more inspiring designs!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Thickers: PICK-ME-UP; Die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut file: Pumpkin Spice Latte by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Eight is Great Layout by Brianna Lepper

Monday, November 18, 2019

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here with another scrapbook layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team. For this layout, I used the Truly Grateful collection and cut out Paige's Flower Heart cut file with my Silhouette Cameo 3 from white cardstock.
After it was finished cutting, I took the cut file and used it as a stencil.  I prepped another sheet of white cardstock with gesso. I then took my cut file/stencil, set it on an angle, and applied modeling paste through it. After it all dried, I applied shimmer sprays from my stash in rainbow order.

After the mixed media completely dried overnight, I went ahead and cut the same Flower Heart cut file again, but offset it so that I would be able to layer the cut file on top of the mixed media element. I added foam strips to the back of the cut file to give it extra dimension and to create shadows.

One of my favorite techniques is using cut files as stencils and I love how the mixed media peeks out from underneath it! I started embellishing, keeping everything tone on tone. I fussy cut leaves from Paper 03Paper 10, and Paper 23 then put them on the page accordingly.

I also pulled a few more florals and leaves from both the Ephemera Die Cuts and Floral Die Cuts and adhered them down around the page. To add even more texture to my page, I used stickers from the Puffy Stickers and the Epoxy Stickers. I used the Thickers to create my title and pulled a few stickers from the Cardstock Stickers to finish it off.

I absolutely love all of the texture and dimension that this layout has. I hope I've inspired you in some way to try a cut file as a stencil and to also layer one on top of mixed media. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstockgesso; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Flower Heart by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Fun Together Layout by Anita Bownds

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hi crafty friends, Anita Bownds with you today sharing a fun layout using the Truly Grateful collection. I really love how you can get so many different looks using just one collection based on color and design. For my layout today I’ve gone for a girly look using lighter colors in the background with darker pops in the foreground.
I started off with white cardstock, trimming it down with my paper trimmer and then using my Silhouette Cameo and Lace Border cut file I cut four of each from Paper 06Paper 10. Then I adhered the top edge of each lace border to the background and machine stitched across the tops of them to add extra texture.
I then matted my photo on papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and adhered it down then fussy cut out flowers from Paper 15. I started clustering them down one side of the photo then next I add a title using Thickers and Epoxy Stickers.
I scattered flowers around the layout and a cluster of flowers at the bottom. To finish off the layout I added a Puffy Sticker to the top of my photo and a few Cardstock Stickers and Epoxy Stickers around the photo and flowers.
Check out my process video of how my layout came together:

I hope I’ve given you some fun crafty inspiration today! Happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Lace Border by Paige Evans; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

Love You Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, November 15, 2019

Hey, friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring Paige’s Love You with Stitching Holes cut file, lots of the Truly Grateful collection, and a few papers from the Horizon collection. I began this layout with the intention of only using blue and green elements. That took a fast turn into Rainbow Town…haha! I love how it turned out. I cut each letter from a different patterned paper using my Silhouette Cameo 3. The small holes made it very easy to hand stitch on them. I used a different color of embroidery thread on each letter.
I used light blue cardstock for the background and I coated a lot of it with white gesso. After it dried, I used several matching Shimmerz sprays. I sprayed the colors directly onto the paper, spritzed it with water, and then used a brush to help spread the color around. I let it air dry and the colors look so bold and bright through the cut file letters! I embellished with a lot of flowers from Truly Grateful. I used Cardstock Stickers and Floral Die Cuts and I also fussy cut lots of them from the 6x8 Paper Pad as well as from Paper 15. I also tucked in matching colors of tangled thread.

I added a pink and orange scalloped border sticker and a gold word sticker, both from the Cardstock Stickers. My journaling fit perfectly underneath the photo. I used a black fine-tip Sharpie for that. I had a big vellum butterfly lying in my scrap pile on my desk so I decided to use it and I cut two smaller ones as well. I machine stitched with a bit of metallic gold thread in the centers and then folded up the wings.

To create more texture and dimension, I added adhesive foam behind all the letters. The last thing I did was add a few more pops of gold with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine.

I really had a blast putting this page together! Although it wound up being nothing like I had originally planned, I love the end result. Do any of your pages ever take a big turn during the process and wind up looking completely different? Sometimes that is a pleasant surprise! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL & HORIZON; Cut file: Love You with Stitching Holes by Paige Evans; gessoinks; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Rise & Shine Layout by Nidia Rubio

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Hi friends! It's Nidia Rubio from Scrapamundi and today I'm showing you a colorful layout using papers and many details from the Truly Grateful collection and this beautiful cut file by Paige called Hot Air Balloon.
When I saw this Hot Air Balloon cut file I needed to download it right away. I didn't know how I would use it, but I had to. One day I found myself laughing at a mental image: I visualized my friends, my husband, and I flying in these hot air balloons, so I started to create this layout.

I cut the Hot Air Balloon with my Silhouette Cameo in three different sizes and I backed them with many patterned papers from Truly Grateful. I love the foil effect of the 6x8 Paper Pad. This adds a magic touch to the design.

Then I used Paper 13 and gesso to create the background. Also, I used the Star Confetti cut file as a stencil to complete the sky effect with modeling paste. I painted all the background with a blue palette of Distress Oxides and gave golden touches with watercolors and Nuvo Crystal Drops. I made the title with Epoxy Stickers and Puffy Phrase Stickers. I decorated with leaves fussy cut from Paper 10, hand stitching to create movement, and some sequins from the Mixed Embellishments for sparkle.

I hope you like this layout as much as I enjoyed creating it. Thank you for stopping by and see you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, stickers, sequins, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULgessowatercolorswhite cardstockDistress Oxides; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Hot Air Balloon and Star Confetti by Paige Evans
Location: Spain/ Blog: Scrapamundi / Instagram: @scrapamundi Facebook: Scrapamundi
YouTube: Scrapamundi / Pinterest: Scrapamundi

Winter Planner Dashboard by Mik Godinho

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hi friends! It’s Mik here from Papermiks here again with a new planner dashboard.
Did you know I’m Brazilian? Yes! In Brazil we have a lot of sun and I must confess that I love wintertime.  And just because winter has arrived in some parts of the northern hemisphere, I decided to use the amazing Horizon collection and Paige's super cute Cross Stitch Reindeer cut file to make a new winter planner dashboard and I’ll let you know how you can make a similar dashboard for your A5 planner.

I started by die cutting the Cross Stitch Reindeer cut file from white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo 3. To make my dashboard background, I cut white cardstock to 8 1/4 x 6 1/8" and painted it with watercolors. Then I took a piece of Paper 08 and Paper 21 and distressed them a little by scrunching the edges with my fingers to add texture. I love to use words in my dashboards so I cut the Winter Snowflakes cut file and glued vellum on the back of it. I attached it down using 3D foam squares. I embroidered the reindeer and glued it in the center of my page. To complete my dashboard, I some white enamel dots and snowflake sequins to add sparkle and shine. I love it!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed my new winter planner dashboard!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: HORIZONwhite cardstockwatercolors; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Cross Stitch Reindeer and Winter Snowflakes by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Beautiful Frame by Maija Männistö

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hi everyone, Maija Männistö here to share a beautiful home décor project made with the Truly Grateful collection! I wanted to create something outside the traditional scrapbooking layouts and mini albums so I created this wall art piece for my craft room.
I’ve been wanting to use Paige’s sketch and stitch cut files for a while and finally got around to create with one of them. I chose the Beautiful Sketch & Stitch cut file, sized it to fit my 5x7” frame, and used my Silhouette Cameo 3 to sketch and cut it at once, super easy and fast! Then it was time for stitching. This one took me about 5 hours to stitch and I chose colors to match Truly Grateful.

After framing the stitched piece without the glass of the frame I added several different Rolled Flower cut files. I sized the flower cut files to 2" each so that I could fit them onto the patterned square paper, Paper 14. This way I could get all the flowers in different colors and the patterns were perfect for this size too!

I didn’t want to fill the whole frame so I just focused on two opposite corners and used hot glue to attach the flowers. This way the beautiful stitch work is still the main focus of the project but the flowers complement it so well. I highly recommend trying Paige's Sketch & Stitch cut files, they are so pretty and super easy to get started on the stitching!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFUL; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Beautiful Sketch & Stitch and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Guest Designer | Anna Komenda

Monday, November 11, 2019

Hello friends! My name is Anna Komenda and, as you can imagine, I am over the moon excited to be a guest designer with Paige's cut files. My Silhouette Cameo is a well loved tool in my craft room and I love incorporating cut files into my pages. When I am on the hunt for some, new inspiring designs, I always check Paige's shop first and I always find everything I was looking for. If you want to know me better, you can check my instagram, blog, and YouTube channel.

My first layout is very cheerful and it's literally filled with cut files :) I took the Wildflowers cut file and cut it out four times in the same size using watercolor paper. I painted them using my beloved watercolors using different shades of pink and red.

I also painted my own background that made the flowers stand out better. With such a busy page I didn't need much embellishing. I dived into my stash of older Paige's collections (I keep all the ephemera pieces in one bag), and picked all that matched my project. I mixed WhimsicalPick-Me-Up, and Oh My Heart with a few elements from the newest collection, Truly Grateful. I took several patterned paper scraps and cut out many nesting butterflies using the Layered Butterfly cut file. I sewed them together mixing colors and patterns. The title of my page was created with Epoxy Stickers from Truly Grateful.

My second project created with cut files is another layout. This time I also used a mix of older collections and created a classic wreath. My base and inspiration was this very delicate and elegant Leaf Wreath cut file cut from an Oh My Heart paper.

The green wreath looks great over this ombre, purple background paper from the same collection. I love adding dimension to my projects, so I cut out few flowers using the Layered Flower and Leaves cut file and nested them together. I used some pink papers leftover from various lines. I love the fact that all of Paige's collections work together so well. They are all very colorful and with lots of patterned papers in each collection to give us so many patterns to work with. I am so in love with this flower's shape and I will use it on other projects too. I can already imagine how great a big paper wreath would look on my wall as a home decor. Embellishing this page went really fast. I fussy cut a few butterflies from one of the papers in the Pick-Me-Up and paired them with bits and pieces from Whimsical. The title was also made with an Epoxy Sticker from Truly Grateful.

Last but for sure not least, the project that I created to inspire you with Paige's cut files is a mini album. I've wanted to use this Mini Album Card with Pockets and Envelopes cut file for awhile and being a guest designer for Paige was a perfect opportunity to pull myself together. This time I used only one collection - Truly Grateful. I had a bunch of fall photos from one of our walks and it turned out they are a perfect match with this line.

Usually making mini albums takes awhile for me but this time it went really fast. The cut file did most of the work and I love how unique the shape is. All I needed was to print photos in proper sizes (2") and fill the spots in the album.

I decorated both sides of the album, changing the cut file a little bit. I didn't use all of the elements provided by Paige but that's why I love cut files so much. You can change whatever you want starting from size through all the smaller elements. You pick the papers, the colors, the embellishments, which can be hard with pre-made bases purchased in stores.

Here are few more photos of the inside of this cute mini album:
It was an honor and such great fun to be a guest here! Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you are inspired to check out Paige's cut files and scrapbook collections!

SUPPLIES: Cut files: WildflowersLayered ButterflyMini Album Card with Pockets and EnvelopesLayered Flower and Leaves, and Leaf Wreath by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Scrapbook collections: TRULY GRATEFULWHIMSICALPICK-ME-UP, and OH MY HEART

25 Days of Christmas Cut Files

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Celebrate the holiday season with your own scrapbooking advent! 1 new and exclusive Christmas-themed cut file will be emailed to you every day leading up to Christmas! These cut files will not be available in Silhouette or Etsy, they are exclusive to this promotion :)
To purchase, please leave your PayPal email address in a comment below and I will send you an invoice for $25. If you would rather not put your email address below, you can send me an email me at paigetaylorevans@gmail.com. 
The cut files will be emailed to you daily starting December 1st through December 25th as a .zip folder which when opened will contain the .studio3, .SVG, .PNG, .DXF, .PDF, and .JPG files - so even if you don't have a cutting machine you can still print and cut out the designs for using on your holiday projects!
These are not the cut files that will be sent to you, but you get the idea of my design style:
Let me know if you have any questions! 
Happy holidays!

Mini Album by Lilly Sanchez

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Hey guys, it's Lilly Sanchez here, welcome back to the blog. Today’s post is a little mini album I made for my daughter.
I came across a picture on my phone that she and I both really liked and enjoyed the memory attached to it. So I decided to make her a mini album using Paige's Envelope Card Mini Album cut file and the Truly Grateful collection. It was a super easy and simple project and it made her oh so happy.

To create the project I used Paper 03Paper 07Paper 13, and Paper 21. The file was super easy to put together so that’s always awesome. You guys know I love to stitch so I did that to all the pieces of paper around the edges just to give it some added texture. I then added the picture that I had printed right in the center. Then it was time to decorate. My favorite part of every project!

To add a little fun to the mini album I used all types of goodies from Truly Grateful like the Floral Die CutsEpoxy StickersPuffy Phrase Stickers, and Puffy Stickers.

That’s it guys! That's my quick and easy project share! I hope you are inspired to create a mini album for your loved ones and until next time - stay crafty!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Envelope Card Mini Album by Paige Evans
Location: New Jersey, USA / Instagram: @craftingwithliller / Facebook: Crafting with Liller
YouTube: Crafting with Liller / Pinterest: Crafting with Liller
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