Gift Wrap Details by Jamie Pate

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year. And I love adding scrappy supplies to my gift packages. Like... cut files anyone?  Jamie Pate here, and today's little project is a look at a couple ways to add a cut file to your gifts. It's super unique. It's not store bought. And it's thought out and handcrafted by you.
This is a super easy and sweet way to add just an extra something to a package. I wrapped this gift with paper from Crate Paper Snowflake Collection. Then I thought a pop of red would be a pretty way to add to this package.

Using the Star Ornament cut file I cut it out with red cardstock. Baker's twine was tied to the top of the ornament. I added another tag to create more layers. I used a pop dot right under where the silver glitter star resides. And that's how it is attached to the package. And then of course a silver glitter star tops it all. Cute, right?

OK. HAD to use that Slug Bug Christmas Tree cut file on a wrapped package too. My girls just love this cut file. It certainly got their attention all adorned on a Christmas present.

And I love using a variation on a theme. So. I changed up the wrap on the package. I cut both a red and a white cardstock cut to layer the red on the white for more interest. I also tied a tag on the Slug Bug with baker's twine. And then that silver glitter star topped the Christmas tree and ta dah! Cute and festive wrapped packages for Christmas.

So grab those cute, festive cut files by Paige. Wrap up some pretty gifts. And add details that make the receiver feel super loved and thought of this gift giving season.

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: Snowflake by Crate Paper; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut files: Star Ornament and Slug Bug Christmas Tree by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
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Little Craft Place Recap

Sunday, December 8, 2019

A few weeks ago I flew to Houston, Texas to teach three workshops at Little Craft Place!

The Houston airport is really cool.

I dropped my bags off at the hotel, got some dinner, and then headed over to Little Craft Place for my first class.

It's like a dream!
I took tons of photos, I couldn't help myself.
  The shop is filled with all kinds of paper crafts and journaling supplies.

Notebooks and planners galore.
 Pink couch!

Washi tape for daaaaays.
 Scrapbook paper racks.

 How cute is this little workshop in the back with pinstriped awnings and pink doors.
 Eunice the store owner is the absolutely sweetest.

I spy Truly Grateful.

Sticker heaven.
 We got right down to work with a double layout class complete with watercolors.

Loved meeting each and every one of these lovely ladies.
Me & Paula - love this gal.

 We finished our layouts, took some pictures, and called it a night!
 The majority of the next day I taught a coptic bookbinding class. My favorite part is lining up all the colorful finished books in a row.
Can't decide on an angle so you get lots :)

 Everyone and her completed book.

 Writing some messages to attendees.

Paula's book turned out divine.

We got some yummy Tex Mex for dinner.
 No filter sunset. WOW!

The last class was a card trio class. A dad saw the event on Facebook and brought his four year old son - he was a hoot the entire time and made everyone chuckle. I think he created 9 or 10 cards with the supplies.

I still have some extra card and layout kits available if you are interested - $90 for both kits including shipping or $50 separate.

Such a fun time!
 When I got to the airport at 6am the next morning for my flight home I realized I had left my laptop on my bed at the hotel - whoopsies! No wonder my bag was so light... Eunice, being the kind person she is, went back to my hotel the next day, picked it up, and shipped it back home to me. Forever grateful!
 If you're ever in the Houston area, or even if you're not and you want to check it out, it's absolutely & definitely worth the drive to visit Little Craft Place!
I hope to be back in June of 2020 - keep your calendar open :)

Christmas Layout by Elsie Robinson

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here and I’m so excited to share my first Christmas layout of the year with you all! I used the Christmas cut file with the Truly Grateful collection to create this layout. Truly Grateful is not Christmas-themed, but it was surprisingly easy to create a pretty traditional looking Christmas layout. Let me show you how...
I firstly started by cutting the Christmas cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I then decided to hand-stitch around the entire cut file because I love the extra texture and definition it adds. I’m not gonna lie, this was super fiddly, but I made sure I only used 3 of the 6 strands in my embroidery floss and didn’t pull too hard on the thread so the cut file wouldn’t rip. Thankfully it all turned out well and didn’t take as long as I thought it would to finish!

Next I glued down some super small foam dots across the back of the cut file so I could create dimension between the patterned papers and the title. Talking of the patterned papers, I stuck to a pretty traditional Christmas colour scheme of red and green. However, because a lot of the red patterns have pink in them too, it meant I could introduce pink embellishments and still create a Christmassy page with a colour scheme that suited my style!

To embellish, I used existing embellishments from Truly Grateful and reimagined them as Christmas embellishments. For example, I used the red and green tree Cardstock Stickers to be like Christmas trees and I only used red/pink/green Floral Die Cuts. I also used Paige's Star Confetti Stencil and added white modeling paste to my white background for subtle festive detail. As a final flourish I used a snowflake punch to punch out small snowflakes and dotted them across the layout.

Thanks for stopping by everyone, make sure you check out the rest of Paige’s cut files for all of your festive crafty needs!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Stencil: Star Confetti by Paige Evans; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Christmas by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Shenanigans Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko stopping by today to share a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team using the awesome Truly Grateful collection. Can you guys believe it's December already?! I can't even. I don't have any Christmas layouts for you this year uh-oh. Things have been hectic around here, I'm sure most of you can relate! For the first time in almost 5 years I don't get to scrapbook every day. Oftentimes not even every week. If you know me, that is...just...not...acceptable! I'm sharing this super simple big title page today that came together fairly quickly. Which is great this time of year when no one has time!
I enlarged the Shenanigans cut file in the Studio software and placed it at a diagonal. Once I was satisfied with the size and placement, I die cut it from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo.

I then backed the letters with various blue and green patterned papers from the beautiful Truly Grateful collection. I adhered the cut file to my chosen background paper - placing the photo behind the letter G.

I didn't embellish much this time, but I felt like this page didn't need more. Maybe I'm just changing and using less stuff on my layouts? Gosh I hope not, I have sooo.much.stuff :D. Anyhow, I went with Wooden Buttons, wood veneers from the Mixed EmbellishmentsCardstock Stickers from Truly Grateful, and Stickers from Horizon. I even added a few fussy cut sentiments I had left from Whimsical Paper 08. I love that paper, it has sentiments in all colors of the rainbow so if I need an embellishment in a certain color, I almost always find something on that paper that works with my project!

Last but not least, I stamped the date and wrote my journaling. Done! I hope I could inspire you to get scrapping in one way or another! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a fabulous day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, wooden buttons, wood veneer, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULHORIZONStickersWHIMSICALPaper 08white cardstock; Cut file: Shenanigans by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo
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