My Extraordinary Day Layout by Kelly Daye

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye here, fresh from Creativation 2020 and meeting Paige! So of course that’s what I’m scrapping about today. It’s a new layout using Paige’s colourful Pick-Me-Up collection. It’s from a bit ago but I still love working with it. I actually won the Puffy Stickers at Paige’s Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group and was keen to use them on this layout.
I started my design with the Sketch & Stitch Geometric Background cut file. If you haven’t already, do watch this tutorial video where Paige shows you how to set up your Cameo to use these fabulous files. Once my Silhouette Cameo 3 was done, I added Pastel Dreams watercolors. I adore how you can layer watercolours to make many shades of the same colour.
Once dry, I used all six strands of DMC embroidery floss and a simple running stitch in three pastel colours - pink, blue, and yellow to hand stitch the entire background. I alternated colours in each section and around the outside too. For a little extra pretty, I added seed beads to the stitching here and there as I went along. Then, because I’m slightly mad, I stitched the entire layout again, using a running stitch in the alternate spaces with gold metallic thread. Wow, it’s really pretty with that bit of glam added in. So totally worth it.

Finally, embellishments and photos. Sticking with my triangular design, I added three frames from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Pack to the background. The largest one holds my photos while the others support a couple of floral vignettes. I used three of Paige’s cut files to make the flowers from Paper 07 and Paper 23. The larger flowers are a combo of Layered Flower and Leaves with the Layered Flower cut files. Using the McGill Paper Blossoms tool kit to bend and shape the petals in place adds a lot of dimension. If you love making flowers, you’ll really find the set handy. The smaller pink roses are made with the wordy pink side of Paper 17 and Paige’s Rolled Flower cut file. It’s super easy when using a quilling tool to roll them. I also added flowers from the Ephemera Pack to fill in the vignettes.

Below the photos I made a third vignette with a cute camera and banner from the Ephemera Pack. ‘DAY' is spelled with the Foam Mini Thickers from the Whimsical collection. It’s awesome when you can mix collections together so perfectly, don’t you think? Finally, I finished it off with the usual dabs of gold Prima paint, gold Stickles, and a few very tiny moths that I fussy cut from a page in the 6x6 Paper Pad. So, I thought was was finished, but decided to use Missy Whidden’s (she so awesome) messy thread technique in a couple of spots and splatter with white paint. There, now I was happy!

Hope you found a couple of things to try on your own gorgeous designs!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Ephemera and Puffy Stickers; PICK-ME-UP; Mini Foam Thickers; WHIMSICALPastel Dreams watercolors; McGill Paper Blossoms tool kit; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Sketch & Stitch Geometric BackgroundLayered Flower and LeavesLayered Flower, and Rolled Flower Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

Sunshine & Happiness Layout

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

I have a new layout to share with you today using my new Bloom Street collection! Do you recognize that lovely lady next to me? That's the one and only Vicki Boutin!
Sunshine & Happiness Layout by Paige Evans

Check out the process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish (I didn't show doing the PixScan part, but I do have a separate tutorial for that HERE).

I started by having my Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out all of the flowers from Paper 23 using the PixScan mat. SUCH A TIME SAVER! Can you imagine cutting out all of these teeny tiny flowers by hand? It can totally be done, but technology makes it so much quicker and easier :)
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I did just a little mixed media on the background by splashing watered down white acrylic paint with a toothbrush where I knew the photo would go, on the top left side. I also machine stitched wonky circles using white thread all around where the photo would go, but pretty much all of it got covered up with flowers, and that's okay!
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I used Photoshop to print a round photo, cut it out, then adhered it over the paint and stitching. I quickly placed all of the flowers around the photo to make sure I was liking the direction this was going, decided I did, and started gluing the flowers in place, starting with the inner most layer and working my way out. Once the glue dried, I bent up the flower petals and leaves to create texture and dimension.
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For the title, I used "Sunshine" and "Happiness" words from the Cardstock Stickers with an ampersand Puffy Vinyl Sticker between. Underneath I layered a white flower border sticker from the 4-Page Sticker Book, a scalloped border punched from the barcode strip of the same Paper 02, and machine stitched through those two pieces. I wrote journaling with a blue pen below the scalloped border.
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To finish, I added a smattering of Butterfly Stickers emerging from the floral wreath and placed two leaf Puffy Vinyl Stickers above and below the ampersand.
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I hope this layout inspires you to pick up my new Bloom Street collection and scrap your precious memories! Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!
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SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETwhite acrylic paintsewing machinewhite thread; Silhouette Cameo 3

Butterfly Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Hello friends! Amber Mitchell here for the first time on Paige's blog today to share with you a fun, layered project that has left me so ready for spring!
Even though I love this time of year, it would be a lie to say that I'm not eager for flowers, sunshine, and nice breezy days. So when I saw Paige's Layered Butterfly cut file, I just knew I had to turn it into a spring-themed mini album. And the digital Oh My Heart collection with all of its pastels and florals was the perfect collection for doing just that!
Originally, this cut file is smaller and designed to be used as an embellishment. Since I wanted to make a layered mini, I first needed to make each layer larger by increasing the size of the entire file. To do that, I just grouped all the layers together and increased the size until the largest one was about 9.5" in width. After that, I cut each layer out, one by one, using various patterns to make the album more eye catching. Side note: this cut file comes with six layers but for my mini I decided to use the five largest ones.
To add texture, I machine-stitched carefully around each individual butterfly shape using gold thread. This got a bit harder as the butterflies got smaller, so taking it slow is key. To assemble the base, I layered the butterflies from smallest to largest and machine stitched twice down the center to adhere them all together. Stitching twice adds a lot of texture as well as increases longevity and security for the album base itself.
My favorite part of any project is embellishing. I used my cutting machine to print and cut the digital ephemera packs from the Oh My Heart collection. I sized the pieces down a smidge since some of my pages required smaller embellishments. Then it was all about adding layers upon layers. To add a bit more texture, I pulled pieces from the 30-page Paige Evans #StickerBook, some wood veneers from the Turn the Page collection, and layered those amongst the ephemera. While embellishing, I made sure to leave empty spaces to add photos at a later date.
I used quite a bit of foam tape to add dimension to each page. Since this album is layered, it looks better "fluffed out" compared to lying flat. The foam tape gave just enough depth to each page to accomplish that look.
For a finishing touch, I added an adorable heart charm (they are literally my favorite) from the Oh My Heart collection and that's the album finished and ready for photos!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Take care and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts; OH MY HEART; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Layered Butterfly by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Bloom Street Coptic Book & Kits

Sunday, February 16, 2020

With every collection I love to create a coptic book and here is the Bloom Street edition!
I love making these handmade coptic books and giving them away as gifts. You can use them as diaries, "smash books" or art journals, daily gratitude journals, wedding sign-in books, mother-to-be baby shower books, as a scrapbook, making lists, for instax photos, book reviews, and so much more!
 My absolute favorite part is the exposed binding and tying charms, stickers, pearls, beads, buttons, sequins, & more into the binding as I'm sewing. The book lays flat when opened which makes it easy to write & "art" in.
 This book is 4x6" which is perfect for full-sized photos and smaller memorabilia.
 The covers are made from painted wood - back in October we flew to Washington and I went with my dad to Home Depot to buy the wood then we cut it down together. We leave the sanding up to you though so you can make it as rough or as smooth as you want (sandpaper is included in the kit!).
 I decorated the cover with leftover layered flowers from my very first Bloom Street layout. A package of floral and leaf die cuts is included in the kit so you can embellish the cover.

Check out all the previous coptic books made with my Pink Paislee collections:
Truly Grateful coptic book
There's nothing quite like the feeling of making a cute book completely from scratch!!

"I Chews You!" Layout by Elsie Robinson

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here sharing a Valentines(ish!) themed layout. As you would expect, Paige has so many cute Valentine cut files available, so I was spoilt for choice! I decided on a ‘sweet’ theme and chose the Gumball Machine, Conversation Hearts, and Lollipop cut files to help create my layout about how I chose (or “chews”) my little rescue pup! I adopted my dog without having met her beforehand, so it was actually a bit like using a gumball machine and not knowing what “flavour” you’re going to get! Luckily she is the best, as is this Gumball Machine cut file (what a segue), so this cut file was perfect for the story I wanted to tell on this layout.
I started by backing the gumballs with scraps of patterned paper and I used the gorgeous plaid 12x12 Specialty Paper from Truly Grateful to back the base with. I also wanted to have different types of candy scattered around the page, so I cut the Lollipop cut file from white cardstock and I used the different pattern swatches from Paper 14 to cut the hearts out.

I used Paper 06 as my background because I think that this shade of pink might be my new favourite colour! I also used three photos and arranged them in a photo strip design which I think is a really cool way of including multiple photos on a page.

For my title I used the Foam Mini Thickers from Whimsical to spell out ‘I chews you’ because I can never resist a punny title! I also used some of the star Cardstock Stickers and dots from theEpoxy Stickers to add some more colour and whimsy on the page, which was the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you’re inspired to make a ‘sweet’ page of your own using Paige’s cut files!

SUPPLIES: patterned papers, stickers, die-cuts, wood accent buttons: TRULY GRATEFUL; alpha stickers: WHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Gumball Machine, Conversation Hearts, and Lollipop by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Love Layout for SCT

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!
This layout appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
Love by Paige Evans for SCT
I started by die cutting my Concentric Hearts Cut File from a bunch of pink/purple patterned papers from Truly Grateful and arranged them sporadically and overlapping across the ombre pink wallpapery Paper 18.
Love Detail 1 by Paige Evans for SCT
To keep the hearts in place forever and to add texture, I machine stitched with white thread over each heart. This took some finesse and time because the hearts are so thin. It's definitely not perfect, but the results are worth it. To add depth and dimension, I used a rub-on tool to get under the edges of each heart and bend up the edges on either side of the sewn lines.
Love Detail 4 by Paige Evans for SCT
In Silhouette Studio, I copied three of one of the hearts, dropped three photos into them, printed them out, then had the Silhouette Cameo cut them out so they'd be perfectly shaped like hearts. I adhered the photos with foam squares to the layout to create a visual triangle.
Love Detail 3 by Paige Evans for SCT
I used only one of the inner solid hearts, added it to the right edge and trimmed the excess, then wrote journaling with a purple pen on this heart. For the title I used Thickers to spell "LOVE" by the journaling, along the curve of the heart, and I only used pink and purple colors to fit the theme of love.
Love Detail 2 by Paige Evans for SCT
To finish I sprinkled hearts from the Epoxy Stickers around the page and added a sentiment Cardstock Sticker overlapping each photo. There is a challenge associated with this layout so download the Winter 2019 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for FREE and turn to page 48 for the details! Thanks for stopping by!
Love Detail 5 by Paige Evans for SCT
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, Thickers, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Cut file: Concentric Hearts by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Pen: Zig; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Printer: Canon Pro-100Canon photo paper

Love Layout by Zsoka Marko

Hello there crafty friends, happy Valentine's Day! Zsoka Marko here with a new blog post. We don't celebrate this holiday, however I do usually buy something small for my boys such as their favorite chocolate or something along those lines! Today I'm sharing a new layout I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. Gosh, I am so creative with my titles that I just had to copy paste my previous blog post title OMG :D. I've used another older collection, Whimsical.
The Love in Flowers cut file is just so pretty, I had to use it right away! Originally I wanted to make a colorful layout but then changed my mind while I was backing the cut file and ended up using a pretty limited color palette. I like the softness of it.

After backing the cut file, I pulled out all embellishments and selected a few that fit my colors. I will say, again, that Rub-Ons are one of my favorite products, this is my 4th pack in that collection! While I generally prefer dimensional embellies, these designs are so versatile and perfect for little accents and finishing touches. I especially love the colorful faux stitching Rub-Ons - sure you could use your sewing machine, but changing threads all the time takes ages. So Paige, please consider having full sheets of these rub-on stitches in the future hehe! (Noted, Zsoka ;)

Once I figured out where I wanted everything to go, I glued down everything, starting with the cut file. I then added foam adhesive to my photo and placed it on my page. I wrote my short journaling in between some border Stickers, then stamped my date and splattered ink all over my layout.

That's it! I hope I could inspire you in one way or another today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have an awesome day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, rub-ons, embellishments: WHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Love in Flowers by Paige Evans
Blog: // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Friendship Layout by Brianna Lepper

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here with a super fun Galentine's Day layout for you today! Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought a layout celebrating friendship would be perfect! I used Paige's Lined Hearts Background cut file along with the Truly Grateful and Pick-Me-Up collections.
I pulled white cardstock to cut the cut file out on my Silhouette Cameo. Once it was finished cutting, I went ahead and started backing the cut file using the 6x6 Paper Pad from the Pick-Me-Up collection as well as Paper 14 from Truly Grateful

I wanted to add in a mixed media element onto my layout, so I didn't completely back the cut file and left some of the heart spaces open. I pulled the negative heart pieces and painted them all with shimmer spray from my stash. I made sure to use similar colors that matched the patterned papers that I had already pulled. Once I finished painting the hearts, I put them aside to dry so that I could continue on with my layout. I pulled Paper 23 from Pick-Me-Up and used that as the foundation for my layout. I started embellishing with the Floral Die Cuts from both Truly Grateful and Whimsical.

I added heart Epoxy Stickers and heart enamel dots from the Mixed Embellishments and layered up Journaling Spots behind my photo. I took the painted hearts from the cut file and popped them up using foam tape and adhered them down. I love the dimension that it gives and makes them stand out a little more. For my title, I used a chipboard sticker from Pick-Me-Up and layered a phrase sticker right underneath it.

I had so much fun creating this layout and I hope that I've inspired you to add mixed media onto your layout even if it's just a little bit. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULWHIMSICAL, and PICK-ME-UPwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Lined Hearts Background by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper
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