Embellished Shaker Envelope by Lilly Sanchez


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Hey guys, Lilly Sanchez here, I hope everyone is having a great start to 2020. Today I bring you guys a fun project that I hope you enjoy.
One of my favorite crafty ideas is embellishing stuff, whether that be a card, tag, or in this case an envelope. I just feel like it adds so much character and detail than just a plain ol’ envelope in pretty paper. I feel like when something is embellished you can almost feel the love put into it. Today I played around with Paige’s Envelope cut file. To create the envelope I used Paper 13 from Truly Grateful for the actual envelope and a piece of Paper 07 for layering purposes. I of course had to do some stitching as you guys know I love doing that to my projects. I made a shaker with tulle on the top flap because who doesn’t like a good shaker?!

Then I began to decorate the envelope using many pieces from the Truly Grateful collection such as the Ephemera Die CutsPuffy StickersCardstock Stickers, and Floral Die Cuts. And that is it you guys! Super easy and quick project that you can literally create in minutes and fill with tons of goodies for a penpal swap!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time, stay crafty!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Envelope by Paige Evans
Location: New Jersey, USA / Instagram: @craftingwithliller / Facebook: Crafting with Liller
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Bloom Street Paperclips


Friday, January 17, 2020

At the very last minute I decided to make some SWAG for whoever stops by the Pink Paislee booth this weekend! I made something similar for Creativation 2018 with Pick-Me-Up and used that idea as my starting off point, only this time using my brand new Bloom Street collection.
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I ran to Target, grabbed some paperclips, and then trimmed 1x4" patterned paper strips from Bloom Street. I folded the paper strips in half through a paperclip and then notched the ends to create pennants. Next I punched butterflies and concentric flowers from the same patterned papers and layered them up on the pennants. I machine stitched a straight(ish) line through all the layers of the pennants and then topped the centers with a jewel. Easy, breezy, beautiful!
Stop by the Pink Paislee booth, snap a picture with me which we'll print right then and there on my Instax photo printer, and clip on one of these limited edition embellishments. There are only 68 paperclips so hurry every chance you get!
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Hope to see you there!!

2020 Layout by Kelly Daye


Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye, here and welcome to a new decade filled with even more scrapping adventures! My last layout was all about stitching and a few select embellishments but I’ve really piled on the pretties with this one.
I’ve used the confetti side of Truly Grateful Paper 17 as my background. To me it reads as a neutral but has a bit of colour and pattern to play it up. I knew I wanted to design with lots of flowers and used Paige’s Floral Font cut file to create my title, 2020. Once the numbers where welded together, I used the offset feature in the Silhouette Design Studio to create a ‘window’ to cut out of the background paper. Once cut, I trimmed 1/4” off of two sides of Paper 17 and taped it over Paper 04. Of course there had to be some stitching, that’s my jam! So I chain stitched all around the window. I always love the extra texture. I cut the title from white cardstock and paper-backed with paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The mini patterns in the pad were perfect for it!

Once my title was in place, I began to design little islands of florals, butterflies, leaves, and mushrooms to surround it. I deliberately ensured the title had a continuous bit of purple background around it. I think that helps set it apart and stand out even more. A tiny mauve bird from the cute Puffy Stickers flies into my future. I just adore the colourful Puffy Phrase Stickers and added a rather silly “HELLOOO” above the main title for a bit of fun! Here’s something to try, for a pretty border I added 1/8” Score Tape to the edge of my background and peeled back 2” sections at a time while adding different colours of glitter. Sparkle and shine!

“Start with a grateful heart” seemed like the absolutely perfect message to include at the beginning of a new year. This, along with the gorgeous, colourful wreath and butterfly are all from the Ephemera Die Cuts. These colours make my heart so happy! Since there must always be sparkle, I’ve included sequins and gold Stickles from my stash. Have you spotted the wee glittering hearts around the page? I used Paige’s Heart Stencil and some Gold Glitter Gel to add this final touch.

Thanks so much for being here. I’m really looking forward to another creative year and all your beautiful inspirations too!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut file: Floral Font by Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

So Much Joy Layout


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hey everyone! I have a new layout to share with you today using my brand new Bloom Street collection featuring the patterned paper barcode strips! Save those things!
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Check out the start-to-finish process video to see how this page came together:

To start, I had my Silhouette Cameo draw (note - draw, not cut, and I deleted the smallest heart) the Nested Hearts cut file on the bright pink B-side of Paper 05. Then I trimmed off the barcode strip from all 24 patterned papers in Bloom Street.
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Starting with the largest heart and working my way inwards, I lightly adhered torn paper strips around each drawn heart. I used my sewing machine and white thread to stitch around each heart and then bent up the edges to create lots of texture and dimension.
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I found two photos of me and Jane and placed them on opposite edges of the layout. Before adhering the photos down I splashed watered down white acrylic paint with a toothbrush underneath where the pictures would go.
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I layered a few Ephemera Die Cuts and stickers (a combination of Cardstock StickersPuffy Vinyl Stickers, and stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book) under and over the photo for embellishment. The title was made in the center which says "so much joy". The mini alpha stickers are from the 4-Page Sticker Book and they "joy" is from the Puffy Word Stickers. I wrote journaling with a white paint pen under the title.
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I hope this layout inspires you to pick up my brand new Bloom Street collection and use those barcode strips!
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SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite acrylic paint; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Nesting Hearts

Right Now Layout by Jamie Pate


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Happy New Year, friends. Jamie Pate here, and as this is my first post of the new year on Paige's blog, I wanted to wish you all a wonderful New Year full of beautiful stories and inspiring creativity. Today's layout is the first of many layouts for an album I will be keeping about me this year. That may sound a little egocentric. Seems to me we can forget to tell our own story. There are many thoughts running through my mind at present. I want to use the creative outlet of scrapbooking and story telling to put those ideas out there. This layout will actually be part of a two-page spread. The second unseen page is the journaling that goes with the story of Right Now. But let's talk about this page, shall we?
The page started out not at all how it finished. Isn't that just the way of it? I am loving hexagon shapes right now, so I used Paige's Honeycomb Background cut file as a starting place for this layout and story. The page base is textured white cardstock. The Honeycomb Background, also cut in white, allows for a subtle background of white on white and shape. The inside of the Honeycomb Background pieces were used to cut patterned papers into hexagon shapes. These I popped up and added in a vertical line. Really like all these patterns working together, but not overwhelming the page.

Using Paige's Mini Envelope cut file, I wanted a place that I thought originally was going to hold hidden journaling. But the envelope, being mini, even though I upsized it a bit, was not really conducive to this idea. But... I wanted that envelope to play on on my page. Popping it up and overlapping the hexagon shapes, I used it as a bit of a focal piece with tags and journal spots and words coming out of it. Plus, it's an anchor for the title.

The title Right Now was a serendipity. As I was gathering embellishments I knew I wanted to be part of this page, I had forgotten this was part of the Epoxy Stickers. It was perfect for titling this page and what will be the journaling. I want to inventory me right now. While the color of the phrase was a little bold, I think it plays nicely with the other hues and patterns of the layout, and brings the whole page together. One just needs play around with color and ideas until the page says this is good.

Truly Grateful was a great collection for crafting this page. I really love the pinks and salmons found in the collection. The patterns play so beautifully together. Keeping the background monochromatic allows the collection to tell this story in a delightful way. And telling our stories is just what this wonderful craft is all about. See you next time.

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, journaling spots, wood veneer: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Honeycomb Background and Mini Envelope by Paige Evans
Location: Colorado, USA / Blog: Jamie Pate Designs / Instagram: @jamiepate
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Guest Designer | Andrea Lake


Monday, January 13, 2020

Hi everyone, my name is Andrea Lake and I am excited to be Paige’s January Guest Designer! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. This being the start of a new year, my thoughts turn not only to memories and moments of the past year but of our goals for 2020. Using Paige’s cut files and her collections with Pink Paislee, I created projects that celebrate the past year and look ahead to the year to come. I hope you enjoy!

My first project is a layout of my “2019 in Review”. Looking back month-by-month at snapshot highlights of 2019 made me feel so grateful for the year we had and it helped shape my plans and goals for 2020. I used the 2019 cut file for the title and Mini Envelope to hold each month's memories. The Truly Grateful collection was my go-to for all the envelopes and embellishments. For the background, I used yellow patterned paper from the Pick-Me-Up collection.
My 2020 Vision Board inspires me to achieve my goals – seeing them everyday connects me to my dreams in a way the written word cannot. Organized in four key areas – Family, Career, Crafting, and Travel - I created three 8x8" layouts and an 8 ½" diameter embroidery hoop.
For my Family board, I used the Family cut file for the title and added eight 2x2" embellished squares to complete this simple layout. The family photos remind me how much we love each other and ways I’d like to spend time with them this year.
I’ve learned through hosting crafting workshops that teaching makes me feel alive! Sharing your knowledge and passion can definitely change people's lives. My Career board surrounds my goal of adding training and development to my career in hotel sales. I used the Floral Banner cut file as the main focus of this layout. I used papers and flowers from Truly GratefulHorizon, and Whimsical collections to put it all together.
The Must Make Stuff cut file was perfect for my Crafting layout! 2019 was a year to remember. I attended workshops, met new creative friends, and have decided in 2020 to take this hobby to the next level. The Truly Grateful and Whimsical papers were used for the background, embellishments, and to back the cut files.
I’ve traveled a lot in life and seeing the world with my family is always a priority. I chose the Wanderlust cut file for my Travel layout and used snippets of travel photos and vellum paper to back the cut file. My favorite paper from the Horizon collection (Paper 03) is the background and I handstitched the edges of each section with embroidery floss and machine stitched the page border.
Finally, I’m using the Suitcase Mini Album cut file to inspire my family to come visit us again this year! All the pink and purple patterned papers I could find in Paige's collections went into four different cut file pockets to add pictures and journaling, plus the decorated flap. I backed and embellished the three chosen shapes. I also added a mini-waterfall system to show some extra photos with the family, and machine-stitched almost every piece of paper to add more dimension. The outside of the suitcase has a pink tassel and pink charm from the Horizon collection, and a pink butterfly charm hanging from the handle.

I hope these inspire you to create beautiful projects and plan your year in a creative way! Thanks for stopping by!

Upcoming In-Person Workshops


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Want to come and learn how to scrap with me in person? Here is a list of all my upcoming workshops! PS - I keep a tab updated with all of my classes and past classes taught :)
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Save the date! I am teaching layout and card classes at Scrappin' in the City in Knoxville, TN April 24th & 25th 2020 using my new Bloom Street collection! I will add sneak peeks as soon as I've made the class samples.
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I am teaching a double layout class at the Create & Inspire 2020 event in Toronto Canada May 1st-3rd 2020 along with Heidi Swapp, Amy Tan, Vicki Boutin, and Shimelle! I will use my new Bloom Street collection and will share sneak peeks soon. Lots more information HERE!
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Join me for a Craft & Crop Cruise while visiting the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean's LIBERTY OF THE SEAS departing from Galveston, TX on June 7th-14th 2020!! This will be my first Crop & Cruise and I am so excited to offer three full days of classes using my new Bloom Street collection, all while at sea including layouts, mini albums, and a coptic bookbinding course! It would be so fun to have you there to craft, crop, & cruise. Click HERE to register.
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If you would like me to come and teach at your local scrapbook store, please send me an email and we'll work out the details!

Wreath Cards by Elsie Robinson


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Hey everyone! It’s Elsie Robinson here and for today’s post, I was inspired to make some shaker cards using the sequins from the Truly Grateful Mixed Embellishments. Some of my personal favourite cut files by Paige are her wreath designs, so I used several of them to frame the shaker elements. Let me walk you through each card!
For the first card, I cut the Circles Wreath cut file from white cardstock. I used a patterned paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad as my card front to contrast with the white cut file. I cut a circular window in the paper and backed that with acetate. I also adhered craft foam behind the paper to create a space between the card front and card base, where I could add the sequins.

With Valentine’s Day next month, I was inspired to use the Heart Wreath cut file which I cut from white cardstock. To back each heart, I offset an inner piece of a heart and multiplied that several times. Using my Silhouette Cameo to cut all of those inner pieces saved me so much time and I love the way the pink and red check pattern (Paper 12) looks behind the hearts.

For the third card I used the Branch Wreath cut file which I cut from kraft cardstock. Like I did for the first card, I once again used the 6x8 Paper Pad. Since the patterns are shrunk down from their 12x12 counterparts, their smaller size means they are perfect for card making. I also used the phrases 2x2 Paper Pad and fussy-cut the ‘celebrate’ to use as the sentiment.

And finally I have my personal favourite, I used the Leaf Wreath cut file which I cut from Paper 19 from Horizon. I followed the same methods as the previous cards but I just love the tree patterned paper behind the window, and the fussy-cut butterflies from the Horizon 6x8 Paper Pad, as well as the large gold foil ‘grateful’ sticker from the Truly Grateful Cardstock Stickers.

Thanks for stopping by everyone! I hope you’re inspired to create some shaker cards of your own using Paige’s cut files!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, sequins: TRULY GRATEFUL; Patterned paper: HORIZONwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Circles WreathHeart WreathBranch Wreath, and Leaf Wreath by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Embrace Layout by Zsoka Marko


Friday, January 10, 2020

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko here, happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday season with your loved ones! I'm back with my first layout of 2020. For today's post, I went back to Paige's second, breathtaking collection called Take Me Away. If you are lucky enough to have it in your stash, go get it out now and start creating! I promise you'll love the process. While I love new collections, I notice that rediscovering old favorites fills me up with inspiration and so much joy.
While this collection is actually quite pastel as a whole, I managed to make a pretty bold layout with it! These colors make me smile during this dreadful, gray winter time! I started out by die cutting the Folk Art Floral Background cut file from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I love folk art! Random fact: I used to do folk dance as a kid! I even danced with a decanter filled with wine on my head. I didn't drop it either, ha! Good old times!

I chose a few patterned papers to back the cut file. Once done, I decided on a background paper - I usually try several options, take a photo of them, and then select something I like the most in that moment.

I actually wanted to scrap this photo in color but all that greenery in the background and my brown leather jacket just didn't go with my bold paper choices. I layered tissue papers and a couple of die cut frames behind my photo, then glued it all down. Some of the embellishments are from other collections. My title for instance is from Paige's very first collection, Fancy Free. I had two of the chipboard sheets back then, most of which I already used up long ago. But I still had two of this red title, so it was time to use it. I was so happy that "embrace" actually fits my photo perfectly!

Then I have a puffy sticker and a chipboard piece from Whimsical and a tag sticker from Pick-Me-Up. The suede bow, three of the buttons, and the two small die cut frames behind my photo are from Take Me Away. The rest of the buttons are from my stash. Using a needle and twine, I stitched them on the layout. I added journaling with a white gel pen and splattered some white paint all over my background. Done!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another! I'll be back with a new layout soon, which I also made with Take Me Away - but it will have a totally different vibe. I think, anyway! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: TAKE ME AWAY, WHIMSICALPICK-ME-UPwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Folk Art Floral Background by Paige Evans
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