Stitched Flowers Frame Layout

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Hi friends! I'm here today with a new layout featuring my Sketch & Stitch Flower Frame Cut File and Go the Scenic Route collection.
 When I saw the beautiful variegated colors of this DMC Pearl Cotton thread, I purchased three skeins and immediately ran home to pick a cut file that I could stitch - I chose my Sketch & Stitch Flower Frame Cut File! The flowers in these variegated thread colors would look beautiful, I hoped :)
 I had my Silhouette Cameo draw the design first with a yellow Sketch Pen and then the second tool cut the holes for hand stitching. I have a bunch of Sketch & Stitch Cut Files available in my Etsy shop if hand stitching is your jam! I had a lot of time coming up via a road trip and family reunion and needed a good project to keep me busy. Sketch & Stitch Cut Files are always great for road trips and days when you don't want to do anything, but still want to feel like you're accomplishing something :) I did a basic backstitch and used all the strands of the thread. Here are a few in-progress shots:
 Up at the Evans' cabin for the family reunion, I was almost finished stitching when a rainbow graced us with its presence! So pretty!
All done stitching! I would say it took about 12 hours to hand stitch this design. And I had 12 hours of time with nothing to do, so, it was totally worth it to me :)
 The project sat for a few weeks while I waited for my new collection to arrive - the colors of Go the Scenic Route coordinate perfectly with the variegated thread! I took this photo of Jane during the family reunion (which is when I stitched most of this) and our visit to the South Park City Museum, so I felt like this photo was meant to go with this layout.
To begin embellishing, I used a bunch of coordinating colors of the glitter Enamel Dots and placed them in and around the stitched frame. These add pops of color and interest and help draw the eye all around the page. Then I mixed in a few of the dark blue leaves from the Floral Die Cuts around the outer edge of the frame to amplify the leaf theme.
 I printed my 3x4" photo at home and adhered it to the center of the page. I cut the scalloped floral card from the Ephemera Die Cuts in half and tucked the pieces under the top and bottom edges of the photo. I also layered two more Ephemera Die Cuts under the left edge of the picture.
 Then I started layering embellishments in three clusters around the photo. I mostly used the Floral Die Cuts as well as a "perfect" sentiment from the Puffy Phrase Thickers, a "one of a kind" sentiment from the Cardstock Stickers, and a heart Chipboard Sticker. I varied the kind of adhesives to attach all of the embellishments to create different depths and layers.
To finish I wrote journaling with a blue pen below the photo in an open space. Note to self to stamp the date - I've been so good about that lately, I need to keep it up :) 
 I hope this layout inspires you to try my Sketch & Stitch Flower Frame Cut File as well as check out my new Go the Scenic Route collection! Have a great day and I'll be back soon with more scrappy goodness!
SUPPLIES: Die cuts, stickers, enamel dots: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Flower Frame by Paige Evans; Thread: DMC 4214; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

1 Piece of Paper Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Hello crafters and scrappers! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share this cute mini album I created using Bloom Street and the 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album cut file.
One of the great things about mini album cut files is that they take out a lot of the guesswork that comes along with creating a mini. This makes the entire process quick, easy, and fun!

To create mine, I first started by resizing the 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album cut file using my Cricut software so that each page or "square" of the cut file measured roughly 2.75" square. Once the file was cut, I assembled it as intended and moved onto embellishing.

When it comes to mini albums, I personally love using chipboard to make them sturdier. To do that with this cut file, I took two pieces of medium weight chipboard that measured 3" square and wrapped them. I did this using the beautiful diamond paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I then simply adhered those to the front and back covers of my album after adding stitched detailing with my sewing machine. Next, I decorated the cover of the album using lots of florals and butterflies!

To decorate the spine of the album, I threaded a mixture of TasselsFlower Charms, and hand-painted beads onto some purple elastic. I then simply wrapped this elastic around the album and knotted it together. The charms add such fun, colorful character to the album!

For the inside pages, I first matted each page using papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I then used the Print and Cut feature on my Cricut to cut out a mix of die cuts from the Bloom Street Digital Collection and layered those throughout the album.

A fun feature of this cut file is that when assembled, it will create pockets in your album. I added a cute, floral tag to each of these pockets for journaling. Another fun option would be to use these pockets as storage for any extra photos.

And that's how I created this quick & cute album! I can't wait to fill it with happy memories! Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, tassel, charms, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: 1 Piece of Paper Mini Album by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambismail / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Popcorn Layout by Elsie Robinson

Monday, August 10, 2020

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here with a scrapbook layout using Paige’s super fun Popcorn cut file. As I’m a bit of a film/TV geek, when I saw this cut file I knew I had to use it ASAP! I mixed and matched a few collections to create this page, so let me talk you through the process.
Firstly, I cut the Popcorn cut file from white cardstock and I cut it quite large because I knew I wanted it to be the main focal point of the layout. I used patterned papers from Bloom Street to back it, including some of the speciality papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I also hand-stitched around the outline of the cut file with white thread to add more definition.

I couldn’t decide what alphabet to use to create my title, but I eventually settled on the Truly Grateful Thickers. I felt like this marquee-style lettering went well with the movie theme. Next I created a border to frame my photos using Paper 13. I thought it would be a fun idea to make it look like a film strip, so I adhered my photos to the paper and made sure that I left a thick border above and below the photos. I then punched holes every ¼ inch to achieve that film strip look. Super simple!

To embellish the layout I used the floral ephemera from the Whimsical collection. I found an unopened pack of these in my stash the other day and although I’ve never won the lottery, I imagine it feels just like finding a pack of floral die cuts that you didn’t know you had! I went to town clustering the florals around the cut file, photos, and in the top left-hand corner (which helped balance out the composition). I also found that cute camera die cut (which was from the Pick-Me-Up ephemera pack) and felt like it was the perfect finishing touch to this layout!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, jewels, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Floral die cuts: Whimsical; Thickers: Truly Grateful; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Popcorn by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

20 Minute Layout

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Believe it or not, this layout came together in 20 minutes! Seriously!! With a few patterned papers and a package of florals (all from my new Go the Scenic Route collection), you can document fun memories in minutes. I almost feel like it's cheating lol :)
 Here is the start-to-finish process video so you can see exactly how this page came together so quickly:
I started with the same papers that I used for my recent Tag Flip Book project - allll the pretty florals from Go the Scenic Route (Paper 2Paper 9Paper 12Paper 14Paper 16Paper 18Paper 23, and Paper 24) and tore a strip from every piece of those papers. Depending on which way you tear you get a white core edge and I chose to highlight those sides. The white creates a contrast and divider between each busy patterned paper which is really helpful for the eyes not to be too overwhelmed.
 For the background I chose the pink ledger B-side of Paper 10 and layered the torn paper strips starting at the top and working my way down, tucking each one underneath the previous piece. I decided the page needed a pop of yellow so I tore a strip from the yellow polka dotted B-side of Paper 8 and added it into the mix.
I splashed white acrylic paint down the layout using a paint brush as well as a toothbrush to make a finer mist. Then I printed two photos of Jane (at slightly different sizes) and trimmed them out leaving a white border - same concept as the torn papers, the white edge helps the photos POP and stand out against the busy background.
 I overlapped the photos, off-center on the page, and then grabbed a new package of Floral Die Cuts. I scattered the flowers down the page where I focused the white paint splattering and then used liquid glue to attach the flowers and photos in place. By only placing a dot of glue on the back centers of the flowers the petals and leaves are free to bend and create dimension.
 For the title I used Foam Thickers to say "ART CAMP" to the right of the photos and then balanced the title with journaling below written with a blue pen. Gotta go stamp the date, BRB :)
 20 minutes!! That's all this layout took to make! Does it look like it only took 20 minutes? I love when pages come together quickly and easily. 
  I hope you are inspired to pick up my new Go the Scenic Route collection and start documenting your precious memories using the torn paper technique!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, Thickers: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paint

Horizon Cut File Cards by Zsoka Marko

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Hello there crafters, Zsoka Marko back today with a pair of cards I've made for the Paige Evans Design Team! While I was working on other projects with the Horizon collection (digital collection can be found here) I found this rainbow panel I had die cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad ages ago, so I decided to turn it into a card finally. This is how I ended up with a rainbow theme, but also, rainbows are very easy to create with Horizon since there are papers in every possible color in this collection!

For my first card I die cut the The Struggle Is Real cut file from white cardstock. I sized it to fit a 5.5x4.25" card panel. I chose 17 patterned papers in all the colors of the rainbow and die cut the inner pieces with my Cameo too. I also used the white fall-out pieces to make the letters stronger - so I glued the patterned paper letters on top of the white ones. I then added foam adhesive to each to create a dimensional design. I created my top folding A2 size card base (landscape format), then I adhered a slightly smaller, embossed gray panel on top.

I glued down the outlines with liquid glue and adhered the colorful letters too. First I splattered some white acrylic paint but it was barely visible on the light gray cardstock, so I decided to add gold splatters too. To finish off this card, I added a chipboard flower and enamel dots.

For my second card I created another top folding, A2 size card base, then adhered the rainbow panel to it. I die cut the Flower Wreath cut file in a small size and glued it down on my card front. I also added back the white inner pieces of the flowers. I will say, my blade and mat are both old so my Cameo didn't do a fabulous job on the wreath, but I thought it was still acceptable.

So as a tip, if you want to die cut something more elaborate and delicate in small sizes like this, make sure your blade is relatively new. The mat shouldn't be brand new though, because it will be too sticky and it will be impossible to pull off tiny cut files without tearing them. For my sentiment I used Thickers in colors that match the paper beneath. I also added a chipboard flower and enamel dots.

That's pretty much it, easy peasy! What do you think? Thank you for stopping by today! Stay safe!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: HORIZONwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: The Struggle Is Real and Flower Wreath by Paige Evans
Blog: // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Paramount Summer Camp Movies Layouts

Friday, August 7, 2020

This post is sponsored by Think Jam, Inc. for #ParamountSummerCamp.
We've been spending a lot of time at home as a family and one of our favorite new traditions has been watching Paramount Movies together on these warm summer nights! Of course I have to document these moments and I thought it'd be fun to scrapbook these memories together for a fun family craft! My page documents us watching Charlotte's Web.
 Fox created a layout about our family watching Sonic: The Hedgehog movie.
 And Jane created a page documenting our family watching Wonder Park!
What I love about these movies is they can be downloaded and watched on many kinds of devices and they are ours to own - no scratches or accidental misplacing, they're all digital! Check out the full list of Paramount Summer Sale movies HERE.

Wild and Free Layout by Brianna Lepper

Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here and I'm excited to share this layout with you today! I don't know about you, but I love washi tape and I especially love backing cut files with it. For this project, I used all 8 rolls of the Bloom Street Washi Tape. Here's my layout!
When I first started this layout, I wasn't sure what cut file I was going to choose. I knew that I was going to back a cut file with the washi tape, I just didn't know which one. Then I saw Paige's Quilt cut file. I loved the design and thought it would be perfect to display all of the pretty washi tape.

To start, I took all 8 Washi Tape rolls and laid them out on my desk. Then I took the positive pieces from the quilt cut file and stuck down the washi tape on each piece. It took some time, but in the end it was worth it. Once all of the pieces were covered with washi, I got to work putting adhesive foam on the large negative portion of the cut file. I wanted dimension on my page and I just love the look of the entire thing popped up on foam. Next, I adhered the entire cut file on another piece of white cardstock and started placing and tucking in all of my washi tape pieces. 

Next, I got to work on my title. I decided on the Wild and Free cut file since I thought it would look awesome sitting on top of the Quilt cut file. I cut it on white cardstock and backed it using the patterned papers from the Bloom Street collection. I wanted the 'and' portion of the cut file to stand up against the busy background so I blended on some Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender. When I finished backing the cut file, I adhered it down right on top of the quilt and added a few floral stickers from the 4-Page Sticker Book. This cut file is perfect for a multi photo layout. I tucked in two photos of my son on both sides of it. I added a few Floral Die Cuts and Layered Butterfly Stickers in a few clusters around my page and then added a text sticker from the Cardstock Stickers.

For my journaling, I typed it out using the Traveling Typewriter font and printed/trimmed it all out. I usually add the journaling later, but it was nice to get it added and I love how neat and streamlined it is. I love all of the dimension on this layout and love how the Washi Tape is displayed. They're all so pretty and these cut files were perfect for this design.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I had so much fun creating and sharing this layout with you. If you haven't tried backing a cut file with washi tape, I hope you'll give it a try! See you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: BLOOM STREET; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Quilt and Wild and Free by Paige Evans; Distress Oxides
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Love Layout by Shimelle

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Good morning friends! Shimelle here and today I'm excited to share a love-filled scrapbook page featuring Paige's Bloom Street patterned paper and the Pie Chart Heart cut file!
I cut the Pie Chart Heart cut file from smooth white cardstock in a few different sizes and chose a larger one to work with the letter O and a smaller size to work with the V so the background paper would still be legible with that beautiful floral 'LOVE' Paper 13. I backed the two hearts with some tiny scraps I had saved from the 6x8 Paper Pad so they have just a touch of holographic foil detailing.

By printing three photos on a single 4x6, I had three small pictures I could layer over the O on the background without losing the legibility, then layered the large heart there as well, using foam squares to give it more dimension. I cut two phrase boxes from the branding strip on the same paper, and placed it on the left of the photos for balance. The second phrase box and the second heart are both at the bottom left of the page, paired with the letter V.  One green sticker strip from the 4-Page Sticker Book brought a bit more Peter Pan green to the phrases. A white pen is perfect for adding journaling to the navy blue background. My favorite is the Sakura White Gelly Roll pen. I used that to write the story of our postcard tradition, which is something I truly love! Perfect for this background paper and the heart motifs!

What's something you love that you'd scrapbook with this paper? I'd love to see how you use it!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts: BLOOM STREETwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Pie Chart Heart by Paige Evans
Location: London / Blog: Shimelle / Instagram: @shimelle / Facebook: Shimelle / YouTube: Shimelle Laine / Pinterest: glittershim
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