Layout by Maija Männistö

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hi friends, Maija Männistö here to share a fall layout made with Go the Scenic Route. With the lovely and bright colors of this collection it is easy to create a super fun fall layout! We recently had a family photoshoot, first time in fall and surrounded by colorful leaves. So this inspired me for this layout and I chose Paige's Large Leaf cut file to fill the whole page. I wanted to add lots of color and patterned papers to page so I made 2 inch strips of different patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and then cut them with fringe scissors. I love the dimensional look this brings!
I glued the strips onto a 12x12 paper and then adhered the paper with the cut out on top of it with foam tape. This gives the frills a little more room and makes the layout even more dimensional. And to really emphasize the leaf I chain stitched around it with white thread. I really do love adding stitching to my projects, you might have noticed that by now!
For embellishments, I placed them around the photo, leaving the focus on the leaf. I chose few pieces from the Chipboard Stickers and placed them behind the photo to get the photo mounted a bit higher. This allowed me to easily attach a Flag Paperclip on the photo. Then I added even more of the Chipboard Stickers - they might just be my favorite embellishments in this collection! I also added a journaling piece with the pretty circles from the Ephemera Die Cuts behind the photo. And to finish off this cluster of embellishments I added the "better together" sentiment from the Puffy Phrase Thickers.
For the title, I wanted a double meaning and went with the phrase "I keep on FALLing for you". A little pun never hurt anyone, right?! I emphasized the "FALL" by using the Foam Thickers and then hand lettered around it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a lovely and crafty day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, flag paperclip, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Large Leaf by Paige Evans

Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Totally 80s Layout by Missy Whidden

Sunday, October 25, 2020

 Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun Halloween layout using Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection and one of the cut files from her 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files. I was so excited to use the Bats cut file to document this cute photo of my girls in their 80s costumes. These colors were perfect for a non-traditional Halloween color scheme. I cut the bats on textured white cardstock. I used Paper 21 to fill in the bat shapes by tracing them on different parts of the paper. I fussy cut them and then placed them back in their places on top of the cut file. I glued the actual cut file down flat onto the background and popped up the bats with adhesive foam to give them some dimension. I used beautiful Paper 13 for the background which really make the colors pop.

To jazz up the background, I smudged white gesso over the area behind the cut file from top to bottom. I used a few different blue Shimmerz sprays to create a pretty dark navy blue area. I love how all the bright rainbow colors pop against it. I added white acrylic paint splatters as well. Before I attached the bats, I distressed the edges a bit to create a fun texture. I embellished mostly around the photo using Cardstock Stickers and small hearts that I fussy cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad.

I used the colorful Foam Thickers for part of my title and paired it with some of the dark blue Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection… a perfect match! This cute leopard print heart is a Cardstock Sticker and the orange ticket is from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I also added in a bit of colored thread in a few places. I used a few of the inside bat pieces as embellishments as well. I used matching gelatos to add a bit of color then placed a few of them around the page.

I think the curve of this cut file makes it really easy to place a photo. It practically creates the layout for you and I love that about cut files. This cut file has a lot of possibilities and it was a lot of fun making a Halloween layout using bright sunny colors. It’s fun to think outside the box and get creative! These bats would look cute in any colors, and you could do the opposite of what I did and pop the cut file up higher than the bats. Or back the cut file or use it as a stencil… the ideas just keep coming!

I hope this inspires you in some way! Halloween is such a fun holiday to scrap and I can’t wait to see how you use Paige’s 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files! Have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgessowhite acrylic paint; Cut file: Bats from the 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files by Paige Evans
Blog: // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Pumpkin Art Journal Page by Paula Fiihr

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hello and happy October! Paula Fiihr here and today is all about pumpkins 🎃This Pumpkin cut file from Paige is my absolute favorite - and it was perfect for this layout.

I cut the Pumpkin from Paper 7 and then used the back side to fill in two of the pumpkin pieces. Before glueing it down, I used Paige’s Polka Dots Stencil with Distress Oxides as a quick background. I then added some green messy embroidery floss above the pumpkin just for fun! The rest of the page came together really quickly. The photo of my family with their pumpkins from last year was sewed onto a bit of paper and made into a pocket. Two pieces of Ephemera Die Cuts made nice little tags to slip inside for journaling. I clustered a piece of a ticket and a tab from the Ephemera Die Cuts, a flower, and a circle punch up top. The Floral Die Cuts throughout the page look so great with the pumpkin I think! The words are from the Puffy Phrase Thickers and fit both the picture and my art journal page. It is important to play a little everyday! I finished the page off with some Washi Tape and a few random drops of white acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Pumpkin by Paige Evans
Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr

Mallorca Layout by Stefanie Ried

Friday, October 23, 2020

  Hi friends, Stefanie Ried here! For my next layout I used the beautiful doilies from the Go the Scenic Route papers. In combination with the colors I immediately thought of summer, sun, and the sea. So I looked for a suitable photo in my drawer. I liked this photo from our vacation on Mallorca very much and it fits perfectly. Although it was only a year ago, it seems like it was ages ago. What a crazy time. Such moments are all the more special.

I first worked on the background with Pastel Dreams watercolors in different shades of blue and green. Then I fussy cut the doilies. To avoid them lying flat on the layout, I curled the points with a thin brush. This gives them more dimension.

On the colored background I put a crumpled vellum and sewed it with the sewing machine. Then I added the thread. The beads and sequins I threaded with a needle. To fix them I first used mini glue dots and additionally liquid, clear glue. It takes some time until everything lies nicely on the layout. But it worked out quite well :)

Thanks for coming by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, charms embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Pastel Dreams watercolors
Blog: / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Burano Mini Album by Kelly Daye

Thursday, October 22, 2020

 Hello, hello! Kelly Daye here with a fun and colourful mini album for Paige’s Silhouette Design Team. Burano, Italy is a colorful little island a short boat ride from Venice. Of course I used Go the Scenic Route. The cover was made using Paige’s Doily Corner cut file cut from white cardstock. The doily was perfect for two reasons. First, Burano is famous for their hand made lace. The little doily in all the photos is a treasure I brought back for myself. Second, this cut file has two flat edges! Hello mini album!

I offset the Doily Corner cut file in Silhouette Studio to create the front and back shape of the album. The pink cover is the B-side of Paper 20, the pretty butterfly design on the other side lines the inside of my mini. All the interior pages were cut in the same shape and stitched on my sewing machine. They’re held in place with a hidden accordion hinge. A method I learned from Paige. Watch Paige's video to learn how it’s done. One tassel I made and one is from the Bloom Street collection. Can you see the beautiful bird Charm? It’s one from a set of six Charms available in Go the Scenic Route.

The first page was made by cutting the photo on my Silhouette mat using the same cut file as all the other pages. I used Archival Ink and the Acrylic Stamps to add, ‘Scenic Route’ on top of the photo. Then I topped this page off with florals from the Cardstock Stickers.

Paper 15 is so lovely, I just added a couple of photos because I didn’t want to cover the birds. I loved being able to point to Burano on a map using Paper 5 and a tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I sewed on the word ROAM from the Puffy Word Stickers and used a tiny Enamel Dot to mark the spot.

You’ve probably seen this view before, it’s so iconic. For sure I had to ‘Snap A Photo’. That's from the Puffy Phrase Thickers.

The shaker, made with the B-sides of Paper 24 and Paper 6 was embellished with butterflies from the Ephemera Die Cut, an "Imagine" Cardstock Sticker, and a little logo I cut out of the packaging because it’s so pretty.

Here I am at the Market! Paige’s Cityscape cut file reminded me of the tall houses in Burano. I cut them from bits of colorful Go the Scenic Route papers to make my own street. The background paper is a combo of two sheets from the 6x8 Paper Pad. The smaller prints are so perfect for mini albums.

The next page, while it took 3 days to stitch, is my favorite. Inspired by Paige, I embroidered a floral paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad with DMC Floss. Since the flowers are quite small and delicate, I only used 4 strands of thread.

All I added was the word ‘Love’ from the Puffy Phrase Thickers. On the opposite side is my guy, ‘relaxing’ in the shade while I shopped. The phrase is from the Puffy Word Stickers. A journaling tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts is tucked in behind the photo and topped off with bits of ribbon, string, and tulle from my stash.

Last page! I made a journaling tag using Paige’s cute Stacked Suitcases cut file. It’s cut from navy cardstock and paper backed with bits of the collection. When I remove the suitcases (tag), there’s all the stuff I forgot to pack! All fussy cut from Paper 6. Goodness, there’s always something, ha!

Fittingly, my back cover asks, “Where to next?” via the Puffy Phrase Thickers. My little vignette includes a flower bouquet from the Cardstock Stickers all built up on a tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts.

Hope we can all begin to enjoy traveling again soon and that you enjoyed my Burano mini album! 

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, charm, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Doily CornerCityscape, and Stacked Suitcases by Paige Evans

Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It

Be a Light Layout by Migbell Guzmán

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

  Hi everyone! Migbell Guzmán here with a new layout using Go the Scenic Route and the Lightbulbs Flowers cut file which inspired me to create the title Be a Light for All to See (Matthew 5:16).

First, I cut the Lightbulbs Flowers cut file from white cardstock and backed it with Paper 14 from the 6x8 Paper Pad - the yellow color for me means light. To create contrast I chose Paper 2 for the background because it reflects the colors of the heavens. Then I used Paige's Heart Confetti Stencil with modeling paste to add texture. On the cables of the bulbs I glued embroidery thread in two tones: gray and white.

I chose a black & white photo to create contrast sized to 3" square. I then proceeded to cut out the florals of Paper 18 from the 12x12 Paper Pad and the same flowers but smaller from the 6x8 Paper Pad to decorate. To put the final touches on my page I added Floral Die CutsCardstock StickersFoam Thickers, and Puffy Phrase Thickers - all from Go the Scenic Route.

Thanks for visiting Paige's blog! I hope you liked my design and it inspired you in some way. Let us be a light with our life for those who surround us and see us. See you in my next post - blessings!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, Thickers, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Stencil: Heart Confettimodeling pastewhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Lightbulbs Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: Puerto Rico / Instagram: @migbellguzman / Facebook: Migbell Guzman

Travel Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

  Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you a cute, travel-themed mini album I created using her Go the Scenic Route collection and Mini Album Scalloped Edges cut file.

Mini albums are my favorite type of project to create for several reasons, one of those being that they can double as adorable display items! I love displaying them in a row and seeing all the different colors and sentiments pop. That's why, for this album, I decided to create an actual display board for this album to attach to.

I've made a few albums like this before and with those, I used a complete chipboard base. This time however, I used a binding method inspired by Bea Valint. To start, I took two pieces of chipboard that measured 3.5 x 5.5". I wrapped those individually and then, before backing them with patterned paper, added a strip of acetate between them. This allows this base to stand on its own once the binder rings are added on the top.

For the actual album, I started by resizing the Mini Album Scalloped Edges cut file so that the largest page measured about 3.25 x 5.25". This made the entire album fit perfectly within the margins of the display board. I then cut my pages from the following papers from Go the Scenic RoutePaper 2Paper 3Paper 4Paper 17, and Paper 21.

Once all of them were cut, I added machine stitching for texture and detail and moved onto embellishing. To embellish this project, I used all the fun, colorful bits from Go the Scenic Route. The pinks in this collection are so beautiful and immediately catch the eye so I was drawn to pieces that included those shades. The Foam ThickersPuffy Phrase Thickers, and Puffy Word Stickers accented the Cardstock StickersChipboard StickersFloral Die Cuts, and Ephemera Die Cuts perfectly. All the different materials and textures added a great depth to each page in the album. For a fun pop of color and to hold a die cut in place, I added one of the Flag Paperclips to the second page of the album.

To finish off the cover, I added some rolled flowers using Paige's Rolled Flower cut files. This has become my favorite embellishment to add to projects! It's so fun and the flowers really tie everything together! I also added some fringe paper tassels I created along with charms from my stash and the Charms pack.

I'm looking forward to filling this mini album with travel memories in the future! Thanks for stopping by to read about my project today! I'll see you next time on Paige's blog with another fun project! Take care and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, charms, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Mini Album Scalloped Edges and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Embroidery Hoop Layout by Elsie Robinson

Monday, October 19, 2020

  Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here! Since I’m a bit of a stitching addict, as soon as I saw this Embroidery Hoop cut file I knew I had to create a layout using it! I used the Go the Scenic Route collection to create this layout. Let me talk you through the design…

First of all, I started by separating the Embroidery Hoop cut file in my Silhouette software since I didn’t want the cross-stitch heart to be cut, but sketched instead. To do this, I released the compound path, selected the inner circle with all of the cross stitch lines, and moved it to a separate part of the document. I then remade the compound paths for both parts of the cut file, so I had two separate pieces to sketch and cut.

I used the pen holder tool to sketch the heart design, since I wanted to use a pencil so I could erase the design once I’d pierced the holes for the stitching. Since I have the Silhouette Cameo 3, I could sketch and cut my design through one pass of the machine on a piece of white cardstock. Once the cut file was sketched and cut, I took the sketched heart and used a piercing tool and foam mat to pierce a hole in the corners of the x’s. Once all of the holes were pierced, I erased the pencil lines and went ahead with the stitching! Since this was quite a large design, I opted to use wool instead of regular embroidery thread to stitch the heart. I chose a turquoise color to match with the Go the Scenic Route collection.

I used Paper 20 to back the embroidery hoop and I placed the cross-stitched heart behind the opening to piece the embroidery hoop design back together. I used the gorgeous pink pattern on Paper 16 as my background and adhered the cut file on foam at the top right of the layout. I nestled my photo underneath the needle and thread part of the cut file, and to make the needle stand out I covered it with the metallic blue Washi Tape. I embellished with Floral Die Cuts and flower Chipboard Stickers, as well as some butterfly Ephemera Die Cuts to create a super pretty design. Finally, I mixed and matched the Foam Thickers and Puffy Word Stickers to create my title... I can never resist a good pun!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to use Go the Scenic Route with Paige's cut files!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Embroidery Hoop by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Happy Fall Ya'll Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hi friends! I'm here today to share with you a layout that appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine which you can download and peruse for free! It features my Geometric Leaf cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection. Come to think of it, this was actually the very first layout I made with Go the Scenic Route when it arrived on my doorstep back in June!
 I started by die cutting my Geometric Leaf cut file from white cardstock. Then I had the Silhouette Cameo cut out all of the inner pieces from different Go the Scenic Route patterned papers. The more patterned papers I can fit on a layout, the better! I just love all the colors and patterns together!
 I lightly adhered the leaf onto a pink cardstock background so that the edges could lift and bend still and then adhered all of the inner pieces in place. The colors of Fox's shirt in the photo are bright and fun and pair perfectly with the colors of the papers - I added the photo onto the leaf and then slid on a Flag Paperclip. On the photo I placed a "wild & free" and geotag Chipboard Sticker.
 For the title I used the colorful Foam Thickers placed across the top to say "HAPPY FALL YA'LL!". Then I journaled on a pink journaling spot found in the Ephemera Die Cuts with a blue pen, added an orange "capture" Puffy Word Sticker to the top, and placed it on the right side of the layout. A few more embellishments like sentiment Cardstock Stickers and a sprinkling of Enamel Dots around the background finish up this page!
 I hope you are inspired to use my Geometric Leaf cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection to create a similar page and enjoy reading the Fall 2020 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, paperclip, stickers, Thickers, enamel dots, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockSilhouette Cameo; Cut file: Geometric Leaf by Paige Evans
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