Colorful World Mini Album by Kelly Daye


Friday, January 15, 2021

Hi friends, Kelly Daye here with a mini album for Paige’s Silhouette Design Team. I’m still so in love with Go the Scenic Route and it was perfect for this colorful project. I was thinking about this new year and a world filled with hopefulness. So I chose to design with Paige’s Globe cut file as my base with Paper 21, then made four tags to hang on it. I wanted to focus on four aspirations this year: face the sun, make a splash, go places, and shine.

Of course, there’s a tassel or two. My ‘mini jewelry’ is a combo of an altered Bloom Street Tassel, a beaded tassel made with stuff from my stash, and a Charm from Go the Scenic Route. I seem to be really grooving on orange this year, what about you? Each tag is a reflection of one of those aspirations and hangs on the globe through an eyelet in a tab. The cover is actually two pieces. An acetate overlay provided a smooth surface to neatly hold the title, made with Foam Mini Thickers, above the chain stitched globe. I separated the globe from the stand with the knife tool in Silhouette Studio and cut it from white cardstock.

All the titles on the tags are made with the Foam Mini Thickers from the Whimsical collection. I love the colors and they fit just right. The back of each tag holds a photo to go with each design. The first tag, Face The Sun, is a shaker made with Paige’s Aztec Background cut file. The top is cut from Paper 14 then chain stitched and matted with Paper 6. It’s adorned with pretty Floral Die Cuts. To me, it’s a reminder to always focus on the positive.

The second tag, Make A Splash, features Paige’s Splash cut file. How perfect right? It’s backed with pink, blue, and yellow bits from previous projects. Then, it’s popped up over chain stitched Paper 4 and matted on a paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. This tag reminds me to not hold back, put it out there, just go for it.

The third tag, Go Places, is wishful thinking. Jim and I love to travel and we really missed that in 2020. So I’m putting it out there, “I aspire to go places again!” That’s me on a gondola in Venice. Paige’s Sneaker cut file was perfect because I have several pairs, including pink, and they’ve been around the world with me. The cut file lays on chain stitched Paper 21, then matted on Paper 13. I’ve added another Floral Die Cut and the gorgeous globe from the Chipboard Stickers.

The final design is on the back inside cover of my album. It’s Paige’s Chandelier cut file, reminding me to Shine. Whether supporting a friend, encouraging others, or just extending kindness to a stranger, there’s always a way to shine every day. I popped it up inside a frame made from two papers in the6x8 Paper Pad. Naturally, it too was chain stitched.

Everything I know about mini's, I've learned from Paige. Like carrying a few elements through an entire mini album can tie it all together nicely. In this mini, each tag was chain stitched and matted with another paper. I used the same Mini Thickers throughout to make the titles and my photos, cut on the Silhouette, were all matted with white cardstock. Picking a theme helps choose cut files from Paige’s collection.

Happy New Year friends! I hope you found a few ideas for your next mini album.


SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paintwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: GlobeAztec BackgroundSplashSneaker, and Chandelier by Paige Evans

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

Layout by Zsoka Marko


Thursday, January 14, 2021

 Hi there friends, I hope you guys are well! Zsoka Marko stopping by to share with you my latest project I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team. I've used the awesome Go the Scenic Route collection on this layout. Apropos collection - are you as excited as me about getting Paige's latest collection, Wonders?! It's so gorgeous and perfect for spring! I need sunshine and colors! Today's page is proof of just how much I miss sunshine hehe!

I left a bit of white edge around the layout in this photo, so you can see the edges - the white is my desk, not a part of the layout :). The cropped version just didn't look right! Anyway, I chose an orange and pink color scheme, to go with my pink lemonade in the photo. I've been wanting to use this map Paper 7 for a long time because it has such a lovely color (and I am not even a huge fan of orange!), but I just didn't get around to do it yet. In fact, I thought it looked too much on this layout too, but then I just went with it anyway.

I chose the Summer cut file and die cut it in 3 sizes from white cardstock. I left the smallest one as is, I just cropped the top off in Silhouette Studio. I did, however, remove all lines from inside the circle on the other two sizes because I knew they would only serve as layers. To make my life easier, and not having to back the rays one by one, I just die cut the sun from three patterned papers. For this, I released the compound path on the cut file, then welded all lines together to create a fill shape rather than having outlines. Then I also did an internal offset a bit smaller than the original design (all three sizes), just so that they are easier to line up and there's no overhang in case I'm not precise. I hope that makes sense! Then I adhered the patterned papers to the white outlines, but I didn't add glue to the rays as I wanted them to be more dimensional. I added machine stitching to the smallest sun and I also die cut the letters from a pink/orange patterned paper to place on top. I wrote my journaling inside the sun with a white gel pen.

To emphasize the sunny theme, I cut my background paper in strips that look like sun rays. Using my Tim Holtz serrated edge scissors, I distressed all edges. I then added a tiny amount of glue along the middle of each ray and placed them on a heavy weight cardstock. Just so that they stayed in place while I stitched them down in the middle. Once done, I adhered the sun to the background too. I layered some tissue paper, Ephemera Die Cuts, labels and such from the Cardstock Stickers behind my photos, then glued these stacks down too. I added a Flag Paperclip, a Chipboard Sticker, and Cardstock Stickers to embellish my photos. I wanted to keep embellishing to a minimum since the page already had a lot going on, lots of dimension and texture. I stamped my date on one of the labels and was done!

That's it guys! What do you think? These bright colors make me so happy!

If you want to see how this layout came together, you can watch my process video here: https://youtu.be/me8kQl0wuIg.

I hope I could inspire you in some small way! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, flag paperclip, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE

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Happy Birthday Jane - Michaels Large Memory Explosion Box


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

 Here is the first explosion box I made using the supplies found in stores and online at Michaels!
I created this box for Jane to give her on her 8th birthday and it's filled with photos and memories of her at age 7.

Here is a video flip through of me walking and talking about this finished Large White Memory Explosion Box:

I used the Large White Memory Explosion Box as the base then covered the sides and lid with papers from the patterned paper pads: 12x12" Paper PadSprinkle 12x12" Paper Pad6x6" Paper PadDouble Sided 6x6" Paper Pad and Foil 6x6" Paper Pad. Then I embellished the lid edges with strips from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad.

On the top of the lid I used a rainbow ombre paper from the 6x6" Paper Pad as the base then I made a birthday-themed cluster using bits & pieces from lots of the embellishments: the back side of a Holographic Paper Doily, a tag from the Travel Die Cuts (many of the designs in this pack are shapes and icons from my Horizon and Go the Scenic Route collections but done in pastel colors!) with a piece of blue baker's twine from the Decorative Trim Assortment tied through the hole, a Chipboard Frame StickerBalloon & Gift Layered Stickers, a purple flower and "and many more" die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts, and a sprinkling of tiny pieces from the Embellishment Mix for the finishing touches.

Inside the explosion box is an explosion of photos, papers, die cuts, embellishments - ALL THE THINGS! Makes it oh so fun to open the lids and see every layer.
In the very center of the box I added a square of pink glitter paper from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad topped with a Holographic Paper Doily (again I flipped it over to the plain white side), a Chipboard Frame Sticker, a "happy birthday" Celebration Banner Sticker, a blue lolly from the Balloon & Gift Layered Stickers, a couple enamel dots from the Embellishment Mix, and finished with four pink Puffy Photo Corner Stickers.
Let's take a look at every flap! On this first flap I covered the angled page with a rainbow ombre silver foil "best day ever" paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad. I topped that section with a "best day ever" and two butterfly die cuts from the Travel Die Cuts. I covered the back with a square of green glitter paper from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad.
I tucked a 3" square photo of Jane into the pocket and slipped on a purple Heart Paper Clip.
In the next section, I covered the bottom flap with a floral paper from the Double Sided 6x6" Paper Pad then topped it with a "just for you" round die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts, three candles from the Birthday Die Cuts, and a pink glitter enamel heart from the Embellishment Mix. One awesome thing about these explosion boxes is you can add lots of depth and dimension between the flaps - so I used foam squares to attach most of the die cuts so they literally pop off the flaps. I covered the top section with a yellow silver foil heart polka dot paper from the 6x6" Paper Pad. I added a 3 1/2" square photo of Jane and placed pink polka dot trim from the Decorative Trim Assortment down the left edge. I layered an "oh happy day" sticker label and purple flower from the Celebration Stickers, a yellow flower from the Birthday Die Cuts, and a "loving this life" perforated sentiment from the Travel Die Cuts.
I covered the bottom flap of the next section with a rainbow confetti paper from the Sprinkle 12x12" Paper Pad. I backed a Chipboard Frame Sticker with a round pink journaling spot from the Travel Die Cuts and wrote journaling on it with a black pen. I embellished with a birthday cake sticker from the Celebration Stickers and a "happy birthday" Celebration Banner Sticker. I covered the top section with a purple floral paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad then I added a 4 1/2" square photo embellished with four yellow Puffy Photo Corner Stickers, two flowers from the Birthday Die Cuts, and three small flower stickers from the Celebration Stickers. The outer section of each layer is actually a pocket! So much room for so many photos and memories! I didn't add anything in these pockets but I did place a square of yellow paper from the 12x12" Paper Pad in this one so perhaps Jane can add photos and journaling of her own.
Rotating the box clockwise, on this next section of flaps, I covered the angled pocket with a piece of yellow ice cream/rainbow paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad then I added a present and a "celebrate" die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts. In the pocket I added a round sentiment die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts.

I also added a 3" square photo of Jane and on the edge I created a tab with a piece of washi tape from the Rainbow & Pastel Washi Tape and I added a flower sticker from the Celebration Stickers.
I covered the bottom flap of the next section with rainbow confetti paper from the Sprinkle 12x12" Paper Pad and embellished with a green butterfly die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts, a "yay you!" die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cutsand yellow "happy birthday" and purple flower stickers from the Celebration Stickers. I covered the top flap with green and silver foil sprinkles paper from the 6x6" Paper Pad and added a 3 1/2" square photo with a yellow Heart Paper Clip slipped onto the top edge of the picture. To finish this flap I added a pink present die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts and two smaller green and blue present stickers from the Celebration Stickers.
The bottom flap of this section is covered with rainbow paper from the 6x6" Paper Pad (you might notice I adhered the paper upside down - oh well, it still looks pretty :) and added a 3 1/2" square photo of Jane with her arm up as if holding a bouquet of balloons. And so that's what I did in the top flap! I added four birthday balloon die cuts from the Birthday Die Cuts to the top flap (the flap is covered with a pink floral paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad and then I added the strings with blue baker's twine from the Decorative Trim Assortment going from the bottoms of the balloons to her hand. I topped the strings in her hand with a mini blue flower sticker from the Celebration Stickers.
Rotating clockwise brings us to the 3rd section of flaps. I covered the angled pocket with a pattern striped paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad and decorated the edge with a mint sequin trim from the Decorative Trim Assortment. I topped the pocket with a rainbow die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts.
I backed the inside of the pocket with purple glitter paper from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad. On a 3" square photo of Jane I slid on a mint bow paper clip from the Embellishment Mix and tucked it into the pocket.
I covered the bottom flap of the next section  with a rainbow striped paper from the Double Sided 6x6" Paper Pad, added a 3" square photo on top, and placed an orange "hooray" sticker from the Celebration Stickers over white space on the picture.
For the top flap, I covered it with blue silver foil marks paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad and added a large rainbow die cut found in the Travel Die Cuts, a "happy birthday" tab from the Birthday Die Cuts with a piece of blue baker's twine from the Decorative Trim Assortment tied through the hole, and two small rainbow polka dot butterfly die cuts also from the Birthday Die Cuts.
On the bottom flap of the next section, I covered it with rainbow sprinkles paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad then placed a floral die cut from the Travel Die Cuts on top with foam squares for dimension. I covered the top flap with orange floral paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad, placed a 4 1/2" square photo in the middle, and embellished with green Puffy Photo Corner Stickers and a "hello gorgeous" sentiment die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts.
Rotating clockwise one last time brings us to the last section of flaps. On the angled pocket I covered it with blue ice cream paper from the Double Sided 6x6" Paper Pad and added a blue floral/pink Adhesive Pocket Card on top. The card in the little pocket is missing from this photo, but in the next photo you can see I added a birthday cake sticker from the Celebration Stickers to the card.
I lined the inside of the pocket flap with orange glitter paper from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad then tucked a pink "hooray" journaling spot die cut from the Travel Die Cuts into the pocket. I wrote a message to Jane on the journaling spot.
I covered the bottom of the next flap with rainbow paper (again I added it upside down, oopsies lol) from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad then added a round purple "love" die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts on top along with a purple flower die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts.
I covered the top flap with pink and geometric silver foil paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad, added a 4 1/2" square photo in the middle, and embellished with purple Puffy Photo Corner Stickers.
Here is the last section of flaps! I covered the bottom with rainbow silver foil striped paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad then added a Holographic Paper Doily topped with an orange flower die cut from the Birthday Die Cuts. I covered the top flap with blue floral paper from the Foil 6x6" Paper Pad. I added a 4" square photo of Jane with pop dots, embellished with blue Puffy Photo Corner Stickers, clipped on a pink Heart Paper Clip to the top right corner of the photo, and finished with two flower die cuts from the Birthday Die Cuts. Hooray!!
Here's another look and the open explosion box:
There is also a lid for every layer of the explosion box! So you get the "explosion" effect three times with every action of taking off the lid. So fun! On the middle lid, I covered it with yellow silver foil sprinkles paper from the 12x12" Paper Pad and edged it with glitter paper strips from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad. I embellished it with a Holographic Paper Doily topped with a "happy birthday" cake die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts, an orange present from the Balloon & Gift Layered Stickers, and three gold stars from the Embellishment Mix.
On the smallest lid, I covered the top with purple silver foil sprinkles paper from the 12x12" Paper Pad and edged it with glitter paper strips from the Glitter 6x6" Paper Pad. I topped it with a floral "hello" die cut from the Shapes & Phrases Die Cuts using foam squares since there is a lot of space between the layers which means you can go super thick with embellishments and adhesive.
Here's the finished explosion box, ready to give to Jane for her 8th birthday!

I hope you are inspired to check out the Explosion Box products in Michaels stores and online!

Here are the clickable product links to all of the exploding box supplies:

I'll be back soon with my other example using the Small Kraft Memory Explosion Box, this time it's about Fox!

New Collection: Wonders + Giveaway!


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

I'm so very excited to announce my 11th scrapbook collection with American Crafts called WONDERS!

Enter a world of color and creativity with my new collection, Wonders. Patterned papers are a glimpse inside a kaleidoscope, with geometric, mandala designs and a bright rainbow color palette. Intricate patterns leave small, elaborate details to discover everywhere you look. Birds, butterflies, and flowers are pretty, whimsical additions to things like journals, scrapbooks, planners, mini albums, and more! Never lose your sense of wonder with this new line!

Here is everything in my Wonders collection:

Thickers:
Ephemera Die Cuts:
Tassel Paperclips:
Lollies:
8-Page Sticker Book:
Paper Flowers:
6x12 Cardstock Stickers:
Floral Die Cuts:
Banner Stickers:
Chipboard Stickers:
Puffy Phrase Stickers:
Acrylic Stamps:
Washi Tape:
Puffy Stickers:
12x12 Paper Pad:
6x8 Paper Pad:
2x2 Paper Pads:
Patterned Papers in the 2x2 Paper Pads:
Phrase Papers in the 2x2 Paper Pads:
Floral Transparency:
24 Double-Sided Patterned Papers:
Paper 1:
Paper 2:
Paper 3:
Paper 4:
Paper 5:
Paper 6:
Paper 7:
Paper 8:
Paper 9:
Paper 10:
Paper 11:
Paper 12:
Paper 13:
Paper 14:
Paper 15:
Paper 16:
Paper 17:
Paper 18:
Paper 19:
Paper 20:
Paper 21:
Paper 22:
Paper 23:
Paper 24:
The colors, patterns, and icons in WONDERS are very versatile and I am looking forward to using it for all my spring & summer crafting!

GIVEAWAY!
Let me know what your favorite piece is from this collection in a comment below and I will send one randomly selected winner a Wonders prize pack! I will pick the winner on Tuesday January 19th 2021 and update this post so be sure to check back. Good luck and thank you so much for sharing in my excitement!
I'll be back in about 6 months with another new collection, it's already almost finished and I'm in loooooove with it!!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN