Sunshine Layout by Marinette M'Boussi

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  Hello everyone! Marinette M'Boussi here today to share with you my new spring layout. This time I used the beautiful Bloom Street collection and Paige’s Flower Wreath cut file.

I started by cutting the Flower Wreath cut file from white cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I chose pink cardstock for my background to get the perfect spring vibe. I cut the wreath in half and placed the pieces on opposite corners of the page. To give more depth to the cut file, I splattered white acrylic paint with a lot of water on a paintbrush.

After adding a little bit of stitching, I fussy cut some flowers from Paper 12 and arranged them along with some Floral Die Cuts directly on the wreath. I used Paper 07 and Paper 14 to frame the picture and also to frame the entire page, by making small tears in the cardstock. I chose to make the title with the Puffy Vinyl Stickers and some sentiments from Paper 13 then placed them all around the wreath.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope this will inspire you for your next wreath layout!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOM STREETwhite acrylic paintwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Flower Wreath by Paige Evans

Location: France / Instagram: @marinettemb / YouTube: Marinette MB / Facebook: marinette.mboussi

Hello There Layout by Zsoka Marko

Monday, April 12, 2021

Hey there lovelies, Zsoka Marko stopping by to share my newest layout with you that I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! Most important news, Wonders is in the house yay!!! I'm so excited! I couldn't wait to create with this gorgeous new collection!

I don't know about you, but I like to sit with a new collection for a few days. Like literally, I put it next to me on the couch and go through it many times over the course of a few days. I like to soak it all in and see what speaks to me. While I wait, I usually take the papers that are good for fussy cutting, start Netflix, and just start cutting away! One of those papers was the butterflies on Paper 8. I was planning to use something else first, but then these beauties were calling my name!

Once you fussy cut all butterflies (I've used them all on this page), the layout comes together super quick. I arranged them into a spiral around my photo (which I die cut using a basic stitched circle die then added a cardstock circle behind it and some foam tape for dimension). Some of them have two layers because I had more than I needed but I didn't want to save them for another project. I then glued them all in place - adding just a little bit of liquid glue in the middle. Next, I stitched them down, then I bent up their wings.

I went through all the embellishments and picked out a few that went with my photo and also the colors of the butterflies. I added foam tape to all then adhered them to the background. For my title I chose one of the Chipboard Stickers. I looove Chipboard Stickers! Last but not least, I added my journaling and some white acrylic paint splatters. If you look closely, you'll see that the paint wasn't even dry when I took these photos hahaha!

You can watch the process video on my YouTube channel if you're interested:

That's it! I hope I could inspire you in some small way! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments: WONDERS

Blog: // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway (over $1,400 in Total Prizes) - Love Grows Here Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Welcome to day 4 of the Altenew 7th Anniversary Blog Hop!

For this layout I featured the Craft-A-Flower: Poppy Layering Die Set. I grabbed my stash of textured cardstock, pulled 4 gradient colors for each flower, and got to work die cutting and assembling the layers with liquid glue. I made 16 flowers in total, 8 of both kinds.

Then I die cut a whole bunch of leaves and stems from gradient green textured cardstock and glued the leaf layers together.
For the background I used a soft robin's egg blue textured cardstock and began piecing the flowers, stems, and leaves together across the background like a puzzle. I aimed for not having any of the flowers or leaves touch, but was okay with layering the stems underneath. Once I liked the placement of everything I took a picture in case things got moved and then carefully glued everything.
I found a photo of Jane and Grandma and printed it to 3.5" square, trimmed it out leaving a thin white border, and adhered it to the top left corner, just barely covering some of the flowers - those are the star of the show, I don't want to hide them :)
For the title, I used the large Classic Alphabet Die Set to cut (3) of each letter in the word LOVE from textured white cardstock, glued the letters together, and adhered them next to the photo in a curve. 
Similarly, I used the Fine Alphabet Die Set to cut (3) of each letter from white textured cardstock in the words GROWS HERE, and adhered them below the "LOVE".
I wrote journaling with a white pen inside the large "O" to finish! I hope you are inspired by this layout in some way and thanks for stopping by the Altenew blog hop celebrating their 7th anniversary!
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Awesome Pocket Page by Amy Jo Vanden Brink

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Hello! Amy Jo Vanden Brink here and I'm delighted to be back on the blog today sharing a fun project with the new Wonders collection. It has been SO fun to get this collection into my books and it's absolutely delightful, I'm sure you will love it. I have a little guy who loves blue & orange and when I found his school photo I knew I had the winning combination!

I cut the Awesome cut file out of the orange/gold dot paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. Then I took out the inner lines and cut it again out of the blue grid paper for the backing. It was so easy to find embellishments that went right along with the color scheme, that for a moment I had too many orange and blue pieces pulled out on my desk! I love the wide range of this collection, even though it's not a school based collection, there were plenty of pieces and sentiments that fit right in! I added a phrase sticker from the 6x12 Cardstock Stickers and a few smaller pieces along with my absolute favourite piece with the Lolly! The orange 3x4 card is from Paper 12, I just cut the tag part off the top. I did add some personal journaling to the label sticker, forgive me for keeping it private!

I hope that this little peek at the Wonders collection has inspired you today and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, lolly, embellishments: WONDERSwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Awesome by Paige Evans

Location: Edmonton, Canada / Instagram: @thevanblife / YouTube: Amy Jo Vanden Brink / Facebook: Paper & Spool / Pinterest: amyjovb

Spring in Flowers Layout by Paige Evans

Friday, April 9, 2021

Hey friends! I'm here with a new spring-themed layout and process video using my new Wonders collection!

Check out the process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish:
I started by grabbing the Nesting Flower Punches by WeR and Flowers & Leaf Punch by EK Success along with a variety of pastel colored patterned papers from Wonders.
I then punched two of every punch from every patterned paper. I sorted all the pieces into piles and then spent some time creasing and folding the petals and leaves to create more realistic dimension.
I layered the flowers together, using three different pieces for each flower from three different patterned papers so no two were alike. Liquid glue is what I used to attach all the flowers together.
Then I die cut my Spring in Flowers title cut file (found in my 19 Days of Spring exclusive cut file bundle) from textured white cardstock and peeled it off the sticky mat. For the background I pulled out a solid light blue paper from the Wonders Project Pad found in JoAnn stores (I LOOOOVE all of the solids found at the back that perfectly coordinate with Wonders)!
I attached the Spring in Flowers title to the background and then layered the flower embellishments on top. Then came the photo topped with a "beautiful day" frame from the Ephemera Die Cuts and a "fine" word sticker from the Puffy Phrase Stickers. I wrote journaling with a light blue pen on a light blue perforated journaling card also from the Ephemera Die Cuts and tucked it under the right side of the photo.
To finish, I used the same pen I wrote journaling as an ink to stamp the date below.
I hope you're inspired by a technique or two on this layout and check out my new Wonders collection!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, project padWONDERS; Punches: Nesting Flowers by WeR and Flowers & Leaf by EK Success; white cardstock; Cut file: Spring in Flowers by Paige Evans

Half Flower Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Hello crafty friends, Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you this colorful mini album I created using the Bloom Street collection and the Half Flower cut file from Paige.

A few months back, I used this same cut file on the cover of a journal I created and I loved how it looked. So much so that I decided to create a shaped album out of the cut file itself!

Shaped albums can be quite simple to make if you know the basics of your die cut machine. With a bit of resizing, mirroring, and welding you can create an album of any shape!

To start with this project, I first resized the Half Flower cut file to measure roughly 5.75 inches in length and cut two copies of it from white cardstock. I then removed all contours from the image and cut two more pieces from patterned paper that I printed at home using the Bloom Street Digital Collection. (I used these pieces to back my cut file and to act as the covers of my mini album as well). It's important to note that the covers of my album are mirrored. I used wet glue to adhere my cut files to their backing pieces and while those dried, I worked on the spine of my album. I created a 1.5-inch spine using patterned paper. To do this, I took a sheet of paper that measured roughly 5.75 inches in length and 4 inches in width. On the 4-inch side, I scored at 1.25 inch on both ends. I then attached my covers to both sides of spine and started working on my pages.

To create the pages of this book, I took two images of the cut file I used, mirrored them, removed all contours, and then welded them together back-to-back. This creates one large flower shape that, when folded in half, matches the half flower shape of our album. I cut 15 pieces to use as pages and folded them in half. I then stacked them into groups of 3 to create five signatures for my album.

To bind them in my book, I used white elastic thread that I decorated with acrylic beads and paper beads. To dress up the spine a bit more, I added a bow around the middle strings that I made using a Fiskars punch.

With all that done, it was time to embellish. I created a heart-shaped shaker using my Cricut and some sequins from my stash. I think that this interactive aspect added a lot of character to the book. I used a mix of floral and ephemera die cuts from the Bloom Street Digital Collection that I printed and cut at home to create a cluster around this shaker. And for the final touch, I of course added a dimensional flower I created using the Rolled Flower cut file

Thanks for joining me on the blog today! I hope this project inspires you to make a shaped album and I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charms, embellishments: BLOOM STREETBloom Street Digital Collection; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Half Flower and Rolled Flower by Paige Evans

Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Easter Basket Layout by Shimelle

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Hello scrappy friends! I hope you're having a week filled with sunshine! Shimelle here today sharing the first project I've made with Paige's new Wonders collection, featuring her Easter Basket cut file. They are a perfect match for any egg hunting photos you may have taken recently.

I started by cutting the Easter Basket cut file from white cardstock and backed it with a variety of papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I love this size of paper pad for backing cut files since it has a variety of colours all in one place and the patterns are a lovely small scale that makes them work well in the small spaces of a cut file design. There's also gold foil on some of the papers so that gives the basket a special touch! Then I covered the back of the basket in foam squares and added it to the light green background Paper 14. I matted the two square photographs on the blue B-side of Paper 15 and tucked that block just under the right edge of the basket. If the subject of your photos is looking the opposite way, you might want to switch the design to the other side of the basket so your subject is looking into the middle of the page, not off the edge. The basket shape makes this really easy to switch. My journaling sits above the photo block with a die cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts and stickers from both the 8-Page Sticker Book and the 6x12 Cardstock Stickers.

My title runs right over the bottom of the basket, with a blue die- cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts, a purple square from the 2x2 Paper Pads, and the multicoloured Thickers. There are also two shiny gold hearts from the Cardstock Stickers. Then there's just a small group of stickers on the right side of the photo block. With the title, journaling, and that little cluster of stickers, I kept to a mix of blue, purple, pink, yellow, and gold - it's a beautiful Easter palette!

Thanks for taking a look at my project today and if you have any Easter chocolate left at your house today, I hope it helps fuel your scrapping!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, Thickers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: WONDERSwhite cardstock; Die cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Easter Basket by Paige Evans

Location: London / Blog: Shimelle / Instagram: @shimelle / Facebook: Shimelle / YouTube: Shimelle Laine / Pinterest: glittershim

Guest Designer | Niki Rowland

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Hey everyone! My name is Niki Rowland and I’m thrilled to be here as Paige's cut file Guest Designer for April. I live in the UK and you can find me on Instagram as @nikiclairecreates and on YouTube as Niki Rowland. I have three projects to share today, two layouts and a mini album, and there is a process video for each one. I have used Paige's Go the Scenic Route collection for them all.

For my first layout I have used the Snow Cute cut file cut from white cardstock and I cut it again from the Go the Scenic Route blue paper, but the outline only, so I could backfill the snowflake. I added my photo to the O in 'Snow'. I then pierced holes and stitched around all the letters. I love how stitching on cut files looks.

I then cut the Snow Cute cut file three more times but much smaller. I also cut the outline only out of white loads of times, all in different sizes. I stuck these new white cut files all over a sheet of white cardstock to create a background with texture and interest. I trimmed it down and added a green border to my layout. I added the cut file raised on foam pads and then started embellishing. I picked out the green and blue tones from the embellishments. I have Chipboard hearts and frames, Ephemera Die Cuts, labels, and Puffy Stickers. I created two clusters on the layout with these layered embellishments, twiddles of thread, and I also added label stickers. I finished off with Enamel Dots and a few pretty sequins.

I love how this layout turned out just using the blues and greens from the Go the Scenic Route collection and the Snow Cute cut file!  Here is the link to the process video:

For my second layout I have used the Homeschool cut file. I cut the cut file from white cardstock and backed it with white vellum. I then placed it on the most colourful patterned paper fromGo the Scenic Route I had! I LOVE this paper, it reminds me of swatches of water colour paint. I splattered it with white acrylic paint first (including getting it all over my dress!) and then layered the cut file on top together with two photos.

These photos are of my boys doing homeschool lessons, even though my two-year-old doesn't actually have to go to school, he absolutely had to get involved in an art lesson! I added clusters of embellishments around the photos and around the right side of the cut file. I've used Go the Scenic Route Chipboard StickersCardstock StickersPuffy Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts, as well as some fussy cut flowers from another sheet of paper. I finished off with label stickers and the word 'chaos' that I added using Foam Thickers. I love how bright this layout turned out!

Here is the link to the process video if you would like to watch along:

And finally, here is a mini album! I have used the Suitcase Mini Album cut file for the mini album itself and also used more cut files inside the album: Cactus, Cactus in a Teacup, Map, Geotag Heart, and Adventure.

I re-sized the cut file - this was a little tricky as this made the cut file wider than 12" and I can't cut any wider than that on my machine. So I cut it into pieces with the knife tool and created separate pieces with overlaps so that I could piece it together. I did this with the main part of the mini album and the concertina middle piece too, as this was also longer than 12".

I re-sized all the pieces together and cut the base out of white cardstock and the layers from Go the Scenic Route patterned papers. Assembling the mini album was super easy. The layers are sized perfectly so you literally just stick them on. I sewed down the pockets with my sewing machine.

I decorated and embellished the album with more patterned papers, fussy cut flowers, Chipboard StickersCardstock StickersPuffy StickersEphemera Die Cuts, and Enamel Dots. I used the Foam Thickers inside the album and added machine stitching to the suitcase straps and handles.

I created little pockets and photo books and flip ups inside the album as well as turning the three motifs on the fold out insert into shaker pockets with coordinating sequins.

I cut the other cut files listed above from white cardstock, but teeny tiny! I added these throughout the mini album.

This video shows you how I assembled the album and the insert, it then goes to a flip-through of my completed album, complete with around 40 photos! I really hope you enjoy seeing my completed album. I absolutely love it. Here is the link to the video:

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my projects. Happy scrapping!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paintwhite cardstock; Cut files: Snow CuteHomeschoolSuitcase Mini AlbumCactusCactus in a TeacupMapGeotag Heart, and Adventure by Paige Evans

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