Travel Words Layout by Jackie Ashton

Friday, May 27, 2022

 Hi friends! Jackie Ashton here with my DT project using the Travel Words cut file!

 As soon as I saw this Travel Words cut file I knew I wanted to use it to document my recent holiday. I cut the file using white cardstock and backed each letter with various patterned papers from Paige’s Wonders collection. Then I added the cut file to my background paper using 3D foam to give it some additional dimension. I matted my 2x3" photos onto patterned papers and added them to my layout. As the cut file is the main feature of my page, I kept the embellishments to a minimum, adding heart Chipboard Stickers on top of the cut file, and a few bits and pieces around the page. The Acrylic Stamp Set had the perfect phrase which I stamped directly onto the background above my photographs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, stamps: WONDERSwhite cardstock; Cut file: Travel Words by Paige Evans

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Double-Page Layout by Audrey Mutschall

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Hi everyone! Audrey Mutschall here today with a new layout featuring Paige's cut files and a fun double-page layout! Both of these layouts can stand alone, but I created them to coordinate with one another using photos from the same occasion and paper and embellishments from Paige's Truly Grateful collection.

The first layout includes one of Paige’s adorable Gingerbread House cut files, which I resized to about 2x4 inches. I backed the cut file with paper from the Truly Grateful collection and created a little scene by cutting hills and a path that lead up to the house. I stitched along the path using a chain link stitch in green variegated embroidery floss (DMC 4050) and outlined the hill using a backstitch. I added Cardstock Stickers (trees and a sun) plus some fussy cut butterflies and a toadstool to complete the scene. Next, I cut a large circle out of white cardstock and placed this over the scene I created. I used the digital Truly Grateful collection to print lots of flowers which I fussy cut and doubled up for extra dimension. I love printing flowers in slightly different sizes and then sticking them together using foam tape - this makes them look fuller and more realistic! Lastly, I tucked my photo into the side of the wreath I created and added a title using a die from the ephemera pack.

My second layout uses three cut files: CastleWaves Border, and a Kite. I resized the Castle to about six inches, cut it from white cardstock, and backed it with paper from the Truly Grateful collection. I made another little scene with this page, cutting out hills and paths as well as waves, which I tucked between the hills. I used two different shades of blue from the digital collection of Horizon to create the waves because I liked the contrast provided by the light and dark patterns. I placed everything onto a pink/purple ombre background paper from the Whimsical collection and stitched along the borders of the hills and paths. I cut out clouds, stitched around the edges, added them to the sky, and then embellished with fussy cut trees, flowers, and a butterfly - all from the digital collection of Truly Grateful. Next, I re-sized Paige’s Kite cut file, cut it out of white cardstock, backed it with paper from Truly Grateful, and placed it beside the castle. I love the whimsical feel this kite adds to the page! Lastly, I added my photo, complete with the sentiment “It’s a Long Story” and a sticker that reads “Stay Golden”, both from the Truly Grateful collection. I tucked a journaling card behind the photo to explain the funny story behind the photo: my daughter went for a scooter ride one day and insisted on taking her backpack. I thought she’d packed herself a snack, but later learned that she’d packed a Mandalorian mask! She stopped midway through her ride, whipped out the mask, and continued on her journey while wearing the mask. I, of course, had to take a few photos of my silly girl!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this inspires you to be creative with double page layouts - they don’t have to match perfectly to coordinate and complement one another!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: Truly Grateful Digital CollectionHorizon Digital CollectionWhimsical Digital Collection; Stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; DMC embroidery floss; Cut files: Gingerbread House, Castle, Waves Border, and Kite by Paige Evans

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Summer Sun & Fun Layout by Ashley Neu

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Hi friends! Ashley Neu back for another Paige’s Cut File Design Team project. For today’s layout, I created a summer layout using Paige’s new and fabulous collection called Splendid paired with her cut file named Summer Sun & Fun.

To start off the creation of this layout, I cut out the Summer Sun & Fun cut file using both white cardstock as well as this beautiful Paper 12. I adhered the white piece of the cut file directly to the background paper which is Paper 24 and popped up the inside of the letters using foam adhesive. I also cut out the sunshine piece of the cut file from Paper 5 to add an offset onto the cut file. I love the added dimension this gives to the sunshine! I tucked in my photo above the title. Next I fussy cut 3 butterflies from a patterned paper found in the 6x8 Paper Pad to scatter around the layout. I embellished the layout using a camera from the Chipboard Stickers, a doily from the Cardstock Stickers, and a tab sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book. Finally, I cut slits at the top and bottom of the layout to fold up and add in the pink and white plaid paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I love the way this adds a pop of pattern! I grabbed a few Nuvo Drops matching the colors I used in the layout to add next to each of the butterflies.

Thank you so much for stopping by Paige’s blog. I hope you have enjoyed reading the process of creating this layout and have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, embellishments: SPLENDIDNuvo Drops; white cardstock; white cardstock; Cut file: Summer Sun & Fun by Paige Evans

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Cut Files & Splendid Mini Album by Andrea Lake

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

  Hi everyone! Andrea Lake here today to share with you I made a tag mini album using 6 different Paige Evans Cut Files ( Star WreathBaseballPaw PrintFlower, and Sun) to create my foundation pages. I backed them using Paige's Splendid collection then added my photos and embellished each page using bits and pieces from the collection!

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SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstock; Cut files: Star Wreath, Baseball, Paw Print, Flower, and Sun by Paige Evans

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Splendid Traveler's Notebook by Amber Mitchell

Monday, May 23, 2022

 Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige’s blog today to share with you this traveler’s notebook styled journal I created using the new—and BEAUTIFUL—Splendid collection!

Since seeing the first sneak peeks of the Splendid collection, I knew I had to make a journal with it. When Bungalow Lane came out last year, a journal was one of my first projects with it, and I had SO much fun putting it together and using it to document my family’s visit to the local pumpkin farm. I wanted to recreate that experience with Splendid and I can’t wait to fill this journal up with memories!

To create the base of this journal, I started with five sheets of 8 x 8-inch paper that I folded in half. To add more character to the project, I also included a 3 x 4-inch page that I cut from Paper 24 and a tag-shaped page that I cut from Paper 22.

To bind the pages together, I first started by poking holes with awl at half-inch intervals down the length of the journal. I then used white embroidery thread to saddle stitch all of the pages together.

To embellish the cover of this project, I tore strips of paper that were 8 inches in length and layered them one over the next. I then hand-stitched one of the flowers from the Cross Stitch Kit and layered that up amongst some leaves from the Floral Die Cuts. One thing I love about Paige’s collections is that she always includes plenty of flowers! To create a garden-esque feel, I added a couple of bees tucked in with the leaves. Finally, I added a title at the bottom of the cover using a sentiment from the Epoxy Stickers and some of the mini Thickers.

To embellish the rest of the album, I first created a few pockets using torn strips of paper. I love adding tuck spots to my projects to hold any extra photos or memorabilia. For extra journaling spots, I used some cut-aparts from Paper 24 and some cards from the Ephemera Die Cuts and added them throughout the journal using some cute clips, including the Heart Paper Clips.

I always love using the 2x2 Paper Pads to add photo mats throughout projects, so I did the same here with this journal. I added these to a few pages and layered them up with pieces from the 8-Page Sticker BookChipboard Stickers, and Layered Bouquet Stickers.

To finish off the album in my true-to-self fashion, I added a mix of charms. I love the Flower Charms from the Splendid collection so I added one of those and a couple of others from my stash that coordinated well with the theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I hope you feel inspired to create your own project with this gorgeous collection! I’ll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers, paper clips, charms, cross stitch kit, embellishments; SPLENDID by Paige Evans

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World Traveler Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, May 22, 2022

 Here is the layout I showed how to make during my "snack & scrap" mini class at the Crop & Create Delivered Papercrafting Event in April!

SUPPLIES: Horizon: Paper 01, 02, 03, 08, and 12, Cardstock Stickers, Ephemera Die Cuts, Floral Die Cuts; paper trimmer; fine-tipped scissors; blue journaling pen; adhesives (liquid, foam)
1. Trim the rainbow burst Paper 03 into the 16 individual wedges. I did not use the darker green wedge. 
2. Hand cut three circles from each wedge - these are about ¾” to 2” in width. Or if you have 3 sizes of circle punches, that’s a great option! I do however love the wonkiness and varying sizes of the circles made from hand cutting them. 
3. Once all the circles are cut, distress them by slightly crinkling the edges. You could also distress the edges which I would love to do to reveal the white core and create more definition between the circles, only because of time I did not for this sample :) 
4. Layer the trios of circles from large to small and adhere them together with dabs of glue in the center so the edges can lift and bend. 
5. Grab the blue patterned paper B-side Paper 08 as the background and place the circles as the beginnings of flowers across the middle, staggered, in a rainbow order. You could also mix up the order and create different color ways and patterns.
6. Once you like the placement of the circles, I recommend taking a picture to refer back to in case anything gets bumped.
7. Trim ⅛” strips from green patterned paper for stems, tuck and glue them in place, then glue the circles in place. Trim any excess stems.
8. Give dimension and life to die cut flowers by pinching and creasing the petals and leaves then adhere them between the round flowers using foam adhesive for dimension.
9. Adhere a 3x4” photo on the top left overlapping the flowers. You could add additional photos across the top.
10. Embellish with butterfly/moth/dragonfly stickers between the upper flowers in the same color order, scatter leaf die cuts across the bottom along the stems, and top a lot of the flowers with the same color of sentiment sticker.
11. Add a journaling spot on the bottom right corner and journal with a blue pen. 
12. Tear a small section of the top edge for interest.
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Splendid Coptic Book

Saturday, May 21, 2022

With every scrapbook collection I create a matching coptic book with bookbinding kits and here is the Splendid edition!

I love making these handmade coptic books and giving them away as gifts and to look pretty on my shelf :) You can use them as diaries, "smash books" or art journals, daily gratitude journals, wedding sign-in books, mother-to-be baby shower books, as a scrapbook, making lists, for instax photos, book reviews, and so much more! I made my December Daily 2017 in one and I think it's my most favorite December Daily to date.

 My favorite part is the exposed binding and tying charms, beads, stickers, tassels, buttons, sequins, and more into the binding as I'm sewing.

This book is 4x6" which is perfect for full-sized photos and smaller memorabilia. It lays flat when opened which makes it easy to write & "art" in.

These covers are made from wood that my dad and I cut and then I painted a rainbow of stripes with acrylic paint on both covers.

For the bits & baubles on the spine, I added Heart Paper ClipsFlower CharmsButtons, and Sequins, all from my Splendid collection! Then on the cover I embellished with a rainbow of Floral & Leaf Die Cuts and a smattering of colorful Enamel Dots.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of making a cute book completely from scratch!

Check out all the previous coptic books made with my collections:

Bungalow Lane coptic book // Wonders coptic book // Go the Scenic Route coptic book // Bloom Street coptic book // Truly Grateful coptic book // Horizon coptic book // Whimsical coptic book // Pick-Me-Up coptic book // Turn the Page coptic book // Oh My Heart coptic book // Take Me Away coptic book // Fancy Free coptic book

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I always love seeing your versions of coptic books! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

iNSD Rainbow Layout by Yui Oku

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hi everyone! Yui Oku here today with here on Paige's blog today to share with you the layout I created for my challenge for International Scrapbook Day in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!

The challenge I chose was RAINBOW! For this layout I used new Splendid collection. Paper 6 has rainbow color frames and flowers! I cut out them and arranged them in a wreath around a photo of me and my husband. I embellished tone-on-tone with ButtonsHeart Paper Clips, and fussy cut images, all from Splendid!

Thanks for checking out my iNSD project! Be sure to visit Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group for more fun challenges and projects!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, buttons, paper clips, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstock

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iNSD Large Photo Layout by Valerie Bisson

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hi friends! Valerie Bisson here today with here on Paige's blog today to share with you the layout I created for my challenge for International Scrapbook Day in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!

The challenge I chose was a LARGE PHOTO! I started by cutting the Explore Cut File from white cardstock to fit right across my page and backed it with papers from Bungalow Lane and Wonders. I also added words just using a system font for the “Banff Canada”. To balance the colors in the cut file I added more of the same papers to the top edge of the page adding a nice scallop detail. Since the large photo is the main focus only a few pieces of embellishments from Go the Scenic Route were needed. Finishing touches for me are almost always enamel dots and paint splatters even on top of this large photo, it makes it feel complete!

Thanks for checking out my iNSD project! Be sure to visit Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group for more fun challenges and projects!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BUNGALOW LANEWONDERS, and GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Cut file: Explore by Paige Evans; white cardstock

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