Rainbow of Hearts & Repeated Love Layouts by Paige Evans

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Yesterday I taught a Virtual Layouts Class featuring a rainbow made of patterned paper hearts and a repeated LOVE title page!
The class is available online HERE.

First, learn how to create a rainbow made of patterned paper hearts, hand stitching on clouds, topped with acrylic paint and tone-on-tone embellishing!

I used my current collection called Splendid which is still readily available so you can easily create the pages along with me! Or, I love to make my classes technique-based so you could use goodies from your stash and replicate the layout time and time again with different collections for a whole new look!
Then learn how to make a LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE layout! It's a burst of color and fun!
Once again I use my current Splendid collection or you can adapt with any of my collections - all of my recent lines have the floral & leaf die cuts so I would absolutely love to see this layout made with any of my collections!
I hope you are inspired to check out my Rainbow of Hearts & Repeated Love Layouts Virtual Class!

Wreath Layout by Noelle Culp

Friday, August 12, 2022

 Hi crafty friends! Noelle Culp here today I am so excited to share this project using Paige's Splendid collection and Leaf Wreath Cut FileWe are so in love with our new puppy Violet so this page is all about her.

I started by cutting Paige's Leaf Wreath Cut File from white cardstock and I painted it green using Distress Oxides then splashed a bit of the green onto a white cardstock background. I glued the wreath loosely to the paper and added flowers fussy cut from Paper 1 and Paper 7. I added a sentiment and hearts from the Epoxy Stickers and a gold mini foam Thickers for my title. Lastly, I added the date using the Roller Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, roller stamp, embellishments: SPLENDIDDistress Oxideswhite cardstock; Cut file: Leaf Wreath by Paige Evans

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Love Our Story Layout by Missy Whidden

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Hi friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring Paige’s Splendid collection and some fun mixed media. I began this with Paige’s Doily Stencil (as an alternative to the sold out stencil you can use her Doily Cut File). I made two large doilies by scraping modeling paste over the stencil onto textured white cardstock. Once it dried, I used Distress Oxides and Shimmerz sprays to create a pink/orange one and a blue one. I let them dry and then cut them out so I could use them as large die cuts. I chose patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad to match those three colors. I used the doily stamp from the Acrylic Stamps to make even more die cuts - I stamped with Distress Oxides and then I embossed a few of them with gold embossing powder. I cut all of those out so I could place them around the layout. I used thick white cardstock for the background and after using clear gesso first I used a bit of Gold Glitter Spray to create a shiny gold watercolor effect. I tore strips of the patterned papers and arranged everything around my photo.

This texture turned out so nice! I distressed the edges of the large doilies and layered my photo on top of them. I tucked in a few of the stamped doilies here as well as a large Epoxy Sticker I used for the title and a Chipboard Sticker to finish it off. I mixed orange and pink thread here and tucked blue thread under the large doily. I fussy cut a few blue leaf stems from Paper 1 to use in a few places.

This shiny gold makes me so happy. I highly recommend embossing with your stamps! For the stamped doilies, I used Distress Oxides and then used a wet brush to smudge the color a bit. I did stamp on cardstock that I coated with gesso first. This helps the color to run like this. I used a few bits here from the Ephemera Die Cuts and 8-Page Sticker Book. I tore the edges of the papers to create a messy and uneven look and the curled up edges create awesome texture. Add in all the bits layered in and it creates even more depth!

I couldn’t resist using a few of the Heart Paper Clips. They’re perfect for adding that extra last detail like this. I used a metallic gold pen to write my journaling over on the right side.

I love how this turned out and I hope it inspires you to play around with the Acrylic Stamps. Don’t let stamping intimidate you - you can create endless die cuts with them. I enjoy using stamps in many different ways and you can make it less scary because you aren’t limited to just stamping on your background. Stamping to create die cuts is a great way to get unique looks because you can use any color ink you want. Give it a try! Thanks for stopping by today!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, heart paper clip, acrylic stamps, embellishments: SPLENDIDgessomodeling pasteDistress Oxides; Cut file: Doily by Paige Evans
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Crab Layout by Lisa Fonseca

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Hi crafty friends! Lisa Fonseca here today sharing a new layout using Paige's Crab Cut File as well as her Hibiscus Cut File and Splendid collection!

I backed the cut files with different patterned papers from Splendid, using mainly reds/oranges/pinks and blues/purples. To back the cut file I didn't adhere the pieces to the Crab directly, but adhered them to the background and put the Crab on top, just putting some glue in a few places to make him less flat and create dimension. I did the same thing for the Hibiscus and to add even more texture and dimension, I adhered some of the flowers with foam squares and also added Floral Die Cuts. I put tangled thread behind three flowers and embellished with a Flower CharmButtonsHeart Paper Clip, and the title made with the gold mini foam Thickers as well as the Thickers from Truly Grateful. After adding more details and embellishments, I went in and did mixed media with watercolors.

I hope you like the little crab, I think he's super cute!

 SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, heart paper clip, flower charm, buttons, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstockwatercolors; Cut files: Crab and Hibiscus by Paige Evans

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Very Splendid Layout by Kelly Daye

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

 Hi everyone! Kelly Daye here, just back from Paige's Splendid Weekend event in Denver! It was full of lots of color, lot’s of fun, and lots of wonderful friends! I took this cute photo of Paige in her magical craft room and there’s a selfie I snuck in too! We all got to take more photos at the event under a gorgeous balloon arch and trade MemoryDex cards in cute boxes made by sweet Paige and Andrea. I’m still pinching myself!

I wanted to make a layout full of sparkle and lots of pretty color, just like our fabulous weekend together. I’ve designed with Paige’s Geometric Background Cut File and of course, the gorgeous Splendid collection. You can watch my Cameo Tutorial on YouTube to see how I worked with Paige’s cut file for this design. I used the 6x8 Paper Pad and Paper 19 to make all the pieces on the right side, grouping different shades of each color together. Instead of paper-backing the cut file, all the patterned paper was popped up with foam tape. On the left side, I stitched with 6 strands of DMC floss, again grouping many shades of each color together. In the center I added four photos on a diamond shaped frame that I chain stitched with gold thread and a rainbow of sequins. It's popped up with two layers of foam tape for extra texture and dimension. To really connect the title to the main element, I added it on the upper left, slightly overlapping my photo frame. I used the pretty gold foiled Epoxy Stickers. For balance, I added another sticker to the lower right, again, overlapping my framed photos. Then working from the lower left, on an angle to the upper right, I layered colorful Chipboard Stickers, leaves from the Floral Die Cuts, and the tiny flowers from Layered Bouquet Stickers. Finally, a few dots of paint made with the tip of a small paint brush.

Please feel free to connect with me if you have any questions! Happy scrapping! Cheers, dears!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDIDsequinswhite cardstock; Cut file: Geometric Background by Paige Evans

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Anchor Layout by Jennifer Rambert

Monday, August 8, 2022

 Hello everyone! Jennifer Rambert here today with a new layout featuring Paige's Splendid collection and Anchor Cut File. I wanted a cut file related to the sea to accompany my photo and this one was just perfect!

I started by cutting the Anchor Cut File from watercolor paper and then I could color the anchor with blue inks. I glued the anchor on another watercolor paper and popped the inner parts of the cut file for a fun dimensional effect. I integrated jute rope to bring texture and because I love adding natural elements on my layouts. I added blue and yellow splashes all over my page and then decorated the whole thing with a lot of matching Floral Die Cuts. I added the photo on the flowers and I also placed Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers here and there. I added the title along the rope using the mini foam Thickers. I finished by splashing black ink for added contrast.

I hope I inspired you today! I loved making this marine layout and the rope really brings a little more natural element to my page. Thank you for your visit and have a great creative day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDID by Paige Evans; inkswhite cardstockgessowhite acrylic paint; Cut file: Anchor by Paige Evans

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All Star Kid Layout by Paige Evans

Sunday, August 7, 2022

 Here is the other one of my two layouts that were in the Summer 2022 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine which you can download and browse for free HERE!

My assignment was to create a summery page with my Splendid collection featuring some of my favorite techniques. Always love to do that! So I designed this Concentric Stars Cut File which you can grab for free on the SCT website HERE and I cut every star from a different Splendid patterned paper in a rainbow of colors. Before adhering all the layers together I machine stitched around each star with a basic running stitch and white thread. I LOVE the texture and interest this step adds.
On the background of a blue textured cardstock base I splattered white acrylic paint and blue mist droplets. Next came the large focal element (the concentric stars) and then the photos: I tucked one under the left side of the stars and added the second picture above on top of the stars. Both photos are 3x4". I made the title with the colorful mini foam Thickers in the center of the stars and pointed to it with an arrow from the Epoxy Stickers.
To embellish, I added pieces from the Cardstock StickersEpoxy Stickers, and 8-Page Sticker Book to mainly in two clusters close to the photos and then added the other cluster on the right side to balance everything happening on the left side. I used a very old star confetti punch to make mini stars from textured white cardstock then sprinkled them across the background along with colorful Enamel Dots and white enamel dots from my stash. To journal I cut a sticker in half and wrote with a blue pen to add into the two clusters.
I hope this layout inspires you to check out the Summer 2022 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine, download my free Concentric Stars Cut File, and use Splendid to scrap your memories! Let me know if you have any questions, thanks for being here!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, Thickers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite acrylic paintwhite enamel dotswhite cardstock; Cut file: Concentric Stars by Paige Evans

Summer Movie Nights Layout by Jackie Ashton

Saturday, August 6, 2022

 Hi friends! Jackie Ashton here with my newest DT project using Paige's Splendid collection and Summer Movie Nights Cut File.

I cut the file from white cardstock and backed each word with bright and summery papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I added some color to my white cardstock background using Saltwater Taffy Distress Oxide Ink before adhering the cut file with foam squares. My photographs were printed at 3x2” and backed with more papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I embellished my page with bits and pieces from the Ephemera Die CutsChipboard StickersCardstock StickersEpoxy StickersEnamel Shapes, and the 8-Page Sticker Book.

I love how this layout came together to document a summer movie night watching The Greatest Showman at the local open air cinema!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel shapes, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstockDistress Oxides; Cut file: Summer Movie Nights by Paige Evans

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Hanging Basket Layout by Audrey Mutschall

Friday, August 5, 2022

 Hi everyone! Audrey Mutschall here with a new layout featuring Paige's Splendid collection and her Hanging Basket Cut File! I had some cute photos of my daughter sampling our homegrown strawberries, so I turned Paige’s design into a strawberry basket by adding fussy cut flowers and strawberries from Splendid.

I started by cutting the Hanging Basket Cut File from white cardstock and backing the basket portion with yellow Paper 21 and green Paper 7. I left all of the flowers and leaves on the cut file unbacked, because I knew I was going to add my own greenery, flowers, and strawberries on top. I used foam tape to adhere the cut file to a woodgrain paper and then got to work fussy cutting flowers from Paper 18 and strawberries from Paper 9 to layer on top. I cut green leaves from Paper 19 using two different leaf designs from Paige’s Layered Flower and Leaf Cut Files (Design ID 288406 and 311423). With the basket complete I added a torn piece of white cardstock to the right side of the page and hand stitched a brick pattern onto this paper using white and gray embroidery floss. I added a strip of three photos between the basket and the brick pattern and an oval sign/title using one of the cut-apart sections from Paper 24. Lastly, I embellished around my photos with a Heart Paper Clip, a sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book, and an Epoxy Sticker.

I hope this inspires you to create something using Paige’s Hanging Basket Cut File - it’s so versatile and can be made into any type of plant that you desire!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, heart paper clip, embellishments: SPLENDID; DMC embroidery floss; white cardstock; Cut files: Hanging Basket and Layered Flower and Leaves (Design ID 288406 and 311423) by Paige Evans

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Half Flower Layout by Ashley Neu

Thursday, August 4, 2022

 Hi friends! Ashley Neu here for the Paige Evans Cut File Design Team! Today, I am sharing a layout I created with Paige’s Splendid collection and her Half Flower Cut File. I am documenting a photo of our middle daughter and her dad at a wedding!

After cutting the Half Flower Cut File out from white cardstock, I grabbed the Washi Tape and created a design on each of the negative pieces from the cut file. In each new layer and row of the flower, I omitted the top washi tape I had previously used to give a fun look to the flower. I adhered the flower onto Paper 12 using foam adhesive and added the washi tape pieces flat to the background. Next, I grabbed Paper 10Paper 19, and Paper 24 and tore a piece of each of them to add to the bottom of the layout - this is meant to look like layered grass just in front of the flower. Adding my photo came next and I did that by tucking it into the grass layers. I grabbed the Floral Die Cuts and tucked them inside of those grass layers, some next to my photo, and as well as a cluster at the top of the Half Flower Cut File. The last thing I did was add my title just under my photo which came from the Epoxy Stickers as well as a phrase sticker from the 8-Page Sticker Book.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the process of putting this layout together. Creating the washi tape flower was super easy and a fun technique to try with other cut files! I hope you give it a try! Have a wonderful day and see you next time!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: SPLENDIDNuvo Dropswhite cardstock; Cut file: Half Flower by Paige Evans

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Flower Wreath Layout by Andrea Lake

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

 Hi friends! Andrea Lake here and I am so excited to share my newest layout featuring Splendid and Paige's cut filesI used the Flower Wreath Cut File as part of my layout background.

This is a picture of my daughter taken at a wedding we attended last month. I decided to add a flip journaling spot to write all the details about that day and embellished with a lot of Floral & Leaf Die Cuts along with Sequins, a Heart Paper Clip, a heart Epoxy Sticker, and Ephemera Die Cut.

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstock; Cut file: Flower Wreath by Paige Evans

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Cinch Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

  Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you a fun mini album that I created using the bright and colorful Splendid collection and Mini Cinch machine!

To create the covers of this mini album, I used two sheets of medium weight chipboard that measured 4.5 x 6.5 inches. I wrapped these using sheets of patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad that measured 5.5 x 7.5 inches.

Next, I adhered a thin sheet of clear acetate in-between the covers. The amount of space between the covers is optional; mine measured about 1.5 inches. Before lining the inside of the covers, I first created the pages and bound them to the base.

To create the pages, I used my Cricut machine to cut out half-circle shapes that measured 6.25 inches in height. To create the spine, I used a sheet of paper the measured 6.25 inches in height and 6 inches in width; I folded this paper in half, then scored at 3/4 of an inch in from the folded line on both sides. I folded and creased along these score lines, creating a divot that goes inward.

Next, I used the Mini Cinch Tool from We R Memory Keepers to bind the pages to the spine. I then adhered the entire spine mechanism in-between the covers of the album, using the acetate as a guide. Finally, I lined the inside of the covers using sheets of paper that measured 4.25 x 6.25 inches.

For extra storage space, I added pockets to the inside of both the front and back cover. On the front cover, I opted to add a triangle shaped pocket, while on the back cover I added a more traditional square pocket.

To create photo mats for this album, I used cut-aparts from Paper 6. I cut these into pairs of two, folded them in half, and then adhered them to the half-circle pages of my album.

To embellish the cover of this mini album, I used Paige's Butterfly Half Cut File. I backed this using a solid pink paper and then layered a mix of flowers on top of it. To create the paper flowers, I used Paige's Layered Flower and Leaf Cut File as well as her Rolled Flowers.

To embellish the rest of the album, I used a mix of embellishments from the Splendid collection. To add dimension, I used Thickers and Chipboard Stickers. To create titles I used Epoxy Stickers. For extra texture I used a sentiment from the Cross Stitch Kit and stickers from the Layered Bouquet Stickers. As always, I used a lot of flowers from the Floral Die Cuts and fussy cut butterflies from Paper 3.

To finish off the album, I added a fun journal in the back pocket and a mix of charms to the spine, including one of the Flower Charms.

Thanks so much for stopping by my post today! I'll see you next time with another fun project! 

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Thickers, die cuts, stickers, paper clips, charms, embellishments; SPLENDID by Paige Evans; Cut Files: Butterfly HalfLayered Flowers and Leaves, and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans

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