Stitched Circles Layout by Paige Evans


Saturday, May 18, 2024

Here is the first of the four layouts we make in class with the Discover + Create collection by Vicki Boutin!
Purchase access to the virtual class to join in the fun HERE!
I was inspired by this colorful patterned paper with lots of circles and the circles were just begging to be stitched! And then circles became the name of the game so my photos and many of the embellishments are round too. Repetition is key! In class we learn how to make this page from start-to-finish along with 3 more 12x12 layouts. I walk you through my tips, tricks, and techniques and offer suggestions for changing things up and altering the page to put your own spin on it!
After purchasing the Discover + Create Virtual Layouts Class, Ecwid will email you the PDF that contains a list of supplies, photo sizes, templates, cut files to download, instructions, and a link to YouTube where the class takes place. The class is pre-recorded so you can go at your own pace, watch it as many times as you need, and access it at any time!
Let me know if you have any questions and I hope to see you in my Discover + Create Virtual Layouts Class!

Embellishment Frame Layout by Yui Oku


Hello scrappy friends! It’s Yui Oku here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
My challenge was to make an embellishment frame on your project! For my layout I used die cuts, stickers, and chipboard stickers from ALL of Paige's collections - from Fancy Free to Blooming Wild!

Scraplift Layout by Valerie Bisson


Thursday, May 16, 2024

Hi friends! Valerie Bisson here and I’m so happy to share my layout made for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group! My challenge was to make a project scraplifting someone. For my page I scraplifted Paige’s Ruffles of Repetition layout featuring the Blooming Wild collection.
I love a great scraplift - it makes it so easy to put a page together! This is a super fun design of repetition with border punched 1 inch strips of Blooming Wild patterned papers, a photo, and some embellishing with Floral Die Cuts, Ephemera Die Cuts, Mini Flower Puffy Stickers, Chipboard Stickers, Cardstock Stickers, Journaling Spots, and the Sticker Book. For this scraplift page there is an awesome video by Paige and you can watch it here on YouTube with step-by-step instructions on how to put it all together.
This is such a fun and textured design I made two - one with Blooming Wild like Paige’s page and another with the Cedar House collection for a more neutral take on the scraplift. 
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD and CEDAR HOUSE

You're All Kinds of Amazing Layout by Paige Evans


Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! Here is the last (but not least!) of the four layouts that we learned how to make at the Crafty Beach Bash in Texas last month using the Poppy & Pear collection by Bea Valint and I have the class PDF available for purchase for $10 in my shop HERE!
It's so fun to create little scenes with patterned papers and icons so that's what we did for this page! Complete with a trio of hand stitched clouds and a sun topped with a word sticker and journaling! Two photos tucked into the "hills" showcase a sweet moment of Jane amongst the wildflowers and houses & trees placed from largest to smallest bring the scene to life!
For the instructions and cloud/sun templates you can purchase the class PDF HERE - PLEASE NOTE: this purchase is for digital content only, no product is included and it's instructions only, no process videos. After purchasing, Ecwid will email you the PDF that contains a list of supplies, photo sizes, templates, cut files, and instructions! Let me know if you have any questions through email at paigetaylorevans@gmail.com, thank you so much, and have a happy scrappy day!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: POPPY & PEAR by Bea Valint

Grid Layout by Sophie Delorme


Hello scrappy friends! It’s Sophie Delorme here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
I used the beautiful Garden Shoppe collection and 3 cut files: The Perfect Day, Cloud Trio, and Banner. I cut them all on white cardstock and backed the title and banner with patterned papers. I backed the clouds with vellum. I created a grid design with the title, photo, journaling card, and banner, placed on a gorgeous piece of flower field Paper 8 in the center of a 12x12 thick white cardstock. I embellished the layout with Floral Die Cuts and a little Butterfly Sticker, flying away on the page. I love the result!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers: GARDEN SHOPPE; white cardstockvellum; Cut files: The Perfect DayCloud Trio, and Banner by Paige Evans

Reinvent the Theme Layout by Phil Donahue


Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Phil Donahue here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
My challenge was to reinvent the theme! For my layout I heavily featured Paige's Christmas collection called Sugarplum Wishes in a vibrant summer-themed layout. Nearly any themed collection can become more useful and versatile using a few of the following tips:
1) Sort your Scraps: In every collection, there are papers which don't fully reflect the theme. These can be found in B-side patterns, neutral embellishments, and phrase stickers that fit nearly any theme. For my layout, I sought out those items from the Sugarplum Wishes collection and set them aside to audition on the layout. These items included patterned papers, phrase stickers, cardstock stickers and foam stickers.
2) Cue the Cut File: A bold cut file, like the Summer Summer Summer one I used easily creates a theme reinvention with little effort! I cut mine using a pale pink cardstock and backed it with the pink Paper 6, green Paper 10, and multi-color dot Paper 5 along with a halo of vellum.
3) Make with Mixed Media: To further separate the original theme of the collection, I used a fun stamp set and Distress Oxides to create my background. This is a great way to incorporate any colors from a collection and create a more cohesive layout to fit any theme!
4) Everyday Embellishments: After using as many elements from the collection as I could, I looked in my stash for embellishments which more closely fit the theme I was going for in my layout. This included die cut flowers and enamel dots to create areas of embellishments on the layout and complete the page!
5) Focus on Photos: The photos I chose are clearly summer themed so no matter how Christmas-y my supplies may have been the summer theme shines through because the photos are the focus! Feature photos that make your theme shine and make them the focus of the layout!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, charms, embellishments: SUGARPLUM WISHES; white cardstock; Distress Oxides; Cut file: Summer Summer Summer by Paige Evans


Rainbow Mixed Media Layout by Monique Lowe


Monday, May 13, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Monique Lowe here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
I used the beautiful Blooming Wild collection and three different cut files to complement my page and a rainbow of mixed media! I love rainbow colours and tend to gravitate towards this color scheme for my layouts, so this was the obvious choice for these fun photos of my little girl! First, I prepped a sheet of white cardstock with a layer of clear gesso. Having identified where my rainbow would be and marked its position with pencil, I blended a range of Distress Inks along the top and bottom of the rainbow arch. I built on this by adding another layer of color using the packaging technique. This is one of my favorite mixed media techniques as it is so quick and easy to do! Just stamp your Distress Ink Cube onto a smooth surface, spritz with a little water, and pat it up using a scrunched up piece of plastic packaging. Dab this straight onto your layout for instant color! This is such a fun way to add a watercolor effect to your layout using minimal water. Once my background was dry, I stenciled in some beaming sun rays using a blending tool and Distress Ink. To build my rainbow, I cut apart the A-side of Paper 23 and cut each colored strip into smaller pieces. I layered these in a rainbow arch shape, starting with pink and working through the rainbow sequence to match my mixed media background. I stitched these in place using my sewing machine. The Clouds cut file cut from Paper 5, added subtle detail to the background along with a touch of Nuvo Glimmer Paste for a hint of whimsical shimmer. I created two film strips of photos, backing them with Paper 5Paper 18, and Paper 19. The Laugh Love Always cut file was the perfect title! I cut it once from Paper 19 and three times from white cardstock and stacked all these layers together to add a bit of dimension. I used the Wonky Hearts cut file as a stencil to add three clusters of glittery hearts above, beside, and below my photos. To finish off my layout, I added tone-on-tone embellishments to my rainbow using fussy cut butterflies from Paper 16, puffy heart stickers, a chipboard tab and word strips and flower stickers from the Cardstock Stickers. I loved creating this colorful layout - I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of creating rainbows! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you feel inspired to play with a bit of joyful mixed media and Blooming Wild too!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Distress Inks; Cut files: CloudsLaugh Love Always, and Wonky Hearts by Paige Evans

Our Cutie Cats Layout by Paige Evans


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Hi scrappy friends! Today I'm sharing another one of the four layouts that we learned how to make at the Crafty Beach Bash in Texas last month using the Poppy & Pear collection by Bea Valint and I have the class PDF available for purchase for $10 in my shop HERE!
There are a number of different cat icons throughout the Poppy & Pear collection so what better way to use them than with pics of Amy & Sandy?! This page features three rows of patterned paper pennants with pics of our kitties mixed into the banners! Floral motifs at the ends tie off the banners beautifully and stitching across the tops of the pennants completes the banner look. This page is perfect for paper scraps and documenting your furry feline friends!
For the instructions and pennant template you can purchase the class PDF HERE - PLEASE NOTE: this purchase is for digital content only, no product is included and it's instructions only, no process videos. After purchasing, Ecwid will email you the PDF that contains a list of supplies, photo sizes, templates, cut files, and instructions! Let me know if you have any questions through email at paigetaylorevans@gmail.com, thank you so much, and have a happy scrappy day!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: POPPY & PEAR by Bea Valint

Shaped Mini Album by Kelly Day


Hi friends! Kelly Daye here sharing the mini album I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group! To honor the day I invited friends from around the world to share a photo they took in a garden or park and used Paige’s Rainboots cut file because it reminded me of pretty garden boots!
I’ve used the gorgeous and colorful Blooming Wild collection throughout. Both the front and back covers were stitched with DMC floss. My mini measures 8.75 x 6.75, making the spaces quite small. I adjusted the DMC Floss to stitch with 3 strands so that the paper wouldn’t be hidden by the stitching.
I chose two background papers for each spread that I felt were good companions to each other.
Then I added all the pretty embellishments I could fit. Some things to remember when making a mini album are: pick a theme, be consistent throughout, and repeat similar elements on each spread.
For this mini, I only used one of Paige’s collections - Blooming Wild. It looks extra special when all the papers and embellishments coordinate. I also ensured there was a bit of hand-stitching on each spread, to tie one page to another.
Adding butterflies to each spread is like they’re fluttering along as you turn the page. It’s also nice to add a few personal details, maybe small charms or a handmade tassel.
I’ve left the inside of the back cover empty. Last summer, our back garden was relandscaped. While things were a giant mess (left side spread) and I didn’t plant any pots in 2023, I’m so excited to get new patio furniture and fill a plethora of pots with colorful blooms. I’ll be sure to share it when we’re all done!
Personal thanks to scrappy-garden friends who were able to share a photo! I hope you’re inspired to make a garden mini of your own!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Distress Oxides; Cut file: Rainboots by Paige Evans

Large Photo Layout by Jackie Ashton


Saturday, May 11, 2024

Hi scrappy friends! It’s Jackie Ashton here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
My challenge was to use a large photograph on your layout! I used a horizontal one but you can also use a vertical one, whichever suits you best! I used the lovely Blooming Wild collection for all the patterned papers, title, and embellishments!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD

Discover + Create Virtual Classes!


Friday, May 10, 2024

Join me for May virtual classes featuring the Discover + Create collection by Vicki Boutin!
In the May mini album class I teach you how to create 3 tiny chipboard albums in a cute paper basket complete with handmade tassel charms, a hidden hinge technique, and lots of embellishments! After purchasing, Ecwid will email you the PDF that contains a list of additional craft supplies to have on hand, photo sizes, any homework to complete before class, templates, cut files, instructions, and a link to YouTube video tutorial which goes up on Saturday May 18th. The class is pre-recorded so you can go at your own pace and watch anytime/anywhere!
Register for the 3 Tiny Chipboard Albums in a Basket Class HERE.
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In the virtual layouts class I teach you how to create four 12x12 scrapbook layouts also using the Discover + Create collection by Vicki Boutin! Techniques include a grid background of patterned paper rectangles & photos, a hand stitched circles background, a hand stitched swirls frame, and a backed title cut file. After purchasing, Ecwid will email you the PDF that contains a list of additional craft supplies to have on hand, photo sizes, any homework to complete before class, templates, cut files, instructions, and a link to YouTube video tutorial which goes up on Saturday May 18th. The class is pre-recorded so you can go at your own pace and watch anytime/anywhere!
Register for the Layouts Class HERE.
Let me know if you have any questions!

3D Shape Layout by Inessa Persekian


Hello scrappy friends! It’s Inessa Persekian here sharing the layout I created for International Scrapbook Day 2024 in Paige's Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group!
My challenge was to incorporate a 3D shape anywhere on your layout or project! I love the dimension this adds. For my layout I used the Poppy & Pear collection from American Crafts and cut out strawberries in 3 sizes and patterns. HERE is a link to the strawberry cut file I used - I can picture lots of strawberry picking pages! I cut two of each size so that I can add the 2nd layer to make it dimensional. I scored in the middle and adhered using a very thin line of liquid glue. I also added some paper tearing, lot’s of embellishments, and light mixed media. I love how it turned out!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: POPPY & PEAR; white cardstock; Cut file: Strawberry by Paige Evans
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