My Moon & Stars Layout by Paige Evans


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Here is the sixth of the six layouts we learned how to make at the Crop in Orlando using the Moonlight Magic collection by Crate Paper! I do have a class PDF available for purchase HERE which includes the links to supplies I used and step-by-step written instructions. I featured lots of stars on a previous page so what's another universal shape? Hearts! When placed in a grid, you simply can't go wrong!
For a bit of interest I splashed white acrylic paint and black watercolors across the background and distressed the edges of the hearts for texture. I used a photo (also in the shape of a heart) from my favorite mommy'n'me photoshoot last year that I've been scrapping lots of lately :) Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out my Moonlight Magic Layouts Class PDF!

Floral Globe Layout by Sophie Delorme


Hello scrappy friends! Sophie Delorme here and I am thrilled to share this new layout with you using Paige's older Wonders collection and her Floral Globe cut file. This cut file was just perfect to document a recent school trip to Costa Rica that my daughter went on.
I cut the Floral Globe from white cardstock. I used a thick white cardstock as my background and created a mixed media circle with different tones of blue inks from my stash. I let it dry completely. I backed the cut file with several patterned papers from the Wonders collection, added foam adhesive on the back, and adhered it on the page. I printed my photo in black & white and embellished around it with many beautiful florals from the collection. I used a label to write down my journaling. I am so happy with the result! This Floral Globe cut file is the star of the page! I hope this was inspiring for you, thank you for stopping by, and happy crafting !
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: WONDERS; white cardstock; Cut file: Floral Globe by Paige Evans

A Little Dirt Never Hurt Layout by Phil Donahue


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! Phil Donahue here and I'm happy to be back on Paige's blog with a fun layout using her A Little Dirt Never Hurt cut file along with the colorful Splendid collection! This cut file was a perfect fit to feature a photo of my niece at daycare learning about gardening.
To begin, I cut the A Little Dirt Never Hurt from the yellow side of Paper 5. Next, I backed the top and bottom portions with the floral Paper 1. After, I backed the large "DIRT" portion with a brown polka dot and blue cloud paper from my stash to create a landscape scene within the word. I disassembled the Layered Bouquet Stickers to embellish the cut file. I created my background using torn strips of Paper 20 and both sides of Paper 10. Next, I stenciled and splattered Distress Oxides in areas I'd later use to embellish and place the photo. I also stamped leaves and flowers using the Acrylic Stamp Set. I adhered the photo and cut file using foam adhesive to add more depth and dimension to the page. Final embellishments were floral elements from the Flower Die Cuts which perfectly fit the gardening theme. I hope you found some inspiration in this layout and choose to try Paige's A Little Dirt Never Hurt cut file along with her vibrant Splendid collection! Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, stamps, embellishments: SPLENDIDDistress Oxides; Cut file: A Little Dirt Never Hurt by Paige Evans

Hip Hip Celebrate Layout by Monique Lowe


Monday, June 17, 2024

Hello creative friends! Monique Lowe here sharing a sunny layout using Paige's cheery Sun cut file and her Blooming Wild collection.
To start my layout, I used Paper 3 to cut out the Sun. I then began working on my background using Paper 10 as my base. With mixed media in mind, I added a layer of clear gesso to the entire page and once dry, added a thin layer of white gesso. I focused this in a large circle shape to match the size of the cut file. This helped to soften the background pattern and colors, allowing all the added mixed media, photos, and embellishments to stand out. Using a variety of Shimmerz paints, I added a splash of color to my background. I focused the mixed media directly behind where the cut file would be placed and used colors to coordinate with the patterned paper for a tone-on-tone effect. Once dry, I stuck down the cut file, only adding adhesive to the circle - this allowed me to bend the rays up for added dimension. I distressed the edges of the inner ray pieces and stuck them down slightly offset from the outline. I backed both my 2x4" photos with vellum and a sheet of patterned paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I raised them up with foam and surrounded them with pretty blooms fussy cut from Paper 2 and from the Floral Die Cuts. I hand cut three clouds from Paper 5 and added these to my flower clusters, along with a shimmer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone. To finish off my layout, I added in my title using Thickers, a word piece from the Ephemera Die Cuts, a scatter of sequins in coordinating colors and a splatter of white paint. I had so much fun creating this sunny layout! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you feel inspired to get creative with the Sun cut file and Blooming Wild!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; vellum; Cut file: Sun by Paige Evans

Our Happy Place Layout by Paige Evans


Sunday, June 16, 2024

Here is the fifth of the six layouts we learned how to make at the Crop in Orlando using the Moonlight Magic collection by Crate Paper! I do have a class PDF available for purchase HERE which includes the links to supplies I used and step-by-step written instructions. The main technique is similar to the previous page only instead of a window scene it's an outdoor hill scene with fluttering butterflies, budding flowers, and a bit of hand stitching!
I loved featuring two photos from the Blooming Wild Weekend event last April! This is one of those layouts that I'm having fun making with every collection - the results are always different and always beautiful and whimsical! Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out my Moonlight Magic Layouts Class PDF!

Life's a Beach Layout by Kelly Daye


Hi friends! Kelly Daye here! Our summer is fast approaching and I’m hoping it’ll include a beach somewhere. This summer layout features Blooming WildSplendidGarden ShoppeSugarplum Wishes and Paige’s Sandcastle cut file. It’s an awesome cut file if you love adding lots of color and pattern to your layouts. I sure do, and who says a sandcastle has to be brown? Not in my scrap room!
The Sandcastle cut file and background are cut from white cardstock. After backing it with patterned papers from the collections, I glued it to a shadow made in Silhouette Design Studio using the Offset feature. I did a simple running stitch along the edge, going around twice, using variegated DMC 4077. To make my background, I used Paige's Alphabet Background cut file - using the inside portion of the letters, I spelled out ‘Life’s A Beach’ over and over to fill the paper. Once cut out, I laid it over another sheet of white cardstock for the pretty embossed appearance. To make the bokeh bubbles on the background, I made my own stencil with a nested circle die set. Then with soft brushes and Distress Oxides, I stenciled in opposite corners, overlapping some of the circles. To emphasize them and add more color and texture, I chain stitched around each bubble using variegated DMC 4095 and 4040. I kept my embellishments to a minimum, using a Chipboard RoundCardstock Stickers, and Mini Flower Puffy Stickers from Blooming WildMini Thickers from Sugarplum Wishes, and the Garden Shoppe Sticker Book. I made little 3D clouds and added splatter using the same Distress Oxides watered down. Of course there are sequins, gold Stickles, and gold acrylic paint added to emphasize the diagonal design. There’s just endless options for mixing Paige’s collections together to scrap your own awesome summer memories! A cut file is always a fun place to start, check out Paige’s Cut File Bundles in her shop!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD, SPLENDIDGARDEN SHOPPE, and SUGARPLUM WISHES; white cardstockDistress Oxides; Cut files: Sandcastle and Alphabet Background by Paige Evans

Dream (Window & Garden Scene) Layout by Paige Evans


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Here is the fourth of the six layouts we learned how to make at the Crop in Orlando using the Moonlight Magic collection by Crate Paper! I do have a class PDF available for purchase HERE which includes the links to supplies I used and step-by-step written instructions. The main technique is creating a sweet little window scene complete with cute critters, dancing fairies, and a plethora of flowers blooming wildly in a garden below and in the window box planter :)
This page fits four small photos, one in each of the four faux window panes. I had lots of animal stickers and transparency flowers left from the kit as I was creating and wanted a fun way to feature them and that's how this layout came to be! Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out my Moonlight Magic Layouts Class PDF!

Vacation Memories Layout by Jackie Ashton


Hi scrappy friends! It’s Jackie Ashton here sharing a layout using Paige's Vacation Memories from the 24 Summer Cut Files and her Blooming Wild collection!
I cut the Vacation Memories from white cardstock and then backed it with the rainbow striped Paper 10. Before placing the title on a white cardstock background, I added ink using various shades that coordinated with the patterned paper. I matted my 3x4" photos with papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I positioned them on either side of the cut file, adding 3D foam to give make them the same height of as the cut file. Behind each photograph I added two tags that are cut from Paper 9. At the top of my page, I added a Chipboard Sticker to form part of my title. Underneath both photographs I’ve added labels from Paper 13 to add my date and journaling. I finished my layout using stickers from the Cardstock Stickers and Sticker Book. I hope you're inspired by this layout! Thanks so much for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstock; Cut file: Vacation Memories from the 24 Summer Cut Files by Paige Evans

Summer Tags Mini Album by Inessa Persekian


Friday, June 14, 2024

Hello scrappy friends! It’s Inessa Persekian here sharing a fun summery mini album featuring Paige's Summer Tags from the 20 Summer Cut Files along with her Blooming Wild collection!
Are you ready to make some fun summer memories? I know I am and I love documenting them in cute little mini albums!
I cut the tags out from white cardstock and used a mix of Blooming Wild papers to back them and to create the tag bases. For the front cover I created a sequin shaker and used Distress Oxides to ink blend. Flowers and stickers finish it off along with a few sequins sprinkled about. The inside pages feature a mix of techniques including backing a cut file and more ink blending. I made room to fit 9 photos across all of the tags.
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: BLOOMING WILD; white cardstockDistress Oxides; Cut file: Summer Tags from the 20 Summer Cut Files by Paige Evans

You, Me & the Sea Layout by Heidi Lewis


Thursday, June 13, 2024

Hello friends, it's Heidi Lewis back on the blog today to share a layout inspired by an illustration I saw on Pinterest. I don't think I would ever want to go on a submarine because I get claustrophobic easily, but it was fun to make one out of paper from Garden Shoppe!
I hand cut my submarine from Paper 7 and die cut circles in the center of the submarine to make little shaker windows. Next I machine stitched the submarine onto a navy background. The submarine is embellished with Washi Tape and several border stickers from the 8-Page Sticker Book. Three Washi Tape strips extending from the submarine create the effect of headlights. I added a seaweed cluster made from Floral Die Cuts to the bottom left corner. Then I cut the Fish Background from Paper 11 and arranged the fish onto my background around the ship. I made the title from a combination of mini alphabet stickers in the 8-Page Sticker Book and Thickers. I added two 2x3" photos from an aquarium on Pier 49 in San Francisco. This layout would also work well for any ocean-themed or aquarium photos. Or perhaps you've taken a tour of a real submarine or have kiddos that have submarine photos? Whatever photos you choose, I hope you feel inspired to do some summer scrapping with the Fish Background cut file!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPE; Cut file: Fish Background by Paige Evans

My Lucky Star Layout by Paige Evans


Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Here is the third of the six layouts we learned how to make at the Crop in Orlando using the Moonlight Magic collection by Crate Paper! I do have a class PDF available for purchase HERE which includes the links to supplies I used and step-by-step written instructions. Techniques include a fun and whimsical wreath made of patterned paper stars topped with various foam, cardstock, and mini puffy star stickers! Stars on stars on stars! Repetition for the win!
I loved showcasing two photos of Fox mowing the lawn on this layout. What do stars and mowing the lawn have to do with each other? Not much but why not?! You could easily replace the pics with camping, dancing, or other celebratory event photos! The sky's the limit (get it? lol). Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to check out my Moonlight Magic Layouts Class PDF!

Summer Layout by Danielle Miller


Hi friends! Danielle Miller here sharing a layout with Paige's Summer Title from the 20 Summer Cut Files!
This layout was created with the Splendid Project Pad6x8 Paper PadFloral Die Cuts, and the Ephemera Die Cuts. I’ve been getting back into creating mixed media backgrounds. This one was created with Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg. I love how all the orange, pinks, and purples pop off the background. The cut file was popped off the page with foam dots. I hope this inspires you, let me know if you have any questions!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstockDistress Oxides; Cut file: Summer Title from the 20 Summer Cut Files by Paige Evans
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