Guest Designer | Jennifer Orr

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Hello everyone! Jennifer Orr here! You can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
As soon as I saw this Tree cut file by Paige I knew I wanted to play off the idea of the Giving Tree. It is a favorite book around here and in the photo of my son, he is reading the book. Since I wanted the tree to be the focal element I placed the photo of my son underneath. I love rainbows so I used Paper 03 from the Horizon collection along with some papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad for the leaves.
I wanted the tree to have a base so I hand cut some strips of green patterned paper and fringe cut the strips for texture. For the title I used Foam Mini Thickers from the Whimsical collection and I added a few embellishments (sun, birds, mushroom, and mini trees) from Paige's newest collection - Truly Grateful.

For my second layout I knew I wanted to stitch this awesome Pie Chart Heart cut file. I filled the inside pieces with a rainbow of papers from Whimsical and Horizon. For the center I traced the outline of the cut file and used that to cut my photo into a heart shape. I then offset it to create the paper frame around the photo.
I have always loved how Paige mixes and matches her Thickers so I used that technique here to create a title border around the cut file. I used Thickers from Paige's WhimsicalHorizonOh My HeartTurn the Page, and Pick-Me-Up collections. I just love all the colors together.

For my final layout I knew I wanted to do something with Paige's Layered Butterfly cut files. I decided on one Layered Butterfly design and knew I wanted to create a rainbow of layered butterflies.
To create a large focal element I first cut a large butterfly out of my background paper and then layered with strips of paper from Paige's HorizonOh My Heart, and Take Me Away collections. I fringed the strips for some texture and then stitched around the edge for dimension. I then cut coordinating papers for the layered butterflies. I had these photos of monarchs at the botanical garden and the colors coordinated perfectly with the papers so I layered the butterflies around my photos as if they were all flying together.

For the title I cut out a sentiment from a Horizon 2x2 Paper Pad and added a butterfly Chipboard Sticker for some color. I really love how all these colors work together and the dimension these layered butterflies give is gorgeous!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are inspired to check out Paige's cut files and scrapbook collections!


  1. Wow wow wow!! These are all AMAZING!! From that tree, to the heart and the butterfly also, just simply GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Jennifer! Congratulation on your gorgeous and creative guest post! I adore all the details you put into your layouts and I'm so happy you're here. The big colourful fringed butterfly has my heart ! I've also been admiring the use of multiple sized alpha's mixed together. You've done it perfectly on your stitched heart layout. Just beautiful !! Cheers my dear xK


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