Yes Girl Layout

Monday, September 30, 2019

I have a new layout made for Pink Paislee featuring a scalloped border background/frame!
First, check out this process video to see how this layout came together from start-to-finish:
I started by using a lace scalloped border punch from EK Success to punch 24 strips. I used two pieces of Paper 24 from my Truly Grateful collection - it's the one with the colorful triangles and I was able to get 12 borders from each paper.
I chose the B-side of Paper 21 with the subtle pastel cross stitches on a white background on which to adhere the border strips. First I loosely placed them in a frame around the layout to make sure I had enough of them and to check that I even liked this idea. I had a vision in my head but wanted to make sure it could come to life before committing to it and gluing everything down. It looked alright so I moved forward!
Next I trimmed the border strips to fit the smaller and smaller frames as I was gluing them in place which you can see better in the process video above. To add lots of texture I ruffled up all of the scallops. Do they get smushed down in a scrapbook? Only a little bit! The dimension stands the test of time.
I found a cute photo of Jane, printed it into a 3.25" square, trimmed it out leaving a white border, and placed it in the center to be the focal point of the layout. I tucked a bunch of Journaling Spots under the picture to help draw the eye right to it and create interesting layers.
For the title I used a combination of wood veneer from the Mixed Embellishments and Thickers to say Yes Girl. I also added an "adore" Epoxy Sticker subtitle above the photo. I journaled with a blue pen on a smaller Journaling Spot and tucked it under the right side of the picture. To finish I added four Puffy Stickers around the photo of icons of things Jane likes - birds, a bunny, and birdhouse.
I hope this page inspires you to create a fun scalloped border background/frame for your next layout using Truly Grateful! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments, wood veneer: TRULY GRATEFUL; Scalloped border punch: EK Success

Picture Perfect / Hello Sunshine Layout

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Here is a layout I made for fun using Truly Grateful!
A little back story: I've had this tiny sketch sitting on a pile in the corner of my scrap room for months. Finally I felt the urge to make the sketch come to fruition! Can you tell what it's supposed to look like? lol. I just envisioned a layout divided in half, the left side with flowers piled in the center and the right side with flowers around the edges.
I started by trimming the light purple grid B-side of Paper 06 to 6x12" and the purple striped B-side of Paper 23 also to 6x12". While I was trimming I had my Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out the flowers from Paper 15 using a PixScan mat. I have a tutorial for how to use the PixScan feature HERE. Such a time saver! Instead of fussy cutting for hours and hours the Silhouette Cameo 3 cut out all the flowers in just under three minutes.
I found two similar photos of Jane and cropped them to 2x5" using Adobe Photoshop, printed them at home on my Canon Pro-100 printer, and trimmed them out leaving a white border for contrast. I placed the photos in the middle of the papers but didn't adhere them down yet.
On the light purple grid paper I started layering flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts as well as some of the PixScan cut flowers in the middle with the photo on top.
On the purple striped paper I added flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts and the the PixScan cut flowers all around the edges. Once I liked the placement of all the flowers everywhere, I snapped a photo with my phone to refer back to and adhered them all down using liquid glue.
I adhered the photos with foam squares to give them a lift and then adhered a sentiment banner die cut from the Ephemera Die Cuts to the bottom of one photo and the top to the other. And I added a gold heart sticker from the Cardstock Stickers by both banners.
Next I sprinkled a bunch of colorful dots from the Epoxy Stickers around all the flowers on both sides of the layout and wrote journaling with a blue pen on the bottom right corner. To finish up, I adhered the halves onto a white cardstock background and then machine stitched with white thread and a running stitch around the edges of both halves.
I hope this layout inspires you to create a similar design using Truly Grateful!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, flowers, leaves, epoxy dots, stickers: TRULY GRATEFUL; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; PixScan mat and Silhouette Cameo 3

5 Cut File Cards

Saturday, September 28, 2019

I created a set of five cards featuring my cut files and Horizon collection for Issue 55 of Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine - a fabulous UK publication!
I don't make cards too often, so this was a fun creative exercise to combine a couple of my passions: cut files and scrapbook supplies!

THANKS A BUNCH how to: In a cut file program, create a rectangle sized to 11x5.5” and place the Doily cut file on the right side, centered. Cut the design from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Back the doily with the colorful Paper 24. Cluster embellishments slightly off-center using flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts, a round flower Sticker, a couple floral Chipboard Stickers, and a flower Shaped Paper Clip as shown. Create dimension between the layers with foam squares. Type “thanks a bunch.” in the Remington Noiseless font at size 8, print it out onto white cardstock, trim it out, then glue it on top of the embellishments for a sentiment.
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. how to: Die cut 19 Rolled Flowers from 3" squares of a variety of Horizon patterned papers using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Roll the paper flowers up and secure them with hot glue. Freehand draw a heart on the front of the B-side dark blue Paper 16 A4 card base then hot glue the rolled paper flowers over the drawn heart. Type “thank you so very much.” in the Remington Noiseless font at size 8, print it out onto white cardstock, trim each word out, then glue the words in the center of the heart for a sentiment. 

THANK YOU. how to: Size the Butterflies Background cut file to 5.778x5.226” and then die cut it from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Back the butterflies with a rainbow of patterned papers from Horizon. Use foam dots to adhere the butterflies onto the light blue patterned paper B-side of Paper 08 made into an A4 card base. Type “thank you.” in the Remington Noiseless font at size 8, print it out onto white cardstock, trim it out, then glue it to one of the butterflies for a sentiment.

THANKS SO MUCH. how to: Size the Flower Garden Background cut file to about 5.5” square then cut it two separate times from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Using one of the designs as a stencil, scrape modeling paste through it onto a 5.5” square white cardstock card base and let it dry thoroughly. Spritz inks in a rainbow of colors across the front and let it dry. Place the second cut file on top, lightly adhere it in place, trim any excess, then machine stitch twice around the edges to keep it in place permanently. Distress the edges of a butterfly paper from the 2x2 Paper Pads then adhere it with foam squares to the right of the middle. Layer two blue Floral Die Cuts over a tag Ephemera Die Cut, over a larger pink Floral Die Cut, over a banner Ephemera Die Cut, and over a globe fussy cut from Paper 11. Type “thanks so much.” in the Remington Noiseless font at size 8, print it out onto white cardstock, trim it out, then staple the sentiment to the layered embellishments through all the layers. Attach the stapled piece to the 2x2 paper swatch using foam squares to finish.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. how to: Create a rectangle sized to 5.355x4.055”, place the Bend Up Flower Petals cut file inside the rectangle, and enlarge the flower to your desired size. Delete any petals outside or overlapping the rectangle then cut from the light pink B-side of Paper 02. Adhere the panel onto a darker pink (B-side) A4 Paper 23 card base. Tangle white sewing thread and glue it to the top of the card. Layer flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts over the thread using foam squares. Type “thank you very much.” in the Remington Noiseless font at size 8, print it out onto white cardstock, trim it out, then glue it to the middle of the flower die cuts for a sentiment. 

I hope these cut files cards inspire you to check out my cut filesHorizon collection and Issue 55 of Die-Cutting Essentials Magazine!! Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you have any questions!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: HORIZON; Cut files: Paige Evans; Font: Remington Noiselesswhite cardstockinksgesso; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

Pop-Up Cards by Elsie Robinson

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson! I’ve been really enjoying card making recently so I was really excited when Paige asked me to create some cards for today’s post. These DIY pop-up cards are not only easy to create, but they can work with any kind of theme/style. I felt really inspired whilst making these cards so each card has a different theme. Luckily with the wide variety of Paige's cut files it was very easy to create exactly what I wanted! I mainly used the Truly Grateful collection to create these cards, as well as a few bits and pieces from Horizon and Whimsical. And I have a process video at the end of this post which shows how I made each card step-by-step!
First up, we have a Halloween card! Halloween is perhaps my favourite “holiday” and Paige’s Halloween-themed cut files are always a favourite of mine! For the card front I cut the Happy Halloween Banner from black cardstock and backed each letter with silver glitter paper. I used Paper 08 from Whimsical for the background and jazzed it up with white acrylic paint splatters and embellished with the Spiderweb and Spider cut file cut from white cardstock.

For the pop-up element inside the card, I used the Halloween Characters cut file and embellished with some more Spiderwebs (cut from black cardstock) and used Paper 10 from Truly Grateful as the background.
Next we have a birthday card and I used this fun Balloons cut file for the pop-up element. I backed each balloon with a different patterned paper for a fun and colourful look. I also used the paint brush strokes pattern (Paper 24 from Horizon) as the background to add even more colour.

For the card front, I cut this Happy Birthday cut file from white cardstock. I also used my Silhouette Design Studio software to ungroup the cut file so I could just cut out the outline which meant I could easily back this intricate cut file with the floral patterned paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad.
Finally, I created a ‘new baby’ card. I used the Baby cut file title for the card front and backed it with different shades of blue patterned papers since this card will go to some friends who are expecting a boy!

For the inside of the card I put together a cute little scene with each of the animals (from the Baby Animals cut file) creating the pop-up elements. I used Paper 08 from Horizon for the sky, Paper 03 from Truly Grateful for the grass, and I cut and stitched a cute little path from white cardstock which also doubles as a place to write my message. I used the Truly Grateful tree and floral Cardstock Stickers to embellish and the sun sticker from the Epoxy Stickers to finish off the scene.
Check out my process video below:

I hope you’re inspired to create your own pop-up cards and make sure you check out Paige's cut files for even more inspiration!

SUPPLIES: Papers and embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULHORIZON and WHIMSICAL; Die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut files: Spiderweb and SpiderHappy Halloween BannerHalloween CharactersHappy BirthdayBalloonsBaby, and Baby Animals by Paige Evans

Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie

Make Your Own Magic Layout by Zsoka Marko

Friday, September 27, 2019

Hello crafty friends, Zsoka Marko back with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! I haven't made a layout in like 2 months?! I've realized I can't focus on both cards and layouts at the same time. I have to be finished with all my cards before I can start working on my layouts. This is mainly because of lack of space - if I had a craft room, I could just set everything aside and work on other things. Anyways, I am just glad I finally managed to create some layouts! This is one of them:
I checked Paige's latest cut files and picked out the gorgeous Cut and Fold Butterflies Galore cut file. I only kept one of the butterflies and deleted the rest. I then replicated it and lined them up the way I was planning to use them.

To be honest I was going for something completely different but when I was checking the patterned papers and placed this floral Paper 19 one behind the cut file, I knew I had to use it. I just love all the colors peeking through - they remind me of paintball splatters for some reason! So I trimmed down the white cardstock and adhered it to the left side of the floral patterned paper. I also added a thin strip of pink paper on the right side.

I layered some tissue paper as well as a couple of Journaling Spots behind my photo then glued it all down. I tucked some labels behind it too. Using foam tape I attached a small die cut banner with an Epoxy Sticker heart on top. For my title I chose one from the Epoxy Stickers - I love love love the font so much, I wish there were several packs like this in the collection haha! I adhered it to my layout, wrote a few words below it, and stamped my date. Last but not least, I splattered some gold paint all over my page. Now that I have a couple of extra bottles of my favorite gold spray, I'm not stingy with it anymore hehe!

That's it lovelies! I hope you like how this page turned out! Thanks for stopping by today! Have an awesome day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: Truly Gratefulwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Cut and Fold Butterflies Galore by Paige Evans
Blog: // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

I Adore You Layout by Brianna Lepper

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Hi friends! Brianna Lepper here and I'm back with another layout for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team! For this layout I used Paige's Cut and Fold Hearts Heart cut file and cut it out from Paper 19 from the Truly Grateful collection.
After it was finished cutting, I wanted to tone down some of the patterned paper so I added white acrylic paint around the heart and added colored spray splatters. I turned two of the hearts into shaker pockets using the sequins from the Mixed Embellishments. Then I backed it with some foam adhesive and added it on top of orange cardstock from my stash.

Having the entire layout up on foam also allowed me to tuck in Puffy Stickers, wood veneer & enamel hearts from the Mixed Embellishments, and dots from the Epoxy Stickers. I also fussy cut some flowers from Paper 02 and tucked those into the hearts as well. To create a simple title, I used both the Thickers and Epoxy Stickers and added my journaling next to it. I matted my photo using Paper 05 and layered ephemera from the Ephemera Die Cuts.

I wanted to add a few more things around my photo so I layered up some florals from the Floral Die Cuts and to create even more dimension, I went ahead and cut out more of Paige's Rolled Flower cut files on Paper 14. I absolutely LOVED making these flowers! Creating this layout was so much fun, there's so much to see around the page, and I loved tucking bits and pieces here and there.
I hope I've inspired you in some way today! Thank you so much for stopping by and stay tuned for my next project, I've gotten started on it and can't wait to share it with y'all!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, Thickers, sequins, wood veneer embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: Cut and Fold Hearts Heart and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Love You Lots Layout

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Here is another one of the first layouts I created using Truly Grateful!
Die cut my Love You Lots cut file from textured white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Use the inside letters as templates to trace them (textured side/right side down) with a pencil onto the backside of Truly Grateful patterned papers and three photos:
L - B-side Paper 24 / O - photo / V - B-side Paper 03 / E - B-side Paper 18 / Y - B-side Paper 10 / O - photo / U - Paper 12 / L - Paper 22 / O - photo / T - B-side Paper 07 / S - Paper 18. When trimming the letters/photos out, cut them about ¼” wider than the pencil lines. Use dimensional adhesive to attach the letters in place to back the cut file.

Adhere the backed cut file to the background paper (the blue stars B-side of Paper 13) at a slight angle and trim any excess. Adhere a “HELLO” Ephemera Die Cut and a “hello sunshine” banner Ephemera Die Cut cut next to the middle photo. Sprinkle sentiment Stickers tone-on-tone inside the letters and tuck a matching colored leaf from the Floral Die Cuts under each one. Place a few bird stickers/die cuts around the page to embellish.

Add “LAUGH” Puffy Phrase Stickers at the bottom of the “S”. Add “HEART” Puffy Phrase Stickers inside the bottom curve of the top “O. Use a white pen to journal next to the “Y”.

I hope this page inspires you to pick up my Truly Grateful collection as well as take a peek at my cut files!

SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: TRULY GRATEFULwhite cardstock; Cut file: Love You Lots by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3

Stanley Hotel & Estes Park

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Last weekend we took a day trip up to the mountains to visit the Stanley Hotel and walk around Estes Park.
It was a beautiful day in the Rockies.
 As we entered the city we looked out the window and lo and behold we saw a ginormous elk just chilling in the park!
We are big fans of all things spooky so we love how the Stanley Hotel has ties to the classic book-turned-movie, The Shining by Stephen King. Legend has it King stayed at this hotel in room 217 and the idea for The Shining was born.
 Not so spooky from the outside. It's actually a really classy hotel.
 Our family outside the Stanley Hotel in September 2019.
 Fall decorations starting to pop up.
 Inside you can just imagine Jack roaming the halls...
...and talking to the bartender. "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
The views out the windows are immaculate.
 Interior details.
 Grand staircase.
 In the basement is a little cafe and we got some treats. Jane discovered she loves pumpkin bread and ate almost my entire slice.
Resident Pyschic because why not. 
 We walked around outside and soaked up the sunshine and views.
 Chris spied an open door to one of the upper levels so I took a quick peek inside.
 "Come play with us Danny!"
 Rose garden.
Even though we visited in September, I am absolutely going to include these pictures in my October mini album because it's close enough :)
 Jane and her hot chocolate.
Then we decided to walk down the main street in Estes Park. There was a big festival going on so after trying and failing to find parking close by we drove to the visitor's center parking and found spots galore. With flowers and mountainous views!
  The creekside walk was so beautiful and quaint. We moseyed in and out of shops that caught our eye.
 No shortage of candy, taffy, and ice cream shops! We found some sweets.
 We walked down to the end of the main street and back and called it good! It was such a fun and memorable day!
We picked up a magazine and found lots more things to see and do next time. Can't wait to come back to this gem.
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