Looking Sharp! Layout by Elsie Robinson

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here again with another layout using the Truly Grateful collection with one of Paige’s amazing cut files. This time I created a layout with the Cactus with Flowers cut file and I had so much fun using it!
I cut the cut file from a piece of white cardstock and I sized it relatively large as I wanted it to be the focal point of the layout. I firstly started by backing the flowers with pink/purple/orange patterned papers and I used a mix of patterns from Paper 14 and the 6x8 Paper Pad. Next I backed the cactus with the zesty green pattern on the B side of Paper 03 and I used the darker green pattern from Paper 22 to back the leaves.

To back the plant pot, I used a handful of blue patterned papers. I backed the main body of the pot with Paper 13 and for the details on the pot I used slightly lighter blue-toned patterns from Paper 16 and Paper 20. I love how bright and zingy this cute little cactus looks!

For my background paper, I decided to go with the B side of Paper 21. Those little x’s reminded me of the needles on the cactus, so I thought it would complement the cut file well. And I couldn’t finish a layout without doing some stitching, so I cross-stitched over some of the x’s with matching colors of thread for some subtle background detail. To embellish the layout, I used a combination of of the Floral Die Cuts from Truly Grateful, fussy-cut butterflies from Paper 07 from Horizon and used a banner Chipboard Stickers from Whimsical. And because I can never resist a good pun, I used the alpha stickers from the Whimsical Sticker Book to spell out my title: “looking sharp!”.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you're inspired to check out Paige's cut files and Truly Grateful collection!

SUPPLIES: Papers and embellishments: TRULY GRATEFULHORIZON and WHIMSICAL; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut file: Cactus with Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie


  1. Loveeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors, the fun photo and the cactus!!!!!

  2. You always amaze me with you gorgeous creations Elsie ! I love how you paper-backed the cute cut file and added cross stitching on the background too. Brilliant and beautiful xK

  3. So stunning, Elsie! I love this layout and all of the details! They connecting incredible!


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