Pumpkin Spice Layout by Elsie Robinson

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hey everyone, it’s Elsie Robinson here sharing another layout using Paige’s cut filesTruly Grateful collection! Now, this might be a super unpopular opinion, but I hate pumpkin spice lattes! I know. For a girl who’s favourite season is Autumn, it almost feels like sacrilege to not like this staple seasonal drink. But when I saw this Pumpkin Spice Latte cut file, it was too cute to not use on a layout!
 I firstly started by cutting the Pumpkin Spice Latte cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. I used several scraps of orange patterns to back the pumpkin and I used Paper 04 to back the cup - I love that deep pink pattern! I used white glitter paper from my stash to back the whipped cream and I used vellum to back the rest of the cup to give the look of a plastic lid.

For some extra interest on my background I was inspired by the cut file to create my own faux coffee cup stains. I used brown watercolour to paint the bottom of a coffee cup which I then stamped onto my paper and then added splatters to create a more authentic coffee stained look.

For my title I used the navy alphas (from the Pick-Me-Up collection) to spell out ‘pumpkin spice is really not nice’ which is a play on the phrase ‘pumpkin spice and everything nice’! I drew and cut out a speech bubble from Paper 06 to pop the title on, which I placed next to my photo. To embellish, I used a combination of Ephemera Die CutsCardstock Stickers, and Puffy Stickers. I also placed a 2" strip of Paper 18 across the bottom of my layout which I felt grounded the design and made everything come together nicely.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you check out Paige’s cut files for more inspiring designs!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL; Thickers: PICK-ME-UP; Die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3white cardstock; Cut file: Pumpkin Spice Latte by Paige Evans
Location: England / Blog: Hey Elsie Instagram: @heyelsie_ / Facebook: Elsie Robinson / YouTube: Elsieeee / Pinterest: heyelsie


  1. Love love love this! LOVING that face with the title and loving the cup and coffee stains!!!!!

  2. I love, love, love this. Elsie !! And I so agree.....pumpkin spice is really not nice , not fond of them myself . Super cute layout!!

  3. Your layouts are so fun and full of charm Elsie. I wholeheartedly agree, "pumpkin spice is really not nice". LOL, that's a fab title. xK

  4. Pumpkin Spice isn't really a "thing" here in England so I don't know whether I would like it or not. However, I do like your layout! the coffee cup rings behind are inspired and everything goes so well together. I also like the stitched details.


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