We Are Better Together Layout Layout by Kelly Daye

Friday, January 31, 2020

Hello friends, it’s Kelly Daye, here with a rainbow Valentine layout using one of my favorite collections by Paige - Horizon. I do hope you’re not tired of seeing rainbow layouts because I’m just crazy for color. Maybe you noticed, ha!
My whole design stemmed from wanting to use Paige’s You Are Background cut file. I think it’s so dang cute with phrases like, "you are the peanut butter to my jelly," "the cheese to my macaroni," "the water to my ocean," and many more sweet and whimsical notes of adoration. As always, I used white cardstock and cut it on my Silhouette Cameo. Paper 12 provided the perfect backing because of all the color that peeks through. I pretty much squealed when they came together. Do you get this excited?

Then, what else would there be on a Valentine page but a heart? The pretty rainbow heart is Paige’s Swirl Heart cut file and backed with glorious Paper 03. I wanted to surround the heart with a rainbow of sequins (from my stash) but didn’t want to cover up the outer white boarder of the heart. So I created a white backing, slightly bigger, using the offset feature in Silhouette Studio. I included holes for my stitching in the cut file so my sequins would be perfect. Sparkle and shine!

There’s a tiny heart opening in the very center of the Swirl Heart cut file and I tossed around some ideas to fill it. Maybe a shaker or some flowers laid beneath? I went through the 2x2 Paper Pads and found a very tiny "love you" in a pink heart - oh-so perfect! My rainbow infused heart was popped up with foam tape precisely over top so that it’s like a secret message waiting to be found.

I built up some colorful floral bouquets around my wedding photos using the Floral Die Cuts. Wow, you don’t quite notice the changes in yourself until you look at photos from 2001, ha! We’re still cute to each other though. My title is made using the Foam Mini Thickers from Paige’s Whimsical collection. You got tons in the set! Some of the butterflies are from both the Chipboard Stickers and some fussy cut from Paper 07. Finally, I splattered watered down white acrylic paint then dabbed on Prima Gold Paint and Stickles.

With that, I’ll wish you all a very happy Valentine’s celebration soon! See you again shortly!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, embellishments, die cuts: HORIZONFoam Mini ThickersWHIMSICALwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cut files: You Are Background and Swirl Heart by Paige Evans
 Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. Wow wow wow!! I love EVERYTHING about this! The sequins, the large rainbowed heart, the background, the tassel!! I just LOVE it ALL!!!

    1. Julie !!! You are just the loveliest gal. Thank you ever so much! I really think if you can use papers and things you love, it comes together much more easily. Horizon was that for me, the colours are like a sunny day. Have a wonderful weekend Julie xo K

  2. Hi! This is a masterpiece and I adore it. I'm going to try to make one just like it! However, I'm allergic to sewing machines, and you said you stitched the sequins together? Could you tell me how you did it? Thanks! ;-)


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