Love 2 Wander Layout by Kelly Daye

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Hello, hello! Kelly Daye here to share my newest Silhouette Design Team layout for Paige. I’m taking you back with Paige’s very first collection, Fancy Free. It hit stores March 2016 and remains a favorite of mine. I fell in love with the colored transparencies in the ephemera package. It’s no longer in scrapbook stores, but you can buy the entire collection at AC Digitals and see Paige flip-thru of the collection on her YouTube. All the ephemera and patterned papers on my layout today are from Fancy Free.
I knew I wanted to feature the gorgeous transparent polaroid frames and thought it would look best on white to pop. But I also wanted some subtle color on the background and Paige's Faux Flower Background cut file was perfect! After cutting it out of white cardstock on my Cameo 3, I used my sewing machine to add a few vertical rows of white stitching, leaving the ends of the threads loose. I love the way all the colors of Paper 10 peek through but doesn’t overwhelm the transparent polaroid frames. To add a little more color and texture, I splattered with coordinating paints and a small brush. After taping the frames directly to the background, I popped up my photos in the openings with foam tape. I really love how you can see the cut file through the frames. The edge of my photos were distressed with a sanding block to reveal a bit of white then gilded with Silver Stickles. Guess what? I love sparkly things, ha!

My title is a combination of an ephemera tag, a puffy number, and a transparent word. ‘Love 2 Wander’ is a nod to where the photos were taken, Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, just off Canada’s west coast. It's a gardener's dream. And what’s a garden without pretty flowers? Mine are all made with Paige’s Layered Flower & Leaf cut files. All cut out with AC Pastels Cardstock and AC Tropicals Cardstock. I wanted the flowers to be several tones of the same color then topped each off with black centers to match the floral ephemeral in the collection. I left some open spaces here and there between the floral clusters so it wouldn’t look too busy. Some teeny-tiny fussy cut flowers from Paper 11 connected the spaces nicely.

A sprinkle of butterflies were made with three of the 2x2 squares from Paper 06. They’re made with one of the butterflies from Paige’s Butterflies Background cut file. Once the cut file was on my mat in Silhouette Design Studio, I released the compound path and copied one of the butterflies onto a 2nd mat. Then made two extra, each one being a bit smaller so all three could nest together. Finally, a ‘fence’ of silver metallic thread was chain stitched around the entire garden.

Good luck with your own gardens this summer! See you again soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, embellishments: FANCY FREEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Faux Flower BackgroundLayered Flower & LeavesButterflies Background
Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! I am LOVING the colors, the photos and all those GORGEOUS flowers!

    1. Hi Julie ! Happy summer and thank you for your fabulous message! Don't know if you've ever been to Butchart Gardens on on Vancouver Island. It's pretty spectacular! 🥰❤️🌸🌼


Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN