Explore Layout by Zsoka Marko

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 Hello there crafters, Zsoka Marko here today and I hope you guys are doing well! Can you believe it's the last day of September already?! It's insane how months just fly by. When I saw the new Go the Scenic Route collection the paper that caught my eye first was the rainbow squares B-side of Paper 21! Right away I thought I'd need to cut some shapes from it once I get my hands on it. So here we are! I went with one of my favorite shapes (after circles): hexagons.
The size of this punch is perfect for this paper! I punched out all my hexagons then spent some time distressing the edges. I don't distress often - I prefer nice, clean edges in most cases, but I needed some dimension and texture here. I don't own a distressing tool, I used to use my nails back when I started scrapbooking haha! These days I use my Tim Holtz scissors (literally the best scissors out there) to do this, because one side is serrated so it does a great job with minimal effort.
I then played around with placement - more often than not, I end up arranging my hexagons like this, scattered around the page. I wanted to make sure they are grouped by colors too. I didn't have enough dark blue and since it's my favorite color, I just needed to add more - hence the blue spot Paper 19 (which by the way comes with a navy foiled look in the 6x8 Paper Pad, unfortunately I didn't have it back when I made this layout - that navy foil is absolutely gorgeous!). Once I was satisfied with the look, I started to glue things down onto my background paper. I chose the white ledger B-side of Paper 12 so the colors pop more. I had to turn it upside down because there was a blue text in the top left corner which I wanted to cover up - originally, I didn't have hexagons in that corner. In hindsight, I really didn't need to do this but hey, it's easy to be wise after the event ha! I alternated between liquid and foam adhesive to create a bit of variation and dimension. I layered tissue paper behind my photo, then glued it down. I tucked in labels from the Ephemera Die Cuts here and there and added a Chipboard Sticker geotag on top of my picture.
I kept my embellishing at a minimum - I mainly used Chipboard Stickers and a few Ephemera Die Cuts. I love adding lots of embellishments, but lately I'm having trouble doing so on my boys' layouts - it's a whole new experience scrapping a tween! I used to make such sweet, colorful and fun layouts for my little boy but now that he is so big, I struggle, there's no doubt about it! Awww time, will you please stop?! Finally, I added my date and wrote up my journaling. Done!
I hope you like this colorful layout and I could inspire you in some small way! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back with another post soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE
Blog: apocketfullofscrap.blogspot.com // Instagram: @zsoka_marko // Facebook: Zsoka Marko // YouTube: Zsoka Marko

Happiness is Here Layout by Brianna Lepper

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 Hey friends! Brianna Lepper here today sharing my first scrapbook layout using Paige’s new collection Go the Scenic Route. My first project using this collection was a trio of cards and it was so fun to create a 12x12 layout this go around! Here’s my layout:
I was completely inspired by Paige’s Triangles Background cut file! First, I cut it on a piece of textured white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted it to be the base for my layout with everything else built right on top of it. After it was finished cutting, I got to work on backing the majority of the cut file using papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I purposely left a few of the triangle spaces open and not backed so that I could embellish and add little bits in them.
I then popped the entire cut file up on some foam tape and adhered it to a piece of blue cardstock from my stash. Next, I got to work on fussy cutting some florals to be tucked into the spaces that I had left open. I chose a few floral papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad since they were on a smaller scale and were the perfect size. Look how cute they are all tucked in and layered together! The colors in this collection are so vibrant and gorgeous! I mean, give me all of the heart eye emojis please! Next, I layered an Ephemera Die Cut under my photo along with some paper scraps. To secure them together and to also give it a fun touch, I added one of the Flag Paperclips and a Cardstock Sticker underneath.
For my title, I used one of the Puffy Phrase Thickers. I love that the orange just pops on top of that blue foiled patterned paper! I also made sure to add foam tape under some of the flowers around my page to give them a little lift. Lastly, I added a few bits of tangled thread in three of the clusters to give the whole layout a new layer of texture.
That wraps up my layout! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way today! There was a lot of fussy cutting for this layout and if you’re a fan of fussy cutting, there are tons of elements in the Go the Scenic Route collection to cut out! It really helps stretch your stash and allows you to create so many more projects with the collection! Have a great week and I’ll see you in my next post!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, flag paperclip, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Triangles Background by Paige Evans
Location: Louisiana, USA / Blog: I Love Paper Blog / Instagram: @briannalepper / Facebook: Brianna Nichole
YouTube: Brianna Lepper / Pinterest: Brianna Lepper

Layered Flowers Layout by Paige Evans

Monday, September 28, 2020

I have a layout up on the American Crafts blog today featuring my 5 Layered Flowers cut files and Go the Scenic Route collection!
 To begin, I went through all of the Go the Scenic Route papers and put them into piles of like colors - I ended up with a pile of dark pink, orange, yellow, blue, and light pink. I did have to supplement the yellows with a few papers from my previous collections to get 6 different yellows.
 Then I enlarged each of my 5 Layered Flowers cut files so the largest flower was just under 5" (enlarge all of the flowers at the same time to ensure proper proportions are maintained). I die cut the flowers from the monochromatic patterned papers, one flower per color.
 Then I spent some time distressing the edges of all the flowers with a pair of fine-tipped scissors as well as my fingernails and I creased the petals to create realistic dimension. I attached all of the flower layers and centers together with dabs of liquid glue and let them dry.
 I chose the colorful butterfly B-side of Paper 3 for my background and placed the finished flowers in a wreath design. The leaves are die cut from from the green map Paper 5 and it's from one of my other Layered Flower cut files. I also distressed the leaves, creased them, and then tucked them underneath the flowers.
 A photo of Jane sits in the middle of the wreath, partially tucked under some of the flower petals, so it's incorporated into the overall design. The title is "HAPPY" from the Ephemera Die Cuts and "day" from the Puffy Phrase Thickers. I journaled with a blue pen on a round, blue journaling spot Ephemera Die Cut, stamped the date on it as well, then tucked it into the blue flower.
I hope this layout inspires you to grab my my 5 Layered Flowers cut files and Go the Scenic Route collection to create a similar page!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, sticker: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: 5 Layered Flowers and Leaf by Paige Evans

Circle Accordion Mini Album by Amber Mitchell

Sunday, September 27, 2020

 Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you this fun mini album I created to document some older fall memories.
I created this cute accordion mini using the Truly Grateful collection and Paige's Circle Accordion Mini Album cut file.
I was so excited when September finally rolled around as that means autumn weather is just around the corner! This being my favorite time of year meant it was time to break out the fall-themed craft supplies! The Truly Grateful collection is so perfect for documenting this time of year. The colors are autumnal while still being vibrant and fun!
I created this mini album by first resizing the Circle Accordion Mini Album cut file to fit within an 8.5x11" margin. Once all my pieces were cut, I added machine stitching for detail and then assembled the cut file. For more room, I actually cut this file twice and just adhered them together end to end. Since this file makes an accordion album, you can't even tell it was two separate pieces and I love how chunky it makes the album look when finished!
To embellish this album, I used a mixture of physical and pieces from the Truly Grateful Digital Collection. I used the Print and Cut feature on my Cricut to create some smaller die cuts from the digital collection. I layered these up with some of the physical products like the Thickers and the Wooden Buttons for texture and dimension.
Once all of the photos and embellishments were added, I printed journaling and cut it into strips. I then glued these strips into the empty spaces throughout the album. This is a technique that I’ve picked up from Paige and I love how it adds to the overall handmade look of the album.
The final touches to add were, of course, some charms and tassels! I created fringe tassels that I embellished with hand-painted beads and charms from my stash. I slipped these onto a paper clip and added that to the cover. I used rolled flowers I created using Paige’s Rolled Flowers cut file to hold this paper clip in place by just gluing them down on top of it. This added more flair to the cover while preventing the clip from sliding off.
Documenting fall memories is one of my favorite things to do this time of year, so thank you for stopping by to read about my project today! I’ll see you next time with another fun project, take care and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: TRULY GRATEFUL (Truly Grateful Digital Collection); Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: Circle Accordion Mini Album and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans
Location: California, USA / Blog: Happy Crafty Studio / Instagram: @bambidearr / YouTube: bambidearr / Pinterest: bambidearr

Lovely Day Layout by Anita Bownds

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hi there crafty friends, Anita Bownds here with you today sharing my first layout using the beautiful & bright Go the Scenic Route collection! It’s just perfect with all the colors and floral designs. My layout today features our kitty Luna who loves to sleep in odd positions, but really what kitty doesn’t?! It seems to be their thing most of the day and I absolutely love getting photos of her.
I started by cutting out the Heart Confetti Background cut file with my Silhouette Cameo using white cardstock then adhered it on a paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and Paper 6. Then using the Layered Flower and LeafLayered Flower and Leaf, and Layered Flowers cut files I cut out two different flower sizes in two colors using the 12x12 Paper Pad and light and dark blue leaves and arranged them across the bottom of the layout and a few at top left hand side.
I then matted my photo strip on paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and tucked Ephemera Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers to add to the layers. Using a mini heart punch I added mini hearts in the centers of the flowers along with a few Chipboard Sticker hearts in the same color from the Chipboard Stickers.
I then added my title using the beautiful colored Foam Thickers and a few butterflies from the Ephemera Die Cuts and Cardstock Stickers. Next I punched out a few little flowers to add pops of color around the clusters of flowers. To finish off the layout I tucked a few little flowers and leaves from the Floral Die Cuts.
I hope you have enjoyed my pretty floral inspiration today and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Cut files: Heart Confetti BackgroundLayered Flower and LeafLayered Flower and Leaf, and Layered Flowers by Paige Evans; white cardstock
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

Wild and Free Layout by Missy Whidden

Friday, September 25, 2020

Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a new layout featuring Paige’s gorgeous new Go the Scenic Route collection. I can’t get enough of all the gorgeous rich colors! I also used Paige’s Wild & Free cut file and her Leopard Print Stencil. I went with a rainbow color scheme again because I couldn’t narrow it down…haha. I wanted to create a “wild” theme to match my wild child, so I chose the cut file to use as a large title element. I cut it on textured white cardstock and then traced the letters on Paper 21 and cut them out. I popped the cut file up off the page with adhesive foam and placed the rainbow letters inside each space creating a shadow effect. I used thick smooth white cardstock as the base and I coated it with clear gesso first. I used modeling paste over the Leopard Print Stencil. Once that dried, I used a mix of Distress Oxides and Shimmerz to create matching watercolor areas.
The paste creates such a fun and bumpy texture and it’s so neat to watch the colors spread over and around it. I tried to create a tone-on-tone effect with the letters and the background. I fussy cut several smaller butterflies from the 6x8 Paper Pad as well as a cute little bird. I also used several Cardstock Stickers and a flower from the Ephemera Die Cuts.

I wanted some cute animals on this page and the birds are just gorgeous! I added a few from the Cardstock Stickers right on top of the cut file. The bright colors just pop right off the page. I love the watercolor feel from Paper 21.

I created a small flower cluster down at the bottom on the blue area. These colors show up so nicely against the darker blues. I used a mix of a Cardstock Sticker, a Puffy Phrase Thicker, and several fussy cut flowers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I finished it off with some dark blue tangled thread.

I hope this inspires you in some way today! I honestly can’t get enough of the Go the Scenic Route collection and I am instantly inspired every time I pull it out. If you love rainbows, this collection is perfect and makes it very easy to create with that color scheme. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgesso; Cut file: Wild & Free by Paige Evans; Stencil: Leopard Print
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Home Office Layout by Migbell Guzman

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Hi everyone! Migbell Guzman here with a new layout that I have created with the Go the Scenic Route collection. This collection is beautiful with its different designs and vibrant colors. For this layout I chose Paige's Home Office cut file. We all have a favorite place at home and my scrapbook room is mine.
I cut the Home Office cut file out of white cardstock and backed it with papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. For the back of the chair I chose to center on a bird from Paper 15 and I embroidered around it with mint thread. The lamp, desk, the vases at both ends of the desk, and borders I used Paper 23 and added the backpack from the Cardstock Stickers next to the desk.

I decorated the pegboard with the butterfly paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad and the Enamel Dots. I cut out some of the elements from Paper 6 for the sticky notes and some to use as decorations. On the computer I used silver glitter cardstock. For the background, I used 12x12 and 11x11 white cardstock. On the 11x11 cardstock I made marks in straight lines with a scoring board. For the title I used Foam Thickers and Puffy Phrase Thickers.

I hope you enjoy this layout made with Go the Scenic Route and Paige's Home Office cut file!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, Thickers, stickers, enamel dots: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Home Office by Paige Evans
Location: Puerto Rico / Instagram: @migbellguzman / Facebook: Migbell Guzman

Happy Love Fun Layout by Paige Evans

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I have a new layout to share with you today using my Go the Scenic Route collection and Concentric Circles Background cut file!
I began by having the Silhouette Cameo draw (not cut), my Concentric Circles Background cut file with a pencil onto a piece of smooth white cardstock. While the machine was drawing, I used a flower punch to punch an entire sheet of the floral Paper 14.
I glued the flowers onto the drawn circles and then used a Brother sewing machine to stitch around the circles, changing the color of thread for each circle to add a rainbow of color.
I printed a photo into a 3 1/2" circle, trimmed around it leaving a white border, and adhered it to the center with foam squares. I added Puffy Word Stickers and a Puffy Phrase Thickers onto the photo and wrote journaling with a blue pen around the photo.
To finish I sprinkled almost an entire package of Enamel Dots around the background. All done!
I hope this layout makes you want to pick up my Go the Scenic Route collection and Concentric Circles Background cut file! Have an awesome day!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: GO THE SCENIC ROUTESewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Concentric Circles Background by Paige Evans

Cut and Fold Butterflies Journal Page by Mik Godinho

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Hi friends! It’s Mik from Papermiks back here! Paige's cut files are so versatile that today I'll show you how I used the Cut and Fold Butterflies Card cut file to make a background for my journal. There are many ways to organize our memories, and one of them is what we call a “memory planner”. How do you plan for a memory? I use traveler notebooks as a memory planner and I love it! I like to make whole pages about moments that were very important to me, like this one.
For this page I used two cut files and the wonderful Go the Scenic Route collection. I used the Cut and Fold Butterflies Card cut file for the background and the Flower Border cut file to decorate the corner of the page.

Floral Die Cuts and Puffy Thickers are a planner girl’s best friends and give a happy touch to our special moments.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Cut and Fold Butterflies Card and Flower Border by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 
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