Happy Halloween Layout by Missy Whidden

Saturday, October 31, 2020

 Hey friends! Happy Halloween! Missy Whidden here with a fun Halloween layout featuring Paige’s Happy Halloween cut file and her Go the Scenic Route collection. This adorable cut file is part of Paige’s 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files. I cut it on textured white cardstock and then used patterned papers to back the letters. I went with bright colors to match my photos and those papers are Paper 2Paper 6Paper 24, and a few from the 12x12 Paper Pad. I used Paige’s Star Confetti Stencil on the background, which is also textured white cardstock. I coated it with clear gesso first and then used some black, gray, and dark blue Shimmerz to create a dark and spooky effect. I went over the stencil with modeling paste to create some fun textured stars.

Backing a cut file is quite simple. I love it because you can choose exactly which smaller part of the paper you want to use. After completing all the letters, I added adhesive foam behind it to raise it up off the page. I cut the pumpkin from Paper 24 and popped it up. I added the SMILE detail from the Puffy Phrase Thickers. I didn’t want to add too much more to the actual cut file since I love how it looked as is against the background.

I used a few punches to add stars around the bottom of the page, which I punched from the same papers used before. I cut these cute hearts from the 6x8 Paper Pad and layered Ephemera Die Cuts behind my photos. I popped the photos up and tucked in a few colors of tangled thread beneath them for added color & texture.

I mixed & matched embellishments here at the bottom to complete the page. I used a Cardstock Sticker, a Puffy Word Sticker, and a Puffy Phrase Thickers. I wanted to bring all the colors down to this area and the punched stars helped with that.

I hope this inspires you to create something spooktacular today! If you’d still like to get your hands on the 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files, go HERE. This was so fun to put together and I loved using nontraditional colors & embellishments on a Halloween layout! Thanks for stopping by and have wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgessomodeling paste; Cut file: Happy Halloween by Paige Evans; Stencil: Star Confetti
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Stitching Fun Layout by Anita Bownds

Friday, October 30, 2020

Hi there crafty friends, Anita Bownds here and I’m super excited to share a layout using Go the Scenic Route - it’s such a beautiful collection with all the pretty colors and I wanted to document my counted cross stitch that that I love doing.
I started with white cardstock trimmed down on two sides to mat on a mint floral/bird paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad and adhered it down. Then with my Silhouette Cameo I cut out Paige's Embroidery Hoop cut file and Leaf cut file from white cardstock. Then I cut out one of the Layered Flowers from a yellow paper in the 12x12 Paper Pad. I used a blue paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad to back the Leaf. I then backed the Embroidery Hoop with Paper 16 and Paper 22 and added it to the center of the layout, popped up on foam tape.
I matted my photo on papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad and tucked it just underneath the edge of the heart, then I added the Layered Flowers and placed Chipboard Stickers on the centers and adhered them down. I then fussy cut flowers from Paper 18 and tucked them around the flowers. I also tucked in the Leaf underneath each cluster.
I added a few fussy cut flowers tucked underneath the bottom of my photo and one on the corner. I then tucked a tag from the Ephemera Die Cuts in the photo layers and added a Puffy Phrase Thickers to the bottom of the photo. I added a big title going around the top left side of the hoop using the Foam Thickers, a Puffy Phrase Thickers, and a few hearts also from the Puffy Phrase Thickers.
I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Embroidery HoopLayered Flowers, and Leaf by Paige Evans
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
YouTube: Anita B / Pinterest: Anita Bownds

Bags Mini Album by Stefanie Ried

Thursday, October 29, 2020

   Hi friends, Stefanie Ried here sharing a new mini album created with Go the Scenic Route!

Do you collect tickets, notes, and bills from your vacations? Up to now mine were are all collected in a box. Some of them are already in mini albums, but most of them haven't found their right place yet.  Therefore it was on my to-do list for a long time that I would make a suitable album with pockets where I can keep them nicely sorted. While sorting out the vacations, memories came up again. A little vacation feeling on the scrap table is not bad, is it?

First I created 10 bags in rainbow colors. I wanted to use as much patterned paper as possible. On the photo you can see the dimensions of the bags.

I chose embellishments to match the bags such as Chipboard Stickers and Cardstock Stickers. I used different travel motifs from Go the Scenic Route. But Floral Die Cuts were also not to be missing :)

For the binding I made an accordion fold from white cardstock and glued the bags to it so you can open the pockets in the album easily and still have enough space.

For the spine I used the Acrylic Stamps and with embossing powder I stamped onto vellum. Later I glued it between the two book covers.

Here are some more detail pictures:

I hope you like my idea for storing your travel documents, tickets, ephemera, and more! Thanks for looking!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, charms, stamps, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried

Leaf Background Layout by Paige Evans

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Hey there! I'm here today to share with you my second layout that appeared in the Fall 2020 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine which you can download and browse for free! It features my Leaf Background cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection along with a mini leaf punch.
 To start, I had my Silhouette Cameo cut out the Leaf Background cut file from white cardstock. While it was cutting I punched an entire sheet of the colorful patchwork B-side of Paper 21 with a mini leaf punch. Then I folded and creased the tiny leaves to give them more texture and dimension.
 I lightly adhered the leaf background onto a light yellow cardstock background and machine stitched around the border to attach it in place permanently. The cut file has little leaves all across it and I simply covered them up with the punched paper leaves - adding them in a random rainbow order to create an overall super colorful page.
 Next I added a photo off-center and placed a yellow "amazing" Puffy Word Sticker at the top in the white space. I tucked a yellow "where to next" perforated sentiment from the Ephemera Die Cuts under the top edge of the photo and placed a globe Chipboard Sticker overlapping the right edge. A few lines of journaling with a blue pen below the photo finishes up this layout!
 I hope this layout inspires you to grab my Leaf Background cut file and Go the Scenic Route collection to create this page as well as download the Fall 2020 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for tons of inspiration! Thanks for stopping by!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers: GO THE SCENIC ROUTESewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clarkmini leaf punch; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameowhite cardstock; Cut file: Leaf Background by Paige Evans

November Planner Dashboard by Mik Godinho

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

  Hi friends! It’s Mik from Papermiks here today! There’s something I always say: Paige's cut files are versatile, and I love the possibilities that they provide us. Today I'll show you how I used the wonderful Go the Scenic Route collection and the Thanksgiving Subway Art cut file to make my November dashboard.

Upon opening the Thanksgiving Subway Art cut file, you will see 10 rows of words that can be used as a single cut or can be separated. Here, I separated the word “November” and used it to cut my dashboard. I created a 9x7” rectangle and on the right side, inside it, I placed the word “November” then cut it on my Silhouette Cameo.

To make my background I used Paper 10 twice. The blue side was first. Then I cut a piece to 9½x7¼" and the November word. For the second, I cut all squares and used 6 to decorate my dashboard.

I glued the blue side of Paper 10 and the “November” on my cardstock and started embellishing the dashboard. Now the fun starts! I really love this part. Ephemera Die CutsFlag PaperclipsWashi Tape, and Cardstock Stickers are a planner girl’s best friend.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from this idea and enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

 Patterned papers, stickers, washi tape, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Thanksgiving Subway Art by Paige Evans
Location: Bolivia / Instagram: @papermiks / Facebook: mik.godinho.papermiks 

Layout by Maija Männistö

Monday, October 26, 2020

Hi friends, Maija Männistö here to share a fall layout made with Go the Scenic Route. With the lovely and bright colors of this collection it is easy to create a super fun fall layout! We recently had a family photoshoot, first time in fall and surrounded by colorful leaves. So this inspired me for this layout and I chose Paige's Large Leaf cut file to fill the whole page. I wanted to add lots of color and patterned papers to page so I made 2 inch strips of different patterned papers from the 12x12 Paper Pad and then cut them with fringe scissors. I love the dimensional look this brings!
I glued the strips onto a 12x12 paper and then adhered the paper with the cut out on top of it with foam tape. This gives the frills a little more room and makes the layout even more dimensional. And to really emphasize the leaf I chain stitched around it with white thread. I really do love adding stitching to my projects, you might have noticed that by now!
For embellishments, I placed them around the photo, leaving the focus on the leaf. I chose few pieces from the Chipboard Stickers and placed them behind the photo to get the photo mounted a bit higher. This allowed me to easily attach a Flag Paperclip on the photo. Then I added even more of the Chipboard Stickers - they might just be my favorite embellishments in this collection! I also added a journaling piece with the pretty circles from the Ephemera Die Cuts behind the photo. And to finish off this cluster of embellishments I added the "better together" sentiment from the Puffy Phrase Thickers.
For the title, I wanted a double meaning and went with the phrase "I keep on FALLing for you". A little pun never hurt anyone, right?! I emphasized the "FALL" by using the Foam Thickers and then hand lettered around it.
Thank you so much for stopping by today, have a lovely and crafty day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, flag paperclip, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTE; white cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Large Leaf by Paige Evans

Location: Finland / Blog: Mai Makings / Instagram: @maimakings / YouTube: Mai Makings / Pinterest: Mai Loves

Totally 80s Layout by Missy Whidden

Sunday, October 25, 2020

 Hey friends! Missy Whidden here with a fun Halloween layout using Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection and one of the cut files from her 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files. I was so excited to use the Bats cut file to document this cute photo of my girls in their 80s costumes. These colors were perfect for a non-traditional Halloween color scheme. I cut the bats on textured white cardstock. I used Paper 21 to fill in the bat shapes by tracing them on different parts of the paper. I fussy cut them and then placed them back in their places on top of the cut file. I glued the actual cut file down flat onto the background and popped up the bats with adhesive foam to give them some dimension. I used beautiful Paper 13 for the background which really make the colors pop.

To jazz up the background, I smudged white gesso over the area behind the cut file from top to bottom. I used a few different blue Shimmerz sprays to create a pretty dark navy blue area. I love how all the bright rainbow colors pop against it. I added white acrylic paint splatters as well. Before I attached the bats, I distressed the edges a bit to create a fun texture. I embellished mostly around the photo using Cardstock Stickers and small hearts that I fussy cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad.

I used the colorful Foam Thickers for part of my title and paired it with some of the dark blue Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection… a perfect match! This cute leopard print heart is a Cardstock Sticker and the orange ticket is from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I also added in a bit of colored thread in a few places. I used a few of the inside bat pieces as embellishments as well. I used matching gelatos to add a bit of color then placed a few of them around the page.

I think the curve of this cut file makes it really easy to place a photo. It practically creates the layout for you and I love that about cut files. This cut file has a lot of possibilities and it was a lot of fun making a Halloween layout using bright sunny colors. It’s fun to think outside the box and get creative! These bats would look cute in any colors, and you could do the opposite of what I did and pop the cut file up higher than the bats. Or back the cut file or use it as a stencil… the ideas just keep coming!

I hope this inspires you in some way! Halloween is such a fun holiday to scrap and I can’t wait to see how you use Paige’s 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files! Have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstockDistress Oxidesgessowhite acrylic paint; Cut file: Bats from the 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files by Paige Evans
Blog: littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com // Instagram: @missywhidden // Pinterest: @missywhidden
Facebook: missy.whidden // YouTube: Missy Whidden

Pumpkin Art Journal Page by Paula Fiihr

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Hello and happy October! Paula Fiihr here and today is all about pumpkins 🎃This Pumpkin cut file from Paige is my absolute favorite - and it was perfect for this layout.

I cut the Pumpkin from Paper 7 and then used the back side to fill in two of the pumpkin pieces. Before glueing it down, I used Paige’s Polka Dots Stencil with Distress Oxides as a quick background. I then added some green messy embroidery floss above the pumpkin just for fun! The rest of the page came together really quickly. The photo of my family with their pumpkins from last year was sewed onto a bit of paper and made into a pocket. Two pieces of Ephemera Die Cuts made nice little tags to slip inside for journaling. I clustered a piece of a ticket and a tab from the Ephemera Die Cuts, a flower, and a circle punch up top. The Floral Die Cuts throughout the page look so great with the pumpkin I think! The words are from the Puffy Phrase Thickers and fit both the picture and my art journal page. It is important to play a little everyday! I finished the page off with some Washi Tape and a few random drops of white acrylic paint.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, washi tape, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite acrylic paint; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut file: Pumpkin by Paige Evans
Location: Texas, USA / Instagram: @psplannergirl / Pinterest: pfiihr / Facebook: Paula Fiihr

Mallorca Layout by Stefanie Ried

Friday, October 23, 2020

  Hi friends, Stefanie Ried here! For my next layout I used the beautiful doilies from the Go the Scenic Route papers. In combination with the colors I immediately thought of summer, sun, and the sea. So I looked for a suitable photo in my drawer. I liked this photo from our vacation on Mallorca very much and it fits perfectly. Although it was only a year ago, it seems like it was ages ago. What a crazy time. Such moments are all the more special.

I first worked on the background with Pastel Dreams watercolors in different shades of blue and green. Then I fussy cut the doilies. To avoid them lying flat on the layout, I curled the points with a thin brush. This gives them more dimension.

On the colored background I put a crumpled vellum and sewed it with the sewing machine. Then I added the thread. The beads and sequins I threaded with a needle. To fix them I first used mini glue dots and additionally liquid, clear glue. It takes some time until everything lies nicely on the layout. But it worked out quite well :)

Thanks for coming by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, charms embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Pastel Dreams watercolors
Blog: steffiried.blogspot.com / Instagram: @steffiried / Pinterest: @steffiried / Facebook: stefanie.ried.96 YouTube: Steffi Ried
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