Italy Layout by Kelly Daye

Friday, October 2, 2020

 Hello, hello! Kelly Daye here with a new layout for Paige’s Silhouette Design Team. I’ve scrapped an amazing trip to Italy and our visit to Trevi Fountain in Rome. I’ve used Paige’s fabulous new Go the Scenic Route and Diamond Plant cut file
When I saw the Diamond Plant cut file, I imagined all the fun ways I could use it. It’s just one of the things I love about Paige’s cut files, they’re so versatile! Here is a look at just some of the ways the Diamond Plant cut file can be used:
If any of those designs appeal to you, go for it! After sizing the cut file for my design, I cut six out of white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo. Next, I used Pastel Dreams and Tropicals watercolors, to splatter the center of another piece of white cardstock used as my background. I was keen to use the colorful B-side of Paper 21. To make the paper-backing for the cut file, I released the compound path of the cut file and dragged away the outside edge. I cut out six and glued them to the white cut file. Easy breezy! I added foam tape and laid them like a star on my splattered background.
I’m completely smitten with all the gorgeous ephemera in this collection. The colors and images are so beautiful and inspiring. I began embellishing by creating a wreath in the center of my star with flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. To make a second layer of smaller flowers, I fussy cut a paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad and added them with foam tape. I wanted a couple of focal points within the wreath and chose the aqua bird and atlas from the Chipboard Stickers. I popped in a tiny phrase sticker, "You & Me", from the Cardstock Stickers.
I made the title ITALY with the Foam Thickers. Does it look like it’s floating over the wreath? The letters were placed on a small piece of clear acetate, one side is glued to the bird and the other side to a flower. Voila, magic! A few tiny Enamel Dots added the glitter I love along with some sequins from my stash. After a short look-see at my design, I fussy cut three hearts and a few mini blue flowers also from the 6x8 Paper Pad and glued them around the star. Since I always love an interesting border, I cut the whole design down to 11.25" square and taped it to the B-side of Paper 18 then finished it all off by chain stitching around the border with all six strands of white DMC embroidery floss. Then I stood back and said, “Yep, now I’m done”.  You just know, don’t you?
I hope you found a couple of ideas for your own beautiful creations! See you again soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Watercolors: Pastel Dreams and Tropicals; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Diamond Plant by Paige Evans
Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the colors!!!!

    1. Hello sweet Julie and thanks a bunch for your fabulous message!! 🥰❤️

  2. STUNNING layout! Love all of your ideas for using this cut file! I snatched it up from the Design Store!!

    1. Hi Judy ! So nice to find your fab message, thanks so much for visiting. Such a cool cut file hey? I'll be excited to see how you create with it. 🥰🌸🌼


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