Painting the Roses Red Layout by Shimelle

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

As our snow started to melt and we had a brief morning of blue skies, we decided it was time for a trip to Wonderland! Hello friends - it's Shimelle here today and we are painting the roses red and scrapbooking it all!  I'm using Paige's String Art Heart cut file and a sprinkling from several of Paige's paper collections, perfect for making space in my stash for Wonders very soon!

I started by cutting the String Art Heart cut file from white cardstock on my Silhouette Cameo as well as printing two portrait photos just smaller than 3x4". Now I will admit this cut file would look absolutely amazing backed with a variety of papers between all those spaces, but my patience level sometimes says otherwise. I love this look for these photos - backed with just one sheet of paper, all in red. The background here is a pale pink B-side from one of Paige's earliest collections and the red behind the string heart is Paper 17 from Turn the Page. I added the photos in the bottom right corner, overlapping the edge of the heart, with one stuck flat in the background and the foreground photo popped up with foam squares.

The journaling box is actually a 'packing list' die cut from Go the Scenic Route, just turned upside down.  The index tabs along the edges of both photos are from that same Ephemera Die Cuts pack. The other embellishments gathered here include a range of collections: floral stickers from the Bloom Street sticker book, the tree sticker from Truly Grateful, and photo frame and chipboard pieces from Pick-Me-Up.

At the top left corner of the heart, there's another grouping of embellishments taken from the same products - stickers and chipboard pieces. The title follows the line of the heart with my favourite mini foam Thickers. I finished it with a bit of gold mist following the diagonal from the top left to bottom right, but you could create a similar path of motion across the page with small enamel dots or gems if you prefer to keep everything dry when you're crafting.

You can watch this whole page come together in this video:

Thanks so much for taking a look at my project from Wonderland today! I hope you stay on the right side of the Queen of Hearts by scrapbooking with plenty of heart shapes. Which of Paige's beautiful heart cut file designs will you use next?

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, enamel dots, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEBloom Street, Truly GratefulPick-Me-UpTurn the PageOh My Heartwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: String Art Heart by Paige Evans
Location: London / Blog: Shimelle / Instagram: @shimelle / Facebook: Shimelle / YouTube: Shimelle Laine / Pinterest: glittershim


  1. Love this heart layout! Great photos!

  2. I love how the single color backing puts emphasis on the beautiful cut file design! Cute layout!

  3. I really like the cut file backed by one patterned paper — still gives it a lot of impact due to its size and allows the cute photo to get some attention, too.

  4. what a beautiful layout! Love this cut file!

  5. Love this layout. Shimelle always makes the cut files so approachable.


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