Guest Designer | Jennifer Cain

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Hello! My name is Jennifer Cain you can find me on Instagram @scrappincain. I am so excited to be sharing these amazing layouts with you all today. I was so happy when Paige asked me to be guest designer using her cut files. My goal for scrapbooking is to always show off the photos and tell a story. My journaling is private and added at a later date. I usually use strips of paper and type out my journaling but not all layouts get journaling either. I scrapbook a smaller size then the popular 12x12 design. I scrapbook 8 1/2x11 layout design including double page layouts and I also turn my layout so it's landscape design. I am sharing a variety of layouts today using Paige's cut files and a variety of her collections.

Wonders is an amazing collection of all the colors. I knew I wanted to use these large tags from Paper 12 and I chose this smaller size cut file Think Happy Thoughts. I printed four black & white photos of my son and I created this beautiful double page layout. I cut the tags apart and mixed and match them to create new tags. I added ribbon and string to the tags. For my background I used Shimmerz paints in matching colors. Going in rainbow order except green. I wasn't really using green so I didn't include it. I used the days of the week and tiny hearts from the Cardstock Stickers in tone-on-tone color adding a gold one and a gem from my stash.

My youngest son loves dinosaurs. This "RAWR" was the perfect cut file with tiny dinosaurs walking across it. I used the beautiful Truly Grateful collection. The blues and greens were my favorite. The floral background paper was painted lightly with white acrylic paint. I didn't want to completely cover up the flowers, I wanted it toned down to highlight the photos and the cut file. I used a mix of green patterns to back the dinosaurs and blue paper to back the letters. Cutting the file in black helped it pop of the background. I added in the three photos of my son rawring, something he loves to do. I added puffy stickers all around. The white Monstera Leaf to the left and right is also a cut file.

This layout started with my favorite paper in the Go the Scenic Route collection, Paper 10 with the beautiful mandalas in blues, light green, and purple tones. I used the colorful Paper 21 to back the cut file "Snug as a Bug in a Rug" with 2x2 inch squares in a mix of blues, purples, and green. I used rub ons and a few stickers from the Whimsical collection for the tone-on-tone details on the letters. A couple of stickers from Go the Scenic Route and gems from my stash finish up this page!

This layout started with this blue pattern paper. It looked like a quilt. But I saw the x's in the pattern. I decided to fussy cut them. When I think of skating I think of the Xgames. So using blues and greens with in the Wonders collection. I used the two green tags from Paper 12 leftover from the first layout. One was used to back the cut file "Skate, Skate, Skate" along with two other papers. The other was used on the right side of the layout. I cut three additional tags from the 2x2 Paper PadsWhite acrylic paint splatters on the black background along with white paint around the edge add contrast. Final details were placing tiny stars in white, green, and blue along with a mix of sequins in matching colors.

Sometimes simple is best. I love this mix media like Paper 10 from Bloom Street that I used for the background. Another favorite is the heart Paper 6. I used the back side of the heart paper to back the M's in the cut file "Mom". I colored the cut file with a gold Shimmerz and also lightly splattered it on the background. The chipboard pieces are from the Whimsical collection, so are the tiny hearts and strips under the hearts.

I love a black cardstock cut file and this one is a favorite of mine. I sized the Sunburst cut file to fit my 8 1/2x11 layout. I used the Horizon collection to back the sections. I used playfoam to pop up the black letters and added a puffy sticker on top of the letters. I used white acrylic paint to add splatters - I did it twice. The first time I used more water so it was light. Then I did it again but used less water. I put white paint on the edge of each letter for contrast.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check out all my other projects on instagram @scrappincain and visit Paige's Etsy shop to see all her cut files!

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