Where to Next? Layout by Heidi K. Lewis

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Hi folks! It’s Heidi K. Lewis here on the blog today to share a non-traditional 4th of July layout made with three Paige Evans cut files and the Wonders collection. Independence Day in the United States is usually associated with the colors of the American flag (red, white, and blue), but as I was watching the colorful fireworks that day, I felt inspired to make a colorful layout about the occasion.

To make this layout, I utilized three cut files to create a summer scene including the VW Bus & Palm Tree from the 20 Summer Cut Files 2020 and Where to Next? cut files, all available in Paige's Etsy shop. Since this layout uses a lot of cut files I decided to back each cut file with a single color to keep the layout from becoming too busy. I cut out the Where to Next? cut file out of Paper 6 and backed it with Paper 17. I cut out the Palm Treee cut file twice in two different sizes with the smaller image mirrored. Each Palm Tree is cut from Paper 6 and backed with Paper 20, which reminds me of fireworks. The dark colors of the palm trees make them look like silhouettes in the background. 

The VW Bus is cut from plain white cardstock and backed with a plain Magenta paper from the Project Pad at JoAnn. All of the backed cut files were arranged on Paper 11. I ripped a strip of Paper 14 and placed it on the bottom of the page to represent grass. Once all the cut files and my photo were arranged on the page, I started the embellishing process. Since the VW Bus was backed with a plain color, I decorated it with lots of embellishments to make it more interesting. I used metallic stickers from the 8-Page Sticker BookPuffy Stickers, and a heart Chipboard Sticker. Embellishing the VW Bus instead of backing it with different papers was a huge time-saver and turned out super cute! I'll definitely be using this technique again in the future! Next, I embellished the Where to Next? cut file with letters from the  8-Page Sticker Book. The words on the sign tell the story of activities I did to celebrate the 4th of July. Who knew cut files could be used for journaling?! The rest of the embellishments were used to fill negative space on the page and finish creating the summer scene. I used more clear stickers from the 8-Page Sticker Book, a Banner Sticker, and the Floral Die Cuts.

I hope this page inspires you to make a summer scrapbook layout with some of Paige's cut files and Wonders collection! Catch you later!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: WONDERSwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Cricut; Cut files: VW Bus & Palm Tree from the 20 Summer Cut Files 2020 and Where to Next? by Paige Evans

Location: Idaho, USA / Instagram: @heidi.k.lewis / Facebook: Heidi K. Lewis / Pinterest: klipheid09

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