Layout & Cards for Zsoka by Paige Evans

Saturday, September 18, 2021

My sweet & talented friend and Design Team member Zsoka Marko has a shop called A Pocket Full of Happiness and a group of crafters have come together to support her and her business! I made a layout and a set of cards, all featuring Zsoka's Metal Dies paired with Bungalow Lane!

For this first card, I die cut the Rainbow Background Die from Bazzill smooth white cardstock and used spray adhesive to attach it into a piece of the blue striped paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad. Then I die cut the rainbow 5 more times from 5 patterned papers (red is Paper 15, light pink and orange is from the 6x8 Paper Pad, yellow is Paper 8, and green is Paper 24) and did the inlay technique for the little paper pieces to create all the rainbows. I distressed the edges of the panel and machine stitched it onto a white cardstock card base. For some extra texture I created zigzag stitches with gold thread on the edges and then added three groups of white and clear enamel dots from my stash. To finish I added a "thankful" sentiment from the 8-Page Sticker Book with foam squares. 

The second card features the Fly Away With Me Die Set which includes two large and two small butterflies as well as the Thank You Die Set. I cut a set of butterflies from Paper 1Paper 9Paper 15, and Paper 20. I layered the 4 butterflies from each pattern together and machine stitched down the centers. I distressed the edges of a panel made from Paper 21 and machine stitched it onto a white cardstock card base. I die cut the Thank You Die Set from Bazzill textured white cardstock and inlaid it with Paper 6. I glued the four butterflies onto the card front, trimmed off any excess, then adhered the sentiment to the center with foam adhesive. To finish I added cream and pink enamel dots here & there.

The third card showcases the Love Letters Die Set. I actually made 5 variations of this same card with leftovers from the layout (keep scrolling to see it!). I die cut the Love Letters backings from Bazzill smooth white cardstock and the top layers from a multitude of Bungalow Lane patterned papers (this exact one is Paper 12). I glued the layers together with liquid adhesive. Like the previous cards, I distressed the edges of a paper panel (this is Paper 17), machine stitched it with white and gold thread onto a white cardstock card base, then added the letters with foam squares for dimension. I trimmed a tiny "YOU" word from a sticker in the 8-Page Sticker Book and added it under the "E". I tucked two gold foil leaf Foam Stickers into the letters and finished with three groups of white and clear enamel dots from my stash.

This love card using the Love Letters Die Set is exactly the same except the letters are die cut from Paper 4 and the patterned panel is Paper 17. Instead of foam leaf stickers I added gold foil transparency leaf stickers from the 8-Page Sticker Book. Now I have a bunch of "love you" cards in my stash to grab and send when I need to!

This card features Zsoka's Floral Doily Die Set and Hello Die Set. I was immediately reminded of sunflowers when I saw the Floral Doily Die Set so I went about cutting the pieces from yellow and brown/kraft patterned papers, namely Paper 7Paper 8Paper 11, and Paper 14. I backed the center pieces with Bazzill textured white cardstock before adhering them onto the larger flower part with foam adhesive for dimension. I trimmed a panel of the green Paper 5 and added the flowers at opposite corners. After I trimmed the excess flowers, I adhered a couple of the pieces back on the card edges. I love the way all the layered flowers look! Then I distressed the panel edges and machine stitched it onto a white cardstock card base. I die cut the Hello Die Set from Bazzill smooth white cardstock and inlaid it with Paper 21 before adding it with foam squares and liquid glue onto the card. To finish I added more clear and white enamel dots from my stash for a bit of interest.

Here is a look at all the cards with an alternate "LOVE" card. I can't pick a fave :)

Onto the layout!
I die cut over a dozen Love Letters from Bazzill smooth white cardstock and a bunch of Bungalow Lane patterned papers then pieced them together with liquid glue. I arranged them onto a light blue cardstock background at an angle with foam squares for dimension then trimmed off any excess. I splashed watered down white acrylic paint on top for another layer of interest.
I added a 4" square photo of Fox in the corner and added "YOU" Thickers above also at an angle to complete the title. I machine stitched through the Thickers to keep them in place permanently. To embellish I added a button Chipboard Sticker to almost every "O".
I tucked a journaling spot from the Ephemera Die Cuts under the left side of the photo and wrote on it with a blue pen. I added a light blue ric rac border sticker from the Cardstock Stickers under the photo so it looks like scallops. To finish I slid on a red Bird Paper Clip to the top right corner of the photo.

And just as a refresher, Zsoka and I did a fun collaboration together! She turned a couple of my cut files into metal dies: Floral Border and Floral Corner which you can also find in her Dies Shop! All of the details about these cards are on my blog post HERE.
I hope that you'll pop on over to Zsoka's A Pocket Full of Happiness shop and pick up a few items to show her some love and support - would mean the world to me and to her :) Let me know if you have any questions and I'll see you again in my next post!
Have a happy scrappy day!

1 comment

  1. This collab is 'meant-to-be' crafty magic. Each project, in your pretty Bungalow Lane feels warm and cozy and at the same time looks hip and fresh. I did have a favourite, the LOVE card in paper 4 & 17 is so pretty. I've looked at Zsoka's dies a number of times but the pound to the Canadian dollar is so strong :( I couldn't swing it. I need to look again !! Beautiful inspirations one and all. 💛K


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