You Make My Heart Happy Layout by Phil Donahue

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hi crafty friends! Phil Donahue here back again sharing another project using Paige's ever-inspiring Splendid collection and her "You Make My Heart Happy" cut file from the 12 Days of Love Cut Files she released in February 2022. This bundle is super versatile and works for nearly any occasion or layout!

For my layout, I predominantly featured Paper 13, which is my favorite paper from Splendid, to document my favorite photos of my niece and me. Both sides of Paper 13 are insanely inspiring to me so I knew I had to showcase both. Isn't it always the case that you love both sides of the same paper? Because I was featuring black & white photos, I decided the majority of the background should be the rainbow B-side. However, this background would also be amazing if Paper 13 were used in the inverse to feature colorful photos. I cut a straight line to seperate each color row then curled and adhered each at various lengths based on the size of the cut file and placement of the photos which revealed the contrasting black & white floral A-side. I used the B-side from Paper 1 to make up for the missing remainder of the 12x12 sized page. I backed the cut file with three patterned papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad plus a sheet of vellum. From the paper pad, I used versions of the rainbow dot and black & white florals along with a colorful, gold-foiled floral with a black backdrop. Embellishments were kept at a minimum to better showcase the cut file and photos; simply using fussy-cut black & white/gold-foiled florals along with gold hearts from the Cardstock Stickers.

I hope you find some inspiration in this post! Thanks for stopping by!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstock; Cut file: You Make My Heart Happy by Paige Evans

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  1. What an amazing design idea to roll the paper at the end !! Love that and the way you backed the cut file !! Bravo Phil :)


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