Layered Hearts MemoryDex Cards

Friday, September 30, 2022

 At our Splendid Weekend back in July we hosted a MemoryDex card swap and it was AMA-ZA-ZING! So we decided to do another one for our Garden Shoppe Weekend coming up in November! Find all the details HERE.

These are the trays of MemoryDex cards for the swap from our Splendid Weekend. Such eye candy! Everyone got to take one home!
When I cut out the bases for the MemoryDex Trays for our upcoming Garden Shoppe Weekend, I also added 6 sizes of hearts (using my Layered Heart Cut File) onto the design in empty spaces so almost the entire 12x12 paper was filled with pieces to be cut out.
To make my cards, I layered all 6 sizes of hearts together, added a sentiment on top, stitched down the center, then glued them onto a heart-shaped MemoryDex card cut from thick white cardstock.
For texture and dimension I fluffed up all the layers - love those shadows and being able to see both sides of the patterned papers!
I've got 45 cards ready to go, made in a jiffy assembly line style! I sure do love my Silhouette Cameo without which this could have taken much longer :)
Let me know if you have any questions, hope to see you at our Garden Shoppe Weekend!!
SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: Garden Shoppe; Cut files: Layered HeartMemoryDex Tray & Cards by Paige Evans

Leaf Layout by Kelly Daye

Hi friends! Kelly Daye here with another layout using Paige’s beautiful new collection, Garden Shoppe. I’ve paired it with the Leaf from Paige’s 20 Fall Cut Files 2021. Speaking of bundles, I’m super excited for the 20 Days of Autumn Cut Files 2022 starting on November 1st!! Join us here and at Paige’s Happy Scrappy Place Facebook Group every day until November 20th for fun and creative inspiration!

I wanted to use this cut file because of all the paper and patterns I could incorporate on the left while hand stitching on the right. After paper backing and chain stitching with DMC embroidery floss, I trimmed off a bit of the leaf and added that bit back to the upper right. That gave me a nice space for photos and ‘all-the-pretty-things’. I added an offset of vellum to the back of the cut file before popping it up with foam squares onto Paper 19. It made a nice transition from the busy cut file to the colorful patterned paper.

The 6x8 Paper Pad gave me lots of choices for backing the cut file. Blue and yellow faux polaroid frames from Paper 16 provided a pretty place to add my 2x2” photos. There are so many sweet embellishments to build up your layers and add texture! I added Butterfly StickersCardstock StickersFoam Phrase StickersFloral Die Cuts, and Enamel Button Stickers all around my photos. I also used several items from the seemingly endless 8-Page Sticker Book. All the little things have my heart. I finished it off with tiny splatters of white acrylic paint, a bit of gold paint, and a few sequins from my stash!

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope this layout inspires you to check out Paige's 20 Fall Cut Files 2021 and the 20 Days of Autumn Cut Files 2022 along with her new Garden Shoppe collection!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEwhite acrylic paintgold paintsequins; Cut file: Leaf from Paige’s 20 Fall Cut Files 2021

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Leaf Layout by Jennifer Rambert

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Hello creative friends! Jennifer Rambert here with a new layout featuring Paige's new & gorgeous Garden Shoppe collection and her Large Leaf Cut File. I was eager to use this collection which is really perfect at this time of year!

I started by cutting out the Large Leaf from watercolor paper so I could paint the leaf with pink/orange/red and gold inks. I then glued the leaf to the center of my page with foam to bring dimension. I made big ink stains around the leaf. For the decorations I used mainly Floral Die Cuts, my guilty pleasure, and the flowers in this collection are really superb! I placed my children's picture in the center of the leaf slightly to the right and surrounded it with Floral Die Cuts and floral Cardstock Stickers. On the photo I also added flowers as well as the title "Smile" from the Foam Phrase Stickers. I cut out a few yellow phrases from the 6x8 Paper Pad that I placed on either side of the photo, on the flowers, and the title. I also added sentiment stickers from the 8-Page Sticker Book. A few leaves, copper hearts from the Foam Phrase Stickers, and splashes of white gesso completes this page!

I hope you liked this layout and can be inspired for a future project! This page is really what I expected. An autumnal and flowery page full of sweetness. Thank you for stopping by, I wish you a great creative day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPE by Paige Evans; white cardstockgesso; Cut file: Large Leaf by Paige Evans

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Jet Set Layout by Jackie Ashton

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hi friends! Jackie Ashton here with a new layout using the Paige's Jet Set Cut File and her new Garden Shoppe collection.

I used Paper 19 as my background and added Paper 7 on top,which I machine stitched to add extra texture. I cut the Jet Set Cut File from white cardstock and back it with Paper 4 then added foam to give it dimension before adding it do my page. I matted my photographs papers from the 6x8 Paper Pad. I love Paper 23 with all the phases - I cut a few out and used them on my page. I finished with embellishments from Ephemera Die Cuts8-Page Sticker Book, and Foam Phrase Stickers.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to check out Paige's cut files and Garden Shoppe collection!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEwhite cardstock; Cut file: Jet Set by Paige Evans

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Let it Grow Layout by Heidi Lewis

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Hi friends! Heidi Lewis here on the blog and I'm really excited to share my first Garden Shoppe layout paired with Paige's cut files today!
Whenever I need scrappy inspiration, I always turn to Pinterest. Today's layout was inspired by this fun & quirky beard illustration:
To recreate this illustration, I started with the Caps Cut File, which is part of the 30 Boy Cut Files Bundle. I backed the cut file with Paper 3Paper 4Paper 15Paper 19Paper 20Paper 22 and I used Paper 14 for the background. I wanted to utilize a minimal color palette like the original inspiration. Next, I made my own beard by arranging black cardstock leaves made with Paige's Leaves Cut File into a beard shape. I love the texture the leaves give to the beard! I printed a 3x4 photo of my husband holding our kitty Zeus. I layered embellishments from the Ephemera Die CutsFloral Die CutsCardstock Stickers, and 8-Page Sticker Book around my photo. I love using ephemera or stickers to cover up unsightly parts of my photo. The I-love-you sticker is hiding a ceiling fan lol. The main title was created with the Thickers and an Ephemera Die Cut. You know I can’t resist a good beard pun! I finished off the layout with a tear at the bottom of the page to balance the busy photo and embellishment cluster at the top.
Thanks for stopping by the blog! I hope you feel inspired by this layout!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, Thickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEwhite cardstock; Cut files: Caps and Leaves by Paige Evans

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Caterpillar Layout by Audrey Mutschall

Monday, September 26, 2022

Hi everyone! Audrey Mutschall here with a new layout featuring Paige’s cut files and the beautiful Bloom Street collection. This layout uses two cut files: the Sunburst Rays Background and the Caterpillar. The inspiration for this page came from a play doh caterpillar that my daughter created. I love scrapbooking the little moments that happen every day. I’ve come to realize that my kids’ interests change very quickly, so I love capturing and documenting their current hobbies and activities. I snapped a few photos of my girl and her caterpillar and was excited to make a layout using Paige’s adorable Caterpillar Cut File.

 I started by cutting the Sunburst Rays Background out of white cardstock and removed the bottom section to allow the design to flow into the rest of the layout. I used watercolors to paint a yellow/peach/pink background onto another sheet of white cardstock and placed my white sunburst on top. I stitched along the seams in shades of pink and peach embroidery floss for added texture and definition. I then placed the completed sunburst onto Paper 10 from the Bloom Street Digital Collection and stitched the outer rays (where they meet up with the background). The Caterpillar was also cut from white cardstock and backed in a variety of patterned papers from the Bloom Street Digital Collection. I added a strip of Paper 4 at the bottom of the layout and added hand stitching along the seam in variegated green embroidery floss. My photos are mounted onto a journaling card from the ephemera pack and I added a title using a Foam Phrase Sticker from the Bungalow Lane collection and some sentiments from Paper 13 of Bloom Street. Lastly, I added some hand cut clouds with stitching and a few fussy cut butterflies.

I hope this inspires you to try combining cut files when making a layout! Have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers: BLOOM STREET; Foam sticker: BUNGALOW LANEwhite cardstockwatercolors; Cut files: Sunburst Rays Background and Caterpillar by Paige Evans

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Rainbow Mini Album by Paige Evans

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Yesterday I taught a Rainbow Mini Album Virtual Class and it's available online HERE!

A cutting machine is required to create the rainbow base but if you don't have one reach out to me and I can cut you one. A sewing machine is not required, I just love to add that texture :)

I use a mix of collections to create this project, namely supplies from my Wonders and Pick-Me-Up lines as well as bits and pieces from Dear Lizzy, Vicki Boutin, Amy Tangerine, Jen Hadfield, and more!

This Rainbow Mini Album features lots of texture, lots of color (naturally, it is a rainbow afterall hehe!), and 10 photos from highlights of our August 2022 - all held together with a loose leaf binder ring through an eyelet. So fun!
A PDF with a list of supplies, photo sizes, templates, instructions, and the link to the YouTube video is emailed upon purchase.
Here are pictures of all the pages in this Rainbow Mini Album. Let me know if you have any questions about anything!
I hope you are inspired to check out my Rainbow Mini Album Virtual Class!

Join Me for October Virtual Classes!

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Join me in two weeks on Saturday October 8th 2022 for a day of virtual crafting!

First, in this 2 hour virtual class taking place on Saturday October 8th 2022 at 11am-1pm Eastern Time, I will teach you how to create a 2x2x3 saddle stitched mini album with so many pages to flip through - each one will bring a smile to your face! A list of supplies, photo sizes, instructions, any homework needed to be completed before the class, templates, and the link to the live YouTube video where the class takes place will be emailed to you upon purchase and the video will be saved for re-watching at your convenience!

Register for the Mini Album Class HERE.

We take an hour break for lunch then in the next 2 hour virtual class taking place on Saturday October 8th 2022 at 2-4pm Eastern Time, I will teach you how to create two 12x12 scrapbook layouts: one will feature an adorable paper-pieced house and the other will be a background of hearts. A list of supplies, photo sizes, instructions, any homework needed to be completed before the class, templates, and the link to the live YouTube video where the class takes place will be emailed to you upon purchase and the video will be saved for re-watching at your convenience!

Register for the Layouts Class HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions! Hope to see you soon in my 2x2x3 Saddle Stitch Mini Album Class and then my House & Hearts Layouts Class!

Envelope Leaves Layout by Ashley Neu

Friday, September 23, 2022

Hi friends! Ashley Neu back for the Paige Evans Cut File Design Team! Today I am sharing a layout using Paige’s brand new collection, Garden Shoppe. Paige has knocked it out of the park again with this amazing fall collection and I just couldn’t wait to create with it! I chose to use Paige’s Envelope Leaves Cut File to document a photo of my youngest from almost 8 years ago - time to get it scrapped!

First, I grabbed the 12x12 Paper Pad and backed the envelope and leaves. I wanted the leaves to be bright and fallish and the envelope as a more solid color. To tuck my photo into the envelope, I used an X-Acto knife to cut along the “V” in the envelope and adhered my photo inside. Using a white gel pen, I created some stitching lines on the outside of the envelope. This is a simple way to add stitching when you’re not in the mood to break out the needle and thread! After adhering the cut file to Paper 11, I worked on the title. I used the 8-Page Sticker Book as well as the Phrase Stickers to create a cluster at the bottom right-hand side of the envelope. From the Cardstock Stickers, I tucked in leaves to help fill in the cluster. To finish up the layout, I added a hummingbird from the Cardstock Stickers and 8-Page Sticker Book around the leaves and flowers. I created a floral and leaves cluster at the top of my photo to help draw your eye to the photo. Lastly, I added the copper-foiled foam hearts included in the Phrase Stickers in 3 spots to create a nice visual triangle around the layout. I wanted to create more interest on the background so I used a border punch from my stash and punched the left side of my layout. I tucked in a piece of Paper 17 to finish off the part I punched off. This gives some nice texture to a flat background!

That’s all for me today! I hope you get the chance to get your hands on the new Garden Shoppe collection! It’s worth every penny! Thank you for being here and have a wonderful day!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, stickers, die cuts, embellishments: GARDEN SHOPPEwhite cardstock; Cut file: Envelope Leaves by Paige Evans

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Floral Wreath Layout by Amber Mitchell

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Hello crafty friends! Amber Mitchell here on Paige's blog today to share with you a layout that I created using the Splendid collection and watercolors. This was my first time using both the Splendid collection and mixed media to create a layout. It was a bit nerve-wracking but so fulfilling once I completed the project and I'm so excited to be sharing it today!

The first step in creating this layout was to fussy cut the wreath from Paper 7. I used a pair of sharp scissors and took my time doing this; it doesn't have to be perfect but the cleaner the cut the better the wreath blends into the background. To create the mixed media background for this layout, I took a sheet of white cardstock and roughly outlined the circumference of the wreath using a pencil. I then added a layer of gesso around this traced circle using a wide, rough bristled paintbrush. Once the gesso had dried, I used watercolors to create a splattered background in coordinating colors to the wreath. To do this, I took a small sheet of plastic and painted on top of it. Once it was both opaque and watery enough, I flipped it over onto the paper and pressed down to create a large splatter. I did this in the colors, green, dark green, blue, pink, orange, and yellow. I continued this process all the way around the circle. To add more texture, I used more gesso and a stencil to add a few white flowers on top of the paint. Most of these were covered up by the wreath itself, but I love seeing bits of them peeking through here and there.
To finish off the background, I used a paintbrush to add even more, smaller splatters around the outside edges. I did this again using white and gold acrylic paint to break up the mix of colors as well. I mounted the wreath onto the background using foam tape. For extra texture, I machine stitched around the wreath itself. I chose to document a photo of my nephew from a few years ago. I love how the green of his shirt and the trees in the photo highlight the greens in the wreath and the background. I added the photo to the left-hand side of the wreath and then embellished all around it using fun pieces from the Splendid collection. I fussy cut butterflies from the 12x12 Paper Pad and spaced those out across the layout, layering one of them on top of a few flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. I added a few Chipboard Stickers to add dimension and then added a title from the Epoxy Stickers. To finish off the photo cluster, I added a clip from the Heart Paper Clips. The final touch to this layout was adding a few dimensional flowers. I cut these from an orange patterned paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad using Paige's Layered Flowers Cut Files. I also cut a few Rolled Flower Cut Files from a yellow patterned paper to add next to the larger flowers. I then used a leaf punch from my stash to finish off these little flower clusters and adhered them evenly around the wreath.

I LOVE how this layout turned out! It was my first time really working with mixed media and it came out better than I could have expected. Thanks so much for stopping by my post today. I'll see you next time with another fun project!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, paper clip, embellishments: SPLENDIDwhite cardstockwhite acrylic paint; Cut files: Layered Flowers and Rolled Flowers by Paige Evans

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