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The Cut Shoppe – Spring Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it paires really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Crate Paper – Banner Wreath Layout

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share a new layout I created for Crate Paper with the gorgeous Flourish collection. The main goal for this page was to incorporate lots of patterned paper, and the best way to do it for me is by creating a patchwork design.

I started by cutting the banners. I used my die cutting machine, but you can totally use scissors or craft punches for this. The banners on the outer circle are slightly bigger than the ones on the inside. I cut a 6-inch circle out of copy paper to use as a guide and just adhered the banners against the edge. I used re-positionable adhesive to just keep them in place, and then after making sure they looked good I went back and popped them up with foam dots. You can see the dimension this extra step adds in the picture below.

Once my background was ready, I arranged photo and ephemera pieces towards the bottom portion of the wreath. Again lots of layers created with die-cut flowers, gold puffy stickers, and the pretty vellum terrarium that comes in the collection. I also added some sentiments from the sticker sheet and shaped them as banners to kind of repeat the same design.

For my title, I picked the “sweet” puffy sentiment sticker, which I placed in the bottom right portion of the page along the line of the wreath. Since I wanted to repeat the gold element in the opposite corner of the layout, I went with gold puffy hearts.

White paint splashes and enamel dots, as well as cross-stitched details, finished the layout.

I love how this page turned out. This type of patchwork design is definitely becoming one of my favorites. What do you think? Is it something you feel inspired to try? I would love to know 🙂

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Flourish – Always (344367), Poetic (344366), Greenhouse (344371), Fragrant (344369), Perennial (344373), 12×12 Paper Pad (344383), Gold Puffy Stickers (344388), Ephemera Pack (344394), Ephemera Pieces (344387), Stickers (344401) (344385).

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Crate Paper – Easter Party Favors

Easter is fast approaching, and like almost every year, we’ll have the family over to celebrate. One of the things I love to do is make party favors for our guests to take home. It is a way to thank them for coming and let them know how grateful we are they are in our lives. Today I am sharing a simple note card/envelope bag set and an embellished paper cone to fill with chocolate eggs.

I started with the flat envelope bag. I used a gorgeous patterned paper from the Flourish collection to die-cut the template. You can achieve the same look by adhering patterned paper onto a glassine or paper bag. I decorated it with a card from the cut-apart sheet, which I layered with dark patterned paper to separate it from the background, and an adorable mini tassel and some twine. I also added a pink paper tassel to the top right corner, and a fussy-cut flower as a bottom layer. Before adhering everything down, I placed a piece of gold floral washi tape all around the envelope for extra interest.

The coordinating note card is slightly smaller than the envelope. I layered a few patterned papers and secured them with some stitching. Again, I used elements from the cut-apart sheet; their size worked perfectly for this. I finished it off with decorative trim and pink ribbon, which I doubled up to make it more durable.

I tried to keep the same color scheme for the cone. I used gold patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad, and embellished it with decorative trim all around the top edge. To bring in the same patterns, I cut three banners out of the papers I had used for the note card, and layered them with pop dots for dimension. I covered the top portion of the banners with a fussy-cut butterfly and sentiment stickers, and added twine underneath it.

I can’t wait to make more of these for our Easter celebration! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are inspired to give it a try.