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Pink Paislee – Anniversary: Love layout

Hello Everyone! I’m back with you today to share a sweet layout for ‘Anniversary’ week. My husband and I have been together for 19 years and are about to celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary. I haven’t scrapped a single photo of us from before we got married, so I thought the theme of this week was the perfect excuse to do just that.

What inspired me the most was the peaceful vibe of the picture, which was taken a few days before our wedding. Lots of memories, of course. As my journaling says, “Nineteen years and counting… Looking back and feeling all the feels. Our hopes, expectations and excitement for the future…”. A soft, romantic layout was a must. I went for a two-tone look using the gorgeous Oh My Heart collection. I love how the different shades of pink combine with the gold tones of the leaves. The ombre effect adds so much to the overall look of the layout.

To start, I created a pattern for my stitching. String art has always been a passion of mine, even though I rarely use it on layouts. I used my Silhouette to create the holes, but a paper piercer would work just as well. Once the background was ready, I layered a frame and a couple of die cuts behind my photo and placed it in the lower left corner of the page.

I used some twine, which I wrapped around the picture a few times, and a heart charm to add more interest.

Next, the cluster in the top right corner of the page. Just a row of beautiful fussy cut daises, a heart charm, and some twine to bring the layout together and achieve a cohesive look.

Journaling, enamel dots, and a few fussy cut hearts placed in between the strings of my title completed the layout.

I hope you felt inspired today. Let your photo be the main inspiration for your layout and go from there. More times than not you’ll end up with a page you truly love! Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

The Cut Shoppe – Hello Life

Hello friends! Today I’m bringing you a new layout for The Cut Shoppe featuring the Say Anything cut file set.

Finding a title for my layouts is always a struggle. Anything that comes to mind sounds and looks silly, so I end up using the same words over and over again. This awesome cut file set has some sentiments that are perfect if you, like me, are lacking imagination 😉

I enlarged one of the sentiments to fit my 12×12 background paper. The collection I used is the gorgeous Dream On collection by Pink Fresh Studio. I chose one of the patterned papers for the cut file and used other ones to back it. I also created an outline for the cut file as I wanted to add a border to it. To give it more dimension, I used foam dots to adhere the title down.

Once I had that in place, I started building my layers behind the photo.

To balance off the big title, I cut out two strips of patterned paper in different colors and placed them in the top portion of my page. I also decided to stitch around the edges to add more texture. I repeated the stitching in the bottom left corner of the layout as well. Lots of fun embellishments finished the layout.

Thank you for stopping by today. Don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe Etsy store for this great cut file set.

Have a lovely day!

Blog · Hybrid scrapbooking · Scrapbooking

Sahin Designs – Using pre-made embellishments on your layout

Hello there! I’m back today to share a new layout with you. In my previous post, I talked about how I like to create embellishments from leftover scraps of paper. It is a time saver when it comes to make a new layout or card, and it kind of gives me ideas about the design I’m going for. For today’s page, I used a banner and a tag previously created with bits and pieces from the Table for two collection by Sahin Designs.

Since I only had two embellishments to place on my layout, I decided to create my focal point in the center. This would allow me to place banner and tag on opposite sides and give the layout a finished look. After adhering a few strips of paper from the collection on a piece of white card stock, I used my Silhouette to cut a heart. The same result can be achieved by using scissors or an X-Acto knife. To create some contrast, I also cut out an outline for the heart by using a dark piece of patterned paper.

Some craft foam was used to glue the heart in place. To achieve extra dimension, banner and picture were also backed with foam dots.

At this point, I was pretty happy with the way the layout looked. I had a few foam words in my stash that I wanted to use, so I decided to place them all around the heart to add more interest. Small wood veneer pieces, enamel dots or shapes, tiny stickers would work as well.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and found some useful tips for creating a fast and easy layout by using ready-to-use embellishments.

Have a lovely day!