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Pink Paislee – Vacation: Summer Lights Cards

Hello friends! Vacation week continues on the Pink Paislee blog with more inspiring projects. Today I’ll be sharing two cards featuring the new gorgeous Summer Lights collection.

My first card was inspired by warm breezy summer days. I used patterned papers from the 6×6 paper pad which has smaller designs, perfect for card-making. In order to achieve lots of dimension and give the card a more realistic look, I layered the same cut file twice. By adhering together only the bottom portion, I was able to recreate the natural movement of the flowers.

I wanted to keep the rest pretty simple. I added some yellow twine under the β€œHello” chipboard sticker to bring some of that color on the left side of the card and finished it with a couple of holographic clouds from the collection.

For my second card, I decided to go with sun rays. Again, by layering cut files I was able to create depth and dimension. This time I outlined the original cut file to create a border. The stitching was added as an extra layering element.

The heart chipboard sticker worked perfectly as my ‘sun’.

I finished the card with some twine – I wrapped it around the spine of the card twice and tied little bows in different colors to it.

I hope these cards have inspired you today. Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the Design Team! Have a lovely day!

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Sahin Designs: Father’s Day Cards

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple of Father’s Day cards created with my favorite bits and pieces from two different collections: I Love You, Man and Dear Old Dad.


Repetition is one of the techniques I use the most on my layouts and cards. I feel like putting emphasis on a specific element and repeat it multiple times allows me to achieve a cohesive look. It also gives me different results based on the pieces I choose.

For my first card, I decided to create a background with the diamond-shaped elements that come in the I Love You, Man collection. I simply adhered them to a neutral colored patterned paper, which I then topped with a β€œBest Dad ever” tag.


The ribbon is another element that I printed and fussy cut. I love the way it looks!


I finished the card with some wood veneer pieces.

For my second card, I took inspiration from the Dear Old Dad collection itself.

The wood grain pocket comes in the elements pack. I just decided to mount it on a few patterned papers from the collection and fill it up with various sentiments.


Before adhering it down, I wrapped some blue twine around it. The heart with the Father’s Day banner was cut out from a 3×4 card in the collection. I used foam dots to stick it down for extra dimension.

A few wood veneer ampersands and that little black ribbon in the top right corner of the card added the final touches.


I love how these cards turned out. Simple yet sweet and unique. I hope you felt inspired to create some for Father’s Day with Sahin Designs collections.

Until next time. Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Easter: One Cut File, Two Cards

Happy Easter week! Cut files have always been my main source of inspiration whether I create full page layouts, mini albums, or cards. I love their versatility and I think they add an interesting touch to any project. Today I am sharing two cards that I created by using the same cut file in different ways.

Since the theme of this week is Easter, I thought a cut file that resembled a weaved basket would be fun to use. The Cozy Quilt cut file from The Cut Shoppe was perfect for it.

For my first card I decided to use the cut file as it is. I backed only some of it with different patterned papers from the lovely Oh My Heart collection. I wanted the soft green paper from the Take Me Away collection to show through. To give the card more dimension I used foam dots to adhere it down.

I then created a banner with my sentiment and completed the card with just one floral piece in the center. Keeping embellishments to a minimum is a good way to balance off an otherwise busy card with multiple colors and patterns.

For my second card I used the positive space of the cut file. In order to keep the exact same distance between all the pieces, I used the cut file itself as a guide. After placing it on top of the patterned paper I meant to use as my background, I started gluing down the different parts. I then lifted the cut file and saved it for my next card. I really love the result!

To make my cluster stand out, I backed it with some twine that I weaved back and forth to create an extra layer behind the chipboard flowers. A banner with my sentiment completed the card.

I hope you are inspired today to use cut files on your cards. There is so much more you can do with them. Try using them as a stencil or to create a stitching pattern. The possibilities are endless! Until next time. Have a lovely day!