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Pink Paislee – Flowers: Good Life Layout

Hello, crafty friends! Enza here and today I am bringing you a new layout featuring the gorgeous Pick-Me-Up collection. This week is all about flowers on the blog, so I thought it would be fun to have one giant, layered 3D flower be the focal point of my page.

Before even choosing the cut file I was going to use, I picked the background paper. I love the shade of blue on Paper 15. This one comes in the 12×12 Paper Pad and has a gold grid that makes it just amazing. I enlarged the cut file (ID #26942) to fit the patterned paper and cut the first layer out of white cardstock. What I love about this cut file is that the petals already have three layers on them, making it easy to achieve lots of dimension. For the second layer, I reduced the size of the cut file and cut it out of Paper 06, while for the center of the flower, I went back to white and used one of the papers in the 6×6 Paper Pad.

To bring in more color, I covered the inside of each petal with patterned paper. I shaped the photo to fit the middle of the flower and added tiny chipboard hearts all the way around it.

The title fits right underneath the picture. I love the sentiment and the fact that is a chipboard sticker, thick and sturdy. I then arranged a couple of moths and a smaller sentiment on one side of the photo.

To finish the layout and add even more flowers, I fussy-cut some out and placed them where the main petals meet on the bottom layer of the cut file. A little moth or butterfly was adhered on top of each little cluster for a fun and more colorful touch.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has given you a new idea on how to create a layout that is all about flowers.

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Crate Paper – Oversized Title

Whenever I approach a new layout, the title is usually the last thing I place on the page. I am not very good at finding creative and fun ways to describe a photo, so I use what I have on hand, such as die-cuts, sentiments, and sometimes cut files to make up for the lack of imagination. LOL! The challenge for this week was to create a layout with an unusual title. It took me a bit to decide what I wanted to go with, but I am pleased with the way it turned out.

Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbooking

I am a big fan of tone-on-tone looks, as they emphasize colors and design, so I picked this option for my layout. After choosing photo and sentiment, I used my die-cutting machine to cut the title out of the gorgeous watercolor paper from the Maggie Holmes Flourish collection. I chose three different fonts and sized them in a way to create some variety throughout the page.

Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbookingI wanted the words to be sturdy and thick as chipboard stickers, so I cut each of them three times out of white cardstock and adhered them together. The top layer is, of course, the patterned paper. To create some contrast with the background and make the title stand out more, I offset it a little to show the darker patterned paper underneath. It really makes it pop.Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbooking

Once I had the background ready, it was just a matter of finding a place for photo and embellishments. I fussy-cut some florals that coordinated with my color scheme, and arranged them behind the photo, as well as on top of some of the words.

Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbooking

To lighten the page up a bit, I decided to use die-cut white leaves to back the floral clusters. I also added some gold puffy foliage here and there, and fussy-cut butterflies. Again, I matched the colors to the patterned paper to continue the tone-on-tone look. Most of the embellishments were adhered down with foam adhesive. I really like the dimension it adds to the page.

Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbooking
Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbookingI finished the layout with sentiment sticker that I stapled on one of the roses at the bottom of the page.
Oversized title by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpflourish #layout #scrapbookingThank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will feel inspired to create a tone-on-tone title on your next scrapbook layout.

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Pink Paislee – Confetti Wishes: A Birthday Layout

Hello, friends! We are starting a new week with some more inspiration with the new Confetti Wishes collection. I’m in love with its bold, vibrant colors and exotic elements. It is the perfect collection to document your birthday memories.

When I think of birthdays, I think of cupcakes. As I wanted to showcase the colors in the collection and incorporate as many patterns as possible, I decided to start with a cupcakes cut file by Paige Evans (ID #239734), that I backed with several patterned papers. I varied the size of the cut file to bring in some movement, and staggered the cut shapes towards the left side of the page. I used foam adhesive to adhere some of them down, while the others were glued directly onto the page. The 6×6 Paper Pad was all I needed for this.

I also backed the photos with colorful papers, repeating more of the same tones on the opposite side of the page. I used the cute little chipboard presents to form a cluster of embellishments. You can also see some of the die-cut flowers peeking from behind.

I formed another small cluster with three banners that I tied together with some twine, while right across from it I placed three little balloons and repeated the twine element.

The gold foam Phrase Stickers work very well as a title. The “Hooray” sentiment was the perfect size for me here.

To bring in a pop of green, I placed big tropical leaves in three different spots on the page. The gold foam dots/confetti finished the layout. I hope you are enjoying all the projects we have been sharing and will feel inspired to pick up this collection to document your birthday memories. Until next time!