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Pink Paislee – Pink Paislee + AC Digitals: Love Layout

Hello PP friends! Enza here with you today to share a new layout featuring a mix of collections: Citrus Bliss, Take Me Away, and Oh My Heart. The beauty of using digital designs is that you always have them available to you and never run out of embellishments 😉 I love to be able to print multiple copies of the same image, varying their size, and modify them. What I enjoy the most is playing around with the different elements to create cut files. Here is the layout I created:

I knew I wanted to go big and make the cut file stand out. I started by importing the butterfly design from the Citrus Bliss collection into the Silhouette software. I just dragged the image into a new document and traced it to obtain the cut file. I was surprised to see how well this function worked with gold colored elements. I had only tried it with darker images, as it seemed to give better results and barely required any editing.

I printed one of my favorite papers from the Citrus Bliss collection to use as the background. To give it more texture, I decided to add some tone-on-tone stitching. By just following the design on the paper, I was able to make the pattern pop a little more.

I backed the butterflies with Paper 12 from the Oh My Heart collection. I think the mix of colors is fun and suits the design quite well. I created a cluster of embellishments at the bottom of the photo with more printouts, this time from the Take Me Away collection. That cross-stitched heart called for some real stitching. I then layered a few more stickers and chipboard stickers, and wrapped a heart charm around the book with some neutral colored twine.

I finished the layout with more butterflies on the left side of the page. These too were printed in different sizes and fussy cut.

I hope this has inspired you to work with digital collections to create fun and unique designs on your pages! Don’t be afraid to play with different elements and find what works best for you. Once again, the beauty of digital scrapbooking is that you can start over time and time again. Thank you so much for stopping by. 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 “Best 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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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!