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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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Pink Paislee – Fussy-cutting: A Favorite Technique

Hello friends! Fussy Cutting” week continues on the blog, and today I’m bringing you a new layout created with the amazing Pick-Me-Up collection.

I LOVE fussy cutting! I would fussy cut all the things! It is one of my favorite techniques; I find that it relaxes me, and the fact that I can do it while sitting on the couch or watching a movie is definitely a plus. It also allows me to personalize my layouts by “transforming” patterned paper into a unique element for my design. The beautiful floral Paper 02 was calling my name. I fussy cut the entire patterned paper before even thinking about how to arrange the flowers.

I decided to fill up the top portion of the page and, to repeat more of the same design, I created a big cluster in the bottom right corner as well. I adhered everything down with foam adhesive. I really like the dimension it adds.

I kept the rest of the layout pretty simple. The fussy cut flowers are the main element on the page so I didn’t want to distract from them. I also felt that any more embellishments wouldn’t have been noticed enough. I layered the photos with patterned papers, Journaling Spots, and a few die-cuts from the Ephemera pack.

The rub-ons in this collection are so fun! I added quite a few around the pictures: moths, tiny flowers, a framed sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has inspired you to go ahead and fussy cut some of the gorgeous papers in the Pick-Me-Up collection to make a unique layout!