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The Cut Shoppe – You Are What Dreams Are Made Of

Hello everyone. Today I have a new layout for The Cut Shoppe to share with you. I used one of the cut files included in the Crop Circles set. I love the new Maggie Holmes’ Chasing Dreams collection and was looking for a cut file that matched that feminine, romantic look.

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I started by cutting out the doily. As I wanted to add some hand stitching, I decided to offset the image, which gave me an additional border, then deleted the original cut file. The perforate option allowed me to obtain a stitching pattern that I could easily follow. This is something I do often, as it saves me time. I also love the final result.

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Once the stitching was all done, I glued the cut file on top of it and started decorating my page. I added several layers of different patterned papers behind my photo and used foam tape to stick it down. The gorgeous flowers were the perfect addition, as they gave the layout that soft touch I was looking for. Here are some more close ups.

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I hope you felt inspired today. You can find the Crop Circles cut file set in The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.There are so many more to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one to fit a favorite collection, picture or idea.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Clique Kits – Remember This

Hello, friends! Today I have a new layout created with the gorgeous Clique Kits February Bee You kit. I absolutely love the Hazelwood collection featured in the kit. Colors and patterns are very versatile and fun.

For this layout I wanted to focus on the story, on my girls, on their different personalities and similarities. I wanted my page to be soft, very feminine and sweet. I used the Lazy Daisy patterned paper as my background. The mint green color is delicate and dreamy.

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The whole layout was actually built around the pretty journaling card from the cut apart sheet. It kind of determined the tone of the whole page. I started building my layers with two white doilies disposed in a diagonal. Then, I used different patterned papers to back my pictures and created more dimension by adding foam tape underneath them. The 3×4 card with the purple camera and the Remember This sentiment added the perfect pop of color.

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I also fussy cut the beautiful white flowers from the Hazel Gingham patterned paper and disposed them here and there around the pictures. I had to have at least one butterfly on my layout, of course! I am totally in love with them!

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A few more stickers and embellishments, as well as two strips of patterned papers along the left side of the page, finished the layout.

I hope you felt inspired today to keep creating with the beautiful Bee You kit. You can find add-ons and exclusive printables in the Clique store.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – The Good Life

Hello again everyone! I am kicking off Hearts week on the Pink Paislee blog today with a sweet layout about my younger daughter and her great-grandmother. There is a special bond between them. It is such a blessing that they get to spend quality time together and enjoy each other as much as possible. In this picture they were reading Goodnight Moon 1, 2, 3 and counting away. They kept going on and on until both of them got tired of it. I can’t think of a better theme to document this memory.

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This is the first time I can say a layout ended up looking as I pictured it in my mind. I wanted to represent the generations between them and thought nested hearts would be perfect for it. The new Oh My Heart collection is so gorgeous! I love how bright and colorful the papers and embellishments are. Paper 08 with its changing shades of watercolor strokes inspired the string art you see on the layout. I chose five colors of embroidery floss to match the colors of the paper. Once I had all my hearts cut out and perforated, I started stitching back and forth from the center to the sides. I wanted to get the look of rays of sunshine coming out of the picture.

Next, I used some foam adhesive to stack the hearts on top of each other, making sure to leave the same space between edges. I love the dimension it gives to the layout.

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To draw attention to the photo even more, I added some flower clusters which I created by mixing die cuts and fussy cut flowers from patterned paper.

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Some gold splatters, puffy stickers, and daisy petals (cut out from patterned paper) finished the layout. I hope this page has inspired you today! Make sure to stop by the Pink Paislee blog tomorrow for more inspiration from the Design Team!

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