Blog · Scrapbooking · Cut files

Pink Paislee – Multi-photo Layout

Hello there! Enza here and today I’m bringing you a new way (at least for me) to incorporate multiple photos on a layout. My initial idea was to create a mini album and use it as an interactive element on my page. That is actually what I did, using the Mini Album Card cut file designed by Paige Evans. I loved the idea of having an accordion mini album that unfolded to reveal photos and journaling. But once I was done with it, I realized the shape of the closed album was hard to incorporate into my design, so I fiddled with it a bit, until I came to the conclusion that it wouldn’t be a bad idea to adhere the fully open mini on a 12×12 patterned paper.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

Now, in order to fit the album diagonally onto my background paper, I had to prevent the middle squares from laying flat; to do so, I just kept the accordion shape of the mini and adhered the front and back covers down completely with strong double-sided tape. I did the same with the middle section of the second row, to avoid any lifting. I know that many of you will wonder about the dimension of this page, and how I am going to fit it in an album. To be honest, I like the idea of displaying layouts on our family wall, so the dimension is not an issue for me.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

I decorated my album with lots of stickers and ephemera pieces. To maintain continuity throughout, I matted the photos with patterned paper, added typed journaling, and added zig zag machine stitching over the folds to bring in extra texture.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

I love the accordion book that comes with the cut file; it’s that interactive element that I really wanted for this layout.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

In the pocket at the bottom I added a few more photos and some journaling. I then decorated it with rub-ons and a fussy-cut moth.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

To finish the page I adhered one of the bar code paper strips at the bottom and added other elements such as moths and sentiments. I also used the Foam Mini Alpha from the Pick-Me-Up collection to spell the title of the page.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

I love how this layout turned out and sure hope it has inspired you to create a multi-photo page to record your summer memories.

Multi Photo Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the #pppickmeup collection. #pinkpaislee #cutfiles #minialbum #layout #scrapbooking

Thank you for stopping by today!

Blog · Storage and Organization · Tools

We R Memory Keepers – Storage And Organization Tips

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a few organizational tips with you all. I don’t have a craft room – all my crafting is done at the kitchen table, so I’ve had to find the best storage solutions that allowed me to get my supplies in and out in a fast and easy way.

A must-have for me is a rolling cart. All my basic supplies, such as scissors, adhesives, trimmers, but also mixed media supplies and other tools that I use on a daily basis are sitting in the cart and easily accessible at any time. Here is also where I store all the bits and pieces from collections I’m working with. They sit in separate pretty little plates or bowls and get rearranged based on my needs.

A separate cart is entirely dedicated to my We R Memory Keepers tools.

I used the new amazing Label It Maker to mark the trays based on type of supply and keep them as organized as possible — on a side note, this works really well when you have kids that love to use your crafty tools! They know exactly where everything goes, and it makes it easier to clean up!

What I love about the Label It Maker is that it is easy and fast to use, and comes with accessories, such as font wheels, label holders, and a wide variety of colored tape rolls, that help in the organization process. You can change tape and font wheels in no time, and color-code your supplies for a very organized space.

Bins, boxes and baskets are also a wonderful option, especially if you don’t have a designated area where you can just sit and craft. I try to find pretty, but also functional items that can be easily transported from the storage room, where all my supplies are, to my scrappy space. They are affordable and definitely help keep your stash super organized – I usually categorize everything per type, collection, or manufacturer to make it easier to find what I’m looking for.

Wire baskets are great for holding washi tape rolls as well. Anything helps in a small space, right?

Sometimes I find that storage units meant to be used for a specific item are perfect for crafting supplies. This nail polish organizer keeps ink sprays, paint bottles and embossing powders neat and tidy. It is sturdy but light, so easy to carry around.

One last thing I wanted to show you is how I organize my ink pads. My husband just finished this unit for me. It holds so many of them! A great way to keep it functional is by color – The little adhesive dots I inked and adhered to the outside of each case are a great help when it comes to find color combinations.


I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about my ways of organizing craft supplies. I’m open to suggestions if you have any tips and tricks you would like to share with me 😉

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies:

Label It

Label It 3/8” Label Holders

Label It Tape Rolls

Label It Small Serif Font Wheel

Blog · Cards

Spellbinders – August Monthly Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends! Did you know that Spellbinders has a Card Kit of The Month Subscription? If you are not aware of this amazing membership deal, you want to check it out!

The Monthly Card Kit includes all of the following:

  • Dies, Sentiments, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 45 pieces and will create up to 10 complete cards!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits and Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to members.

I had the pleasure to work with the August Card Kit this month, which is packed with wonderful goodies. I created five cards, and I have so many supplies left!

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

I love the wafer thin dies that come in the kit. For the first card, I used mostly those to create a floral card. I die cut flowers and leaves out of patterned paper and colored cardstock, and arranged them in clusters on the card panel. The Metallic Gold Poster Board Sheet that I used to mat it is another nice addition to the kit; it is thick and shiny, just perfect for any project. I backed the sentiment sticker with the same paper, as well as gold thread, before adhering it down. The enamel dots are the only thing the come from my stash.

For the second card, I decided to use one of the dies to create my background. I simply die cut the shapes out of textured cardstock and patterned paper, and formed colorful rows on the panel. I kept the embellishments to a minimum; I just adhered a die-cut and sentiment in the center with foam squares. I also used more of the gold thread behind it to give it some shine.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

For the next two card, I used a beautiful floral patterned paper and several die cuts. I love layering different elements on my cards to create dimension and texture; that’s what I did here with patterned paper, chipboard embellishments, and ribbon.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

The last card has to be my favorite. In the kit, you’ll find five colors of ribbon that perfectly coordinate with all the other elements. I decided to create a diagonal design by adhering the ribbon down with the double-sided adhesive that comes in the kit (yes, you also get a roll of tape and foam squares!), alternating the beautiful pinks to the vibrant green.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

What do you think? Isn’t this Monthly Card Kit to die for? I bet you’ll love it as much as I do. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit – August; Spellbinders Metallic Gold Poster Board Sheet.