Blog · Scrapbooking

Pinkfresh Studio – Everyday Musings Layouts

Hello PF friends. I’m back with you to share two layouts using the new, gorgeous Everyday Musings collection. I adore its soft, delicate colors; and the pretty embellishments are just so fun and versatile, perfect for any theme.

For the first layout, I chose the “Sweet” patterned paper as my background. The beautiful mixed media on this page is what appealed to me – I can’t stop looking at it! I created several layers using a variety of die cuts and puffy stickers.

I started by matting my photo with one of the Pocket Cards that come in the collection, and went on adding more patterned paper, alternating each layer with foam adhesive for more dimension. I placed the photo cluster towards the left side of the page, and kept embellishing around it.

Once that was ready, I arranged several other ephemera pieces to the right side. I used one of the Journaling Pockets to hold my title, which came in the Ephemera Pack as well. The gold foiled acetate pocket cards are a favorite of mine – you can see two of them here in between the layers. They add so much to the design without being overwhelming.

To finish the layout, I trimmed a sentiment strip from the “Present and Perfect” patterned paper and adhered it to the bottom of the page. I also used parts of the Mandala Snowflake cut file, that you can find in the PinkFresh Studio Facebook Group, to add a little extra something – subtle but still noticeable.

Copper colored paint splatters finished the layout.

The second layout was inspired by the first one, in the sense that I used several strips from the “Present and Perfect” patterned paper to create my background.

I kept the ones with the sentiments that best fit my photo, and matted them with the other side of the same paper. After adhering them down, I machine-stitched in between, just to add a bit of texture.

For the photo, again layers and layers behind it. I love the new Circle Frame with Botanicals Die so much, I had to use it – I simply cut it out of patterned paper and slid the photo inside it before adding the rest. I tried to match the colors of the embellishments to the ones in the picture, and did the same with the Pocket Cards I used to mat it.

To add interest to the page, I stamped a few of the little flowers from the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp Set here and there in coordinating colors. I love the softness they bring to an otherwise very geometric layout 😉

To finish the page, I adhered layered hearts at the end of each strip, matching them to the color of the dots, and added black paint splatters for a bit of contrast.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I was able to give you some fun ideas for your next scrapbook layout. The Everyday Musings is such a beautiful collection! A must-have!

Until next time,

Blog · Scrapbooking

Pink Paislee – Little Adventurer: Girl Layout

Hello PP fans. Today I’m bringing you my first layout using the new Little Adventurer collection. I went with the girl line with its soft, delicate colors and sweet sentiments. I love that the patterns are very versatile and not necessarily baby-related, including tiny flowers & hearts, and more generic ones such as chevron & stripes.

Here is my layout:

I started by partially backing a floral cut file with patterned paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad. My initial idea was to arrange the flowers behind the photos and create what would have looked like a frame, but I wanted to incorporate more papers and colors, so I decided to change my design. I adhered a 3-inch paper strip at the bottom of my page and tucked the stems of the cut file in it – I cut the image twice to achieve a fuller look and have more flowers to place around the page. I also added a strip from Paper 01 to cover the seam where the two papers met and bring in another pattern.

After matting the photo with white cardstock, I built several layers behind it with die cuts from the ephemera pack to build dimension. I then arranged chipboard stickers and wooden hearts on the left side of the photo, while for the opposite side I chose a “baby” sentiment and a banner.

At this point I felt like I needed something for the top portion of the layout to balance the lower part. I added two thinner strips from the same patterned paper I used for the bottom as well as a small cluster of embellishments.

I love how this layout turned out and I’m happy I got to document this sweet photo with such a beautiful collection. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Blog · Cards

Spellbinders – February 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hello friends! I’m back today to share a set of cards created with the February 2019 Spellbinders Large Die of the Month kit. I love the delicate look of these dies; the layered butterfly is stunning and the perfect size for any type of project. And the tiny flowers and foliage add to the spring theme of the set.

I used the same collection and colors for both cards, changing just the layout and placement of the die cut pieces.

For the first card, I simply arranged two layers of patterned paper on top of an A2 card base. I then chose a sentiment, matted it with gold foiled paper and adhered it on top of a tag.

For the butterfly, I went with the same gold paper for one of the layers and the body, while for the rest I used white cardstock and a light pink paper from the collection. The tiny flowers are adorable! I placed them on the opposite side of the butterfly to balance the look of the card. Enamel dots added the final touch.

The second card features more of the little flowers.

This time I used patterned paper to “cut” the card in half and create sort of a fence or window. Before arranging the tiny die cuts, I found a placement for the butterfly; flowers and leaves were then layered around the lower portion of the wings. To complete the card, I die cut the “Bonjour” sentiment and adhered it below the butterfly.

I truly enjoyed playing with this kit. Visit the Spellbinders shop to start your subscription and get creative with their amazing products.

Thank you for stopping by!