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Pink Paislee – In Memory Of: Sympathy Cards

Hello everyone! Enza here and today I am sharing two sympathy cards featuring the gorgeous Turn The Page collection by Paige Evans. I absolutely love this collection! The colors, the patterns, and the encouraging sentiments make it fun and versatile.

For my first card, I decided to use a teardrop die to create a big flower.

To achieve a layered look, I cut the petals several times in different sizes and adhered them one on top of the other, making sure the bottom layer peeked through. I love the extra detail of the faux-stitched border on each piece! It adds a different texture and draws the eye to the sentiment. For the center of the flower, I used one of the unique paper clips that come in the collection, which I backed with a scalloped journaling tag for a more complete look. The sentiment on it was perfect for this card.

For my second card, I decided to go for a soft, more sophisticated look.

I used an intricate die to create my background. I cut it out of white cardstock and adhered it on the same color card stock to achieve lots of texture without being overwhelming. This is a great way to bring subtle but still noticeable details into your projects.

Once my background was ready, I layered a few ephemera pieces from the Turn The Page collection towards the left side of the card. I fussy cut the sentiment out of one of the patterned papers and placed it on top of a floral frame, which I used vertically to mimic the shape of the sentiment. Foam dots were used to adhere everything down for lots of dimension. I completed the card with a floral embellishment and some heart-shaped sequins.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired to create some sympathy cards with this amazing collection.

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Altenew – Sketch Challenge #5

Hello, Altenew fans! It’s Enza, and I am excited to be hosting Sketch Challenge #5. The Sketch is based on one of my recent layouts, which you can find here.


The main inspiration for the layout above was a floral cut file, that I just backed with beautiful papers from the Reflection Collection. I love the watercolor effect!


For my new page, I decided to use the Build-A-Flower: Coral Charm stamp set and coordinating dies to create my own embellishments. The main clusters include layers of colorful flowers and leaves, some of which were adhered down with foam dots to achieve dimension and a more natural look. I heat-embossed all the images with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder for a shiny effect. The leaves were stamped with a variety of Crisp Inks. I used the following colors: Evening Gray, Lava Rock, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, and Evergreen.


I also stamped the delicate tiny flowers that come in the same stamp set behind the clusters. I wanted it to be a subtle but still noticeable addition, so I used the Altenew Crisp Ink in Evening Gray, which was perfect for it. As you can see in the pictures, I also layered the flowers with some vellum. The more layers the better!


For the title, I heat-embossed two of the words included in the Super Script Scrapbook stamp set with Altenew Crystal Clear embossing powder, then fussy cut them.


Some embellishments from the Reflection Collection, as well as others created with the the Point It Out and More Than Words stamp sets finished the layout.

Play Along:

Make a scrapbook layout, a documenter spread, a notebook pocket spread or any other project based on the sketch above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.

Rules:

  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Sketch Challenge post.
  • When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on Saturday, September 30th at 11:55 pm EDT.

Prizes:

After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.

There is more! If you use #AltenewSketch when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

 

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Pink Paislee – Back To School: Personalized School Supplies

Hello friends! I can’t believe school is about to start in my part of the world! Summer has flown by and we are definitely not ready to get back to our normal routine. That said, I have always loved this time of the year. What is more exciting than buying school supplies and new clothes? For today’s project I decided to use the new gorgeous Turn The Page collection designed by Paige Evans to personalize my daughter’s writing notebook, cubby name tag, and bookmark.

The hard cover on the composition notebook you see here made it easy to embellish. The binding tape on the spine also helped with the placement of the paper, so I didn’t have to measure too much. I just adhered the paper down against the tape and cut around the edges. When covering the spine, just make sure you can easily open and close the notebook and that your paper is wide enough to go past the edge of the binding tape. This was a very simple project that came together in no time. I love the look of it! Paper 22, with its paper planes in different colors fits the theme quite well and is super fun.

My daughter loves quotes. The Turn The Page collection has so many to choose from! She picked a beautiful one from the cut apart sheet which I just backed with some black cardstock to make it stand out more. I also added some lace ribbon to cover the straight edges between the two patterned papers. I love the feminine feel of it! To finish the notebook I fussy cut the bird and some flowers to adhere on the left hand side of the quote and a puffy sticker for the top right corner.

Next, I worked on a name tag for Giulia’s cubby. I used the lovely layered stamps that come in the collection to create my own background using inks that matched the colors in the papers. The ribbon under the name adds more texture and color. Heart and leaf sequins were used to decorate the little loop at the top for which I also made a yellow tassel with embroidery floss.

For the back, I fussy cut a quote from Paper 21 and added a couple of flowers for extra color.

Just a note about the paper clips you see in the photo… I used some washi tape from the collection to decorate them. How cute are they?

Third and last project for today is a bookmark. I fussy cut some flowers from Paper 15 and adhered them together to create a “charm”. To cover the back I used some patterned paper that also served as an outline for the flowers.

For the actual bookmark I used a quote once again. To jazz it up a little I stitched leaf sequins all around the edge. I absolutely love how it turned out! A simple touch that didn’t require a lot of time and made a huge difference!

Twine was the best option to connect the two pieces. I also used eyelets to reinforce the punched holes and make them more durable.

I really had a lot of fun creating these back-to-school projects. A few simple touches can help you personalize your kids’ supplies and create unique pieces to brighten their school days 😉 Have a lovely day!