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Altenew – All About Flowers

Hello, Altenew fans. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a new layout featuring the incredible Our Family Scrapbook Collection. The floral pieces in this kit are to die for. So, so beautiful!

I wanted to incorporate as many colors as possible, and make the bouquets that come in the Sticker Sheet the focus of my page. I started with a floral cut file to use as a base layer. I love that the background paper peeks through the cut file, that’s why I decided not to back it with patterned paper.

Next, I placed the floral stickers on opposite sides of the photo and adhered them down with foam adhesive for dimension. I also created a third cluster in the top left corner of the photo. I find that it continues the floral arrangement and makes it look more like a frame.

For the title, I used the Alpha Chipboard Stickers to spell โ€œMy little sunshineโ€. I added some foliage, that I fussy cut from one of the patterned papers included in the Collection, in between the letters to bring in the same elements and achieve a cohesive look. Enamel dots in coordinating colors and black splatters finished the layout.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my process today. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Quilt-Inspired Layout

Hello PP friends! I have a new layout to share with you today. Quilt designs are always fun to recreate with paper. There are so many inspiring patterns out there and the combination of colors is often what gets me. I started browsing the Silhouette store and came across a cut file (Design ID #27405) that drew my attention immediately. It looked like a big, colorful flower with pointy petals and although I modified it to make my own version of it, it was definitely the starting point for my design. You definitely don’t need a cut file to recreate this pattern, but it sure saves you some time ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used the Turn the Page 6×6 paper pad for all the petals. Each patterned paper was big enough to cut seven petals out of it. I wanted to incorporate as many colors and patterns as I could and make the circular shape look full and varied. I slightly overlapped the petals to add texture. Once the first layer was done, I decided to create a second one, this time leaving some space between the shapes.

I kept the rest of the layout pretty simple. The photo has a few layers of patterned paper behind it as well as some journaling tags that come in the collection. I also stapled die cut hearts together and placed them at the opposite corners of the photo. For the title, I adhered the โ€œMomentsโ€ sentiment onto foam tape and added some ribbon underneath it before placing it on the page.

To complete the layout, I created two clusters, one in the top right and the other in bottom left corners of the page. I love how the rows of colorful butterflies bring all the colors together and add a soft and delicate touch to the page.

I love how this layout turned out and can’t wait to find new patterns to work/play with.

Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Let Your Light Shine

Hello everyone! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout that is all about my oldest daughter’s dream to become a professional ballerina. She is only twelve, but she has everything planned out already. Intensive courses, hours of training, auditions, and more. I’ll tell you a little story… the picture you see on this layout was taken the day we went to see the Nutcracker ballet. There were a few areas set up for pictures and she was more than willing to pose for me. She went on and on about wanting to dance on that same stage one day. When we got home we received an email from her dance teacher letting us know she had been chosen to perform her first solo role in the spring! You can imagine her excitement (and mine!). I can say her dreams are big, but so is her desire to achieve them.

The layout I created for today’s post is all about dreams and encouragement.

Since the photo has a snowy background, I decided to use the Snowflake cut file by Paige Evans (Design ID #230984) as the main element on my page. I love how intricate and pretty this design is. I opted to back it with a patterned paper from the Turn the Page collection that includes lots of soft colors โ€“ mainly pinks and blues, which always make me think of snow and cold weather when used together.

I positioned the cut file towards the right side of the background paper that I had prepared with a light wash of white acrylic paint to mimic the look of snow. I adhered it down with foam adhesive for more dimension.

For the photo, I layered several patterned papers and some vellum behind it, while to embellish it I used all kinds of goodies. The sentiments included in the Turn the Page collection are perfect for the theme of this layout. Words of encouragement and best wishes are the focus here. The โ€œlet your light shineโ€ย paperclip banner inspired me to use stars around the picture. To bring the layout together, I repeated the star motif on the top left corner of the page.

At this point, it felt like the page wasn’t complete yet, so I decided to use the positive spaces of the cut file to create a stardust-like look on the bottom left corner of the layout and draw the eye to the photo.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and the story behind this layout!ย Thank you for stopping by!