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Pink Paislee – Pastels: Oh Happy Day Layout

Hey there, PP fans! Welcome to “Pastels” week! Today I am bringing you a layout that is a mix of pastel colors and more vibrant shades. I used the beautiful Confetti Wishes collection, as well as some patterned papers from last year’s Summer Lights collection.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

I decided to go with an ombre background – I love how the soft peach color turns into a rich, vibrant pink. I also knew I wanted to layer a floral cut file behind my photo, and those colors would be perfect for the flowers. I guess my idea was to not back all of the flowers of the cut file and just let the colors on the background paper do the job.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout
I used the Flower Frame cut file (ID #258545) by Paige Evans and “deconstructed” it a bit by fussy-cutting it and rearranging the different elements in a new shape. I backed some of the leaves with a green patterned paper from the Confetti Wishes collection, while for some of the flower buds I used patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection, with its soft lilac and orange shades.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

I created lots of layers behind my photo with papers, chipboard stickers, die-cuts and puffy stickers. I tried to keep all the colors on the lighter side, but you can see that the darker green pops up here and there, bringing in contrast. Some smaller clusters frame the photo, as well as the die-cut piece I used as my title. I love the embellishments in the Confetti Wishes Cardmaking Kit; they are the perfect pastel color, so I included some of those as well.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

To finish the layout, I created a frame with the Confetti Wishes Washi Tape and some gold splatters.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to incorporate a mix of pastel and more vibrant colors on your next scrapbook layout.

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Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew April 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

Another amazing release this month, full of gorgeous stamp and die sets. You should have arrived from Amber‘s blog. Here is the complete list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Kay Miller
May Sukyong Park
Nina-Marie Trapani
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Jenn Shurkus
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Jennifer McGuire
Flora Monika Farkas
Janette Kausen
Sveta Fotinia
Lydia Fiedler
Debby Hughes
Virginia Lu
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Keeway Tsao
Sandra Dietrich
Gayatri Murali
Vicky Papaioannou
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Therese Calvird
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Nicole Picadura
Justine Hovey
Reiko Tsuchida
Amber Rain Davi
Enza Gudor —You are here—
Kelli Cool
Laura Bassen

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/22/2018.

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The layout I am sharing today features two delicate and beautiful stamp sets: Happy Heart and Dream Big.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

I decided to go for an ombre look and incorporate several shades of pink. I started by heat-embossing most of the images onto solid cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink and Pure White Embossing Powder. I opted to use Golden Peach Embossing Powder on the lightest colored cardstock to bring in some variety and add more interest to the page.

For the background, I kept a tone-on-tone look by adhering a grid cut file onto the same color cardstock. The cut file also helped with the placement of the flowers, which were grouped in clusters. I then stamped and heat-embossed a few leaves onto gray cardstock so to create more layers in between the flowers. I have always loved the pink/gray combo! So soft and sophisticated.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

I tucked the photo under four clusters, keeping the embellishments to a minimum, and just added the “You make my heart happy” sentiment from the same stamp set and the “Sweet” sentiment from the Folksy Florals set, which is also part of this new release.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

To finish the layout, I adhered a few butterflies from the Dream Big stamp set onto the flowers. Again, I heat-emboss them with Golden Peach Embossing Powder and tried to match the shading to the colors of the flowers I was going to put them on.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @altenew featuring the Happy Heart Stamp and Die set. #stamping #scrapbooking #flowers

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win gift certificates to the store. Your next stop is Kelli Cool‘s blog.

Have a lovely day!

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Crate Paper – Wild Heart Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I’m sharing my very first layout featuring the new, gorgeous Wild Heart collection by Crate Paper. I love the vibrant colors and fun patterns of this line; it is versatile and perfect to document your everyday moments.

The first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box was the stamp set. So many possibilities with it. I really like the mix of big and small leaves, as well as the lovely sentiment in the same handwritten font you find throughout the collection. Here is the layout:

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I decided to heat-emboss some leaves with copper embossing powder as I wanted them to match the warm colors of the other elements. I also stamped a few in a light pink color ink, again to coordinate with the rest of the collection. In order to create a cluster on one side of the photo, I layered the fussy-cut images with die-cuts and stickers. Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension. A fun rosette ribbon completed the cluster.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

For the background, I cut the Planted patterned paper somewhat in half, following along the lines of the design and placed it in the top portion of the page. I love all the fun and colorful die-cuts that come in the ephemera pack. Here I layered a few of them behind the photo; I also arranged stickers and the “love” paper clip to form another cluster on the right side.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

The glitter foam stickers are perfect to add sparkly details here and there on your page. I used the “Favorite” sentiment as my title, and added the big butterfly at the bottom to give a “finished” look to the design.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

To balance the layout, I layered a few more elements in the opposite corner of the page; a mix of stickers, die-cuts, foam elements that bring in lots of texture and interest.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will feel inspired to start creating with the new Wild Heart collection.

Vacation layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper with #cpwildheart collection. #cratepaper #scrapbooking #layout

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Wild Heart – Planted (344424), Stamp set (344443), Ephemera Pieces (344436), Glitter Foam Stickers (344438), Paper Clips (344440), Standouts (344439), Stickers (344435).