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PinkFresh Studio – Mix and Match Collections: Two Layouts

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back to share two new layouts with you. One of the things I adore about Pinkfresh is the fact that papers and embellishments from different collections coordinate beautifully and can be easily mixed and matched for a lovely result. I’m a big fan of their amazing patterns, and the colors are just gorgeous.

For the first layout, I went with a summer theme.

The flamingo cut file I used is just adorable. It comes with beautiful tropical flowers that soften the look of the page and give it an exotic look. I started with a white background, as I wanted to do some mixed media. My idea of mixed media is pretty much just a spray or two of ink and some splatters. LOL! It adds so much to the overall design without being overwhelming – soft and delicate while still noticeable. I cut three flamingos in different sizes and arranged them on my prepared background.

I backed the cut files with two patterned papers from the Out and About collection; I used “Tickets” for the wings and “Explore” for the bodies of the flamingos. To back the flowers, I went with a mix of papers from Everyday Musings and Joyful Day, and completed the look with floral puffy stickers for the center.

I matted the photo with a couple of Pocket Cards from Everyday Musings, as well as pieces from the Ephemera Pack, and added a fabric banner and the super fun pinwheels – they just bring in more of the summer feel.

I finished the layout with puffy sticker words and black splatters.

The second layout features the Chipboard Sticker Frames from the Everyday Musings collection.

First, I prepared my background. This time, instead of using ink sprays, I trimmed the “Beautiful” paper in strips of different width and adhered them in the center of my white cardstock, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between.

I wanted to use more of the Pocket Cards, so I thought it would be fun to back the frames with them. I tried to color-coordinate the embellishments, but in the end didn’t have enough, so I just kept adding as I pleased 😉

Except for the yellow frame to the left, the others were mounted on foam adhesive and have a lot of dimension. Before adhering the photo down, I matted it with more paper and backed it with a big white doily, just to add a romantic touch. I finished it with a paper dimensional bow.

For the title, I used a puffy sticker sentiment from the Joyful Day collection, while to bring in a sparkly element, I cut one of the gold puffy sticker flowers in half and arranged them on opposite sides of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to mix and match the gorgeous Pinkfresh collections on your next layout.

Have a lovely day!


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Pink Paislee – Dream Layout

Hello there! Enza here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. I love butterflies, and when I saw the new Layered Butterfly cut file by Paige I knew I had to use it right away. I’m actually combining two of her cut files on this page. Let’s see how it came together!

I decided to cut the design three times, slightly reducing its size each time so to have more variety. I used both sides of the patterned paper and machine-stitched the several layers in place. I love all the dimension here! Those butterflies are just too gorgeous!

Before arranging them on the page, I decided to add an extra layer to the background with another cut file, this time a floral design. I wanted it to be big and take the whole left side of the layout, but I chose not to back it with patterned paper, as I wanted the butterflies to be the focus. The photo fit perfectly in between the wings. I layered a frame behind it and several stickers on top. The paper clips in this collection are just too cute; here I added the flower one by the little “Follow Your Heart” banner. I then placed the big “Dream” chipboard sticker above the photo, where I also arranged a few more embellishments: fussy cut butterflies, puffy stickers, flowers and foliage from the ephemera pack.

To finish the layout, I chose a tiny flower included in the stamp set and stamped it several times around the butterflies. It was the perfect substitute for enamel dots!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have found some inspiration for your next layout using the gorgeous Horizon collection and some amazing cut files.

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Altenew – Washi Tape Background

Hello there, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring some amazing Altenew products.

Creating different and unique backgrounds is always a fun challenge for me. Let’s say that if I don’t use patterned paper as my base, I try to come up with other options until I find what best fits the idea I have in mind. One of the products I love to use is washi tape, and Altenew has some pretty, colorful ones that allow for fun combinations.

Here is how it came together!

I started with white textured cardstock, to which I adhered three strips of Red Ombre Washi Tape. I went with a horizontal design, adding one strip to the top and two to the bottom. Since I haven’t had any luck finding adhesive that permanently sticks to washi tape, I decided to leave a blank area in the middle of the page to glue my cluster to.

Next, I cut a circular floral cut file to use as bottom layer – I love the texture it adds! I stamped daisies from the Get Well Soon Stamp Set and colored them using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.

Once those were ready, I matted my photo with patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams 6×6 Paper Pack; I also wrapped some natural colored twine around it. I arranged the daises around the photo, adhering them down with foam dots for dimension, and added two sentiments from the Reason To Smile Stamp Set to the right side.

To fill in the empty spaces between the flowers, I die cut leaves from the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and tucked them under the cluster. I used white cardstock, as it adds an extra layer but doesn’t distract from the colorful stamped images.

That’s all for today, friends. Is washi tape something you would use to build your own background? Altenew has so many options to choose from, it’s impossible to pick just one.

Thank you for stopping by!