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The Cut Shoppe – I Like You

Hello everyone! Enza here to share a new layout that is all about hearts and love. I paired the All Heart Remix cut file from The Cut Shoppe with the Forever My Always collection by Pebbles.

This layout started in a different way than what it turned out to be. When I cut it, I just wanted to use it as it is, and back it with different patterned papers. Then I thought it would be fun to just back half of it and use it as a semi-circle design with photo and embellishments on the opposite side. I was going to go with this second idea, but then I decided to cut it in half, keep the portion I had already backed up, and finish the circle with the foam words you see on the layout. I could not make it work!!! The words were too big and it just looked funny. I tried a few more options, until I decided to just use it as a decorative piece in two opposite corners of the page. Ah! I was finally happy! 😉
I opted not to back the portion in the top left corner, and only adhere two backed hearts and a couple of stickers onto it.

The round shape of the cut file offered me the perfect spot for those foam word stickers I really wanted to use. The rest was all about finding a placement for photos and embellishments.
I love how this layout turned out. Sometimes it’s just a matter of trying different things before settling on the final design.
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
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Pink Paislee – Spotlight Layout

Hello, PP fans! I’m so excited and honored to be back on the Pink Paislee Design Team for a new year!

The first project of this new term is about spotlighting each designer, so I thought I would share a layout that includes some of my favorites: cut files, flowers and hearts, thread, and lots of layers.

Cut files are usually my starting point, my main inspiration. I often try to modify them a bit to make them ‘my own’, and that’s exactly what I did here. I took the Scalloped Heart Background cut file by Paige Evans and duplicated it two times, modifying its size to create nested hearts. Instead of backing the scalloped portion of it, I decided to back the center with different patterned papers from the Turn the Page collection. I also thought it would be fun to bring in some more color in the scalloped area, so I wrapped colorful thread around where the scallops connect to the heart. It’s just a little extra step that adds lots of interest to the page.

To create dimension, I adhered the hearts down with foam adhesive. This also gave me more space to tuck in my embellishments. I fussy cut lots of flowers from Paper 02, but instead of placing them all around the bigger heart, I just embellished the right portion of it, while the other flowers are peeking out from the left side of the middle heart. Love, love all those layers!

The photo also has lots of layers behind it. I used ephemera pieces, as well as labels and washi tape. One of my favorite items in this collection are the banner clips. I could use them on everything! I placed one on the right side of the photo, with a little heart from the #StickerBook and a journaling tag. The sentiment, which also serves as my title, comes from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad.

To finish the layout and add a unique touch, I created a pleated border to place at the bottom of the page. I used the light green ribbon that comes in the collection and some hot glue to stick it down.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and have found some inspiration for your next project. Thank you for stopping by!

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Pink Paislee – Floral Background Layout

Hello friends! How about a bright, floral layout to bring a breath of fresh air to your day? I’m so ready for spring and warmer days!

This layout features the Oh My Heart collection by Paige Evans. The main design element here is the intricate cut file, which I decided to back with patterned papers from the collection. Although it may look complicated, it is an easy process once you get started. Time consuming for sure, but definitely worth it. Lots of texture and dimension with one simple step! I started by choosing the papers I wanted to use and backed all the leaves first. I find that working on one shape at a time definitely saves you some time, as you don’t have to go back and forth between patterned papers. Next the flowers. I left some of them as is and only backed the bigger ones. I think it adds another element of interest without being “too much”.

The cut file comes with a border which I cut to leave just the beautiful floral design. After gluing it down, I started working on my photo cluster. I rarely use more than one photo on my layouts, but these pictures go together and I didn’t want to separate them. Each photo measures roughly 1.75” x 2.5”. I popped some of them up with foam adhesive for more dimension and started embellishing around them.

I mostly used die cuts from the ephemera pack, chipboard and puffy stickers. Some are peeking out from under the photos, others are on top. The title is simple and still part of the cluster. I love the different heights of photos and embellishments.

To finish the layout, I wrote my journaling on a tag from the Turn the Page collection and tucked it underneath the bottom photo. I also added lots of pearlescent dots for an extra feminine touch.

I hope this layout has made your day a little brighter with its pretty and fresh colors!