Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

Pink Paislee – Happy Heart Layout

Hello, PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new layout featuring the super cute Wild Child collection. I couldn’t wait to make a page about my little one’s first day of school! She was so happy and ready, it was a joy to watch!

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

I started by choosing the cut file I wanted to use. My idea was to create a frame for the photo and embellish it with all kinds of ephemera pieces and stickers. The Frame cut file designed by Paige drew my attention for the interesting shape and the lovely flowers around it. I backed the middle portion first with Paper 06 – I love the soft, feminine colors! Then, using a darker strip from the same paper, I backed the smaller portion of the petals. For the rest I used patterned papers in the Wild Child Girl 6×6 Paper Pad. Some parts of the cut files were left as is; I like to see the background paper through the negative spaces.

I matted the photo with patterned papers and die cuts from the girl line and adhered it down with foam adhesive. I then arranged more pieces, such as puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, and fussy cut flowers in between the layers to add variety and color.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

The title, for which I used chipboard stickers, fit perfectly in the right corner of the frame.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

To complete the look of the layout, I added rub-on stars and fussy cut flowers on the outside of the cut file, as well as two strips of the same patterned papers used to back the flowers in the bottom portion of the page. I also included a lovely sentiment that comes in the 6×12 Sticker Sheet – I thought it was perfect for the theme of the layout.

Happy Heart Layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Wild Child collection. #pinkpaislee #ppwildchild #scrapbooking

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has given you some ideas for your next back-to-school layout!

Blog · Cards · Scrapbooking

Pinkfresh Studio – August Guest Designer

Hello, crafty friends! I’m so excited and honored to be guest designing for Pinkfresh Studio, and sharing with you a few projects created with the gorgeous Simple & Sweet collection. Its soft colors and lovely patterns fit my style perfectly; I tend to choose feminine, delicate designs for most of my layouts, so this was just the right combination of pretty and sweet.

My first layout was totally inspired by the unique and fun patterns.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

I wanted to use both sides of the “Simplicity” paper for my background, so I just trimmed it to measure 5 inches, and adhered the two pieces on white cardstock. To cover the seam I created a big cluster of elements along the whole length. I fussy cut lemons, flowers, and leaves from the “Lemon Lush” paper, and layered them with several ephemera pieces and Golden Puffy Accent Stickers. I used foam dots to adhere everything down for dimension.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

Next, I backed my photo with one of the lovely Stitched Frames that come in the collection, and arranged embellishments behind it for more color and a bit of contrast.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

I finished the layout with two gorgeous butterflies, some sentiments, and the “Sunkissed” title.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout
My second layout is a combination of some of my favorites: cut files, flowers, and lots of layers.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

I started by cutting the “Good Company” paper to measure 11 inches square, as I knew I wanted to mat it and create a frame around it. I loved that the “Good Things” paper included all the colors in the collection, so I decided to go with it. The two were machine-stitched together for added texture. I also ruffled up the edges of the mint paper for the same reason. Next, I chose a cut file from the Silhouette Store for the layered flowers. The idea of combining several patterned papers to create the flowers was very appealing to me, as I truly had a hard time picking a favorite! I wanted to use them all! To create dimension, each layer was adhered with foam dots, and each petal was curled either up or down depending on the layer. For the center of the flowers, I used the smaller Epoxy Badges, which were just the right size. To embellish my photo, I added a stitched frame (I’m addicted!), chipboard stickers, and ephemera pieces, before tucking it between the three flowers.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

At this point I needed something to fill in the empty spaces, so I decided to use the sentiments in the Golden Puffy Accent Stickers pack to create a sort of circle, and bring the layout together. I added enamel dots around the flowers, matching the colors to the Epoxy Badges, and finished with white paint splatters.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #scrapbooking #layout

My third and final project for today is a set of cards. I’m not a card maker by all means, but I have been enjoying making them lately. Plus, I couldn’t stop creating with this gorgeous collection!

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #cardmaking #cards

The first card is all about lemons. Very summery and fresh. I backed one of the stitched frames with vellum, and adhered it onto my card panel, which was a combination of two similar patterned papers in different colors. I love the striking contrast between black and yellow. To give more definition and accentuate the separation between the two, I added a thin strip of black cardstock, which I also used as a mat for the panel. I created a cluster of lemons on one corner of the frame, and balanced it with some fussy cut leaves from the black and white patterned paper and my sentiment on the opposite side. Yellow enamel dots and a touch of stitching finished the card.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #cardmaking #cards

For the second card, I created a little scene. Here you can see the same design; I adhered two of my favorite patterned papers to the card panel and added a thin strip of yellow paper along the seam to separate them. I then arranged die cuts and embellishments around the stitched frame for a layered look; a sentiment and three hearts from the Golden Puffy Accent Stickers pack finished the card. Easy peasy.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #cardmaking #cards

For my third and final card I went with floral elements. The colors are so gorgeous I didn’t need to add much more to it. I simply adhered the golden puffy frames to the center of the card and arranged the floral die cuts on opposite corners. Several layers of small and large flowers created the perfect setting for my sentiment, which came from the Puffy Stickers pack. Foam dots were used to add dimension.

Simple & Sweet Guest Designer @enzamg for @pinkfreshstudio. #pinkfreshstudio #papercrafting #cardmaking #cards
Thank you so much for stopping by today. It has been a true honor getting to share some of my projects with you. I hope you like them!

Blog · Cut files · Scrapbooking

Pink Paislee – Home Sweet Home Layout

Hello there crafty friends! I know we are in the middle of summer, but I couldn’t resist making a fall layout. My kids start school in a couple of weeks and that for me officially marks the beginning of the new season. I came across this photo from last September while working on another project and I had to use it for my page today.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

The gorgeous Auburn Lane collection is so perfect and really makes you feel those fall, cozy vibes. I started by cutting the Home Sweet Home cut file by Paige Evans from white cardstock and backed it with different patterned papers. Before adhering it down, I fussy-cut many flowers and leaves from Paper 03 and just arranged them here and there below the cut file, making sure to have some of them come through the letters.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

I then used the beautiful fabric flowers to add more interest and dimension to the layout. I LOVE these flowers! I would buy a million of them! They instantly bring a feminine, delicate touch to your projects.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

Next, the photo. I layered it with patterned papers and tabs before embellishing it with die cuts and sentiment. To give it dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive and also added more of the fabric flowers at the bottom left corner. Repeating elements brings the layout together and makes it cohesive.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

Lastly, I glued a strip of paper at the very bottom of the page, distressed the edge a bit, and tucked two houses underneath it.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

I’m very pleased with the way this layout turned out. Are you ready for fall? I certainly am. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!