Hey there crafty friends! Today I’m kicking off Paper Pads week on the Pink Paislee blog. Paper Pads are versatile and convenient and can be used for any project in a variety of ways. I love the smaller sizes as they feature a miniature version of the bigger patterned papers, but also the 12×12 one that groups most of the papers in a collection, sometimes with foil accents, and usually contains doubles of them so you don’t take the risk of running out 😉
My layout was mostly created with papers from the Pick-Me-Up Paper Pads: 2×2”, 6×6”, and 12×12”.
I started by cutting a big title from one of the 12×12” papers. I went with a solid color, as I knew I wanted to back each letter with papers from the 2×2” Paper Pads. The clean lines of the Label Maker Font cut file worked perfectly for the idea I had in mind.
I prepared my background with scalloped strips that I fussy cut from Oh My Heart Paper 17 and hand-stitched with coordinating embroidery floss onto white cardstock. Once all the letters were ready, I arranged them on top of the strips in a wonky way. You can see I decreased the size of the letters slightly as they went down the page, so to draw the eye towards the photos. I kept the embellishments around the pictures pretty minimal – a few die cuts and chipboard stickers, just to add color, and a camera and “Love You” banner which were fussy cut from the 2×2” Paper Pads.
The main embellishments are the rolled flowers I made with two cut files (242203 & 239848). I used the 6×6” Paper Pad, which is just the right size to create lovely additions like these.
I’m pretty happy with how this layout turned out! Paper Pads are a must-have in your stash and sometimes they’re all you need to create amazing projects!
Thank you for stopping by!
Hello there! Enza here with a set of cards for Mothers week on the blog. I used the beautiful Auburn Lane collection which is very feminine, soft, and beautiful. With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I’m hoping to give you some fresh ideas and inspire you to create your own cards for Mom this year.
My first card is a shaker card. I think there’s always something special in a shaker card and the sequin mix that comes in the collection is just too gorgeous to pass up.
The idea came from the Large Flower cut file (Design ID #262729) designed by Paige Evans. I knew I wanted to put it in the center of a card and thought it would be extra pretty with sequins peeking through it. With a circular scalloped craft die I cut the opening in the center of the card panel and backed it with a piece of acetate. I used foam adhesive all over the back, making sure to leave some space around the edge of the circle to allow enough movement and, at the same time, hide the white foam piece. After filling up the opening with sequins, I adhered a slightly larger piece of patterned paper to the back of the panel, and everything to an additional layer of patterned paper to just give it a more defined border.
I glued the cut file to the acetate piece and spelled the word “MOM” with the beautiful Alpha Chipboard Stickers. I backed the “O” with the same patterned paper I used for one of the layers. Some twine around the spine finished the card.
My second card features another cut file designed by Paige: Flower Bunch (Design ID #259829). I love how this card turned out!
I started by trimming a card panel out of floral patterned paper. To soften the look of it and allow the cut file to stand out, I covered it with a smaller piece of vellum. I then backed the cut file and adhered it down with foam adhesive to create dimension. The sentiment is one of the die-cuts that comes in the Ephemera Pack. Again, I created dimension with foam dots and added gold thread behind it. I finished the panel with some sequins.
I really enjoyed making these cards. What do you say? Have I inspired you to make your own cards for Mom? I sure hope so!
Hello everyone! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout featuring the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection. This collection is just too beautiful and if you love flowers and warm, cozy colors, it is a must-have.
I started by backing a cut file with patterned paper and adhering it in the middle of the page with foam adhesive. I like the dimension and also the way the woodgrain paper makes it pop by framing the whole design. I then fussy-cut a variety of flowers out of patterned paper and specialty vellum and created a big cluster in the top right corner of the page. I incorporated die-cuts and a cut file by Paige Evans (Design ID #240997), which I used in several spots to bring in a bright element and complete the look of the cluster.
I tucked the right corner of the picture underneath some of the flowers and topped it with one of the gorgeous wooden frames from the collection. I love the rustic and nostalgic feel of it! I embellished the frame with stickers, puffy stickers and die-cuts.
Next, I continued the diagonal design with more embellishments and a smaller cluster of flowers. I added sentiment stickers and a few hearts.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I adore this collection, and I hope I have inspired you to create with it! Have a lovely day!