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!
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!