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Pink Paislee – To My Grandma

Hello, Pink Paislee friends. Enza here, and today I’m sharing a layout that has my heart. I don’t usually share much of my private life on social media, but as a documenter and memory keeper it’s inevitable sometimes. My grandma passed away a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited to see her this coming summer. After eight years we had finally planned to go back to Italy and visit the family; her desire was to see our kids and spend time with them – she hadn’t even met our little one yet 😦 Needless to say, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. My intention is not to make you feel sad or sorry for me. This layout is a tribute to her, a way for me to cope and honor her memory, now and always.

As you may have heard, the Horizon collection has hit JoAnn stores this month – they carry a new, amazing Project Pad that includes stickers, some of the papers from the collection, glitter paper, and solid cardstock in coordinating colors. That’s what I mostly used for my layout, along with a frame and a tag from the ephemera pack, and some puffy stickers.

I started by backing the Rose Wreath cut file designed by Paige with patterned paper and solid colored cardstock. I chose pinks, yellows, and shades of blue, which were some of my grandma’s favorite colors. I left some parts of the cut file as is – I love seeing the coral background peeking through.

Once the wreath was finished, I fussy cut the little flowers from one of the papers included in the Project Pad. I matted the photo with more patterned paper and a tag, and I also added a frame on top. Foam adhesive was used to give dimension.

I scattered the little flowers all around the page, concentrating especially on the photo. The flowers you see in the top right corner are stickers from the Project Pad, while the “love” word and the hearts come from the New Roads Puffy Phrase and Icons set.

To finish the layout, I simply added fussy cut butterflies and the date.

I love how this layout turned out and I think my grandma would have loved it too ❤

Don’t forget to check out your local JoAnn store for this gorgeous Project Pad and more items from the collection! Thank you for stopping by!

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Pink Paislee – Dreamer Layout

Hi there crafty friends! One more for today 🙂 I’m bringing you something a bit different for me. 12×12 layouts are my thing – I love the big size and all the space I have to create, but 8.5×11” pages have always captured my attention, so I thought I would give it a try.

The gorgeous Paper 24, with its artistic paint strokes, inspired the whole composition of this layout. I found a layered dripping paint cut file that paired perfectly with it, and really helped showcase the idea I had in mind. I started by adhering the cut files to the lovely floral paper I used as background. I layered Paper 24 on top of another one of my favorites: Paper 09 – the ombre look is just amazing!

Once the background was ready, I worked on my photo, for which I printed two copies. I then trimmed one of them to make it fit inside the larger one, just to create more interest and make it pop more.

And now onto the fun part: embellishing! I created three clusters, two on opposite sides of the photo and one on the very top edge. I combined ephemera pieces, chipboard stickers, and fussy cut elements from both the new Horizon collection and Whimsical. The colors go so well together!

I love all the layers and dimension on this layout and how colorful it is. I find the 8.5×11” size to be really fun and I can definitely see myself making more pages like this.

That’s it for today! Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have given you some good ideas for your next page!

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Pink Paislee – Simple Things Layout

Hello crafty friends! I’m back today to share a new layout with the amazing Horizon collection. The main inspiration here came from the unique shape of the butterflies on Paper 07. I love their elegant and delicate look, so I searched for a cut file that would give me a similar effect. I didn’t want to use a butterfly cut file, but something that would just give me the idea of a butterfly and its dainty wings. I know it’s a bit of a stretch to think of my design as a butterfly, but I love how it turned out! I hope I’m making sense. LOL!

I started with the Mandala Half cut file designed by Paige. It is such a beautiful, intricate design, perfect for what I had in mind. I cut it twice so to arrange each piece on opposite sides of the page. I backed only portions of them, mainly the leaves and some of the flowers, as I wanted the background paper to show through it.

After adhering the two halves down, I fussy cut flowers from Paper 02 and foam mounted them on top of other flowers on the cut file. I kept the embellishments to a minimum to balance the intricacy of the design.

I layered patterned paper and a fussy cut sentiment from Paper 01 behind my photo, while on each side I arranged two of the gorgeous, already-made tags that come in the collection. I so love tags and these ones are beautiful!

Since I didn’t have ephemera pieces or stickers when I made the layout, I kept fussy cutting elements from the cut-apart sheet (Paper 01). The “favorite place” heart and the “happy day” banner also came from the same paper. I then fussy cut a few butterflies to place around the photo and finished the layout with one of the super cute flower paper clips.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have given you some ideas on how to use this gorgeous collection!