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Crate Paper – Creating Your Own Design With Paper Strips

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today to share a new layout for Crate Paper. If you have been following me for a while, you might have noticed how much I love wreaths and center-focused layouts, especially in a circle or heart shape. I also usually use cut files, which give the design that extra layer of interest and make the job easier 😉 This time I have decided to create my own shape with strips of paper.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

I started by trimming a 12×12 patterned paper to 8×8 inches and cut it into ¼ inch strips. I chose the Royal patterned paper, as I loved the way the two colors faded into each other. My idea was to give the circle two different shades and try to match the embellishments for a tone-on-tone look. Once all the strips were cut, I found the center of my background paper and started adhering them in a circular shape, making sure to follow the color combination I had chosen. I then cut some smaller strips from the Perennial patterned paper and filled in the gaps.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

Next, I built lots of layers behind my picture with die cuts, vellum embellishments and a tag. The frame that comes in the ephemera pack mimics the colors in the Royal patterned paper, so I thought it would be perfect as a top layer. I used foam adhesive to pop everything up and give it dimension. I also fussy-cut lots of flowers in coordinating colors; I arranged the teal ones on the left and the pink ones on the right.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

At this point, I only needed to add a few more embellishments. I went with butterflies and hearts, while to brighten the layout a bit and create contrast I placed yellow elements here and there around the photo. As a finishing touch, I curved the strips of paper slightly inward for movement and interest.

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

Paper strips layout by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #cpflourish collection. #scrapbooking #layout #cratepaper

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great day!

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Altenew – “So Happy” Layout

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
Hello, Altenew fans!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features a mixed media background using several Altenew products.

Mixed media is totally out of my comfort zone. Although I love the process of getting messy and creative with different mediums, I have a hard time working with a background that is not flat or having to wait a few hours for it to dry before finishing the page. This time, I just decided to put aside all my “issues” and just go with it.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout

I started by applying a white glittery texture paste to my cardstock using the Sketched Lines Stencil. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming; my goal was to give more interest to the page in a subtle way, so I just applied it toward the center, where pictures and embellishments would go. I then added ink splatters using two Altenew Ink Sprays: Pure White and Ocean Waves.

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped flowers and leaves from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • coral flowers: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Grapevine, Fresh Lemon, Peach Perfect
  • yellow flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Grapevine, Coral Berry
  • teal flowers: Sea Glass, Aqualicious, Galactic Stream, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon
  • leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

Next, I backed my pictures with vellum and patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection before adhering them onto a large doily and finally onto the cardstock. I used foam adhesive to create dimension.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
I arranged flowers and leaves around the photo, as well as toward the top and bottom of the page. To add an extra element of interest, I stamped the little flowers that come in the same stamp set here and there across the layout.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
For my title, I inked a white cardstock with Frosty Pink and cut it using the Brush Alpha Die Set to spell “So happy”.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
To finish the layout, I stamped some sentiments from the Forever and Always Stamp Set onto white cardstock and cut them in a banner-like shape. Enamel dots and a few more ink splatters gave extra detail and interest to the page.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a mixed media background with Altenew products. Even if it’s not “your thing”, like in my case, sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and try new techniques and mediums.

Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Auburn Lane: Floral Layout

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.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

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.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

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.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

Next, I continued the diagonal design with more embellishments and a smaller cluster of flowers. I added sentiment stickers and a few hearts.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

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!