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Pink Paislee – Flowers: Good Life Layout

Hello, crafty friends! Enza here and today I am bringing you a new layout featuring the gorgeous Pick-Me-Up collection. This week is all about flowers on the blog, so I thought it would be fun to have one giant, layered 3D flower be the focal point of my page.

Before even choosing the cut file I was going to use, I picked the background paper. I love the shade of blue on Paper 15. This one comes in the 12×12 Paper Pad and has a gold grid that makes it just amazing. I enlarged the cut file (ID #26942) to fit the patterned paper and cut the first layer out of white cardstock. What I love about this cut file is that the petals already have three layers on them, making it easy to achieve lots of dimension. For the second layer, I reduced the size of the cut file and cut it out of Paper 06, while for the center of the flower, I went back to white and used one of the papers in the 6×6 Paper Pad.

To bring in more color, I covered the inside of each petal with patterned paper. I shaped the photo to fit the middle of the flower and added tiny chipboard hearts all the way around it.

The title fits right underneath the picture. I love the sentiment and the fact that is a chipboard sticker, thick and sturdy. I then arranged a couple of moths and a smaller sentiment on one side of the photo.

To finish the layout and add even more flowers, I fussy-cut some out and placed them where the main petals meet on the bottom layer of the cut file. A little moth or butterfly was adhered on top of each little cluster for a fun and more colorful touch.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope this has given you a new idea on how to create a layout that is all about flowers.

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The Cut Shoppe – Spring Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here, and today I am sharing my last layout as a design team member for The Cut Shoppe. I have had a blast. Thank you so much Ashley for this amazing opportunity! Your cut files are truly amazing.

Since it is finally spring, I have decided to use the Hello Spring cut file and bring some floral goodness to my page. I love the font and all the details you can find on each letter, and it paires really well with the Crate Paper Flourish collection.

I started by cutting the design as it is and backed it with patterned paper. I loved the green so much, I decided to trim the top and bottom of the background paper a little to show more of it. I then cut each letter out of white cardstock first, and different patterned papers next. I love the offset look and the white cardstock just helps create more definition and separation from the background. I adhered everything down with foam dots.

Once I had all the letters in place, I arranged the photos on opposite corners of the page and created several layers with stickers and die-cuts from the collection.

I placed a chipboard heart on each of the flowers, and decorated the page with butterflies, a cute little bird, and a dragonfly. To finish off the layout I added enamel dots, which I also used to create a trail for the butterflies.

I love how this page turned out. You can find the Hello Spring cut file in The Cut Shoppe Etsy shop.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!

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Crate Paper – Banner Wreath Layout

Hello everyone! I’m back today to share a new layout I created for Crate Paper with the gorgeous Flourish collection. The main goal for this page was to incorporate lots of patterned paper, and the best way to do it for me is by creating a patchwork design.

I started by cutting the banners. I used my die cutting machine, but you can totally use scissors or craft punches for this. The banners on the outer circle are slightly bigger than the ones on the inside. I cut a 6-inch circle out of copy paper to use as a guide and just adhered the banners against the edge. I used re-positionable adhesive to just keep them in place, and then after making sure they looked good I went back and popped them up with foam dots. You can see the dimension this extra step adds in the picture below.

Once my background was ready, I arranged photo and ephemera pieces towards the bottom portion of the wreath. Again lots of layers created with die-cut flowers, gold puffy stickers, and the pretty vellum terrarium that comes in the collection. I also added some sentiments from the sticker sheet and shaped them as banners to kind of repeat the same design.

For my title, I picked the โ€œsweetโ€ puffy sentiment sticker, which I placed in the bottom right portion of the page along the line of the wreath. Since I wanted to repeat the gold element in the opposite corner of the layout, I went with gold puffy hearts.

White paint splashes and enamel dots, as well as cross-stitched details, finished the layout.

I love how this page turned out. This type of patchwork design is definitely becoming one of my favorites. What do you think? Is it something you feel inspired to try? I would love to know ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies: Flourish โ€“ Always (344367), Poetic (344366), Greenhouse (344371), Fragrant (344369), Perennial (344373), 12×12 Paper Pad (344383), Gold Puffy Stickers (344388), Ephemera Pack (344394), Ephemera Pieces (344387), Stickers (344401) (344385).