Wildheart – Crate Paper

Today I am sharing a layout made with the brand new Wild Heart Collection by Crate Paper! I love this collection! The tropical vibe is trendy and the patterned papers are so much fun! I was really pulled towards the pinks and started out with a bold background. To tone it down just a bit I added a piece of white card stock with simple circles cut out of it. I love how the patterns peek through! I added some lines of machine stitching and gold splatters to finish it off!

The stay sassy frame from the ephemera pack started this whole layout. I couldn’t ask for a better sentiment for a teen photo! I layered a pink wild at heart standout next to the title and added a much love sentiment from the sticker sheet to make a little title cluster! The love epoxy clip is so cute!! I tucked it onto the side of my photo near the title cluster.

The cut apart papers are always one of my favourite items. The cards and tags are great for layering or for using as a focal point. I chose to use the “hey” cards and tags tucked in and around my photo on this layout. I also cut the co-ordinating tags to tuck in as well. If the saying on the card doesn’t go with the theme of your page you still get the pop of pattern or colour!

I love it when there are stamps in a Crate Paper collection! The Wild Heart stamps make the collection go even further with the addition of the leaf stamps. I stamped the two larger leaves with black ink on white card stock and fussy cut them for this layout. If you look closely you can see that I layered the ephemera prize ribbon under the standout for a subtle detail!

Spring Nest – Crate Paper

Spring is fleeting here in Alberta and I try to make the most out of the few weeks between snow and hot sun! The birds singing and flitting around are my favourite sights and sounds. We captured this pretty Robin’s nest last spring, complete with tiny robin’s egg blue eggs!

I chose light and airy colours from the Flourish collection for my layout. I love the Aviary paper with the white painted brick and made that my jumping off point! I added sprinkles of paint and then decided to trim the aviary paper and add the pale coral stripe paper behind it, for added colour! Lately I have been loving having my background papers stacked on angles, for a “thrown together” look! Once I decided on where to place my photo I added paper from the card making pad, frames and tickets in behind it.

For a pretty title I used the gorgeous Fleur alpha and mixed it with the gold alpha from the sticker sheet I stitched them onto the painterly tag that reminds me of spring! After fiddling around with letter placement I decided to stack them and it seemed to fit the best that way on the tag!

In the bottom right corner I added another beautiful rose and trimmed it with the gold leaf trim and added a word strip on top. The little bird from the sticker sheet finished it off perfectly. The gold leaf trim is divine! I also tucked a piece up by the photo as a branch for the embroidered bird to perch on!

I couldn’t resist using the embroidered bird patch on this layout. I could have a hundred of these little birds and never get tired of them! The colours of thread in the bird are so rich and silky. She is perched happily guarding the nest!

Supplies: Flourish Aviary Paper (344365) Flourish Grandiflora Paper (344374 ) Flourish Ephemera (344387) Flourish Chipboard Stickers (344386) Flourish Thickers Fleur Alpha (344389) Flourish Cardstock Stickers (344401) Flourish Card Making pad (344406) Flourish Decorative Trim, (344405) Flourish Embroidered Bird Patch (344392) Flourish Puffy Gold Thickers (344388)


We are off to our first dance competition today!  I took some photos of my daughter in her jazz solo costume on picture day weekend and thought they would be fun to scrap!  She is dancing to Walkin’ on Sunshine.  Very fun and cheery! I actually found the dress and yellow tutu on Amazon so I didn’t have to do too much work making a costume this year.

I had a few papers and tag I had made while playing with Vicki Boutin watercolors so I used that as my base and also made a layered butterfly from the painted paper.  The pink paint chip is from Crate Paper as is the black and white paper. I even busted out some Felicity Jane hearts to finish it off!

I love adding cut files cut from white cardstock for a soft layer!  The butterfly is my favorite!

I cut the title on my silhouette and added some typed journaling!

Backyard Adventure Mini Album – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello!  I am happy to be sharing my mini album today!  The album is 6”x4” and bound using my cinch.  I made the cover with the gorgeous Floral Transparency from Pick Me Up!  For a special touch I made a flower from hand cut circles layered together.  I popped it onto a circle and some gold leaves from the chipboard sheet and added a pretty sequin from the Haberdashery pad.  I added a piece of vellum under the transparency and clipped it with a heart paper clip to make it one page.

Mini albums are so much fun to make!  Using Paige’s cut files add such a unique flair and interest to the mini pages.  Pick Me Up is perfect for mini albums, it has a wide range of possibilities to suit any photos, even simple backyard photos!

I love the simple beauty of the Geometric Feather (Design ID #251071) cut from white paper and decorated with some gold splatters and a fussy cut flower from Paper 2!

Little 2” pockets are fun to decorate with Pick Me Up!!

The Butterfly Cluster (Design ID #252982) cut file is a must have!  Even cut from simple white paper they have a huge impact!  The sweet blue butterfly is from the Haberdashery pad!

I added more butterflies to the back of the tag!!

The Adventure (Design ID #245758) cut file is one of my favourites!  It looks great cut big and small!

I folded a piece of vellum for this page and tucked in the Lined Hearts (Design ID #242200) , the heart from Pick Me Up fit perfectly!!

I cut a square out of the paper I cut all the butterflies from and layered it up with some stickers on this envelope!

I made a page with the leftover transparency and then “sandwiched” the Heart Love (Design ID #243424) in between vellum and stitched it.

I added a tiny gold heart to the back of the cut file on this page.  I think it looks pretty showing through the vellum even if the writing is backwards!

I added the Cross Stitch Heart (Design ID #242188) to the last page.  Instead of having my stitching threads on the back I left them long on the front and tied them in a bow!

A few close-ups of the cut files and cover!

CUT FILES:  Geometric Feather (Design ID #251071) / Adventure (Design ID #245758) /  Heart Love (Design ID #243424) /  Lined Hearts (Design ID #242200)  /  Cross Stitch Heart (Design ID #242188) /  Butterfly Cluster (Design ID #252982)


My page height is 6 1/4″  in order to have separated ring binding you need to do a bit of math to see which pegs to pull out on the cinch and where to set the page stop.  With this size it is pretty easy.  The page stop (black bar that slides out) is fully in and I pulled out pegs 1, 6, 7 and 12 in order to have 4 equally spaced holes.  Be sure to put the top of your page/pages against the page stop when you are punching holes so that they all line up!  I always use a scrap paper to test the holes as well!