This Life Flower Layout – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hello!  Today I have a layout featuring one of my favorite things – flowers!  I used Paige’s Folk Art Flower Group (Design ID #271160). You get a lot of bang for your buck with this cut file as it has multiple flowers and leaves!

I decided to use Pick Me Up for my layout.  The colors remind me of fall, and the deep pink/red goes beautifully with my photo!  I did some customizing with the cut files; I made 4 of the main flowers in 4 consecutively smaller shapes so that I could stack them up and have a dimensional flower.  I also cut a large one (approx 5″) for a focal flower.  I cut two from pink/red paper (Paper 11), one from navy (Paper 3) and a cheery yellow flower (Paper 7) I cut the different leaves all from the teal paper (Paper 13).

I arranged all my flowers into a design on the page first.  I then added the photo and began tucking in the leaves.  It seemed easier to add the leaves this way to see where they looked best!.  Once I had the flowers and leaves arranged, I decided I needed some paint in the background.  I puddled paint around the leaves with a brush and then added some splatters as well!  I added rubon flowers, chipboard, and stickers from Pick Me Up for my finishing touch!

 

You Got This – Paige Evans

The one thing I love about scrapbooking and it is particularly prevalent when I get ready to make a layout with Paige’s cut files is the mystery of what I will make!! That might sound a bit silly, but I find it fun to just stumble across something that speaks to me at that moment and go with it!  Looking through Paige’s cut file shop at the Silhouette store is like browsing through a candy shop.  The files say “pick me,” for this layout, I chose the Flowers Cut File (Design ID #268655) and cut it from white cardstock.

I decided to get out my Vicki Boutin mixed media goodies and paint up a background.  I wanted the flowers to stand out, and I could have painted the flowers and put them on a white background, and I think they would have looked stunning that way too!  I used colors from my photo and some pretty gold texture paste.  I love the fall colors, and I was also inspired by the little 2×2 paper from Turn the Page.

I added stickers around the layout from the Turn the Page sticker book and some stamps in black ink for some more texture.

I decided to paint the flower centers black and outline the petals with sketchy black lines so the flowers would pop even more!  I added foam dot adhesive for dimension.  I am really happy with how my layout turned out.  This flower cut file is really gorgeous and I am sure I will cut it again and try painting the flowers!

 

Live Brave – Paige Evans + Silhouette

There is nothing I like better than a beautiful wreath on a scrapbook layout!  I chose Paige’s Leaf Wreath (Design ID #262723) and cut if from white cardstock.  To make sure the wreath was highlighted I added paint in a soft peach and pretty pink color in a circle on a white background.  Of course I needed little paint splatters!

 

I decided to use embellishments and a paper from Take Me Away.  I fussy cut a nice bunch of flowers to place on the wreath and I finally got to use the cute chipboard carousel horse!  I tucked in the Love You stitched tag from Take Me Away beside the photo for a nice cluster!

On the upper area of the wreath I added the Live Brave chipboard and a heart to go with the carousel horse.  I love the pretty airy feel that all the leaf sprigs on the wreath give to the layout.  At my last count, Paige has 37 wreath cut files in her Silhouette shop!

Glamper – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I LOVE this little Glamper (Design ID #271162) by Paige Taylor Evans! I knew I wanted to make the glamper super cute and sweet so I started digging through my stash and found the colors I envisioned in Oh My Heart and Turn the Page by Paige Evans.  Once I had the glamper cut, I then cut some clouds using the Cloud Trio (Design ID #216711) cut file, for the solid clouds I simply ungrouped the cloud files and deleted the inside cut lines.

I got busy and started backing the glamper with papers from Oh My Heart; I used a black paper from C’est La Vie at the bottom of the camper. For the pennant, I used the 2×2 squares from the 12×12 paper from Oh My Heart.  I wasn’t sure what all I would use for embellishments on the layout at this point so I thought a multi-colored banner would work with anything!  I took awhile to decide whether I wanted the body of the glamper to be all black or not and in the end, I liked it lightened up on the top half!

I added some pink and white scalloped paper from Oh My Heart to the bottom of the layout to serve as the “ground” for the glamper to sit on.  I also added a single scallop to the top of the layout for a nice frame! I decorated inside the windows with the paper ledge paper from the Oh My Heart 6×6 paper pad and added stickers and puffy stickers for dimension!

I layered up a field of flowers on each side of the glamper; I used printables of Paige’s collections so I would have lots of flowers and who doesn’t take their kitty glamping?   The kitty is slowly being chased by the snail!  I love that the little puffy stickers add just the right amount of detail and cuteness!

Butterflies, white clouds, and stars fill the top part of the page and make a home for my photo! The stars and butterflies are from Turn the Page; the colors go with Oh My Heart so well!

For my title, I used the Adventure gold rub on and carefully placed it onto a cloud.  I spent some time tucking little butterflies and more puffy stickers into spots for added detail!  I love how the layout turned out!

Flamingo Envy

Paige offered a super cute Flamingo Pool Floatie cut file for free in her Happy Scrappy Group and I just had to use it!  The group is free to join and has loads of inspiration for using Paige Evans cut files and collections!

 

I had to make my flamingo pink and went straight for Oh My Heart!  I backed the flamingo in two of the pink papers and left the middle ring open for my journal card since I do not have a flamingo floatie!  I added lots of pink flowers and attached the sunglasses to my journal card to make it easy to pull it in and out.

I didn’t want the flamingo to be stranded so I painted her a pool and some splashes!!  It was so fun to make this page!

 

Today – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I chose Heart Group (Design ID #260894) from Paige’s Silhouette store.  I knew I wanted to do some mixed media on my page and thought about how I could tweak the cut file to get the look I wanted!

I first cut just the whole outline from white cardstock by ungrouping the design and deleting the hearts.  I then used spray mists to “fill in” the heart.  I used four different colors, and the cut file made a great stencil!  While the ink was drying, I went back to the cut file, and this time I deleted the outside cut line of the hearts and just kept the heart’s themselves.  I lined them all up in a grid, grouped them and then duplicated all the hearts and reduced the size.  I painted the hearts with a deep navy paint and painted the smaller hearts with white paint.  I then ran a line of stitching through both hearts and glued them onto my page!

Now comes the embellishing!!  I had chosen the ink sprays to coordinate with Pick Me Up by Paige Evans and Pink Paislee, so it was just a matter of choosing which die cuts looked great with my photo.  I chose a flower cluster, some word tabs and the butterflies from the sticker sheet.  I finished it off with the pretty “today” chipboard in glimmery gold foil!

I LOVE how my page turned out.  Using Paige’s cut files as stencils is a great way to get multiple uses out of them!

 

Good Life – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Lately I have had Oh My Heart on my mind!  It is still one of my favourite collections by Paige and Pink Paislee!  I got out my stash and set to work backing the Geometric Background (246550) with all the pretty patterned papers in Oh My Heart.  The Geometric background is really lovely to back, it is all straight lines and it makes a big impact when finished!

Once I started on the cluster of flowers around my photo, I realized that the flowers and cards were blending in with the background too much, I added a simple piece of vellum to the background to soften the brightness.  I had been playing around with some Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze through Paige’s Flower Bunch (259829) cut file and had the gold covered cut file left over so I added it in between the background and photo cluster.
I love how bright and cheerful the layout is, the florals in Oh My Heart make me happy every time!

Perfect Pair – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Scalloped Border Background
Design ID #229288
 
You can never underestimate the potential of a seemingly simple scallop cut file!  Say that 5 times fast 🙂 I love Paige’s Scallop border cut file, I decided to make it the star of the show paired with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee.  I chose to pop them off of the pretty blues in Paper 14.
I added matching paint to the background in big bold strokes and added splatters of the same paint as well as gold sprinkles.  I stitched the scallops onto the blue paper strips for extra texture and then layered them over the painted background at random lengths and on a bit of an angle.
The strips created the perfect spots to tuck in tags and flowers.  I fussy cut flowers from Paper 02 for layers and dimension.    The perfect pair 3×4 card actually has a pair of sneakers on it, but I covered that with flowers to suit my layout better!
I thought it would be fun to point out that I only used 4 pieces of patterned paper, some paint and a white piece of card stock.  If you happen to be on a budget this collection really is versatile and you can create pretty pages from minimal supplies and of course Paige’s cut files can be used over and over!!

Happy Life – Paige Taylor Evans + Silhouette

I found the super cool String Art Heart Design ID #258560 in Paige’s Silhouette store.  I cut the heart from 12×12 white cardstock and used it as a template to punch holes in a heavier weight cardstock below it.  After I had the holes made I used 4 different colors of embroidery floss to make the string art design!  I quickly gave up trying to follow all the lines in the cut file and just made my own crissing and crossing the heart.  It was super helpful to use the cut file to place the holes!

It took me about an hour to string the whole heart.  Once I was done I added some paint splatters to the two areas I knew I would embellish.  While the paint was drying I put together my photo cluster.  I ended up adding foam to a few of the layers for lot’s of dimension.  Before I adhered my photo cluster I added a few rubons to peek out beneath it.

I added a cute little cluster at the top left of the heart for balance and interest!  I love the teeny little rubons included with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee in that spot too!

Ballet Canvas – Paige Evans + Silhouette

I have wanted to paint a dance canvas for my daughter for some time.  When I saw Paige’s Ballet Slippers (Design ID #264065) cut file I knew it would work perfectly!

I started out by cutting the outline of the shoes in white cardstock and then painting the entire cut file dark pink.  I used the pink watercolor paint from Vicki Boutin’s watercolor set.  Once the outline was dry, I applied it to the canvas with gel medium and let that dry.  I then painted in the shoe, leaving white space for highlights.  Using various pinks and peachy pinks I added splatters in 3 areas of the canvas.  I finished off with a few Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine splatters for good measure!

I had some flowers left over from her last year’s ballet solo costume as well as some white paper flowers. I added some white paint, and pink watercolor to them for a mixed media feel.  I used hot glue to arrange them at the top of the canvas.  I added watercolor to some thin white ribbon and tucked that into the flower cluster for a bit of extra dimension and prettiness!

We both love how it turned out!  There are so many of Paige’s gorgeous cut files that would work great for this technique!