Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Silhouette Cut Files

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I recently teamed up with the Silhouette Design Store to start offering my cut files! I want to share a few of my favorite pages using these cut files today!

SWING AWAY by Paige Evans
This layout uses the Chevron Background and then each section was backed with patterned paper for a colorful design!
WONDER BOY by Paige Evans
Here I’ve used the Diamonds Background and backed each diamond with a different patterned paper. This is one of my favorite techniques!
SNAPSHOT OF TODAY by Paige Evans
On this page I’ve used the Hearts in Heart cut file as the main focal element and backed each heart with patterned paper. A trio of three photos surrounds the heart – like the title says, they’re snapshots from our day!
GIVE ME ALL THE COLORS by Paige Evans
The Hexagons Background is a great way to get a lot of color on a page as well as frame photos in a unique shape!
TODAY IS THE DAY by Paige Evans
This layout features the Split Circles cut file which is perfect for featuring a central photo (or two!) – the design draws your eye right into the middle target.
SUPER STAR by Paige Evans
On this last layout I used the Super Star cut file to make a roughly monochromatic layout of my superstar son 🙂
As you can see, I LOVE backing cut files with patterned paper! It’s such a fun and therapeutic technique and great for using up patterned paper scraps! Check out over 200 of my cut files in Silhouette today and see what fantastic page designs you can come up with!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Grids

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Running out of ideas? Then a grid layout is the way to go! It divides your layout into smaller sections so you can focus on just one little area at a time instead of the entire 12×12 canvas. I hope these grid based layouts inspire you to make one too!

 

ADVENTURES by Paige Evans

I made this layout for the Fall 2017 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine which you can download and view for free! I started by stitching a sun burst using lots of different colors of thread and then created a 3×3 grid from paper and embellishments in my Pink Paislee collection called Turn the Page.

BYE BYE GERMANY by Paige Evans

To make the grid on this layout I used different elements from my Turn the Page collection with Pink Paislee: barcode strips, washi tape, and ribbon! Then I had so much fun filling in each square with a photo or journaling or title or small embellishments!

LUNCH by Paige Evans

I hand stitched the grid background on this dark background page and then filled in the sections with journaling cards – all from my very first collection with Pink Paislee called Fancy Free! I love having lunch at school with my little guy!

SUMMER by Paige Evans

The grid background on this layout is machine stitched lines spaced 1″ apart. A little die cut, sticker, or stamping went in each space then topped it with a photo!

LOVE YOU by Paige Evans

My final example of a grid based layout also uses a hand stitched grid and then I filled in the spaces with lots of photos and fussy cut flowers from my Take Me Away line with Pink Paislee. I love using grids to make quick and easy pages and don’t see this design fading anytime soon!

Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Lorilei Murphy

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I’ve been crushing on Lorilei Murphy’s epic style and eye for design the past couple of months and in fact I just asked her to be on my Silhouette design team! She’s so talented and I am so excited to share some of her favorite projects plus a new layout with you today!

Name: Lorilei Murphy
Location: Central Alberta, Canada
Blog: roseyposeystudio.com
Instagram: @roseyposey_studio
Pinterest: @roseyposeygirl
Facebook: RoseyPoseyStudio

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I live in the country with my soon to be 14 year old daughter and my husband of 25 years! I am relatively new to scrapbooking in 12×12 format but I have been crafty in some way my whole life! I feel the most happy when I am creating something!

Favorite thing to create: Currently my favourite thing to create is a 12×12 layout. Knowing that I can finish it in a short amount of time (versus an ongoing project life Project Life or Memory Planner) makes me feel a lot more creative and filled with ideas!

What do you love about this hobby? I love that this hobby is ever-changing and filled with possibilities. It seems like there is always something new to try or learn!

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I cried when I got down to the last episode of The Office on Netflix, I really love that show!!
2. I am the worst for taking on accents when I am around them. I worry I would sound completely crazy if I were to go to Ireland for example!
3. I like to get up in the morning at least an hour or two before everyone else so I can have peace and quiet.
4. I love love love Macadamia Nuts and can rarely find them where I live.
5. John Grisham is one of my favourite authors!

BEAUTIFALL by Lorilei Murphy

Fall is my favourite season and this view down our road always delights me! I created this layout using Oh My Heart by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee. I used a leaf cut file from the Silhouette Store, punches and dies. I created the title in Silhouette and added water-colour paint to my white background.

FANTASTIC by Lorilei Murphy

For this page I punched circles from the Turn the Page 6×6 paper pad. I used the gorgeous yellow fantastic title and carpe diem chipboard arrow from Take Me Away by Paige Evans & Pink Paislee. The rest of the pretty flowers and banner clip are from Turn the Page.

MAGIC & DREAMS by Lorilei Murphy

Magic & Dreams is a big time favourite of mine! I think it is the whimsical nature, the photo and the use of my favourite scrap kits (Oh My Heart, Fancy Free, Take Me Away all by Paige Evans) all on one page!

WONDERFUL YOU by Lorilei Murphy

My daughter and I call this layout – The Bluebird of Happiness! This layout is one of my favourites because it was one of the first stitching projects I have ever done on a scrapbook layout!

HAPPY by Lorilei Murphy

Happy feathers just makes me, happy!! I love the watercolor, the photos are some of my favourite and the pretty colours!

Lorilei is always making beautiful creations and sharing them so be sure to follow along her instagram, blog, and other social media sites to see and be inspired!!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Turn the Page STARS

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My newest collection with Pink Paislee is called Turn the Page and there is a repeating stars element throughout the line. I have LOVED seeing how fellow scrapbookers have used stars, stars, and more stars to create truly stunning layouts and cards!

YOU & ME by Lorilei Murphy

Lorilei layered like-colored stars that she fussy cut and punched from Turn the Page papers to create an awe-inspiring wreath.

STAR CARDS by Zsoka Marko

Designer Zskoa Marko used my new Silhouette cut files paired with Turn the Page to create this star-tastic pair of cards!

SUPERHERO by Steffi Ried

For her design team assignment, Steffi Ried fussy cut patterned paper stars and then incorporated chipboard sticker, wood veneer, and stamped stars to go with the theme.

I RUN by Audrey Yeager

After creating a beautiful mixed media background, Audrey Yeager topped off her page with stars galore, creating a dynamic and colorful layout.

STAR FRAME by Missy Whidden

Also from my design team, Missy Whidden upcycled a frame with stars in all kinds of materials (yet all from Turn the Page!) to create a lovely piece of home decor.

I hope you are inspired to use the stars from Turn the Page on your next project whether it’s a layout, card, DIY project, or mini album!

 

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Stitched Doilies & Wreaths

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A couple years ago I really got into hand stitching on my layouts and I’m still at it! I LOVE hand stitching on my layouts because of the texture and color it adds. So today I want to share a few pages with stitched doilies/wreaths.

MERMAID HAIR DON’T CARE by Paige Evans

I’ve still got about 20,280,183 doily shapes in my Silhouette library that I haven’t used so… another large doily background it is! I will never get tired of a big and beautiful doily background!

DO ALL THINGS WITH LOVE by Paige Evans

I collaborated with epic stitcher Elizabeth Free on this page! She stitched the gorgeous wreath then I came in with the photo, title, journaling, and little embellishments!

FLOWER POWER by Paige Evans

Here I die cut a large rose from patterned paper, adhered it to a pink ombre background with spray adhesive, poked a hole very 1/4″ or so around the design, and then backstitched through the holes using white thread.

HEY by Paige Evans

After seeing a stitched doily layout by Elizabeth Free (I told you she’s an epic stitcher!) I wanted to make a stitched doily too! Sure, stitching is a time-consuming process, but I’m all about it! It’s therapeutic to me 🙂

If you’ve been bitten by the stitching bug I’d love to see the pages you’ve made!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Monochromatic White

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I made this monochromatic white layout for the Kerri Bradford Studio design team back in June and I wanted to share it here with you today to hopefully inspire you to create a textured layout!

To make this layout, I die cut the dahlia background from scratch cardstock and use it as a stencil along with modeling paste to create a texture on a white cardstock background. Die cut “bloom” from smooth white cardstock and adhere it near the bottom. Punch butterflies from cardstock and machine stitch through the centers. Paint three wood veneer butterflies white. Die cut a larger butterfly from vellum and hand stitch the details (trim it in half). Layer a black & white photo over doilies and tags above the title then adhere all the butterflies above and below. Accent with ribbons, a button, pearl stickpins, and a typed caption. Write the journaling on a small doily and finish the title with Thickers.

Monochromatic layouts and projects are some of my favorite to create because it challenges me to only use what I have in front of my face – I pull all of the product first and then I can only use that! As limiting as it is, it’s also quite freeing! Hope that makes sense 😉

Have you ever made a monochromatic page before? What did you think? I LOVE the texture and dimension that are created when only one color is used! Give it a try!

Technique Spotlight with Paige Evans: Flowers

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I have featured flowers once or twice before (maybe even three of four times!) on this here Technique Spotlight, but what can I say except I LOVE FLOWERS! I could probably add a flower onto every.single.project I create. Here are a few layouts I’ve made recently prominently featuring flowers:

EPIC AWESOME LOVE by Paige Evans

On this layout I die cut a floral background from rainbow paper and then cut apart the flowers, backed them with vellum, stitched matching colored thread over them, and layered them onto a mixed media background. All using the beautiful Reflection collection by Altenew.

GHAR DALAM by Paige Evans

This layout uses a cut file by the talented Bea Valint. I love how dimensional it is! The background does all of the hard work for me so all I did was back it with a floral patterned paper and embellish the center of each flower with a little somethin’ somethin’.

HALLO LIEBE by Paige Evans

Hallo Liebe means Hello Love in German 🙂 I absolutely love fussy cutting flowers and then using them as embellishments on my pages! Here I used the Aloha collection by Jessica Fabiano for Scrapbook Werkstatt.


THUMBS UP by Paige Evans

One of my favorite techniques (it never gets old!) is backing cut files with all kinds of patterned papers. This tropical flower cut file is by Kerri Bradford and then I backed all the petals, stems, and leaves with 6×6 papers from my Pink Paislee collection called Oh My Heart.