Designer Spotlight with Paige Evans: Zinia Amoiridou


I love browsing through Instagram and finding new people to follow who are so inspiring and creative! That’s how I came across the wonderful Zinia Amoiridou who I will be spotlighting today!


Name: Zinia Amoiridou
Location: Greece
Instagram: @abstractinspiration
YouTube: AbstractInspiration
Pinterest: @abstractinsp
Facebook: AbstractInspirationPage

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: My name is Zinia and I’m an art student from Greece. I’ve been into stickers and stationery since I can remember. I’ve always been a crafty kid making photo albums and smashbooks without even knowing it’s a thing. A few years ago, I discovered the crafting community on YouTube and Instagram and I felt like I finally found my tribe. It’s been an amazing journey of evolving and meeting amazing people. My dream is to turn my passion for art and crafts into a full time job and teach around the world, spreading sprinkles of craftiness and creativity.

Favorite thing to create: I’m a very versatile crafter and I really love to constantly mix things up. At the moment I’m mostly into 12×12 layouts, art journal pages, and mini books, but I still love to play around with different types of crafts like happy mail, traveler’s notebooks, planner decorations, small DIY projects, and cards.

What do you love about this hobby? Creativity for me is a therapeutic process. It’s more than just a hobby to have some fun. Although the memory keeping aspect of scrapbooking is really important to me, what keeps me going is my constant need for creativity. No day goes by that I won’t sit down and work on some project. It’s a way of living for me.

5 fun facts about yourself:
1. Before I enrolled into art uni, I was studying physics, but the right side of my brain took over and I ended up on a completely different direction.
2. The biggest fan of my work is my boyfriend and without him I wouldn’t be where I am today. He is the most amazing person I’ve ever met.
3. When I was younger I used to hate pink and gold. Things changed when I started scrapbooking and now they are two of my most favorite colors to use in any type of project.
4. I have an extremely adorable and social puppy. My family also has five cats so you can imagine what happens every time I visit my parent’s house.
5. For every success story in my resume, there are at least ten failures and rejections. The secret to achieving your dreams is to keep trying.

Here is the adorable layout Zinia made for her spotlight:

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CUTE FACE by Zinia Amoiridou

I’ve had the idea of creating a shaker mason jar for a really long time. I actually recreated similar versions of this layout to experiment and create a project that is as close as possible to what I imagined at first. I absolutely adore using fun and dimensional techniques like this.

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LEARN TO PLAY by Zinia Amoiridou

This is one of the very first layouts I created using the couple of bits I managed to get from the Fancy Free collection. I’ve been dreaming of cutting the flowers from this collection since it got released. A wreath design seemed to be the perfect thing to use them on.


HELLO by Zinia Amoiridou

I really love scrapping old photos. I have so many dear memories of my childhood and these photos really need to get in an album. On this layout I tried to have a vintage yet modern style using a combination of different flowers.

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I LOVE YOU by Zinia Amoiridou

This is one of the first layouts I created with my Silhouette. I used one of my all-time favorite floral cut files from the Cut Shoppe and combined a bunch of different collections from my stash. I often challenge myself to use different ways to add interest and dimension to my layouts. In this case I was inspired by paper bead crafts and made some of them to use as embellishments.


DARLING by Zinia Amoiridou

It’s really fascinating how eye-catching a layout can be without adding a lot of supplies on it. On this layout the only embellishments other than the ampersand I used as a focal element are a couple of phrase stickers. To make the cut file more interesting I mixed some thread and vellum shaker windows with the pattern paper to make it pop even more.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing the fresh and stylish work by Zinia and will visit her other sites listed at the top of this post to see more of her amazing creations! Have a great rest of the day and week!

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