Summer Days!

So the weather here at the moment is beyond freezing which has had me longing for Summer. I picked up some of my fav paper collections recently from Sassyscrappers 

The ‘Oh My Heart’range is still a firm favourite which is what I used for this layout. The Sun and Flamingo cut files are by Paige Evans.

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I love all the bright colours! Since I used a white background I did add some pink,orange and yellow watercolour splashes to break it up a little.As always I have adhered everything with foam tape so its adds dimension.

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Around the edges of my little clouds I have added some yellow hand stitching to help them stand out.

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Since there was so much colour happening already with my cut files I really didn’t need to add too many die cuts. I added just a few flower clusters.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Chat soon,

Kylie.

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Adventure Time with ‘Mountain Air’.

Hey friends! I ordered the new Mountain Air collection from Kaisercraft this month and I have just finished a new layout with it.It’s a really fun,modern collection with lots of gorgeous prints. I really wanted to create a layout of my son fishing so this seemed the perfect choice!

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I discovered the Deer cut file at the Silhouette Store which was designed by Paige Evans.

The ‘Adventure’ title was also in the Silhouette Store.Both seemed perfect to use with these papers. I’m not going to lie….Cutting out all the different papers to fit within the Deer took foreverrrrrrr. Once done though I was so glad I took the time to do it. I love lots of detail.

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To achieve my textured edge on my background paper I misted it very lightly with water and then tore about 1 cm off using a ruler as a guide.By using the water made it super easy to tear evenly.I did this on all four sides, and once I adhered it to the second background paper I just light ruffled the edges with my nail before stitching an edge around it.

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I added foam tape to adhere everything so that it all stood out from the background.I also lightly edged my title with a fine tip marker to help it stand out more. I never do this neatly as I love the effect the wonky edge gives.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

Chat soon,

Kylie.

“Take Me Away” layout feat. Doodlebug Designs.

Hey friends! I’ve been having loads of fun this week playing with the ‘So Punny’ collection from Doodlebug Designs. I love the vibrant colours and cute icons to this range.

I found a gorgeous camper cut file by Paige Evans. I added in loads of different papers and this was my completed layout:-

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I also used some of the So Punny Petite Print paper pack and totally ignored the rule of ‘don’t intermix patterns’. They all just worked so well.

I used foam tape to adhere most of the surface work, giving my layout dimension. I also hand stitched around the clouds for texture.

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How cute are these Gnomes??Here you can see I also added some machine stitching around the border of my layout.

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The gold Thicker stickers that I have used for my title, I have had in my stash for ages so it was good to finally use them up.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Kylie.

‘So Beautiful’ layout.

Hi there friends. My latest obsession with my Silhouette Cameo is continuing and today’s project features a lovely Hot Air Balloon cut file by the talented Neat N Crafty Cutz.

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I have used predominantly the ‘Havana’ paper collection by Prima Marketing, with the exception of the pink background paper which is by Kaisercraft.

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I wanted to add texture to my background and did so by using the Kaisercraft ‘Dotted Lines’template with some Modeling Paste. I then add some white and pink paint splatters.

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I hand stitched around the edge of the clouds to give some colour and texture to them. I then added them to my page with foam tape to help them stand out a little.

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I also added some gold ‘Thickers’ phrase stickers from my stash.I’d been hanging onto these for ages so it was nice to finally use them.

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I’ve always been such a huge pink and gold fan!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Until next time,

Kylie

 

‘Oh My Heart’ ~Flower Circle layout.

Hey there friends! I’ve been doing lots of cut file layouts lately and really loving my Silhouette Cameo.I really hesitated before buying my Cameo with a total fear of not being able to figure out how to work with it and it turns out, I didnt need to worry. It really is quite simple once you get the time to just have a play.

Today’s layout I am sharing, features a lovely cut file by the super talented Paige Evans. 

It features lots of floral blooms and foilage within a circle.

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I used the ‘Oh My Heart’ collection, (also by Paige Evans/Pink Paislee), and really love the pop of bright colour.I took a while to decide on a background paper.Originally I had a coloured background, but in the end I went with white on white.Again, the colours of this collection really made the design stand out on its own.

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Once I had filled in the flowers and leaves with coloured paper, I decided to hand stitch some soft pink embroidery cotton around the outer edge of the circle.I found this also helped the design stand out from the white background.

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I adhered the circle to my backgound paper with foam tape to give it a multi dimensional look.I also added some of the floral die cuts with foam tape for the same reason.

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The smaller flowers on the background paper were a cute little die punch. I also added some puffy stickers as a title.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest project today! Thanks for stopping by.

Much Love,

Kylie.

 

 

 

‘Beautiful’ ~A layout featuring ‘I Am’

Hello lovely friends! Today I thought I would share a layout I created using the ‘I Am’ collection by Simple Stories. As you know I love Simple Stories, and this collection would have to be one of my all time favourites. I wanted it to be ‘busy’ and to feature lots of the different papers. I used a gorgeous cut file by Paige Evans. I love how she has stacked the letters of the word ‘Beautiful’.

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I backed each letter with a different paper print and love how it added so much colour to my layout. To adhere it to the background, I used foam tape so it had dimension.

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I have such a ‘thing’ for pretty blooms and have layered in lots from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ to frame my photo, as well as a cute tag.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest layout.

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Chat soon!

Kylie.

“So Blessed” layout featuring Anthology by Kaisercraft.

Hello friends! Kylie here and this month I am sharing a layout I have created using the divine new Anthology collection.

” An eclectic collage of antique florals and sketched entomological drawings teamed with vintage ephemera and deep warm textures will add a touch of old world charm .”

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I couldn’t wait to dive right into these papers, such a lovely range of colours and prints.I really wanted to create a layout,based around my photo that had lots of texture and many layers.

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I used both the Kaisercraft Lacey Borders and Doilies – Clear Stickers to give a delicate and soft background feature.I liked having them peeping out underneath my focal clusters.

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I wanted to have a lot of flowers feature in my layout. I used the large floral cluster from the sticker sheet, down the side of my photo as well as fussy cutting smaller blooms from the Paper Pad. I added these over the top with foam dots giving a multi dimensional effect. I also fussy cut many extra leaves for balance.For contrast in colour I also used the new Honeycomb die as a background to my flowers.

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Doing this effectively framed my photo with a nice balance overall. For extra texture and colour I have added some thread as well as some rhinestones.With the leaves I fussy cut, I made sure to curve or fold some of them before adding them underneath my flowers.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today and it inspires you with your own projects!

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Until next time,

Kylie.