Spring Sunshine | Pink Paislee.

Hello scrappy friends. It’s Kylie back with you all today with a very ‘Spring’ themed layout I have created with the super gorgeous ‘Bloom Street’ collection from Pink Paislee. A centrepiece for my layout was a gorgeous ‘Love Floral’ CUT FILE which has also been designed by Paige Evans.

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It’s all about colour and plenty of it. I took my time backing the gorgeous cut file, making a selection of pastel themed papers to do so. I also used a few papers from the 6 x 8 paper pad as some have iridescent foil highlights. Because of all the colour, I decided to work with a white card stock background, but couldn’t resist adding a strip of the acetate specialty paper to the top portion. To conceal the edge I created a lace border with a punch from my craft stash.

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My cut file was adhered to the background using foam tape, so that it was raised up giving a sense of dimension. My photo has been added to the heart of the cut file and printed in black and white so that it stands out amongst all that colour.

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To complete my layout and add balance I have added a few embellishments from both the Mixed Floral ephemera and the Ephemera with foil accents. Most of these were added with foam tape also. A small string bow was tied to the quote tag using silver string from my craft stash.Once finished, I loved the softness of all the colours together!

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Thanks for stopping by today! I hope my Spring themed layout has given you a little inspiration for your own scrappy project.

Until next time,

Kylie.

Thirteen | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello everyone! It’s Kylie with you again, back with another layout featuring the ‘Legendary’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.My son is having a birthday very, very soon and I wanted to create a page capturing him at this age.You will see I have incorporated a ‘Thirteen’ cut file into my background. This has been designed by Paige Evans.

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I’ve layered papers ‘Wild One’ and ‘Total Legend’ together to create a framed background. I also drew a free hand border close to the edge with a black fine tip marker. I ended up cutting the ‘Thirteen’ cut file three times to add to my background. These were backed with some of my favourite coloured papers from the collection, before being adhered to the background with foam tape. By doing this, helped make them look like they were ‘floating’ on my background.

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With so much going on in my background, I really didn’t feel I needed to add a lot of embellishments to support my photos. A few colour co-ordinated stars were tucked in behind, as well as some of the phrase quote stickers which act as a smaller sub-title, supporting my photo theme. I also couldn’t resist adding in one of the fun Flair Buttons.

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To finish my layout I added in a few small clusters of the enamel dots, which just provided a nice balance to my photo cluster.

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Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout.

Until next time,

Kylie. xx

Bloom and Grow | The Cut Shoppe.

Hello friends! It is Kylie with you all on the blog today with a new layout to share.For this page I have worked with the ‘Roses are Red’ cut file which is available now on The Cut Shoppe WEBSITE.

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I really wanted to incorporate lots of colour into my design and have used the ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ collection by Simple Stories. I have layered several designs of paper together to form a framed background.

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My cut file was backed with the same coloured paper to keep things simple.I selected a contrasting paper for the centre of my cut file which was adhered flat to the background. Once my cut file was backed I used foam tape to adhere it over the top so that it gave the appearance of being a frame.Next I began layering various die cuts around the flower wreath, making sure to keep an even balance.

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My photo was only printed quite small so that it fitted nicely to my wreath.To finish, more die cuts and stickers were added around my photo for a neat, balanced finish.The cut file has certainly added a lovely ‘Spring’ theme to my completed design.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Don’t forget to check this cut file as well as many more via The Cut Shoppe WEBSITE.

Happy Scrapping!

Kylie.

Folded Mini Album | Pink Paislee.

Hello everyone! It’s Kylie with you all again today with a fun little mini album I have been working on for Pink Paislee. This is such a cute and easy album to make and I want to share with you how it came together. I couldn’t resist working with the new ‘Bloom Street’ collection for this project and have used some of my favourite embellishments to enhance my photos. I’ve made this type of fold out design many times before, however usually as a pop out card. It was recently I adapted it to a mini album and have loved the finished results. It is difficult to share how this cutie folds out in photos, so I have also prepared a step by step video for you all to follow.

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To begin with I have taken a 12″x 12″ piece of coloured card stock from my craft stash and cut 3 – 6″x 6″ squares. My video below shares exactly how to fold and adhere the pieces together.It can be a little tricky at first but the best tip I can give you is to make sure you have nice sharp fold lines. Once my 3 pieces were adhered together I lined each section with paper 20 (using both sides) as a background highlight for my album.

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My photos were printed quite small- around 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square and in black and white format so the colours of my embellishments really pop. I’ve used a lot of the puffy word stickers, (always a fave), as well as stickers from the sticker book to layer over my images.

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The floral blooms on paper 2 are so, SO pretty and I have fussy cut several to layer over each other in a cluster. I really tried to fill every corner of my album with detail and colour.

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Since I am not a huge fan of my handwriting, I have added my journal strips which were just typed and printed. I’ve made the font quite bold to make them really stand out. Each strip was trimmed down individually and quite narrow before adhering into place.

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I loved how easy this album came together and how much fun it was to create! Once all the glue was dry it was so easy to fold back together and once it was, it measures a cute 3″x 3″ in size. For fun, I have added two of the tassels from the embellishment pack. The album with stay closed on its own but I also like to add a small clip to keep it snug!

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As I mentioned earlier, I have prepared a video tutorial for you all to follow along with. You can see it : HERE.

Thanks for taking a look at my mini album today! I really hope you enjoyed seeing it and it inspires you to try making one for yourself. Take care!

Kylie.

Hey Good Lookin’ | Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

Hello scrappy friends. It’s Kylie back with you all today and I have a brand new layout to share for Cocoa Vanilla Studio! I’ve still been catching up on my sons album so there couldn’t be a more perfect collection to use than the new ‘Legendary’ collection.For this layout I really wanted to combine lots of colour as well as build dimension with lots of layers.

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I began by adding some randomly cut strips of various papers, that have had all the edges distressed. I had no set mind map for this, each were layered over each other until I was happy with the balance of their positioning.A decorative border piece was also added to the right side of my layout vertically. A decorative border punch from my stash help created the ‘chain’ effect.

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A lot of co-ordinating papers were selected and cut down to support my photo.The edges were again distressed a little for effect and I used another border punch to help make some look like torn notebook pages.Foam tape was used to build these layers behind my photo and I really liked the effect it gave.

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Once I was happy with how everything was sitting I added in some of the fun die cuts.For colour, I also added some of the adhesive enamel dots to finish.

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Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my layout today. I hope it gives you a little inspiration for your own scrapbooking.

Happy scrapping!

Kylie.

Hip Hop Hooray | Simple Stories.

Hello friends! I’m back with you on the blog and today I have a new layout to share created with the super adorable ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ collection by Simple Stories. The colour palette and gorgeous icons featured in this range will have you doing happy bunny hops…….I sure did. I wanted to create a layout with lots of layers of colour which was really easy to achieve!

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For my background, I have layered the ‘BUNNY TAILS’, ‘HELLO PEEPS’ & ‘4 x 6 ELEMENTS’ paper together. Because I have a thing for pink gingham, I also added strips of the ‘3 x 4 ELEMENTS’ paper. I also added a hand drawn border with a black fine tip marker.

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The ‘Hello Spring’ chipboard stickers were added as my main title. This was supported by some of the pretty floral die cuts. I added some with foam tape so that it gave some dimension to my layout.

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The ‘Bits and Pieces’ die cut pack also had the perfect little sub-title for my photo- ‘Hoppin’ down the bunny trail…’, which was added alongside more die cuts and chipboard stickers.

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To complete my layout, I couldn’t resist making a sweet tag. I have added to of the decorative brads to the front and the string came from my craft stash.

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Thanks so much for taking a little peep at my layout today. I hope it has given you a little inspiration for your own creating.

Until next time,

Kylie.

 

You Go Girl | The Cut Shoppe.

Hello scrappy friends, it’s Kylie back with you today with a brand new layout to share. For today’s design I had a lot of fun working with the new ‘You Go Girl’ cut file which is now available on The Cut Shoppe WEBSITE.

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I really loved the style of font used for this title as it enabled me to use different patterned papers to back each one. I went with a very soft past theme for my layout using the ‘Wise & Free’ collection by Uniquely Creative. I added some torn edges to my background and once my cut file was fully backed I adhered it with some foam tape. By doing this, gives the impression my cut file is ‘floating’ on my layout.

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I tucked in some cute embellishments behind my cut file title as well as added some over the top.

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I printed two of the same photo and backed them before adhering them next to my title. A lot of people ask why I print two photos the same and it is purely for effect. To complete my layout I added a large cluster of embellishments to the lower right hand side of my page for balance. I wanted lots of different layers so it added a nice dimension.

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Thanks for taking a peep at my layout today. I hope it gives you some inspiration for your own scrappy fun.

Kylie.