DREAM BIG | PINK PAISLEE

Hello friends! I’m SO excited to be sharing my latest layout featuring the new Horizon collection by Paige Evans for Pink Paislee. With so many beautiful coloured papers to choose from I decided I wanted to have a pink based themed. For my background I selected Paper 02 for its pastel appeal. I then knew I wanted to add in bright bursts of colour in the form of these beautiful layered flowers and leaves. They are a Cut File also designed by Paige which I cut from several varying prints. Here is a little look at my completed work:

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 I cut the flowers in two different sizes and colour themes. When adhering them together I took the time to curl each petal up slightly, giving them a lovely ruffled texture and dimension. The leaves I gently folded inward and they were added to give balance to my flowers as well as filling any little space. Once I was happy with their position I also added in some of the gorgeous Thickers Chipboard stickers. I simply adore the little bird!

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Once I had nestled my photo amongst the blooms I added in a title with the Alpha Thickers. The burst of yellow and blue really help make it stand out. I also used the Puffy Icon and Phrase stickers to add a small sub-title above.

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I really like adding journaling to my layouts but have never been a fan of my handwriting, so have done so by typing it. I’ve cut apart each strip before adding them into the bottom corner. I quite like the effect of adding it at different angles and without being too neat about it.

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As my layout was coming together I was loving seeing all the layers and dimension it has! The combination of pinks, corals, and blues really supported the theme of my photo nicely.

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Once my layout was complete I checked it had good balance and went in and added several more leaves where I felt it was needed. It’s always a good idea to admire your work from a distance when you are checking the completed result. It’s amazing the little details you can pick up that you may of missed. Without even realising until it was complete, I loved how it had an almost tropical vibe.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my new layout and it gives you inspiration.

Kylie.

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Happy Little Moments | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hey friends! I’m back today to share another layout I have created with the stunning new ‘HAPPINESS’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. I was so excited to learn there are cut files designed by our DT’s super talented Gwen that co-ordinate with the ‘Happiness’ collection. Cut files are some of my most favourite things to create with and I have centred my latest layout around them.You can download these cut files for FREE HERE.

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I decided on using a white background for my layout so that the colours would really ‘pop’ against it and added a colourful frame using the ‘Botanical Bliss’ paper.To give a nice edge to my layout I then added some machine stitching to my white background edge.I enlarged the wreath cut file so that it would fill a good portion of my page and cut it from the ‘Good Vibes’ paper. Using a small amount of glue I adhered it to my background being careful to make sure it was centred.

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Next I backed my floral cut files before adding them over the top of my wreath at opposite angles.I again chose to adhere these flat to the background so that I could use other elements to add dimension. From the die cuts I took the wreath circle and used it as a frame over my photo.This was added with foam tape for height and it was at this point I started adding more floral die cuts so they looked to ‘blend’ with my cut file blooms.

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I used the smaller floral cut file opposite my photo and created a neat little cluster with more of the die cuts.It added a lovely balance to my completed layout.

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The ‘Sweet’ phrase from the die cut titles pack was added to the bottom of my layout with foam tape and I also added some more little flower bloom die cuts.

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The cute little heart frame cut files were perfect to add to my wreath and I finished off my layout with some of the lovely Butterflies.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing my layout today and it inspires you with your own creating.

Kylie.

Uniquely Creative kits | Guest Designer

Hello friends! Recently I was asked to be a guest designer for Uniquely Creative here in Australia for March. I was super happy to accept and loved receiving a kit to work with for the month. Each kit has been beautifully curated and are really generous with supplies. A lot of the supplies are the exclusive brand of Uniquely Creative such as the dies and laser cuts just to name a few, which is super impressive.

The March scrapbooking kit was titled ‘Evergreen’ and I quickly got to work with it! This first layout featured an exclusive Laser Cut chipboard title to which I added some watercolour paint to. The lace was also featured in the kit….and SO beautiful to work with. This layout certainly took on a Shabby Chic vibe with lots of layers.

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My second layout featured some neatly cut geometrical squares. A grid format is one of my most favourite ways to create a page so this isn’t the first time I have worked a format like this. The ‘Evergreen’ kit really suited this design though and I had a lot of fun tucking in some of the Succulents cut from the metal dies as well as the Kaisercraft collectables included.Lots of machine stitching also feature in this layout.

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I also made a card!….I know ….Don’t faint. I’m not a huge card maker and I’m not really sure why? But I couldn’t resist the burlap doily or paper blooms for this design.

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This layout was my final piece for the month and I have also filmed a short process video which you can check out HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today! You can check out the subscriptions available from Uniquely Creative HERE.

Kylie.

You Are Lovely | Cocoa Vanilla Studio

Hi lovelies! Today I am sharing some of my Traveller’s Notebook pages. I’m really excited because I have been creating with the all new ‘Happiness’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio. It is so beautiful and perfect for making my pages stand out thanks to the gorgeous colour palette.

I really wanted to focus on the 6 x 8 inch paper pad for my pages as it was the perfect size for trimming down and layering throughout my TN.The small amount of excess I trimmed off would be great for backing a photo or using as a decorative border, so it limits waste.

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I chose co-ordinating papers to line my TN pages, making sure I left a small border around the edge.Not only does this frame the pages nicely but it helps prevent the pages being too bulky.Especially if I were to of taken it right into the spine of my TN. I used double sided tape to adhere the paper in rather than glue which could make the page buckle.On this double page spread I selected the circle frame die cut to support my photo. I used it as a guide to cut my photo down to fit and loved how it looked like a little window once completed.

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As always the floral die cuts are so pretty and I have layered them neatly to fill one of my corners. A small detail I have included is a free hand border I drew with a white pen.It adds a lovely soft touch to the overall balance of my pages.

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There is so many pretty papers to choose from in the Happiness collection. These navy ones were some of my most favourite. I created a ‘split’ page on the right by adding a lift up flap over my photo.The floral circle and butterfly die cut added a nice balance to the paper edge.

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Peek a boo! There’s another photo hiding under there! I added the lift up flap by cutting a piece of co-ordinating paper the same width as the backing only shorter. I then folded over a 1cm edge and adhered it down with double sided tape.

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I’ve used another of the borders from the die cut pack to support my photo and layered more pretty blooms!

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The die cut titles make it so easy to frame a project. There are so many combos you can choose to build a title that suits your theme. I selected a more pastel paper for each page but highlighted the borders this time with a black marker.

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The typed phrase stickers from the Accessory Stickers finished off my pages nicely. I like to layer them over the top of my photos for a fun effect.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my latest design work today and it inspires you a little with your own creative projects.

Until next time,

Kylie.

Altenew Guest Designing.

Hello lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Recently I was asked to be a guest designer for Altenew. Such an honor and one that I jumped at the chance to do! I really love the selection of Stamps, Dies and Ink Pads that Altenew produce, so to create some projects for them was SO much fun.

I really don’t want to give too much away as all the details will be on their blog later today, ( I will link their blog below,) However here is a sneak peep at what I have been working on:-

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Lots of colour and layering in my layout,

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I also created a fun card with similar technique,

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And last but not least a gift tag-

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I completely love florals and lots of colour and used Spring as my inspiration for these pieces. I’d love for you to stop by their blog HERE where you can read the full project information as well as watch my video tutorial.

ALSO!!………. Altenew are gifting away a $20 gift voucher to my Instagram followers. Make sure you are following me HERE for all the details.I will be launching it within the next day or so.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are all creating something wonderful!

Chat soon,

Kylie. xo

“All Smiles….

Hello lovely ones! I hope you are all well. I have been SO busy of late and have some really exciting things to share with you soon.Today I am sharing a fun little layout I created using the super adorable ‘Midnight’ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

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This collection has the prettiest colour palette, which had me swooning as soon as I saw it. I also added a lovely Floral Wreath cut file by Paige Evans. To this I backed the flowers with some of the gorgeous papers and ended up choosing a white background to really make the colours ‘pop’. By adding foam tape to the back of the wreath, help make it stand out or ‘float’ from the page.

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I created a neat cluster of the die cuts to surround my photo.There are so many in each pack and all so lovely.

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And this button flair…….SO cute!

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To give texture to my photo I added a neat stitching border to surround it.It also helped my photo stand out even more.

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I finished off my layout with a phrase cluster to the opposite side of my photo.

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layout today! Have fun!

Kylie.

 

Life’s Never Crabby!

Hello lovely ones! I’m jumping onto my blog today to share with you a layout I completed recently using the October Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping Kit. The photo I took recently on our holiday of my daughter and I wanted to capture something fun when creating my layout.

 The Crab cut file is by Paige Evans . I totally fell in love with it and knew it would be a perfect companion for my photo.

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I backed the Crab with two different exclusive papers from the kits, carefully tracing each shape and gluing into place.

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The cute clouds were a cut file by Cocoa Daisy. To give them extra texture and dimension I added a simple back stitch by hand using embroidery cotton.

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I always love using a title on my layouts so I combined two of the different Alpha stickers to do so.

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I was really pleased with the finished result.There was so much joy captured in my photo and I think the layout also reflects that.

Thanks for stopping by today! If you would like to check out Cocoa Daisy you can do so HERE.

Kylie.