Dreamcatcher mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Hey scrappy people,
it's me back on the blog today and I'm sharing a very dreaaaaamy mini album :)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
I love using strings and tassels and paper beads and all the things you can hang off a mini album :) So when I had the idea to create a mini in the shape of a dreamcatcher, I was really excited, because I new it would give me the perfect opportunity to add a lot tassels to it.
The cover of the mini album is made with a cutfile by Paige Evans (DREAMCATCHER 303551). I used the circle and some of the feathers from the cutfile. I cut them out from one of the watercolor patterned papers from the collection and backed them with patterned papers and vellum (for the circle.)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
To embellish the cover, I created some hand-cut flowers and leaves. It's very easy to create flowers like these. You just need to cut out some wonky flower shapes, going from big to small and then to layer them. For the center, I cut out a circle and cut into it, from the outside to the center, many times, all around and topped it off with a puffy circle. To give my flowers more texture, I distressed the edges with scissors.
I created three of those, added some leaves that I cut out from green patterned papers and also added some fussy-cut flowers. I hand-cut the letters to write the word HAWAII, added them to the cover and then finished with a cute butterfly and three punched stars.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the strings hanging from the album, I made 27 paper beads. I have tutorials on my YouTube channel for them. I threaded 9 beads on each string, adding a little pompom and the feather from the cutfile. I love how that looks! :)
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the inside of my album, I used circles, the same size as the cover. I cut out 16 circles and machine-stitched two of them together each time, to have 8 pages in total.
Here are all the pages from the album. I'll explain some of the techniques I used for my favorite ones.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the bottom page, I used little flags/arrows, I had fussy-cut out from one of the patterned papers. I arranged them in a circle shape, in a rainbow order and then stitched trough the middle.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
Here, on the bottom page, I attached a lot of triangles, creating three circles. The triangles are from one of the patterned papers. I also stitched all around to create more texture. If you look closely, you can see a little purple flap peeking out of the right hand side of the photo. You can pull it out and you will have to more pictures adhered together with a piece of washi.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used a flower wreath die on a purple patterned paper. To each flower, I added a flower sequin and a round sequin and attached them with a french knot. On the photos, you can see this glittery dot. It's a brad. You can push the top photo down and it'll reveal two more photos.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
For the top page, I cut out the letter L from on of the patterned papers. Behind the photo, there are five more photos you can pull out and that are attached together with a brad.
I love the look on the bottom photo. I fussy-cut out those half circles from a patterned paper and arranged them all around the page, creating this scalloped border. I tucked the photo in behind the scallops and flowers and you can turn the photo up to the top to see another photo behind it.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
Hearts and fussy-cut flowers... :) Also used some word stickers, rhinestones and tiny alpha stickers from the sticker book.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used one of the stamps from the collection to give the left side of the page this cool golden look and texture. I also love mix and matching the letters from the puffy word stickers.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
On the top page, I used a lot of fussy-cut flowers and arranged them all around the page.There also two other photos tucked behind the top one.
On the bottom page, I created a rainbow using different patterned papers.
@lisafonseca1985 loves using tassels and paper beads on her minis. Creating a mini album in the shape of a dreamcatcher was just the perfect opportunity to add a lot of paper beads, strings and tassels. She used the new Bloom Street collection from @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee and made a really dreamy and fun mini album. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #minialbum #dreamcatcher #bloomstreet
I hope you like the mini album. thank you so much for stopping by! :)
LISA

Happy spring layout for THE CUT SHOPPE

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hey friends, 

it's Lisa on the blog and today I'm sharing my last layout for TheCutShoppe.


The cutfile I'm using is called Happy spring, you can find it by clicking on this link. :)

For this layout, I wanted to use very bright spring colors, so I chose pink, yellow and mint. I went through my paper scrap stash and chose all the ones that I thought would look good together, then I traced all the letters on the mint and pink papers and cut them out. 


For my background, I created three stripes of color, using acylics, on a white cardstock sheet. Then I adhered my letters to the mint and pink sections. I wasn't careful with the placement of the letters, I wanted them to be a bit crooked, so that when I placed the cutfile on top, they would't match perfectly. If you have been following me for a while, I'm sure you know that I like doing this. I like when the letters peek out from the sides.


The yellow section was still empty at this point. I wanted to place my photo there but I also needed something else to fill up more space. So I went back to my cutfiles and used one of the flowers from the Spring Flowers cutfile. I backed it, as well as my photo, with a yellow patterned paper. I thought it would be cool if the flower had a stem going down to the green section. So I cretated a stem with leaves and a cute little knot. 


I went through my stash and chose a lot of cute little details to add. Stickers, ephemera pieces... I added them all to the corresponding section. To finish I splattered some paint. 
I hope you like how it turned out. 


I want to thank Ashley Horton again for giving me the chance to work with her great cutfiles.

Don't forget that you can still purchase cutfiles on the CutShoppe website!!! :) 


Lisa

Love my friends layout for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Hey friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing a new layout.
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
I was very excited to start using Paige's new collection Bloom Street! :)
I wanted to use my favorite colors from the collection and create a pretty spring-like layout. So I started by choosing a cutfile. I found this floral one by Paige (FLOWER BACKGROUND 311978). I used it in a bigger scale, turned it to have it more diagonally and made it go out of the page. I love how that looks.
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
Then I backed the cutfile with six different patterned papers, not adherimg the papers to the cutfile directly, but adhering them to the background and the layering the cutfile on top, making it look more crooked and not perfect, letting some of the flowers peek out from the sides. I love that look.
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
For the background, I used one of the watercolor patterned papers and added white splatters.
For the centers of the flowers, I cut out circles, stitched around them in matching colors and then added some tangled thread behind each of them. I also fussy-cut out leaves and added them to some of the flowers.
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
For my photo, I used one I took last year, when I was in Provence, France, with my girls. I matted it with a few scraps of patterned paper and placed it on my layout. I then added the title. I hand-wrote it and hand-cut it out. Then I added words from the puffy word stickers.
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
To finish, I added some stickers, a butterfly, punched stars, enamel shapes and rhinestones. I love the end result :)
I hope you do too, let me know!
A very cute and “bloomy” layout created by @lisafonseca1985, using the fresh and new #bloomstreet collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used a cutfile by Paige Evans and a lot of the patterned papers included in the collection. Topped off with a cute little butterfly, you have a ready-for-spring layout. #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #12x12layout #spring #bloomstreet #paigeevans
Thank you so much for being here,
Lisa

Lovely moments layout for THE CUT SHOPPE

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Hey friends, 

it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing a super fun layout using the beautiful cutfile SPRING FLOWERS. You can check out all of the other super cute cutfiles on the THECUTSHOPPE website.


I know that my last two layouts for The Cut Shoppe have also had big hearts... well, I can't stay away from hearts apparently... ;) I just love them! When I saw this cutfile, I knew I wanted to use it. Flowers and hearts, it was just screaming my name! :)

To start I chose the papers and colors I wanted to use. I wanted my color scheme to be a bit different than usual. Of course, I wanted pink, but I also wanted the layout to be bold and not too pastel. I went to my big drawer of scraps of patterned papers and chose the ones I liked together. 


I cut out the cutfile from white cardstock and also created a cutfile from it with just one flower. I then used that flower cutfile to cut out all my colored flowers to back the cutfile. That way, I didn't have to trace all the flowers and cut them all by hand. 

I started by adhering all my flowers to the white background and then added the cutfile on top. That way, the flowers were not matching the cutfile exactly and I love that effect, when some parts peek out from the sides. Then I went around it with my stitching machine and white thread a few times to give it more definition and to have this cool messy border. 


I looked through some of my Maggie Holmes collections and found a few fussy-cut flowers and leaves, word stickers and puffy stickers, some heart stickers and some green jewel stars. I used the word stickers as my title and the rest of the embellishments to decorate my heart. 


I also used a super cute sticker with a girl lying on an inflatable hoop... :) To add more detail and interest, I used some tangled gold thread behind my fussy-cut flowers. 
I also created a frame with a fun yellow patterned paper and then splattered gold paint around the heart. 


I really hope you like it, thank you so much for stopping by,

see you soon,

Lisa :)

5th & Monaco cards fro PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hey friends,
today I'm sharing some cute balloon cards I made using the new 5th & Monaco collection.
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I have to be honest, this time, I really struggled to find a good and fun idea for cards. You know, I have these days, where nothing's good enough and I don't want to make something usual. I want to find a new, fun idea... but sometimes when you think too much, you can't come up with anything at all... :) Does it happen to you too?
So, after abandoning a ton of ideas, I had this one. Creating balloons and using banners as the balloons' strings. I think it turned out pretty cute.
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For the bases of my cards, I drew a balloon shape and cut it out. I used it as a stencil to use on two patterned papers. A bright pink one and a striped one. Then I cut the shapes out and hand-stitched around them to give them texture and interest.
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Then, for my sentiments, I hand-cut letters out of patterned papers. For the pink card, I used a lot of different papers, for the striped card, I only used a black patterned paper, because the stripes were already too busy, so I didn't want to add a lot of other patterns and colors. I adhered all the letters to white cardstock and cut out the words, leaving a white border.
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The white border makes the letters stand out more. I attached one of the words, using foam squares and the second one, I attached on the card flat. That way, I created some dimension. I also wanted to create bows... I LOVE bows! :)
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I hand-cut out the shapes to make the bows and layered two of them (one big, one small), for both of the cards. For the middle part of the bows, I used some thread and tulle and wrapped them around the middle, attaching the two bows. Then I adhered them to the bottom part of the balloons.
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To decorate the balloons, I used fussy-cut flowers and also some fabric flowers. I added an enamel dot to some of them.
For the strings of the balloons, I used a few different ribbons and some tulle. The wavy pink ribbon, as well as the mint ribbon with stars, are from older Pink Paislee collections. The other ones are from my stash.
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I hope you like the cards and are inspired to create some balloon cards too. :)
See you soon!

New year, new surprises layout for PINK PAISLEE

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Hi scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back and today I'm sharing a fun layout I made using a beautiful cutfile by Paige Evans and the Truly Grateful collection.
An explosion of colors like fireworks… that’s what @lisafonseca1985 tried to recreate on her new layout, documenting her wish for the new year. New year, new surprises! She used the beautiful Truly Grateful @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee collection and a pretty star cutfile from Paige. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
Before I came up with this layout, I created two others... neither of them I liked!! Haha... Oh yeah, that still happens to me. I have ideas but they do not turn out as I want them to and I don't want to finish the layouts because I know, it'll not be worth it. Soooo, when I have these moments, where my head is kinda empty and all I'm making, doesn't satisfy me, I go and choose a cutfile. That way, I give myself a starting point and I can base the whole layout on that cutfile.
This time I chose this big star cutfile by Paige (289468). I wanted to use rainbow colors to back it. So I went through my Truly Grateful patterned papers but also chose some from Horizon. For each part of the star, I took 4 patterned papers from the same color families. I used pink, orange, green, blue and purple. For the center, I used some vellum.
An explosion of colors like fireworks… that’s what @lisafonseca1985 tried to recreate on her new layout, documenting her wish for the new year. New year, new surprises! She used the beautiful Truly Grateful @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee collection and a pretty star cutfile from Paige. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
When I had my cutfile ready, I chose a paper for my background. A white background with some mixed media, would've have been very cool, but I decided to go a bit darker and use a patterned paper from Truly Grateful. I wanted to have a lot of stars on this layout and this dark blue paper, already had a ton of stars on it. Like that, I think it looks a lot like a starry night with fireworks. :)
An explosion of colors like fireworks… that’s what @lisafonseca1985 tried to recreate on her new layout, documenting her wish for the new year. New year, new surprises! She used the beautiful Truly Grateful @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee collection and a pretty star cutfile from Paige. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
Before I adhered my cutfile, I splattered some white paint on my blue paper. I chose a photo and backed it with a colorful patterned paper. Then I placed it beside the star and adhered everything down. For my title, I used two different kinds of Thickers. The colored ones are from the Truly Grateful collection and the white foam ones, are from the Pick-me-up collection. The title means that I'm excited for the new year and that I can't wait for all the cool things to happen... :)
An explosion of colors like fireworks… that’s what @lisafonseca1985 tried to recreate on her new layout, documenting her wish for the new year. New year, new surprises! She used the beautiful Truly Grateful @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee collection and a pretty star cutfile from Paige. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
To embellish, I used fussy-cut flowers, stickers and puffy stickers. I also hand-cut and punched some stars to place around the big star and make it look more like a small explosion. To finish, I added gold splatters.
An explosion of colors like fireworks… that’s what @lisafonseca1985 tried to recreate on her new layout, documenting her wish for the new year. New year, new surprises! She used the beautiful Truly Grateful @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee collection and a pretty star cutfile from Paige. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
I really hope you like it, thank you so much for being here.
See you soon,
Lisa

Happy New Year layout for PINK PAISLEE

Friday, February 7, 2020

Hey friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing a super cute New Year's layout, I made using Paige Evans' Truly Grateful collection.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
My starting idea was to use this cutfile by Paige, It's a newer cutfile and I love star backgrounds. I have a favorite paper from the collection, paper n.2, that has this checkered pattern. I love how the cutfile looks backed with that paper. All the stars and dots have different colors, but I really didn't have to do much...:) I cut off the borders a bit to have the paper peek out from all the sides and create a frame. Then I zig-zag-stitched all the way around.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
The second idea I had for this layout, was to create a lucky pig. I don't know how it is in the States, but here in Luxembourg and the countries around, the lucky pig is used to wish luck and happiness and all the best for the new year. So I created him, using different patterned papers and then paper-piecing him together. I adhered the whole head to a white sheet of paper, pierced holes all the way around and stitched the different parts of his head, using matching threads.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
When I placed him on my background, I thought that it would look really cool, if he had a very big bow/bowtie. I created it, using super bright colors. I love this mix of pink, purple and green. When I had my bow placed under the face, I thought that he also needed something on his head. :) So I created this little hat, adding a flower.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
After that, I added some details to my piggy, using a white pen.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
For my photo, I obviously used one from New Year's Eve... (okay, honestly, it wasn't New Year's Eve... we took it a few days before, when I had a Pre-New-Year's-dinner at my house... ;) ). I backed it with some patterned papers and added it next to the piggy.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
For my title, I used something very generic... Happy New Year! I used some of the Thickers from the collection and since I like using different fonts on a layout, I wrote the word "year" on a white piece of paper, cut it out and backed it with a green patterned paper to make it stand out. I really love the look of that.
To finish the layout, I added a lot of fussy-cut flowers, creating three big clusters, to balance the whole layout and having a visual triangle. I also added some embellishments, like puffy stickers and epoxy hearts.
@lisafonseca1985 created this cute little lucky pig for the new year. She used one of her favorite techniques, paper-piecing and hand-stitching. The @pinkpaislee @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection was perfect to use, for all the pretty colors and positive vibes in it. #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #lisafonseca #layout #scrapbooking #memorykeeping
I hope you like the layout and are inspired to create your own little paper-pieced animal.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Lisa

Baby it's cold outside layout for THECUTSHOPPE

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Hey friends, 

it's Lisa back on the blog today and I'm sharing a super cute layout with a brand new cutfile.
The cutfile I'm using is called FRESH CUT TREES and is available on the THE CUT SHOPPE website. 

In fact the cutfile is made of four rows of trees, all on top of each other. What I did was cut it out two times. One time filling the 12x12 sheet, one time a bit smaller. So I had big and smaller trees. I cut the cutfile apart and used two rows of each. 
First I backed them with pretty patterned papers from the Crate Paper Snowflake collection. Then I positioned them on the paper, always using two rows, that I superposed in a way that the bigger trees would overlap the smaller trees a bit. I also used foam dots to adhere the bigger trees, to create dimension.



Then I used another cutfile for my title, which is called WINTER IS COMING. I cut out the letters from white cardstock and placed them on patterned paper before cutting them out, leaving a colored border. The word 'cold' I backed in the traditional way.


I really love the effect it gives with the different fonts and different colors. 
I matted my photo with five or six scraps of paper and adhered it to the layout, in between the rows of trees. I also created a frame for the layout, using a pretty patterned paper. Then I went through my embellishments and used stars and some animals to pimp my pretty layout.



To finish the layout, I splattered some gold ink in some places.

I really love this tree cutfile because, as I did, you can use it in so many different ways. You can use it as is, or cut the trees as you like and need them on your layout. The phrase cutfile is also very fun. It's meant to be used in a traveler's notebook, but I switched it up and used it on my layout. So, as you can see, you only need a bit of imagination and your options are endless :)

See you soon!

Lisa

Valentine's cards for PINK PAISLEE

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Hi friends,
today I'm sharing my new cards I made with the super cute Lucky Us collection.
The new collection by @pinkpaislee is just the cutest. You can create the most fun and adorable Valentine’s cards with the fun and bright colors that make out this collection. @lisafonseca1985 created two cards that can be gifted for Valentine’s day but that are also perfect for birthdays or just to say thank you. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #cards
This month I was in the mood to create some special and out-of-the-ordinary cards. I thought so much about it and had a lot of different options, but in the end, nothing was really the right thing... so I made some ordinary cards... which are cute too. :)
I wanted to feature the washi tapes and the stamps from the collection.
The new collection by @pinkpaislee is just the cutest. You can create the most fun and adorable Valentine’s cards with the fun and bright colors that make out this collection. @lisafonseca1985 created two cards that can be gifted for Valentine’s day but that are also perfect for birthdays or just to say thank you. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #cards
I started by adding a frame of washi tape on the card base. Then I drew a fun little zebra, cut it out and used the stencil to retrace it on different patterned papers. I paper-pieced it together and adhered it to the cards, using thicker foam squares behind the head, to make it stand out more.
The hearts I used, I fussy-cut out of the very, very pretty speciality paper and I used some super adorable glitter enamel hearts on top of them.
I also created a cute little bow and added some glitter tape in the middle. To stamp my sentiment, I used rainbow colors. I love how that looks :)
The new collection by @pinkpaislee is just the cutest. You can create the most fun and adorable Valentine’s cards with the fun and bright colors that make out this collection. @lisafonseca1985 created two cards that can be gifted for Valentine’s day but that are also perfect for birthdays or just to say thank you. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #cards
For the unicorn card, I pretty much did the same things, but using some different products. I used another washi tape to make the frame. Instead of enamel hearts, I used the puffy hearts and I used a different sentiment stamp.
The cards are really easy and came together pretty fast. You can gift them on Valentine's day but you can also use them for a birthday by adding different sentiments.
I hope you are inspired. Have fun creating your cards with he Lucky Us collection :)
See you,
Lisa

Mele Kalikimaka layout for THECUTSHOPPE

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Hey scrappy people,

it's Lisa back on the blog to share this layout with you.



For this layout, I used a new cutfile called LET IT SNOW from the CutShoppe. It's a snowflake wreath and it's so cute. 
I had the idea to cut it out of two different colored cardstock sheets and adhered it to a pretty, matching background. In my stash, I found this cool green paper from Pinkfresh Studio and thought that those two pink shades would match perfectly. I used them to cut out my cutfile but also to create a frame for my layout. I stitched around the frame in a zigzag, using pink thread.


So when I had my two wreaths cut out, I adhered them to the background, paying attention to only put glue in the middle of each snowflake, so that later, I could create texture by pulling up the little branches. I love the effect it gives with the darker color peaking out from behind the lighter one. 



I used the same two colors to matte my photo and adhered the picture to the background using adhesive foam. I also used two older gold glitter frames behind the photo. Then I went through the rest of my Snow and Cocoa collection and used all the things that I thought would be cute. 

Ein Bild, das Tisch, drinnen enthält.

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For my title, I used three different kinds of Thickers. I wrote "Mele Kalikimaka", which means "Merry Christmas" in Hawaiian. In the picture I'm in Oahu and even if it doesn't look like it, it was the 23th of December :)



I wanted to add more sparkle, so I used four different colors of sequins and adhered them to the little holes in the snowflakes. I also used white puffy hearts in each of the snowflakes' centers. I finished by using some white snowflakes to lighten up the wreath and also some black splatters to balance the darkness of the photo.

I hope you like it and are inspired to use this new cutfile.

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you soon!

Lisa

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