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. 

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Automatisch generierte Beschreibung

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

Mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Hey lovely scrappy people,
first of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you all had amazing festivities and a good time with your family and friends. :)
To start this new year, I'm sharing my new mini album with you. It's not at all wintery or holiday-themed, it's a mini album from my vacation in Italy last July. I mainly used the beautiful Truly Grateful collection but also added some Lucky Us and some Horizon.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
On my last workshop I taught in Rome, I bought a LOT of new pastel-colored binder rings. I was so excited to use them, so I created a mini album where I could incorporate those. The album has in fact the shape of a normal binder with three rings.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
To start I cut my cardboard to 27x16,5cm. I used a pretty floral patterned paper from the Truly Grateful collection to cover the cardboard and then I used a cute pink patterned paper from Lucky Us to adhere on top of the floral paper. For the inside, I used this darker pink paper from Truly Grateful.
I won't go into detail too much about how to do the base of the album. You can click here to see my latest mini album post, where I explain more in detail. Or you can watch the process video on my YouTube channel. :)
When I had the base ready with all the papers covering it, I added some zig-zag stitching an all four sides of the cover, back and spine. I really love how that looks. :)
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Then I added the three binder rings.
For the cover, I wanted to use a cutfile. I created one saying: "Italy 2019" and backed it with pretty papers in a rainbow order. I adhered it to the cover using foam squares. I also used a butterfly cutfile (291266) by Paige Evans. I used five different tones of pink and purple. Then I stitched through the middle of the butterfly and adhered it to the cover. To finish the cover, I used some word stickers and gold heart stickers.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
To the spine, I added some gold tulle, that I knotted on the rings, creating puffy bows. I LOVE how that looks. The tassel hanging from one of the rings, is an older one, I created some months ago.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
For my inside pages, I cut rectangles of 22x16cm. I decorated each of the pages before I cut them apart, making two 16x11cm pages out of them and adding the holes to insert them in the album. Then I also added the zig-zag stitching to each page.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
Here are all the pages of the album. Make sure to scroll to the end to read some more details about some of the techniques I used.
Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum Take a look at @lisafonseca1985 new mini album. She combined three collections from @pinkpaislee. Truly Grateful, Horizon and Lucky us. She also used beautiful cutfiles from @paigetaylorevans. No matter which season you want to document, the collections work very well for each. You only need to pick the right colors. For Summer all bright colors are perfect. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #minialbum
  • I included 9 cutfiles in the album: STAR BACKGROUND 306322, DAISY 288946,  GIRL SQUAD 288938, FLOWER 274519, CRAB 267053, BUTTERFLIES WREATH 262711, JEWEL HEART 230978, PIE CHART 278094, DRAGONFLY 272000. Except the Flower one, all of them are by Paige.
  • I laminated the star background cutfile and the flower cutfile. I love adding little details like this in an album.
  • I added some gold tulle details. I stitched them on the crab, the dragonfly, the daisy and put some behind the puffy butterfly sticker. It's the first time I'm doing this and I love how it looks. :)
  • I hand-cut out the names of the places in big bold letters. I love using hand-cut letters on my layouts. Why not use them in an album?
  • I added some journaling by hand-writing some lines on white paper, cutting out the strips and adhering them to the pages. I didn't type them on the computer because I'm too lazy to do that... ;) Plus, I really like my hand-writing!
  • For the rest of the decorating, I used the wonderful cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, puffy words, ephemera pieces, enamel hearts, wood buttons and fussy-cut bits from the truly Grateful collection.
I think the album turned out really cute and has a lot of texture. I hope you like it too. :)
See you soon,
Lisa

Paper Snowflakes layout for PINK PAISLEE

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Hi friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing this fun wintery layout.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
I wanted to use the Truly Grateful collection for this layout but wanted it to look really frosty and cold. Nothing easier than that. You only need to choose all the cold colors and you have yourself a wintery color palette. I added a mint cardstock sheet to add another color that would make this color scheme perfect.
What I had in mind when I started this layout, was the stitched frame. I wanted to create little snowflakes all around the layout with different colors. So to start, I chose three papers from the Truly Grateful collection. The blue one would be the outer frame, the white polka-dotted one, the background and the pink one, I would use to cut out an inner frame on which I would stitch the snowflakes.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
When I had everything adhered together, I started with the stitching. I chose five colors. For each snowflake, I stitched two crosses on top of each other. It took some time, but I really love the end result.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
When the frame was done, I added some gesso to the center of my background paper. I smooshed it around, keeping the lightest part in the center and fading it out on the sides. While the gesso was drying, I let my silhouette machine cut out a snowflake cutfile (309038) by Paige Evans. It consists of nine snowflakes that are linked together. I cut them apart and only used five of them. I backed the holes with the patterned papers I chose in the beginning and then I adhered them to one of the patterned papers and cut them out, leaving a small border.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
I didn't really know how I would lay them on the layout and I also wanted to add some kind of center to each snowflake, but also didn't know how or what. So I chose to deal with the photo first. I backed it with the same patterned papers and tried to find a good spot for it. Then I took my flowers and tried out how I would want them to be on the layout. When I had everything the way I liked it, I adhered everything down.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
I still needed to find something for the snowflakes' centers. I created some cute faces (the ones you can see on the featured picture) but that wasn't it. So I decided to create some 3D flowers. I cut them out by hand because I was too lazy to play with my Silhouette machine again ;). Then I chose a title and used some Thickers from the Truly Grateful collection and also some mini foam Thickers from the Auburn Lane collection.
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
Since the foam Thickers are gold, I decided I needed some more gold on my layout. I added some gold glitter paper strips behind my photo, some gold thread behind three of the snowflakes and some gold splatters. After all that, I was done! :)
By choosing cold colors from any collection, you can easily create a winter layout. Here @lisafonseca1985 created a wintery layout, using the Truly grateful collection by @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee. She used some cute snowflake cutfiles and added some hand-cut 3D flowers. She also made a very fun and creative hand-stitched frame. #scrapbook #lisafonseca #pinkpaislee #paigeevans #trulygrateful #layout
I really hope you like the layout and are inspired to use any collection to create a winter layout.
Bye

Cute squirrel Christmas cards for PINK PAISLEE

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Hey friends,
it's Lisa and today, just a few days before Christmas, I'm sharing these adorable Christmas cards I made, using the dreamy Together for Christmas collection.
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
For my cards today, I created these two little, super cute, (and famous) squirrels. I drew them on white cardstock, cut the pieces out, traced around them on different patterned papers and then assembled the pieces and adhered them on white paper. I stitched around them with a back-stitch, using matching thread. Then I cut them out, leaving a white border.
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
For the first card, I used a pretty green patterned paper, I cut out a square piece and adhered it to a dark blue patterned paper that was slightly bigger, so that I would have a frame. Then I used the stamps from the collection. There are a few different snowflake stamps and I used one of the smallest ones. I wanted some gold snowflakes and created them by embossing. Then I placed my first little squirrel on the card and added the embellishments to see where I wanted them.
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
I used fussy-cut flowers and leaves, snowflake stickers and star stickers. When I had everything how I liked it, I started adhering everything, creating dimension with foam squares. As a final touch, I added the sentiment, which is a cardstock sticker and I also added a small mistletoe sticker on the squirrel's head. :)
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
For my second card, I used this beautiful wood grain patterned paper that I adhered to a pretty floral one. I also wanted to add snowflakes. This time, I used the biggest snowflake stamp and white embossing powder. The white really stands out on the dark wood grain... it looks amazing!
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
Then I also added some snowflake and star stickers and a few punched polka dots from red glitter paper. I adhered my squirrel and only needed to add a sentiment. I used the word "celebrate" from the gold epoxy sticker sheet. I adhered it to a pinkish patterned paper and cut it out leaving a border. I think it looks so cool...
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking
I hope you like them and I wish you all MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :)
Who doesn’t know and love those funny little squirrels who made us all laugh…? @lisafonseca1985 used them on her cards to wish you a Merry Christmas and to show you how wonderful and cute the new @pinkpaislee collection Together for Christmas is. Have fun creating with it! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #cards #scrapbooking

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Hi there,
it's me back on the Pink Paislee blog to share a new Christmas layout.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I love Christmas scrapbooking collections and I really enjoy using them... but sometimes I just want to create something christmassy with other collections. Collections that aren't at all Christmas-themed and that don't have the traditional Christmas colors. So on this layout, I used the new Lucky Us collection, which in fact, is a Valentine's collection. Couldn't tell? Well, you can use any collection, you just need to use the right colors ;)
Here, I gathered the pink and red patterned papers and added some green ones from other collections.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I started with the background of my layout. I cut off the edges of my white paper and adhered it to a red paper from the Lucky Us collection, to create a red frame. Then I stitched all around it with green thread.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
The mixed media part was very easy. I didn't even use gesso. I sprayed some water all around the page, smooshed my gelatos on some plastic packaging, added water and let it drip onto the paper. I did this with a light green, a darker green and a pink gelato. Then I let it dry and added some gold splatters.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
While it was drying completely, I backed my cutfile. I used a cutfile by Paige Evans that's called Christmas Frame (307646). I backed it completely with my patterned papers but as I love to do lately, I didn't glue the pieces exactly straight behind the cutfile, I adhered them a bit off, so that they would peak out from the sides. I love that effect.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
When I was done, I used foam squares to adhere the cutfile to the background.
For my photo, I used one from the same day as on my last layout, but this time it's in color and it matches the colors of the papers perfectly. I matted it on some scraps of paper and adhered it on the left side of the layout.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
For my title, I used the stickers from the Lucky Us collection and a cardstock sticker. I embellished some more, using foam hearts.
You don’t necessarily need to use a Christmas collection to make a Christmas layout… @lisafonseca1985 used the brand new @pinkpaislee collection Lucky Us, to create this pretty and colorful holiday layout with a cutfile. #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I really love how it turned out, the cutfile and colors are just the cutest. I hope you are inspired to create a Christmas layout using a non-Christmas collection. :)
See you soon,
Lisa

Mini album for PINK PAISLEE

Friday, December 13, 2019

Hey friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog.
A few weeks ago, I taught a workshop in Rome, where I created a mini album with the Paige Evans Truly Grateful collection. People really liked it and I had a lot of fun creating it with them. :)
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
The base of the album is made out of cardboard, to make it sturdy and to make it last forever :)
I used two 11x11 cm pieces of cardstock and one 4x11 cm piece. I adhered them on patterned paper like this.Bildschirmfoto 2019-12-04 um 20.53.46Then I snipped the four edges and folded the excess patterned paper over the cardstock, using a very strong sticky tape. To hide the cardstock that was still visible, I used another piece of patterned paper, around 22x26 cm and adhered it on top of the cardstock. Like that, the cardstock was fully hidden by patterned paper. I folded the two sides (the 11x11 pieces), to close the album and create a cover and a back.
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
For the inside, I cut six 11x22cm pieces of patterned papers and folded them in the middle to create my pages. I pierced them in the fold, at 1cm, 3,5cm, 7,5cm and 10cm. I also pierced the side of the album at the same lengths, leaving around 6mm between each row.
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
Then I starting making my paper beads. For the beads, you only need to cut out a veeeeeery long, veeeeery thin triangle of paper. You roll it, starting from the wider side and when you reach the pointy end, you glue it down. That's it :) For the album, I needed 14 beads.
When I had my base, my paper beads and my pages ready, I started stitching everything together. For each page, I started on the inside of the album, piercing the needle through the page and the back of the album and doing a simple backstitch. Then I tied a knot on the inside of the album. While I was stitching, I added the beads and the sequins, each time I came back out with the needle. I hope you can understand what I mean... :)
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
The big flower on the cover, I created by hand-cutting three flowers out of patterned papers and adding three more, that I cut out from the floral paper. I made a cute puffy center, by taking a 2x2cm circle and folding the edges to the center all around until I had a little puffy polka dot.
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
I also created a little tassel with my leftover beads and a little mini tassel I made.
The inside pages, I decorated very little and minimal, so that the participants could also add stuff they liked and make it more personal. Here are some of them.
For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking For the workshop she attented to a few weeks ago in Rome, @lisafonseca1985 created this super cute stitched mini album, using the @paigetaylorevans Truly Grateful collection by @pinkpaislee and including a lot of paper beads and a hand-cut big flower. #pinkpaislee #minialbum #lisafonseca #trulygrateful #scrapbooking
I hope you like the album and are inspired to make one too :)
Lisa

Christmas cards using cutfiles for the HIP KIT CLUB

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Hey friends, 

it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing some cute holiday cards with you.
The assignment for this week was to use cutfiles on our projects. I needed to make cards and when I saw these cute cutfiles by Kim Watson, I knew I wanted to use them. :)



So to start, I let my silhouette cut out the cutfiles. A bird, a penguin and a mouse in a sock. I backed them with the patterned papers from theMain Kitand Paper Kit, using mainly reds, blues and pinks. The cutfiles all had very different shapes, so I decided to make three different shaped cards. A square one, a rectangular one, in a horizontal way and a rectangular one, in a vertical way.

Then I chose the papers that I wanted to use as my base, which wasn't very easy, because there are a lot of busy patterned papers in the kit. So I went with a plain red cardstock, the grey woodgrain one and a red tartan one. The red tartan was a bit to busy too, so I decided to put a layer of vellum on top, to tone it down a bit and make the bird stand out more.



I stitched a zig-zag all-around the borders on the three cards, I adhered my backed cutfiles with foam tape and then I started embellishing.
On the mouse cards, I used the white snowflakes and stars from the exclusive watercolor die cuts (Color Kit). I also used some dot stickers from the Build-an-Ornament Sticker Sheet and an exclusive wood veneer mistletoe piece, as well as a mistletoe ephemera. For the sentiment, I used a sticker from the Cardstock Sticker Sheet and some letters from the Puffy Word Stickers. (Embellishment kit).



For the penguin card, I used a lot of ephemera flowers from the Floral Ephemera Pack (Embellishment Kit), I also used the same two little mistletoe pieces as before,  and for my title, I used some puffy word stickers again. That puffy word sticker sheet is just amazing and has so many sentiments and titles ready to use. So cute :)



For the bird card, I used some stars from the Watercolor Die-cuts again (Color Kit) and I also used some baubles from the Build-an-Ornament Sticker Sheet (Embellishment kit). For the sentiment, I used some letters from the Puffy Shape Stickers (Pocket Life Kit) and again, the puffy word stickers. I added the two mistletoe pieces again, to create a binding element between the three cards. 

I really hope you like them and hope you are inspired too, to create cards with cutfiles :)

See you! 

Christmas pajamas layout for PINK PAISLEE

Friday, December 6, 2019

Hey scrappy friends,
it's Lisa back on the blog and today I'm sharing this super duper cute layout I made using the beautiful new Christmas collection called Together for Christmas.
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I could stare at this cute little Santa for hours, he's just so fun! :)
So to start this layout, I used an aqua patterned paper from the collection. The paper has little white spots all over that look like snow. I like that kind of color combined with red. I used gesso on my paper to lighten it up and also to protect it from the mixed media that I wanted to do. I smooshed the gesso in the center of the paper using a baby wipe. I like to do that because that way, you don't have any sharp edges from the color. When the gesso was dry, I used some pink spray to get some color on my paper and then I splattered some white and gold all over the page.
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
This collection doesn't have any pink in it but I absolutely wanted to include some. So I added the pink to make it more my style and brighten it up.
Then I started creating my cute little Santa. I drew him on white paper, cut out the pieces, traced them on different patterned papers, cut them out and assembled and glued them on some white scrap paper. All the papers I used are from the Together for Christmas collection, except the pink one. Then I poked holes all around the parts that I wanted to stitch and then I stitched all the white parts. To finish, I cut him out, leaving a thin white border.
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I placed the little guy on the layout, using foam squares, and beside him, I added my picture. My picture is from last Christmas, where me and my sis were wearing the same Grinch pajamas. I matted it on some scraps of paper and placed it next to Santa.
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
Then I started fussy cutting! I used one of the patterned papers that is full of flowers and leaves and I cut out almost everything. I then added some flowers and some leaves on the layout. I think the layout looks so cool with all the flowers... I love using flowers on my layouts :)
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I think Santa looks adorable with his pink tights...  ;) To decorate the layout even more, I used some puffy stickers, acetate snowflakes and star stickers. For my title, I used a gold epoxy word saying "Christmas" and some of the brown thickers to write "pajamas". I also gave Santa a tree underneath his arm. It came in the ephemera pack.
Have you already created your first Christmas layouts for this year? Well, don’t forget to use the wonderful and beautiful new collection by @pinkpaislee called Together for Christmas. @lisafonseca1985 used it to create this super fun layout where she made a paper-pieced Santa in pink socks! #pinkpaislee #lisafonseca #christmas #layout #scrapbooking
I hope you like how it turned out. I really do like it and hope I could inspire you.
See you very soon!
Lisa

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