Hello crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my newest layout for Paige Taylor Evans.
Surprise, it’s a rare layout about me. My title, ” Me & my happy creative soul” was made with assorted ephemera from Bungalow Lane and Paige’s Floral Ampersand #304100 cut file. I also used a beloved set of Mini Foam Alphabet from Paige’s Whimsical collection. If you’re not lucky enough to have them, the Pick Me Up set is still available at Scrapbook.com! Bonus, they’re all white so you can colour them any colour you need.
I used the M and E in ‘WELCOME’ from the Bungalow Lane Thicker Phrases to spell ‘ME’ at the top of the ampersand. I love finding a new way to use ephemera differently. I also love the butterfly in the Stamp Set, make one or make a hundred, they can be any colour your heart desires.
The tiny foiled leaves tucked into the bouquet and ‘creative soul’ is also part of this Thicker collection. The buttons, thread card and needle are all from the 12×12 Chipboard Stickers. After I glued down the thread card, I thought, “nerds, I should have wrapped thread around it” . That would’ve looked cute! Missed opportunity, but maybe next time.
What makes this layout really special for me is the stitching. I was so enamoured with a gorgeous Memorydex Card that Paige had created recently, I just had to sit and stitch something too. After paper-backing the cut file, the ampersand and it’s shadow were chain stitched, then all the flowers were back stitched. Both easy stitches, you just have to be willing to invest the time. I’m always thrilled with the results.
Why stop the stitching at the cut file? Maybe try your hand at stitching some ephemera too. I added even more texture to the floral collage with 3 stitched flowers from the Floral Ephemera package.
Here’s a short Cameo Tutorial to learn how I edited Paige’s cut file for my layout. You can watch it on full screen at YouTube!
Some other titles I considered using the ephemera with this ampersand:
I bet you can think of a few more! Hoping you found some inspiration for your next amazing project.
See you again soon ! Cheers, Kelly 💗