Hello summer fun! I’m guessing many of you are campers and why not have a picnic while you’re out there?! Capture all your summer memories with Paige’s 24 Days Of Summer cut files Bundle! Today, you’re getting two for one and I’ve made both projects with Paige Taylor Evans‘ gorgeous Splendid collection.
I haven’t tried to make them identical but more complementary. But if you enjoy double page spreads, this set is perfect for it.
My Gnome, Alyster, likes to take his pretty pink camper to the lake and I got some photos on his last trip 😉 I began by cutting Paige’s Flower Wreath cut file #333850 in half. Then using the Weld Tool in Silhouette, I welded it to the top and bottom of the Paige’s Camp cut file.
My faux bokeh background was done with a stencil I quickly made on my Cameo-Silhouette. I cut circles, of random sizes, from a scrap of paper. Then blended Oxide Inks with it, overlapping colours and shading more around the edges then the centers.
Once paper-backed, I glued an offset of the cut file behind so I could easily add backstitching to the entire design. I only used 5 strands of DMC Floss here so that the stitching didn’t take over the cut file. I embellished with flowers, banners, a heart paper clip, gold chipboard hearts and pretty giant bees (only giant to fairies).
How fun, the Mini Thickers are the perfect size to fit on the banners.
I finished off my layout with sequins, gold splatter and some stamped splatter in the same Oxides Ink colours. Finally, I used the Splendid Roller Stamp to mark the date.
A Fairy Garden Picnic
I started by stenciling rainbow clouds on to white AC cardstock, using Oxide Inks and a cloud stencil I made on my Cameo. They were a bit too bright for my design, so I laid a sheet of vellum over them and chain stitched each one. I paper-backed Paige’s Rainbow cut file #410697, chain stitched it and popped it up over the clouds and it’s all designed with beautiful Splendid. My title, made with Mini Thickers, fit perfectly in the rainbow,
It’s all tucked into a Grass Border, another Paige cut file. For a pretty shadow effect, the grass borders are made of two colours layered together. Paper 10, and Paper 19 were the perfect pair. The grass up front was scalloped with a border punch from my stash. I thought it was more interesting than just a plain straight edge.
A little collage of pretty things you’d find at a picnic sits in the grass on the left, including Cardstock Stickers, Chipboard Stickers and and some fussy cut fruit from Paper 9. It adds nice balance to the photos, sitting beneath the rainbow on the right. They’re matted with a couple of the frames from Paper 6 and a little pink chipboard birdie.
If you didn’t buy Paige’s Bundle, but would like individual cut files, you can shop here.
Happy Summer scrapping friends, see you again soon!