Welcome to the final day of our birthday celebration week! Be sure to scroll back through our blog posts from this week so that you can find pocket page, decor, tags, and card inspiration, and enter to win all of the amazing giveaways from our partners! Let’s see what Paige Evans has in store for us today!
Hey everybody, and happy birthday to Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! It’s Paige Evans here to share a birthday-themed layout featuring a large title cut file and lots of colors—two of my favorite things!
Supplies | Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, stickers: Pink Paislee Bloom Street; Cut file: Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Watercolors: Prima; Pen: Zig; Modeling paste: Liquitex
I started by die cutting my Happy Birthday to You cut file (which you can download for free below!) from white textured cardstock by American Crafts—it’s my favorite cardstock for cutting with a Silhouette Cameo, it cuts like butter every time!
Next, in Silhouette Studio, I ungrouped the cut file, spread all the inner pieces out, and then offset them a bit to make them slightly larger. I placed the pieces into the grid, spaced so that I could cut coordinating rectangles of different patterned paper. I grabbed my newest collection with Pink Paislee, Bloom Street, and a few supplemental colored patterned papers and trimmed them to mirror the design in Silhouette Studio. For example, the “H” took up a 2.5 x 2.5″ square grid, so I cut my patterned paper to 2.5 x 2.5″ square and placed it on the sticky mat in the same place it showed in Studio software. This way, I could run the mat through the machine only once and have it cut out all of the backing pieces in one go! Even though it takes a while to cut all of the individual patterned papers, I still think it’s much faster than fussy cutting all of the backing pieces by hand.
I applied liquid glue to the back of the cut file and then placed the backing pieces. Turning the finished backed cut file over is always such a fun “ta-da!” moment, and always worth the time and effort. I grabbed a piece of Vicki Boutin Mixed Media foundations cardstock and poured water on top. I dropped in coordinating watercolors from Prima and let it dry. Once dry, I applied Liquitex modeling paste through a star confetti stencil to create even more texture and interest on the background. I trimmed wedges from an ombre rainbow hearts paper in my Bloom Street collection and stitched them to the edges to create a colorful border to help keep your eyes on the layout and not wander off the edges.
To finish, I added three photos around the title, wrote journaling across the bottom with a Zig pen, and applied heart stickers from Bloom Street, tone-on-tone to provide different pops of texture on the letters. I hope this layout inspires you to use this birthday cut file and celebrate the ones you love! Happy birthday, SCT!
What an amazing layout, Paige, and how wonderful to share this wonderful, free cut file with us!
Now, let’s see what our final two birthday prizes are:
We’re so excited and happy to celebrate Scrapbook & Cards Today’s 14th birthday! We’re thrilled to offer this prize from our American Crafts family of brands. Best of luck to everyone that enters, and a very Happy Birthday to SCT!
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Happy Birthday to our friends at Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! We’re thrilled to be celebrating with you. Thank you for 14 years of inspiration and looking forward to many more years of success.
Enjoy a mix of our favorite and new adhesives! The Metallic Transfer Foil sheets are 5-packs of 6×12 foils in solid jewel colors, they’re easy to use with adhesives, and also heat reactive. Pair this with the 3D Foam Party Shapes to make dimensional foiled accents! New 3D Foam Strips lift up layers, in the narrow areas, or can help make those shaker cards. Our newly packaged E-Z Runner® Grand Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser comes in a clear case. The Grand size is a favorite for its lightweight, easy to refill and use, and of course budget friendly refill cartridges of up to 150 feet. To round out the package, we included our popular E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser, Keepsake Envelopes, Adhesive Lines and 3D Foam Circles. Enough to stick around with us!
What a great way to end the week! To enter today’s giveaways:
Leave a comment below by April 2nd at midnight EST. In your comment tell us if it was your birthday and the “Scrap Fairy Godmother” was to leave you a little present from us here at SCT, what would you love her to leave you!
Winners will be announced here on the blog on April 3rd! Good luck, and thank you so much for celebrating with us this week!
A big thank you to all who have entered our birthday giveaways this week. We have loved reading your comments and hope it’s brought a smile to your face during this difficult time. If it’s your first time joining us, welcome! Make sure you start on Day 1 HERE!
We also want to thank our talented team and industry partners who always love creating a little happy birthday magic with us. Please be sure to visit all the sponsors on their Facebook page or on their Instagram feed with good old fashioned “SCT Thank you!”