Thank you for joining us for the second hour of our interNational Scrapbook Day event! Didn’t you love Lisa’s star layout last hour? Are you already dreaming of what you’ll make with that PageMaps sketch? We’re excited to see. As a reminder, today’s event schedule looks like this:

9:00 AM: PageMaps sketch challenge & a starry layout from Lisa Dickinson! (click here)
10:00 AM: Join designer Paige Evans with a pretty floral challenge <—-we are here!
12:00 PM:  Join designer Virginia Nebel with a travel challenge
2:00 PM:  Join designer Meghann Andrew with a birthday challenge
4:00 PM:  Join designer Wendy Sue Anderson with a fun Disney challenge
6:00 PM:  Join designer Nathalie DeSousa with a Spring colour challenge
7:00 PM: Join our Creative Editor Jen Gallacher as we wrap up the day!

This hour it’s all about the flowers! And who best to host a fun floral challenge but our very own Paige Evans!

“Hello everyone, happy International Scrapbook Day! I’m here with you to share a new layout using one of my favorite techniques: backing a cut file! And I’ve created this cut file for you to use too!


SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, stickers: Pink Paislee; Cut file: Flower Bunch by Paige Evans; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Cardstock: American Crafts; white acrylic paint; Prima watercolors

I started by cutting my Flower Bunch cut file from white cardstock using a Silhouette Cameo 3. Since the design is so intricate it took about 20 minutes so I unloaded the dishwasher and watered the flowers while it was cutting. Gotta love multitasking!


Once the machine finished cutting out the image I carefully peeled it off the mat and then set about backing each of the flowers and leaves. I actually had my machine help me with this. I ungrouped the original design in a new document, kept the inner pieces of all the flowers and leaves only, and then offset those pieces to make them slightly larger.


After deleting the original inner pieces and being left with the slightly larger offset pieces, I cut out the pieces in groups from different colors of patterned paper from my Horizon collection with Pink Paislee. All-in-all it still took about two hours to back this entire design, but when I flipped it over after gluing the last piece in place, it was totally worth it!

I flipped through the Horizon Project Pad to find a coordinating color of paper on which to build my page. I chose a bright pink and did some simple mixed media on the background: I splashed watered down white acrylic paint and dark blue watercolors across and let it dry. Then I adhered the backed flower cut file onto the layout using dimensional adhesive so it pops off a bit and creates depth & shadows.


I chose two photos of me and my son Fox because the colors matched perfectly! I printed them at home and trimmed them out leaving a white border which I love doing because it helps the photos stand out more. I tucked the photos into the design on the left and right edges and trimmed any excess.

Embellishing was kept to a minimum and I only used two word stickers, a chipboard sentiment label sticker, and a fussy cut flower/phrase from the 2×2 paper pads. I wrote journaling with a matching blue pen under the right photo.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! Be sure to download this cut file too:

Paige iNSD cut file image

download HERE

Happy International Scrapbook Day!

~ Paige Evans


Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to create a layout where you either create flowers as Paige has done, use a fun floral paper (fussy cut those blooms!) or it could be a layout about your garden! No matter what you do, let’s see those flowers!

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. Create a layout based on the floral challenge above and send an image of it to us at
  2. Please put “iNSD floral challenge” in your reference line.
  3. Please ensure your image is less than 2mb.
  4. You have until May 15th to send your submission to us. We will share a selection of today’s challenge submissions on May 17th!


Paige Evans _ Pink Paislee Logo

This hour we want to celebrate flowers, Paige Evans and Pink Paislee with a fun prize package from Pink Paislee of course!

To enter our iNSD giveaways:

  1. Leave a comment below by May 15th;
  2. For a second entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Instagram page – @sctmagazine;
  3. For a third entry, leave a comment on the post with this prize on our Facebook page;
  4. One winner for each prize today will be randomly selected and announced on May 17th.
  5. You do not have to participate in the challenge for our hourly prizes…but we would love it if you do!

Please join us for our next challenge at 12:00 pm with Virginia Nebel!

Join us again at 12:00 pm!