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Hey y’all! Courtney here and today I am sharing my layout that I created using the collection My Valentine. This collection has some amazing vintage images and beautiful colors. I loved using it with a cut file by Paige Evans

I cut the cut file out in the Lace Dots paper and then in white as a solid background. Then I cut each letter in various patterns from the 6x8 paper pad and the 12x12 sheets. I added foam to the top portion of my cut file and adhered the patterns to the white cut out to give it some dimension.

After I adhered my cut file I added my 4 pictures. They are approximately 2x3’s and I added a white card stock mat to them.  Once I was happy with the placement I began to add my embellishments. I used the bits and pieces, My Valentine Card Ephemera, the mini sticker tablet, the 6x12 chipboard, and Combo Sticker sheet. Then, I finished the layout off with my clusters of enamel dots from the So Happy Together collection.

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Hey y’all! Courtney here and today I am sharing the layout I created using the So Happy Together collection. This is such a beautiful collection and I wanted to put every single piece in the collection on my layout. I decided to go with a free cut file from Paper Issues so I could use a ton of patterned papers.

For backing my cut files I used a variety of pattern papers from the 6x8 paper pad. I love having the smaller prints to use with cut files. I cut my actual cut file on the Happy Heart paper, I am obsessed with anything polka dot and black and white. I cut about an inch ½ inch on each side so I could layer the beautiful Our Story paper behind it.

After I filed my cut file, I began laying a ton of ephemera, chipboard and stickers. There is a ton of great images and tiny word phrases.

I layered a 4x4 photo that I trimmed down to fit onto the gingham 4x4 card and then I layered it onto the My Family paper. Then I finished my cluster with a word sticker, chipboard heart, and a tan from the combo sticker sheet. I completed the layout with enamel dots, I’m pretty sure I include those onto EVERY layout that I create! I hope you love this layout as much as I do!


Hey y’all, Courtney here. Today I am up on the blog sharing a layout that I created using the Holly Jolly line. I used two 12 x12 sheets of paper to create my background, Holly Jolly and Peace and Joy.

I layered a few of the papers from the 6x8 paper pad behind my photo to add a little more color. Then I used a ton of the gorgeous florals from this collection to frame out my photo. I wanted to use all of them, but I decided I should save a few for another layout. I used the florals from the ephemera pack, the combo sticker sheet, the 4x6 sticker book, and the chipboard.

 For this layout I decided to create two clusters. One is a combination of ephemera, the combo sticker sheet, and the 4x6  sticker pad as well as one of the adorable paper bow clips that coordinate with this collection. I just love all of the snow globes and wanted to incorporate one in this layout. My second cluster is centered with my 4x4 photo. I used this adorable photo of my two oldest with Santa.

I hope you enjoyed the layout that I created using the Holly Jolly collection.