Friday, October 22, 2021

This is Our Happy Place - DT Layout for Paige Evans

Hi there crafty friends,

I'm stopping by today to share a new layout with you that I've created for the Paige Evans Design Team! I've used Paige's newest, gorgeous collection, Bungalow Lane. 

Since this is a fall themed collection, I wanted to make a layout with some kind of fall element to it, like leaves for instance. I haven't taken any photos yet this fall, so I went with a summer photo. Unfortunately we had pretty much fall weather on our summer holiday, so I thought this photo will work just fine!

Lucky for me, all colors that are in my picture, are also available in Bungalow Lane - so basically I just pulled out all patterned papers that matched my photo. I then resized the Large Leaf cut file (Design ID: D-306955) to have a variation of sizes (I believe I had 3 or 4 different sizes) and die cut a bunch of leaves from each patterned paper I selected. I cut two layers for each of my leaves.

I then glued the two layers together - adding only a tiny bit of liquid glue in the middle, since I wanted to stitch down the middle with my sewing machine. 

I bent up the sides of the leaves to give them a bit of dimension. Using one of our smaller plates as a template, I fussy cut out a circle from white, textured card stock. Obviously this would have been quicker with my Cameo, but I didn't think of it when I cut my leaves and then later I was too lazy to go upstairs again haha! Hence old school tools!

I adhered the white circle in the middle of my page, then I roughly arranged the leaves around it. Once I was happy with how it looked, I started gluing them down, to create a wreath. 

I layered some tissue paper behind my photo, as well as a few pieces of die cuts on both sides. I added some foam tape as well, because I adhered the picture on top of the leaves. By the way, I flattened out and glued down the leaves that were under my photo, just so I didn't have as much dimension. 

I then went through all embellishments and picked out some that went with my colors scheme: some card stock stickers, chipboard stickers, foam stickers and ephemera pieces. I stamped my date on a label sticker and partially tucked it in behind my photo.

I added a decorative border sticker at the bottom, as well as my journaling and my title. For my title I used one of the larger foam stickers. I placed some scallop chipboard stickers on the opposite side at the top, to create a more balanced overall design.

That's it for today! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day!



  1. This is stunning! Especially like the colors in the patterns chose. This is such a versatile collection.

    1. Thank you so much! I agree, you can create so many different color combos and styles with this collection - but it's actually the case for all of Paige's collections! X