Aimee's "Magical and Mischievous" Halloween Layout

It’s FRI YAY! Aimee here with a layout using the new Halloween Kit “Magical and Mischievous!” Oh, My Goodness you guys, this kit is so fantastic. I knew it was going to be super cute from the previews, but it’s even better in person.


To create this layout, I used a piece of 8 ½ x 11 white cardstock. I trimmed the transparency down to 5 ½ from its original 11 inches. I centered the transparency on my cardstock. I left a white border around my photo and matted the photo with some black cardstock.

Once I knew where I wanted the transparency to be adhered (before I adhered it) I ran my cardstock through my typewriter and added the location and date to the cardstock. And of course, I can never center my typing (anyone else have this problem?)

Using foam adhesive, I centered my matted photo on to the transparency. I then used a tape runner to on the back side of the transparency under the photo so you don’t see the adhesive. I also stapled the transparency with my mini stapler to secure it to the cardstock (transpaencies are known not to stick well that’s why I added these extra steps. The moon and purple pumpkin are on top of the staples)

Once the photo and transparency were in place, I fussed around with the die cuts and lined them up across the bottom of my photo. I wanted the die cuts to layer over one another, and POP off the page. I used foam adhesive to achieve this look by using multiple pieces of foam on a single die cut. Once my die cuts were in place I took a black pen and did a faux stitch/scribble around the bottom of the die cuts (and around the top of the moon) giving the die cuts a faux shadow

To finish up the layout I sprinkled the star die cuts across the top of the page to create a “night sky”


I so super happy with how this layout turned out!

I can’t wait for this kit to hit the shop so I can order another die cut pack!

And doesn’t my Niece make the cutest “spooky” witch? It’s so hard to believe that she is now 13

XOXO Aimee

Laura's "True Fairytale" Layout

Hello everyone! It's Laura here, and today I am so thrilled to be back sharing my second layout this month, this time using a cut file.

I loved all the designs, but the woodsy, leafy look of this frame in particular stood out to me.  In 2014 I was lucky enough to do some traveling in Europe, and I have been using the Hello Beautiful kit to scrap some photos from my time in Germany.  In this case I used a photo of my mom and me at a castle we visited.  

I decided to cut out the frame as large as possible on a piece of 12x12 paper, and weave in some roses I cut from the patterned paper in the Hello Beautiful kit.  I used the pink ledger paper as my background and added a bit of mixed media water color to the background.  

To really make the page special I took a photo of the castle we visited and edited it in photoshop so it was a black silhouette, and made my own custom die cut to line the inside of the frame.  My goal was to make it match the black border and look like the vines were growing up and around the outline of the castle.  The mixed media helped blend it in with the frame.  

A few embellishments from the kit helped finished off this special page, and I'm happy to have another part of this trip documented in my scrapbook.

Dianna's Monthly Planner Spread and Tag Place Holder

Hello beauties! It’s Dianna, and I’m back this week to show you how I used the “Hello Beautiful” kit to decorate my monthly spread. I also made a tag page marker!! Here we go: 

For the left side of my monthly spread I started by filling the empty spaces with some yummy layers of paper from the kit!  At the top I used a piece of the Fairytales paper and two die cuts (the pink flower and the word die cut "Spring"). At the bottom I used some of the vellum and layered it with aqua and a “You are beautiful die cut”. The vellum is a new addition to the kit this month! It’s gold foiled and gorgeous! Under that I glued some frilly laces and then added some washi above and a couple of stickers where I had important dates. 

On the right side of the monthly calendar I used those flower die cuts. They are my all time favorite!  Under them I layered more of the Fairytales paper (both sides! It has a wonderful handwritten look text). Some more trims below, washi and a bow die cut I used as a sticker to mark a date! Here’s a look at the full spread: 

I also created a tag page marker! 

This tag is super cute! Used my favorite Fairytales paper again! I just measured it to be a little smaller than my actual pages. Layered on some of the black polka dot and the back of the aqua paper. This flower I cut from the “Enchanted Forest” paper and of course added some more lace! Above the layers I added the word die cuts and that cute birdie(another fave!)  I punched a hole in the top after adding a heart punched from one of the papers and strung some pretty trims through! These look lovely coming out the top of my planner!!! 

Here are a few detailed shots: 

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a beautiful weekend!!