Hello scrappy friends, Happy New Year! I start the year by sharing my favorite Christmas layout of last year: This page was created for the Winter Issue 2022 of Scrapbook and Cards magazine. It's always an honor to publish my work in that fantastic magazine and this layout was no exception.

I used the beautiful Mittens & Mistletoes collection by American Crafts for this layout. I just loved the non-traditional color scheme and the cute embellishments in this line. 

The Christmas House cut file is downloadable from my cut file bundle, click here to sign up for free.

My idea was to design a Christmas house with large windows and arrange little scenes behind the windows. I really enjoyed working on the little details like putting a letter in the door or creating a stand for the hats. 

I hope you liked my first layout on the blog in 2023. 

Happy fall y'all! Autumn is my favorite season and I can't wait to capture our adventures! Until that, I documented this cute photo I took a few years earlier!

To reach more dimensions and contrast, I decided to add a white frame to the leaves. To do that, I outlined the leaf cut files in Silhouette Studio and cut them out from white cardstock. I stuck them under the colorful leaves and bent up the edges a little bit.

I hope you enjoyed my first fall-themed project, can't wait to share more with you soon! Have a nice, crafty day!

Hi everyone! What is your go-to technique when creating a scrapbook layout? I really believe nothing makes a layout stand out more than dimension and good color choices! Following my rule, I created a new layout with colored 3D pumpkins! 

Those layered pumpkins were so fun to create! I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the pumpkins and attached them together using matching colored thread. 

Hey there! Today I share a new layout featuring the adorable Hey, Santa collection by Crate Paper. This time I wanted to show you a fun way to use a lot of embellishments on your layout.

To beginning I gathered some favorite embellishments from the collection and tried to find the best way to use them all on my page. 

I also decided to create DIY embellishments to add more personal touch to my page. I made some 3D ornaments and a bunch of decor buttons using my WRMK button maker.

To avoid being the layout too busy, I chose a soft pink cardstock as my background. Next, I trimmed 1cm wide paper stripes using red patterned papers from the 6x8 paper pad. I created a big bow from the paper stripes and crossed the rest stripes in the center of the background to imitate a big gift box.

I printed out two small photos from the last Holiday season, and placed them both into the center. Then, I arranged all the pretty embellishments into the box shape. To adhere the stickers and die-cut pieces, I used foam tape to add more dimension. 

I placed a gift tag next to the paper bow, and added ‘Merry Christmas’ sticker from the sticker book. To add more interest to the page, I highlighted the corners of the gift box shape with machined stitched details and stitched beads to the background.  I spread white acrylic paint as a finishing touch.

I hope you like my holiday-themed layout, and I could encourage you to use Hey, Santa collection on your next paper project. Thanks for stopping by!

Hi Everyone! I'm sharing a super easy and quick layout inspiration with you today.  This time I tried to feature some of my favorite techniques on one layout. Layering, stitching, fussy cutting, fringes, and shaker pockets have been definitely my preferred techniques whenever I create. I used the stunning Sweet Story collection by Maggie Holmes, I love the colors and florals, they are so beautiful and would be perfect to use for all kinds of summertime occasion.

I started my layout with die cutting large circles using my die cut machine. Patterned papers are always one of my favorite things in any collection, and I like to use as many patterns as possible! I chose a pretty pink cardstock as my background, and I layered the circles to the center. I love how layering adds dimension and interesting look to my pages!

I printed out my photo, and die-cut in a circle as well. I placed my photo to the top row and started to decorate the circles with different techniques. First, I grabbed a lot of sequences and beads, and I stitched them to the patterned paper circles. They are so playful and add a nice shine to my layout. Next, I fussy cut a heart shape from a purple circle and backed it with a piece of acetate sheet. I spread sequences behind the acetate and machine stitched together with a second patterned paper circle. I highlighted the edges with gold glitter paint.

I enjoyed so much decorating those circles with pretty stickers and ephemera pieces. I added a fussy cut rose and bows, and placed a beautiful layered butterfly to the circles. I stitched the circles to the background paper and adhered the ‘sunshine + smiles’ title to the bottom as a finishing touch.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you’re all inspired to create with this gorgeous collection and try out new techniques!

Hello, Ladies! I'm up on the American Crafts blog to share a holiday–themed layout inspiration! Even though American Crafts doesn’t have a dedicated Christmas collection this year, there are plenty of versatile supplies over the brand to do the job! I looked for a green-red-gold color scheme for my layout, and I was so glad when I found this classic color scheme in the new Head in the Clouds collection by Shimelle.

I started my layout with cutting a Christmas wreath from white cardstock using my Cameo. Then, I backed each of the leaves and berries with patterned papers.

I chose the ‘Bloom in Adversity’ paper as my background. I cut out a circle from the center of the paper using a cutting machine and backed the circle with a shaker background. To create the shaker pocket, I drew the big circle to a white cardstock, spread star sequences, and placed a vellum to the top. I machine-stitched the papers together. Then, I adhered the shaker pocket to the back of the green-striped paper.

I added the ‘Believe in magic’ title using glittered foam stickers from the collection. I love to use round photos on my layouts, and this time my idea was to turn the round photo into a Christmas ornament. To do that, I cut a circle out of gold glittered paper from the 12x12 paper pad, and placed behind my photo. I also cut a hanger from the paper and used thread to ‘hang’ the ornament. And you can’t have a Christmas layout without a little bling so I couldn’t resist placing some more of the glittered stickers around the wreath. This helped add some more sparkle to the page.

For a finishing touch, I die cut a bow from the red ’She’s a Wildflower’ paper and placed the bow to the top of the wreath. So pretty!

I hope you’ve been inspired today to use collections in a different way! What can you create with the Head in the Clouds or with any other American Crafts collections that are outside the box?

Hey everyone! Its Bea here and I’m so excited to share my first layout made with the new Head in the Clouds collection by Shimelle. This new line is so sweet and pretty, perfect for many themes and the cute images make everything magical!

The first thing that caught my eye in this collection was the beautiful flower images. The roses on the ‘Moonlight and Roses’ paper are just begging to be fussy cut out so I grabbed scissors and fussy cut out all the gorgeous flowers.  I wanted to document my recent favorite photo of my daughter and me, and I was very happy when I found out that the pink roses fit perfectly fit my pink dress!

I chose the ‘Fairy Tale Photos’ paper as my background and arranged my photo to the center. Then I scattered the roses all around the page and adhered them using dimensional adhesive. To add more interest, I grabbed my fringe scissors with white tissue paper and layered fringes behind the photo.  I used my silver Moxy glitter glue to add sparkling details to some roses.

There are many fairy tale images in this collection like mermaids and dragons. I couldn’t resist adding that cute frog sticker to my layout, he’s so sweet in his gold crown! I also adhered glittered dots around the sticker, they are just breathtaking, don’t you think? I felt I needed to add a frame to my page so I adhered a piece of washi tape to the bottom and hand stitch through the edges on the top and the left side of the layout. I also added white and rose beads to my stitching, I just love the dimension they added. I finished my layout with adding the ‘Adventure’ ephemera piece as my title to the top right corner.   

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy crafting! 

Hello dear Ladies! It's ‘Stitching’ week, and I’m bringing you a new layout created with the gorgeous Field Notes collection.

This time my inspiration came from the ‘Collect moments’ sentiment from the sticker sheet. This title brought me to our unforgettable summer memories and a favorite photo of my sister-in-law and me. Here is the layout I created:

I’ve found a big globe cut file that I cut out from white cardstock. I spent some time piercing holes around the globe and then did a chain link stitch through the holes using several shades of green and blue thread. But this stitched detail is not the only one I added to my layout! I also add cross stitching when I adhered the title around the globe, the stitching helped me to hold in place the stickers.

Then I got messy! I rarely use acrylic paint on my layouts, but this time I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone. I love the beautiful shades of pink, mint and yellow in Vicki’s acrylic paint sets, and wanted to use them all on my background. I mixed the acrylic paints with matte acrylic gel medium, this makes the paint smoother and a little bit transparent. I then grabbed a white cardstock from Vicki’s mixed media art paper pad and started to paint big splashes all over the paper. To be honest, I didn’t know exactly what was I doing, I just went with the flow… but I think you can’t go wrong with those beautiful colors!  

Once it dried, I adhered the globe to the background using foam tape. The Field Notes collection is jam-packed with beautiful flower die-cuts, and I couldn’t resist using them all for embellishing my page. I bent up the edges of the flowers and layered them under the globe.

I placed the photo on the right side of the globe. I then created two clusters using journaling cards and die-cuts and added cardstock stickers under the photo and around the stitching.

I hope this gives some fun ideas to try on your next layout! It’s so much fun creating your own background with mixed media stuff! Give it a go next time! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful scrappy weekend!

Welcome back! I’m so happy that the most beautiful season of the year is finally here, colorful flowers are all around. Let’s get this week started with a spring themed layout!

Before I even had a photo picked out for this page, I knew I wanted to use Vicky Boutin acrylic paint to tint my background. I tried a couple of different things to get the colors I wanted. What worked to get a soft and pastel background is white gesso. I mixed some of the colored acrylic paint with white gesso, and painted swatches and flicked splotches across a Vicki Boutin mixed media paper with a thick brush.

Once, I had my background, I decided to add a little sparkle using Vicki Boutin gold glitters. I added some glaze right over the butterfly stencil and spread different gold glitter on the top.

I found a cute photo of my daughter from last year, I cut it in a circular shape and adhered to the center of the page.

The soft-colored patterned papers from Stay Colorful collection by Dear Lizzy fit perfectly to the background color scheme. I fussy cut a bunch of flowers from the Far Out Paper, bent up the edges and layered them diagonally using dimensional adhesive.

I also fussy cut some flowers from the vellum paper with gold accents, they look so pretty with the glittered butterflies. I felt I needed a little bit more dimension to my layout, so I arranged die-cut branches and cardstock stickers around the flowers.

I created my title from the pretty glittered alpha stickers and the gold  ’hello’ ephemera piece.

I love the mixture of mixed media and traditional scrapbooking elements on this layout. I hope this gives you some ideas to try with your mixed media stuff! Thanks for stopping by! Bea

Hello friends! I finished a new layout about our best moments from 2017 featuring the Here & There collection from Crate Paper

As soon as I saw the Express Paper with the calendar design, I knew I had to use it on a layout. My idea was to add a photo for each month, and this way I could showcase the most precious memories of the whole year! 

I printed out eleven tiny photos and arranged them for the relevant months. Here & There collection contains cheerful and fun embellishments, they are perfect for travel memories. I love the colors so much and wanted to use all the colors on my layout!

To do this, I layered patterned paper behind the photos using several papers from the 6x6 paper pad.  I embellish my photos with cardstock sticker, puffy stickers, rub-on and ephemera pieces. 

I created my title from cardstock stickers and numbers from the sticker sheet. I love to use the roller stamp on my project. I stamped phrases and words here and there. 

This layout was so much fun to create! I hope this has inspired you to use more photos on your next layout, and document your memories with Here & There collection! Thanks for joining me today, Bea.

Hello, I'm back with a new layout I created for Paige Evans + Silhouette design team. I always wanted to try out my Silhouette sketch pens!
There are many possibilities to use them in scrapbooking projects! When I saw this beautiful 'Flower Garden Background' cut file ( ID: 221367 ) I immediately know that it will be perfect for using sketch pens!

I drew around the shapes in groups and changed pens from time to time. For adding more interesting my page, I cut out a few shapes using KNife instead of sketch pen and backed the shapes with patterned paper. 

Placed my photo in the center, layered a rounded piece of vellum behind, and aligned my title around the photo. Its so easy to create and the result is absolutely unique! Hope my layout inspired you to use sketch pens with your Paige Evans cut files

Hi everyone! I'm here with a new layout I created featuring the Pink Paislee – Paige Evans – Turn the Page – Paper 2 beautiful floral patterned paper and lovely Turn the page puffy stickers included in the September 2017 kits.

I started my layout with choosing the Pink Paislee – Paper 7 as my background and drew a big heart with a pencil to the paper. I cross-stitched around the left side of the heart with pink thread.  I fussy cut a bunch of them and layered the flowers with some ephemera pieces to the right side of the heart. Love how the colors pop out from the grey background, just beautiful!

Arranged my photo to the center line, and added my journaling to a piece of ephemera. I also created a cluster to the left bottom of the page using Pink Paislee card stock stickers, puffy stickers, and a cute Amy Tangerine bow.

Dropped white acrylic paint around the layout to finish.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope we have inspired you today to get creative and make something pretty with your HKC kits!

Happy Saturday Everyone! Hope you have a great weekend! Let me make it even better with a new layout inspiration! This time I wanted to keep my design clean and simple and focus on the photos and the journaling.

We have a beautiful autumn around here in Europe, colorful falling leaves and golden shine is everywhere. I wanted to document these beautiful days, taking pictures of the of the changing garden and the little treasures that my children collected in the forest.  

I planned to arrange the photos in a circle form to my page, so I pulled out the big circle title guide, drew around and marked the places of my photos. I printed and fussy cut the photos and adhered with foam tape to a white cardstock. 

The glittered gold foam sticker from Amy Tangerine is just perfect for a fall-themed layout, I arranged the 'Love this BEAUTIFUL life!' title to the inner circle, under my photos. To finish my layout I dropped some gold and black ink around the page and placed some white leaf die cuts diagonally. The Blissful patterned paper with the tiny hearts from Dear Lizzy Star Gazer collection framed very nicely the layout. 

I hope I could inspire you to create a clean and simple design on your next layout! Thank you for stopping by! Bea

Hi Ladies, I'm back with a new Christmas-themed layout today.

I have a lot of Christmas-themed layouts to document our Family memories but this time I decided to document my feelings about Christmas night. In my country, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December, and I think that day is one of the busiest days of the year. We start with decorating the Christmas tree, then clean the house, cook the lunch and the Christmas dinner, greet the guests, visit the church, etc… I would like to do all of these with a big smile on my face and preserve the special festive mood of the day. My favorite part of the day is when I’m finally done with everything, put my pretty dress on, and join my family to celebrate Christmas Eve!

I began my scrapbooking process by selecting my materials, choosing a color palette I loved, patterned papers that I couldn’t wait to incorporate. For this layout, I mixed and matched the Love Always collection pink pattern papers with some red, fussy-cut You rock stars and white die-cut snowflakes.  I cut the huge  ‘Merry’ word using my Cameo. To add more contrast to the word, I offset the shape in the Silhouette program, cut the outline from darker pink paper, and layered it behind the white word.

I layered some die-cut snowflakes with the red stars diagonally on my page. I created a cluster using Love Always ephemera pieces and stickers on the left bottom of the page and added my handwritten journaling to a white tag. I placed my photo to the right side of the title, layered a doily behind and embellished with stickers.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope I could inspire you to create Christmas Christmas-themed layout using your Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections! Bea

Hello Ladies! This week we are creating projects with fussy cutting technique and the first idea that came to me was to create a colorful background using the 6x6 papers.

I documented a photo of my little daughter taken on a summer holiday some years ago. Seeing this photo reminds me of how quickly she’s growing up and how she loves to explore new places and get new experiences wherever we go. This collection was just perfect for scrapping this lovely photo.

I started my layout by choosing the pretty Traveler paper as my background. I think this may be my favorite patterned paper in this collection with the beautiful soft colors and pretty circle design! I placed my photo to the center and then cut triangle shapes from 6 different 6x6 patterned papers. I adhered a piece of washi tape through the page and arranged the triangles into a half circle under the photo.

I adore all the fun embellishment pieces in this collection! I arranged some cardstock stickers, ephemera pieces, and stickers under my photo using mostly the ‘tone on tone’ technique. I created my title using the rose gold alphabet stickers and puffy stickers. Aren’t these glittered letters amazing? It can be used as contour letters or a traditional alphabet.

The stamps on the Passport patterned paper are perfect for fussy cutting! I created a pretty cluster to the right of the photo that includes some fussy-cut stamps from the 6x6 paper as well as a heart cardstock sticker.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed my layout and been inspired to get creative!

I don't know about you, but I LOVE playing with cut file, and creating versatile layouts using in different ways the same cut file. This time I designed a floral heart cut file, cut it out from a watercolor paper using my cameo. 

First I used the negative paper and painted the page with watercolor, let it dry, and backed the shapes with different patterned paper. Embellished the page with some colorful pieces of ephemera and stickers. Just love this colorful result!!

In the second version I used the florals for creating a background. I adhered the flowers to a patterned paper. To add dimension to the page I folded it up a little bit the petals. I embellished my page with some gorgeous Crate Paper stickers and ephemera pieces.

This cut file is free and downloadable for free, just click here and subscribe my email list to get the password!

Hope you enjoyed my layouts and feel inspired to use this cut file and create versatile backgrounds! Don't forget to tag me on IG if you share your projects with this cut file ( @beavalint )  I would love to see what you create!

Hello and welcome to a new project with Paige Taylor Evans cut file! There are almost 60 awesome designs available in the Silhouette Store, so many possibilities to create unique projects!

This time I chose the beautiful FLOWER VASE cut file Design ID #217950 for my layout. I started by cutting the cut file out of white card stock and painted the flowers and stems with watercolor. There are many ways to back-cut files with patterned paper, usually, I draw around the shape and fussy cut the pattern paper, or using the knife tool in the Silhouette Studio I cut apart the cut file, remove the inner shapes, and cut the outlined pieces with my cameo. This time I worked by hand and cut the tiny shapes one by one. I really enjoyed that I could choose a different shade of colors for every single piece. For this layout I mixed and matched Paige Fancy Free and Take me away collections, I love that they complement each other so well!! 

For my background, I used a cream card stock and painted a coat with white acrylic paint. For adding a touch of dimension I adhered the cut file with foam tape. I fussy cut some tiny flowers from different patterned papers and adhered among the stems and around the flowers bouquet. 

I wanted to embellish the vase with some banners, to do this I attached washi tape to white paper, and cut banner shapes from them. I can't resist adding one of those adorable heart charms from the Oh my heart collection. In the end, I created my title with mixing and matching stickers, card stock letters, and acetate shape.

I hope I could inspire you with my layout! Have a nice day!

I have a new layout to share using one of my favorite collections from CVS, Wild at Heart. I love that this collection is so versatile, and can be used for spring photos and summer holiday layouts! Here in Hungary we are in the middle of the summer vacation, so today I was inspired to create a layout using last year holiday photo. Every year we spend two weeks in Croatia with the family and with some friends. These days are my favorites of the year, there are no computers, no phones, just us and the beautiful sea. I wanted to document this photo I took there to remember those beautiful days.

To start my layout I trimmed some paper stripes and adhered to a white card stock. For giving some depth to the layout I folded up a little bit the edges of the stripes. I placed my photo across the stripes and started to create a cluster on the right side of the photo. I wanted to use as many embellishments as I could! I picked up some pretty butterfly die cuts, flair buttons, wood veneers, ephemera pieces, glittered enable dots, and chipboard frames, and layered them from the top using foam tape. I couldn’t figure out exactly where to handwrite my journaling so I wrote my thoughts above and under the photo.  Added some colored structure paste dots and dropped watercolor over the top and the bottom to finish.

Here are some close up of my layout: 

This was a lot of fun to create! I hope it gives you some ideas to try! Have a nice day! Bea

 I was so happy to be invited to teach a layout and mini album workshop at Scrap 2 Days along with the talented Irina Honchryk. I have absolutely loved teaching in Italy! I'm so thankful to Serena (Scrap it Easy) for organizing the event and for letting me come and teach! The workshop was held in a beautiful hotel in San Marino. 

My first class, the layout workshop, started at 9.30am. We dove right in and got messy with some gesso and watercolor paint.

I taught this layout. We played with watercolor and embossing powder:

Lunch break in the Pop Up store 🙂

In the afternoon I taught how to create a 'hidden henges' mini album. We used Crate Paper Oazis collection with the lovely Oh my Heart ephemera pack.

The girls loved the album and enjoyed learning new binding technique and tricks.

I designed a Hungarian folk art chipboard and gave to the participants as a gift. They could use them as a title for their mini album.

Happy SPRING everybody! 

I created this layout because it is spring, sunshine, and happiness, and I just can't get enough of these beautiful Oh My Heart flowers 🙂 ...and because I LOVE playing with my Silhouette Cameo <3

Find this cut file in my cut file bundle here you can sign up for free.

Here are some close-ups:

O hope you enjoy playing this cut file, happy crafting!

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun layout featuring layering techniques.

I wanted to create a fun, energetic look for my entire layout. With that in mind, I trimmed two wide stripes from two different patterned paper and tore a piece of vellum. I chose the beautiful Experimental patterned paper for the background and adhered the stripes to the left side of the paper. For adding some interesting details I embossed some tiny white stars to the vellum. 

When finished I arranged the two lovely photos in tiers and began embellishing them with the super fun ephemera pieces, enable dots, stickers, and flair buttons. Layering has been one of my preferred techniques whenever I create. It definitely gives a very interesting outcome to my creations. I love how all the layering turned out so well on this layout. Just so perfect with the cute photos along with all the bright colors! And that big ‘YOU ROCK’ wood veneer title sure completes the look!

I created a cluster on the right-hand side to balance out the layout, and to create a visual triangle. Adding my comments and dropping white spray mist over the top and bottom were the perfect finishing touches.

I would like to thank everyone for stopping by today!  Have a lovely day! Bea XX

Happy Thursday, friends! I was up on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio blog again, and I shared a new layout using the awesome YOU ROCK collection. This collection is just begging to be used for a masculine layout, so I picked one of my favorite photos of my son (I have three sons, so I think this collection is made just for me :)) and started to dive into the pretty papers and embellishments!

I decided to mix and match two patterned pieces of paper to create a colorful background, so I trimmed and adhered them two-thirds of the width. I placed my photo in the center and layered a torn piece of paper behind the photo.

The cut-apart sheet was the first thing that caught my eye when I received this collection! I love the cool stripes, the fresh colors, and the pretty fonts! I trimmed the sheet into pieces and placed 2-2 cards in both sizes of the photo. I loved the mixture of the colors and patterns! To add some interesting details I embellished the page with stickers, wood veneers, enable crosses, and fussy cut stars. I just love the look of the black rubber charm with the little piece of twine.

I wanted to create a hidden message for my son, and write some private sentences just for him.  To do this, I cut a little gap at the right bottom of the page using craft knife, created a paper pocket on the back of the paper and slipped into a tag with my journaling.

Here’s one more close-up of the hidden message 

I hope this gives you some inspiration and/or ideas to try!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a wonderful day! Bea

Happy Easter! It's time for painting eggs, making decorations and planting flowers in the garden I love it!! And its time to create Easter-themed layouts as well 🙂

I couldn't resist using my Bunny card cut file for a layout, and I had some perfect little busy bunny pictures of my daughter from the previous year.

Download my free bunny cut file here:

To start the layout I cut the bunny cut file with my Cameo and added some hand-stitched details. When finished I fussy cut some pretty Little by Little flowers by Shimelle,  and created a flower crown. I wanted to add a playful title, so I mixed and matched different letter stickers. Finished the page by painting dots and adding some butterflies.

Here is some closeups of the layout:

I also used this cut files for creating fun Easter cards:

Hello and welcome to the blog this morning! I was up on the Cocoa Vanilla Blog and shared a new layout I made featuring the gorgeous Wild at Heart collection.

This week is “Scraplift week” on the CVS blog, the focus is on a previous member layout, past or present and scraplift their creation. I chose the lovely Ulrike’s layout, I just love the clean and soft style with the big photo and it’s quite different from my usual style, so I was so happy to have the chance to try it!

To start I cut some heart shapes with my Cameo and backed with different patterned papers from the Wild at Heart collection. I love how the beautiful patterns work together, they are so pretty next to each other. I used white card stock as my base, adhered to my big photo, dropped watercolor around and let it dry. I layered the hearts under my big photo and for adding extra dimension I adhered them with double-sided foam dots.

For embellishing, I created two little clusters around my photo using card stock stickers and some pieces of ephemera. I love using word stickers very much, so I added some of these from the chipboard and the accessory sticker sheets around the hearts. The lovely glittered enable dots are “Must have items” on my pages recently! For adding the title I adhered the wood veneer word Happy to the bottom of the page..

Thanks Ulrike for the inspiration, I hope you like how my layout turned out!

Thanks so much for joining me here today!

Bea

Hey everyone! Today I show you two ways to use my World cut file.

Just because colors make my heart sing 🙂

The first process: I started by splattering watercolor all over the white card stock and letting it dry. Cut the cut file from thin white paper, and started to draw around the inner shapes on patterned paper. Adhered the small pieces to the background world shape, and adhered the grid world shape to the top.

Placed my photos under the cut file, embellished them with card stock stickers, and added my title using a piece of ephemera.

Here is another way to use the World cut file.

I started by choosing one of the patterned papers with the big LIVE MORE yellow title and then turned to my absolute favorite technique, die cutting and backing shapes. I used my World Map cut file (click here to download), painted the die-cut shape's background with watercolor, and adhered it above the title.

This page needed only a few embellishing, I just adhered some puffy stickers, pieces of ephemera, and layered stickers around my photo, and created two little clusters to balance my layout.

 We have had ice-cold winter days recently with a huge amount of snow, so I decided to bring sunshine to my little scrap room with some summer memories.

I picked out of the kits the colorful Take Me Away products by Paige Evans to get a lovely summer color scheme. I cut some different colored and sized butterflies from the divided Take Me Away patterned paper and the pink- and purple cardstock and layered them on each other.

 I couldn't resist adding the shiny Pink Paislee sequins and Crate Paper, Inc. mini tassels for the layered butterflies, they became so pretty 🙂 I created a cross on my page by clustering the photos and the butterflies on two different lines. For embellishing, I layered ephemera behind the photos and added my title by mixing the My Mind's Eye gold stickers with the Pink Paislee cardstock letters. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, hope you have a wonderful winter/summer weekend! 

Hey there, everyone! We had some beautiful snowy days around Christmas, so we put on our snow boots and went for a walk to this amazing Winter Wonderland.

 For this page, I trimmed Crate Paper, Inc. patterned paper and HKC exclusive paper and used them as a background, then created clusters to both sides of my picture. 

I love creating unique embellishments, To do this I used gold glitter glue and some fussy-cut trees and created a little winter forest on the right side of my layout. On the left side, I spiced up the cute crate Paper Winter Jar with gold thread, a Pinkfresh Studio sticker, and some sequins. 

I added a little snowfall to the bottom of my page using the lovely colorful snowflakes HKC exclusive die cuts. This was a lot of fun to create! 

Hope you have a wonderful Holiday, Happy New Year! BEA

Hello everybody! I hope the year starts well, its the end of the holidays, let's back to work, school, and scraproom 🙂 Last year I decided to create one free cut file in every month (to tell the truth I LOVE designing with my Silhouette, it gives the boundless freedom for my creativity), so I started this month with designing a new cut file. My favorite flower are peonies, and because of I think that one flower never enough, so I drew a whole bouquet of flowers 🙂 

I created this layout for my husband's birthday, he was born on Valentine's day so I decided to place the LOVE word into the middle of my cut file. I used Paige Evans' Take Me Away collection for my layout, I backed the flowers with a  gradient color patterned paper. It gives a beautiful realistic-looking appearance to the flowers. 

I hope you enjoy this cut file and you can use it for your Valentine's Day projects.

The bouquet cut file is downloadable with or without the 'LOVE' title from my cut file bundle.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!!

When I saw these adorable acetate ephemera from Pinkfresh Studio, I needed to use them immediately! I created this card using patterned papers and a simple car cut file. I think it will be my favorite card this season!

I also started to document my favorite photos from last year. How cute are the kids in this picture? The boys gave a big kiss to Kitti, and she was so surprised!

Have a lovely day, it's almost Christmas, yippee!

Happy December to everyone! 

This is the most amazing part of the year full of brightness & happiness, and love!

I would like to share this snow-lace cut file to begin the festive season, it is just a little something to help you celebrate the season… and to say thank you for all of your support!

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Some advice for the cutting : 

- Don't use a new cutting mat! It is too sticky, and your die cut could tear when you pull it off. I used to fix my paper with a piece of washi tape on the bottom and on the top , in this case your paper can not move.

- This cut file was created for 12" x 12" paper, if you zoom the cut file out, the lines could become too thin.

- I use a strong, but thin metallic paper (120g) for the detailed cut files.

- my blade settings are 3, the thickness is 15 and the speed is on the 3rd level.

Here are some details about my project with this cut file. I cut it out from a white metallic paper, then cut some more separate stars out of silver paper. I adhered the second star just by its middle to the background. This is a good technic for adding layers to your page. 

I hope you will enjoy my cut file, don't forget to tag me ( @beavalint ) if you share your project on IG, can't wait to see how you use it!

XO Bea

I am so honored to be featured in the Designer Spotlight series over at Scrapbook Expo!  I always love doing featured posts because it makes me stop and reflect on this amazing hobby and all of the amazing friends I have met along the way.  You can read some fun facts about me, and see some of my recent favorite projects over on the Scrapbook Expo blog!  And a great big thank you to the super sweet Paige Evans for featuring me and my work!! 

I designed this flower-lace cut file exclusively for this post! I share it for free downloading, just click here to sign up for the bundle!

I'd love to see what you create with this cut file, please tag me if you share your project on IG!

Here you can download the png file, but I think the studio file is more detailed 🙂 click on the pic!

I played a little bit with my leftover patterned paper and my Cameo. I created some rosettes and embellished them with die cuts, chipboard letters, and stickers. Really good project to use up my stash. I will use them to create pretty packaging or embellish layouts.

You can find the cut file in my cut file bundle, click here to sign up for free!

Here is a sample how to use these little DIY embellishments on your scrapbook layout:

Hi everyone, we are in full fall on the blog today 🙂

My theme for today was to use cut files on my layout (YAY!) We have an incredibly beautiful Autumn this year, I love to go for long walks into the colorful Forrest with my kids, so I chose Kim's pretty Autumn Wrath cut file for my page. 

I placed the water-colored cut file on the blue Maggie Holmes​ Gather patterned paper and filled the middle of the cut file with vellum. I used a Crate Paper, Inc.​ ephemera for adding a title to my page, and embellished all around with Gather Tickers, enable dots, and Pinkfresh Studio​ chipboard hearts.

Don't forget to check out the process video here:

Have a nice day! BEA

Happy Saturday, friends! Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the beautiful colors, the warm sun, the long walks to the colorful forest, just as the pretty busy days… I think these lovely Autumn days are good reasons to be happy…

 I started my layout by trimming a white cardstock, because  I wanted to use the blue checkered Gather paper by Maggie Holmes (its pretty similar to my niece’s shirt )as a frame of my layout. I used a sewing machine to stitch around and under the photos this way I added more texture.

 I stitched on the Gather ephemera leaves too and used some glitter glue around the edges. I love the beautiful golden shine on them! I added some foam behind my photos and layered patterned paper and ephemera behind them.

I mixed the different alpha stickers to create a big title, and replaced some letters with Gather stickers. It gave a playful mood to my page. I used my cameo too and cut out the ‘beautiful’ word from a pink Dear Lizzy paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a terrific weekend!

I’m super excited to share this layout that I created with the gorgeous October Kit. You can find perfect colors for a feminine layout, but there are so many darker blues for boys too!

For my recent layout, I chose a pink, teal, and gold color combination, so I picked up the matching elements from the Kit. I used the flamingo cardstock and the Maggie Holmes striped paper as a background of my page, and layered some WRM Honey I’m Home ephemera above and below the photo.

I changed the color of the yellow wrath ephemera with some gold glitter glue and applied gold acrylic paint on the wood veneers. It is an easy way to customize the kit’s color palette.

This kit is full of beautiful gold elements, they bring a beautiful shine to my page. I combined the gold stickers and the Simple Stories gold cardstock.

Here you can check my process video, enjoy watching!

               Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend! Bea

My subject for my post is multiple photos for today, and I was so happy to find these cute photos of me and my little girl.

You can download the XO cut file from my FREE cut file bundle, sign up here!

For creating the background I cut huge X-O letters from a Gather patterned paper with my Cameo, and machine stitched them around. 
I have to tell you, my favorite element from the September Kit is the Maggie Holmes Gather ephemera! Every little piece is just gorgeous, I need to use them again and again on my layouts. On this page, I layered them under my photos and added some stitching on the leaves.  

I completed my layout with my journaling and adhered it on a Dear Lizzy patterned paper.

 Here is the video tutorial for this week, check it out to see how I created my layout!

Wish you a lovely, crafty weekend! BEA

 I’m so happy that it is fall! It is by far the best time of year! Love the colors, the changes of nature, and the so many outdoor family programs.

I am sure you have all fallen in love with the Maggie Holmes ‘Gather’ ephemera pack just as I have and of course I wanted to use them on all of the layouts! This ephemera is the base of my last layout, I just spiced up with some layered leaves colored with the Prima Marketing Oil pastels.


For my layout, I used the pretty mint cardstock and a mint patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Gather collection as my background and layered some of the ephemera and pieces of patterned paper around my photo.


For adding dimension I stitch around some of the ephemera.I picked out some Maggie Holmes Gather and Simple Stories gold tickers and ephemera from my September Kit and embellished my layout with them. They gave a beautiful shine to my page.

In this short video you can check how I created these mixed media leaves:

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting! BEA

I’m on the Hip Kit Club blog today to share a layout I made featuring the beautiful Tags from the September Main Kit. I was so excited to play with the gorgeous September Kit, the colors are divine!

To start my layout I trimmed a Maggie Holmes Gather patterned paper into three parts and adhered two different-sided stripes to the ‘Kate’ patterned paper. I placed my jeans photo in the middle of my layout and added some Maggie Holmes Tags on both sides. To spice up the tags I machine stitched around the tags and embellished them with Bits.

I also stitched some blue stripes to the underside of my page. To the end of the stripes, I adhered the tiny Pinkfresh Studio hearts from the September Projectlife Kit. I added a cluster to the bottom of my layout and used some Simple Stories Decorative Brads and Bits.

Don’t forget to check the process video!

I hope I could inspire you to use tags on your next layout! Have a nice Day! BEA

Hello scrappy friends, Happy New Year! I start the year by sharing my favorite Christmas layout of last year: This page was created for the Winter Issue 2022 of Scrapbook and Cards magazine. It's always an honor to publish my work in that fantastic magazine and this layout was no exception.

I used the beautiful Mittens & Mistletoes collection by American Crafts for this layout. I just loved the non-traditional color scheme and the cute embellishments in this line. 

My idea was to design a Christmas house with large windows and arrange little scenes behind the windows. I enjoyed working on the little details like putting a letter in the door or creating a stand for the hats. 

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Thanks for stopping by! Bea

 I have to realize that it is getting heavier to find time for being only together with my husband. We decided to make minibreaks more often, and just enjoy the time together. This picture was taken about 10 years ago when we were in Venice in a beautiful summer.

I used The Cut Shoppe cut file filled with a kind of patchwork from paper.

To make the background softer I painted it with white gesso and colored with some light mist.

In spite of the winter, or perhaps even because of it, I absolutely adore this paperflower from Silhouette Studio. This layout brings me the feeling of spring and sunshine. 

 I used 4 different Silhouette Cameo 3D flower cut files from the Silhouette Store. I. I filled up the gaps with some Crate Paper chipboard and filet silk balls.

And it's so fun that I could make almost full of flowers from one patterned paper from Crate Paper! 🙂

Hey, everybody! I’m so excited to share my first layout with the brand-new She’s Magic collection by Dear Lizzy. This collection is inspired by women and made for women. I absolutely love the bold colors, the beautiful watercolor effects, the encouraging phrases, and a lot of floral patterned papers! This collection fits many themes and is perfect for documenting family life.

It all started with the Magic patterned paper. I love flowers and wanted them to be the main focus of my layout. So I took some time fussy cutting them. I fussy cut almost every flower from the paper, much more than I needed, but never mind, I could use them on my next project.

I chose the pink side of the Kind Heart patterned paper as my background and used the Silhouette Cameo sketch pen to draw a large circle on the paper. Then I used the circle as a guide for placing the fussy cut flowers.

I created almost a full flower wreath, but as I reached the bottom of the page, I decided to finish the wreath with a banner. To do that, I trimmed a bunch of labels from the 6x8 patterned papers, and also fussy cut tickets from the Round Trip patterned paper. I layered the labels and tickets using foam tape, to add more dimension.

I placed the photos to the right bottom of the wreath and started embellishing my page. The puffy stickers and the glittered enamel stickers are so adorable in this collection, so I arranged some pieces from them among the flowers.

I also added three pieces from the colorful buttons to the top of my banner. I love the balance these pieces added to the layout.

I dropped white and black paint around the wreath as a finishing touch.

I hope you like my first layout made with She’s Magic collection. If you haven’t had the chance to check out this new collection then make sure you join us on the blog this week! The Design Team will be bringing lots of inspiration your way!