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Best Scrap Friends – Paige Evans Best Friends Cut File

Hi hi! I’m just back from a wonderful weekend with scrappy friends where I created 12 single page layouts and one double page! One of my favourite makes was this layout using the Paige Evans Best Friends pre-cut file.

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Over our lovely weekend I was trying to get all of the challenges done for the Lottie Loves Paper On-line crop from last week. The prompts were all based on the music of the 80s and 90s and it was loads of fun playing all the songs and videos for Miss B (nearly 11!) who joined in too. This first layout was inspired by Sting’s Fields of Gold so I used green paper and some gold hearts.

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We actually took these photos on the Friday night and then Sarah-Jayne (from Lottie Loves Paper) and I both scrapped them on the Saturday, both using Cocoa Vanilla without realising! We do love using Snapchat filters and they are the only photos I ever like of myself!

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The Cocoa Vanilla Happiness collection is just beautiful, as all their collections are, and they incorporate such stunning colours and really easy to use generic patterns with lots of what I call “B sides”. I finally got around to using that border piece that I had stuck to my drawers the other week (if you saw that on my social media). I was never going to throw away such a pretty piece of paper and I do love a border so I knew I would definitely use it.

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These big word titles are one of the easiest cut files to back, EXCEPT for the open areas of the letters, but I have a clever trick! I back the whole letter in my chosen colour, then I back the open areas with the same paper from underneath the whole file, and then I stick it on top! The cut file is popped up on foam but you don’t notice that the open areas of the letters don’t have the same depth as they would if you had cut them out.

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To finish off I used some die-cuts and some fussy cut butterflies, plus a few enamel dots of course and some Pink Paislee letters for the extra word in the title. This is a great way to change up these striking cut files and make them your own.

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I really love the way this turned out and it’s definitely one of my favourites from the weekend. I hope you like it too!

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Due to ongoing health and personal issues, I’m afraid I am closing the shop for 6 months.  I very much hope to be back but I will only be able to judge this once I have gone through the next few months.  All outstanding orders will go out next week (commencing 15th June).  I will be keeping the blog side of the website going and I may pop up on social media sometimes but I may have to take a fair bit of time out while I process everything and work through treatments etc.  I know that particularly my pre-cut customers will be disappointed and I am so sorry to let people down but sometimes being strong involves having to give something up.  It’s not been an easy decision I can tell you.  Thank you so much to everyone that has supported me in the last 4 years, in particular my wonderful design team.  Seeing my designs on layouts capturing people’s precious memories is something I will always treasure.  Best wishes xx

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