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Sarah Packer – Every Great Dream


I absolutely love the Paige Evans Star of Stars cut file and I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for the photos of my little man asleep in his rocker chair! Crazy boy!

Pretty My Page Paige Evans Shimelle Starshine October 2018 - Sarah Packer - Every Great Dream

I decided to heat emboss the star, (available in pre-cut form in white, cream or black) to make it twinkle! I used silver embossing powder as a base and then added some blue for a pop of colour.

PMP Close Up 2 - Sarah Packer - Every Great Dream

I dug out one of my favourite Shimelle collections, Starshine, as again I knew it would work perfectly with the star theme. I cut the little tags from one of the cut apart sheets and added some twine to them all, then mounted my photos on to them.

PMP Close Up 3 copy - Sarah Packer - Every Great Dream

I raised the cut file up on foam pads to give it some dimension on the page. I didn’t want to use too much patterned paper/embellishments, as I had used a patterned paper for the background and didn’t want to take too much focus from the star itself. I added a couple of cut off pieces of paper under the photos. I chose a little rocket and plane from the embellishment pack and raised them up of foam pads. I then found the little globe card, which has the quote “every great dream begins with a dreamer” and decided to use this as my title instead of adding any alphas.

PMP close up 1 - Sarah Packer - Every Great Dream

PMP close up 1 - Sarah Packer - Every Great Dream

Finally, I inked some of the stars out of the cut file with distress oxides and stuck them at the top of the page. I really love how it all came together for a dreamy, space themed page.

Thanks for looking, I hope it’s given you some ideas on how to use this lovely cut file.


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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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