Friday, December 19, 2014

Paper Camellia & The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop!

Hey there, friends!  Welcome to the Paper Camellia & The Cut Shoppe Blog Hop.  Thanks so much for playing along and stopping by!  You should have arrived here from Danielle de Konink's blog.  If this is your first stop, then make sure you visit the Paper Camellia Blog to go through the full Hop.

Ladies from both teams worked with the December Paper Camellia Kit and coordinating Cut Files from The Cut Shoppe.  There is a lot of amazing work that you'll get to see!  You don't want to miss the Giveaway from Paper Camellia, and you can find out more about the Giveaway from The Cut Shoppe at the end of my post :)

Before that, I want to share the coordinating Cut Files with you and the pages I created using them and gorgeous Paper Camellia Kit.

Aren't these just adorable?  They really do match up perfectly to the papers in the kit.

I created this layout using only the embellishments in the kit....rub-ons, die cuts, tags, wood veneer and Thickers.  I used one of the Bitty Borders cut file in this.  I added in a bit of my own watercolor, but not much.

I used the positive and negatives from the cut file and traced around them with a black pen.  I did lots of layering with the die cuts and added some machine stitching.

I painted this wood veneer piece with a gold metallic paint.  Love how it turned out!

I just had to use the Happy Little Clouds for this one....and on top of the cloud paper!  I backed a few of the clouds with the gold dotted vellum and added in gold stitching....I also splattered some gold Color Shine around the page.

This kit contains some gold glitter is just gorgeous and works so nicely with all the other gold elements!

More gold tape accents....woo hoo!  I did a bit of watercoloring to some of the die cut hearts that are part of the clouds.  Backing the open parts of die cuts is so much fun...especially with vellum.

That LOVE circle is a rub-on that I adhered to cardstock and then cut out.  I utilized the word HAPPY as my title since it was already on the cut file....just perfect!

And one more layout :)  I did a bit of mixed media work on this background with gesso and watercolors and a bit of gelatos.  I used the adorable frames (Put a Frame on it) on this one to frame my photos.  I added some machine stitching around the edges for more detail.  That big heart is from the Because I'm Happy file...I just enlarged it.  Finally, I used the hearts & circles from Bitty Borders.  I cut them separately and scattered them around the page.

Gold gold gold....need I say more?

I love this Thicker font...nice and slender so making longer titles is easier.  I love the bold of the black against the softer colors.

I used some gold powder to heat emboss the wooden Hello and used the gold glitter tape to back a few of the heart cuts.  I really love this kit!

Now it's time for a GIVEAWAY!! Two random winners will win all five Cut Files that coordinate with the Paper Camellia Kit!  Just comment on the blogs throughout the Hop and winners will be chosen from the participating blogs.  Comments will remain open through Tuesday, December 23rd, for the chance to win!

And don't forget that through December 31st you can get a big discount at The Cut Shoppe!  Use the discount code MERRY25 to save 25% off your purchase.  You can use it more than once.

Here is a list of all the participating blogs for the Hop:

Paper Camellia
Danielle de Konink
Missy Whidden (You are here)
Laurie Danielle
Stephanie Strader
Jennifer Haggerty
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Amy Coose
The Cut Shoppe


  1. Love all your pages! But those clouds and the gold dot vellum behind them is gorgeous!

  2. You are so talented!! These are stunning!

  3. I love these layouts you made with this kit and the cut files. So inspiring!!

  4. loved how you used the cut files.. sweet!

  5. Love, love, love these layouts Missy!! You did an awesome job adding mixed media to the Kit and cut files!!

  6. Amazing pages!!!!!
    They are soooo colorful!!!

  7. Oh wow! These are amazing! Love your mixed media on the last layout but I'm totally crushing on the vellum clouds in layout two! I might have to lift this!

  8. Awesome pages! Love each one! Those clouds are so fun!

  9. These are gorgeous! I really love all the stitching and the dimension from the stacked cuts!

  10. These layouts are beautiful! I love all the layering and stitching in each one of your projects. The cloud cuts on the cloud paper is so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  11. WOW!!! What a super amazing LO!!!

  12. Awesome Layout! I felt in love with those cut files :)

  13. Your works simply amazes me. You are super talented.

  14. OH MY! These layouts are amazing! You are very creative using the die cut files, love the gold and watercolor :D

  15. I always love your pages!! Gorgeous!!

  16. You've done an amazing job with this kit and cut files! Love all 3 of these layouts <3

  17. Your work is always such a great inspiration, especially how your choice of colors, layering, and, use mixed media. Fantastic!

  18. Holy smokes! You totally rocked these goodies, girl! Love all the soft colors and pops of gold to bits! Gosh! Going back for another look... Just love!