Sunday, October 25, 2020

Totally 80s / Paige Evans DT

Happy Sunday, friends!  I'm back today with a fun Halloween layout for the Paige Evans Design Team using Paige’s Go the Scenic Route collection and one of the cut files from her 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files. I was so excited to use the Bats cut file to document this cute photo of my girls in their 80s costumes. These colors were perfect for a non-traditional Halloween color scheme. 

I cut the bats on textured white cardstock. I used Paper 21 to fill in the bat shapes by tracing them on different parts of the paper. I fussy cut them and then placed them back in their places on top of the cut file. I glued the actual cut file down flat onto the background and popped up the bats with adhesive foam to give them some dimension. I used beautiful Paper 13 for the background which really make the colors pop.

To jazz up the background, I smudged white gesso over the area behind the cut file from top to bottom. I used a few different blue Shimmerz sprays to create a pretty dark navy blue area. I love how all the bright rainbow colors pop against it. I added white acrylic paint splatters as well. Before I attached the bats, I distressed the edges a bit to create a fun texture. I embellished mostly around the photo using Cardstock Stickers and small hearts that I fussy cut from the 6x8 Paper Pad.

These bright colors are so perfect for an 80s themed page.  I was so excited to see that the Thickers included numbers!  I've been obsessed with using navy blue on my Paige pages lately...I just love how the colors pop against it.  Here you can see some of the texture on the bats.  I just had to ruffle up the edges and bend up the wings a little bit :)
More cute and colorful bats!  I used the colorful Foam Thickers for part of my title and paired it with some of the dark blue Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection… a perfect match! This cute leopard print heart is a Cardstock Sticker and the orange ticket is from the Ephemera Die Cuts. I also added in a bit of colored thread in a few places. I used a few of the inside bat pieces as embellishments as well. I used matching gelatos to add a bit of color then placed a few of them around the page.

It took me a while to accept that holiday pages don't have to use traditional holiday colors.  Years ago, I would've only used orange and black on a Halloween page.  I'm so glad I tossed that idea out the window...haha!
I used a few of the Cardstock Stickers here along with some pink thread.
I think the curve of this cut file makes it really easy to place a photo. It practically creates the layout for you and I love that about cut files. This cut file has a lot of possibilities and it was a lot of fun making a Halloween layout using bright sunny colors. It’s fun to think outside the box and get creative! These bats would look cute in any colors, and you could do the opposite of what I did and pop the cut file up higher than the bats. Or back the cut file or use it as a stencil… the ideas just keep coming!
A few more close-ups of all the pretty things :)

I did pull in these dark blue Mini Thickers from the Pick-Me-Up collection because they matched so perfectly.

I hope this inspires you in some way! Halloween is such a fun holiday to scrap and I can’t wait to see how you use Paige’s 13 Days of Halloween Cut Files

Here's my process video if you'd like to see how this came together:

Thanks so much, and I'll see you soon!


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