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Spring Flowers Layout by Paige Evans

Hi American Crafts friends! Paige Evans here today with a new floral layout in preparation for Spring using my brand new Wonders collection! Also, happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To begin, I die cut my Flowers cut file from white textured American Crafts cardstock and then it actually sat on my desk for a few days while I gathered some ideas for how to use it.

I realized I hadn’t used the Floral Die Cuts from Wonders on any layout yet! Perfect place to start, pairing die cut flowers with a flowers die cut! But first, I did some mixed media. I grabbed the light green floral B-side of Paper 14 and scraped white gesso across the background to lighten it up and prepare it for watercolors. Then I splashed a rainbow of watercolors across in colors to match the florals of Wonders. I used my hair dryer to speed up the drying process.

Then I grabbed the Floral Die cuts and Flowers cut file and layered the die cuts under and on top of the cut file. I used the cut file as a sort of template for placing the flowers underneath and on top – flowers under flowers, leaves under leaves, and then paired color coordinating flowers on top. Before gluing everything in place, I took a picture with my phone to remember how it looked, and then I spent a few minutes creasing and bending all the flower petals and leaves to create more realistic texture.

Once everything was glued down, I added two photos in the center and made the title “wonderful” with a Cardstock Sticker along with a piece of floral Washi Tape underneath. Below that I wrote journaling. The final step was adding a few tiny floral stickers from the 8-Page Sticker book around the background.

I hope this layout gets you excited for Spring and to use my new Wonders collection which is shipping and available now! Can’t wait to see what you make!

Supplies used: Wonders collection: Paper 14 (34004808), Accent & Phrase Cardstock Stickers (34004823), Sticker Book (34004831), Floral Ephemera (34004827), Washi Tape (34004829)