Monday, September 14, 2015

Pink Paislee | Pattern Piecing

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Good morning!  Today on the Pink Paislee blog I am sharing  just one of the many ideas for using the Memorandum collection on a scrapbook page.  Memorandum is quickly becoming one of my new favorite collections to work with.  The patterns and embellishments go together so effortlessly.  I gathered together some of my favorite papers from the collection and embellishments.

I also added in some Mister Huey's black spray mist and some lovely gold foam Thickers from the Citrus Bliss collection.

One of my favorite techniques to do on a layout is pattern piecing.  To create this layout I first cut the Desktop Patterned Paper using a background cut file, then chose other papers from the collection to piece behind the open spaces before adhering it all down to a piece of white cardstock.

I get asked all the time what kind of adhesive I like to use when working with cut files and pattern piecing.  I like to use the American Crafts Sticky Thumb brand liquid pva glue.  It has a twist tip on it that allows me to place adhesive down in small areas.  Here is a closeup of my layout after I adhered everything down.

Collection used: Memorandum and Citrus Bliss


  1. Hi Gina. Which cut file is this please and do u mind if we lift the layout or as a I prefer to think of it take u spirit ion from it? Thanks

    1. Hi kjjc! Sure, feel free to lift away. This is a new one I got in the Silhouette shop called Circle Cross Overlay, it is by the artist Carina Gardner, Design ID #90335. Enjoy :)

  2. BEAUTIFULLY done! love how you used the subtle background with paper.