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Pick-Me-Up: Shop ‘Til You Drop!

Hey Pink Paislee fans, it’s Elsie here. I am SO excited to have my hands on the new Pick-Me-Up collection. It is even more beautiful than I imagined and I am bursting with ideas for new layouts!

For today’s page, I took the name of the collection at face value and had a think about what my go-to ‘pick-me-ups’ are. Other than scrapbooking, my favourite pick-me-up is shopping! I could happily spend hours and hours perusing the aisles of any stationary/art shop, and even if I don’t buy anything, I find it so relaxing.

So I decided to make a layout about just that!

elsierobinson-pickmeup-scrapbook-layout1One of the recurring motifs in the collection is of a women holding some shopping bags, so I tried to recreate that but on a much larger scale. I used this cut file to create the woman and cut her dress, shoes and all of the shopping bags from various different patterns from the collection.

When I first get my hands on a new collection I want to use all of the patterns, so including smaller pieces of different patterns means that all of the contrasting patterns and colours aren’t too overwhelming!

elsie-pickmeup-5To go with my shopping theme I found this clothes hanger cut file and knew I had to use them on this page! I cut two from the navy side of paper 03 and attached them on top of my photo and frame with my title, to give the illusion that the hangers were holding them up on a wall!

elsie-pickmeup-3Talking of my title, I used this cut file and cut it from the pink ombre side of paper 23, and used the floral side to create a frame.

elsie-pickmeup-6Although you can’t really tell, the ‘shop ’til you drop’ title works perfectly with my photo. This photo was taken whilst I was in my favourite stationary store and was crouching down to look at the journals on the bottom shelf! Ya gotta find them bargains 😉

elsie-pickmeup-4I love how there are so many florals in this collection. They’re all quite different styles but they work so well together. I couldn’t resist fussy-cutting the flowers on paper 02 and scattering them around my page!

elsie-pickmeup-2I also glued them onto some white cardstock and fussy-cut around them so they had a white border and looked more like die-cuts. And whilst I was in the fussy-cutting mood, I cut more than I needed so I have loads leftover to use on future projects!

elsie-pickmeup-7Thanks for popping by today! I hope you’re inspired to scrap about your favourite pick-me-ups with Pick-Me-Up!

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