Hello crafty friends! I’m back today to share a new layout with the amazing Horizon collection. The main inspiration here came from the unique shape of the butterflies on Paper 07. I love their elegant and delicate look, so I searched for a cut file that would give me a similar effect. I didn’t want to use a butterfly cut file, but something that would just give me the idea of a butterfly and its dainty wings. I know it’s a bit of a stretch to think of my design as a butterfly, but I love how it turned out! I hope I’m making sense. LOL!
I started with the Mandala Half cut file designed by Paige. It is such a beautiful, intricate design, perfect for what I had in mind. I cut it twice so to arrange each piece on opposite sides of the page. I backed only portions of them, mainly the leaves and some of the flowers, as I wanted the background paper to show through it.
After adhering the two halves down, I fussy cut flowers from Paper 02 and foam mounted them on top of other flowers on the cut file. I kept the embellishments to a minimum to balance the intricacy of the design.
I layered patterned paper and a fussy cut sentiment from Paper 01 behind my photo, while on each side I arranged two of the gorgeous, already-made tags that come in the collection. I so love tags and these ones are beautiful!
Since I didn’t have ephemera pieces or stickers when I made the layout, I kept fussy cutting elements from the cut-apart sheet (Paper 01). The “favorite place” heart and the “happy day” banner also came from the same paper. I then fussy cut a few butterflies to place around the photo and finished the layout with one of the super cute flower paper clips.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope I have given you some ideas on how to use this gorgeous collection!