Fairy Door Trail

A quick post to showcase the January 7-2018 Scraplift Sunday on Paper Issues!

The scraplift is based on a fabulous layout by Paper Issues Design Team member Rachel O’Neal. A cute, double photo layout with this awesome black and white background and great top and bottom banners that really anchor the page and focus the eye on the photos in the middle.

Here is Rachel’s layout for the scraplift:


I love this black and white background, so much so that I could not get it out of my head. I found myself over and over again pulling out black and white patterns from my stash as I was putting together the materials for my take on the layout. At one point, I stopped fighting it and realized a black and white background works for me too!

Here is my take on the scraplift:


I recently ordered a bunch of acetate items from a Peachy Cheap deal and was keen to use the “hello” in Heidi Swaps Acetate Words pack honestly just because of the irony of the little doors that me and my bestie were pretending to open or knock on. We were hiking Mount Erskine on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. The trail we were on is called Fairy Door Trail by the locals as someone has cleverly added little fairy doors to trees and rocks along the trail – a cute idea to sweeten this pretty tough climb!

I largely  used the Fancy Pants Designs – Office Suite collection (my current collection addiction) for this page. As part of the collection they have these great die cuts, including the one I added to the bottom right corner of my layout that says “All good things are wild and free” ~ Henry David Thoreau. Perfect!



Pop on over to the Paper Issues Blog to check out all of the inspiration and challenges they offer each month, including this Scraplift Sundays they feature each week!



  1. LOOKING fantastic, I would have been super unsure of using this background but nailed it… its a bold pattern and mixing in the soft colours, the flowers really brought it from bold to pretty… pretty Fantastic!

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