The One with January 2011 American Crafts Layouts

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Here are my two required monthly projects for American Crafts!
Fox's Baby Blessing

How to: I used mostly supplies from the new Classics line from American Crafts. First I printed a hexagon, cut it out, then used it as a template to cut my patterned fabric swatches into hexagons. I placed them where I liked them along with the photos and adhered everything in place. I used pop dots to adhere the photos to make them stand off the page. I added some stitching down the hexagons. Then I added a few metal frames to hold the sticker title, a ribbon bow, a couple'a pearls, a toothpick flag, and heart stickpin to the mix. I finished by writing the journaling/blessing in a few of the empty hexagons.

Journaling says: I'm not saying - it's too sacred :) I actually wrote his blessing so we can refer to it oft.

Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts (white), The Paper Company (kraft); Patterned fabric swatches, metal frames, pearls, ribbon, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Letter stickers: Making Memories; Toothpick flag, heart stickpin: Pebbles; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars

How to: First I chose a color of cardstock I liked and a slightly darker shade of mist, then I put down a 12x12 piece of rose laser cut paper and sprayed over it. Take away the mask and this is what you get! I punched and cut lots of different decorative borders from strips of aqua cardstock and staggered them down the left side. I bent up the borders for dimension and texture. I added a trio of photos then stitched a line around the pics and border strips. I piled on a bunch of layered embellishments (they're called Details) on the top right corner, added a Thicker title, then wrote journaling along the stitched line. To finish, I punched the corners with a decorative punch. Simple as that!

Journaling says: It's official! Eric and Tanya are gettin' hitched! They flew down here to SoCal and they went to Disneyland and then the beach and that's where Eric popped the question. I can't wait 'til the big day in July! December 2010.

Supplies: Cardstock, rose laser cut paper, letter stickers, layered stickers (butterfly, flowers), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Paper cutter, scissors, decorative border punches, corner punch: Fiskars; Decorative scissors: Provo Craft
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