The One with November 2011 American Crafts Layouts


Monday, November 21, 2011

Here are my two monthly creations for American Crafts!
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FIRST 12 MONTHS

Journaling says: My dear Baby Fox - you are not a baby anymore! These pictures are proof of the big boy we've watched grow and love more than words can express. Every month just keeps getting more fun. Every age is my new favorite. I love looking back through your newborn photos and remembering how small you were. It is so fun to be your mother and teach you things and see you learn and develop. You're walking and nearly running! My how babies grow up fast! I love you Fox!
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How to: The inspiration for this layout comes from this quilt from the Moda Bake Shop:
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To create the circles, I had to design a 2 3/4" circle template in Adobe Illustrator and then printed it out (this is actual size if you want to print and use it yourself).
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Then I cut out just the inside part, placed it over a 2 3/4" circle of cardstock, added glue to the empty spots, placed patterned paper circles over the glue (each circle punched from patterned paper is 2 1/8"), then trimmed the excess.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, tearaway strip, epoxy brads, chipboard label, tags, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's twine: The Twinery; Stickers: American Crafts (foam numbers), Cosmo Cricket (mini alphabet), Making Memories (numbers); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Circle cutter: Martha Stewart Crafts; Punches: Fiskars (corner rounder), Martha Stewart Crafts (pinked circle), Marvy Uchida (circle)

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FAVORITE PHOTOS

How to: The inspiration for this layout came from a bench that my dad made and weaved himself:
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It's a different pattern than I've ever tried before - usually I just go over under over under, but this one is three over, three under, repeat. I sewed around and around and around the strips in concentric squares - or really more like a square-shaped spiral. Gives it that quilt look I love! I definitely don't feel like this layout is finished, but I'm afraid to add anything else because it's already so busy and I don't want to cover up any more of the weaving. It's a dilemma.
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Supplies: Cardstock, tearaway strips, foam letter stickers, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Chipboard borders: Crate Paper; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

24 comments

  1. hey gorgeous!
    i love the amarican craft layouts
    you are so creative! and i love
    the fact that you have the cutest
    baby pictures ever lol =)


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  2. How inspiring is this!! I love how you took the patterns and colors and make it your very own!! Love it!

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  3. Love your layouts - so artsy and fun!! I especially love that first layout - what a cutie!

    What a great night at the movies - Sounds like the perfect girls night out!

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  4. I love the first 12 months one! Can't wait to see you this weekend. Love you.

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  5. Swoon! These are so inspired and so meticulous, I am completely in awe! Just spectacular.

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  6. So precious!!! I love your style!!

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  7. WOW! I don't know what else to say, really these take my breath away!

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  8. OMG... these are fantastic Paige!!!! I love how you can take such simple patterns in life and turn them into a rockin' piece of art!!! You are my inspiration and hero!!! Love!!!

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  9. These are gorgeous! Love those reverse scalloped circles - such a fun design! And your weaving (and your dad's) is amazing!

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  10. Totally LOVE your creations...so INSPIRING! xx
    Loves,
    K

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  11. fox is getting so big! can't wait to see him so soon!!

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  12. your LO is a lot of work.. wow... im amazed once again :)

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  13. you're really creative! (: am s inspired by your ability to pick out ideas from everyday things.

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  14. Wow, wow, wow!! My jaw is hanging open, Paige! What COOL layouts! There's just no other word for them! LOVE your use of patterned paper. I though the circles were an amazing, amazing look, and then I see the paper weaving! And look at you rocking the multi-photos! So totally in awe and inspired!

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  15. Love, love, LOVE these quilty designs! Brilliant, girl!

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  16. Two words...E-PIC. Wow. The weaving one is especially amazing. You really outdid yourself here. So inspired.

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  17. Oh, Paige! You always amaze me--I LOVE these pieces and how you were inspired! ESP. that second LO!! AMAZING!

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  18. this is so beyond amazing! love it!!

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  19. I love what you do with Patterned paper... you have such a unique style that I love and wish I could pull off :)

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  20. AMAZING layouts--love them both to pieces--the quilted look is so beautiful and the photo collage is so cool!

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  21. Wow! Looks beautiful! You did an amazing job, Paige!

    I MISS SCRAPPING! AHHHHHHHHHH!

    Just sayin.... ;-)

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