The One with January 2012 American Crafts Layouts


Saturday, January 28, 2012

I saw Amy the other day and and she had a set of her awesome new Amy Tangerine - Sketchbook papers. When she asked if I'd like to create a sample for her CHA booth I didn't think twice - heck yeah! So here's what I made (which I'm also counting as my two monthly postings for American Crafts):
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Journaling says: The day after Chris got home from his 2-year mission to the Philippines I flew out to Colorado to see him. Two years was over at last - oh how I had missed him! We picked up right where we left off and life was good. That same week the very first annual Evans family reunion took place. I even wore an official Evans t-shirt when we weren't even engaged! Good thing it all worked out :) We spent a wonderful week up in the Rocky Mountains at Grand Lake. It was so beautiful and peaceful and the perfect way to get to know each other again.
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How to: Punch a 3" square from each of the 24 patterned papers in the new Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line by American Crafts. Cut each square in half along the diagonal. Arrange the triangles in a chevron pattern and leave a larger gap between the top sets. Trim any excess paper hanging off the edges. Sew along the chevrons using a different color of thread for each stripe. Add a pink glitter foam letter sticker Thickers title in the large gap. Write journaling on the top triangular section. Trim a photo into a triangle and glue it to the bottom triangular section. Place a blue striped heart sticker at the top of the photo. Cut a scalloped border from patterned paper and adhere it along the top left and bottom right corners; draw an "x" with a black pen on each scallop.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (heart, letters), pen, adhesive, paper cutter: American Crafts; Square punch: Marvy Uchida; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clarks
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KISSES

Journaling says: One of my favorite "tricks" that we've taught Fox is to give me kisses on demand. Not just any kiss - big, wide, open-mouthed kisses! I'll pick him up, hold him close to my face and say, "Give me a kiss!" and he'll lean in for the kill. It's so precious and makes me laugh so hard. It's been fun to teach Fox things and see him figure life out. 
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How to: Drop India ink across a gray cardstock background and set it aside to dry. Trim flowers from a variety of patterned papers from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook line by American Crafts. Adhere a square photo to the center of the layout using foam squares then tuck and layer all the flowers under and around the photo using different levels of adhesive. Cut out a frame from the Paige's Portraits paper (this deserves a post of its own!) and tuck it under the photo; write "kisses" on the frame with a black pen for the title. Glue a sequin to most of the flower centers. Adhere a photo corner to each corner (made with a square punch and trimmed in four pieces). Sew borders around the layout using four different colors of thread. Write journaling around the inner most border.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, pen, adhesive, paper cutter: American Crafts; Sequins: Berger Beads; India ink: Artworks; Square punch: Marvy Uchida; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark

CHA-bound tomorrow!
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