The One with Signature Series: Amy Tan Projects


Monday, February 4, 2013

Amy Tan's new Signature Series book is a smashing success! Every page is eye candy and filled with inspiration from corner to corner.
I had the opportunity to include a layout and a "PaigeBook" in Amy's book. I used only supplies from Amy's Ready Set Go line, naturally!
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HOME IS WHEREVER YOU 3 ARE

Journaling says: No matter where we are in the world, whether near or far, as long as I am surrounded by my family, that is where I call "home." It's true - "home is where the heart is" and there's nowhere else I'd rather be! I love you all!

How to: Start with a cream floral background. Trim squares from patterned papers, trim them into triangles, then cascade them down the top of the layout; stitch a line through each row using a matching color of thread. Tear a house page from a Daybook, back the heart and door with patterned paper and a "love" die cut, and hand stitch around the heart die cut with yellow floss. Place the house on the bottom of the page and add a photo on either side. Create a title above the photos, embellish with stickers, an accordion paper flower, journaling spot, and more.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, stickers (ampersand, arrows, hearts, houses, letters, number), accordion paper flower, die cuts (arrow, flower, sentiment), date stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Ink: StazOn; Square punch: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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REMEMBER & SHARE THE LOVE PAIGEBOOK DAYBOOK

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This is a 5x7" handmade book with a copic style binding so it lays nice and flat when opened. 
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Every signature is made with Ready Set Go patterned papers and colorful matching cardstock.
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I incorporated charms, knick-knacks, doodads, and Ready Set Go matte puffy stickers turned into charms into the binding.   
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The front is embellished with a bunch of Ready Set Go stickers and embellishments. I stuck these on with major super glue to ensure they'll stay put forever and a day.
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I have a tendency to make books and not fill them up with anything, but perhaps I can use this book for a form of "project life" or make my own version of a "smash" book.
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Check out these projects and DOZENS more in Amy's book!
Since I want to be Amy when I grow up, maybe one of these years I can have a Signature Series book :) A girl can dream right?!

10 comments

  1. Paige, do you sell these books anywhere? I've been admiring them since your last giveaway (I hoped my butt off for THAT one!!)
    Thanks,
    Angie

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  2. Love love love love your projects in her book!! LOVING the chevrons and that house on your lo! GORGEOUS!!

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  3. gorgeous layout, gorgeous book and I neeeeed a copy of Amy's book!!

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  4. I love your paige book! BTW - you should totally have a signature series book, totally.

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  5. Stunning. I can't wait to pick up a copy of this... and could totally see you having your own one day!

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  6. SO absolutely COOL! LOVE both creations Paige!!

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  7. Thank you SO much for being a part of this! You are so crazy talented and I really appreciate you sharing it in my book. XO

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  8. Amy Tan rules. Check out her short story a pair of tickets. I just read it for class and loved it.

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