The One with the MINC "Love This" Layout


Friday, May 29, 2015

Here is my newest Heidi Swapp MINC layout with a Spring theme!

First of all, I found a fun way to store my MINC foil rolls - in a pretty tin on top of my IKEA scrapbook cabinet!
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Okay, so, here's how the layout came together: First I divided the butterflies into seven piles because I wanted to foil them with seven different colors.
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The butterflies all foiled up! :) Easy peezy lemon squeezy to do with a MINC!
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Then I layered and stitched through the butterflies and used them on a layout with a photo of Jane I've had for YEARS!
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LOVE THIS by Paige Evans

Description: So happy to finally have this photo scrapped - I was just waiting for the right color combo to match the foil wrapping paper Jane was obsessed with - turns out foiled butterflies was the perfect match!

Journaling says: We call you a barnacle because you're always attached to me, some how, some way. I love our special physical bond because who knows how long this stage is going to last. I hope years!

How to: Foil all the butterflies in the 3D Butterflies package using seven different spring colors and a  Heidi Swapp MINC machine. Layer the butterflies then stitch through them, bending up the wings for dimension. Adhere the butterflies in a circle around the center of a robin's egg blue cardstock layout base. Layer a tag, photo, die cut bits, chipboard frame, and "love this" sticker on the left side then journal on the right with a black pen. Drop white acrylic paint in three places around the layout to create a visual triangle.

Supplies: Foiling machine, toner printed butterfly die cuts: Heidi Swapp MINC; Tag, watercolor die cuts, floral chipboard frame: Heidi Swapp; Cardstock, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Paint: FolkArt; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Where can you find a MINC machine?!? Lemme tell ya! The MINC machine and accessories are available at Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, local stores, and online shops such as Studio Calico! Also, I've seen people trying out other machines to foil projects, but the MINC is the simplest and most consistent - it's the truth! :)

Until next month, Auf Wiedersehen!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN