The One with March American Crafts Layouts

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I made my two monthly layouts for American Crafts this morning but I'm only showing one today. The other one is for a Blog Hop on Monday so hold your horses 'til then :)

1) I watched Anywhere But Here while making this layout. Natalie Portman is pretty much the prettiest girl on the planet! She's a great actress, too.
2) To make the flowers I punched/die cut a million scalloped circles from mostly solid patterned papers, adhesive-backed fabrics, and cardstocks. I crumpled the edges of the circles for texture. Then I started with a yellow cardstock scalloped circle and adhered more and more scalloped circles behind that first one. I set a white pearl brad through the middle and da da da dum - a flower!
3) I drew swirls with a pen on the back of a piece of white cardstock, cut the swirls out, and backed the holes with yellow cardstock. I placed the swirls between the flowers and around the photos on pink sheet music paper, and cut around the swirls. Then I glued the entire piece to the middle of an aqua striped paper background.
4) My Fiskars scalloped circle punch did not go through the adhesive-backed patterned fabric. I learned the hard way and totally busted mine :( I used my Cuttlebug and scalloped circle Nestabilities die to make the other half of the scalloped circles.
5) I've now made a layout using the new Botanique line, the new Heat Wave line, the new I Do line, the new Abode line (to be revealed on Monday), and I saved the Dear Lizzy line for last. It intimidates me cuz it's so stinkin' cute and I want to use it all on a single layout. But I resisted and came up with this.

Journaling says: Eric has loved Tanya since high school though they never officially dated then. They wrote all through his mission, and the night he got home from Mexico they started dating. She's still in Washington while Eric goes to college in Utah. They fly to see each other frequently and do their homework together over google chat and video. I hope they get married someday - they're a perfect couple.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, adhesive-backed patterned fabric, pearl brads, letter stickers (glitter chipboard, puffy), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Scalloped circle punch, paper cutter, scissors: Fiskars; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Scalloped circle die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders


  1. EEK! My horses are getting away... don't know if I can wait til tomorrow!

    This is a gorgeous layout and I love the loopy frame--so creative!

  2. wow, I make that look GOOD! Tanya makes it look AMAZING!

  3. Despite Eric's picture on this, it looks awesome!!

  4. Paige, this is AMAZING! I love all the colors, and the scalloped circles that make the flower. Also love the swirl you made out of the white cardstock and how you journaled around it. <3 it all!!

  5. Awesome page! Your work is always so bright and happy! I love that! You do happy and bright so well! :) Love those flowers!

  6. A. Super excited to see the layout tomorrow!! and B. Those flowers - I'm in love. What a great idea, simple but interesting. I too have learned that a punch will not work with the fabric paper :(

  7. I love this layout! Absolutely beautiful work, as always!

  8. This is unbelievable! I personally love the journaling around it : )

  9. Gracious. You are so creative! If only I had a tad bit of your talent...seriously! Love this.

    It's an amazingly gorgeous page.



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