The One with April 2013 American Crafts Layouts

Monday, April 29, 2013

Here are my two monthly layouts for American Crafts!
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Journaling says: This boy is ALL boy. He loves cars, planes, trains, bugs, sharks, dinosaurs, dragons, robots, and pretty much anything and everything ever associated with boys! He loves Mulan, Aladdin, Curious George, A Bug's Life, Shrek, Cars, and Beauty and the Beast. He's a good talker and can get his point across. He will copy whatever we say, so we have to be careful! He's my little sidekick. He loves signing, bubbles, coloring, and his family!

How to: Adhere a piece of striped paper with torn top and bottom edges to the right half of a concrete gray paper background. Trim the days-of-the-week tab from a patterned paper sheet and adhere it along the right edge. Cut squares and rectangles from an assortment of 6x6 patterned paper pads and adhere them over the striped paper block, using dimensional adhesive for the top layers. Add a few buttons and a fabric brad to the mix. Place a large photo and three smaller photos on the left half of the layout. Write journaling with a black pen and stitch a number using a template on the large photo. Finish the title with a chipboard fraction circle. Embellish around the small photos with shaped paper clips, a stamped grid design, and brads. Drop black India ink and white spray mist across the layout.

Supplies: Patterned paper, brads (epoxy, fabric), buttons, shaped paper clips (airplane, dog), arrow sticker, chipboard (fraction circle, sentiment label), stitching template, stamps (date, grid square), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Spray mist: Studio Calico; India ink: ProArt; Ink: StazOn

Journaling says: Your first Easter egg hunt was at Eddie Park with all the other South Pasadena Ward mommies and kiddies. Of course since you're a baby and teething anything we give you goes straight into your mouth - Easter eggs are no exception! In just a couple years you'll be a pro at finding hidden eggs to go in your basket!

Note: I was inspired by fellow American Crafts Design Team member and Garden Girl Corrie Jones for this layout!

How to: Adhere strips of patterned paper and patterned vellum, some with punched or decoratively trimmed edges, at an angle across the left half of a pink mini triangle paper background. Trim around heart/butterfly confetti pieces and add them to the strips. Die cut a large egg from scrap cardstock, place it over the strips, then carefully cut around it using an exacto knife. Remove the egg and back the empty space with mint green striped paper. Sew a double border around the egg. Place a die cut arrow card on the egg, top it with two photos, and write journaling around the edge with a blue marker. Embellish the layout further with acrylic flowers, a button, epoxy brad, ribbon, lace trim, and rub ons as shown. Make a title on the bottom right side using a journaling pennant sticker, mini alphabet stickers, and Thickers. Stamp the date below using the blue pen as ink. Drop gold spray mist across the top left and bottom right corners.

Supplies: Patterned paper, patterned vellum, epoxy brad, badge, button, acrylic flowers, stickers (journaling pennant, letters, mini alphabet), bow, ribbon, lace trim, die cut card, rub ons (chevron border, couds), pen, date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine (Cameo), egg die cut (Silhouette): QuicKutz; Punches: American Crafts (border), EK Success (borders), Fiskars (border), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterflies, doily border, heart confetti); Decorative scissors: Provo Craft
 That's all for now!


  1. these are beautiful! I especially love how you did the easter egg one! awesome!

  2. your style always surprises and delights me, always so fun!

  3. you never ever cease to amaze me! love these and thanks for the inspiration!

  4. These are just gorgeous!! I love love love love those photos of Jane with the eggs in her mouth... soooooooo cute!!

  5. I just LOVE your use of color and eye for design!

  6. I simply love your use of all of these little pieces of paper, how cool looking!


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