The One with American Crafts Spotlight Layouts

Thursday, October 3, 2013

I had a pair of layouts up on the American Crafts blog yesterday! The theme for the month was "Spotlights" to get to know the team members better and our projects are supposed to represent our style.
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Journaling says: On our last night in Budapest we found a little park close to our hotel to let the kids play at. How cute is Jane?

How to: Place a large doily mask across a lemon yellow cardstock background then paint over it using white paint; remove the mask and let it dry. Layer a heart transparency over the painted doily. Punch squares from the Polka Dot Party 6x6 paper pad the trim the squares into triangles. Arrange the triangles over the heart transparency in a heart shape inspired by a quilt. Add two photos to the paper heart and edge them with white lace trim. Add a Polaroid frame die cut over one photo and place a wood veneer word at the bottom. Place a floral epoxy circle sticker over the "o" in the word. Place a pink resin bow next to the sticker. Journal on the right side and create the title below along with some embellishments as shown. Use a pencil to scribble doodles over the journaling like the doodles on some of the patterned papers in this series.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned transparency, wood veneer word, stickers (epoxy arrow sentiment, epoxy circle, epoxy heart, foam letters), resin bow, tag, Polaroid frame die cut, lace trim, ribbon bow, roller date stamp, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Square punch: Fiskars; Doily mask: Prima; Paint: FolkArt; Pencil: Bic
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FOX'S 1ST HALLOWEEN by Paige Evans

Journaling says: Even at just two precious weeks new I was dressed and ready to take you out trick-or-treating around the neighborhood! But your dad wouldn't let me ring any doorbells. Wah wah. That's okay, we have many years to look forward to! So happy to have an October baby!

How to: Paint watered down India ink around the edges of a grid paper background. Die cut a spider web from black cardstock and back each section with Halloween-themed paper. Sew over the entire spider web using white thread. Adhere the web on the right half of the layout and trim the excess. Place two photos on the web and embellish with an accordion flower with two pearl stickpins pushed in the foam behind it, a bat epoxy frame, sentiment banner sticker, fabric brad, mini alphabet stickers, and more as shown. Drop India ink around the layout and let it dry. Add sequins, star stickers, brads, and buttons over the India ink splatters. Create a title along the bottom of the web. Place sentiment stickers and write journaling on the bottom left corner.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brads, buttons, sequins, accordion flower, epoxy frame, stickers (banner sentiment, letters, numbers, sentiments, stars), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; Stickpins: Fabric supply; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; India Ink: ProArt
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That's all for now! So much scrappy stuff lately... sorry? Or you're welcome :) Depends on who you are!


  1. That Halloween layout is AMAZING! Love it!!

  2. I love your piecing style. You always make paper look fun.

  3. These are gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeeee that heart on the first one!!!!!

  4. The way you use patterned paper is so inspiring!!

  5. Amazing job with your spotlight layouts, Paige!! I really, really love what you did with that spider web!

  6. I love how you showcased the Halloween papers with the fun webbed background. Your stitching is amazing!

  7. Beautiful! Both the layout and our baby girl!

  8. these are GREAT--love the quilt feel of BOTH layouts!!


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