The One with Grateful Layouts for American Crafts

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

I had a pair of layouts go up on the American Crafts blog yesterday! The theme of the week is Grateful and what could I be more thankful for than my own little family?
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SO GRATEFUL by Paige Evans

Journaling says: I love getting our family pics!

How to: Die cut a large leaf from gray striped paper. Cut patterned paper strips and use punches and decorative scissors to trim the edges then adhere them around the leaf. Flip the page over and re-cut the leaf using sharp scissors. Back the page with woodgrain paper then sew around the leaf to keep everything in place permanently. Trace around the inside of the leaf using a white pen. Layer two photos over the leaf and embellish them with gold foil transparency overlays, stickers, buttons, a Thickers title, and wood veneer as shown. Cluster embellishments on the top left and bottom right corners and drop dark brown spray mist over the clusters. Write the date and a bit of journaling on the bottom right edge.

Supplies: Patterned paper, buttons, wooden bird paperclip, transparency photo overlays, die cuts ("Autumn" pennant, date label), adhesive: American Crafts; Wooden veneer (arrow, birdhouse): Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts (bird, "fall" circle, flower, letters), Crate Paper (labels, layered "family" embroidery hoop, tickets, zigzag border); Pens: American Crafts (brown), Uniball Signo (white); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Punches: EK Success (borders), Fiskars (borders), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly, heart confetti); Decorative scissors: Provo Craft; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine (Cameo), leaf die (3 Leaves by Lori Whitlock ID #20749): Silhouette
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MY EVERYTHING by Paige Evans

Journaling says: You are my better half, my everything, my all. I am so grateful for you and for the man, father, husband, brother, and more, that you are. How did I get so lucky? I thank God every day for you!

How to: Place three doily stencils across the top of a blue cardstock layout then paint over them using white paint; remove the masks and let the cardstock dry. Punch leaves from every paper in the Autumn Crisp collection then sew down the middle of each leaf. Bend each leaf in half to create dimension. Die cut a branch from woodgrain paper and adhere it across the top of the layout. Adhere the punched leaves over the branch. Top some of the leaves with buttons. Tuck two photos under the branch and embellish the left picture with a wooden sentiment paperclip and a gold foil transparency overlay. Adhere torn strips of paper across the bottom of the layout. Write journaling on hand drawn lines on the right edge using a brown pen. Place a title around the journaling.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, wooden sentiment paperclip, transparency photo overlay, letter stickers (chipboard, foam), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Paint: FolkArt; Doily masks: Prima; Leaves punch: Fiskars; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine (Cameo), branch cut file (Branch by Silhouette ID #1601): Silhouette
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Lots more assignments to go work on - TTFN - ta-ta-for-now!


  1. These are gorgeous!!!! I loveeeeeee the photos, the colors and loving that big leaf on the first one!!!!!

  2. Oh Paige!!! These are so beautiful!!! I love the tree and the leaves on the second one!!! The buttons add the perfect touch! :)

  3. Such great layouts with such a cute family :)

  4. Beautiful layouts for your new family photos, Paige! Awesome use of the Autumn Crisp collection!

  5. Awesome layouts! And your journaling is very sweet. I love you!


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