The One with November 2013 American Crafts Layouts

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Here are my two monthly projects for American Crafts!
One of the best things about working for American Crafts is the connections with all of the sister companies: Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Pebbles, Becky Higgins (Project Life), and Imaginisce. I chose to work with the Close Knit line by Crate Paper for these two layouts.
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4 GENERATIONS by Paige Evans

Journaling says: I will treasure this photo forever. Four generations of girls! Doris Warner, Carolyn Taylor, Paige Evans, and Jane Evans. Perfect!

How to: Find a stitched heart design online, print it out, cut out the shapes, trace them onto patterned papers, cut out the patterned papers, then adhere the shapes into a heart (with a little gap between each piece) on a cream cardstock background. Sew around each shape to create a quilted look. Place a photo on the bottom right corner. Layer a chipboard Polaroid frame over the photo. Embellish the layout with wood veneer shapes, stickers, buttons, die cuts, a chipboard Thickers title, and more as shown. Journal on a layered stitched border tucked under the photo using a black pen. Draw a border around the layout using a brown pen and draw a trio of "x"s on the top left and bottom right corners. Drop brown spray mist no the top left and bottom middle sides.

Supplies: Cardstock, roller date stamp, ink, pens, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, wood buttons, stickers (accordion flower, heart border, label, layered hearts), layered stitched borders, die cuts ("4" circle, cameo, flower, "mom & me" ticket, "you" heart), wood veneer (cameo, heart, letter pennants); Chipboard: American Crafts (letters), Crate Paper (button, Polaroid frame); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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TOGETHER by Paige Evans

Journaling says: Sometimes my little nubes just refuse to look at the camera. Such is life and I love them so!

How to: Trim patterned papers into 1/4" strips then angle them down the top of a blue cardstock layout base. Place three small photos along the bottom and embellish as shown with chipboard cameos, wooden buttons, tag, label, "son" die cut, "daughter" sticker, wood veneer "hello" speech bubble, and striped transparency photo overlay. Place sets of three or four embellishments like wooden button, wood veneer buttons, chipboard buttons, and sticker buttons, along the patterned paper strips. Place a "together" flashcard on the paper strips and add a stitched border, chipboard heart, and handwritten journaling to complete the title. Stamp the date above the journaling. Drop white spray mist over the layout to finish.

Supplies: Cardstock, pen, adhesive, date stamp, ink: American Crafts; Patterned paper, wooden buttons, wood veneer (buttons, "hello" speech bubble), chipboard (buttons, cameos, heart), transparency photo overlay, stitched border, stickers (buttons, "daughter", tag), die cuts (label, "son", "together" flashcard): Crate Paper; Spray mist: Studio Calico
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Until next time - cheerio!


  1. Beautiful layouts, I totally love your style and the cool ideas you come up with!! :)

  2. Wow wow wow! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee that heart!!!

  3. Both are awesome layouts as always! The kids are getting so big!!

  4. LOVE this! I am pinning it! (once stupid pinterest stops being stupid....)

  5. WOW, Paige! I love how you used the CP on these layouts and your page designs are always so amazing!!

  6. I love that heart & all that paper pretty-ness!

  7. Those are fabulous layouts. I especially love the first one with the big heart!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I agree, the sister company thing is pretty epic. Gotta try to cash in on that while I can. :)


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