The One with February 2014 American Crafts Layouts

Monday, February 24, 2014

Today I'm sharing my two monthly layouts for American Crafts!
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1ST PIGGIES by Paige Evans

Journaling says: I can't tell you how excited I was the 1st time I was able to put your hair in pigtails! I love having a daughter!

How to: Die cut an 11 1/2" doily from white cardstock then back each and every piece with patterned paper. Took about 3 hours... but I love all the color! Layer the die cut doily on an actual paper doily and then on a white cardstock background that has been washed with pink watercolors (this was actually what I was planning to use for the background of my tiny hearts die cut page from the American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop layout, but it didn't look right. I'm glad I kept it instead of chucking it because it works perfectly here!). Place two photos on the center, journal on either side, then embellish with wood buttons, enamel dots, flower stickers, and a Thickers title as shown. Drop pink spray mist over the top left and bottom right sides.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, wood buttons, enamel dots, flower stickers, chipboard (letters, round number), pen, roller date stamp, ink, adhesive: American Crafts; Doily: Royal Lace; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Watercolors: Prang; Die cut machine (Silhouette Cameo), doily cut file (Design ID #20913): QuicKutz
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Journaling says: Fox learned how to walk by grabbing my hands and you did the same for a bit but for the most part you taught yourself to walk! So cute watching you try to walk!

How to: Punch 1" circles from all the papers in the Plus One line by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts. Arrange the circles in a grid across a yellow patterned paper layout base. Paint white circles under a few of the paper circles. Machine stitch diagonally both ways down each row of circles to create a patchwork look. Add a photo, layered tag, badge, and stickers/Thickers title on the left side. Stamp the date below. Embellish the circles with fabric brads, badges, stickers, and puffy stickers as shown. Journal around one of the painted circles. Drop black India ink over the layout. Place a line of thin washi tape across the bottom edge.

Supplies: Patterned paper, badges, fabric brads, stickers (chipboard letters, foam letters, hearts, mini alphabet, puffy heart and sentiment, star, sun), washi tape, layered tag, roller date stamp, ink, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; India Ink: Artworks Paint: Americana; Circle punch: EK Success; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Until next time, Auf Wiedersehen! 


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  2. Love love love love these!! LOVING the photos and the patterns on each one!!!!!!!

  3. These are outstanding! The first one is so amazingly intricate! Wow!

  4. I love your layouts! They are so inspiring - although three hours is a long time for one page :)

  5. Absolutely stunning! Both are but the top one left me speechless....your time was well spent as it also showcases Jane and her cutiness ;-))

  6. WOW!! These are so FAB Paige!! Love that doily background and the Plus One collection is so cute on your second layout! Congrats on being the Featured Project today at Two Peas!!


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