The One with Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Layouts for American Crafts

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Here are a couple of layouts I made for American Crafts featuring the new Daydreamer line by Dear Lizzy:
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USC GRAD by Paige Evans

Journaling says: This was a day we'd been looking forward to for 4 years! Chris' graduation from dental school at USC. Words can't express how proud of you we are! Way to go! Fight on!

Notes: You know those photos that you hold onto for months, or even years, waiting for the perfect line to scrap them with? That's how I felt about the Daydreamer line and these pictures - a match made in heaven!

How to: Die cut "love" from each of the 6x6 papers and some of the 12x12 papers in the Daydreamer line. Stitch the words across a white cardstock background. Hand cut a heart from the bottom right then paint a border around the heart using blue watercolors. Back the heart with white cardstock that has been embossed with the Daydreamer Embossing Folder (it's got cute little banners all across it - perfect for this celebratory occasion!). Tuck two photos under the heart and embellish with stickers, wood veneer shapes, a badge, button, enamel dots, a Thickers title, the date stamped on a label sticker, journaling written on a journaling card, and more as shown. Drop blue spray mist over the top right and bottom left sides. 

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, badge, button, enamel dots, stickers (bow, chevrons, dimensional fabric chipboard letters, heart banner, glitter foam letters, label, "today"), wood veneer ("happy", heart), "love" die, banners embossing folder, pen, roller date stamp, ink, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Die cut and embossing machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Journaling says: Grandpa got you this bike for your 3rd birthday but you didn't really "get it" until you were 3 1/2. Now you ride it everywhere and even sleep with it by your bed at night and during your naps. You're a funny guy and we love you and your enthusiasm!

Notes: Daydreamer definitely lends itself to girly pages! So I challenged myself to make a boy-themed layout and it was actually very easy. All I did was eliminate the pink and chose more masculine embellishments - there are plenty in this collection! I took apart the pinwheel sticker from the flower and just used the pinwheel piece.

How to: Punch a 2" square from lots of patterned papers in the Daydreamer line and trim each square into a triangle. Place two photos on the middle (very slightly off-center) of a dark blue cardstock layout base then spiral the triangles around the photos. Stitch over the triangles to keep them in place. (Putting a plug in for my STITCHED class over at Studio Calico - where you'll learn 24 new hand and machine stitching tricks and techniques!) Stamp the date on the top photo. Place a title in a curve under the photos using an assortment of Thickers. Add a wood veneer camera, "3" chipboard number and "1/2" button, bike die cut, pinwheel sticker topped with a badge, and more, around the photos as shown. Drop white spray mist over the top right and bottom left corners. Journal along one of the stitched curves.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, badge, button, wood veneer camera, bike die cut, stickers (chipboard letters, chipboard number, foam letters, mini alphabet, pinwheel), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Square punch: Marvy Uchida; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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Whelp, that's all I've got for now!


  1. These are gorgeous! LOVING the colors and loving that big heart on the first one!!!

  2. Wow!!! These are really beautiful!

  3. LOVE!!! I adore how you stitched up all the lovely pieces!! Amazing!

  4. Fabulous layouts! especially love the "love" die cuts and the big heart frame lined with blue.

  5. Very pretty layouts, Pailge. Grandpa will be so proud of Fox when I tell him about the bike.

  6. I love these Paige!! Your backgrounds are always so amazing!!

  7. It amazes me how creative you are with your backgrounds, you keep coming up with more and more! I love both of these.

  8. Your pages are always so fun and I love how you walk us through them. :)


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