The One with the 2Peas Anything Goes Layout & Video

Monday, April 28, 2014

I have a layout and accompanying "how to" video up at today! The theme is "anything goes!" meaning I got to do whatever I wanted, no moodboard, no direction, just whatever floated my boat!

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ADORABLE by Paige Evans

Description: I've been meaning to use the metal bow die from the Styleboard by Maggie Holmes/Crate paper for eons now and finally got a chance to play with it! And can I just say, I'm hooked! I made 22 bows and wanted to keep making them - they're just sooooo cute and easy to make! And think of the possibilities - you could make actual hairpin bows, a necklace, bookmark, placecard, party decorations... anything! I based my entire layout around the bows and pulled the photo and embellishments after I decided the placement of the bows.

Journaling says: I just love taking pictures of you - all day, every day because you are so gosh darn adorable Jane!

How to: Die cut 22 bows using the 6x6 Styleboard patterned paper pad, arrange the 3 pieces of the bows into piles, then assemble the bows using different patterns for an eclectic look. Sew down the middle of each bow using white thread and a straight stitch to keep them together. White wash the middle of a mint striped paper layout base. Drop white paint across the layout and let it dry (I didn't cuz I was trying to film the entire layout during Jane's nap, but if I had more time I would have let it dry completely cuz it got a little messy :) Adhere a photo to the center then layer the bows all around. Tuck die cuts and chipboard accents under and around the bows and sprinkle butterfly sequins on top. Add a chipboard sticker word title below the photo. Use a marker to color a roller date stamp and stamp it under the bottom right bow. Place washi tape across the top and bottom edges. Trim the edge of a journaling card, tuck it into the bottom piece of washi tape, then journal on top. 
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Video: Here is the video so you can see how this layout was made from start to finish:
Supplies: Patterned paper, badge, washi tape, die cuts, butterfly sequins, chipboard, metal bow die: Crate Paper; Paint: Americana; Roller date stamp: October Afternoon; Pen: Zig; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
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I definitely have a new favorite tool - the Styleboard by Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper bow metal die set!


  1. I love this sweet layout, Paige! Those die cut bows are just too, too cute!!

  2. OMYGOSH!! Toooooooo cute!! I love love love those bows!!!!


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