The One with American Crafts BANNERS Layouts

Friday, June 6, 2014

I have a pair of banner-themed layouts up on the American Crafts blog today!
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TODAY WAS RAD by Paige Evans

Description: There are some things I really love in the scrapbooking world and banners are one of them! They are easy to create especially with a triangle punch - thank you American Crafts for making one so I don't have to cut them all by hand!

Journaling says: Yeah, Barcelona is pretty gosh darn amazing!

How to: Watercolor in a sunburst pattern using six colors over a white cardstock background, let it dry, and press it flat. Punch triangles from the Lemon Lush line by Studio Calico (daughter company of American Crafts). Spiral the triangles around the layout then sew them in place. Layer die cuts, stickers, tags, a doily, and more in the center, top it with a photo, then keep embellishing with buttons, a little journaling, the date stamped, paper clip, and more. Accent the paper triangles with sequins, jewels, a trio of glitter chipboard triangles, and chipboard hearts.

Supplies: Cardstock, mini alphabet stickers, pen, adhesive, date stamp, ink, triangle punch: American Crafts; Patterned paper, chipboard (glitter triangles, hearts), buttons, jewels, paper clip, fabric tag, die cuts (butterfly, leaves, months circle, ticket), sequins, doily, watercolors: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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ALMOST 3 by Paige Evans

Description: Once again busting out punches to create a quick and easy banner-themed layout!

Journaling says: Fox - at almost three what can I say except you are a typical little boy! You love all modes of transportation: cars, planes, trains, bikes, motorcycles, and the like. You love bugs, spiders, dinosaurs, throwing rocks, pestering your sister, and lots of Disney movies, especially Toy Story. You still love Buzz Lightyear to infinity and beyond! You are always so happy-go-lucky and make the world a brighter place! Love you!

How to: Punch triangles, circles, pennants, and squares from the Wanderlust collection by Studio Calico. Again, scraps of paper from any collection will look awesome! Trim the circles and squares in half to make semi-circles and triangles. Adhere the shapes in rows like banners then stitch across the top of each row. Add a large wood veneer number and photo layered on a patterned transparency to the top, center. Place alphabet stickers before the number to complete the title. Embellish the banners with buttons, badges, and enamel dots. Drop white paint across the layout and paint across the bottom edge. Journal over the painted area.

Supplies: Cardstock, pen, adhesive, punches: American Crafts; Patterned paper, badges, wood buttons, letter stickers, wood veneer number, patterned transparency, enamel dots: Studio Calico; Paint: Americana; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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I'm taking a week-long break from scrapping cuz I think everything is starting to look the same! Hoping to find some mojo soon!


  1. *sigh* these are gorgeous!! I am LOVING the banners ... and I just LOVEEEEEEEEEE that photo on the first one!!!!!

  2. gorgeous banners!!! Love them!!

  3. Absolutely BANNER-rific!! Enjoy your break :)

  4. These are so fun, Paige!! Such an awesome use of the banners!


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