The One with American Crafts July 2014 Layouts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seems like the past few months my American Crafts layouts are always created on the last day or so of the month - I pro"craft"inate :) Hey, as long as they get made right?!
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DESCRIPTION: I love searching "quilts" on Pinterest and then translating the fabric designs into paper!

JOURNALING SAYS: (Starting at the yellow and going clockwise) Playing in the curtains at our hotel in Dresden. Blowing dandelions outside the cafeteria on base in Grafenwöehr. Throwing rocks into the Adriatic Sea in Korčula, Croatia. Precious and tender (and rare!) moments of hugs at home. Inside a cute little church in small-town Mattighofen, Austria. Inside an art museum in Munich. You guys loved it... No journaling for the Königssee photo because I could't figure out where to put it, but I would have said "Gliding on Königssee in Berchetsgaden, Germany."

HOW TO: Watercolor a rainbow across the top of a white cardstock layout base, blow it while it's still wet to make it drip down the page, then let it dry. Punch squares and make triangles from a rainbow of patterned papers then adhere them in a quilt-inspired pattern. Sew a circle around each "ring". Place a small square photo inside each ring. Add matching colored mini alphabet stickers to tell the location of each photo. Journal with a matching colored pen next to each ring then drop matching colored spray mist over/around the journaling. Use a rainbow of Thickers across the bottom edge of the layout to make the title. Sprinkle matching colored buttons and enamel dots on the rings.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, letter stickers, pens, adhesive, square punch: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Pebbles, Studio Calico; Buttons, mini alphabet stickers, enamel dots, spray mist, watercolors: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
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BMW WELT by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: Any way I can use a lot of patterned papers on a layout is A-OK with me! On this layout I punched circles and folded them into squares to make the design on the top half of the page.

JOURNALING SAYS: We had so much fun exploring the BMW Museum in Munchen!

HOW TO: Punch circles from the Open Road collection by Crate Paper and fold in the edges to make squares - adhere the squares across the top half of a ledger paper background. Tuck a photo under the bottom row of folded circles then make the title with the Open Road Thickers and mini alphabet stickers. Embellish the layout with chipboardstickers, and die cuts from the Open Road line as well as a few matching colored buttons. Journal next to the photo and stamp the date inside one of the circles. 

SUPPLIES: Pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper, chipboard, Thickers, die cuts, stickers: Crate Paper; Buttons: Studio Calico; Circle punch: McGill; Date stamp: Pebbles; Ink: StazOn
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Until next month! Which will be my last monthly postings because they're changing things up for the next Design Team term at American Crafts! Exciting stuff ahead!


  1. These are sooooooo gorgeous!! LOVING the rainbow of colors on that first one!!!!

  2. These are AMAZING Paige! Love the rainbow colors on your first layout and the folded squares on your second page are awesome!!

  3. Soooo in LOVE with these Paige !! The pops of colour are just amazing ♥

  4. These are both so fun, love the folded circles!

  5. Love your vibrant, quilt-inspired pages! Those Open Road papers are so pretty.

  6. Wow. I feel like EVERY time I see your projects I say, "WOW." Like, actually out loud. But these two really got me. I can't stop looking at them. The folded one especially. I want to touch it… and the super bright rainbow effect in the first one… I want a room in my house like that!

  7. LOVE how your pages POP and are SO inspiring!!


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