The One with the American Crafts METAL DIES Layout

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's METAL DIES week on the American Crafts blog and here's what I made featuring metal dies:
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LUCKY by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: I wanted to use as many metal dies as I could and paired them with the Amy Tangerine STITCHED collection because I can't get enough of the colors and patterns in that line. Definitely my current fave.

JOURNALING SAYS: You lucky ducks getting to go on all of these fun and awesome adventures!

HOW TO: Use a Cuttlebug die cut/embossing machine, patterned papers from the Stitched collection, and metal dies from Dear Lizzy, Amy Tangerine, Shimelle, and Maggie Holmes collections to make a couple dozen shapes. What I wouldn't give to have a Paige's Pages collection :) Anyway! Watercolor a heart on a white cardstock layout background then machine stitch over the heart to define it. Place the die cut shapes all over the heart, adhere them in place, then stitch over the heart a couple more times. Add a photo and title on the right side. Drop some colors of spray mist over the page. Journal next to the photo and stamp the date below.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, patterned paper, chipboard, paper & fabric & puffy stickers, metal diesadhesive, pen, roller date stamp: American Crafts; Watercolors and spray mist: Mr. Huey's by Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Die cut and embossing machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
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That was a fun challenge to use a whole lotta metal dies on one layout!


  1. Another winner! Love the mix of dies and patterned papers!

  2. So gorgeous! LOVING all the goodies you incorporated on here!!!!!

  3. Amazing use of the metal dies, Paige!! A new favorite!!

  4. I LOVE this!! Such an inspiring way to mix papers and dies together!!

  5. Love the color, texture, design.....fab way to use those dies! Reminds me of your travel themed layout of Fox with all the dies and watercolor. Love this!


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