The One with docrafts Layouts

Sunday, January 4, 2015

I've had the fun opportunity to create a couple layouts for docrafts recently and thought I'd share them here today as well!
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2014 TRAVELS by Paige Evans

Description: I was asked to create a "year in review" page and since our 2014 highlights were traveling all over Europe, I thought it'd be fun to feature our favorite destinations from the year on a single layout. I was trying to figure out how to make everything fit on one page when I came across this circles paper in the Capsule collection - the circles are the perfect size and place for featuring lots of tiny photos! And then I pulled products and papers from the Capsule, All Aboard, and Christmas in the Country collections, along with a few other embellishments like wooden buttons, ribbon bows, and regular buttons.

Journaling says: There isn't really any journaling, just written destinations: Ingolstadt, Barcelona, Disneyland Paris, Nymphenburg Palace, Mostar, Dubrovnik, Herrencheimsee, Salzburg, Switzerland, Paris, Versailles, Karlovy Vary, Krakow, Berlin, Potsdam, Lisbon, Vatican, and Rome.

How to: Punch 2" circles from patterned papers and traveling-themed die cut cards and place them over all of the white circles on the base paper. Stitch over a few of the circles to add some texture. Print photos at 1.5 x 1" then adhere them over the whole or mostly whole circles using dimensional adhesive. Layer and tuck embellishments like buttons, ribbon bows, and stickers on and around all of the circles. Print the months (I used the Traveling Typewriter font since my manual typewriter is out of ribbon but this font has the same look) onto a subtle patterned paper, trim the months out, and adhere them over the circles. Use a pencil to write the destinations/places. Die cut the word "travels" from patterned paper using a Silhouette CAMEO and curve it around the bottom of a circle. Hand cut "2014" from a dark patterned paper and curve it around the top of the circle to complete the title.

Supplies: Patterned paper, tags, stickers, ribbon bows, buttons: docrafts; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Pencil, adhesive: American Crafts; Circle punch: EK Success; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO
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CAT & FOX = HAPPY by Paige Evans

Description: It was a fun challenge to try and use as many of these chalkboard/kraft/wood veneer/cork/all neutral supplies together as possible on one page!

Journaling says: The journaling is written on a tag tucked into a pocket! It says: When we were in Korcula, Croatia Fox found a whole bunch of cats across the street and had so much fun chasing them around and petting them. Like mother like son I suppose! It may be my greatest achievement to pass along a deep love for animals :) Hopefully we can have lots of pets again one day soon.

How to: Arrange photos, tags, wood veneer arrows, envelopes, cork, and more, like a puzzle onto the top portion of a white cardstock base and adhere everything in place. Stamp the date in black ink on one of the kraft stickers. Apply white and black rub on details to a few more areas. I let Fox write his name with chalk on a chalkboard tag - I love how this will be saved forever! Write on a journaling tag with a black pen and tuck it into a pocket. Doodle on some of the chalkboard pieces with a white pen. Drop white paint around the layout. Place a kraft stringed banner below all of the embellishments. Apply a rub on title to the bottom left corner.

Supplies: Envelopes, wood veneer, cork, buttons, tags, stickers, chalkboard labels, kraft stringed banner, rub ons, chalk: docrafts; Cardstock, roller date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Pens: American Crafts (black), Uni-Ball Signo (white); Paint: Americana; Ink: StazOn
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docrafts is sponsoring a lot of the supplies for my two layouts I'm teaching at Crop Am Rhein 2015 happening February 28 - March 1st! I'll post more information about CAR 2015 soon, meanwhile you can check out Barbara's blog - Scrap Impulse and see a PDF with information at



  1. Ohhhhhhhh these are gorgeous! LOVING the circles on the first one and the title work on the second one!!!!

  2. Wow!! These are so fabulous!! I LOVE the circles on the first and the color scheme of the second. Really awesome design!!

  3. Love those fun circles Paige, and the mix of a Black and Kraft on your second layout is awesome!!

  4. So cool! I really love the Fox with the cat pictures. What a cute kid!

  5. Loving both of these inspiring layouts! time for me to scrap my stash with your ideas. thank you!


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