The One with the American Crafts BIG Layout

Monday, February 16, 2015

It's BIG week on the American Crafts blog and here's what I made for this theme. Can you spot the BIG element?
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I LOVE RIGHT NOW by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: If you've followed along with my style for even a short amount of time, you'll know I love making big shapes on my background! So here's another example of that technique, using a butterfly as the focal element.

JOURNALING SAYS: My friend Summer asked if she could take our pics in these cute handmade things - of course I said YES!

HOW TO: Die cut a large butterfly using a Silhouette CAMEO from woodgrain paper found in the brand new Rise & Shine collection by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts (in fact, let's just get this out right now, almost every element is from the Rise & Shine collection!). Back the open butterfly with ledger paper. Punch dozens of mini butterflies from the 6x6 patterned paper pad then adhere them around the big butterfly. Tuck a photo into the left half of the big butterfly. Add a gold foil Thickers title and journal with a black pen on the top right. Embellish with wood veneer, die cuts, a flower paper clip, transparency stickers, and more, until the layout looks complete! Stamp the date with black ink under the title. Drop dark gray spray mist over the top left and bottom right corners.

SUPPLIES: Cardstockadhesivepenroller date stamp, butterfly punch: American Crafts; Patterned paper, wood veneer, stickers, Thickers, die cuts: Rise & Shine by Amy Tangerine for American Crafts; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO
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Fact: I'm loving the new Rise & Shine collection.


  1. Sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING all the butterflies and that precious photo!!!

  2. Great idea using the smaller shapes to create the large butterfly Paige! So pretty!

  3. Oh my Gosh! Love all the butterflies, big and small. thank you!

  4. LOVE this candid photo of you and your girl--GREAT layout!!


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