The One with the American Crafts RISE & SHINE Layout

Monday, March 23, 2015

It's Amy Tangerine "Rise & Shine" Week on the American Crafts blog and here's what I made for my spot yesterday:
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LOVE US by Paige Evans

Description: I may not be creating layouts monthly for Studio Calico anymore (queue sad violin music now :) but I'm still designing monthly cut files! I decided to give one a go on this layout - the Ampersands background cut file for Odyssey kits:
Journaling says: On Easter Sunday we stopped to take pictures at the colorful egg tree in Grafenwöhr.

How to: Draw the Ampersand background cut file using a black Silhouette sketch pen and a Silhouette CAMEO on a light gray cardstock background. Cut smaller ampersands from most of the patterned papers in the Rise & Shine collection by the lovely Amy Tangerine and adhere them in place. Layer a photo over a tag and die cuts and add other embellishments such as wood veneer, epoxy stickers, more die cuts, etc., slightly off-center. Trim the "love us" from a chipboard frame and tuck it under the photo for a title. Journal on a transparency sticker with a black pen layered over white cardstock to help it stand out. Drop black India ink over the layout to finish.

Supplies: Cardstock (gray, white), patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, wood veneer, chipboard, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; India ink: ProArt; Die cut machine: Silhouette CAMEO; Silhouette pen: Sketch pen by Silhouette; Ampersand background cut file: Paige Evans for Studio Calico
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Whelp! That's all for now!


  1. Love love love love this! LOVING all the "&'s"!!!!!

  2. As a lover of ampersands: I LOOOOOOVE THIS! <3 Beautiful. :)

  3. WAY CLEVER use of the background--LOVE it!

  4. Such a fun layout Paige! Love the use of the sketch pens with the Ampersand cut file!!

  5. love this! your layouts are always so pretty! :)


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