The One with the American Crafts DIE CUTS Layout

Monday, July 13, 2015

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Here today to share my latest American Crafts Design Team layout featuring die cuts!
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FAVORITES @ 30 by Paige Evans

Description: I pulled out all the die cuts I had from the Dear Lizzy Fine & Dandy collection and placed them on the floor. I noticed a lot of them are things that I love so that's when the idea for this layout came to mind: a photo of me in the center extending out to things I love at 30 years old! PS - there is not a single piece of patterned paper on this layout! GASP!! Although I sort of created my own with watercolors :)

Journaling says: Favorites @ 30: chasing dreams, sweets & candy, animals, rain or shine, flowers, healthy food, traveling, taking photos.

How to: Find the center of a white cardstock layout (6" across, 6" down). Use a pencil and a ruler to mark at 4" and 8" around each of the 4 edges. Connect each edge mark to the center mark with the ruler and pencil to create the "sunbursts". Paint each wedge a different color - I pulled colors from the Fine & Dandy collection. Glue the die cuts in place then hand stitch thread from the center to each die cut (I changed colors of thread for each line to match the color of the paint in that section). Adhere the photo in the center and create the title with more die cuts. Using the Traveling Typewriter font, print out short captions for each die cut and adhere them in place.

Supplies: Cardstock, die cuts, adhesive: American Crafts; Watercolors: Loew Cornell; Thread: DMC; Font: Traveling Typewriter
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I had fun creating my own background patterned paper for this one! What do you think of using watercolors on layouts? Yay or nay?


  1. This is sooooooooooo fun! LOVING the things you love, the watercolor background you created and that photo of you!!!!!

  2. Love everything about this layout Paige! The painted background is awesome, and what a fun way to use the die cuts!!

  3. Die-cuts are so much fun =)

  4. Such a genius idea! Super love this!


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