The One with the MINC "Kids" Layout

Sunday, July 12, 2015

This is a personal blog. All editorial content and projects are intellectual property of I do receive products from American Crafts to develop my craft posts, but all ideas and opinions are my own.

I was in the very beginning stages of creating this layout when I found out the tragic news about Heidi Swapp's son. I am terrible with words; I express my feelings and thoughts through art, especially scrapbooking. I have admired Heidi for years and years in the scrapbooking industry although I've never met her in person - I have seen her from a distance at CHAs past, but back then I was much too shy to introduce myself. I have gotten to know her better this year teaching a class for her over here in Germany and requesting product for future classes. She is so sweet, so generous, so talented, so creative, so personable, and my heart simply breaks for her and her family. I can't even imagine. So I dedicate this post to her and her family and will continue to #foilallthethings and #makeprettythings to hopefully show I care and am thinking of her.

The theme for July is "KIDS" and I used these pretty pinwheels - very appropriate for kids.

I foiled the patterned squares first. NOTE: don't do what I did and ruin two carrier sheets! Make sure to put foil on BOTH SIDES of the squares right from the get go!!
Assemble the pinwheels using the brads that come in the packaging.
Create your layout. More specific how-to below.
KIDS WILL BE KIDS by Paige Evans

DESCRIPTION: What says "kids" more than pinwheels?! This was the perfect shape for this assignment. 

JOURNALING SAYS: Sometimes they drive me totally crazy and I want to hide, but it's important to remember that: kids will be kids. And at the end of the day I love them with more love than I can even express. I'll try to do better!

HOW TO: Foil eight pinwheels using a Heidi Swapp MINC machine and eight different and lovely colors of foil. Assemble the pinwheels and attach them to a patterned paper layout background. Adhere a photo on the bottom right and sprinkle a few wood veneer shapes and flair badges around. Journal on the top and bottom center edges. Create the title with gold glitter stickers and typed caption.

SUPPLIES: Foiling machine, toner printed pinwheels: Heidi Swapp MINC; Patterned paper, wood veneer, flair badges, gold glitter letter stickers: Heidi Swapp; Penadhesive: American Crafts
The MINC machine and accessories are available at Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, local stores, and online shops such as Studio Calico. I've seen people try out other machines to foil projects, but the MINC is the simplest, most consistent, and has the best results, honest to goodness :)


  1. So sad about her son ... I have met her a couple of times at CHA shows and she is just a beautiful person! I can't imagine what her and her family are going through ... so sad ....

    I love love love your page!! LOVING those pinwheels!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

  2. Super Cute! That is so sad to here about her son. That is sweet of you to dedicate this post to her.

  3. Very sad about her son. It was a very nice post you did.

  4. The pinwheels are so fun on your layout, Paige! And I think it's very sweet to dedicate the post to Heidi!

  5. What a beautiful tribute to Heidi.....beautiful colors. Tragic and can't imagine what she and her family must be going through.

  6. Paige, this is such a sweet post... it breaks my heart you have never met Heidi! I can't imagine you too embarrassed to introduce yourself. I know the entire team will not let that happen the next time you are at CHA. Big hugs to you! xo


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