Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The One with the Pretty Girl and Love You For Like Ever Layouts

I had a layout up on the American Crafts blog yesterday so I'm sharing it here today!

Journaling says: One of the nicknames that we call you frequently is "pretty girl" - naturally! You have the cutest face and the sweetest smile and the most endearing eyes and luscious lips. Fox is going to have to drive boys of with a stick!

Notes: I used all papers from 6x6 paper pads because the designs are scaled down so you get more bang for your buck! I'm loving mini paper pads these days.

How to: Adhere four square photos to the center of a white cardstock layout base. Trim a doily in half and tuck them under the left and right edges of the photos. Trim a green circle sticker in half and place them on top of the doily pieces. Create a title on the center with chipboard arrows pointing to it. Write journaling around the photos, skipping over the doilies. Punch 1" squares from dozens of patterned papers then trim each square into a triangle. Adhere the triangles around the photos to make a fun border then stitch over them. Embellish a few of the triangles with buttons, resin flowers, epoxy dots, and chipboard stars and hearts.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, resin flowers, epoxy dots, stickers (circle, label, mini alphabet), chipboard (arrows, circle, heart, letters, star), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Doily: Wilton; Square punch: Family Treasures; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
And here's a layout I made just for fun!

Journaling says: Well, this layout doesn't have journaling. It's just a picture of me with baby Fox and a picture of me with baby Jane.

Notes: I loved this picture of Fox as a newborn and wanted the same pose with Jane as a newborn - just so I could make a layout like this :)

How to: Die cut a large title from the right side of a white cardstock background then back the die cut with floral printed vellum. Outline the letters with a gold pen. Adhere a strip of navy/cream lace/mint polka dot paper on the left edge. Add two black and white photos on the left then build a border of flowers cut out from patterned paper, flower stickers, a floral badge, acrylic flower, doily stickers, and more. Drop pink and orange spray mist across the layout and add some mini pink jewels over the misting. Stamp the dates on the bottom right corner with an ampersand sticker between. Add a small piece of a tag on the right egde.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned vellum, badge, button, acrylic flower, tag, stickers (ampersand, doilies, heart, flowers, number), date stamp, adhesive: American Crafts; Jewels: Recollections; Wooden veneer star: Studio Calico; Spray mist: Studio Calico (pink), Tattered Angels (orange); Pens: American Crafts (black), Sharpie (gold); Die cut machine (Cameo), title die (Silhouette): QuicKutz
Thanks for taking a looksy!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous!! LOVING the triangles and that title work on the second one!! And loveeeeee the photos!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow!! just amazing, love both of them, the second one, that title is so cute and looks just stunning!!

Jean Takahashi said...

Amazing layouts! I love the idea of backing the letter cutouts with vellum.

Diana Waite said...

these are AWESOME Paige!

wendipooh13 said...

saw the first page on the AC blog and LOVED it!!! totally LOVE the title on the second page!!!

Andrea said...

Both pages are awesome!! The big title on the second one is amazing! I think I would like to try the technique on the first one! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Julie Bonner said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!! Especially the first one with all those stitched triangles!!!

Rebecca said...

GORGEOUS - girl AND layouts :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I saw these yesterday on the AC blog--LOVE LOVE LOVE! I LOVE how you did the banner around Jane's page! SOOOOO clever! And I LOVE the idea of using vellum behind the letters! You rock:)

Lora Oliver said...

I am head over heels for the Love You Like Forever layout! OMG! I want to hang that in my house it is so gorgeous!

Cathy said...

gorgeous..as always! Amazing inspiration!

Melanie said...

I love your bright, colorful, detailed layouts. They are SO fun and playful, and SO unique :)

Karenladd said...

This is just fabulous! It looks just like a pieced quilt!