Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The One with February 2013 American Crafts Layouts

Got my two monthly American Crafts layouts made! Done and done.

Journaling says: Jane's first time in a pool was at Indio with the Bybees and lots of other friends. She seemed pretty indifferent to the whole experience. We'll keep trying!

How to: Punch 1" circles from patterned paper, patterned vellum, gold glitter paper, and gold foil paper then trim each circle into quarters. Adhere the quarter circles in a quilt-inspired background down the left side and across the top of a light pink cardstock background. Add buttons, an acrylic flower, and chipboard heart on the circles for embellishments. Place a crocheted doily on the bottom right corner, spray over it with white mist, then remove the doily. Layer a photo, title stickers, and embellishments over the misted doily. Tuck white and gold doilies under the edges as well as a tag with journaling written on it. Stamp little arrows, sentiments, and the date around the photos.

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, patterned vellum, glitter paper, gold foil paper, album page, acrylic flower, chipboard (anchor, arrows, heart, letters, star), tag, stickers (flowers, star), rub ons (arrow, heart, star), stamps (arrow, date, heart border, sentiments), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Buttons: American Crafts, Crate Paper; Doilies: Michaels (crocheted), Wilton (gold, white); Sequins: Craft supply; Pearls: Recollections; Pens: American Crafts (black), Sharpie (gold); Ink: StazOn; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Corner rounder, circle punch: Fiskars

Journaling says: Once you got your hair cut you instantly turned into a grown up boy! Where did baby Fox go? You're huge and so handsome!

How to: Trim patterned papers, corrugated cardboard, and album pages into 3/4" strips then trim them into arrows; adhere the arrows diagonally across the right half of a mint green cardstock background. Add puffy arrow stickers, a vellum arrow sticker, stamped arrows in brown and aqua, and stitching over the paper strips. Layer photos and title stickers on the left edge and write journaling above and below the photos. Drop aqua spray mist across the page.

Supplies: Cardstock, corrugated cardstock, patterned paper, album pages, stickers (arrows, dog, journaling spot, letters, numbers, starburst), metal tag, wooden veneer card, stamps (arrows, date), pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Ink: American Crafts (aqua), StazOn (brown); Spray mist: Studio Calico; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark
That's all for now!


Chris said...

These are so intricate and incredible!

cornellgj said...

Paige, I am always amazed by what you do with patterned paper! Beautiful!!!!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow, you must have quite the paper collection to make such amazing layouts every time, just gorgeous!

wendipooh13 said...

WOW!!!!! your pages are just stunning!!!!! all the details and paper mixing are amazing!!!!

Julie Bonner said...

WOWZERS!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the details in your layouts Paige!! The paper piecing is amazing :)

Nicole said...

These are great Paige. I especially love the second one with all of those stitched arrows. You rock!

Nicole said...

Chris, I love how you support your wife's hobby and work!! You're a good man! My hubby does the same for me and it's very much appreciated.

Andrea said...

wow! I just love what you do with patterned paper!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You create the MOST AMAZING backgrounds!! These are GORGEOUS!!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE how every bit of patterned paper is perfectly chosen and placed--like the most detailed quilt. Just gorgeous!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

WOW!!!!! Love love love how you have cut that paper! Awesome work!!!!! :D

Heather Leopard said...

Dang, these are phenomenal!

SamSam said...

i am always amazed with your quilted layouts! love love love!

gleestormont said...

Girl, you are amazing!! I don't have the patience to do what you do; but I shure do love lookin at 'em Missy! tfs big time.