Signature Style Week!

Signature Style

We're starting what is sure to be a fun week with our designers making layouts in their Signature Style! I'm Paige Evans (Blog: Paige Evans | Instagram: @paigetaylorevans | Pinterest: @paigeevans | Twitter: @PaigeTEvans), I've been working at American Crafts since January 2008 (first as an In-House Scrapbooker/Product Designer and now as the Blog Hostess and Design Team Manager!), and it is while working at American Crafts that I developed my "Signature Style"! I'm excited to share my two layouts with everyone today and to feature other team members' work!

Paige Evans


Jane on Easter by Paige Evans
Supplies: Cardstock (71081) – 12×12 White, Daydreamer (366767) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Thickers (366773) – Yo Yo Aqua/White, Daydreamer (366776) – Accent & Phrases Stickers, Daydreamer (366783) – Rub On Transfers, Daydreamer (366789) – Die Cut Shapes, Daydreamer (366785) – Enamel Dots, Daydreamer (366796) – Wood Buttons, Daydreamer (366740) – Embossing Folder, Daydreamer (366791) – Pockets with Inserts, Lucky Charm (59177) – Roller Date Stamp, Polka Dot Party (366214) – 6×6 Paper Pad, Lucky Charm (35990) – 6×6 Paper Pad; Buttons – Color Theory by Studio Calico, Die cut machine – Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz, Hearts cut file – Wilna Furstenberg, Sewing machine – Brother, Thread – Coats & Clark, Watercolors – Mr Huey's by Studio Calico

How to: Die cut the hearts cut file from white cardstock and leave it on the mat. Watercolor a rainbow of stripes across the top half of and let it dry. I found the paper doesn't crinkle as much if you leave it on the sticky mat while painting. Or use actual watercolor paper 🙂 Lift off the cardstock then back each heart with patterned paper – use foam dots to adhere them in place. Embellish some of the hearts with buttons and enamel dots placing them on like colors. Emboss banners onto white cardstock and use it as a photo mat on the bottom right. Tuck a journaling card under the left side and stamp the date below. Stitch a Thickers title above the photo and add mini alphabet stickers to finish the title. Place a few of the watercolored hearts by the photo and the left left corner. 

Selfie by Paige Evans
Supplies: Project Life (380170) – Sunshine Edition, Sunshine Edition (380172) – 12×12 Patterned Paper; Cardstock (366387) 12×12 Fountain; Other: Buttons, mini alphabet stickers – Studio Calico, Die cut machine – Silhouette Cameo by QuicKutz, Doily cut file – Dhalia Flower Mat Design ID #47089, Sewing machine – Brother, Thread – Coats & Clark, Doily – Wilton

How to: Die cut the Dhalia Flower Mat (Design ID #47089) from white cardstock then back it with journaling card and patterned paper pieces along with a photo in the center. I hand cut every paper piece and placed them with foam dots. Adhere a large doily on a blue cardstock base then stitch the doily to the center. Place tone-on-tone buttons around the layout and add a mini alphabet sticker title around the bottom right curve. Journal below the title with a white pen.  


We'd love to know: what is your signature style? Leave a comment on this post by Friday July 25th 2014 and we'll pick a winner at random to win a current line of their choice from the American Crafts family! Good luck!