August Memory Keeping Guest Designer | Paige Taylor Evans

If you’ve been in the scrapbooking world long, you might recognize our Memory Keeping Guest Designer, Paige Tayor Evans!

Here’s  brief introduction from Paige:

My name is Paige Evans and I have been scrapbooking since I was 16 years old when I got my very first job at a little local scrapbook store in Redmond, Washington. So I’ve been scrapbooking over 20 years now and love it as much today as I did back then! I have 12 signature scrapbooking collections with American Crafts with a 13th in the works. I love teaching in-person and virtual classes, showing how to create colorful and unique layouts & projects as well as coptic bookbinding courses. I live in the suburbs of Denver with my husband of 14 years (he’s my very own Captain America – his name is Chris Evans 😉 our son Fox, daughter Jane, as well as a menagerie of pets – we have a dog, cat, and bunny named Joey, Rachel, and Phoebe – we love the show FRIENDS! I love to create something every day whether it’s a layout, card, mini album, coptic book, or even a Lego! Creating brings me so much joy and helps relieve stress. Happy scrapping!

Paige created two projects for us using the Peach Ridge collection and both are darling!

Up first, let’s take a look at August, Paige Taylor Evans:

To create this layout, I hand cut a heart from white cardstock and then used it as a template to trace and cut out 9 hearts from the pretty patterned papers as well as 1 photo. To add texture and interest to the hearts I machine stitched around them with white thread and then I arranged the hearts on a cream textured cardstock background in rows of 3, 4, and 3. For another element of interest I splashed watered down white acrylic paint across the page. I made the title “AUGUST” with the wood veneer piece on the top center heart. For embellishing, I mainly stuck with a tone-on-tone theme and added blue pieces to the blue heart, peach pieces to the peach heart, so on and so forth until the layout felt complete!


I started this layout by hand cutting circles in a bunch of sizes from all the patterned papers. For texture I used a pair of scissors to distress the edges and then crumpled them. I layered 5 concentric circles together, topped them with an enamel dot, and then adhered them across the lower half of a kraft cardstock background that I had splashed watered down white acrylic paint across for the first layer. I made “stems” with various green patterned papers and machine stitched them in place. I hand cut leaves from more green patterned papers, machine stitched through them, and glued them to the stems. I tucked 2 photos into the flowers and then created the title with a mix of alpha stickers. To finish, I sprinkled enamel dots and chipboard stickers between and around the flowers.
We hope you found some inspiration from Paige’s projects. Join us back here next month to see what our next designer creates with the highly anticipated Doodles and Dashes September collection!

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