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New Year Week Challenge!

Congrats to the winner of the Mixtape challenge, Jennifer Schow:

  You Three by Jennifer Schow

There are so many unique ways Jennifer used Mixtape on this layout - from the punched butterflies, to the layered border, and photo corner! Fun!

Jennifer Gallacher created a layout to close up the year (also using lots of Mixtape!):

My Goals by Jennifer GallacherSupplies: 12x12 White Cardstock (71081) – AC Cardstock, 12x12 Sunflower Cardstock (71038) – AC Cardstock, Wish (61734) – Mixtape, Stream (61733) – Mixtape, Silver Mini Brads (8473) – Elements , Slide (72004) – Delights, City Park Buttons (85518) – Elements , Ethereal (42179) – Remarks, Gate Journaling Stickers (42715) – Remarks, Pounce Phrases (43378) – MiniMarks, Sparkling Silver Glitter (53102) – Thickers; Other Supplies: Corner Rounder Punch (Fiskars), White Twine (craft supply), Font – Vintage Typewriter (scrapvillage.com)

Jennifer says, "Yep. It’s that time of year again. Time to make changes, try to improve upon myself. So for this layout I created a corner pattern with the Mixtape . I love that this tape looks like patterned paper or ribbon but STICKS! Awesome stuff. I then printed my journaling on white cardstock, cut them into strips with my paper trimmer, and machine stitched them back onto my layout. I love the textural feel of machine stitching. Hopefully I’ve picked simple goals that I can stick with this year. I’m looking forward to a better year in 2011!"

 Your challenge:

Happy New Year Week Challenge

1. The card, layout, or project with a New Year theme must be posted to an online gallery or blog with American Crafts in your supply list.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your project online. You also must fill in your email address when posting your comment on this blog post so I can notify you if you've won.

3. Projects and links must be posted by midnight PST on Thursday, January 6th, 2011.

4. The winner will receive an entire current line of their choice.

Happy New Year's Eve!

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New Year Layouts by Cindy and Shannon

Today Cindy Tobey and Shannon Zickel are the showcased creators of two New Year-themed layouts:

I Resolve To... by Cindy Tobey

Supplies: 12x12 White Cardstock (71158) - AC Cardstock, 12x12 Denim Cardstock (71073) - AC Cardstock, Sparkling Season Paper (35213) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Peppermint Party Paper (35212) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Mountain Park Paper (35231) - City Park, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tags (77241) – Bits, Mistletoe (42173) – Remarks, Snowy Phrases (43385) – MiniMarks, Sleigh Accents (43384) - MiniMarks, Merry Cherry (53101) - Thickers, Apartment Cherry (53014) - Thickers, Dear Lizzy Sleigh (89388) - Ribbon, Primaries Large Jewel Brads (85300) - Elements, Primaries Medium Jewel Brads (85285) - Elements, Primaries Mini Brads (85375) - Elements, Solid Glue Runner (61711) - This to That, Dimensional Tabs (61710) - This to That

Cindy shares, “My daughter Moya loves to make New Year's resolutions, and I thought it would be fun to document her 2011 list on a scrapbook page. I absolutely love the colors in the Dear Lizzy Christmas collection which I'm so glad worked beautifully with the photos of my daughter. I toned down the Christmas feel a bit with some splashes of dark blue and brown. Rather than just creating a list of Moya's resolutions, I used Dear Lizzy Christmas decorative tags - Bigs - to feature them. Each resolution has its own tag. Now that I've created Moya's page, I'm thinking I just may need to create another one of these with my own resolutions. Happy New Year everyone!”

Oh What a Night by Shannon Zickel
Supplies: Fairmont Gardens Paper (35242) - City Park, 12x12 Charcoal Cardstock (71077 ) - AC Cardstock, Slide (72004) - Delights, Swing (72003) -  Delights, Sprinkles White Glitter (42890) - Thickers, Daiquiri White (42743) - Thickers, Ultimate Gel Pen White Pastel (229) - Pens and Markers, Mustard Ink (59515) - Stamp Ink, Strip Glue Runner (61712 ) - This to That

Shannon says, "Since I didn't want to have to keep up with it, I didn't take my camera with me to the New Year Dance we went to last year... So when it came time to scrap about the night I didn't have any pictures! That is where Facebook photo tagging comes in handy :) I was able to go to my Facebook account and find a picture that a friend took and as a result a very rare picture of me on a scrapbook page!"

Whether you're making goals or dancing the night away, these layouts are great ideas for scrapping your achievements and memories!

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New Year Cards by Wendy

Wendy McKee made some extraordinary New Year cards to share with you today:

New Year's Goals Card by Wendy McKeeSupplies: Sophisticated Jack Paper (35260 - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Fashionable Peony Paper (35266) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, 12x12 White Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, Duchess (89389) - Ribbon, Metal Rose Brads (85522) - Elements, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Variety Tags (77242) - Bits

Wendy says, "Every year one of my friends makes three New Year Resolutions. She always writes them down to remind her of what they were and to help keep her on track. This year I decided to do something a bit special for her. I am going to send her this card. The three tags tucked in the pocket come out so she can write her resolutions on them and put them somewhere so she can see
them and be inspired!"

New Year Cards by Wendy McKee

Supplies: Forest Gardens Paper (35226), Mountain Park Paper (35231), Lakeside Park Paper (35224), Bay Park Paper (35246) - City Park, Printed Tags (77245) - Bits, City Park Buttons (85518) - Elements, Rockabye Silver Glitter (43030) - Thickers

Wendy says, "Sometimes life gets in the way and you don't always have time to make lots of the same card for all your friends and family. Here is an easy way to send everyone a card and it doesn't take
up tons of your time: I made a 'Happy New Year' card trio, and since I was only making just the one I made it a bit special. Now I am them going to email this to all my friends and family. This way I was able to make a card and make sure everyone got one!"

Great idea Wendy! I'm sure anyone would love to get this card in any format, even via email!

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Happy New Year Banner by Melanie

Melanie Louette made a Happy New Year banner you can easily recreate and hang up this weekend:

New Year Banner by Melanie Louette

Supplies: 12x12 Black Glitter Cardstock (71414) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 White Glitter Cardstock (71415) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 Gold Glitter Cardstock (71417) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 Rouge Glitter Cardstock (71419) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 Charcoal Glitter Cardstock (71421) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 Powder Glitter Cardstock (71425) - AC Specialty Cardstock, Berry Black (53035) - Thickers, 1/4" Double Sided Tape (61708) - This to Tha

Melanie says, "New Year's Eve is all about sparkle and shine, so I decided to make this paper chain decoration with the beautiful glitter paper after seeing a similar idea on the Martha Stewart website.
I cut different sized circles with a Spellbinders die (cut twice to cover the back), glued them together and punched holes, and then added jump rings to connect them. Once that was done, I adhered the puffy black Berry Thickers to each side of the circle (an important step because it spins around gently and you will see the back), strung the chain with invisible fishing line, and voila! Simple and cute party decor. Happy New Year everyone!"

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Mixtape Challenge!

Merry Christmas Eve! First I'd like to congratulate the winner of last week's Holiday Gifts challenge, Eva Pizzaro:

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Such a cute, quick, and easy holiday gift! You could totally bust a bunch of these out today and give them to your neighbors tonight!

To finish off Mixtape week, here is a layout by Maggie Holmes:

Holiday Decor by Maggie Holmes

Supplies: Sleighing Song Paper (35200) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Spinach Cardstock (71051) - AC Cardstock, Mistletoe (42173) - Remarks, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Metal Rose Brads (85513) - Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Glitter Buttons (85515) - Elements, Sleigh (89388) - Ribbon, Reinforced Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decortive Tape (61735) - Mixtape, City Park Decorative Tape (61733) - Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Decorative Tape (61734) - Mixtape, Festive (82300) - Mementos

Maggie says, "I created this layout as part of a Christmas mini album I am making. I havebeen taking lots of pictures with my instax camera because it makes it easier for me to get things done during this busy time of year! I love that I already have the photos printed and ready to go immediately! I am using lots of the Dear Lizzy Christmas line in my mini album because I love the colors and the whimsical embellishments. They seem to fit perfectly with my décor and style. For this layout I used different Mixtapes to create the banners that go across the top of my layout. All I did was cut the tape into either the penant flag shape (for the bottom banner) or a triangle shape (for the top banner). The thing I love the most is that after handling and cutting the tape it wasn't super sticky so now the ends of the
penant flags curl up! So cute!! I stitched the tops of the banners down so that they wouldn't go anywhere but I love how the bottoms curl up like this!"

 

Here's your challenge for this next week:

Untitled-11. The card, layout, or project featuring Mixtape must be posted to an online gallery or blog with American Crafts in your supply list.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your project online. You also must fill in your email address when posting your comment on this blog post so I can notify you if you've won.

3. Projects and links must be posted by midnight PST on Thursday, December 30th, 2010.

4. The winner will receive an entire current line of their choice.

Have fun and MERRY CHRISTMAS tomorrow!

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Dear Lizzy Spring is Top Ten!

The Dear Lizzy Spring line has been selected as one of the top ten lines by Cath's Moxie Fab World blog!

Dear Lizzy from American Crafts
If Dear Lizzy Spring is one of your favorite lines, make sure to go to Moxie Fab World blog and vote for it! Thank you thank you!

 

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Happy New Year Week!

Welcome to another fun-filled week of inspiration here on the AC blog! The theme for the week is:

Happy New Year Week Logo
Since the New Year starts on Saturday, we thought it'd be fun to showcase projects with a New Year theme so you can start planning ahead. Chin Pooi created a great layout to start off the week:

Untitled-1Supplies: 12x12 Chestnut Cardstock (71048) - AC Cardstock, A Wrinkle In Time Paper (35301) – The Classics, Wizard of Oz Paper (35297) – The Classics, The Lion Paper (35316) – The Classics, Secret Garden Paper (35294) – The Classics, Forward (43389) - MiniMarks, Preface Phases & Journaling (42184) – Remarks, Hyacinth (78041) – Details,  Dear Lizzy (89375) – Ribbon, Swing (72003) – Delights,  Enchanted Rose Brads (85222) – Elements, Pastels Mini Jewel Brads (85271) – Elements, Bliss Coffee (53030) - Thickers

Pooi says, “Cheers to a NEW YEAR! When I was assigned to do a layout for a new year, I was thinking resolutions, new beginning, new photos, new dreams and of course new papers (hehe). And so “The Classics” collection is the perfect something of lasting worth with a timeless quality for this layout. I punched some scalloped boxes out from the AC cardstock, tied ribbons in bows and arranged them in a grid manner. Then I discussed with Sean, my son, about his dreams and wishes for 2011. He happily wrote the little notes and pinned them on the scalloped boxes. It is definitely a fun exercise to do with kids as they can change their wishes everyday, throughout the year.”

 

It's always fun to get the kiddos involved in your scrapbooking and this layout is no exception!

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Mixtape CONTEST WINNER!

Wow you all sure have a lot of creative ideas about what to do with Mixtape! The randomly selected winner to receive each of the new Mixtapes is:

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 Congrats Yvonne - check your email!

Have a great holiday weekend everyone!

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Ce´line Navarro

Ce´line Navarro and Michelle Lanning have cooked up two awesome and colorful layouts that showcase Mixtape:

I Want to Keep Smiling by Céline Navarro
Supplies: Carols & Cards Paper (35207) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Sleighing Song Paper (35200) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Wish (61734) - Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Christmas Evergreen (61735) - Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Phrase (42181) - Remarks, Dear Lizzy Christmas Joy (42170) - Dimensional Remarks, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Wishes Large (59204) - Clear Stamps, Hannah & Henry (42541) - Remarks, Glitter Black (27148) - Zing! Embossing Powder, Rose Ribbon (89370) - Ribbon, I Do (89266) - Ribbon, Delight Cherry (53073) - Thickers, Fantastic White (53110) - Thickers

Ce´line says, "Christmas is just a couple of days away and we're almost done with our cards, gift shopping, and tree decorating. But have you sat down and thought about the things you want from Santa? We've been thinking about our kids, but what about us? Let's make a layout just for you, about what you're asking for for Christmas :) For this layout, I played with the Dear Lizzy Christmas line. I just love the subtle and sweet colors of this paper line. I applied gesso on my background paper, in order to get a white wash that reminds me of snow. Then, to add colors and texture, I simply added Mixtape on top and at the bottom of my photo. These pretty Mixtapes are a bit like paper and ribbon at the same time. The great thing is that they are sticky! I just love how versatile they are!"

Autumn Splendor by Michelle Lanning

Supplies: Mountain Park Paper (25231) - City Park, Lakeside Park Paper (35224) - City Park, Hyde Park Paper (25238) - City Park, Long Decorative Tags (77245) - Bits, Slide (72004) - Delights, City Park Assorted Brads (85517) - Elements, Decorative Tape (61733) - Mixtaoe, Bliss Coffee (53030) - Thickers

Michelle says, "Although the City Park line is a fun Spring line, I chose only papers that would support my fall-themed layout. I love when I can use a paper line for more than what it is intended for, it's just a matter of taking a different look at what you have. Also, here's a quick tip when using the Mixtape: the tape is awesome because you can easily move it until you get it to your liking. After I placed it on the right side of my layout I noticed that it was not showing up like I wanted because it was placed over dark paper. So I simply layered another piece on top. It is so easy to make it line up so that it looks like one single piece. Try it!"

Thanks for the tips and tricks! Mixtape really is a wonderful and versatile product!

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Mixtape Postmarked Cards by Sarah

Postmarked Wednesday The cards for today's Postmarked Wednesday were made by Sarah de Guzman and she totally rocked the Mixtape/Christmas mashup:

Cards by Sarah de Guzman Wishing You A Sparkling Holiday Card Supplies: 12x12 Ash (71078) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Christmas Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Dear Lizzy Christmas Snowy (43385) - MiniMarks, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tape (61735) - Mixtape

Joy Card Supplies: 12x12 Ash (71078) - Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Christmas Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Dear Lizzy Christmas Snowy (43385) - Minimarks Sheets, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tape (61735) - Mixtape

Sarah says, "The holidays are always such a busy time of the year and making cards to send out to friends and family can get pretty difficult with a hectic schedule. However, Mixtape has made cardmaking so much easier! It's awesome. I whipped up these Christmas cards within minutes with the help of the new Mixtapes. Simply add it to your card, embellish with stickers, and you're done!"

There's still time to send out your Christmas cards and these would be the perfect ones to copy!

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Layout by Caroline

Bright, happy, and fun is the name of the game for this Mixtape featuring layout by Caroline Ikeji:

Fun Slide by Caroline Ikeji

Supplies: Lincoln Park Paper (35228) - City Park, Hyde Park Paper (35238) - City Park, Mixtape (61733) - City Park, City Park Plastic Buttons (85528) - Elements, Sidewalk (42182) - Remarks, Trail (42183) - Remarks, Gazebo (42176) - Remarks, Slide (72004) - Delights, Sunny Banana (53121) - Thickers, Journaling Tickets (64005) - Just Write, Dear Lizzy Medium Glitter Brads (85506) - Elements, White 12x12 (71259) - Cardstock, Black .03 (62311) - Precision Pen

Caroline says, "I looooove Mixtape, it is one of my favorite products from the summer release and I find myself reaching for it constantly! For my layout here, I was inspired by some digital tape frame products that I have seen and used Mixtape to create frames for my photos. As I was flipping through photos to use for my project, I found these photos from the giant slide at the fair and thought the colors matched those of the City Park line perfectly! I tried to give my layout a carnival feel, and used items such as balloons and tickets."

Love the framing technique! Not to mention those slides look really really fun!

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Mixtape CONTEST!

Screen shot 2010-11-23 at 8.12.40 AMThis week, it’s all about mixing, matching, and taping! This intricate tape is perfect for adding colorful borders to layouts and cards and decorating other projects. How would you use Mixtape? I’ll choose one winner at random to win all three sets of Mixtape from our City Park, Dear Lizzy Enchanted, and Dear Lizzy Christmas lines:  Mixtape Submit your one comment by Thursday, December 23rd 2010, at midnight (PST). I'll announce the randomly selected winner Friday morning. Good luck!

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Mixtape Week!

Mixtape is clear tape that has been printed with unique decorative designs. Available in a variety of colors and designs, this item is the finishing touch to any project!

Mixtape Logo
Mixtape
Amy Tan has two ultra cool layouts featuring Mixtape to share:

Bonjour by Amy tan

Supplies: Alliums Paper (35042) - I Do, Central Park Paper (35223) - City Park, Bay Park Paper (35246) - City Park, Golden Gate Park (35244) - City Park, Lakeside Park Paper (35224) - City Park, Fairmont Gardens Paper (35242) - City Park, Peppermint Party Paper (35212) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Sparkling Season Paper (35213) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Wonderful Alice Paper (35247) - Enchanted, Gracious Hare Paper (35252) - Enchanted, Fashionable Peony Paper (35266) - Enchanted, Wise Tortoise Paper (35268) - Enchanted, Evergreen (61735) - Mixtape, Stream (61733) - Mixtape, Enchanted Wish (61734) - Mixtape, City Park Slide (72004) - Delights, Kite (78039) - Details, Enchanted Phrase (42181) - Remarks, Fantastic (53109) - Thickers

Amy says, "I'm the first to admit that I am addicted to these tapes. I want to use them on everything and try to incorporate them into all my projects. Layering them is just one of  my favorite things to do, and I love how they compliment the patterned papers."
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Supplies: Marquise (53027) - Thickers, Fashionable Peony (35266) - Enchanted, Merry Mistletoe Paper (35211) - Dear Lizzy Christmas Christmas, White (71259) - Cardstock, Evergreen (61735) - Mixtape, Stream (61733) - Mixtape, Enchanted Wish (61734) - Mixtape

Amy says this layout is just a simple layout where the focus is on the photos of our wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Super easy and quick!

Lots more fun Mixtape projects headed your way this week!

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Holiday Gifts Week Challenge!

Congratulations to the winner of last week's Dear Lizzy Christmas challenge, Mariaje, who altered this tin birdhouse:

2456249_600x600 What a fun way to turn a plain birdhouse into something cute, unique, and special!

Concluding this week's holiday gift fun is an altered frame and candy box by Poki Nobeno:

Candy Box and Frame by Poki Nobeno

Candy Box Supplies: Snowy Sidewalks Paper (35215) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Christmas Spirit Paper (89386) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Song (89387) - Details, Tradition (78036) - Details, Tenderness (78034) - Details, Tidings (78037) - Details, Glitter Buttons (85515) - Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Variety Tags (77241) - Bits

Frame Supplies: Tradition (78036) - Details, Tenderness (78034) - Details, Dear Lizzy Christmas Variety Tags (77241) - Bits, Snowy Phrases (43385) - MiniMarks, Festive (82300) - Mementos, Snowy Sidewalks Paper (35215), Frosty Fir Paper (35198), Sleighing Song Paper (35200), Tidings & Tinsel Paper (35204), Happiest Holiday Paper (35202), Poinsettia & Pine Paper (35201), Carols & Cards Paper (35207), Boxes & Bows Paper (35208), Merry Memories Paper (35197), Merry Mistletoe Paper (35211), Jolly Jingle Paper (35216) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, December (35220) - Delights

Poki altered a candy box using her favorite Dear Lizzy Christmas supplies including the gorgeous rose ribbon. She filled it with a cookie and candy and plans to give it away as a party favor. For the frame which is 5 1/2" square, she created a patchwork design inside and finished the quilted look with machine sewing. Now they're sitting in her home as beautiful Christmas decorations!

And now for your challenge:

Holiday gifts challenge 1. The holiday gift must be posted to an online gallery or blog with American Crafts in your supply list.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your holiday gift online. You also must fill in your email address when posting your comment on this blog post so I can notify you if you've won.

3. Projects and links must be posted by midnight PST on Thursday, December 23rd, 2010.

4. The winner will receive an entire current line of their choice.

Can't wait to see all your gifts! Hope you get to squeeze in some scrapping time amidst the holiday madness/magic!

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Dear Lizzy Christmas Layouts from Fans

In the spirit of Christmas (which is next Saturday - can you believe it!?) a few fans of AC created and submitted some layouts they made featuring Dear Lizzy Christmas products. Perfect! First up, Benedicte Raphalen from France shares her creations:

My baby girl

Neige

Nature sauvage

Noel
I love how she cut out elements from patterned paper and layered them together. Make sure to check out Benedicte's blog - she's got loads of talent!

Audrey Yeager won a weekly challenge back in October and requested the Dear Lizzy Christmas line as her prize. Here are some of the amazing layouts she created with her goodies:

Christmas-cookies

How-to-pick-the-perfect-tre

Holly-jolly-dolly
Audrey says, " On the Christmas Cookies page, I actually 'stamped' with some cookie cutters and some paint. On my How to Pick the Perfect Tree page I loved the teals and the blues with the dark green. They were just like a blue spruce! I used the numbers sheet to number my steps. 
Lastly, on my Holly Jolly Dolly page I used a lot of ribbon and cut out some of the poinsettias from the paper. I also used some of the tags, too!"

Audrey has a fabulous blog filled to the brim with inspiration - check it out HERE.  

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for this week's challenge for your chance to win a complete selection of your favorite current line by American Crafts! Happy Friday!

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Altered Basket by Becky

Becky Williams is the talent behind today's wonderful holiday gift! It's an altered gift basket perfect for filling with goodies and treats to give to your neighbors.
Altered Basket by Becky Williams Supplies: Twinkling Tree Paper (35217) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Carols & Cards Paper (35207) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Sleigh (89388) - Ribbon

Becky shares, "This was such a fun project! I started with a basket I'd bought on clearance at a local craft store, cut the paper to size, added some ribbon trim and a few dimensional stickers and it all came together so quickly. I can't decide if I want to gift this or simply keep it for myself!"

See what other fun alterable items you can find around your house or in the dollar section of your local craft store. You'll be amazed at the possibilities!

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Ornaments by Jenny

Need some quick and easy ornaments to trim the tree or give away as gifts? Jenny Chesnick has three wonderful ideas!

Ornaments by Jenny Chesnick

Supplies for Home for the Holidays: Warm Welcome Paper (35209) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Boxes & Bows Paper (35208) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Poinsettia & Pine Paper (35201) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tape (61735) - Mixtape

Supplies for Holiday Cheer: Merry Memories Paper (35197) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Tradition (78036) - Details

Supplies for Wishing You a Holly Jolly Christmas:  Merry Mistletoe Paper (35211) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Tidings & Tinsel Paper (35204) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Happiest Holiday Paper (35202) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Festive (82300) - Mementos, Dear Lizzy Christmas Decorative Tape (61735) Mixtaps, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Other supplies used: Spellbinders Labels 1, Labels 4, and Large Scalloped Circle dies, Epic 6 die cut machine 


Jenny says, "Each holiday season I love coming up with small gifts or tokens for my friends and family.  This year I made ornaments using a die cut machine and the Dear Lizzy Christmas line. I first cut out my shapes from chipboard - this will give your ornaments some heft and keep them sturdy for years to come. Layer your papers in alternating sizes to create a nice layered look. Embellish and enjoy!"

How fun would it be to make a bunch of these, wrap them up, and give them to neighbors, family, teachers, and friends? They would LOVE them! 

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Ribbon and Paper Christmas Trees

Oooooh I'm so excited to share these ribbon and paper Christmas trees made by Alisha Gordon with you! They look so fun and addicting to make!

Ribbon and Paper Christmas Trees by Alisha Gordon

Trees are 8" and 4.5" tall
Supplies: Twinkling Tree Paper (35217) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Festive (82300 ) - Mementos, Assorted Brads (85514) - Elements, Spirit (89386) - Ribbon, Sleigh (89388) - Ribbon

Alisha says, "Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and so I was excited to create these little Christmas trees to add to our holiday decor. For the large tree I took paper strips that were 1 x 3", curled them slightly with a pencil, and then adhered them with straight pins and hot glue. I started from the bottom and went up to create the layered look. I then took a package of assorted brads and cut off the backs and hot glued them randomly around my tree for the ornaments. I finished it off with a bow and a metal Memento star! I made the smaller trees in minutes - I simply took the rose ribbon and started at the bottom of my tree and wrapped my ribbon all the way up; pinning it down as I went. I finished with bows at the top of the tree and that's all!"

Adorable! These would look so festive displayed on a mantel, as the centerpiece of a dinner table, or on a nightstand.

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Holiday Gifts Week!

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Short on cash but overloaded with scrapbooking supplies? This week our designers will show you how to turn your paper and embellishments into gifts your friends and family will love and cherish with Holiday Gifts Week. Bonus: Even your kids and grandkids can get in on the fun with these simple crafts!

Starting off this fun theme is a great idea by Leslie Ashe:

Christmas Balls by Leslie Ashe

Supplies: 12x12 Cardstock Spinach (71050) – AC Cardstock, 12x12 Cardstock  Pomegranate (71025) – AC Cardstock, Peppermint Party Paper (35212) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Winter Wishes Paper  (35205) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Gracious Gifts Paper (35210) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Treasured Tradition Paper (35214) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, City Park Pond (61733) – Mixtape, Dear Lizzy Christmas Song (89387) – Mixtape,  Dear Lizzy Christmas Blooms (72000) – Delights, Dear Lizzy Christmas Song (89387) – Ribbon, City Park Pond (89892) – Ribbon, I Do Medium Jewel Brads (85498) – Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Mini Pearl Brads (85516) – Elements, Assorted Large Pearl Brads (85320) – Elements, City Park Assorted Brads (85517) – Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Metal Rose Brads (85513) – Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Assorted Brads (85514) – Elements, Silver (62212) – Metallic Markers, Black (62321) – Precision Pen

Leslie says, "I wanted colorful, original, decorative Christmas balls to put on my hutch in my entry. These quickly came to mind as I was punching different sizes of scalloped circles for another project I was working on. They turned out JUST like I wanted. Not to mention...they are SO easy to make, look SO cute and festive in a bowl, or even hanging on the Christmas tree! I hope you enjoy creating your very own decorative Christmas balls for you or anyone to enjoy!"

I can just imagine an entire tree decorated with these pretty ornaments! So lovely!

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Paper Ornament Tutorials by Leah Farquharson

Leah Farquharson made some darling paper ornaments and she kindly agreed to make a step-by-step photo tutorial of a couple of them so you can make them too!

Leah Farquharson - Ornaments

First up, this adorable bird ornament!

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Leah says, "This sweet birdie will sing sweetly on anyone's Christmas tree this year!"

Here's what you need to make one:

1 sheet of Dear Lizzy Christmas Sleighing Song Paper (35200)

1 sheet of Dear Lizzy Christmas Tidings & Tinsel Paper (35204)

8" of Dear Lizzy Christmas Premium Ribbon - Song (89387)

1 pack of Dear Lizzy Christmas Remarks Dimensional Stickers - Joy (42170)

1 .03 Brown Precision Pen (62316)

Chestnut Pigment Ink Pad (59512)

1 small red button

8" of brown embroidery floss

needle

crackle medium

Pebbles Chalks

banner die cut

scissors

liquid adhesive

Cut two bird and wing pieces facing opposite directions. I started out by sketching my bird, and when I settled on what I liked, traced it on my paper, facing opposite directions.Bird_step1

Ink around the outside edges of your pieces with a brown ink pad.Bird_step2Chalk around the edges of each piece about 1/4". I love how easy Pebbles Chalks are to work with, this ages look is easy to pull off! 

Bird_step3Apply crackle medium to the entire surface of all of the pieces and allow them to dry.

Bird_step5Once the pieces are dry, attach a folded 8" piece of ribbon as a hanger to the back of one of the main bird body pieces using liquid adhesive.

Bird_step6Cover the entire backside of that piece with liquid adhesive, stick the two bird bodies together, then place them under a heavy book to make sure they dry flat.Bird_step7Thread brown embroidery floss through the holes of a red button. Trim the excess floss and glue the button onto the bird body as the eye.Bird_step9Write "peace" with a brown Precision Pen on a banner die cut from solid green paper (the backside of Tidings & Tinsel Paper). You can either cut one out by hand, find, download, print, and cut one out, or die cut one using a die and machine or digital download. Then attach the banner to the bottom part of the bird body.

Apply glue to just the "shoulder" portion of the wing and attach it to the bird body.Bird_step10Bird_step11 Attach the opposite wing in the same way, only slightly off, so that both wings will show from one direction.Bird_step12Embellish with "Joy" dimensional stickers.Bird_step13

All done and ready to hang!

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Next Leah shows us how to make a "Paper Kissing Ball":

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Leah says, "Who doesn't love a pretty little kissing ball around Christmas time? The Dear Lizzy Christmas papers were perfect to create this one!"

Here's what you need to make one:

1 sheet of Dear Lizzy Christmas Comfort & Cheer Paper (35203)

1 sheet of Dear Lizzy Christmas Jolly Jingle Paper (35216)

1 sheet of Dear Lizzy Christmas Sleighing Song Paper (35200)

12" piece of Dear Lizzy Christmas Premium Ribbon - Song (89387)

8" piece of Dear Lizzy Christmas Premium Ribbon - Sleigh (89388)

1 pack of Dear Lizzy Christmas Details - Tradition (78036)

10" of brown embroidery floss

needle

scissors

3" scalloped circle punch or die cut

3" circle punch or die cut

hot glue gun and extra sticks

 Grab your 3" scalloped circle punch or die cut and start punching/cutting! You should have just enough room to make 9 scalloped circles out of each of the two papers (Comfort & Cheer and Jolly Jingle).

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Following the steps in the photo below, cut each scallop in half. Then trim one scallop off of each half. Roll the piece into a cone, and hot glue, overlapping one scallop. Make sure that the pattern you'd like to show is on the inside of the cone. 
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Note: The easiest way to trim the pieces is to gently fold the half scalloped circle in half and trim from that point out to the scalloped edge, as shown below:
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After all of your little cones shapes are made and gathered into a pretty pile, it's time to start assembling!
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Start by hot gluing two together, one of each color.
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Alternate, adding one after another,
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until you have a total of twelve to close the circle.
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Now start on the second layer, making sure you alternate colors, and hot glue them slightly more toward the center, since we're starting to form a ball.
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Hot glue a total of eight pieces in this second layer.
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Add two more cone pieces to round out the top, but leave a space open to glue the ribbon hanger.
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Cut a 12" piece of Song ribbon and knot the end.
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Hot glue the ribbon between the top two cone pieces last added.
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Hot glue one final cone shape in the top to finish the ball.
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Repeat steps nine and ten to create the bottom of the ball, filling in the bottom.
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Now let's create the embellishments! Using a needle and brown embroidery floss, run a stitch through the top of an 8" piece of Sleigh ribbon, and punch or cut a 3 1/2" circle from Dear Lizzy Christmas Sleighing Song Paper.
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Pull the floss to gather the ribbon.
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Knot the floss to create a ribbon flower and trim the excess floss.
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Slip the ribbon flower over the the hanger on the ball and secure with a little hot glue.
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Cut the paper circle into a spiral.
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Roll up the spiral and hot glue the bottom so it will hold its shape. The rosette is complete!
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Attach the rosette to the top of the ball and tuck a felt holly leaf from a pack of Tradition Details underneath. Apply a bit of hot glue to secure.
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Pretty as a picture and ready to trim your tree! (Or your oldest son's finger!)Paper_kissing_ballWho's gonna spend their Saturday making lots and lots of these pretty paper ornaments? Me me me!

Thanks so much for these tutorials Leah and happy weekend everyone!

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Dear Lizzy Christmas CONTEST WINNER!

Congratulations to the randomly selected winner of the entire Dear Lizzy Christmas line, Meghann Andrew:

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Thanks for all of your feedback about the Dear Lizzy Christmas line! Hope everyone is enjoying this most wonderful time of the year!

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Dear Lizzy Christmas Week Challenge

Let's begin by congratulating the winner of last week's Quick & Easy Christmas Cards challenge winner, Stephanie Buice:

Happy Holidays by Stephanie Buice

Happy Holidays 2 by Stephanie Buice
What a great way to use up those "retired" lines. Super duper cute!

To finish up Dear Lizzy Christmas week, Susan Weinroth and Jenny Chesnick have a lovely layout and really neat project to show you. 

Jingle Joy by Susan WeinrothSupplies: Happiest Holidays Paper (35202), Sparkling Season Paper (35213), Boxes & Bows Paper (35208) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, December (35220) - Delights, Forest Grove Paper (35226) - City Park, Festive (82300) - Mementos, Reinforced Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Tenderness (78034) - Details, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Susan says, "The new Dear Lizzy Christmas line is so pretty and perfectly coordinated that it almost scraps itself! I scrapped these two photos of my baby (taken at Christmastime) in a collage-style format using lots of bits and pieces of the new line - and I have to say that I love all of the 'non-traditional' aqua hues included in the collection!"

And here's the wonderful project by Jenny:

Holiday Cheer Decor by Jenny Chesnick
Supplies: Merry Mistletoe Paper (35211) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Festive (82300) - Mementos, Winter Blooms (72000) - Delights, Spirit (89386) - Ribbon, Mittens (42172) - Remarks Stickers, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Tradition (78306) - Details

Jenny says, "I am completely obsessed with bottle caps this year. I have used them to make ornaments, wall hangings and now this little bit. I always need a quick project to make for those folks I want to give a little something too. Dear Lizzy Christmas sentiments make it easy and this came together in about 30 minutes! Enjoy!"

What a fun piece of holiday decor!

And finally, for this week's Dear Lizzy Christmas challenge:

Challenge

1. The card, layout, or project must be posted to an online gallery or blog with American Crafts in your supply list.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your card, layout, or project online. You also must fill in your email address when posting your comment on this blog post so I can notify you if you've won.

3. Projects and links must be posted by midnight PST on Thursday, December 16th, 2010.

4. The winner will receive an entire current line of their choice.

I look forward to seeing what you've created with the Dear Lizzy Christmas line! Happy holidays!

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Dear Lizzy Christmas Layouts by Kelly and Poki

The Dear Lizzy Christmas line is just so beautiful and versatile. Here's proof with two layouts made by Kelly Purkey and Poki Nobeno:

Home by Kelly Purkey

Supplies: Twinkling Tree Paper (35217) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Happiest Holiday Paper (35202) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Sparkling Season Paper (35213) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Boxes & Bows Paper (35208) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Merry Cherry (53101) - Thickers, Wish (61734) - Mixtape, White Mini Brads (8472) - Elements

Kelly says, "I have to say that one of my favorite things about being home for the holidays is getting to spend time with my best friends. Christmas is the only time we are usually all together so the time that we get is always filled with fun. I love how easy the Dear Lizzy Christmas paper is to use on pages... it all matches so perfectly and is bright & happy!"

Holly by Poki Nobeno
Supplies: Warm Welcome Paper (35209), Snow Sidewalks Paper (35215), Jolly Jingle Paper (35216), Carols & Cards Paper (35207), Wonderous Winter Paper (35219) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Tenderness (78035) - Details, Mixed Brads Assortment (85521) - Elements, Mini Pearl Brads (85516) - Elements, Merry Mermaid (54099) - Thickers, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Poki loves how the lighting is shining on her daughter's face. She created a "snowy" look with white mist on the kraft cardstock background. So wintery and cheery!

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Dear Lizzy Christmas CONTEST!

246So far you’ve seen lots of gorgeous projects using the Dear Lizzy Christmas line from our talented Contributing Design Team members. What do you like best about our Dear Lizzy Christmas collection? Leave one comment below and I’ll choose one winner at random to win the entire line:

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Submit your comment by Friday, December 10th 2010, at midnight (PST). I'll announce the randomly selected winner Saturday morning. Good luck!

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Dear Lizzy Layout and Card by Leah

Dear Lizzy Christmas week continues with a fun layout and card by Leah Farquharson:

Tree Traditions
 Supplies: Boxes & Bows Paper (35208), Carols & Cards Paper (35207), Warm Welcome Paper (35209), Merry Memories Paper (35197) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Leaf Glitter Paper (71427) - AC Specialty Paper, Spirit (89386) - Ribbon, Mini Pearl Brads (85516) - Elements, Winter Blooms (72000) - Delights,  Festive (82300) - Mementos, Reinforced Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Mermaid Merry (53099) - Thickers, Journaling Tickets (64005) - Just Write, Paper Flowers (77236) - House, Crocheted Flowers (77237) - House, Dot Glue Runner (61713) - This to That, Dimensional Tabs (61710) - This to That

 Leah says, "This time of year is filled with tons of traditions that we've established as a family. One of the most memorable each year seems to be the events  surrounding putting up our tree. The boys may not remember what toys they got for Christmas last year, but they look forward to all the specific things that we do for our 'tree traditions'. We have special treats we share, a speical time we do it each year, fun music to listen to, and lots and lots of fun... For this layout, I loved mixing the brighter green in the glitter paper and tag from the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection - the bright green with the red just seemed so perfect to me, even though it wasn't from the same line. And the pretty poinsettia paper was easy to layer for a sweet embellishment on the page!"

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Supplies: 12x12 White Cardstock (71081) - AC Cardstock, 12x12 Glitter Powder Cardstock (71425) - AC Specialty Paper, 12x12 Rouge Glitter Cardstock (71419) - AC Specialty Paper, Jingle (42171) -  Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Sleigh (89388) - Premium Ribbon

Here are some great tips from Leah: Sometimes keeping it simple is the best! The bright colors of the glitter background are a fun way to accent the banner and ribbon. What says Christmas better than a little bling? I also have to include that in my time working at my local scrapbook shop I had the opportunity to work with glitter papers from several companies. I always seemed to experience some degree of "shedding" of the glitter from the paper, leaving a bit of a mess. I was pleasantly surprised when I took these out and started working with them! No fuss, no mess!

 

Don't forget to enter the Dear Lizzy Christmas contest for your chance to win the entire line!

 

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Christmas Layout and Card by Suzy

Thanks to Suzy Plantamura for creating this festive layout and card:

Holiday Treats Supplies: 12x12 Vanilla Cardstock (71041) - AC Cardstock, Poinsettia & Pine Paper (35201) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Merry Cherry (53101) - Thickers, Winter Blooms (72000) - Delights, Metal Rose Brads (85513) - Elements, Song (89387) - Ribbon, Sleigh (89388) - Ribbon, Reinforced Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Sleigh (43384) - MiniMarks, Snow (43385) - MiniMarks, Mittens (42172) - Remarks, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Joy christmas card small

Supplies: Boxes & Bows Paper (35208) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Treasured Tradition Paper (35214) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Kraft Cardstock (71464) - AC Cardstock, Song (89387) - Ribbon, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Snow (43385) - MiniMarks

Suzy says, "There is nothing that gets me more in the mood of the season than decorating the Christmas tree. As soon as it was finished, I had to snap some pictures of my freshly groomed Cockapoo in front of it. She wasn’t cooperating very well (what dog wants to sit totally still on a pillow on top of a table?!?!), so I had to offer her lots of treats to keep her in place. Thus I came up with my page title – Holiday Treat. Every time I look at these pictures I’ll think of how many dog bones I dished out to get them! The Dear Lizzy Christmas line was perfect for my photos and I used a lot of it on my page. It was so fun to combine all the rub ons, stickers, and dimensional stickers into a little collage on the top right. I attached a stocking sticker to cardstock, cut it out, punched a hole in the top, and hung it with embroidery floss. I wanted to keep my card simple after using so much product on my layout. So I just used one dimensional sticker inside a cut out window, a rub on that says JOY, and a piece of ribbon tied in a bow. With an edge punched into a scalloped border, you can see the green paper underneath. Hope you all have a very merry Christmas and get some scrapping done!"

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Dear Lizzy Christmas Week!

Now that it's December, we've got Christmas on our mind! This week we'll be featuring projects using mostly the new Dear Lizzy Christmas line.

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Mahlin Wiggur starts the week off with a wonderful layout:

Glasses by Mahlin Wiggur
Supplies: Garland Greetings Paper (35199), Sleigh Song Paper (35200), Reindeer Ride Paper (35218), Sparkling Season Paper (35213), Treasured Tradition Paper (35214), Bright Boughs Paper (35206) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 White Cardstock (71801) - AC Cardstock, Mistletow (42173) - Remarks, Joy (42170) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Winter Blooms (72000) - Delights, Evergreen (61735) - Mixtape, Spirit (89386) - Ribbon, Dear Lizzy Christmas Assorted Brads (85514) - Elements, Dear Lizzy Christmas Metal Rose Brads (85513) - Elements, Sunny Reef (53119) - Thickers

Mahlin says,"I don't scrap much about Christmas so I decided to use the beautiful Dear Lizzy Christmas line to make a layout without any Christmas theme. It works like a dream! The Dear Lizzy Christmas papers are so pretty and you can use them just the way they are or cut out some of the patterns."

This line is so versatile - thanks for sharing Mahlin!

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Quick & Easy Christmas Cards Week Challenge with Wendy

Let's first congratulate the randomly selected winner of last week's Inspired by Fall challenge, Amanda Laboy:

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This is exactly what I pictured in my mind's eye when I think of an inspired by fall layout! Way to go Amanda.

To finish this festive week, here is a card duo by Wendy McKee:

Chrsitmas Cards by Wendy McKee
Wendy says, "As Christmas is coming I wanted to make a start on my Christmas cards. The new Christmas line from Dear Lizzy was perfect for this! For the Noel card - I like to sometimes leave parts of my cards blank, especially with white as it makes a great contrast to the other colours and makes them pop. But then you are left with a lot of empty space... a little sewing can add some detail to this - a great and cheap way of adding interest! For the Happy Holidays card - there are some larger patterns in the Dear Lizzy Christmas collection...these are perfect for cutting up and using as embellishments on your pages or cards. The paper called Garland Greetings is a great example of this as you can see on the card. Just a few parts of the mistletoe creates a beautiful frame for the sentiment on this card. Looks really effective but really easy!"

Noel
Noel Card Supplies: Jolly Jingle Paper (35216) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Frosty Fir Paper (35198) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Joy (42170) -  Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Delight Black (43061) - Thickers

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Comfort and Joy Card Supplies: Jolly Jingle Paper (35216) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Garland Greetings Paper (35199) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Poinsettia & Pine Paper (35201) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, Joy (42170) -  Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Snowy (43385) - MiniMarks

And now for your challenge:

Challenge

1. The card must be posted to an online gallery or blog with American Crafts in your supply list.

2. You must leave a comment on this blog post with a link to your layout online. You also must fill in your email address when posting your comment on this blog post so I can notify you if you've won.

3. Projects and links must be posted by midnight PST on Thursday, December 9th, 2010.

4. The winner will receive an entire current line of their choice.

Get a head start on your Christmas cards this year and pick one of the fabulous quick & easy cards featured this week to duplicate! Happy holidays!

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November Contributing Design Team Gallery

The American Crafts Contributing Design Team has done it again! Check out the gallery to see loads of fabulous creations you won't want to wait to scraplift. Here is just a miniature sneak peak of the ginormous amounts of talent our team has:

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Quick & Easy Christmas Cards by Melanie

Melanie Louette made not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, but SIX quick & easy Christmas cards for your enjoyment and inspiration!

Christmas Cards by Melanie Louette

Sparkling Holiday Card Supplies: Snowy Sidewalks Paper (35215) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Silver Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 White Cardstock (71273) – AC Cardstock, Wishes (59204) – Clear Stamps, Red Glitter (27153) Zing! Embossing Powder, Joy (42170) – Remarks Dimensional Stickers, Thin Double Sided Tape (61708) – This to That (for all cards), Dot Glue Runner (61713) - This to That (for all cards)

Baby, It's Cold Outside Card Supplies: Pointsettia & Pine Paper (35201) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Sleighing Song Paper (35200) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Silver Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 8 ½ x11 White Cardstock (71273) - AC Cardstock, Wonderland (59205) - Clear Stamps, Red Glitter (27153) - Zing! Embossing Powder, Tidings (78037) - Details

Dec. 25 Card Supplies: Frosty Fir Paper (35198) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 8 ½ x 11 White Cardstock (71273) – AC Cardstock, Song (89387) - Premium Ribbon Sleigh (89388) - Premium Ribbon, Reinforced Decorative Tags (77241) - Bits, Sparkling Silver (53102) - Thickers, Snowy (43385) -  MiniMarks, Jingle (42171) - Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas Card Supplies: Merry Mistletoe Paper (35211) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, 12x12 Aqua Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 White Cardstock (71273) – AC Cardstock, Wonderland (59205) - Clear Stamps, Red Glitter (27153) - Zing! Embossing Powder

Joy Card Supplies: Frosty Fir Paper (35198) - Dear Lizzy Christmas, 8 ½ x 11 White Cardstock (71273) –AC Cardstock, 12x12 Red Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, Tidings (78037) - Details, Sleigh (43384) – MiniMarks

Falala Card Supplies: 12x12 Aqua Cardstock (71058) - AC CardstockSparkling Season Paper (35213) - Dear Lizzy Christmas,  12x12 Aqua Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 12x12 White Glitter Cardstock (71413) - AC Specialty Cardstock, 8 ½ x 11 White Cardstock (71273) – AC Cardstock, Decorative Tape (61735) - Mixtape, Fantastic White (53110)- Thickers

Melanie says, "Being the mom of two boys, I don’t get the chance to use glittery scrapbook supplies very much, but I really take advantage of that at Christmas - it’s a perfect occasion for me to get blingy :) I LOVE to make Christmas cards and had a blast with these.The Dear Lizzy Christmas line is wonderfully sparkly & pretty, with it’s emphasis on an aqua/red colour scheme - one of my faves. For these simple cards, I paired the Dear Lizzy line with AC’s glitter papers, the Christmas stamps, (which are adorable) and the Zing embossing powders for extra ‘bling-age’, mixed in with other elements from this line. There’s a ton of great embellishments to choose from and the possibilities really are endless."

Wow - what a great collection of cards Melanie! I'd be delighted to receive any one of these in the mail!

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American Crafts Warehouse Sale GRAND OPENING

Attention Utah readers! You’re invited to the grand opening of American Crafts’ annual scrapbooking warehouse sale Friday and Saturday from 9am to 6pm Our shelves are stocked with goodies like albums, Thickers, ribbon, and more - perfect for gift giving this holiday season. And the discounts are deep!

If you aren’t able to make the Grand Opening, don’t worry. The sale will continue to run Monday through Saturday, Dec 3 – Dec 18. See below for directions.

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Quick & Easy Christmas Cards by Chin Pooi

Here are a couple more quick & easy Christmas cards made by Chin Pooi:

  Christmas Cards by Chin Pooi
Supplies: 12x12 White Cardstock (71081) – AC Cardstock, Happiest Holiday Paper (35202) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Garland Greetings Paper (35199) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Frosty Fir Paper (35198) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Merry Memories Paper (35197) – Dear Lizzy Christmas, Mini Snowy Phrases (43385) – MiniMarks, Festive (82300) – Mementos, Joy (42170) – Remarks Dimensional Stickers

Pooi says, “We just put up our Christmas tree at home and it's time to make some cards too. I used the same patterned papers to make two simple and quick Christmas cards. With the beautiful red, star-shape Poinsettia flowers as the focus of the two cards, one of the cards  looks very traditional whereas the other card looks fun with the ‘inchies’ squares as background. I also layered with some holly leaves for the greens. To complete the card, I simply enjoyed adding the minimarks rub on transfers and dimensional stickers. My most favourite embellishment would be the Mementos, so cool!"

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