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Member Since February 2008, 20 forum posts, 14 public projects

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Use it Up Cards by Andrea Budjack

Andrea Budjack is the talent behind these three fabulous "use it up" cards:

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IN LOVE WITH YOU by Andrea Budjack

Supplies: Soho Garden, Eldridge Street Paper (35832) - Dear Lizzy, Pretty Parkway Paper (35800) - Pumpkin Patch, Apple Pie Paper (35885) - Shoreline, Cambria Paper (35726) - Amy Tangerine, Padma's Pattern Paper (35673) - Pumpkin Patch, Caramel Apple Paper (35884) - Amy Tangerine, Paige's Portraits Paper (35691) - Amy Tangerine, Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Knock Outs Border Punch Kit (63013) - XOXO Bits Cardstock Die-Cuts (85616) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Wood Buttons (85598) - Soho Garden, Remarks Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, 7th & Sunshine Paper (35810) - Pumpkin Patch, Remarks Autumn Stickers (42296) - Amy Tangerine, Ready Set Go Fabric Stickers (42256) - Soho Garden, Bits Cardstock Die Cuts (85608)

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DELIGHTFUL by Andrea Budjack

"Find ways to add color to the base of the card with strips of scrap paper that tie in with your embellishments."

Supplies: Amy Tangerine, Sketchbook Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Carmine's Collage (35989), Soho Garden, Bits Cardstock Die Cuts (85608)- Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go, Bits Vellum Envelopes (85596) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Wood Buttons (85598) - Soho Garden , Remarks Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Soho Garden, Remarks Cardstock Stickers (42273) - Soho Garden, Details Layered Embellishment Stickers (85606) - Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go, Flair Adhesive Metal (85590) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Remarks Fabric & Epoxy Brads (85597)

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ENJOY by Andrea Budjack

"Use holiday paper all year round by using the reverse side, as in this stamped frame using the backside of the paper from Kringle and Co."

Supplies: Dear Lizzy 5& Frolic, Laughter Lane Paper (35821) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Fresh Bloom Paper (35630) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Heart Song Paper (35631) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Aspen Place Paper (35813) - Kringle and Co., Elf Quarters Paper (35861), Dear Lizzy 5 & Frolic, Acrylic Stamps (59163) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85600) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Chipboard Shapes (85601) - Soho Garden, Remarks Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Soho Garden, Acrylic Stamps (59164) - Soho Garden, Flower Shoppe Molded Flowers (85609) - Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, Flair Ribbon (78066) - Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go, Remarks Dimensional Stickers (42255) - Dear Lizzy 5th & Frolic, Remarks Cardstock Stickers (42265) - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Remarks Fabric Stickers (42241) - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook, Flat-Top Fabric Brads (85578) - Kringle and Co., Acrylic Stamps Mistlebow (59167)

The giveaway winner of the bits and pieces of each of our new lines will be announced tomorrow - make sure you've entered on Monday's post!

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Use it Up Guest Designer: Meghann Andrew

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Our Use it Up Guest Designer is the talented Meghann Andrew!

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How did you get started scrapbooking: I started out cardmaking with my mom in high school, then created my first album, a 'Senior Year' scrapbook, and I was addicted! My scrapbooking has gone through so many periods of my life, from being single, married, moving to a different country, and now, a baby on the way!

What is your favorite American Crafts product?: It's amazing how many American Crafts products I own, but if I had to choose, I'd say that it would be a toss-up between Thickers (you can never have enough!) or patterned paper. I always love seeing the new designs around CHA time!

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LIFE WITH YOU IS AN ADVENTURE by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Don't be afraid to mix different font stickers to create a fun, eclectic title! It's a great way to use up extra Thickers that you may have laying around!

Supplies: Love Note Paper (35898) - XOXO, Coffee Break Paper (35768) - Ready Set Go, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) - 5th & Frolic, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Brilliance (72028) - Delights, Delighted (42252) - Remarks, Sure Thing (42255) - Remarks, Cute Overload Tiny Matte Puffy Stickers (42253) - Remarks, Oh Yes Fabric Stickers (42256) - Remarks, Ready Set Go Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85589) - Bits, Everyday Mediterranean (53393) - Thickers, Chelsea Red (42269) - Remarks, East Village (89429) - Carded Ribbon, Limo Black (61-01)- Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709)- This to That

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FAMILY TRAY by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Decorating a printer's tray is a great way to get rid of leftover paper scraps and embellishments. I treat the overall design in the same way that I would a scrapbook layout, with clusters of embellishments, and by making visual triangles.

Supplies: Lounge Fest Paper (35786) - Ready Set Go, Park Avenue Paper (35834) - Soho Garden, Orchard Street Paper (35828) - Soho Garden, Wind Down Paper (35776) - Ready Set Go, On The Clock Paper (35779) - Ready Set Go, 6th & Main Paper (35819) - 5th & Frolic, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) - 5th & Frolic, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic, East Village (89429) - Carded Ribbon, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) - 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Fabric Stickers (42268) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Details Layered Embellishments (85615) - XOXO, Stitched Ruffle Strips (85604) - 5th & Frolic, Delighted Stickers (42252) - Ready Set Go Remarks, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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A DAY IN REGENT'S PARK by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Printing photos at different sizes gives your layout a 'collage' feel and using a dark mat on top of a busy paper helps to ground the photos and embellishments.

Supplies: Grande Street Paper (35830) - Soho Garden, Park Avenue Paper (35834) - Soho Garden, On The Clock Paper (35779) - Ready Set Go, Wind Down Paper (35776) - Ready Set Go, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85589) - Ready Set Go Bits, Delighted Stickers (42252) - Ready Set Go Remarks, East Village (89429) - Carded Ribbon, Poppy District Cardstock Stickers (42273) - Remarks, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Cute Overload Tiny Matte Puffy Stickers (42253) - Ready Set Go, Limo Black (61-01) - Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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FAIRY PRINCESS by Meghann Andrew

Tip: I often cut busy, large patterns from designs in patterned papers to use as embellishments as I find an entire sheet a bit overwhelming!

Supplies: Vanilla Weave (71041) - Cardstock, Cartwheel Court Paper (35806) - 5th & Frolic, Lovely Lane Paper (35816) - 5th & Frolic, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) - 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85616) - XOXO Bits, Adhesive Metal Discs (85590) - Ready Set Go Flair, Boho Gold (53422) - Thickers, Amelia Transparent Letter Stickers (42359) - Remarks, Limo Black (61-01) - Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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VALENTINE CARDS by Meghann Andrew

Tip: Leftover scraps of paper & random embellishments are perfect for making these mini 4x4" cards. By using the same overall design on each card, they can be made rather quickly!

Supplies: 6 x 6 Paper Pad (35901) - XOXO, Coffee Break Paper (35768) - Ready Set Go, Acrylic Stamps (85614) - XOXO, East Village (89429)- Soho Garden Carded Ribbon, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) - 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Cardstock Die Cut Shapes (85616) - XOXO Bits, Layered Embellishments (85615) - XOXO Details, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Fabric Stickers (42268) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Gold (96039) - Glitter Tape, Aqua Embossing Powder (27143) - Zing!, Limo Black (61-01) - Memory Marker, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

Make sure you stop by Meghann's blog, follow her on Twitter, check out her Pinterest boards, and see her photos on Instagram!

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Use it Up Layout Tutorial by Angie Gutshall

Angie Gutshall is here today to show us in a step-by-step photo tutorial how to make this STUNNING layout:

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SNOW SWEET by Angie Gutshall

Supplies: 2nd & Oak Paper (35812) - 5th & Frolic, Little Moments Lane Paper (35808) - 5th & Frolic, Sweet Street Paper (35845) - 5th & Frolic, Treasure Terraced Vellum (35822) - 5th & Frolic, Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) - 5th & Frolic, Carmel Apple Paper (35884) - Pumpkin Patch, Conference Call Paper (35778) - Ready, Set, Go, Rise N Shine Paper (35783) - Ready Set Go, On the Clock Paper (35779) - Ready Set Go, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Valentine (85614) - Clear Stamps, Hudson Square Die Cut Shapes (85608) - Bits, Fox Gold Glitter (53414) - Thickers, Kringle Fountain (53437) - Thickers, Iceplum (42276) - Remarks, Wooden Buttons (85598) - 5th & Frolic Embellishments, Stitched Vellum Embellishments (85593) - Details

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1) I started by gathering papers from four different lines (Ready Set Go, 5th & Frolic, Kringle and Co, and Pumpkin Patch). Each piece had already been cut into so they were not full sheets.

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2) I then cut all different sizes of triangles. I cut these out while watching a movie with my kids :)

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3) After they were cut out I distressed the edges and then sewed around most of them.

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4) After that it was just a matter of gluing and embellishing! I hope I have inspired you to use up those scraps and create a fun layout!

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Use it Up Week!

What to do, oh what to do with all those bits and pieces of leftover papers, embellishments, ribbons, Thickers, and more? We'll show you! This week we're gonna:

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Paige Evans and Melissa Mann have a couple of layouts and a card to jumpstart the week:

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PRETTY GIRL by Paige Evans

Supplies: Treasure Spearmint (42386) - Thickers, Lucky Charm Accents (42392) - Thickers, Lucky Charm Acents (42391) - Thickers, Lucky Charm Flag & Label Stickers (42393) - Remarks, Lucky Charm 6x6 Paper Pad (35990) - Lucky Charm, LUcky Charm Accent & Phrasese Stickers (42394) - Remarks, Lucky Charm Bits Perforated Book (85657) - Bits, Lucky Charm Adhesive Buttons & Shapes (85650) - Embellishments, Yes, Please 6x6 Paper Pad (35954) - Yes, Please, 5th & Frolic 6x6 Paper Pad (35827) - 5th & Frolic, Ready Set Go 6x6 Paper Pad (35790) - Ready Set Go, Soho Garden 6x6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden, Neopolitan 6x6 Paper Pad (35658) - Neopolitan

Melissa

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YOU ARE THE BEST by Melissa Mann

Supplies: Ash (71078) - Cardstock, Lounge Fest Paper (35786) - Ready Set Go, Dress Code Paper (35784) - Ready Set Go, Coffee Break Paper (35768) - Ready set Go, 7th & Sunshine Paper (35810) - 5th & Frolic, On the Clock Paper (35779) - Ready Set Go, Globetrotter Paper (35772) - Ready Set Go, Dream Drive Paper (35820) - 5th & Frolic, 6th & Main Paper (35819) - 5th & Frolic, Laughter Lane Paper (35821) - 5th & Frolic, Memory Lane Paper (35802) - 5th & Frolic, Bowtie Boulevard Paper (35807) - 5th & Frolic, Grande Street Paper (35830) - Soho Garden, Letter Stickers (42267) - 5th & Frolic, Daily Black (53338) - Thickers, Muse White (53344) - Thickers, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42265) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Midtown (42271) - Remarks, Poppy District (42243) - Remarks, Buttons & Accents (85598) - 5th & Frolic Embellishments, Highline Park Paper (35831) - Soho Garden, Surrounded Paper (35781) - Ready Set Go

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GREETING CARD by Melissa Mann

Supplies: Kraft (71484) - Cardstock, Cindy's Sketch Paper (35680) - Sketchbook, Harper's Hue Paper (35687) - Sketchbook, Padma's Pattern Paper (35673) - Sketchbook, Addi's Adoration Paper (35690) - Sketchbook, Sydney's Snapshop Paper (35688) - Sketchbook, Foam Tabs (61709) - This to That, Palette (42240) - Remarks, Paint (42242) - Remarks

Want to win bits and pieces from each of our BRANDS NEW LINES?

Screen Shot 2013-01-06 at 6.22.21 PMLet us know in a comment on this post by Friday February 1st 2013 what kinds of scrapbooking supplies you like to hoard and we'll randomly select one winner to win bits and pieces from each of these three brand new lines!

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Signature Series: Amy Tan Idea Book

Fashion designer turned scrapbooking icon, Amy Tan of Amy Tangerine is a burst of energy in the paper craft industry. Between creating best-selling paper lines and teaching creative classes around the world, Amy is working on perfecting the “art of truly living.” Come enjoy some of Amy's favorite projects and be inspired to squeeze the most of out your beautiful life in her inspirational new idea book.

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Watch as Amy signs a few copies of her new book, hot off the press at the Northridge Publishing office in Utah:

**For a limited time only, get your autographed copy of Amy Tan's Signature Series book at Studio Calico while supplies last.**

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Winter Layout and Card by Heather Leopard

Weekly Wrap Up
Finishing up Winter Week is Heather Leopard with a festive layout and card:

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HELLO THERE WINTER by Heather Leopard

Supplies: Dreamy Drive Paper (35820) - 5th & Frolic, Stitched Ruffle Paper (35823) - 5th & Frolic, Sweet Street Paper (25845) - 5th & Frolic, Foxy Fairview Paper (35805) - 5th & Frolic, Treasured Terrace Paper (35822) - 5th & Frolic, Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) - 5th & Frolic, Printed Chipboard Shapes (85601) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42266) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Buttons & Accents (85598) - 5th & Frolic Embellishments, Decorative Flowers (77292) - 5th & Frolic Flower Shoppe, Brads (85597) - 5th & Frolic Elements, Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) - 5th & Frolic Bits, 5th & Frolic Acrylic Stamps (59163) - Stamps, Accent & Phrase Stickers (42265) - 5th & Frolic Remarks, Ribbon Spools (89427) - 5th & Frolic Ribbon, Large Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Fox Gold (53414) - Thickers

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WARM WISHES by Heather Leopard

Supplies: Foxy Fairview Paper (35805) - 5th & Frolic, Simplicity Circle Paper (35801) - 5th & Frolic, Memory Lane Paper (35802) - 5th & Frolic, Playtime Plaza Paper (35803) - 5th & Frolic

Have a winter-wonderland-wonderful weekend!

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Winter Layout and Card by Carina Lindholm

Today's snowy projects were made by Carina Lindholm:

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HEJ MITT VINTERLAND by Carina Lindholm

Supplies: Fountain (71510) - Cardstock, Gift Wrapping Room Paper (35860) - Kringle and Co,  Woodshop Paper (35865) - Kringle and Co, Reindeer Runway Paper ( 35857) - Kringle and Co, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Beard Barber Shop Paper (35847) - Kringle and Co, Kringle Fountain (53437) - Thickers, Jingle Silver (53441) - Thickers, Holiberry Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85611) - Bits, Snowtoes (42275) - Remarks, Iceplum (42276) - Remarks, Hollymint (42274) - Remarks, Mistlebow (59167) - Stamps

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WINTER WISHES by Carina Lindholm

Supplies: Bayou (71723) - Cardstock, Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Coalmine Paper (35856) - Kringle and Co, Iceplum (42276) - Remarks, Autumn (42296) - Remarks, 3-Dimensional Foam Tabs (61710) - This to That

Our final Winter Week projects will be revealed tomorrow!

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Winter Cards by Jen Chesnick

Jen Chesnick made not one, nope, not two, not even three, but FOUR winter themed cards to show off today!

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STAY WARM by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Taffy (71022) - Cardstock, Powder (71064) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Schumutz (42267) - Remarks, White (58477) - Premium Ribbon, Gold (71634) - POW Glitter Paper, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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LET'S SKATE by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Ash (71078) - Cardstock, Powder (71064) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Schumutz (42267) - Remarks, White (58477) - Premium Ribbon, Gold (71634) - POW Glitter Paper

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<3 U LATTE by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Taffy (71022) - Cardstock, Powder (71064) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Schumutz (42267) - Remarks, White (58477) - Premium Ribbon, Gold (71634) - POW Glitter Paper, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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CHILLY by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Taffy (71022) - Cardstock, Powder (71064) - Cardstock, White (71081) - Cardstock, Schumutz (42267) - Remarks, White (58477) - Premium Ribbon, Gold (71634) - POW Glitter Paper, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That

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American Crafts @ Target

Have you seen? American Crafts is now available at Target! Currently they are carrying a fun variety of Valentines-themed product. Here are some lovely samples made with these Target-exclusive supplies:

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Be sure to check the craft and scrapbooking aisles at your local Target to see all of the American Crafts supplies and more used to create these pretty projects!

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Click Play: Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm CHA Video

Lucky Charm

Join Elizabeth Kartchner as she talks and walks us through her brand new line LUCKY CHARM in this charming video filmed at CHA:

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Build Your Own Igloo Winter Gift by Allison Waken

Allison Waken has a fun step-by-step photo tutorial showing everyone how to make this cute "Build Your Own Igloo Winter Gift":

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BUILD YOUR OWN IGLOO by Allison Waken

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Kringle Garden Paper (35846) - Kringle and Co, Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co, Treasured Terrace Vellum (35822) - 5th & Frolic, Large Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Iceplum Dimensional Stickers (42276) - Remarks, Autumn Stickers (42296) - Remarks, Jingle Silver Glitter (53441) - Thickers, Ready Set Go Value Pack (89428) - Ribbon

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1) Whenever I start a project I like to pull out supplies I think I may want to use:AWACigloo-1

2) Then I cut and layered pieces onto a tag: AWACigloo-2
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3) I lightly adhered these pieces with adhesive and then sewed down the middle. I like to secure things that will get handled often (like tags) with staples or sewing.AWACigloo-5
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4. I played with some other embellishments but decided to just put on the title since I didn't want to get too "frilly" with this tag.
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5. I printed out some simple instructions for the back of the tag (these can also be placed in the jar). AWACigloo-9

6. Then I added some snowflakes to dress up the jar a bit.AWACigloo-10

7. Next I added the sugar cubes and a toy and it's ready to go! AWACigloo-11
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Simple, fun, and cute!

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Winter Week!

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In many parts of the world it's literally FREEZING! What better time to cozy up to the fire and scrapbook while the cold winds blow and snow falls? This week we'll show you how to capture your winter memories and spread some cheer with cards to friends. Kimberly Neddo and Becky Williams start off Winter Week with a layout and card each:

Kimberly

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY by Kimberly Neddo

Supplies: Greenwich Village Paper (35838) - Soho Garden, TriBeCa Paper (35836) - Soho Garden, Scene Cascade (53341) - Thickers, Fabric Bows (85602) - Embellishments, Endless Summer Stitched Ruffled Paper (35646) - Neapolitan, Transparent Letter Stickers Baxter (42254) - Remarks

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WINTER WHITE BEAUTY by Kimberly Neddo

"One of the things I LOVE about all the wonderful Thickers that American Crafts carries is how all the different fonts can be used together to make a fun and playful title. To create the background frame, I used several patterned papers and layered them under the photograph to help this adorable picture of Olivia stand out. If you love to use spray inks too, but just want a few little splatters on your page, simply shake the bottle over your project and random splatters will appear for a fun effect. To add to the title, I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the word "White" on vellum paper for a subtle touch."

Supplies: Dress Gode Paper (35780) - Ready Set Go, Nolita Paper (35835) - Soho Garden, Laughter Lane Paper (35821) - 5th & Frolic, Notebook Punch (KOP-63001) - Knock Outs, Iceplum (42276) - Remarks, Bellarose (85609) - Flower Shoppe, Buttons and Accents (85598) - Embellishments, Printed Chipboard Shapes (85601) - Bits, Tinsel Jade (58706) - Glitter Ribbon, Jingle White (53438) - Thickers, Bliss  Newsprint (683092) - Thickers, Endless Summer Stitched Ruffled Paper (35646) - Neapolitan

Becky

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HELLO WINTER by Becky Williams

Supplies: Bubbles (71722) - Cardstock, Wind Down Paper (35776) - Ready Set Go, 5th & Frolic Large Tags (85599) - Bits, 5th & Frolic Brads (85597) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Letter Stickers (42267) - Remarks, White Journal (53431) - Thickers, Caramel Twine (58510) - Ribbon

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MEETING SNOW by Becky Williams

Supplies: Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle & Co., Christmas (89430) - Ribbon, Sweet Street Paper (35845) - 5th & Frolic, Dreamy Drive Paper (35820) - 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic (76249) - Daybook, Holiberry Diecut Cardstock Shapes (85611) - Bits, 5th & Frolic Sticker Book Accents & Phrases (42266) - Remarks, Iceplum Dimensional Stickers (42276) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Diecut Cardstock Shapes (85600) - Bits, 5th & Frolic Accent & Phrase Stickers (42265) - Remarks

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Silhouette Layout and Card by Jen Chesnick

Giveaway Winner
Congrats to the randomly drawn winner of the packs of AC Cardstock and the $50 Silhouette gift card, Kreateten:

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Jen Chesnick wraps up Silhouette Week with a layout and card:

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HAPPY LITTLE LIFE by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Storytime Street Paper (35804) - 5th & Frolic, Ruffle Crepe Paper (35823) - 5th & Frolic, Sweet Street Paper (35845) - 5th & Frolic, Happy Way (76249) - Daybook, Decorative Tags (85599) - Bits, Chipboard Shapes (85601) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Fabric Stickers (42268) - Remarks, Cardstock Stickers (42265) - Remarks, Accents & Phrases (42266) - Remarks, White (58477) - Premium Ribbon, 6x6 Paper Pad (35827) - 5th & Frolic; Silhouette shapes used: American Crafts Margarita Butterfly Design ID #20364

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HELLO by Jen Chesnick

Supplies: Dreamy Drive Paper (35820) - 5th & Frolic, Cardstock Die Cuts (85600) - Bits, Accents & Phrases (42266) - Remarks, Fabric Stickers (42268) - Remarks; Silhouette shapes used: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Girl Silhouette Design ID #19538

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Silhouette Cards by Sophie Crespy

These three Silhouette-featuring cards were made by Sophie Crespy:

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HELLO by Sophie Crespy

"For this card I created my own Silhouette file playing with the number 2013."

Supplies: Kraft (70464) - Cardstock,Garment District (85606) - Details, Soho Garden Ribbon (84929) - Premium Ribbon, Borders, Accents & Phrases (42273) - Remarks

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U ROCK by Sophie Crespy

"For this one I used my Silhouette to cut the title, the star, and the circle"

Supplies: Eldridge Street Paper (35832) - Soho Garden, West Broadway Paper (35839) - Soho Garden, Borders, Accents & Phrases (42273) - Remarks, 6x6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden

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DELIGHTFUL by Sophie Crespy

"And this is a card designed for the birth of my future niece! I used American Crafts Girl Silhouette file that I placed inside a circle."

Supplies: Charcoal (71421) - Pow!, Memory Lane Paper (35802) - 5th & Frolic, Laughter Lane Paper (35821) - 5th & Frolic, Ready Set Go Value Ribbon Pack (89428) - Ribbon, Paper Leaves (85592 ) - House, 5th & Frolic Brad (85597) - Embellishments

Have you entered the giveaway from Monday for a chance to win AC Cardstock packs and a $50 Silhouette gift card? Enter enter enter!

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Silhouette Layouts by Corrie Jones

Corrie Jones has an awesome pair of layouts made with a Silhouette to share with everyone today!

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Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, West Broadway Paper (35839) - Soho Garden, 6X6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden, Wood Buttons (85575) - Elements, Mini Jewel Brads (85271) - Elements, Fantastic Limeade (53109) - Thickers, Everyday Mediterranean (53393) - Thickers, Goodness White Print (52250) - Thickers, Autumn (42296) - Remarks, Large Decorative Tags (85599) - 5th & Frolic Bits, Bleecker Street (42272) - Remarks, Ribbon (89429) - Soho Garden, Amelia (42359) - Remarks, Chelsea (42270) - Remarks, Letter Stickers (42267) - 5th & Frolic, Camellia (42230) - Remarks, Baxter (42257) - Remarks, Letter Stickers (42234) - Neapolitian, Chelsea (42269) - Remarks

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FALL by Corrie Jones

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Truffle (71504) - Cardstock, Charmed Paper (35780) - Ready Set Go, Field House Paper (85592) - Ready Set Go, Sure Thing (42255) - Remarks, Weekender Mediterranean (53394) - Thickers, Stitched Vellum Embellishments (85593) - Details

More projects are in the works for tomorrow - see you then!

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Silhouette Altered Frame by Patricia Roebuck

Patricia Roebuck is here today to show us in a step-by-step photo tutorial how to make these adorable altered frame using a Silhouette:

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ENJOY THE RIDE FRAME by Patricia Roebuck

Supplies: White (71081) - Cardstock, 6x6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden, Decorative Flowers (77292) - Dear Lizzy, Brads (85597) - Dear Lizzy, Buttons & Accents (85598) - Dear Lizzy, Midtown Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Remarks, Mayfair Adhesive Layered Embellishments (85606) - Details, Bellrose Molded Paper Flowers (85609) - Flower Shoppe, Poppy District Stickers (42273) - Remarks, Field House Paper Leaves Shapes (85592) - Amy Tangerine, Foam Dots (61709) - This to That, Adhesive Dispenser (AM617-11) - This to That, Flower by American Crafts, Design ID #18741 - Silhouette, Flower by American Crafts, Design ID #18742 - Silhouette, Bicycle by American Crafts, Design ID #19531 - Silhouette

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1) This video will show you how I used the Silhouette Studio to change the colors of the print and cut flower design, how I welded my title to a design to create my own unique title, and create an outline around the title with the Silhouette sketch pens.

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2) Now that I have my title and flowers cut and sketched from the Silhouette, I’m going to add different pieces of patterned paper to the back of the title using the Soho 6x6 paper pad.

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3) Once the title is finished, I adhere the cardstock to the acrylic (this frame has acrylic instead of glass, but a glass frame would work as well). Since the frame is larger than 12x12, I added another piece of cardstock, trimmed the end, and lined up the seam as best I could. Next, I start placing the print and cut flowers along with Soho Garden stickers and flowers, 5th & Frolic brads and buttons, and Amy Tangerine leaves. I just laid them out first to decide how I liked the look before adhering anything. As I laid the flowers and embellishments out, I found it was a good idea to put the frame over the design to see what would show and where to place things.

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4) I added one more cut file to this project, the bike. The original design of the bike points to the left. From the menu in Silhouette Studio, I did Object-Transform-Mirror Options-Mirror Right. I used some foam adhesive on some of the flowers and the bike to add a little more dimension.

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5) Once everything was adhered, I put this all into the frame again. For even more dimension, adhere some flowers onto the frame itself.

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6) Hang up your finished project and enjoy! Thanks for taking a look!

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Silhouette Week!

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This week we're partnering up with Silhouette to share how all of the fun American Crafts shapes available to download can be used on your scrapbooking projects! Leah Farquharson starts us off with a layout and card duo:

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LIFE IS 2 SHORT by Leah Farquharson

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LOVE YOU! by Leah Farquharson

Supplies: Snowflake Factory Paper (35864) - Kringle and Co., Charcoal 12x12 Cardstock (71077) - AC Cardstock, Turf 12x12 Cardstock (71567) - AC Cardstock, Graphite 12x12 Cardstock (71076) - AC Cardstock, Smitten Paper (35890) - XOXO, Sweetie Pie Paper (35891) - XOXO, True Love paper (35892) - XOXO, Hugs and Kisses paper (35894) - XOXO, Me & You paper (35894) - XOXO, Kiss paper (35896) - XOXO,  Adore paper (35897) - XOXO, Funny Valentine Paper (35899) - XOXO, Love is in the Air paper (358900) - XOXO, Crimson Jingle (35439) - Thickers, White Everyday (53392) - Thickers, River Rock Fox (53416) - Thickers, Ice Plum (42276) - Remarks, Snowtoes (42275) - Remarks, Printed Ribbon Value Pack (89430) - Ribbon, XOXO Accents and Phrases (42358) - Remarks, XOXO Die cut Shapes (85616) - Bits

It's your lucky day! Here is a chance to win $50 in Silhouette credit and a bunch of AC Cardstock packs!!

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Leave a comment on this post by Friday January 18th letting us know what your favorite kind of shape to cut is and we'll randomly select one winner and announce them with Friday's post. Good luck one and all!

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Signature Series: Kelly Purkey Winners!

So sorry for the long delay announcing the winners of the Signature Series: Kelly Purkey books! They are Nina and Cindy deRosier:

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Please email acstudioblog@gmail.com and we'll send your magazines stat!

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Reveal Week Winners!

We hope you've enjoyed seeing our new CHA winter 2013 collections! Thanks for all your kind and sweet words! Now without further delay, here are the winners of the lines:

The two winners of Lucky Charm are Jenny and Nathalia O.!

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The two winners of My Girl are Elena and April W!

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And the two winners of Yes, Please are: Laura and annette allen!

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Please email acstudioblog@gmail.com and we'll send your boxes as soon as the product arrives in the warehouse! Thanks to all who entered and we'll see you again on Monday - unless you're going to CHA then we'll see you in person at our booths!

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My Girl

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Day 3 of Winter 2013 Reveals Week is full of sweet pastels and lovely details. You are going to love this beautiful, feminine collection - take a look!

Sugar and spice and everything nice is just the beginning of My Girl. A palette of pinks, yellows, light blue, and gray create the adorable backdrop for handwritten type and doodles of flowers, butterflies, strawberries, and speech bubbles. My Girl is a precious collection for young ladies of any age.

This darling line features 12 double-sided patterned papers, plus three new specialty papers with thoughtful details. Handwriting Thickers, a host of various sticker styles, and an adorable Daybook are joined by new embellishments, such as ribbon bows, paper clip fabric yo-yos, and printed wood veneer tags.

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Want to win this adorable line? Leave a comment on this post by tomorrow, January 11th and we'll randomly select TWO winners to receive the ENTIRE My Girl collection (winners will be announced tomorrow)!

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Dear Lizzy, Lucky Charm Reveal and Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 2 of Reveals Week! We have something special today from Dear Lizzy - you will fall in love. Here we go!

Featuring an endearing assortment of charm bracelet icons - flowers, horses, hot air balloons, hearts, and arrows - Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm is a dreamland of color and patterns. Sweet pinks, aqua, yellow, red-orange and cream are grounded with a fun navy blue that make this collection charming. Lucky you.

This inviting collection features 24 patterned papers, plus five specialty papers such as printed vellum and gold metallic ruffle paper. Thickers and stickers abound, with new additions making an appearance including die cut cards. Brilliant!

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Time for another blog hop! Start at Elizabeth's blog, hop along, then come back here and leave a comment on this post by Friday January 11th and we'll randomly select TWO winners to receive the ENTIRE Lucky Charm collection (winners will be announced Friday)!

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Amy Tangerine Yes, Please Reveal and Blog Hop

Yes, PleaseWelcome! We're so excited for today - the start of CHA Winter 2013 reveals! You'll love this brand new collection by Amy Tangerine: Yes, Please! Adventure through city park landscapes with the hand-drawn playfulness of Amy Tangerine Yes, Please. Watercolors accent the canvas, with a pleasing mix of soft and bold hues depicting scenes of the city, nature and that classic Amy Tangerine camera. Paint the town fun with Amy Tangerine Yes, Please.

Twenty-four patterns papers, Thickers, stickers, stamps, and Daybooks are just the base of this lovely and extensive new line. Amy Tangerine Yes, Please also includes new embellishments like wood veneer tags, an embroidery stencil kit, and a calendar stamp unlike anything else. Check it out:

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BONUS: Here a couple of layouts made using the new Amy Tangerine Yes, Please line:

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And a close up of the fabulous stitching made with the stitching kit:

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To celebrate this awesome new Amy Tangerine line, we're having a blog hop!

Make sure you go through each website and check out a dazzling close-up image of new Yes, Please products then leave a comment on Amy's blog and this post by Friday January 11th and we'll randomly select TWO winners to receive the ENTIRE Yes, Please line (winners will be announced Friday)!

AAAAND, the fun just keeps going on - Amy will be posting pictures on her instagram of new projects so be sure to follow her there and visit throughout the day!

Happy hopping - see you real soon!

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CHA Reveal Week!

CHA Winter 2013 is this weekend! Are you going? Make sure to stop by the American Crafts, Pebbles, Crate Paper, and Studio Calico booths and say HI! Stay tuned because tommorrow, Wednesday, and Thursday we'll be debuting our three latest and greatest lines!

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See you bright and early tomorrow!

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December 2012 Design Team Gallery

Boy have we got a bunch of inspiring creations uploaded to the Design Team Gallery this month!

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View them all full-size in the GALLERY!

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Fast & Fabulous Projects by Allison Waken

Weekly Wrap-UpAllison Waken finishes up the week with a layout and card that are simply fabulous and fast to create:

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THANKS CARD by Allison Waken

Supplies: White A7 (71338) - Card and Envelopes, 6x6 Paper Pad (35827) - 5th & Frolic

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HUMILIATED by Allison Waken

Supplies: Vanilla (71041) - Cardstock, Assembly Line Paper (35866) - Kringle and Co, Coal Mine Paper (35856) - Kringle and Co, Holly Mint Accent & Phrase Stickers (42274) - Remarks, Holiberry Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85611) - Bits, Jingle Crimson (53439) - Thickers, Flakey Black (331176) - Thickers, 5th & Frolic Acrylic Stamps (59163) - Stamps

That's all for this week! See you again Monday for a brand new week of fun and inspiration!

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Fast & Fabulous Cards by Diana Waite

You'll love how quickly these cards made by Diana Waite came together:

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THANK YOU CARD by Diana Waite

I was pretty excited to discover that I could stamp on the fabric stickers, I really like that affect!

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35841) - Soho Garden, Bleeker Street Fabric Stickers (42272) - Remarks, Midtown Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) - Remarks, Boho Gold (53422) - Thickers, East Village (89429) - Premium Ribbon, Garden District (59164) - Stamps

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HELLO TODAY CARD by Diana Waite

My favorite element of this card is the typewriter, I just KNEW I had to include it. I really like how it pulls all the elements together and is eye catching.

Supplies: 5th & Frolic Printed Chipboard Shapes (85601) - Bits, 5th & Frolic Accent & Phrase Stickers (42265) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Die Cut Cardstock Shapes (85600) - Bits, 5th & Frolic Fabric Stickers (42268) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads (85597) - Embellishments, 6x6 Paper Pad (35827) - 5th & Frolic

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HELLO CARD by Diana Waite

For this card I assembled all the items on the top piece before I adhered it to the base of the card. It was like working with a mini layout!

Supplies: 6x6 Paper Pad (35790) - Ready Set Go, Today Dates Phrases & Icons (59220) - Roller Date Stamp, Cute Overload Tiny Matte Stickers (42253) - Remarks, Foam Dots (61909) - This to That, Hey There (59224) - Stamps, Sure Thing (42255) - Remarks, Butter Embossing Powder (27138) - Zing!

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Fast & Fabulous Guest Designer: Rebecca Keppel

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Our Fast & Fabulous Week Guest Designer is the talented Rebecca Keppel!

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Short bio: In the beginning of 2005 I was a corporate attorney in San Francisco, but then my daughter was born and I became a stay-at-home-mom for the next 6 years. I started scrapbooking around that time and found the creative outlet a santity saver to say the least! We moved to Arizona and my son was born in 2007. They are the main stars of my scrapbooking show. I love practicing new photography skills on them and then creating layouts with those pictures. I've been blogging for about 4 years now and love sharing projects, ideas, and photos on my blog. I also enjoy card making, creating mini albums, and gifts for friends and family. I generally think of my style as clean with a focus on the photos, but with a definite fun twist. Two of my favorite additions to layouts are machine sewing and typewritten journaling.

How did you get started scrapbooking? A friend told me once I moved out to the suburbs I would have to start scrapbooking. ;) She was right! Once I moved out of the city, had my daughter, and became a stay-at-home-mom, I discovered scrapbooking and started documenting her every move.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? I think it is safe to say that I have a Thickers addiction. I seriously have never met a pack of Thickers that I didn’t love and want to take home.

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MEMORY BOARD by Rebecca Keppel

Altered items seem to take me the longest so to go with the fast & fabulous theme I started with a cute corkboard and quickly turned it into a fun memory or style board using lots of American Crafts embellishments. The layered or detailed embellishments make altering a breeze since they all already come with self adhesive! Just peel and stick!

Supplies: 5th & Frolic Large Tags (85599) – Bits, Soho Garden Bellerose Molded Paper Flowers (85609) – Flower Shoppe, Mayfair Adhesive Layered Embellishments (85606) – Details, Dear Lizzy Brads (85597) – Elements, 5th & Frolic Buttons and Epoxy Accents (85598) - Elements, 5th & Frolic Fabric Fabric and Burlap Bows (85602) – Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Phrase Garland (85603) - Embellishments, Ready Set Go Value Pack (89428) - Ribbon

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ONE SECOND LATER by Rebecca Keppel

It only takes a few minutes to cut a detailed background with an electronic cutting device, but gives a definite wow factor to otherwise simple layouts.

Supplies: Fox White (53415) – Thickers, Soho Garden Layered Chipboard Stickers Midtown (42271) - Remarks, Soho Garden Mayfair Adhesive Layered Embellishments (85606) – Details, Daily Black (53388) – Thickers, Lunch Break Paper ( 35771) – Ready Set Go, High Line Park Paper (35831) - Soho Garden

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HELLO CARD by Rebecca Keppel

Cards are the easiest for me to get done in a short period of time. Staying with a clean & simple style leaves me plenty of time for embellishing and adding homemade touches like sewing. I keep my sewing machine out on my desk so it is accessible and quickly pulled forward for a fast project.

Supplies: Nickel (710720 ) – Cardstock, 5th & Frolic Large Tags (85599) – Bits, Soho Garden Bellerose Molded Paper Flowers (85609) – Flower Shoppe, Soho Garden Mayfair Adhesive Layered Embellishments (85606) – Details, Dear Lizzy Brads (85597) – Elements, 7th and Sunshine Paper (35810) – 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic Phrase Garland (85603) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Buttons and Epoxy Accents (85598) - Elements

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BE TRUE TO YOURSELF by Rebecca Keppel

Designs with lots of white space and a few fun clusters have a big impact and don’t take long to create!

Supplies: West Broadway Paper (35839) – Soho Garden, Soho Garden Layered Chipboard Stickers (42271) Remarks, Fox Gold (53414) – Thickers, 5th & Frolic Stitched Ruffle Strips (85604) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) - Flower Shoppe, 5th & Frolic Layered Embellishments (85605) - Details

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I LOVE YOU by Rebecca Keppel

It is possible to add techniques like stamping and sewing and still get a layout completed in a half an hour! I keep everything I need close by and I make my techniques simple (stamping three stamps placed on one acrylic block in a row, machine stitching a straight border or edge). To add detail I used a gel pen on my stamped images and a different color ink to stamp the mini heart.

Supplies: Nickel (710720 ) – Cardstock, Ready Set Go Hey There (59224) - Stamp Collection, Ready Set Go Layered Embellishments (85591) – Details, Ready Set Go Die Cuts (85589) - Bits, Ready Set Go Decorative Tags (85588) – Bits, Ready Set Go Value Pack (89428) – Premium Ribbon, Everyday White (53392) – Thickers, Daily Sunset (53389) - Thickers

Visit Nicole's blog, follow her on Twitter, and visit her Pinterest boards to learn more about her!

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Pretty Gift Cards Tutorial by Lilith Eeckels

Lilith Eeckels shares how to spruce up gift cards fast and fabulously in a helpful photo tutorial:

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PRETTY GIFT CARDS by Lilith Eeckels

Supplies: Date Night 4 Pack Mini Sketchbook (76232) - Daybook, Nippynose Decorative Tags (85610) - Bits, 6x6 Paper Pad (35827) - 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic Accents & Phrases Stickers (42265) - Remarks, 5th & Frolic Leaf & Feather Layered Embellishments (85605) - Details, 5th & Frolic Wood Buttons & Epoxy Accents (85598) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Fabric & Epoxy Brads (85597) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Burlap Bows (85602) - Embellishments, 5th & Frolic Paper Flowers (77292) - Flower Shoppe, 5th & Frolic Ribbon Value Pack (89427) - Premium ribbon

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1. Gather your supplies!

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2: Prepare the tag. Choose the patterned papers you'd like to use and punch out different shapes. I used scalloped punches and a label punch. Choose the embellishments.

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3. Layer the different punched out shapes and embellishments and add a sentiment sticker.

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4. Stick the tag onto one of the sketchbooks. Place the sketchbook on top of the envelope and use some ribbon to attach the sketchbook to the envelope.

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5. All you have to do now is slip the gift card inside and add a name tag. It's a little gift that is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face!

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Such a fast and fabulous way to make a gift card extra pretty and extra special!

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