Supplies: Amy Tangerine Finders Keepers 12x12 Paper Pad (340230), Today Phrases (FKTH-40234) - Thickers, Puffy Stickers (340237), Stamped Mylar Flair (340246), Transparent Stickers Accents & Phrases (340235), Puffy Stickers (340237); Cardstock (AM710-81) - White, Sticky Thumb (ST340261) - Adhesive Runner and Refill Permanent Solid
How to: Use a Silhouette to die cut a background of 5 X's out of white cardstock paper, set aside. Use a paper trimmer to trim patterned papers into strips, adhere patterned paper strips to your X background, and use scissors to trim off excess pieces. Cut small triangle shapes to fill up the center of each X shape, and adhere down. Once X background design is complete, adhere onto a 12x12 piece of white cardstock paper. Use a sewing machine and white thread to stitch down. Sprinkle navy ink across the page. Print a 6x4 photo and trim to fit into the center of design; use adhesive to adhere down. Finish page by adhering Thickers and stickers.
Short bio: Hi! My name is Gina Lideros and I am so excited to be back for a third term on the American Crafts Design Team! I have been married to my husband Frank for 17 years (this November) and we have two kids ages 16 and 13. We live in sunny California with our 3 fur babies (dogs). We love to enjoy the outdoors and like to go camping and biking. I have been scrapbooking since 1997 and have been fortunate to work with a lot of great companies and meet some awesome friends.
Favorite thing to scrap: My favorite thing to scrap is my family, nieces, everyday life, and my dogs.
Favorite American Crafts product: My favorite American Crafts product is patterned paper, I love it!
5 fun facts:
1. My favorite season is fall, the more pumpkin flavored things the better!
2. I'm addicted to the ID channel and true crime shows.
3. My favorite food is sushi - I could eat it everyday.
4. I love the smell of fresh, clean laundry and the way it scents up the house.
5. The comfier the better - you can usually find me in sweatpants.
Thanks so much for stopping by and getting to know our new team! Come back next week for a brand new round of inspiring projects! Have a fabulous weekend!
Supplies: Amy Tan Rise and Shine (70009), Amy Tan Rise and Shine Thickers Stickers Gold Foil (70027), Shimelle True Stories (370718), Poolside Chipboard (683780), Poolside Cardstock Stickers (683781), DIY Shop 3 bobby pins, Gold Tags, and also Gold enamels
How to: I’m so excited that finally I can be American Crafts Designer Team, again so excited and so honoured! So this post will be my 1st post about my layout that I created using American Crafts collections. This time I play with heart gold vellum that you can find it at DIY Shop 3 as my background. Some of you may confused how to used it as background. It's easy! Before you paste your vellum in white cardstock as background, all you have to do is finish your layout in the vellum. I do some layering around the photo of me and hubby who enjoy my coffee time at Bali – Indonesia. I chose to paste my photo right in the middle of the page and surround it with pretty little details such as chipboard, some of coffee cups (I did some fussy cutting) and made the big title using gold Thickers. After you finish decorating your photo, time to use American Crafts Clear Sticky Thumbs Glue. Paste some right in the middle of the page. For the edge of the vellum, I chose to give just lil bit glue behind the heart texture, not to much again just lil bit. Right after that just paste into white cardstock and voila you will love your final result.
Short bio: New mom, 29, from Indonesia and wedding photographer. In love with scrap world since 2009 start it in digital one and decided to play with the paper and glue. I love white, yellow, and coffee! I enjoy to capture my daily life and love to document it! I don't want to miss single thing because happy or sad I do really want to share it with my son. So we can remember it when we are old.
Favorite thing to scrap: Washi tapes, enamel dots, wood veneers, ephemera, and patterned papers.
Favorite American Crafts product: I love the tape from sticky thumb collection especially the roller one. I always falling in love with the embellishments! You can say I'm the queen of embellishment! Love to use it more in every single project! Plus I love bright patterned paper in every single collection by AC!
5 fun facts:
1. I hate cat and gekko. I do have some phobia with animals.
2. I don't like taking a shower.
3. I always hate horror movie, I prefer cartoon.
4. I always order same menu which is so boring!
5. I love wearing colorful blazer, yellow, red, you name it!
One more spotlight is scheduled for tomorrow - see you then!
Nancy Damiano (Blog: Nancy Damiano | Instagram: @nancydamiano | Pinterest: @nancydamiano | Twitter: @DamianoNancy | Facebook: Nancy Damiano) was our guest designer just last week and now we're so excited to officially have her on our team!
Supplies: Finders Keepers (340324) Bright Eyes Patterned Paper, Finders Keepers (340320) Field Trip Patterned Paper, Cardstock (71081) 12x12 White, Finders Keepers (340233) Follow Alphabet Thickers, Finders Keepers (340234) Today Thickers, Finders Keepers (340243) Printed Cardstock and Acetate Shapes with Gold Foil, Finders Keepers (340235) Clear Stickers, Finders Keepers (340238) Rub-On Transfer Sheet, Finders Keepers (340231) 6x6 Paper Pad, Finders Keepers (340237) Puffy Stickers
How to: Start by creating the base of your page. Cut 1" off a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock and place on blue patterned paper. Use a ruler to draw a vertical line on the left side of your base. Place a long title using the Follow alpha Thickers along the line. Remember to leave a gap for the script horizontal Follow Thickers. Draw a horizontal line that intersects the long title and place the white Follow thickers title. Next, glue down a sheet of 6x6 patterned paper in the intersecting corner of the title. Layer the photo and pineapple square. Transfer the pink rub on just below where the journaling will sit to highlight the area. Tuck the journaling card and glue down. Transfer two dotted lines of rub on transfer just below the pink rub on and just following the "here we go" title. Add two puffy arrow stickers to highlight the dotted lines and one aqua clear sticker to the bottom right hand corner.
Short bio: I live in New Jersey with my husband, son, and a gaggle of nieces and nephews that I adore. They are a big part of our lives. I love a good story and good design. I have a passion for the color aqua, Disney World, and anything paper + craft. I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember. I learned long ago that the best things are handmade!
Favorite thing to scrap: A mix of everyday life and moments. It’s more about the story for me. If I have something to say, I scrapbook it.
Favorite American Crafts product: Without a doubt, the 6x6 paper pads. I love using bits and pieces of pattern in my layouts. Neutral backgrounds with pops of color is my favorite design aesthetic. The American Crafts 6x6 paper pads deliver on both.
5 fun facts:
1. I love the color aqua. Like really love it. My home, clothing, nails, shoes... are covered in it.
2. When I was little, I liked to make things with my hands. Latch hook rugs, cross stitch, paint-by-numbers, macramé – I loved them all.
3. I’ve never been to a concert because I don’t have the attention span to watch someone sing. Musicals make me shudder.
4. I know everyone in my local Dunkin Donuts by name. Twice a day every day, I stop for a latte. It’s an expensive habit I’m trying to break, but I need my Dunkin’!
5. I am a total Disney freak. I’ve been 12+ times to Disney World and I never ever get tired of it. That place is pure magic.
Get ready to be stunned by Nancy's layouts, cards, projects, and more(!) over the next six months!
Supplies: Finders Keepers (340341) – Magnify, Finders Keepers (340336) – Lost & Found Transparency, Finders Keepers (34023) – Keen, Finders Keepers (340234) – Today Phrases Thickers, Finders Keepers (340235) – Transparent Stickers, Documentary (340199) – Snapshots Black Foam Thicker Phrases, Documentary (340198) – Noted Cork Alpha Thickers
How to: Start with a piece of 12x12 white cardstock for the base of the layout. Using another piece of white cardstock, cut strips slightly larger than your circle punch. Punch holes across these strips, then adhere them to the white base and machine stitch the edges. Use a variety of patterned paper circles, stickers, Thickers and other embellishments to fill in the negative circle spaces. Using foam adhesive, adhere the photo. Embellish with stamps or stickers. Adhere the title. Add journaling strips and other finishing touches.
Short bio: Hello there! My name is Jennifer and live in Iowa with my husband Adam and two kids, Keira (6) and Connor (3). I work full time as a Quality Improvement nurse, but after the kids are in bed you can usually find me scrapping. I primarily create 12x12 layouts and pocket pages. I have been scrapbooking since 2006 and literally cannot imagine my life without it! Other than scrapbooking, I love to cook and practice my photography. I can't function without coffee and I have an embarrassing typewriter obsession. I am excited and honored to be designing for American Crafts, this is truly a dream come true!
Favorite thing to scrap: It's a tie between pocket pages and 12x12 scrapbook pages
Favorite American Crafts product: The embellishments - American Crafts has such unique and detailed ones in all their lines.
5 fun facts:
1. I have been a nurse for 10 years and am currently pursuing my Master's degree.
2. I collect typewriters and have seven!
3. I would rather be inside than outside.
4. Next year we are going on an Alaskan cruise; I am so excited!
5. The sewing machine I use for scrapbooking was given to me by my grandmother and originally purchased in 1986.
Be on the lookout for more of Jen's amazing creations for the next six months!
We have a few giveaway winners to announce!
The winner of a DIY Shop 3 prize is Maren!
The winner of a HALLOWEEN prize pack is Sandi Pressley!
And the winner of a Shimelle CHRISTMAS MAGIC prize is Julie F!
Be sure to visit Shimelle's blog to see if you're a winner over there :)
Emails have been sent to the winners - thank you everyone for taking the time to comment!
Today we're so excited to announce our October 2015 - April 2016 American Crafts Design Team!
We'll be featuring a new layout from each of these talented ladies this week (and amazing new projects for the next six months!), so stay tuned and come back tomorrow to get inspired!
Prepare for the spookiest time of year with a great assortment of Halloween products from American Crafts! Stock your shelves with party essentials, DIY decor and more. Trendy designs will inspire lots of ghoulish fun. Celebrate fall fun with the pretty palette of pumpkin orange, midnight black with accents of purple and green. This line is sure to be a scream for all your Halloween projects and parties!
If you love it and want to win a spooky prize pack for yourself, leave a comment telling us what you would make with this ghoulish collection! We'll choose a winner on Tuesday, October 6th.
Congrats to the winner of a Halloween prize pack, jengd!
It was so fun to read your costume plans for Halloween - got lots of ideas brewing :)
Supplies: Halloween (340370) - Dimensional Stickers, Halloween (340390) - Buttons, Halloween (340389) - Brads, Halloween (340378) - Adhesive Layered Embellishments, Halloween (340374) - Adhesive Ribbon Bows, Halloween (340363) - Washi Tape Black & White Stripe/Orange & Black Star, Halloween (340371) - Doily Die-Cuts Spider Web 5", Halloween (340384) - Tags Journaling, Thickers (370553) - Rootbeer Float Foam Letter Stickers, Cardstock (AM71-793) - White Smooth
How to: Paint orange watercolor across a white cardstock background, set aside to dry. Adhere large doily spider webs to page. Flick black spray ink across the page. Spell the the word "Halloween" with black thickers across the page in a sporadic fashion. Print two small wallet sized photos, set aside. Adhere journaling tag to bottom right hand side of page, next to spider web. Tear off a small strip of washi and adhere to bottom of tag. Adhere small photo on top. Adhere second photo to top left hand side of page. Use a journaling pen to add journaling to right hand side of page. Use a sewing machine to add a straight stitch across thickers. Finish by embellishing page with buttons, 3d stickers, brad, and bow.
Come back really soon because we'll be revealing this collection so you can see everything that's in it!
Happy first day of October! It'll be 2016 before we know it! We're continuing Halloween Week with a pair of creepy cards by Paige Evans (Blog: Paige Evans | Instagram: @paigetaylorevans | Pinterest: @paigeevans)
How to: Drop India ink across a white cardstock card base then stitch a "#" across the front using black thread. Place a Halloween-themed embellishment in each section to create a 3x3 grid of fun!
How to: Watercolor orange, yellow, and gray across a vanilla cardstock card base and let it dry. Place a spider web doily in the center then embellish with stickers, brads, and buttons.