Ashley Horton (Blog: Ashley Horton | Instagram: @ashleyhorton75# | Pinterest: @ahorton | Twitter: @ashleymh1675) turned an everyday material into something completely new and functional - check it out and see her step-by-step tutorial so you can create one too!
Supplies: Serendipity (369186) - Summer Breeze, Serendipity (369196) - Liz Lemon, Serendipity (369191) - Good Vibes, Serendipity (369203) - I Heart You, Serendipity (369189) - Lucky Love, Serendipity (369218) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Serendipity (369226) - Premium Ribbon, Serendipity (369217) - Pleather Bows, Serendipity (369215) - Enamel Dots
This Desk Organizer is fun and functional and you could also create a version for your kids' room to store their homework or art supplies!
Experience the enchanting, delightful designs and colors of Serendipity, the newest collection from Dear Lizzy. Capture meaningful moments with the pretty papers and adorable embellishments. Images of cameras, sweet treats, florals, and fun graphic prints are presented in hues of pink, mint, blue, and purple with touches of rose gold. Capture and enjoy life's pleasant surprises with Serendipity! This beautiful collection includes 24 double-sided patterned papers, two convenient paper pads, and two sets of chipboard Thickers. Get creative with five styles of stickers, die-cut paper shapes, watercolor words, wood veneer shapes, and an innovative flower-making die set. Rounding out the collection is a handy sticker roll and gorgeous foil letter stickers.
We hope this collection inspires your creativity! Need some ideas? Our awesome Design Team is going to feature Serendipity on every project this week! Paige Evans (Blog: Paige Evans | Instagram: @paigetaylorevans | Pinterest: @paigeevans | Twitter: @PaigeTEvans) has a sweet Serendipity-filled layout to start this lovely week:
Supplies: Serendipity (369205) - 12x12 Paper Pad, Serendipity (369206) - 6x6 Paper Pad, Foil Letter Stickers (369209) - Thickers, Gold Foil Mini Alpha Stickers (369210), 6x12 Gold Foil Sticker Sheet (369211), Puffy Stickers (369213), Enamel Dots (369215)
How to: Punch hearts from patterned papers, white cardstock, and vellum. Layer the hearts in seven rows across a white cardstock background then stitch across the rows. Punch a couple of photos into hearts and adhere them over a set of hearts. Journal on a white cardstock heart with a pencil and glue it in place. Embellish a few of the hearts with enamel dots, puffy & paper stickers, and a Thickers title.
For a chance to win a Serendipity prize pack leave a comment on this post and tell us your favorite Christmas present you got this year. We'll randomly select a winner and announce them on Friday January 2nd 2015. Good luck one and all!
Time for another round of showcasing projects found on instagram with the hashtag #americancrafts! Find us on instagram at @americancrafts and keep up with fun sneaks and phrases and projects!
Be sure to tag your American Crafts projects with #americancrafts! We love seeing what you're up to!
How to: Type in the numbers 2015 in your die cut machine software and weld them together. Copy the welded numbers, flip them vertically, and weld the two sets together. Once your card shape is cut, fold it in half. Sprinkle with Gold Color Shine. Cut a banner piece from the Stitched 6x6 Paper Pad and place it in between the top and bottom numbers. Use the Shimelle Fitzgerald Thickers to create a New Year sentiment by lining the letters up on the banner. Die cut stars using the Stitched Dies set and adhere them to your card. Finish your card by adding the Celebrate sticker from the Shimelle Accent & Phrase Stickers pack.
Supplies: Dear Lizzy (369181) - Little Things Paper, Dear Lizzy (369184) - XOXO Paper, Dear Lizzy (369187) - One Fine Day Paper, Dear Lizzy (369186) - Summer Breeze Paper, Dear Lizzy (369189) Lucky Love Paper, Dear Lizzy (369191) - Good Vibes Paper, Dear Lizzy (369195) - Razzleberry Paper, Dear Lizzy (369200) - Bright Blueberry Paper, Dear Lizzy (369209) - Royal/Foil Thickers Alpha Stickers, Dear Lizzy (369210) - Gold Mini Alpha, Dear Lizzy (369213) - Puffy Stickers, Dear Lizzy (369216) - Fabric Embellishments Shapes, Dear Lizzy (369222) - Date Stamp Phrase, Cardstock (AM710-81) - White, Cardstock (AM714-17) - Glitter Gold, This To That (AM617-13) - Adhesive, Heidi Swapp (HS00791) - Gold Lame
How to: Use a die cutting machine to cut pennants from patterned paper, glitter paper, and watercolor paper. Use a paint brush to apply watercolor paints to watercolor pennants, set aside to dry. Print two small photos and cut them into a pennant shape. Line up pennants in a graduated fashion and adhere down with repositionable tape (repositionable works best for this because if you make a mistake or need to adjust, you can realign your pieces before permanently gluing them down). With a sewing machine, add machine stitching to the top layer of pennants. Embellish with stickers. Drop a couple drops of gold color shine spray mist down on the bottom left hand and top right hand side corners. Finish by adding date stamp.
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369180) - Cotton Candy paper, (369185) - Hello Beautiful paper, (369186) - Summer Breeze paper, (369187) - One Fine Day paper, (369189) - Lucky Love paper; POW Glitter Paper (POW-71511) - Silver; Cardstock (AC71259) - 12x12 White; This to That (61708) - Double-Sided Tape 0.25"; DIY Shop (DIY-TAG-66641) - Chalkboard Tags, (DIYM-69062) - Chalk Markers/White, (366900) - Mini Stapler; Ribbon (366302) - Baker's Twine; Glittered Styrofoam Balls - FloraCraft
2015 is almost here! In preparation for the start of a New Year we're going to feature layouts, cards, and projects with this theme in mind. Heather Leopard (Blog: Heather Leopard | Instagram: @heatherleopard | Pinterest: @heatherleopard | Twitter: @heatherleopard) has a stunning page to share with everyone today:
Supplies: DIY Shop collection: 369025 - Gold Dot on Vellum Paper, 369060 - Permanent Chalk Markers - Gold, Chalkboard collection – 369079 12x12 Paper Pad, Dear Lizzy Serendipity collection: 369181 – Little Things Paper, 369199 Ooh La La Paper, 369185 Hello Beautiful Paper, 369187 One Fine Day Paper, 369207 – Printed Chipboard Letter Stickers Thickers, 369209 – Printed Foil Letter Stickers Thickers, 369210 – Phrase and Letter Stickers, 369213 – Puffy Stickers, 369215 – Enamel Dots, 369217 – Pleather Bows, 369218 – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes
How to: Using white cardstock as your base, adhere the gold dot vellum paper to the top 1/2 of the page. Adhere the Little Things paper to the bottom 1/2 of the page. Add a 1 1/2" border using the Little Things B side of the paper above the seam. Adhere the gold scallop border over the 1 1/2" border. Stitch the papers along the seams. Hand cut the banners from the Ooh La La paper and adhere to the top of the page. Add a pleather bow in the upper right where the banners connect. Scatter enamel dots like confetti over some of the gold vellum dots. Create a photo mat/frame from coordinating papers, including the gold dot vellum. Cut a chalkboard frame from the Chalkboard paper pad. Journal with a gold pen and embellish to your liking. Add a fun and flirty title by mixing alphas.
We hope you've found some inspiration this week for making your own Christmas cards - we're not quite finished! Ashley Horton (Blog: Ashley Horton | Instagram: @ashleyhorton75# | Pinterest: @ahorton | Twitter: @ashleymh1675) made this pair of holiday cards:
Supplies: Be Merry (368911) - Checking It Twice, Be Merry (368932) - Sticker Roll, Be Merry (368927) -Decorative Tags, Be Merry (368930) - Photo Overlays, Be Merry (368931) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Be Merry (368929) - Wood Veneer
How to: Cut white cardstock at 4.5x11" and fold in half. Randomly adhere several snowflake pieces from the Be Merry Bits pack to the front of your card. Stitch one of the Be Merry photo overlays onto the front of your card using white thread. Add the small snowflake tag over the photo overlay and place a wood veneer snowflake in the center of the tag. Use the Merry Christmas banner piece from the Be Merry Bits pack as the sentiment for your card and stitch it on with white thread. Finish by adding a tag sticker peeking out at the top of your card.
Supplies: Be Merry (368917) - Let It Snow, Be Merry (368911) - Checking It Twice, Be Merry (368931) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Be Merry (368929) - Wood Veneer, Be Merry (368926) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, American Crafts Zing Embossing Powder
How to: Cut white cardstock at 4.25x11" and fold in half. Cut a piece from the Let It Snow patterned paper and tear along the top edge. Adhere to front of card. Add some adhesive above the torn paper edge and then sprinkle with American Crafts Zing Silver Glitter. Add the Santa's List piece from the Be Merry Bits pack and add names using the small alpha stickers from the Accents & Phrase stickers pack. Finish by adding wood veneer Snowflakes.
Have a splendid weekend! See you back here again on Monday!
How 'bout we change things up today and feature a trio of tags! These adorable mementos were created by Heather Leopard (Blog: Heather Leopard | Instagram: @heatherleopard | Pinterest: @heatherleopard | Twitter: @heatherleopard):
Supplies: Be Merry Collection - 368911 Checking it Twice Paper, 368916 Stockings Paper, 368920 Candy Cane Lane Paper, 368926 Accent and Phrase Stickers, 368931 Cardstock Die Cuts; DIY Shop collection - 369055 Gold Twine, 369056 Gold Glitter Tape, 369047 Mercantile Tags; Other: 27451 Gold Zazz! Glitter Glue, 31862 Studio Calico Gold Paper Doilies
How to: Cut your background paper to the width and desired length for your tag and adhere to the tag. I chose a paper with sentiments printed since I was using a die cut that did not include a sentiment. Cut a small gold doily in half and wrap around so the ends meet in the center. Cover the back of the tag with a coordinating paper to cover the doily seams in the back. Wrap the Christmas tree die cut with gold twine to resemble strands of tinsel on a tree. Adhere the tree to the tag and voila!
How to: Cut your background paper to the width and desired length and adhere to the tag. Add gold glitter tape to the top and bottom of the background paper. Add a die cut sentiment over a gold doily and add Gold Zazz! glitter glue for more sparkle.
How to: Cut your background paper to the width and desired length for your tag and adhere to the tag. Add a scallop border to the top and bottom of the background paper. Add a die cut sentiment over a gold doily and adhere to the tag. Top with additional embellishments as you please.