American Crafts

American Crafts Glitter Ribbon | December Blog Hop

It’s that time again to be inspired by our amazing blog hop designers! They’ve taken today’s steal, American Crafts Glitter Ribbon, to the next level! If you’re looking for new and innovative ways to use these ribbons then sit back, relax and be inspired.

Enter to win a $20 gift code:

Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way (including this post). Be this month’s random lucky winner by leaving a comment on one of the eight blogs! So without further delay, here’s the line up:

  1. ScrapbookSteals (You are here—leave a comment!)
  2. Playing with Paper – Julie Evers
  3. In the Cat Cave – Cathy Caines
  4. PaperAndI – Stephanie Dang
  5. Cards by Alice Carman – Alice Carman
  6. Scribblin’ & Scrappin’ – Deb Routledge

You have until 11:59 MT on Sunday, December 16, to make your comment. Have a great time hopping!

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American Crafts Soho Garden

I love what Fall Design Team member Amy Coose has done with today’s steal, the American Crafts Soho Garden collection. It is such a bright and colorful collection, with so many adorable embellishments. She definitely ROCKED it! Get ready to be inspired…

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I was excited to get the American Crafts Soho Garden line to create with for November.  As soon as it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised that it was even better in person.  I used it to create a card and two layouts.
This is the card that I created.  The Bits Layered Tags made creating this card super simple.  I just added some Cardstock Stickers and Layered Embellishments, and it was finished.
I love the amazing patterns in this line.  The yellow made a perfect base for this picture of my baby boy.  The “you are my sunshine” layered chipboard sticker, the layered tag, and some ribbon were all I needed to complete this layout.
I wrote out my journaling on the journaling box that is included on the Cardstock Stickers sheet.
I used another piece of the Soho Garden cardstock as a base for this layout.  I loved that I could write my journaling right on the lines.
I used my cameo to cut out some stars and the title, and accented it with some of the Cardstock Stickers, Layered Chipboard Stickers, and the Fabric Stickers.  How cool is it that you get all those textures in one line??
I really enjoyed using this collection, and the fun patterns, colors, and textures that are included made it the perfect collection for almost any craft project!

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Amy, I love your ideas! This collection is just perfect for your adorable photos. You have certainly inspired me to ‘steal’ today!

Thanks for stopping by everyone and be sure to tune in again on Monday for a new Monday Craft Madness!

American Crafts Chromatics Markers

Stamping and alcohol based markers seem to be all the rage right now in the paper crafting world. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try them out then today’s steal, American Crafts Chromatics Markers, are the perfect opportunity to get your feet wet! Not only is this a fun new steal, but we are treated to the talents of Design Team member Julie Koets. It just doesn’t get better than this!

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I had so much fun working with the Chromatix markers from American Crafts!  Having never used alcohol markers before, I was thrilled with the chance to try them out for my first design team feature.   I loved that the markers are grouped in complimentary shades to take all of the guess work out of it.  With colors that are so intense and vibrant, these markers make coloring fun again! Armed with a set of “grass” and “sapphire” colored markers and the clear blending pen, I set out to experiment and create.  My first project was this fun card featuring some cute little inked critters. 
I also used the markers to color directly on a background stamp.  Because the alcohol inks are quick drying, I worked quickly and spritzed my colored woodgrain stamp with a light mist of water before stamping directly to my paper.  The results give a great watercolor affect and a muted image.
Just in case you’re thinking these markers are only for stamping, check out this layout where I utilized the markers to color my title letters.  I started with plain white die cut letters and used the varying shades of blue markers to make customized letters in varying shades of blue.  I didn’t pay much attention to getting perfect shading, but just colored and blended randomly, resulting in a great “watery” look.
Thanks so much for checking out my projects and be sure to pick up several sets of markers for yourself.  They are great for doodling, coloring, and stamping!

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Thanks so much Julie! Your projects were as fantastic as always. I especially love the way you used the blue markers to make the “wet” letters. Perfect for the summer scrapbooking I haven’t quite finished up.

Thanks for stopping by and we’ll see you next week!

American Crafts Jute and Seasons Ribbon

Fridays are sure exciting around these parts and today Fall Design Team member Amy Coose shows us just how fun it is to wrap up a cute project with today’s steal, the American Crafts Jute and Seasons ribbon.

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I was thrilled to get my hands on the fabulous jute ribbon by American Crafts.  I loved the texture and amazing colors, but my favorite thing about it is how perfect the bows you tie with it look.  Here’s a card I created using the jute in bows.

I also added it to a layout I created.

I also used the jute to create a quick home decor project. I created a framed initial C for my last name.  It was super easy, and I love the added color it brings!
It was super easy to do, and instead of wrapping the jute around the letter C, I actually did something easier, which used way less of the jute. Here is a quick tutorial of how I created it.

I can tell you I will definitely be using that jute again.  It’s a great way to add texture and color to a project.

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Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us Amy! We’re glad to have you as part of our Fall Design Team. Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday! We’ll see you back here on Monday for some Monday Card Madness.

American Crafts Blog Idea Blowout!

If you’re like me you’ll be absolutely exuberant over today’s steal, the American Crafts Brands Archive Spectacular. American Crafts pretty much equals scrappy love. And since Pebbles, Studio Calico and Crate Paper are all also lumped into that awesome umbrella, I think you’ll find saying no to shopping today is going to be a wee bit difficult. Top it off with ScrapbookSteals’ Super Hero Shippers and, well, resistance is futile!

In an effort to spark those ideas and enable a little more purchasing (your husband said it was okay), I’ve put together easy links to some of my favorite blog posts by all four of the American Crafts companies.

Sit back, enjoy, and do a little blog surfing while you try and decide exactly which products you need. (Want isn’t really an issue, we all know it’s a need.)

American Crafts

  • Click here to see a blog post featuring the American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas featuring the American Crafts-Dear Lizzy, Neapolitan collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts Shoreline collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts DIY Thickers.

  • Click here to see ideas using the American Crafts Garden Cafe collection.

Crate Paper

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Restoration collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Pretty Party collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Snow Day Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Collection.

Studio Calico

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico Heyday Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico Take Note Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Studio Calico, Classic Calico Vol. 2 Collection.

Pebbles, Inc.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Let Freedom Ring Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Hip Hip Hooray Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Country Picnic Collection.

  • Click here to see ideas using the Pebbles Mr. & Mrs. Collection.

Wow! If that isn’t quite the smorgasbord of inspiration I don’t know what is!

Have fun shopping today and be sure to join us tomorrow for another amazing project from Design Team member Kerys Sharrock.