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CELEBRATE ALL OF YOUR FUN TIMES

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APRIL 2016


see what’s inside Happy April! We hope you're excited for an entire month filled with creative ideas and inspiration. This issue has projects featuring new products from Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy and Heidi Swapp—we hope you enjoy creating with Better Together, Happy Place and the Mini Minc. Happy crafting!

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HAPPY PLACE

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LIVE COLORFULLY

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MINI MINC™

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BETTER TOGETHER

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PROJECT LIFE®

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APRIL'S TOP PRODUCTS

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Capture delightful moments and good times with Happy Place by Dear Lizzy! This cool collection includes cheerful images of everyday essentials presented in bright shades of pink, aqua, yellow and green. Adorn creative projects with stickers, die-cut phrases, stamps and more! Create foiled pieces with coordinating Minc prints that can be easily customized.


AC Happy Place

Just Say Yes!

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place 12x12 Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place 6x12 Sticker Sheet (#373668) Happy Place Ephemera Pack (#373671) Happy Place Watercolor Die Pack (#373972) Ribbon Paperclips Dimensional Adhesive

1. Cut the Cherry patterned paper to measure 9” x 6.75” (22.86 x 17.14 cm). 2. Cut a strip of Red Plaid patterned paper to measure 3” x 6.75” (7.62 x 17.14 cm), then adhere to the left side of the Cherry paper. 3. Cut a small piece of Red and Pink Dot patterned paper to measure 3” x 1” (7.62 x 2.5 cm). Round your corners with scissors and adhere under your photo on the top left. 4. Cut a strip of Red and Pink Phrase patterned paper to 1” x 8.25” (2.5 x 20.99 cm), then cut ends to make banner piece and adhere to the bottom of the photo. 5. Add sticker phrase and ephemera in the bottom left corner. 6. Adhere the “Say Yes” die to the bottom right of the layout. 7. Tie ribbon onto the paper clips, then attach layout to the chicken wire with the paperclips.

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AC Happy Place

Good Vibes

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place 12x12 Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place 6x12 Sticker Sheet (#373668) Happy Place Glitter Heart Stickers (#373669)) Happy Place Mini Phrase Stickers (#373670) Happy Place Ephemera (#373671) Happy Place Watercolor Dies (#373672) Happy Place Brads (#374020) Dimensional Adhesive

1. Use 12x12 Cactus patterned paper as your background. 2. Cut Green patterned paper to 5” x 12” (12.7 x 30.48) and adhere. 3. Cut Blue Dot patterned paper to 2.5” x 12 (6.35 x 30.48 cm) and adhere under Green patterned paper. 4. Cut Pink Stripe patterned paper to 1”x 12 (2.54 x 30.48 cm) and adhere to layout. 5. Cut two photo frames out of the patterned paper and add photos. Adhere to layout. Add brad in lower corner of the frame. 6. Create a collage of ephemera, add “Good Vibes” sentiment and heart sticker. 7. Adhere the sun ephemera to the top left side of the layout. 8. Cut a strip of Blue patterned paper to 2” x .5” (5.08 x 1.27 cm). Round corners, then add mini phrase sticker to the top right side of layout. 9. Add multi-colored dot stickers to the bottom right using dimensional adhesive.

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AC Happy Place

Live Colorfully

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place Minc Gallery Prints (#373679)

Happy Place 6x12 Stickers (#373668) Heidi Swapp Minc (#31215) Heidi Swapp Reactive Foil - Gold (#369973) Dimensional Adhesive

1. Run gallery print through Minc machine with Gold Foil. 2. Add flower stickers to frame using dimensional adhesive.

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AC Happy Place

Good Vibes & Florals

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place Stamp Set (#373667) Happy Place 12x12 Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place Ephemera (#373671) Happy Place Watercolor Die Cuts (#373672) Happy Place Brads (#374020) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock - Ash (#71078) Vanilla (#71035) Dimensional Adhesive Black Inkpad Ribbon

1. Cut Ash cardstock to measure 5.25” x 8.25” (13.34 x 20.32 cm) and score in the middle. 2. Take the Floral patterned paper and cut it to measure 5.13” x 3.88” (13.01 x 9.84 cm) and adhere to the center of the card. 3. Cut the Vanilla cardstock to 3.88” x 2.63” (9.84 x 6.66 cm) and adhere to the Floral paper. 4. Cut the Pink patterned paper to measure 3.63” x 2.63” (9.20 x 6.66 cm) and adhere to the Vanilla cardstock. 5. Taking care not to ink the stem, use the strawberry stamp to ink the “Good Vibes” sentiment with black ink. Adhere to the Pink patterned paper. 6. Add pinwheel to bottom right corner with dimensional adhesive. 7. Add twine to the top of the card and tie in a knot.

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AC Happy Place

Keepin' It Real

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place 12x12 Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place 6x12 Sticker Sheet (#373668) Happy Place Ephemera (#373671) AC Cardstock - Peach (#71020) Ribbon Dimensional Adhesive

1. Use American Crafts 12x12 Peach cardstock as the background.   2. Cut the Bubble patterned paper to 10.88” x 11.63” (27.62 x 29.52 cm) and adhere to the left side as shown. 3. Cut a strip of patterned paper to .63” x 11.88” (1.58 x 30.16 cm) and adhere next to photo. 4. Cut two strips of patterned paper to .50” x 11.88” (1.27 x 30.16 cm) and adhere as shown. 5. Cut a rectangle out of Pink patterned paper to 3.63” x 5.38” (9.20 x 13.62 cm) and adhere at an angle to the layout. 6. Cut the lined patterned paper to 3.5” x 5.25” (8.89 x 13.33 cm) and adhere to the Pink patterned paper. 7. Layer the ticket and ribbon brad onto the tag from the ephemera pack. 8. Create a bundle of flowers with stickers. Adhere one flower and watermelon using dimensional adhesive.


Mini Minc™ Easily apply colorful foil to projects with the Mini Minc™ Foil Applicator by Heidi Swapp. Choose from pre-designed embellishments, prints and party supplies or create your own designs! Add dazzling elements to creative projects in just a few easy steps. Display your creativity with the convenient Mini Minc.


Heidi Swapp Mini Minc™

Capture Life

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place 12”x12” Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place Stickers (#3736688) Minc Gallery Prints (#373679) Minc Reactive Foil - Teal (#69980) Mini Minc 6” Foil Applicator (#312015) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – Pool (#71069) Fountain (#71510) Twine

1. Add foil to “Capture Life” gallery print using the Minc. 2. Layer cardstock and patterned paper using dimensional adhesive. 3. Embellish card with stickers and twine.

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Heidi Swapp Mini Minc™

Marvelous Notebook

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place Stickers (#373668) Happy Place Minc Gallery Prints (#373679) Happy Place Ephemera (#373671) Happy Place Die-Cut Phrases (#373672) Mini Minc 6” Foil Applicator (#312015) Minc Reactive Foil - Gold (#69975) Hot Pink (#70137) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – Peach (#71020) Twine, Embroidery Floss, or Tassels Notebook Adhesive

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1. Add pink and gold foil to gallery prints using Mini Minc. 2. Layer cardstock and patterned paper using adhesive. 3. Embellish notebook with ephemera, stickers, and/or tassels.


Heidi Swapp Mini Minc™

Let's Be Adventurers

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Happy Place 12x12 Paper Pad (#373663) Happy Place Stickers (#373668) Happy Place Minc Gallery Prints (#373679) Happy Place Brads (#374020) Happy Place Ephemera (#373671) Happy Place Heart Stickers (#373669) Minc Reactive Foil - Gold (#69975) Mini Minc 6� Foil Applicator (#312015) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) Ribbon

1. Minc gallery print with gold reactive foil. 2. Layer cardstock and patterned paper with adhesive dots. 3. Embellish card with stickers, ephemera, and ribbon.

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Capture joyful life moments with Better Together, the new everyday collection by Amy Tangerine featuring her signature watercolor style and handwritten words and quotes. Bold patterns and graphics are presented in eye-catching, playful hues of blue, red, yellow, orange and pink. Add an element of fun with products that feature florals, food items, bikes and more!


AC Better Together

All the Good Vibes

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Better Together 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#373985) Better Together Stickers (#373991) Better Together Die Cut Shapes (#373993) Better Together Clear Stickers (#373990) Better Together Rotary Phrase Stamp (#373996) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61079) We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punchboard (#662530) American Crafts Cardstock – White (#71081) Sunflower (#71038) Black Ink Pad Adhesive Twine

1. Use AC 12x12 (30.48 x 30.48 cm) White and Sunflower cardstock and cut to 5 ½ x 4 ¼” (13.98 x 10.80 cm). 2. Use papers from the Better Together collection and cut to 5 ¼ x 4” (2.16 x 1.58 cm). Adhere onto cardstock. 3. Use patterns from the Better Together Collection and cut to 2 ¾ x 3 7/8” (6.70 x 9.84 cm) and adhere on top of the previous paper. 4. Cut a scalloped edge just under the previous cut on the Happy Mail card and stamp various phrases to the yellow paper on the Happy Mail card. 5. Attach clear stickers, die cut shapes and stickers to the cards using dimensional adhesive. Then attach twine to the Good Vibes card. 6. Make 5 ½ x 5 ½” (13.98 x 13.98 cm) envelopes using the 1-2-3 Punchboard and Better Together papers. 7. Adhere the “Love” and “P.S. I Love You” stickers to the envelope flaps. AMERICANCRAFTS.COM

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AC Better Together

Paper Flower Wreath

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Better Together 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#373985) Glue Gun Wreath Form Ribbon

1. Using a variety of Amy Tangerine papers, cut multiple flowers in varying sizes. 2. Layer the flowers to create dimension. 3. Place flowers onto wreath form and adhere using glue gun. 4. Hot glue ribbon around the wreath form and tie at the top. 5. Tie a bow out of the ribbon and glue to the bottom of the wreath.

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AC Better Together

We're Better Together

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Better Together 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#373985) Better Together Ephemera (#373993) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – White (#71081) Sunflower (#71038) Frame Adhesive

1. Use white cardstock as background. Cut to fit width and length of the frame. 2. Cut strips of the Amy Tangerine 12 x 12 papers to fit the length of your frame. Use scissors to cut a scalloped edge. 3. Layer the scalloped strips across the length of the white cardstock. 4. Mount 4 x 6 photo onto the white cardstock and adhere to the lower left side of the frame. 5. Cut the Sunflower cardstock into a sun shape. Mount the “Let’s Go” die-cut on top and adhere. 6. Attach additional die-cut shapes to the project.

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AC Better Together

Love Today

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Better Together 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#373985) Better Together Stickers (#373991) Better Together Clear Stickers (#373990) Better Together Die Cut Shapes (#373993) Better Together Rotary Phrase Stamp (#373996) Better Together Thickers You + Me (#373989) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – Flamingo (#71035) Black (#710824) White (#71081) Adhesive Sequins Stamp Pad

1. Use American Crafts 12x12 (30.48 x 30.48 cm) Black cardstock as the background. Cut 0.25" (0.63 cm) off of all four sides of the eyeglasses paper. Mount on top of the black cardstock. 2. Cut an 8 ½ x 6 ¾” (21.60 x 17.14 cm) sheet of the white with black polka dots paper. Cut a 7 ¾ x 5 ½” (19.70 x 13.98 cm) sheet of the Black cardstock and adhere on top of the previous paper. 3. Cut a 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ (12.06 x 15.25 cm) piece of Flamingo cardstock and mount onto the polka dot paper. Cut 4 x 6” (10.16 x 15.25 cm) photo and attach onto the Flamingo cardstock. Adhere to the lower right of the layout. 4. Cut 8 pennants using the black with white polka paper in pennant shapes in varying sizes. Cut 8 more slightly smaller pennants using the White cardstock and attach to layout using the stapler. 5. Attach clear stickers, die cuts, stamped words and date onto the pennants. 6. Place the Thickers “Love”, “Today” and the heart shapes onto the layout.

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AC Better Together

Paper Pennants

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Better Together 12 x 12 Paper Pad (#373985) Better Together Ephemera (#373993) Better Together Thickers You + Me (#373989) American Crafts This to That Dimensional Dots (#61709) American Crafts 12 x 12 Cardstock – Sapphire (#71074) Straws Ribbon Adhesive

1. Use Better Together papers as the background. Cut pennants to 8” x 11 ½” (20.32 x 29.21 cm). 2. Cut second pennant about ½” (1.27 cm) smaller than the first pennant using the Sapphire cardstock. 3. Use Better Together papers to cut a pennant about ½” (1.27 cm) smaller than the last pennant. Layer all three using adhesive. 4. Cut strips of the paper with blue stripes to ½” (1.27 cm) wide by 4” (10.16 cm) long and attach with stapler to the top right and left corners of the pennants as a tab. 5. Attach the die cuts to the pennants using dimensional adhesive. 6. Add Thickers on each pennant to spell “Better Together”, “Friends, Hugs, Cheers” and “I Love Today.” 7. Attach ribbons to hang pennants.

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new core kits

from Amy Tangerine and Dear Lizzy Easily create beautiful, on-trend memory books with new Project Life速 Core Kits. These two exclusive Core Kits offer a variety of designer cards featuring fun, pre-printed designs in bright, bold colors. Create heartfelt projects that will last a lifetime with the new Happy Place and Better Together Core Kits by Project Life.


Project Life速

Yes to Adventure

Supplies: Project Life Corner Rounder (#937405) Project Life Happy Place Core Kit (#380667)

1. Round the corners of your photos. 2. Place photos and 4x6 Title Card into the page protector. 3. Add journaling to two 3x4 journaling cards. Add to layout. 4. Fill remaining spots with 3x4 cards.

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Project Life®

Adventures Together

Supplies: Project Life Better Together Core Kit (#380666) Project Life Variety Photo Pocket Pages (#208079) Project Life Corner Rounder (#937405) American Crafts Black Precision Pens 5-pack (#623834)

1. Select one 4x6 (10.16 x 15.24 cm) Journaling Title Card and place into upper left space in the photo sleeve. 2. Select four 3x4 (7.62 x 10.16 cm) Journaling Cards and place into the middle spaces of the photo sleeve. 3. Choose three photos measuring 4”x 6” (10.16 x 15.24 cm) and place into the upper right and lower row of the photo sleeve. 4. Add journaling to the 3x4 (7.62 x 10.16 cm) cards using a Precision Pen.

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EDITOR'S PICKS:

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Create colorful, creative projects with AC Cardstock. These high-quality sheets are perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking, school projects and DIY projects. Craft eye-catching, innovative projects with the selection of AC Cardstock.

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Capture fun & sunshine with Happy Place embellishments by Dear Lizzy. Delightful brads, die-cut phrases, and cardstock shapes are the perfect way to complete any creative project. Easily add a touch of color and style with Happy Place! (#373671, 373672, 374020)

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Get smooth, precise cuts with Cutup craft scissors! A comfort-grip handle ensures a comfortable experience for scrapbooking, cardmaking and DIY projects. (#64200, 64201)

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Add the perfect finishing touch with Better Together accent stickers by Amy Tangerine. These cute stickers are ideal for planners, cards and much more. Trendy foil elements offer a fun look! (#373990)

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Create one-of-a-kind decorations, party favors, gifts and more with the 1-2-3 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers! The 1-2-3 Punch Board allows you to make projects in over 250 different shapes and sizes. Create envelopes, boxes and bows with this 3-way punch and scoring tool. (#662530)

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The We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse helps you add pockets to hold memorabilia, glitter, wood veneer, keepsakes and much more! Customize your project further with waterfall sleeves and custom pockets. The tool includes a fusing tip, cutting tip, ruler stencil and a convenient stand. (#662532)

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Celebrate 10 years of convenient and colorful Thickers! Thank you for a decade of creativity—we're so grateful for your love and loyalty to these essential crafting pieces. Whether you use them for scrapbooking, cardmaking or DIY projects, Thickers are the perfect crafting companion.

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