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ISSUE 14 - MAY 2015

four fun & free sketches to die for: My Favorite Things

inspiration: Paper House


We hope you enoy this issue of CREATE magazine. Bringing you this free publication is our ongoing way of saying “thanks” for shopping with us at scrapbookgeneration.com and the Springfield store. This issue, there are two featured manufacturers. • Paper House • My Favorite Things Now through May 22, take 10% off all items by Paper House and My Favorite Things at scrapbookgeneration.com. (No coupon code needed. Discount shows at checkout.)

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don’t forget to

remember something aboutme

a letter from the editor

In 2006, I created a year-long album kit club called "Remember Me" for SG customers here in Springfield. The idea was to create an entire album about the person who usually gets the least coverage in a scrapbook -- yourself. Early on, many of the club members learned a hard lesson. They had few photos of themselves. It was an eye-opener, and something they set about correcting. Over the course of the year, we hosted a couple of Sunday afternoon get-togethers so that we could all see the progress others were making on their albums. It was thrilling to see the pages, and to hear how happy people were about what they were accomplishing. The idea of making an album about yourself is nothing new. And none of the topics I used were earth-shakingly original. So why bother? Because seeing all the creative design ideas and researching all the cool topics does absolutely no good if you don't actually DO something with them. When we did "Remember Me" all those years ago, I fully intended to create an album along with everyone else. I even had grand ideas about doing more than the 12 layouts! But I didn't do even one. I never felt like I had enough time. I DID strongly encourage my mother to complete her album, and she did, with some help from my sister Karin and I. I can't tell you how glad I am that she made all those layouts about herself. Her "Remember Me" album is something Karin and I treasure. For National Scrapbook Day the first of this month, we hosted a six-day “Remember Me” challenge on the SG blog. For six days, I shared a topic (and an alternate), either fact-based or feeling-based. I posted my layout (like the one on this page), and provided a free sketch to download, plus ideas for photos and journaling. If you missed out, you can still join in by starting with the April 27 blog post (NSD

Challenge, Day One...Remember Me) at scrapbookgeneration.com. Of all the things we’ve done as a business recently, this elicited the most positive response. Everyone who called or emailed or stopped by was so appreciative and so enthusiastic about “Remember Me.” I think no matter what age we are or what our circumstances, we long to be good memories for the ones we will leave behind. Completing my six layouts for the challenge gave me a huge sense of accomplishment. I documented some things that I had been thinking about for years. This month, I challenge you to create a layout (or six!) about yourself. Do it for others, but most of all, do it for yourself.

Debbie Sanders

REMEMBER ME CHALLENGE...DAY ONE

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contents MAY 2015

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Wild Card

The CREATE team members show eight clever ways to use 3x4 and 4x6 cards for maximum eyeappeal.

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Sketch Support

Design expert Allison Davis shows how to get five distinctive looks from her free onepage sketch for May.

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Paper House

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My Favorite Things

Design team members of this popular brand share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 28 beautiful projects.

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On the Move

Sketch artist Debbie Sanders and members of the CREATE team use a two-page sketch with plenty of design action.

8 party time with lindsey • 22 sketch anatomy •

The company’s creative team members share their die and stamp expertise in a series of cards.

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Color Challenge

Real World

Meet Nicole Bingaman. She shares how scrapbooking has impacted her life, and the challenges the hobby brings.

SG’s talented CREATE team takes on color, by making beautiful layouts inspired by six color swatches.

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Themebusters

The broad themes of travel and of birthdays deliver all kinds of scrapbook layout possibilities for the CREATE team.

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Readers Gallery

Scrapbook Generation fans from all over the globe show their interpretations of recent SG sketches.

enge • 227 journaling challenge • 243 cards & tags • 257 altered creations


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER

THIS IS WHAT AWESOME LOOKS LIKE by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; die-cut title, stars, “hello” arrow: Paper House; kraft circles: Jillibean Soup; glitter circles: Pebbles; wood star: Simple Stories; word stickers: Authentique, My Mind’s Eye, Paper House; enamel dots: Simple Stories; star punch: EK Success; corkboard stars: American Crafts; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic.

Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE is published every other month by Scrapbook Generation, Inc. and is available as a free download. Contact us at: 330 E Battlefield, Suite C Springfield, MO 65807 417-886-0440

Feedback and comments can be sent to debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com.

SG

Manufacturers interested in advertising in CREATE should contact karin@scrapbookgeneration.com.

Any company interested in having its design team featured in CREATE should contact debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com.

All rights reserved. All Scrapbook Generation sketches are for personal use only and are not to be used for kits, clubs, workshops or for resale in any manner. The sketches should not be copied, duplicated, or transmitted by any electronic means.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

allison davis

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

CREATE TEAM • Lindsey Amschler • Wendy Antenucci • Christy Arthur • Estrella Barba • Lindsay Bateman • Ruth Bonser • Stacia Brandt • Laurie Danielle • Victoria Freeze • Penny Grimsley • Katrina Hunt • Noey Hunt • Diane Iversen • Lynette Jacobs • Mary Ann Jenkins • Rebecca Keppel • Tasha Key • Moon Lee • Suzanna Lee • Monique Liedtke • Cynthia Llorens • Jennie McGarvey • Juliana Michaels • Julie Mowen • Latrice Murphy • Jowilna Nolte • Colleen O’Keefe • Erin Reed • Heather Robertson • Karin Rush • Steffanie Seiler • Irit Shalom • Nikki Sivils • Denise Storck • Glenda Viljoen • Missy Whidden


available now at PaperHouseProductions.com

three new collections - available July 2015


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ready for

party

time

by Lindsey Amschler

GIFT BAG: Cut and layer patterned papers and cardstock and adhere to bag front. Adhere film reel and film strip ribbon to bag. Adhere sentiment stickers to bag. Layer and adhere stickers, sequins and small embellishments around bag. Dye ribbon and tie to the bag handle. CARD: To make a clapperboard card, start by folding a piece of black cardstock to create the card base. Cut two additional strips of black cardstock. Cut small strips of white cardstock and adhere to black cardstock. Adhere one of the strips to the top of the card base and adhere the second strip at angle on the top of the card. Embellish card with a sentiment and stickers. SNACK CONTAINER: Cut a small container with white cardstock using a die-cut machine. Cut strips of red cardstock and adhere to container. Adhere stickers to the front. Cut a star shape from gold foam and adhere to paper straw. Adhere sticker and sequins, and fill container with popcorn. SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: Paper House, KaiserCraft, Tim Holtz;

cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts, Neenah; stickers: Paper House; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; film reel: Basic Grey; film strip ribbon: Tim Holtz; foam: Darice; ribbon: Hug Snug; stapler: Tim Holtz; ink: Ranger; stamps: Tim Holtz; die cut machine: Cricut; other: paper straw, gift bag, tissue paper.

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collections available July 2015 view all of our collections at PaperHouseProductions.com


card wild

with the create team

Cards in packs. Cards on sheets. Cards everywhere! They’re so cute...and definitely hard to resist. But what to do with all of them?! Do nothing and keep them plain? That works. But how about kicking them up a notch, like we asked members of the SG CREATE team to do.

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fun ................. techniques ahead


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Instead of leaving them plain, enhance 3x4 ‘project life’ cards with cut-outs, punches, and other accents. Don’t forget about using stamps and stitching, too.

ONE • On the green ‘project life’ card, I added a camera cut from cardstock. TWO • I added additional accents - the adventure and go cardstock. THREE • I stitched around the gold heart. FOUR • On the pink card, I placed some scalloped stickers on top of each other for a layered look. FIVE • I layered the ‘this way’ cutout over yellow arrows, then added text for the date and place. SIX • For the last card, I punched the number 3 out and layered it with photos and journal paper.

create team • christy arthur • missouri • her blog

smiles so big

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Crate Paper; embroidery floss: Bazzill; punch: Marvy Uchida; pen: Sharpie.

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Use coordinating 3x4 cards to form a collage-style mat for a photo. Find the perfect spot for the grouping, then cluster title, journaling and embellishments for a quick and easy page.

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ONE • Two cards on a cut-apart sheet worked perfectly with my photo (plaid and never grow up). TWO • Since I love layers, I found other cards with coordinating colors...blue, unforgettable, and yellow stripe. THREE • Next, I created a grouping for my photo. I wanted the plaid to be more visible, so I cut it in half so it extended above and below. FOUR • I adhered the cards with my photo on top before attaching the unit to the page. That let me move it around to find the best spot.

create team • colleen o’keefe • wisconsin • her blog

a dog & his boy

Patterned paper: Scraptastic; cardstock: American Crafts; 3x4 and 4x6 cards: Scraptastic; letter stickers: American Crafts; flair: Scraptastic; rubons: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Scraptastic, Teresa Collins; wood and enamel arrows: Pinkfresh Studios; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Momento.

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Try a new page formula...three cards, two photos. There are several ways to arrange this combination. Simply find the one that is the most appealing to you.

ONE • Choose three to four 3x4 or 4x6 cards for your layout, as well as a 3x4 photo and a 6x4 photo. TWO • Next, arrange photos and cards on the page, staggering them in an appealing manner. (The ‘click’ card is actually a 4x6 -- I covered half with a 3x4 photo). THREE • To make the cards stand out I used a black pen around the edges. FOUR • I layered the die-cut over a card and stitched it down. I did the same with my title. FIVE • I added stitching, and stickers with 3-D adhesive.

create team • latrice murphy • illinois • her blog

south haven michigan

Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; cards: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; mists: Studio Calico; pen: Tombow.

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Fool the eye by splitting 3x4 or 4x6 cards into two pieces. Added to the top and bottom of other elements, they give the illusion that you’ve used a much larger piece of paper.

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ONE • It’s easy to give the illusion of a longer strip or block of patterned paper by cutting a 3x4 card in half. TWO • Adhere the two portions to the top and the bottom of the layout, instantly creating the look of a larger piece of paper. THREE • Layer and adhere two other 3x4 or 4x6 journaling cards on the page, along with a few coordinating pieces of patterned paper, to create a colorful background for your photo.

create team • lindsey amschler • missouri • her blog

home sweet home

Patterned paper: Graphic 45, Project Life; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Graphic 45; photo overlay: Crate Paper; chipboard: Graphic 45, Studio Calico; wood veneer: My Mind's Eye; buttons: October Afternoon; rub-ons: Tim Holtz, enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; ink: Ranger, pen: Uniball; stencil: Tim Holtz; die: Tim Holtz.

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Use a single 12x12 sheet of 3x4 cards paper as the background, journaling block, and title for a layout. It’s a time-saver and money-saver all rolled into one.

ONE • I created a layout about my daughter, and decided to use ‘project life’ type cards both as layers and as a part of a title for the page. TWO • To personalize one of the cards, I wrote her name on a ticket that I adhered to the card. THREE • Helpful tip...all the cards I used were cut from one 12x12 sheet of paper. This is a great (and frugal) way to create a layout with lots and lots of layers, without using many sheets of paper.

create team • victoria freze • ukraine • her blog

bliss

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel heart: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Petaloo; liquid pearls: Ranger; dies: Heidi Swapp.

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Use an assortment of coordinating 3x4 cards to form a grid background on your layout. Embellish the background cards with smaller cards and other fun shapes.

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ONE • Get started by choosing various 3x4 and 4x6 cards to form an eye-pleasing background on your layout. TWO • Choose several fun 2x2 cards to use to build a scene on the larger background cards. THREE • Layer two of the 2x2 cards slightly off from each other and then use die-cut pieces to further decorate the card. FOUR • Fussy cut several designs and fun phrases from other coordinating cards to further embellish the background cards.

create team • wendy antenucci • florida • her blog

live happy

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; 3x4 cards: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories.

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Add dimension and texture to ‘project life’ type cards by hand stitching words and shapes. Just pierce holes, choose a coordinating floss, and start stitching.

ONE • Since I love sewing so much, stitching by hand is a favorite addition of mine to ‘project life’ type cards on my layouts. TWO • Get started by placing the 3x4 or 4x6 card on a piercing mat or foam pad. THREE • Using a paper piercer, punch holes, spacing evenly all along the words or shapes you want to cover with stitching. FOUR • Split the embroidery thread into two strands, then sew over the words or letters or shapes to make them stand out and add dimension to your project. I used the card I stitched as the title block on my layout.

create team • jowilna nolte • south africa • her blog

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live laugh & let it be

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Carta Bella, Teresa Collins; cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; brads: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; embroidery thread: DMC; ink: Versafine, Tsukineko, Memento Luxe; stamps: CNA; embossing folders: Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts; other: diamante, circle stencil.

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Make a border across the top or bottom of your layout by using combinations of 3x4 cards and photographs. It’s a neat, clean, quick technique.

ONE • I love using 3x4 or 4x6 cards because the sizes make them very simple to include on 12x12 pages. For example, I used three 3x4 cards on the left of this layout for a nice, even top border. Then I did something unique to several of the cards. TWO • First card...added an embellishment. Quick and easy. THREE • Second card...stamped small graphics on the bottom. Once the ink was dry I ran it through my typewriter for journaling. FOUR • Third card...added glossy accents to the writing and hearts. FIVE • On the right side, I squeezed another 3x4 card inbetween a 6x4 and 4x4 photo, then added star sequins.

create team • rebecca keppel • arizona • her blog

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dinner Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts; cards: Simple Stories; sequins: Teresa Collins; ink: Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn; stamps: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: Therm Web, Ranger. .

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anatom dotted lines show the center and dividing point of a two-page layout

MAY 2015 FREE SKETCH

position embellishments just like the sketch, or not...your choice

2x2 PHOTO

photo sizes make it easy to organize images before starting the project

sizes of all elements help save time...use them, or do your own thing

4x3

6x4

PHOTO

PHOTO

MEASUREMENTS: • Background strips: 12 x 7”

PLACEMENTS:

• Mats: 4-1/2 x 6-1/2”

• Background strips a page

• Striped strips: 12 x 1/4” • Large star: 7”

DIRECTIONS:

• Circles, from left: 3-1/2”, 5”, 3”

a 1-1/4 fewx 5/8”, • Banner cluster, from bottom: 1-1/2 x 1”, 3/4 x 3/4”, 1-1/2 x 1”

placement hints take the guesswork out of positioning items

• Journaling banners: 6-1/2 x 3/8”

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strips and blocks show where patterned papers can be used

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key shows suggested pattern sizes for a wellcoordinated layout © small pattern

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the number of photos used on the sketch is available at a glance


Allison Davis

New download sketch products released every month, all at won’t-break-the-bank prices starting at 49¢.

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis “Summer” bundle

Allison Davis sketch products available for immediate download • seasonal and themed “bundles” including single-page sketches, double-page sketches, titles, quotes, and embellishment instructions • individual sketches • groups of two-four sketches • online classes like the hugely popular “Sketch Support”

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sketch

support by allison davis

Nothing could possibly make scrapbooking any easier than using a sketch. And forget the idea that a sketch stifles creativity. Sketches can actually do the opposite, unleashing new ways to look at photos, paper, embellishments, and all the fun ways they can be combined.

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layouts using an Allison Davis sketch ................


ALLISON DAVIS for

scrapbook generation

At first glance, the five layouts below have nothing in common. But look closer, and you’ll discover they have everything in common.

Allison Davis is ready to take you on a tour of her creative process, using the free sketch she designed for this issue. You’ll learn how she switches up backgrounds, changes photo size and orientation, flips the sketch, and even transforms a one-page sketch into a two-page layout.

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SKETCH 3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

T I T LE

2” photo

4” photo

SUPPORT with

allison

Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, been a CK Dream Team member, Hall of Fame member, Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She created the Sketch Support website, and has been an instructor at CK conventions and at My Creative Classroom. She has authored 14 best-selling sketch books for Scrapbook Generation. She is a past member of the Fancy Pants design team and designed sketches for BasicGrey. Allison is a member of the Simple Stories “Life Documented” design team, creating monthly sketches for them. { ALLISON’S BLOG }

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SKETCH SUPPORT variation

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this is what awesome looks like

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; die-cut title, stars, “hello” arrow: Paper House; kraft circles: Jillibean Soup; glitter circles: Pebbles; wood star: Simple Stories; word stickers: Authentique, My Mind’s Eye, Paper House; enamel dots: Simple Stories; star punch: EK Success; corkboard stars: American Crafts; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic.

ALLISON DAVIS

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

CHANGE #3

The biggest change I made to create this layout was changing up the shape and size of the photos. I wanted to include a larger photo as my focal point so I used a 5 x 7 photo in place of the 4-inch circle photo. For the remaining photos I use small, 2 x 2 photos. Even though the photos are different shapes and sizes they still follow the same general design with a large photo surrounded by smaller, supporting photos.

Since I changed the shape and size of the photos, it really changed up the look of the layout. I decided to take the inspiration from the circle design on the sketch and incorporate it into the details of my layout. I used circles and stars across the whole page to mimic the circle design on the sketch. I love that you can take certain elements of a sketch and mix and match it to fit what you want!

I loved the “This is What Awesome Looks Like� title piece from Paper House and instantly knew that it would be the perfect title for my pictures of Super Jackson. Even though it is a little larger than the title on the sketch it worked out perfectly with the larger 5 x 7 photo I used. Because it was so large I lost the space for my journaling. I moved the journaling strips to another area on the layout.

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SKETCH SUPPORT variation

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CHANGE #4 I added some vertical strips to the background of the layout, behind the 5 x 7 photo. Adding a few background pieces is an easy way to change up the look of the sketch and add your own touches to it.

3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

4” photo

2” photo

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SKETCH

soccer Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; soccer embellishments: Paper House; arrow stickers: Simple Stories; atar stickers: Simple Stories: star punch: EK Success; enamel dots: Simple Stories; word stickers: Simple Stories, ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

I turned the sketch into a two-page layout by flipping the design of the circles and extending it across two pages. On the right page I followed the design of the sketch (flipped) and mixed a few details around to fit the space. It may not look exactly like the sketch because of those details, but they were still inspired by the sketch. On the left page I made my own circle design to fit with the circle theme and to make it look like the circles are stretched across both pages.

I added a large (8 x 10) photo to the design. I love that picture of Drew and thought it would be fun to make it huge and then arrange the circle design around it. It does overlap both pages, and normally I wouldn’t split a photo. However, since this photo was so large I let some of the “empty” space lap over on the left page.


SKETCH SUPPORT 3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

4” photo

2” photo

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T I T LE

CHANGE #3

CHANGE #4

I added a large strip to the left of the large photo. I loved the big “soccer” on a piece of Paper House patterned paper and thought it would fit perfectly with my large photo. I cut it down to the same height as my photo to create a large photo/element block.

I chose to split my title and journaling between the two pages instead of having them together like they are on the sketch. On the left page I arranged the journaling strips to fit within the circle design. I love that about journaling strips! They are so easy to fit and form into any space. The title is on right page in the same general area as it is on the sketch.

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toes in the sand

Patterned paper: Paper House, My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella; stickers: Paper House; sand die cut: Paper House; cork embellishments: Paper House; photo sticker: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; word sticker: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Prima; circle punches: EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

CHANGE #1 On this layout I kept the design of the sketch roughly the same and then added my own photo block to turn this into a twopage layout. This is such an easy way to extend a one-page sketch into a two-page layout. Large photo blocks are easy to make and can be made up of so many different sizes and combinations of photos. The possibilities are endless!

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SKETCH SUPPORT 3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

4” photo

2” photo

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T I T LE

CHANGE #2

CHANGE #3

For the circles on the left page I somewhat followed the sketch, but in a way simplified it. I kept the 4-inch, 3-inch, and 2-inch circle photos, but instead of adding all of the smaller details, I added a large sunburst circle to the background to support the theme of my beach layout. I still added some of the smaller details but tried to tone it down a bit so I didn’t completely cover the sunburst design.

I added a few more circle clusters around the large photo block to mimic the design of the circles on the sketch. I used a combination of photos, brads, enamel dots, die cuts, and words stickers to create the clusters.

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world’s greatest dad Patterned paper: Paper House, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; Dad embellishments: Paper House, Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Prima; computer font: Century Gothic.

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CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

The first thing I changed with this sketch was flipping it to work with a piece of patterned paper from Paper House. I loved the wood paper with the banner quote on it and had to find a way to make it work with this sketch. The best way I came up with was to flip the sketch and include that banner in the design.

I changed up the look of the sketch by using a different shape for the photos. They still are the same size and roughly follow the design of the sketch. There is a 4 x 4 photo, a 3 x 3 photo, and then a few supporting 2 x 2 photos. This was a great way to simplify the sketch and the circle design.


SKETCH SUPPORT 3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

4” photo

2” photo

sketch variation fun 4

T I T LE

CHANGE #3

CHANGE #4

CHANGE #5

To make this one-page sketch work as a two-page layout, I took that 4 x 4 photo and extended it across both pages. I used a combination of 4 x 4 photos, a 3 x 4 photo, and a 3 x 4 card to create a long row of photos and elements.

Since I just added a single row and the photos are only 4 inches tall, that left a lot of white space on the layout. I don’t mind white space, but in this case it just looked way too plain. I added a few patterned paper strips and some stitching to the background to help give the layout more color.

I added a small cluster of stickers to the top left corner. I felt that it helped to complete the layout and tie everything together.

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SKETCH

the many faces of drew Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill, Carta Bella; letter stickers: Prima; foam letter stickers: American Crafts; brads: Simple Stories; star punch: EK Success; word stickers: Simple Stories; photo stickers: Simple Stories; sticker: Echo Park Paper; ink: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

I extended the sketch into a twopage layout by creating a row of 6 x 4 photos across the whole layout and then arranged the design of the sketch around that row. Using mostly 6 x 4 photos is a great way to simplify the sketch!

I changed the circles into stars and arranged them to somewhat follow the sketch and to work with the long row of 6 x 4 photos. I let one of the 6 x 4 photos replace the 4-inch circle photo on the sketch and then used a 3 x 3 and a 2 x 2 photo in place of the 3-inch and 2-inch circle photos on the sketch. They aren’t really in the same placement as they are on the sketch because I changed them around to fit with the row of photos.


SKETCH SUPPORT 3” photo

TITLE long title

long title

4” photo

2” photo

sketch variation fun 5

T I T LE

CHANGE #3 CHANGE #4

CHANGE #5

I added a large star to the background of the sketch. I love adding large shapes like hearts and stars to the background of layouts. It always adds an eyecatching element to the layout!

I moved the journaling strips to work with the design of stars I used. I didn’t have a lot of room near the title or below the photos. I added the journaling strips to the center “empty” part of the photos.

I added a small row of stars in the upper right corner to help balance out the star design on the page. I like to work in threes and tend to have three main embellishment areas on my layouts. On this layout I have the large red star with the 3 x 3 photo and then the blue star with the 2 x 2 photo. The small row of stars in the corner helped to complete a trio.


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title

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2x2 PHOTO

4x3 PHOTO

T I T LE

4x6 6x4 PHOTO

PHOTO

3x3 PHOTO

by debbie sanders

Part blocky and linear. Part frenetic movement. Best of all, little spaces for fun touches are tucked everywhere you look. We challenged the SG CREATE team to make a layout with the double-page sketch I designed for this issue, and the results are fantastic!


DEBBIE SANDERS for

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Not everyone is a big fan of so much ‘white space’ on a sketch or layout, but it’s a look I personally love. To me, when you fill that large space with a vibrant patterned paper, all of a sudden the ‘white space’ becomes a colorful backdrop for all the other page elements. I’m loving the Paper House ColorWays collections...bold graphic and architectural patterns on one side, and smaller ‘basic’ patterns -- like the ones I used -- on the other.”


Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; letter stickers: BoBunny; puffy stickers: Paper House; word stickers: Paper House, American Crafts; die-cuts: Paper House; glitter shapes: We R Memory Keepers

debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

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I basically stuck close to the sketch. I decided to mat my background mats with a darker cardstock to give it some dimension. I also punched star borders and placed them on either side of the background strips.�


lynette jacobs 2015

Patterned papers: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BasicGrey; wood veneer: Studio Calico; bling: Teresa Collins; flair: Adri du Preez; stitched stars: Typo; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Tim Holtz; distress ink; mists; Lindy's Stamp Gang; punch: Martha Stewart; stencil: Crafters Workshop; other: Silhouette Cameo.

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

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team & sketches

I just love the sketch to showcase multiple photos of my Bangkok trip. What I tried is to stay close to the sketch and had more fun with the color combo of yellow and black based on the new collection of KaiserCraft. I added some blue elements to match my photos, and I have to say I really love how it ended up!�


moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: October Afternoon; chipboard: Heidi Swapp; wood veneer: TYPO; embroidery floss: DMC; stencil: Crafters Workshop; color pencil: Faber-Castell.

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let it shine


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NEWBURGH, INDIANA

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jennie mcgarvey

I thought that this was a fun sketch with lots of room for interpretation. I took the sketch and chose one page to work with. Then, I flipped it. Then, I opted to add machine stitching instead of some of the patterned papers. Like I said, lots of room for interpretation!”

hello, awesome

Patterned paper: Scraptastic; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; rub-ons: Pebbles; die-cuts: Scraptastic, Simple Stories; wood veneer: Scraptastic; doily: Doodlebug.


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lindsay bateman 2015

I liked using the sketch because it allowed me to focus on creating a fun background. I altered the sketch by doing a one-page layout and instead of placing paper as matting in the way the sketch outlined, I used patterned ‘project life’ cards to create the fun grid background instead. I really love how it pops my photos!”

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Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp Project Life; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Heidi Swapp; wood veneer: Heidi Swapp; chipboard pieces: Heidi Swapp Project Life; paper clip: Heidi Swapp; date stamp: Heidi Swapp.

LAC LABICHE, CANADA

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team & sketches

I always love working with double-page sketches. The sketches offer to me such endless variety, and keep my layouts fresh. I expanded the paper backgrounds on this sketch so I’d have more room to showcase the vellum doilies. I knew they would need the patterned paper to pop against. I also rearranged the photo groupings to match my photos, and then I flipped the title die-cut with the small banner grouping to also work with the photos. I really wanted my 4x6 photo on the right to be the focal point for the layout. My big grown-up boys will always be, in my heart, my little boys, and this layout was poignant to work on, as 2015 brings the first year neither one of them will be home with me for Mother’s Day. Remembering our stories and fun times together is its own gift.”


penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; vellum: My Favorite Things; letter stickers: October Afternoon; word strips: Pebbles; brads: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; embroidery thread: DMC; camera die: My Favorite Things; diecut machines: Evolution, Silhouette Cameo; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; font: Ballerina Script.

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FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

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2015

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missy whidden

I used the right side of the sketch. Since I used summer pool photos, I decided to change the star to a sunburst. I followed the sketch pretty closely, and I loved the three sections behind the photos. I incorporated three different patterned papers and added some watercolor to bring out the blues in the photos.”

life in the pool

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Colorbok; vellum: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; stickers, die-cuts: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories, Echo Park; enamel dots: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye; flair: A Flair For Buttons; ink: Ranger, Tim Holtz; pen: Sharpie; mist, paint: Heidi Swapp, Artist’s Loft, Faber Castell, Liquitex; stamps: October Afternoon; die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo.


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diane iversen MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

This is my first attempt at steampunk. I really had a lot of fun with it. I raided my husband's garage for most of the hardware, washers, gears, the little wrench. He was so excited to be involved in my project.”

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Patterned paper: Paper House, My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Teresa Collins, American Crafts, EK Success, My Mind's Eye; stickers: My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories; brads: Teresa Collins; flowers: Petaloo; Clipart: Google; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, hardware, jewelry wire, ribbon.


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I had been busy editing photos from a trip to Disneyland when this sketch arrived in my inbox. I saw the circles and immediately thought of gears and the photos from Mater's attraction. I had a few more photos than what the sketch called for, but with a some minor tweaks, I was able to get them all in. Journaling was not really necessary for this layout so substituting a photo in that spot was an easy solution. The title had to be moved as a result of the change, but just naturally fell into place on the upper left side. Another very fun sketch to work with!�


steffanie seiler PORTLAND, OREGON

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; wood veneer: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Doodlebug; twine: Darice; ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up; mist: Heidi Swapp; paint: Delta, Craft Smart; chalkboard pen: Marvy Uchida; dies: Silhouette America; punches: EK Success, Creative Memories; other: buttons, eyelet, brads, photo turns, chipboard, thread.

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cynthia llorens SAO JOSE DO RIO PRETO, BRAZIL

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Cynthia’s layout is as bright and happy and fun as her photos. Chipboard borders, mists, and pan pastels combine for a joyful finished product.

marcella Patterned paper: Create; chipboard: Momento Divertido; stencil: Arte Ponto 1 Brazil; glimmer mist: Tattered Angels; other: pan pastels, gelatos.


blog paperhouseblog.com

facebook.com/PaperHouseInc

pinterest.com/PaperHouseInc

instagram.com /PaperHouseProductions


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creates When the Paper House design team meets up with four sketches from Scrapbook Generation, colorful things happen. Find out some fun inside details about Paper House, the company, then sit back and prepare to be inspired as the company’s latest products join SG sketches.

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did you know?

Paper House got its name from its very first products made back in 1983! The six die-cut greeting cards were actually photographs of dollhouses.

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Our first scrapbooking products were Mini Diecuts. We started producing them after a couple of scrapbookers approached us at the National Stationery Show in 2001 and said that they loved using our small diecut gift enclosures as embellishments on the fronts of their handmade cards.

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Since joining the scrapbooking world in 2002, we’ve developed

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over 175 themed collections. With everything from travel to sports, celebrations and outdoors, we’ve made it easy to find coordinating products for any of life’s memorable events! Countless hours of research go into each product we make to ensure each design is as authentic as your experiences.

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Our people are what make our company great. Anyone can make “things” but it’s the personalities and experiences, the creativity and passion of our team that breathe life into our products.

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MEET THE PAPER HOUSE TEAM. • Front row: Tara Sturm, Roni Wilder, Nicholas LaPierre, Crystal Chabowski; middle row: Don Guidi, Robyn Welty, Christine Phillips, Vivian White-Sharkey, Lauren Wilder, Pat Wheeling, Linda VanSteenburg, Gretchen von der Lieth, Sondra Keesler, Amy McClure, Amanda Schmadel, Shaena Twitty; back row: Guy Reed, Zach Overbaugh, Pamela Gardeski, Jeanine Casal, Sean McManus, Brian Hammond, Tim Murray. Not shown: Stan Rosenzweig, Brent Brown, Sarah Ardilla, Jon Q. Holter, Michael Gould, Amy Hernandez-Metcalf, Carol Wase, Chris Metcalf.

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Paper House is famous -- sort of -with many products appearing in TV and movies over the years. We’ve been on the silver screen in Nightcrawler (2014), Fame (2009), 88 Minutes (2007), Runaway Jury (2003), and on TV episodes of True Blood, House, The Mentalist and more!

Building things is one of our fortes. Most of our tradeshow booths are built out of unexpected and super customizable materials. At CHA 2015, we used lots of PVC pipes to build our booth, and in the past we’ve had booths made entirely out of cardboard and boxes (which were recycled after the show). Every year we assemble an amazing design team made up of talented crafters from around the world. Their work can be seen daily at www.paperhouseblog.com. We take applications each November, so keep an eye out for how to join us.

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We consider ourselves family -- not by blood, but by choice. As a small company with 30 employees, we all support, nurture and help each other everyday. And we truly love coming to work.

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Since 2012, we’ve produced over 10 million 3D stickers! That’s enough stickers to cover the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty…and still have lots leftover to scrap with!


THE PAPER HOUSE ART AND MARKETING TEAM. • Shaena Twitty, senior designer; Tim Murray, art director; Vivian White-Sharkey, sales & marketing coordinator; Don Guidi, president; Gretchen von der Lieth, trade manager; Sean McManus, designer; Roni Wilder, production manager; Crystal Chabowski, designer; Tara Sturm, production artist; Amanda Schmadel, production artist.

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did you know?

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We love our pets! Almost all of us have one (or two or 3…) furry friends at home, many of which have been photographed for our stationery line. We’d totally have an office cat if it weren’t for allergies! We even used to have an office guinea pig named Fred P. House as our official mascot. He was slightly overweight and rescued from a second grade classroom.

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Our headquarters is in New York's Hudson Valley. Along with being beautiful, our area is full of creativity and originality. The Hudson Valley has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the country! At Paper

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House, our artists aren’t just making products -- we have poets, painters, and several musicians on our staff, too.

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Food is one of our weaknesses. Office potlucks, company Thanksgivings, chili cook-offs and summer BBQs -- we’re always up for a good meal!

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The Wizard of Oz is our longest running license. Over the course of our 25-year partnership, we've produced over 200 products, and it's continuously been among our best selling themes.

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Paper House also has a well-established and award-winning line of stationery and gifts, including journals, puzzles, magnets and cards. See them all at www.paperhouseproductions .com.


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one PAGE sketch

ALLISON DAVIS

All circles, all the time. Three circular photos in graduated sizes take center stage, while a splash of more circles forms a dramatic backdrop.


PAPER HOUSE & the ONE-PAGE SKETCH

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TITLE long title

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BEV CODE for

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I loved all the circles on the sketch. Cutting photos into circles was a great touch to the overall page.”

bev code

“With so many amazing black prints to work with (from the Paper House ColorWays collection) the page has great texture and depth. Also liked the use of solid circles and a few ring circles.”

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71 mustang mach 1 Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; pen: Micron; circle cutter: Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions; other: letter stickers, cardstock.

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BRENSHEVIA BAKER for

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Thanks CREATE magazine for making me think outside the box. I usually do not work with circles as we never tend to get along, LOL, but this was a great sketch and allowed me to use techniques I would have not normally used.”

brenshevia baker

“Instead of using circles alone, I decided to throw in a few photos of my handsome grandson from his nine-month-old photo shoot. Wasn’t he the cutest?! There are so many ways you could go with this sketch. Let your imagination take you as far as you can go.”

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pure delight Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; word stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle.

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FRANCESCA BIANCON for

paper house

The sketch was really elegant and interesting, because I love the round shapes. I love and usually put stars in my projects, too!”

francesca biancon

“I live in Venice, Italy, and I immediately thought of my day at the carnival. I had lots of fun with this sketch and blue ColorWays papers. I used a star stencil with blue ink to give a dreamlike effect. Then I added the arrows using the modeling paste to give three-dimensionality. The glitter foam and metallized rub on were perfect to create this sky!”

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venice carnival Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; letter stickers: American Crafts; other: stencil, modeling paste.

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GIORGIA ROSSINI for

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I usually work with rectangular or square pictures, so when I saw circles I let my imagination go.”

giorgia rossini

“I used paper doilies and many circular chipboards to create circles. (For this layout I loved to keep the rustic feeling, so I didn’t paint the chipboards.) I love how it turned out!”

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this amazing life Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; other: doily.

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IRIT SHALOM for

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This is an easy page to make. All you need are a couple of punches to make the border, circle cutter, pink/ light purple ink to ink the edges and some accent dots, such as enamel dots and pearls. Everything else is just the gorgeous Paper House ColorWays Noir collection and my own lovely granddaughter's perfect photos.”

irit shalom

“Making baby pages with non-baby products can be a challenge. But if you have great photos and add some contrast colors to your black and white products, it can make a lovely non-traditional baby page. And gold accents make this page a very trendy one, too.”

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this is what awesome looks like Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; ink: Prima; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart; other: enamel dots.

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KAREN SESSIONS for

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I loved working with this layout sketch because circular photos gave the layout a great feeling of movement.”

karen sessions

“I added texture to the layout by hand stitching mini yo yo's made of black glitter tulle and turning them into little flowers by adding a brad in the center. I had an overwhelming need to use spots and dots on all my embellishments.”

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love this life Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; snapshot embellishments: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; other: ribbon, tulle, brads, flowers, gem flourishes, transparency, paper clips, lace, gems, stamps, punch.

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KARYN SCHULTZ for

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When I initially saw this sketch I wasn’t sure about all the circles as it was way out of my comfort zone. I cut out lots of circles of different diameters and different patterned papers (the ColorWays collections are perfect for this) and started playing around with the layering. I’m very happy with the result.”

karyn schultz

“For extra interest cluster a series of words together of different font sizes and types. Here I have used a variety of rub-on’s, puffy stickers and die-cuts. Try using watercolours to paint your background. They give a modern and fun look to the project and you can easily coordinate or contrast with the patterned papers.”

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life...right here, right now Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio; doily: Freckled Fawn; paper flowers: DLish Scraps; roller date stamp: Pebbles; other: watercolors.

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WENDY MORRIS-SAPONARO for

paper house

I fell in love with the repetition of circles and stars in the layout sketch. Many times we crop photos in squares and rectangles, and it’s a different mix to step ‘out of the box’ with circle photos...my favorite part of the sketch. I decided to use the same photo in a trio repetition instead of three different photos. Also, I edited my photos to black and white to draw emphasis and uniformity to the circle shape and ease of eye flow.”

wendy morris-saponaro

“I used a circle stencil to mist behind the larger photo, and a mini pie-chart stencil for a circular graphic behind another photo. I mixed up star textures: stamped stars, wood veneer stars, puffy sticker stars, stars from ColorWays, even a handstitched star. The twist on texture adds dimension, depth, yet simplicity to the layout. The pop of gold accents adds a touch of sheen that glows perfectly with the green in the ColorWays Emerald collection. The mini pie-chart showcases several patterned papers, and also some fun doodling in one of the ‘slices’ from the chart.”

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lucky lucky life Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House.

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DEBBIE SANDERS

wo t PAGE sketch A contrast between order and chaos. The grid background is straight and linear. All the other elements are anything but. So many fun little areas to embellish.


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title

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4x6 6x4 PHOTO

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“The Noir line uses gold as an accent. To help draw my gold in a little more I used a gold pen to do a little outlining.”


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Working with sketches makes the whole process go faster for me! I love to use stars and circles so this sketch definitely grabbed me. I had one extra picture I wanted to get in so I just shifted things a little on the right side.�

christine meyer

hey! awesome Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; rubons: Paper House.

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paper house

“I altered some of the cluster of banners to flower clusters to add to the feminine touch of the project. Also when I saw the circles on the sketch they just screamed doilies to me, so in they went!�


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If you pull the two sides of the layout apart they can stand as independent layouts as well. Part of the beauty of this sketch...it works both ways!”

erin reed

grumpy girl

Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; cardstock: Core’dinations; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; doilies: Recollections; flowers, lace, pearls: Prima: mist: Tattered Angels; pen: Tombow; adhesive: Tombow.

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paper house

“I layered up the ColorWays cardstock die-cut pieces with the puffy stickers to add texture, and changed it up a bit by fussy cutting the waves out of some of the papers to represent the fact that we were at the beach.�


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I really loved the flow of this sketch! It fit different angles of pictures easily, and there were plenty of spots for embellishments...my personal favorite. Great sketch!�

laura cox

exploring oak island lighthouse Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; die-cuts: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; twine: American Crafts.

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“I really enjoyed working with Debbie’s double page sketch because it challenged me to go outside my usual scrapcomfort-zone! I don’t typically make double page spreads, so it was fun to tell my story across 24” (and it encouraged me to clean off my workspace to have room to work on it, too!)”


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I love how geometric this sketch is, with the rectangular grid of the background and the layered circles and photos -- It’s organized and fluid at the same time!”

shaena twitty

watching you grow Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; diecuts: Paper House.

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paper house

“Scrapping these Father’s Day pictures from almost 19 years ago brought back some happy memories. It was the first year I made matching t-shirts for my husband and two sons – the start of an annual tradition!”


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I don’t work with sketches very often so this was a bit of a challenge for me! I do usually vary the size and orientation of my photos so I felt very comfortable with that aspect of the sketch. I ended up simplifying the background and keeping the basic layout of the photos and embellishments intact.”

susie bentz

sweet family time together Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; die-cuts: Paper House; rubons: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; snapshot stickers: Paper House.

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“The ColorWays collection made it so easy to use multiple patterns that all coordinated exactly with each other, and the Sapphire collection was perfect with these photos of my sons!�


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I liked using the sketch for my layout because it gave me a clear direction for my project, right from the start!�

tara strum

hoppy easter Patterned paper: Colorways by Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; cork sticker: Paper House; stickers: Paper House.

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch Versatile and sensible all at the same time. Use scraps from other projects for the background strips, or think outside the box for creative alternatives.


PAPER HOUSE & the CARD SKETCH

messagemessage

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SG


paper house design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Brenshevia Baker Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; flower: Recollections.

Christine Meyer Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House.

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Karen Sessions Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; 3-D embellishments: Paper House; other: ribbon, heart chipboard shapes, glitter.

Karyn Schultz Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; cardstock: Stampin’ Up; puffy stickers: Paper House; stamp: Stampendous.

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paper house design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Shaena Twitty Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; other: cardstock

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Tara Sturm Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; other: cardstock.

Giorgia Rossini Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Sometimes, looking at something from a new angle is all you need. With its layers, banners, and dual embellishment areas, this tag sketch offers so many ways to personalize.


PAPER HOUSE & the TAG SKETCH

WORD

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SG


paper house design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Wendy Morris-Saponaro

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Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts, stickers: Paper House; other: wood veneer, glass and micro beads, flowers, canvas ribbon, tissue tape, metal charms.

Bev

Patterned paper: ColorWays by House; twine: Bella Creationz; p Stewart; other: ribbon.


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Paper House; die-cuts: Paper pen: Signo; punch: Martha

Laura Cox

Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; twine: Trendy Twine; mini clothespin: American Crafts; punch: Martha Stewart.

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paper house design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Irit Shalom

Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts, puffy stickers: Paper House; other: ribbon, bling, embossing powder.

Erin Reed

Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; stickers: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; twine: American Crafts; pen: Tombow; die: Die-Namites; adhesive: Xyron.


Susie Bentz

Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House.

Francesca Biancon

Patterned paper: ColorWays by Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House.

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THE PERFECT STICKERS IN THE PERFECT THEMES see them all at www.paperhouseproductions.com


theme-packed paper

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with the create team

When it comes to themed products for travel, sports, and more, Paper House Productions, a featured manufacturer in this issue, has something for just about every possibility. The CREATE team had the chance to work with a wide variety of Paper House products, and we think you’ll love the results!

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Paper House

I was fortunate enough to get to work with this fun baseball-themed collection. I loved the embellishments. I love the depth that the layered stickers have and the heavy-weight die cuts. These added lots of fun to my page!�

nice catch

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House.

jennie mcgarvey NEWBURGH, INDIANA

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Paper House

I stepped outside my comfort zone using themed products for this challenge, but I could scrap my wedding photos over and over again, so I was ready to take it! I had so many different stickers to choose from. It was easy to layer them together to create my embellishment clusters. Paper House has so much to choose from for any theme you could think of, so their products are perfect for a special project. In the end I had a beautiful layout of one of my favorite wedding pictures!”

two hands one heart

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Paper House, Jillibean Soup; letters: Tim Holtz; stickers: Paper House; enamel dots: Basic Grey, Freckled Fawn.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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Paper House papers and stickers are just amazing. They are full of depth and texture beyond compare to any others out there. I love all the themes and everything coordinates from stickers, to papers, to their embellishments.�

mr. & mrs.

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Patterned papers: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; cork: Paper House; epoxy: Paper House; flowers: Petaloo, Prima; chipboard: Memory Maze; lace: Prima; doily: Recollections; ink: Prima; mica powder: Imagination Crafts; stencil: Imagination Crafts; punch: Martha Stewart; adhesive: Xyron.

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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Paper House

This collection is so sweet, and the embellishments are perfect. I added some elements of cork, to highlight this wonderful wooden background.�

sweet look

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Paper House; letter stickers: Prima; stickers: Paper House; flowers: Prima; ink: Ranger; stencil: Prima; texture paste: Prima; flourish die: Sizzix; trellis die: Tim Holtz; other: cork, ribbon.

estrella barba CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN

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My kids have been playing soccer for years so I loved working with the Paper House soccer collection. The papers were themed and fun and the die-cuts and other stickers and embellishments perfectly coordinated.”

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

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the big kick

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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The Paper House embellishments, particularly the 3-D stickers, were great to create this travel layout. The travel stamps on the paper just had to be fussy-cut and added to the layout!”

trip of a lifetime

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: Paper House; cardstock and 3D stickers: Paper House; rhinestone bling: Bazzill Basics, BasicGrey; arrow: My Mind’s Eye.

glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

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As soon as I saw the large, background die-cut, I knew the direction I wanted this layout to go. The Paper House products were versatile and very easy to work into the overall design.�

faith moves mountains

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Paper House, Colorbok; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Lily Bee Design; watercolor paper: Canson; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; die-cuts: Silhouette Cameo; pen: Wink of Stella by Zig.

julie mowen BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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I loved the stickers for this theme, and wanted them to be the main product focus. By using a white altered background and then just some strips of the paper from the collection, it made the stickers stand out.”

you’re a hoot

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; cork: Paper House; doily: Doodlebug; sketch pen: Silhouette; paints: Watercolors; die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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I love the variety and themes offered by Paper House. The 3-D stickers are always my favorite from their collections and were perfect for this layout I made with old photos of my dad in the Army."

proud to serve

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Patterned paper: Paper House, Graphic 45; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Paper House; wood arrow, dots: My Mind's Eye; foam: Darice; ink: Ranger; die: Paper Smooches.

lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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I love the soft and neutral colors in this line. I decided to use them to back a few pie chart die-cuts to use all the fun colors in all the patterned papers. The embellishments are so real and life-like and made the idea of a beach really come to life.�

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: October Afternoon; stickers: Paper House; cork pieces: Paper House; epoxy buttons: Paper House; thread: Coats; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine; mediums: Faber Castell; dies: Silhouette Cameo, Paper House; pen: Sharpie; other: vellum.

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

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When I saw these Paper House products, I was so excited that my niece had a country and western wedding. I started to call this ‘The Bride Wore Boots!’ Just like a good hat and a pair of boots, these Paper House country products were the perfect pairing to tell the story of her country-style wedding.”

penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon, Paper House; canvas stickers: Paper House; brads: Doodlebug; embroidery thread: DMC; title font: Plantagenet Cherokee, Pacifico; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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I was so happy when I saw this New York ‘street sign’ paper from Paper House! When we were in New York we had a hotel right on Times Square and so we spent a lot of time there. This sheet of paper was just perfect for a lot of my photos. The stickers belonging to this New York collection are awesome as well. All of the stickers would have been a perfect fit for my photos. And I really adore the ‘metallic’ ones.”

new york state of mind

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; epoxy stickers: Pebbles; cork sticker: Fancy Pants; metal paper clip: Maya Road; wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio; gaffer tape: 7Gypsies; stamping ink: Ranger; color mist: Studio Calico; date stamp: Trodat.

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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I love the black and white papers which are so easy to use with my friend's wedding photo. What I did is to cut out the project life-type paper as the big title and decorations. Also, I added the doily paper and flourish pearls to give some more luxurious looks.”

you are my everything

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Patterned papers: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; diecuts: Paper House; mist: Heidi Swapp; flourish pearl: Prima; other: doily paper.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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I enjoy using Paper House products to enhance the theme on my layouts. They have a great variety to choose from.”

family vacation

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Patterned paper: Paper House, My Mind's Eye, We R Memory Keepers, Cosmo Cricket; stickers: Paper House, Heidi Grace; journaling block: Paper House.

noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

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These themed patterned papers and embellishments from Paper House were just the thing I needed to create an introductory page for my album of a trip to Paris!”

sights of paris

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; layered stickers: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Simple Stories, American Crafts.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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When I first took a look at the papers, I was pretty unsure what I was going to do with them. Once the idea was in my head and I started, it went very well. I love the look of brights on black, so these colors were perfect for me!�

little monster

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Studio Calico; enamel shapes: Doodlebug; ink: Prima; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; pen: Sakura.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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I loved playing with the 3-D stickers in this collection from Paper House. They provided a nice variety of phrases and shapes that easily adapted to my city travel photos. I also really liked the bright colors and the touch of sparkle.�

going places

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Patterned paper: Paper House, Studio Calico; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; wood veneer: Studio Calico; washi tape: Queen & Co.; mists: Heidi Swapp; dies: Silhouette; punch: Fiskars; other: thread.

steffanie seiler PORTLAND, OREGON

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I had so much fun working with the bright and colorful products from Paper House. The embellishments, especially with all the dimension and glitter, were perfect for my little monster.”

little monster

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; wood veneer: Studio Calico; embossing powder: American Crafts, Wow!; dies: Lifestyle Crafts; ink: Tim Holtz.

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

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We had a great adventure two years ago when we crossed six countries in our car. For the layout I used Paper House paper both for background (which was just like a big photo of our road trip) and for layering. I also used a cut-out element and a 3-D sticker from Paper House as well.�

away we go

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Patterned paper: Paper House; letter stickers: Webster's Pages; stickers: Paper House; rub-on: Cosmo Cricket; other: label.

victoria freze ODESSA, UKRAINE

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I worked with the lake theme papers and stickers from Paper House Productions and they were absolutely perfect for scrapbooking these photos of me fishing at the lake.”

on lake time

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Patterned paper: Paper House, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Paper House, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup; tags: Studio Calico; wood veneer: Elle's Studio; cork shapes: Elle's Studio; clips: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger.

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

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I liked that I could cut apart the paper to make individual accents with this Paper House set.”

just me & my dad

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; mist: Prima.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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creates Wafer-thin dies are red-hot right now, and we asked the team at My Favorite Things to show us how to get more mileage out of a single die. They graciously came up with a dozen ways to do that! As an added treat, we get to learn more about My Favorite Things, the company.

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Kim van der Sanden started My Favorite Things in July of 2006 as a birthday present to herself.

Initially the website was opened so that Kim could carry all of her very favorite stamping supplies and was the impetus for the name My Favorite Things.

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We are a family-owned company and employ several family members and friends. Sometimes it can make things a little more complicated, but it can also make things a heck of a lot more fun!

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Our very first stamp ever produced was a sentiment that said, “I Must Be Wonderful to Have a Friend Like You.�

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Owner/founder Kim van de Sanden and Jody Morrow.


MEET THE MY FAVORITE THINGS TEAM. • Kim van der Sanden, Ringmaster. With a passion for the industry, Kim is the mastermind behind My Favorite Things, leading the company in its pursuit of excellence.

• Martin van der Sanden, Mr. MFT. Always a family affair, Kim’s husband Martin provides support in a million little ways from business operations to hands-on construction.

• Jody Morrow, Eagle Eye Extraordinaire. Kim’s righthand woman keeps everything in line and directs the flow of the operation. She carefully explores ideas to ensure quality and success. • Frank Morrow, Jedi Master. When it comes to warehouse operations, Jody’s husband Frank manages the details with the precision of a Jedi. His work with special accounts and the team of employees in the warehouse is invaluable.

• Brianna Smith, Happiness Advocate. As our cheery customer service rep, Brianna fields questions and works diligently to keep our fans happy with our products and legendary service. • Erica Hernandez, Social Media Maven. Our social media and blog landscape is nurtured and sustained by Erica, who works toward reaching a broader audience. • Julie Dinn, Spreadsheet Goddess. Design Team Coordinator, inventory specialist, and organizational expert, Julie creates sense out of chaos and makes it look effortless.

• Laina Lamb, Graphics Guru. From bringing product concepts to life, to designing her own line of stamps and dies, to creating fresh and eye-catching graphics, Laina is an indispensable source for color, design, and trends.

• Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador. Ever the cheerleader, Susan leads My Favorite Things in customer outreach, social media growth, and marketing. You’ll find her connecting with our fans on Facebook and Instagram, starting conversations, spurring creativity, and spreading likes and comments everywhere she goes.


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All of our proprietary products are made in the USA.

Several times a year we close up shop and embark on community service days. So far we have volunteered multiple times for a local Habitat for Humanity project and also Deliver the Difference, which provides food to those in need within our community.

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We take our entire staff out to lunch every Thursday. We love to let our team know they are appreciated as often as possible.

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We have a total of 19 staff members, including several in states other than Florida, and two in Canada.

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Kim and Jody Morrow are responsible for the conception of most of the products we release each month.


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We have grown from offering only clear stamps, to a vast assortment of steel dies, both hybrid and dye ink pads, cardstock, rubber background stamps, stencils, and more!

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We have weekly yoga classes for our local staff; one class for guys and another for girls.

Kim still works from her home office with a house full of pets as co-workers: seven cats, five dogs, two birds, and a bunny.

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We have the very best customers, ever. We are always receiving handmade cards, and even treats...we love you all!

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My Favorite Things is known for innovative products that are extremely well thought-out and super easy to use. And we hope to continue to be your source of favorite products for decades to come.


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Stamps: My Favorite Things True Friend; dies: MFT DieNamics Proof Positive; cardstock: My Favorite Things; color medium: Kuretake ZIG Gansai Tambi watercolor.

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ALICE’S TECHNIQUE: “I cut a piece of watercolor paper using the Proof Positive die. I then used the cut-out as a stencil with watercolor to create the background for my card.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “MFT Die-namics dies are so versatile. The basic shapes and Blueprints are perfect for creating quick card designs. And if you love to color, there are also matching dies for most of the stamp sets. They make life so much easier for card makers.”

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ERIN’S TECHNIQUE: “For this glittery effect I stuck double-sided adhesive to white cardstock and then carefully peeled each element away to apply glitter to the sticky adhesive.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “My Favorite Things offers a hug variety of quality dies I love to work with. Coordinating and stand-alone, these dies offer something for everyone. So many different styles!”

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Erin Schreiner Stamps: My Favorite Things DC Abstract Art; dies: MFT DieNamics Proof Positive Cover-Up, Happy Hellos, Pierced Circle STAX, Blueprints 24; cardstock; My Favorite Things; ink: My Favorite Things black licorice.

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JILL’S TECHNIQUE: “I die cut the Cover Up die and then pieced together all the positive die-cuts. Once completed, I die cut them all again using the Stitched Circle Frames. Note: I got the plain black circles as the ‘in between’ circles when diecutting the Stitched Circle Frames all at the same time.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “I love the absolutely endless possibilities you can achieve when you use the simplest of dies in innovative ways. The MFT Die-Namics dies cut so precisely. They are awesome for inlaid die-cutting...my favorite. I also really enjoy using different combinations of dies to achieve completely different looks other than maybe the basic intentions of a die. I like using the positive and negative die-cuts as well. With a few tricks, you can alter their outcomes in infinite ways.”

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Stamps: My Favorite Things BG Grid Background, BB You’re Super, LJD You’re the Sweetest; dies: MFT Die-Namics Proof Positive Cover Up, Stitched Frame Circles; cardstock: My Favorite Things; ink: My Favorite Things Grout Gray, Steel Blue, Steel Grey, Black Licorice.


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KEISHA’S TECHNIQUE: “There is nothing like a really good graphic pattern. This Proof Positive background die provides a strong look for a card. I love using it with bold text stamps and then a pretty pink butterfly to soften the look a bit.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “I love the simple, clean designs. The dies are versatile. Depending on my mood, I can either do simple and bold, or soft and sweet. I have a range of possibilities when crafting with MFT products.”

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Keisha Campbell Stamps: My Favorite Things CS Spotlight Sentiments, BG Happy Birthday Background; dies: My Favorite Things Die-Namics Proof Positive Cover Up, Fancy Butterflies, Stitched Traditional Tags STAX, Stitched Circle Frames; cardstock: My Favorite Things; inks: My Favorite Things Black Licorice, Fuse Green.

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Miriam Prantner MIRIAM’S TECHNIQUE: “The cover plate was cut from black cardstock and three colors. The positive signs were inserted into the black cover plate to create a geometric pattern that then served as a mat/frame for the coordinating speech bubbles.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “I love how cleanly the My Favorite Things dies cut. I’ve had cover plates and intricate dies before where you have to run it through multiple times to get a clean cut. That never happens with my MFT dies. And of course, the designs are wonderful and on trend.”

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STEPHANIE’S TECHNIQUE: “To keep the Cover Up die the main focus of the card design, I decided to highlight one area of it to make it stand out. I die cut the Proof Positive Cover Up from white cardstock and then die cut it a second time with various blue cardstock colors. Then I replaced the plus sign shapes in a heart pattern with the blue cardstock pieces, from lightest to darkest to create an ombre effect.”

Stephanie Klauck

Stamps: My Favorite Things Keep on Rockin’; dies: My Favorite Things Die-Namics Proof Positive Cover Up; cardstock: My Favorite Things.

WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “MFT creates dies that can be used for so many themes and designs in cardmaking. I love creating with the dies that replicate real life items. They are always so realistic looking, and MFT never misses a detail.”

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Stamps: My Favorite Things CS Modern Blooms, CS True Friends, Gingham Background dies: My Favorite Things Die-namics Proof Positive, Cross-Stitch Oval STAX, Modern Blooms; cardstock: My Favorite Things; ink: My Favorite Things Black Licorice, Bubblegum, Daffodil, Field Day, Hot Fudge, Lemon Drop, Sno-Cone, Sour Apple, Summer Splash, Tickled Pink.

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VERONICA’S TECHNIQUE: “I used the negative space created by using the additional oval die as a space to stamp a sentiment.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “I love all the styles of Die-Namics dies that My Favorite Things offers. There is something for any style of card you want to create.”


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VERONICA’S TECHNIQUE: “I used the Proof Positive die and the oval die to create my focal point. This is the shape that was left over after I made another card (on the previous page). This is a great way to stretch your large MFT Cover Up dies.” WHY SHE LIKES MY FAVORITE THINGS DIES: “I love MFT dies because they mix and match so well. It makes creating cards a cinch.”

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Veronica Zalis Stamps: My Favorite Things LJD Circle Scribble Flowers, BD Chalkboard Greetings, Polka Dot Background: My Favorite Things Die-namics Proof Positive, Cross-Stitch Oval STAX, Circle Scribble Flowers, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX; cardstock: My Favorite Things; ink: My Favorite Things Black Licorice, Blue Raspberry, Lush Lagoon, Sno-Cone; other buttons.

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If you are looking for stamps, stencils, and super-cute wafer-thin dies, look no further. My Favorite Things, a featured manufacturer in this issue, offers them all. Members of the CREATE team jumped at the chance to show off what they can do with these fun MFT products.

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The Modern Blooms stamp set and coordinating Die-namics from My Favorite Things are an essential for any crafter. Cardmakers and scrappers alike! Create a blooming garden of any shape size or variety to match any occasion with these clean cut dies and crisp stamps.�

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Patterned paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico; stickers: Basic Grey, Studio Calico; enamel dots: Imaginisce, Heidi Swapp; washi tape: Little B; die: My Favorite Things; stamps: My Favorite Things; cut file: Kerri Bradford; inks: Ranger, Prima, Quick Quotes, VersaFine; gelatos: Faber-Castell.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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I used a stencil and wafer-thin die to create my layout. They were so easy to use and I loved the designs (‘scattered bars’ and ‘fancy flourish’), plus they worked so well with a mixed media layout. I also used some Paper House Colorways in Sapphire and the puffy stickers on this, such a great combo.”

adore your smile

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Patterned paper: Paper House, Canvas Home Basics; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Want2Scrap; metals: 7Gypsies, Prima; fibers: Canvas Home Basics; cardboard: Canvas Home Basics; ink: Prima; mists: Tattered Angels; dies: My Favorite Things; stencils: My Favorite Things; pen: Tombow.

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I really enjoyed playing with this heart die set. It's so versatile, easy to use, and I love that some were joined as a strip and others are separate hearts.�

hello love

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Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; stickers: Bella Blvd; sequins: Doodlebug; envelope: Fancy Pants Designs; die-cut word: American Crafts; chalkboard tags: My Mind's Eye; dies: My Favorite Things.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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I had used stencils from My Favorite Things prior to working on this layout, but I had not had the pleasure of using their dies. Oh, my...just like their stencils, they are awesome! The dies cut so clean and easily. I had to stop myself from covering the entire page in stars. I definitely see more Die-namics dies in my future.”

he’s got style

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: Echo Park Paper; ink: Ranger; pen: American Crafts; star and tab dies: My Favorite Things; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: twine.

julie mowen BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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My Favorite Things dies are so easy to work with. I used a couple of different ones on this layout, ‘pierced rectangle STAX’ and ‘stitched speech bubble edges.’ I cannot wait to make a few more projects with these!”

you are my sunshine

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer: Jillibean Soup; twine: May Arts; sketch pens: Silhouette; dies: My Favorite Things; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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This combination of coffee-themed stamps and dies by My Favorite Things were perfect for not only this layout but for my love of all things coffee related. Mixed with other My Favorite Things dies, they helped this layout to come together."

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Patterned paper: Hot Off The Press; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; enamel and wood dots: My Mind's Eye; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; button: Queen & Co; bow: American Crafts; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: My Favorite Things, Ranger, Memento; marker: Copic; stamp: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things; stencil: Tim Holtz.

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Working with these products is so much fun and allows you to create a unique background. I used stencils and stamps combined with distress inks to create my background and then added in a few die-cut titles and hearts to embellish. I love that you can mix and match all of these products and get a different look every time.”

it’s a sister thing

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Patterned paper: Recollections, Paper Studio; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: American Crafts; flair: A Flair For Buttons; thread: Coats; inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Ranger Archival; mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine; pen: Sharpie; stamps: My Favorite Things, American Crafts; dies: My Favorite Things, Silhouette Cameo.

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

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Just love the stamp set of butterflies! I stamped them to make the background and added some punched butterflies as well. It's perfect with the photo of my parents and me waiting for the bus to the botanic garden.�

love...mom & dad

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Patterned papers: KaiserCraft, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp, Doodlebug, Studio Calico, American Crafts; cardstock: KaiserCraft; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dot: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Heidi Swapp; ink: Ranger; mists: Heidi Swapp; mediums: Ranger; stamps: My Favorite Things; stencil: TCW; punches: Martha Stewart.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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There is no end to what you can do with a few of My Favorite Things! I had so much fun working with just a few of their items. I’m currently addicted to cork, and their dies cut it - and the patterned paper - just like butter and their stamps give a clean crisp image. The die cut so perfectly I was able to turn the ‘negative’ from the bicycle tire spokes into a banner. It was a joy to ‘take My Favorite Things for a spin’ with Minnie.”

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; cork: My Favorite Things; letter stickers: October Afternoon; font: Honey Script; enamel dots: Echo Park, Simple Stories; brad: Simple Stories; ink: Tim Holtz; stamp: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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I love working with My Favorite Things because they have cute and coordinating stamps and dies. The sizes of the donuts and sentiments I used worked perfectly on a layout, but they would be adorable on a card too!�

always say yes to sprinkles

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Patterned Paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter cardstock: Doodlebug; letter stickers: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Hero Arts, Lawn Fawn; stamps: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

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I was excited to get and use some of the My Favorite Things items. I had never had a chance to do that. The heart dies that I got in assorted shapes and sizes work really well on this layout. I’m sure I will be using them again soon.”

he is so sweet in those ‘spenders

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Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories, American Crafts; enamels: Doodlebug; ink: Sakura; mist: Dylusions; dies: My Favorite Things.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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I adore My Favorite Things and was so excited to get to feature their products in a layout. Their wide range of stamps and dies are easy to incorporate into layouts.�

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; enamel star: October Afternoon; brads: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; stamps: My Favorite Things; ink: Mama Elephant, Versamark; embossing powder: Ranger; dies: My Favorite Things.

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I love working with My Favorite Things products! Their stamps and dies are so fun to mix and match when creating projects, and I especially enjoyed being able to die-cut some of the flowers to add a some dimension to my cards.”

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Circle card -- Cardstock: Darice, BoBunny; enamel dots: Doodlebug; ink: Color Box, My Favorite Things; stamps: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things. Rectangle cards -Cardstock: Darice, BoBunny; pearls: Doodlebug; stamps: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things.

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I love bright colors, so this challenge was right up my alley. The colors in this challenge are timeless, so I enjoyed mixing the old and new to create a bright and cheerful layout.”

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Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneer: Citrus Twist; die-cuts: Sassafras Lass; word strip: Ali Edwards; ink: American Crafts, ColorBox; mist: Heidi Swap, Tattered Angels; stamps: American Crafts, Ali Edwards; twine: Darice, staples: Tim Holtz.

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This color combination has been both difficult and exciting for me because I don’t usually use as many colors at once. But doing something that you don’t normally do feels good.”

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Cardstock: KaiserCraft; flowers: Prima; jewels: Sparklets by KaiserCraft; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; stamps; Prima; other: thread, patterned paper.

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This color challenge was definitely a challenge, forcing me out of my comfort zone! Even though these colors are not what I would usually use, I enjoyed creating this layout. The photos also assisted and brought the colors together.�


insta ready

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Core‘dinations; letter stickers: Silhouette vinyl; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; stencil: Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz; paint: Adirondack; other: ribbon, wood stars, buttons, embroidery thread.

glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

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While I love how this layout turned out, color challenges are usually rather difficult for me. When I got this one, I was really glad it had brighter colors in it. It was very suited to my particular style and I actually enjoyed doing this color challenge when often times, I do not.”

goodbye summer

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamels: Doodlebug Designs; pen: Sakura.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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This photo was taken last Easter when we went for a long walk. I love to see my two boys getting along so well together. The title ‘Currently 2’ is about the fact that my third child, my daughter, is away for a year and we have only two kids at home right now. This Webster’s Pages collection is one of my favorites; the colors are amazing and the designs are unique. I love everything about it!”

currently 2

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Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Elle’s Studio; chipboard stickers: American Crafts; clear stickers: Simple Stories; epoxy sticker: American Crafts; puffy sticker: Evalicious; straws: Talking Tables; washi tape: American Crafts; twine: The Twinery; paperclip: Xenos; file card: Jillibean Soup; pen: American Crafts; punch: Stampin’ Up; staples: Tim Holtz.

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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This was an easy challenge that begged for a spring-themed layout. I especially love the addition of orange, a favorite color among the boys of my house.�


dying eggs

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Doodlebug, Bella Blvd; enamel Dots: We R Memory Keepers, Doodlebug; twine: The Twinery; brads: Making Memories; chipboard: Bella Blvd; stamps: Lawn Fawn, BoBunny; ink: Mama Elephant, Versamark; embossing powder: Ranger; stapler: Tim Holtz; other: Silhouette Cameo.

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

{ her blog }


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I really loved this color combo -- so bright and happy. My pictures just happened to match perfectly.”

happy today

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Pink Paislee; chipboard frames: Simple Stories; paper frames: Simple Stories; chipboard title: Heidi Swapp; flower tag: Bella Blvd; wood veneer hearts: Studio Calico; wood veneer sun: Heidi Swapp; flair: A Flair for Buttons; stencil: Heidi Swapp; ink: Stampin’ Up; mists: Tattered Angels.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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For me, color challenges are just that...a definite challenge. In an attempt to make it easier, I chose the green and blue papers as more prominent colors for the layout. Then I added the colors that I have a harder time using, like purple, as smaller embellishments. A great sketch helped, too!”

brody’s birthday bash

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Doodlebug Design, Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; pen: American Crafts; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: enamel dots.

julie mowen BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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Color challenges are the hardest for me, but this one actually went pretty easy once I dug in my stash for a while. I added black and white make the colors pop even more.”

higgins & his shadow

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Patterned paper: Gossamer Blue, Echo Park Paper, Craft Smith, BasicGrey, Teresa Collins, Pinkfresh Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Pinkfresh Studio; flair: Basic Grey; acrylic embellishments: ColorCast Designs; die-cuts: BasicGrey; pen: Sharpie; punch: EK Success; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }


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getting it

with the create team

Many of us make a list -even if it’s just a mental one -- on a daily basis. Since we are already experts at the art of listmaking, why not translate that skill to journaling on layouts? Fun to write, fun to read, fun to share. It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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U NAME: Suzanna Lee LOCATION: Glen Allen, Virginia CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

The list method of journaling allows you to save memories of things such as favorites without having to write lengthy paragraphs. The ‘bullet’ points are made and there isn't a lot more that needs to be said.”


HERE’S THE STORY Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Bella Blvd, Lawn Fawn, We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers, stickers: Basic Grey, Bella Blvd; pocket cards: Project Life, We R Memory Keepers, Crate Paper.


U NAME: Juliana Michaels LOCATION: Cleveland, Ohio CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I really enjoyed this style of journaling. I usually put off adding my journaling until I'm nearly finished with a page. This style encouraged me to do my journaling before I started and made it easy to incorporate the writing into my design.”


HELLO: MY NAME IS Patterned paper: Elle's Studio; cardstock: Darice; letter stickers: Elle's Studio; diecuts: Elle's Studio; wood veneer: Elle's Studio; twine: Hobby Lobby; ink: Ranger.


U NAME: Noey Hunt LOCATION: Woodinville, Washington CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


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Using a list is a great way to give an overview of an event, location, or a moment in time. I used this opportunity to document three days at a specific park and make a list of our favorite activities at that park.�

HAPPY HOLLOW Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Authentique, Basic Grey, We R Memory Keepers, October Afternoon; letter stickers: Authentique; stickers: Heidi Grace; journaling block: Technique Tuesday; washi tape: We R Memory Keepers; dies: Cricut.


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NAME: Erin Reed LOCATION: Pflugerville, Texas CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I took the idea of the journal favorites list and asked my two boys in the pictures what their favorite things were about playing soccer. The words on the page are straight from them, their point of view and not mine, and it added a wonderful twist to the my normal journaling.”


SOCCER FAVS

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Core’dinations; letter stickers: KaiserCraft; stickers: Paper House; wood: ULD; ink: Prima; adhesive: Xyron.


U NAME: Denise Storck LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


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Journaling is not such a chore if you make it fun, such as creating a list of things that make you laugh. I decided to scrap my funny dog, so that we'll never forget what a scream she is. The hardest part was choosing only ten!�

10 WAYS THIS DOG MAKES ME LAUGH Digital layout. Patterned paper: Mye de Leon; numbers 1-10: BasicGrey; bracket shape: Design by Dani heart shape: Stampin' Up; buttons, word labels, brads, banners: Mye de Leon; Polaroid frames: Denise Storck; journaling strips: Denise Storck.


U NAME: Nikki Sivils LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I absolutely loved this journaling challenge! Every year since my early thirties I’ve created a single page layout called ‘Me At...’ whatever age I am at the time. This year I turned 43 on April 3rd so this was a perfect challenge. I always list 10 items I’m into at that moment and or goals for the next year. This ‘selfie’ was taken on my birthday in the car (at a stop light) so the lighting wasn’t great as you can see from the photo on the layout, but this isn’t about perfection. It’s about reality.”


ME AT 43 Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Bella Blvd, calendar paper; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; chalk badges: American Crafts; chipboard: Crate Paper; mini staples: Tim Holtz.


U NAME: Irit Shalom LOCATION: Rehovot, Israel CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how creating a favorites list -- either your own or using input from others -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

My four-year-old first grandson Omer is the perfect example of this age innocence. He still believes in fairy tales, all good things around and the only ‘dead’ thing he can think about is a ‘dead pizza’ in the oven. So I made this layout with totally non-kids’ colors and products and then added this totally hisage journaling list of things I love at this innocent age of four.”


JUST BECAUSE Cardstock: Canvas Corp; tags: Canvas Corp; book tags: Canvas Corp; punches: EK Success; inks: Ranger; chipboard: A2Z Scraplets; wooden staple: Canvas Corp, 7Gypsies; embossing powder: WOW! Embossing Powders; other: buttons.

IRIT’S LIST

“Why I love your age of innocence: 1. You still believe in good things around; 2. You don't need brands as long as this is not pink; 3.You don't ask for a cell phone, iPad or a car; 4.Your favorite desert is a bag of jelly beans; 5.Your curiosity is addictive; 6.You still say ‘please’ and ‘thanks’ in every second sentence; 7.Your favorite drink is a glass of milk; 8.You still adore your baby sister and don't want your own room; 9.You still want to be a fireman or a cop; 10. You still need my hugs a lot.”


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it’s the little

things

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Little touches make a difference in people’s lives. An encouraging card sent at just the right time. A well-planned gift tied with a special tag. Celebrate the little things in life with inspiration from SG’s CREATE team and their take on the card and tag sketches in this issue.

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; pearl dots: Eyelet Outlet; ink: Tsukinek, Stampin' Up; mists: Tattered Angels, Ranger; stamps: Close to My Heart; dies: Silhouette America; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, embroidery floss.

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diane iversen

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, KaiserCraft; letter stickers: Thickers, My Mind's Eye; chalk ink: Ingrid Bolmes; other: cardstock, google eyes, wood veneer, vintage wool thread.

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Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Core’dination; stickers: American Crafts; thread: Coats; pen: Sharpie; mediums: Liquitex, Faber Castell; mist: Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: The Cut Shoppe.

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jennie mcgarvey

Cardstock: Bazzill; pocket page card: Scraptastic; letter stickers: American Crafts, Elle's Studio; die-cut: Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; stamps: Scraptastic; ink: Studio Calico.

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Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp Project Life Dreamy Kit; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Heidi Swapp; washi tape: Heidi Swapp; star punch: American Crafts.

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moon lee

Patterned papers: Heidi Swapp, BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Heidi Swapp; others: buttons, sequins.

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Technique Tuesday; stamp: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things.

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lynette jacobs

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: KaiserCraft; flower: Prima; pearls: Fabscraps; ink: Tim Holtz.

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Letter stickers: Authentique; manilla tag: Unity; ink: Ranger; chalk ink: Ingrid Bolme; stamps: Unity; other: embroidery floss, ribbon, jewelry wire.

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missy whidden

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Recollections, Colorbok; stickers: American Crafts; enamel dots: American Crafts; ribbon: Craft Smart, KI Memories; thread: Coats; mediums: Faber Castell; die-cuts: The Cut Shoppe; other: buttons.


moon lee

Patterned papers: Crate Paper, BasicGrey; die-cuts: Crate Paper, Studio Calico; stamps: My Favorite Thing; mists: Heidi Swapp; paper flowers: Prima; twine: Maya Road; others: brads.

penny grimsley

Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots: Simple Stories; embroidery thread: DMC; twine: The Twinery; ink Jenni Bowlin; stamp: My Favorite Things; dies: My Favorite Things.

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c r e a t e team & tags lynette jacobs

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: KaiserCraft; flowers: Petaloo; bling: Prima; wood veneer: Teresa Collins; twine: Simple Stories; ink: Tim Holtz.

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jennie mcgarvey

Patterned paper: Scraptastic; die-cuts: Scraptastic, Simple Stories; stickers: Elle's Studio; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye.


steffanie seiler

lindsay bateman

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Studio Calico; chipboard: Studio Calico; eyelet: We R Memory Keepers; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: Ranger; mist: Tattered Angels, Heidi Swapp; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; other: cardstock, thread.

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; tag: Heidi Swapp; embellishments: Heidi Swapp; washi tape: American Crafts; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: seam binding ribbon.

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options with the create team

We challenged the SG CREATE team to use the May card and tag sketches for as many different projects as they could think of. It’s amazing how easily the small sketches translate to larger projects and are springboards to creativity.

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May sketches... great for tags, cards, and so much more.

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Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories; adhesive: Tombow, Supertape; other: old book paper, twine, paint tin.

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CARD SKETCH

jowilna nolte

ALTERED PAINT TIN

south africa {her blog}

“I used the card sketch as inspiration for this altered paint tin project. I have a bit of a thing for recycled tins like empty paint and dog food tins, so I used this empty paint tin and altered it into something to match my renovated work space in navy and white. I used paper scraps in strips to mimic the card sketch and covered the tin in the strips, then distressed them and added some simple decorations.�

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CARD SKETCH

rebecca keppel arizona {her blog}

CANVAS ART “I used the card sketch and rotated it so the strips were horizontal rather than vertical. It was fun to use a card sketch and think outside the box and create a canvas for Teacher Appreciation Week.�

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; ink: Prima; adhesives: ThermOWeb; other: canvas.

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Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; stickers: BoBunny; other: paper bag.

TAG SKETCH

victoria freze ukraine {her blog}

TREAT BAG “I used the tag sketch to create a gift bag for treats. It is so easy to make a child smile! Give him an unexpected bright paper bag with candies or cookies. You can have an unexpected hug, too! I created layers from paper and stickers, stapled them together and adhered to a paper bag.�

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DECORATED BAG TAG SKETCH

wendy antenucci florida {her blog}

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Pebbles; stickers: Pebbles; other: bag; crepe paper.

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“I chose to use the tag sketch to build the embellishment for my bag. I stayed pretty close to the tag sketch as it was very versatile, but I chose to use crepe paper and die-cut pieces to form my strips. A tag with a rosette and bow took the place of the flower and I moved my word to the bottom of my patterned paper group. A simple wrapping of twine finished up my bag.�


Patterned paper: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; die: My Favorite Things.

TAG SKETCH

lindsey amschler missouri {her blog}

GIFT BAG "The tag sketch inspired me to create a quick and easy gift bag for a friend. I kept the design very similar to the sketch, only making a few changes and adding some extra embellishments."

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT “I used the May tag sketch and altered it to make a layout. I started by straightening the pieces on my layout, instead of tilting them like the sketch. I layered the strips of paper similar to the sketch, but used basic strips of paper instead of banner pieces. I clustered the butterflies similar to the daisies in the sketch, but flipped them to the opposite side of where they are in the sketch.�

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; label stickers: October Afternoon; mist: Studio Calico; punch: Martha Stewart; pen: Faber Castell.

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christy arthur

missouri {her blog}


CARD SKETCH

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

colleen o’keefe

wisconsin {her blog}

“When I saw this card sketch, I thought it would be a great way to showcase a variety of different papers on a fairly neutral background. It's perfect to use with either a collection pack or club kit with so many different coordinating patterns. It's also a great sketch to use a lot of the scraps we have laying around. This was a very easy sketch to use for a layout and I can see myself using it over and over for cards and layouts.” Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park Paper, Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey; burlap stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park Paper; die-cut: Scraptastic; enamel shapes: Doodlebug, Cloud 9 Designs.

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GIFT BAG “Making a plain gift bag party-ready using a card sketch was easy and fun! I choose some birthday papers and used the card sketch as the front panel of my bag. I cut the straight edged strips into banners for more of a party feel.�

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Colorbox; other: kraft bag.

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CARD SKETCH

karin rush

missouri {her blog}


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hitting the

road

It has to be one of the most beloved words in the English language. Travel. Let’s go. Let’s see. Let’s do. We challenged the SG CREATE team to take this theme and share how they document their journeys, both near and far.

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‘ “Travel layouts are one of my favorite themes to scrapbook. A booklet on a layout is a great system to document memories and memorabilia from a travel experience. This double-page layout documented the memorable moments in Chicago.”

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oh the places i go

glenda viljoen

Patterned paper: Bazzill Basics, Glitz Designs; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: Heidi Swapp, American Crafts; dies: Sizzix; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; photo corners: 3L; stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous; punches: Martha Stewart; other: clock charm, seam binding ribbon.

BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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vietnam 2013 Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; 3-D, cork and photo stickers: Paper House Productions; letters: American Crafts.

CREATE TEAM

“As an addicted traveler I always find myself with lots of photos and no chance to scrap them in my whole life. So lately I moved to multi-photo layouts and it works. This page with five photos is a perfect example. I arranged five photos one over another and made a huge mixed title with a sticker and big gold letters. I added some themed products and this page was done in no time. For me, a good themed paper pad and a few packs of stickers is a great way to scrap my travel memories. I am not going to make each vacation page a piece of art or a long-drying mixed media piece. This is a perfect way to scrap 100 photos in one single album and in the most frugal way.”

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Even a little road trip is worthy of its own scrapbook page, and a short trip can be easier to scrap than a longer vacation, since you probably have less pictures! I'm kind of a ‘don't go outside the lines’ person, so with this page I stuck to what's comfortable for me -- clean lines and an overall balanced look.”

denise storck road trip ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }

Digital supplies. Patterned paper: Mye de Leon, Cosmo Cricket; brads, journaling blocks, sticker: Mye de Leon; arrow, stickers: Cosmo Cricket; arrow: Nancie Rowe, Janitz; Scotch tape: Splendid Fiins; wood veneer alphabet: Mye de Leon; banner template: Designs by Dani.

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“Creating vacation layouts can be rough, trying to pick and choose which photos are the best to highlight. So I used the May sketch for this assignment, I couldn’t resist…I love that sketch! I layered six pictures in two rows, which allowed me to have nine 4x4 pictures on a single layout. They are fun to flip through while looking at the layout. TIP: When I get the layout in the plastic sheet protectors I cut long small slits around the outside of the photo rows on the layout so you can flip the pictures without taking the layout out of the sheet protectors.”


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10 yrs together nikki sivils

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers, decorative stickers: Bella Blvd; burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils; chipboard street sign: Crate Paper; sugar dots: Prima; decorative tape: Bella Blvd.

ST. LOUIS. MISSOUTI

{ HER BLOG }

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mining tour Patterned paper: 7Gypsies; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; wood: Pink Paislee; washi tape: Canvas Home Basics, Prima; metal: 7Gypsies; twine, fabrics: Canvas Home Basics; clothespins: Canvas Home Basics; tags, cards: 7Gypsies; cardboard: Canvas Home Basics; doily: Recollections; ink: Prima; mists: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron.

CREATE TEAM

“We went on a trip to Colorado last summer and visited a vintage gold mine. The pictures are of my family panning for gold and taking the tour. I centered the entire layout around the vintage feel of the old mine, making everything including the pictures feel vintage.”

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I love this theme because I love traveling! Normally this theme is perfect for vintage colors, but this time, I wanted to introduce color and I applied the colors in the photo at the bottom.�

travel

estrella barba

Patterned paper: Prima; letter stickers: Prima; crystals: Prima; micro beads: Prima; flowers: Prima; tags: Prima; ink: Watercolor; stencil: Tim Holtz; other: ribbon, twine, embroidery floss, metal embellishments.

CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN

{ HER BLOG }

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‘ “I had just a couple of sheets of paper, and a few scraps left from the Queen & Co. ‘Travel’ collection. I put the cut-apart sheet to work, using it for embellishment as well as the journaling spot. Even thought it's pretty simple, this layout was a lot of fun to put together.”

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you call this working? julie mowen

Patterned paper: Queen & Co.; cardstock: American Crafts, Recollections; letter stickers: Fancy Pants; flair: Queen & Co.; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Ranger; punches: Marvy Uchida; dies: Silhouette Cameo; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

{ HER BLOG }

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away we go Patterned paper: Amy Tangerine, Simple Stories; letter stickers: Making Memories; stickers: My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories, Authentique; chipboard clouds: UmWow; wooden button: Jillibean Soup; pearls: Doodlebug, My Mind's Eye; flair: A Flair for Buttons; paper frames: Simple Stories; chipboard frames: Simple Stories; ephemera: Heidi Swapp; wooden veneer: Chic Tags; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; ink: Tim Holtz.

CREATE TEAM

“Since the paper is so cool I tried to keep it uncovered as much as possible and created three small clusters, including some actual boarding cards. The pearls indicate places we have traveled; blue equals ‘as a family, green equals ‘individually, red equals ‘where we'd love to go.’”

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ HER BLOG }


Two companies. One goal. Make scrapbooking quick, easy, and creative.

Great papers. Great sketches. A fusion of two creative forces -- Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories -- showing just how easy it is to create stunning traditional layouts with the innovative Simple Stories products. Designed by creativeduo Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders, the books - available as hardcopy books or ebooks - showcase 18 or 24 fun and functional double-page sketches with exact measurements and positions of photos, papers and elements.

Both books also contain beautiful fullcolor layout examples, featuring paper collections by Simple Stories.

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cake and

candles with the create team

Birthdays. Whether we like it or not, they roll around each year. Best of all, they give us the chance to celebrate family and friends. We challenged the SG CREATE team to showcase these festive events and the parties and fun that they bring.

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happy birthday Patterned paper: Crate Paper; stickers: Crate Paper; chipboard: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Crate Paper; ticket: Crate Paper; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

CREATE TEAM

“The birthday theme wasn't hard to carry out with this paper collection from Crate Paper: Confetti. I loved all the embellishments and even though they didn't perfectly match my pictures, they were subtle enough they made the pictures stand out. I think it is easier for a themed layout to stay within collections.�

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


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“I couldn't resist showcasing this photo of my little girl eyeballing her birthday cake. The bright, happy colors of the papers reflect the fun of the occasion, while the deeper story is tucked behind the photo with hidden journaling.”

laurie danielle happy day COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

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Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Me and My Big Ideas (hidden journaling card); letter stickers: Webster's Pages; fabric tape: American Crafts, diecuts: American Crafts: ink: American Crafts; embossing powder: Zing; stamps: American Crafts, Avery Elle; thread: Coats & Clark.

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“It was fun to work with the birthday theme. I created a twopage layout about how we celebrated my husband's birthday.”

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celebrate your day Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; chipboard: Studio Calico; embroidery floss: Hobby Lobby; ink: Ranger; dies: Lifestyle Crafts.

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

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happy birthday Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; washi tape: Jillibean Soup; thread: Gütermann; pen: K&Company.

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“A few years ago, when my oldest son turned 11, the best gift he received for his birthday was a fake tongue! The entire day he tricked his grandparents, his friends, the neighbors -- everyone -- by sticking a needle through his (fake) tongue and letting them think it was real. A memory we will never forget. This collection from Jillibean Soup was exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to scrap these photos. It’s so colorful and versatile and perfect for both boy and girl pages!”

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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“I saw this particular challenge as a pretty easy one for me. I have a big supply of birthday photos from my son’s last two years, so it didn’t take me long to decide what to do. I enjoyed working with this theme and getting another page done. Holidays and birthdays often sit on my desk for quite some time.”

stacia brandt 1 serious cake smash MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: We R Memory Keepers; flair: Gossamer Blue; chipboard: Studio Calico; enamels: We R Memory Keepers; mist: Dylusions; pen: Sakura.

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“For our children, we took pictures each month of their first year and we also took quarterly photos their second year. On Calvin's second birthday we took the final photo for this series.�

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our little monkey noey hunt

Patterned paper: Recollections, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: BasicGrey, Authentique; stickers: Bella Blvd; journaling block: Jillibean Soup; brads: Making Memories; dies: Silhouette Scrap N Fonts.

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“This photo is one of many from a weekend full of birthday fun. Because it will be one of many layouts, I decided to keep the theme a little more subdued. Still bright and happy -- that perfectly reflects the feelings of the day.”

13th birthday cupcake Patterned paper, Elle's Studio; letter stickers, Jillibean Soup, Lily Bee; stickers, Bella Blvd; stick pin flags, Bella Blvd; enamel hearts, We R Memory Keepers; wood veneer, Elle's Studio; stamps, Technique Tuesday, Bo Bunny; ink, Mama Elephant; stapler: Tim Holtz.

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

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“While we all have a birthday, some of us have birthday weeks or months! This layout celebrates one of a few days of partying as this young lady turned 8. The My Favorite Things dies and stamps were the perfect celebratory touch!�

suzanna lee i am 8 GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories: letter stickers: Pebbles; die-cuts, washi, pocket cards, interactive pocket, enamel dots: Simple Stories; die: My Favorite Things; stamps: My Favorite Things; ink: VersaFine.

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why

scrapbookgeneration.com shoppers love BANK IT

to earn free shipping on every order. “I think Bank It is the best thing since sliced bread. On other websites, if you're trying to reach a free shipping minimum, you wait until a couple of collections come in. But, sometimes the first collection will sell out of some items before the last collection arrives. So, I love being able to order stuff as it comes in, get everything I want, and at my own pace.” -- Bank It customer

The Big Picture: Combine several small orders until you reach the $75 free shipping mark. Just enter coupon code BANKIT when checking out, and your order is processed with no shipping charge. SG fills and holds the order until you have placed enough orders to reach the $75 free shipping threshold. complete details about Bank It at scrapbookgeneration.com


crafting in the real

world

question and answer session

We’re on a year-long mission to check in with people around the country who love the craft of scrapbooking and its place in their lives. Third stop, Henderson, Nevada, where Nicole Bingaman shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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Meet Nicole Bingaman, a 31-year-old stay-at-home-mom in Henderson, Nevada. She has agreed to give us an inside look at how scrapbooking impacts her life.

How and when did you get started scrapbooking? I met my now mother-in-law when I was in high school and she scrapbooked. She made me an album for graduation and our wedding a few months later. I started soon after we bought our first house in 2002. I would say over the years I was buying more and not scrapping very much until around 2011 when I stopped shopping and started to really focus on what I loved and wanted to use. Adding a kit subscription to the mix really increased my production as well.

Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? My advice for carving out time to scrapbook would be to make it known to your family that having a portion of time dedicated to allowing yourself some creative time is important. I have been in the habit of getting both of the kids down for naps at the same time and that allows me a small chunk of time to myself.

Time spent scrapbooking? My scrappy time varies a lot. I go through spurts where I will scrapbook a few days a week for one-two hours while my kids nap. And then I will go a few weeks with no scrappy time if I am busy running around with my kids. I also teach classes at my local store, so some of my crafty time is spent prepping kits for classes.


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“It's not uncommon to find a kid or two (and sometimes only wearing undies) scoping out my desk for interesting things.� -- Nicole

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What is your scrap space like? When I was pregnant with my oldest, I moved my scrapbook stuff out of a spare bedroom and into our formal dining room. It has worked well for the most part, but now that I have a two and a three-and-a-half year old, not having a door to my space has really effected how and when I can scrapbook. I do like being out in the main part of our home and love that I have the space for filming process videos as well. I have moved things around when I find that the way something has been organized just is not working for me. I now try to keep things that I reach for the most close to my desk and tuck away things that I don't use often. I have also learned to keep things like scissors and Copic markers FAR from reach of little hands.

What are your best organizational tips? Organization is one of those things that I find is never complete. I think as my style and interests change, the way I want my supplies stored changes as well. I have purged a lot of supplies that I was not using or just no longer loved. I didn't have regrets after selling most of it and now shop and store things based on how I personally use supplies and plan projects.

How do you describe your style? My style is paper-heavy linear with lots of photos and a medium level of embellishment. I love the look of computer-printed journaling and love adding it to journaling spots and die-cuts. When I discovered SG's kits and sketches it was like I found heaven. I know that I take way too many photos, so I try to fit as many as I can in a double-page spread. I am a big advocate for doing what YOU like and not getting caught up in the current trend, especially if it's something I do not care for. My albums are for me and my family to enjoy, so I want to be happy with the results years from now.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? I do not have a set budget for scrappy spending each month. I am currently subscribed to Scrapbook Generation’s Boy Crazy, Girl Crazy and Super Sketch Club kits. That is the bulk of my monthly spending. If a collection comes out that I love, I will usually go ahead and purchase it (with the Bank It option at Scrapbook Generation) and anything else I see. But with that said, I do try to spend as little as possible each month and keep an eye on our total monthly bills.

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Social aspect?

I am part of a semi-private online forum that has changed my crafty life in many ways. Without this outlet, I would not scrapbook as often, and wouldn’t have a way to chat with other women in this hobby. I don’t have the ability to attend local crops, so the online community is my way of having a similar experience. I love the online crops we have a few times a year, complete with challenges and games.

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Where do you get your inspiration? I enjoy finding inspiration from other scrapbookers with similar styles to my own. Since I love SG sketches and kits, I love finding inspiration in CREATE magazine. I also love to watch YouTube process videos from Jen Gallacher and Nichol Magouirk. Even their older videos and older styles I still find inspiration from and will often scraplift pages that I love and want to try techniques from. It's from all the scrapbookers I subscribe to on YouTube that pushed me to create my own channel and share a peek into what I do.

What do you enjoy most...design or techniques? Technique...and this is probably because I am a bit of a nerd. I LOVE opening my SG kits and just following the directions. Then I will usually add a small something to the finished layout like stamping or diecutting. When I am not following a sketch or completing a kit, I like to

try things I have seen in videos -- new ways to use digital die cuts, stretching your stamps, etc. Nothing messy though!

What does this hobby mean to your life? Scrapbooking allows me a way to unwind from stress, share memories with my family and connect to other scrapbookers online.

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What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? I love so much about this hobby and feel like I am now in a comfortable place where I know what I like and what I will use. I no longer feel the need to purchase everything I see or go with what the current trends are. I use what I love and make what I like for MY albums and MY family.


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why

scrapbookgeneration.com shoppers love BANK IT

to earn free shipping on every order. “I’m one who hasn’t ordered online too often because I’ve always felt I needed to order enough to make shipping worth it or hit a minimum to get some sort of discount, so I’ve missed out on things I wanted. Bank It is perfect for me!” -- Bank It customer

The Big Picture: Combine several small orders until you reach the $75 free shipping mark. Just add BANKIT to your cart when checking out, and your order is processed with no shipping charge. SG fills and holds the order until you have placed enough orders to reach the $75 free shipping threshold. complete details about Bank It at scrapbookgeneration.com


readers

gallery We invited readers to send layouts and cards and tags based on the four sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders featured in the March issue of CREATE. We’re happy to share what scrapbookers around the globe are doing with SG sketches!

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soccer star BY MICHELLE PASTOOR (CANADA)

GALLERY

Patterned paper: Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Creative Memories; jewels: Doodlebug Design; ink: VersaMagic.

paaseier soektog... BY CAROL BURGER (NAMIBIA)

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Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; stickers: Echo Park Paper; chalk: VersaMagic; ink: Clearsnap; other: stickers.


erin oak baseball BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Lily Bee; journaling card: Simple Stories; embellishments: Echo Park, Karen Foster Designs, Little Yellow Bicycle.

the big reveal BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories, American Crafts.

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so much fun together

by Christina gonCaLves (braziL)

Patterned paper: my mind’s eye; cardstock: Core’dinations; stickers: my mind’s eye; letter stickers: american Crafts, my Little shoebox; ink: Prima, ranger; punch: martha stewart; die: spellbinders; stamps: KaiserCraft; other: buttons.

#witwib

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by devra hunt (redmond, washington)

Patterned paper: my mind’s eye, october afternoon, echo Park; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Lily bee; die-cuts: my mind’s eye, Papermania; wood: american Crafts, studio Calico, Queen & Co; twine: the twinery; enamel dots: my mind’s eye, basicgrey; ink: versamagic; pen: american Crafts.


family story

by debbie Pettit (CoaL vaLLey, iLLinois)

Patterned paper: teresa Collins; gold paper: Creative memories; banner, buttons, brads, chipboard, ephemera: teresa Collins.

ready set go today

by LesLey ratterree (sPringfieLd, missouri) Patterned paper: american Crafts; embellishments: american Crafts; ink: Prima.

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fun on the lake BY MATHILDA HOLLINGWORTH (SOUTH AFRICA)

GALLERY

Patterned paper: Bazzill, Simple Stories, American Crafts, Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; other: flair, printables.

love them BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI)

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories, We R Memory Keepers, Carta Bella, KaiserCraft, Glitz; stickers: Fancy Pants, Authentique; chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp; journal card: We R Memory Keepers; brads: Carta Bella; glimmer mist: Tattered Angels; ink: Colorbox; floss: DMC.


we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JULY 2015 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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Be sure to have JULY READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email.

Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue.

An individual may submit more than one project, but each must be sent in a separate email. 3” photo

All files sent should be under 1MB.

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Include your name and address.

TITLE long title

long title

2” photo

T I T LE

If your submission is chosen for publication, we will contact you with information about sending a second photo meeting more specific requirements, plus a supply list.

The call for submissions for the July 2015 issue ends on June 15, 2015.

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one of the four sketch choices for july

We’re excited to see how your style merges with SG sketches!


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i’m so escited BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Colorbox.

me & you BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Authentique; wood veneer: Simple Stories, Fancy Pants Designs; flowers: Recollections.

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better together BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House; accents: Creating with Details; mediums: Ranger; pen: Signo.

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touches your heart

by elizabeth RemPel (canada)

Patterned paper: basicGrey; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: bobunny, american crafts; flowers: creative memories; twine: american crafts; brads: stampin’ up; other: vellum, ribbon, tag.

together

by linda bluhm (waukesha, wisconsin)

Patterned paper: Paper studio; Recollections; stickers: american crafts; envelope: we R memory keepers; wood veneer: american crafts.

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smile yo

by cassandRa deGRace (canada)

Patterned paper: american crafts; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers, die-cuts: american crafts; rub-ons, die-cuts: heidi swapp; wood veneer, twine: maya Road; burlap: die cuts with a View; washi tape: my mind’s eye; pen: sakura.

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relax

by matHilda HollingWortH (soutH afriCa)

patterned paper: Chic tags, echo park; cardstock: american Crafts; embellishments: simple stories, pink paislee; die-cuts: Heidi swapp; stapler: tim Holtz.

i love us

by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: Heidi swapp, We r memory Keepers, KaiserCraft; cardstock: Colorbok; embellishments: We r memory Keepers, my mind’s eye, recollections.

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love your life

by CatHy lu (taiWan)

patterned papers: pink paislee, Webster’s pages; cardstock: echo park; die-cuts: KaiserCraft, american Crafts; arrow die: spellbinders; mists: Heidi swapp; date stamp: american Crafts; other: lace.

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us right now

by tinA GAle HusonG (pryor, oklAHomA)

patterned paper: simple stories; stickers: simple stories; wood veneer: simple stories; stamp: American crafts; other: enamel dots.

winter memories

by wendy tipton (republic, missouri)

patterned paper: my mind's eye, echo park, Heidi Grace, imaginsce, little yellow bicycle, Fancy pants; cardstock: die cuts with a View, colorbok; stickers: little yellow bicycle; rub-ons: doodlebug, Heidi Grace; chipboard words: little yellow bicycle; tickets: Fancy pants; sequins: doodlebug; pins: Heidi Grace; enamel dots: echo park; fabric shapes: studio calico; ink: colorbox; glimmer mist: tattered Angels; twine: doodlebug; floss: dmc.

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remember

by lee dryer (soutH AFricA)

patterned paper: kaisercraft; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: kaisercraft; brads: my mind’s eye; stamps: kaisercraft; flowers: petaloo; glitter glue: stickles by ranger; distress ink: ranger.

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hello

by jeaunes viljoen (south africa)

Patterned paper: Kaisercraft; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Kaisercraft; stamps: Kaisercraft, tim holtz; ink: ranger; other: brads, buttons, die-cuts.

sweet baby girl

by esther oosthuizen (south africa)

Patterned paper: echo Park Paper; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: echo Park Paper, Pebbles; metal embellishment: tim holtz; pen, glaze: ranger; other: rhinestones, paint, washi tape, ribbon, lace, buttons.

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tags & card

by bev code (canada)

happy day tag...Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock: colorbok; stickers: Paper house; pen Micron; ink: colorbox, ranger. southern tag... Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: Paper house; punch: Martha stewart. Mother’s love card...Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: Paper house; pen: signo, Micron.

fly high best friend

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: embellishments: creative embellishments; twine: bella creationz.

by aMy roller (sParta, Missouri)

Patterned paper: crate Paper, My Mind’s eye; washi tape: recollections; butterflies; stampin’ up.

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CREATE: Issue 14, May 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturers: My Favorite Thi...

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