The One with the American Crafts Blog Hop

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hello! Bonjour! Bienvenidos! Buenos días! Gon ni chi wa! Ciao! Aloha! Hi! And welcome to the American Crafts blog hop! The challenge issued to all the team members was to combine all of the new summer 2011 lines:
This is what I came up with:

How to: Use a small circle punch to ticket corner punch the corners of an aqua cardstock block. Trim a 12x12 sheet of light aqua cardstock to 11 3/4" square, ticket punch the corners, then stitch it to the layout base using white thread. Spray white mist across the layout and let it dry. Trim Bits tags, patterned paper, and fabric paper into different shaped tags (use a lace border punch, pinking shears, and scalloped scissors to trim the bottom ends of a few of them), punch a starburst and butterfly from patterned paper, back stickers with cardstock and trim them out, then punch a small hole through the top of each piece as well as two photos with the bottom corners ticket punched. String the tags onto three strings of aqua baker's twine. Figure out where you want the placement of the banners then make a small snip into the edges of the layout and tuck the twine into the slits to secure the banners. Use dimensional adhesive under most of the ends of the tags and photos to give them dimension. Add a fabric brad, Flair badge, and dimensional stickers to the banners to embellish. Write journaling with a black pen on three of the tags. Add a Thickers title above the bottom banner. Type the location on a label then add it to the bottom left corner. That's that!

Journaling says: Whenever my mom (aka Grandma) sees Fox for the first time at reunions, without fail she'll pick him up for a hug and then she'll say, "Money in the bank!" Fox's hugs are like gold - better than! They're priceless! Lately he's been more affectionate and leans his head on our shoulders. We sure do love this little guy!

Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, fabric paper, badge, dimensional stickers, label sticker, chipboard letters, pen, adhesive: American Crafts; Baker's twine: The Twinery; Spray mist: Studio Calico; Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Pinking shears: Fiskars; Punches: Fiskars (circle, hole, lace border), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly, starburst); Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Typewriter: Smith Corona

For a chance to win a set of the three newest Fabric Brads from Nightfall, Amy Tangerine, and Daydreams, leave a comment on this post by Wednesday September 21st at 10am PST and I'll announce the randomly selected winner with my daily post!

Next on the blog hop: Pamella Brown

Make sure to stop by all 20 designer's blogs then go back to the AC blog post for a chance to win two entire summer 2011 lines!
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