New Release: Holiday Font Punches

Good Monday morning friends! We love to greet the week with exciting news, and that’s what we’re doing today. We’re so happy to introduce you to our latest new release, the Holiday Font Punches!

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These punches come in several designs that can be combined together on your Alphabet Punch Board holiday projects to create custom decorative fonts.

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Choose from the Serif Punch, the Decorative Punch, or the Marquee Punch–all with holiday themes.Holiday

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These punches are just now releasing to retailers, so watch for them in stores and online in the coming weeks!

Urban Chic Winner!

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Thanks to all who entered our Urban Chic giveaway! We can’t wait to see what you all are going to create with it. It’s such a fun and feminine collection. We’ve selected a random winner to receive this collection, and that winner is…

So gorgeous! I see lots of happy mail – flip books and such – in my future with this collection!

Congratulations Natalie! Please send an email to wersocial@americancrafts.com with “Urban Chic Winner” in the subject line. Include your full name and shipping address, and we’ll send you your prize asap.

We hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and happy crafting!

Guest Designer: Gail Lindner

Hello We R Memory Keepers Fans! My name is Gail and I’m from Brisbane, Australia! I’m a busy mum to 3 young kids ages 8, 5 and 2 and in between all the daily mummy duties such as making sandwiches, never-ending laundry and driving to school and kindergarten, I try to make time to do something creative every day!

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I’m truly passionate about memory keeping and have been scrapbooking for 16+ years. You’ll find me regularly sharing my creative work on the American Crafts, Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd design team blogs.

Blog: http://www.wordsandphotosblog.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gail_lindner/
Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/gail_lindner/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gail.lindner.18

Favorite We R Product: 1-2-3 Punch Board! Such a versatile tool!

 

Urban Chic Projects

I’m so excited to be a guest designer on the blog today and share a couple of projects I created using the Urban Chic collection! I was so happy to work with this collection! Including some of my fave colors: pink, teal, black and white and don’t forget GOLD, it was absolutely perfect for photos of my 8 year old daughter.

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I created a layout with photos of my daughter on her eighth birthday. Although a lot of the patterns and colors are quite bold, I pulled out a few of the softer colors to focus on.

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Using a white cardstock background, I added interest with layers of patterned paper down either side. As there is stitching on some of the Layered Tags, I also added stitching to my layout including a hand-stitched heart on the background, framing my photos.

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I layered up my photos with some more white cardstock, a couple of die cuts and embellished with the gorgeous stickers! A few splatters of gold mist and I love the result!

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For my second project, I decided to create a mini album, but I wanted it to be “freestanding” so my daughter could display it proudly on her shelf! I constructed the pages from chipboard covered in some of my favourite patterns.

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I knew I wanted this project to be dedicated to my daughter’s love of dancing so Urban Chic with all it’s very girly patterns, phrases and icons was perfect! I embellished each page simply with patterned paper, stickers, frames and die cuts.

I found a gorgeous teal fabric flower in my stash that I added to the front cover!

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On each page also, I added a letter representing the type of dance (ballet, jazz, tap) which I made using the Mini Alphabet Punch Board.

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I can see so many projects in my future with the Urban Chic collection! Thank you so much We R Memory Keepers for the opportunity to play with such gorgeous product!

 

Thank you for sharing such beautiful projects with us today Gail! So glad you were able to guest design for us. We hope you all enjoy your weekend, and happy crafting!

Urban Chic Frame Card Set

From skyscrapers and lipstick to donuts and bobby bins, this cute new “Urban Chic” Collection is the one to grab for any of your girly-girl projects!  Today I’m sharing two quick cards that I made with a focus on the Layered Tags and Ephemera components:

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Cards are just easier to whip up when you have pre-cut shapes and square elements that layer together nicely.

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For this first card I started with the purple frame from the Ephemera pack and centered it onto a piece of 4”X5.25” patterned paper from the collection.  Another square element was added to the center of the frame with foam adhesive.

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The circle and banner piece were layered together and then finally, the purple Layered Tag was attached with foam adhesive.

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The second card is also a combination of using a frame and then covering the opening with a larger square piece, such as this lined journal card.

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The sentiment on the pink heart was covered with the foil banner sentiment and a smaller die-cut heart was added with foam.  For an extra bit of fun, the foam asterisk (from the Urban Chic Thickers pack) was used to embellish the middle of the small heart.

After sketching out these designs, both cards were completed within under fifteen minutes!  Great for a last-minute note or to tuck a gift card into J

Supplies:
Urban Chic: 662977 Hello Love Paper; 662980 Wink Wink Paper; 662988 Accent Stickers; 662990 Ephemera; 662992 Woodland Thickers; 662993 Layered Tags

Bazzill: Bazzill White Textured  Cardstock 12″X12″

Urban Chic Scrapbook Layout

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I can’t tell you how much I love the new Urban Chic collection! My little girlie girl is had taken quite a few “chic” photos lately, so I printed a few favorites and put together this layout:

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I love the color palette Urban Chic has to offer. From purple to deep yellow to aqua, hot pink to black and white, I can’t really pick a favorite. So, in order to be able to play with all the colors, I made my photos black and white. I think that just adds to the “chic” factor, anyway!

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I started by framing two photos with die-cut frames from the die-cut pack. Next, I fussy cut the floral pattern and tucked it in around the page. I also trimmed out phrases from another patterned paper as sub-titles.

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Once I had mapped out where everything would go, I circled an area in pencil for journaling and used the new Typecast typewriter for my journaling. What could be more chic than using an actual typewriter directly on my layout?!

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After securing everything in place with adhesive, I added a few stickers, my Thickers title, and a splatter of mist for good measure.

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The Urban Chic collection is just perfect for showcasing my sassy little girl. I can’t wait to put it to use for a girl’s night out page, and as a dance teacher I am planning on a bobby pin-themed dance page, too! So many chic possibilities can come to life with this line. Happy scrapping!

Supplies Used:

Urban Chic Collection

Typecast Typewriter

Girls Night Party Decor

Hello We R readers, Laura here with some fun party decor ideas for you. Have you seen the new Urban Chic collection? It is beautiful, chic, and oh so fun! The Urban Chic collection is the perfect set to create party decor to celebrate a girls night.

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To start with I wanted to create some goodie bags for each girl to take home a little treat. Who doesn’t love chocolate? I used the Goodie Bag Guide on the smallest size with the paper trimmed to six inches wide. I used paper from the Urban Chic collection and was able to create four small bags out of one 12 x 12 sheet of paper.

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I assembled the bags, added a little treat inside, and then added a little flag I cut out from one of the patterned papers and attached it with a fun arrow paper clip from the Oh Goodie collection.

 

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I created some paper lanterns using the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board. I trimmed the paper to six inches tall, and created the paper lantern. I added a coordinating strip of patterned paper around the top and bottom, as well as a little handle.

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I think all celebrations deserve a banner. With the banner punch board, you can create banners in a flash. I started by using the mini alphabet punch board to spell out the words ‘girls night’. The mini letters are perfect if you are creating a smaller sized banner.

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I then made little banner shapes using a black and white striped paper. On the back were the cutest little closed eyelashes, so I decided to alternate between both sides of the paper. I used a pink ribbon to coordinate with the paper to string the banner together. I added the alphabet letters with foam adhesive squares.

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I hung up the banner using washi tape. I set the little lanterns on the table, but you could also hang them up.

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I even created a fun little donut sign using some of the Urban Chic ephemera and an acetate sheet from the Clearly Posh collection.

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I added the treat bags to a plain white pot and added a fun gold saying from the Urban Chic ephemera collection.

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The Urban Chic collection is so great for any kind of girls function – a girls night in, book club, or even a slumber party!

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Supplies

 

Urban Chic Collection Paper and Ephemera

Goodie Bag Guide

Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips

DIY Party Fringe and Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Urban Chic Giveaway!

Happy Monday friends! Let’s get this week started off right with a giveaway, shall we?

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We’re giving away our new Urban Chic collection to one random winner to kick off Urban Chic Week! Each day this week our team will be sharing a project featuring this exciting new collection, and we want to share the excitement with you!

If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what type of projects you would make with this collection. Comments will remain open until Thursday, 8/25 at midnight. A random winner will be announced on Friday morning, 8/26. Please check back to see if you won. Good luck!

 

Typecast Scrapbook Page

Happy Friday friends! Today we’ve got some more Typecast inspiration for you featuring the new typewriter and paper collection from our fabulous in-house design team. The Typecast makes scrapbook journaling so much easier. Did you know that the Typecast can fit a 12×12 sheet of paper?

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That means you can add typed journaling directly to your scrapbook pages! No more measuring text boxes, printing them, trimming them, and adhering them to your pages.

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You can also easily add typewriting to your journaling cards and tags. Awesome!

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To create this “Happy Being Me” layout, follow these simple steps:

  1. Type quote on woodgrain patterned paper 9 ½” from top.
  2. Cut a ½” x 11 ½” strip and a ¼” x 4” strip of gold foil cross hatch paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  3. Cut a ¾” x 10 ¾” strip and a 1 ¼” x ¾” strip of gray polka dot paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  4. Cut a ½” x 3 ¼” strip and a ½” x 4” strip of gold foil dot paper. Snip one end of each to dovetail.
  5. Trim cut apart patterned paper into individual pieces.
  6. Type “Happy” repeatedly down left side of pink lined piece.
  7. Type “Happy being ME” in center of heart piece.
  8. Print a 3 ½” x 4” photo.
  9. Layer and adhere cut pieces, strips, and photo to woodgrain layout base. Attach brads and gold clip.
  10. Type journaling on pink tag. Apply kraft tags to pink tag. Apply Thickers to tag. Attach pearl brad. Tuck tag under photo and adhere to layout.
  11. Type “every happy moment” on treat bag label. Attach to layout with adhesive foam.

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Have a great weekend friends, and be sure to check out the Typecast typewriter and collection and your local Michael’s store!

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter (#310296)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast 12×12 Paper Pad (#310328)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310307)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310290)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Treat Bags (#310318)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310285)

Elements Mini Brads (#366333)

Sticky Thumb Dimensional Adhesive Foam (#340272)

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner & Refill (#340261)

Black foam Thickers

Pearl brad

Gold paper clip

Colors Wendy Loves: Pink, Aqua, Black & White

Hello everyone, Wendy here today to share a layout using my favorite colors!

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The new Urban Chic release was made for me, I could have used every piece of the paper, but I limited myself to my top favorites, pink and hot pink, teal and aqua, with a splash of black and white.

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To show off my favorite colors I began my design using a cut file from The Cut Shoppe, the pie chart was a great way to organize the colors.  I used the bold black striped paper to hold my circular design.

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In my scrappy mind, I always reach for the journaling cards so I chose the Beautiful card to anchor my picture and build the message of the layout.  A pop of pink and a pretty floral, yellow card added a pop to my page.

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I chose another word that I wanted to focus on in the light pink color to match the area of my pie chart.  The flower paper is probably my favorite first because of the color, but second because those flowers are just begging to be cut out!

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Another word to match my pie chart, another splash of yellow to give that extra pop to the layout, lovely fussy cut flowers, and a mascara wand because I do love my makeup!

Design Tip:  Don’t forget to include yourself in your scrapbooks!  Having fun creating just for you with your favorites is a great stress reliever too.

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This is a layout that is so totally me and I’m glad I took the time to document some of my favorites so that my children will always know who I am.

Supplies:

Urban Chic collection (patterned paper, stickers, thickers, ephemera, tags)

Colors Kimberly Loves: Mint, Gold & Black

Hello We R Fans!! Kimberly here today sharing my favorite color combo. Mint Green, Gold, and Black are the three colors together that make my heart skip a beat!

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Imagine how excited I was when I saw the new Urban Chic collection with those colors being one of the featured palettes!

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On my card base, I layered a piece of City paper. The City paper has an ombre mint green color that made me swoon! My next layer, from the Urban Chic Ephemera Collection, was a gold-dipped frame, also in mint green. I love the small added detail of the x’s and o’s on the bottom!

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The Urban Chic Ephemera Collection has gold accents on the pieces, so tying my embellishments and color palette together was easy! To bring in some more texture and black, I added a strip of patterned paper from the Urban Chic paper, 5th.

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Instead of leaving the ends square, I like to notch them by snipping into the middle of the paper. Then, going from the corner to the top of the slit, I cut on each side. It creates that banner-looking end. So polished!

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With your favorite color palette, you just have to use an inspiring sentiment! This one came from the Urban Chic Cardstock Sticker Accent Sheet. To pop it up and make it stand out more, I used foam adhesive on the back. As a finishing touch, I added some colored glue dots to my card. Wanting to make the mint green pop more, I went towards a reddish color, the same color used in the rest of Urban Chic.

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Do you love this color combination? What is your favorite color to use with gold?

Supplies:

Urban Chic

  • Patterned paper; City, 5th
  • Cardstock Sticker Accent Sheet
  • Ephemera Collection

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