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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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?


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?


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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?


Urban Chic

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

Trim and Score Board

Colors Chantalle Loves: Pink & Gold

Hello We R fans and thank you for joining us this week as we celebrate the colours we all love! If you asked me what my favourite colour was, I would probably answer, all of them! But I do have an affinity for pink I must admit. A deep, lush magenta gets my pulse racing every time!

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Today I want to share some gifting ideas with you. They all share a common rosey glow, but swap out the colour and you can easily customize them to suit you.


Read on as I’ll be showing you how each one came together.


The gold box is just a simple gift box, which I purchased from a dollar store.


I have given it a spotty pattern by using applying some Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers.


I finished it off with some twine, an Oh Goodie Starburst Closure and a Clearly Posh Plastic Bow.


This next little box has been wrapped in dark pink tissue paper and been accented with some pops of gold.


I trimmed a piece of Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate to fit as a sleeve around the middle.


On top of the acetate, I have run a length of gold Fringe Tape followed by a strip of light pink ribbon. To finish this one off, I’ve embellished the box with a layered flower, made up of two petals from DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic). I’ve given the petals a bit of life by curling the edges gently with the back of a paintbrush.


This gift was wrapped using Pink Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.



This gift also has a sleeve in the middle, created with a sheet of gold vellum from a DIY Party Vellum Pad and a spotted Next Level Embossing Folder. * The guides in the embossing folder make it really easy to get a specific section of embossing on your chosen media.


I ran the vellum around the centre, added a few die cuts and wrapped with twine. A custom tag, created with my DIY Party Tag Punch adds a finished look.



Want a quick gift idea that uses minimal supplies? I’ve used this chocolate gift box heaps as it works as a card and a gift box in one!



The chocolate sits inside the sleeve and the top lifts up to reveal a space for you to write your message.


You will need one sheet of 12×12 paper to make the sleeve. The step by steps below show how easy it is to create. Just start with a strip as wide as your chocolate slab/box. Secure the first bit with double sided tape and then roll up!


The gold paper for the bow comes from a DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad which I sent through my Evolution Advanced with a Bow metal die.


How about a cute pom pom gift topper? These cuties are so easy to make using a DIY Party Pom Pom maker.


The pom poms take just a couple of minutes to create. I have adhered mine on top of my gift using a glue gun so they stay put.


Finishing touches are some glitter tape (which I have punched), a Wildflower layered tag and a bit of gold metallic thread.


Finally, I have created a very quick bottle sleeve.


The sleeve consists of a sleeve of Ombré Glassine paper, embellished with a few simple supplies like these die cut flowers and butterfly (which are DIY Party Globe covers.)



I hope these will help you if you are ever stuck for ideas on how to jazz up a special gift.



Until next time, Happy crafting!




Diy Party 12×12 Cardstock Pad
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Oh Goodie Gold Foil Stickers
Oh Goodie Starburst Closure
Clearly Posh Plastic Bow
Clearly Posh gold spotted acetate
DIY Party Gold Fringe Tape
Oh Goodie Ombré Glassine paper.
DIY Party Die Cut Flowers (Bright & Metallic)
Next Level Embossing Folder
DIY Party Tag Punch
Crush Ephemera
DIY Party 12×12 cardstock pad
Evolution Advanced
One piece bow die
DIY Party Pom Pom Maker
Wildflower layered tags
DIY Party Vellum Pad
Sequin Stickers Gold
Clearly Posh Enamel Dots
Crush Romance 12×12

Typecast Planner Pages


If you like the look of typewriting or printed text in your planner pages, the new Typecast typewriter is the easiest way to add it to your projects. And, the Typecast paper collection offers several beautiful tags, labels, and stickers perfect for adding dates and important events to your planner.


Follow these simple steps to type details on your planner pages:

1. Remove pages from planner and type the dates in designated spaces. Return pages to planner.

WeR_Typecast_CreativeSampleProjects-32. Type on labels and notepad pages and place in planner.


3. Embellish with stickers, patterned paper strips, clips, and ribbon as desired.

For more details about the new Typecast typewriter and paper collection now available at Michael’s stores, please visit the blog announcement HERE.




We R Memory Keepers Typecast Typewriter (#310296)

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

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Tags (#310290)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310285)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Notepad (#310293)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Stickers (#310294)

We R Memory Keepers Typecast Labels (#310283)

Heidi Swapp Personal Memory Planner (#312596)

Heidi Swapp Calendar Stickers (#312582)

Elements Mini Brads (#366334)

Gold clip

Pink ribbon

New Releases: Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide & Holiday Glassine Papers

Good Monday morning We R friends! We’ve got something to jumpstart your week–how about some more new releases? We’re so excited to share our Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide and our Holiday Oh Goodie glassine papers!


Use the original and new scalloped edge Goodie Bag Guides to tear, fold and easily create custom goodie bags. Both Goodie Bag Guides work perfectly with Oh Goodie glassine papers.


Get a jump start on your holiday crafting with Halloween and Christmas Oh Goodie glassine paper packs. These holiday-themed 12 x 12 papers are food safe and grease resistant, making them perfect for gifting your favorite holiday treats.

Print Print

These new releases are just starting to ship to retailers, so watch for them in stores and online in the coming weeks. For help finding a retailer near you, please contact customer service at info@americancrafts.com.

Classroom Decor Ideas

Hello friends! Eva Pizarro here today sharing some quick and easy projects to decorate your classroom or your little one’s area.

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My little one loves to read, he can stay in his room staring at his books for half an hour! A few months ago I build him some shelves for his books and now that I have added some color he loves his area even more.

To make the banner I used the lovely wood pattern paper from the Honey I’m Home collection.  I cut four 4×6 inch rectangles and used my Banner Punch Board to make flags. I did the same with some white cardstock and layered it behind.

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To make the letters I used my Alphabet Punch Board  and the 3×5 paper pad.  I chose basic colors: red, yellow, green and blue.

To make the letters follow the instructions on the booklet or download the free App!

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Put together your banner by attaching your letters with some 3d dots.

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Hang your banner with some twine. For some extra pops of color use your Garland Punch and rainbow colored cardtosck to make a quick festoon. I cut 2 shapes of each color to make the garland longer.

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I also created this other project using basically the same colors and tools. It is a birthday chart and you can use it for your classroom (if you are a teacher) or your church or maybe for your home if you have a big family!

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Cut some letters in rainbow colors using your Alphabet Punch Board

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Use your Link Punch to hang pictures for every month (I just used random pictures here ).

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Use your Ruler Studio Frames to embellish some of your pictures and attach the letter to your 9 inch Ruler Studio.

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Hang your Birthday Chart using the Hanging Clips and enjoy! My little one loved this Chart, he keeps looking at the pictures searching for his mom and dad! I am sure your kids will love it too!

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Have a great week! Eva



Ruler Studio 9 in Folded Ruler
Ruler Studio Hanging Clips
Ruler Studio Cardstock Frames
DIY Party Garland Punch
Banner Punch Board
Honey I’m Home – Lights Out Patterned Paper
Alphabet Punch Board
3×5 Paper Pad (Basics)