I recently got a whole bunch of new scrapbooking / art supplies by American Crafts, and I have been busy using them to make all kinds of new cards and projects! I’ve been a huge fan of American Crafts ribbon for a long time- the quality is so nice compared to most of the other ribbons I have in my stash. And of course I have been using American Crafts colorful patterned papers for a long time too; they are so fun and vibrant. I just found out, though, that American Crafts is now making cardstock! Look out Bazzill…I’m already totally excited about the new AC cardstock sneak peeks I’ve seen with all the new fun colors. Can’t wait to get my hands on some! For now I’ll have to be content to play with all these other awesome supplies though. I got some patterned papers from the “Kids” line, the “Celebration II” line, the “Elegant” Line, and the “Spring & Summer” Line. Plus I got some new yummy Thickers- the Black Tie Velvet Letters! Remarks Clear stickers, Chipboard, Details Layered Embellishments, and more. I already have tons of American Crafts ribbons and markers on hand so I am set for a few more days of play time at least.
In the top photo you can see some of the stuff I’ve already made. I made a snowflake-shaped mini album, plus a couple of art trading cards that I already blogged about, plus a whole bunch of greeting cards. Check out the Clear Albums web site for more information about the mini album. I have a complete supply list posted plus instructions for how to make the mini album. Hint: The Thickers Velvet alphabet stickers are on the front cover. They are PERFECT to use with snow-y themed patterned papers. And, how funny, I used a strip from the Shortbread paper from American Crafts “Spring and Summer” patterned paper on the front cover too. Uh, make that the “Spring Summer and Winter Snowflakes” patterned paper? Haha.
The only thing in that photo that isn’t by American Crafts is the Lumiere metallic paint, which is made by Jacquard products. I used to have this but I ran out a long time ago and I have been wanting more ever since. I thought it would be really cute to use to paint spirals to match the “Celebration II” papers, so I will hopefully be working on that shortly. (My painting studio area is still a bit too smoky from the fires to use it quite yet, it still needs a lot of airing out. So I am trying to be content using spirals I already had painted.)
I have been meaning to post spiral-painting tutorials for you guys for a long time now- you all keep asking me about how to do it and I keep putting you off. Sorry about that! Well I do actually have a tutorial in the works but I have been researching better ways to do it than what I was originally writing. So that’s why there has been a delay. At any rate the tutorial is really close to being finished and I will hopefully be posting it soon. So please check back!
Some of these cards have paper lace embellishments too. Please check the Paper Lace web site for more information about the cards with paper lace and how to make them. I’ve already posted instructions and supply lists for some of them, and I will be posting more this coming week.
Last, I am going to leave you with one more photo showing various ways to use one spool of American Crafts Elements orange ribbon. There are sooo many different things you can do with it. Mine is almost gone and I think I need to buy maybe 2-3 more spools (at least) because I have more projects planned that really need it.
Supply Lists and Instructions for 2 of the art trading cards are posted here. Supply list and instructions for one of the greeting cards is posted here. The others, you will have to check back for supply lists and instructions, because I have not posted them yet.
Thanks so much for dropping by! Hope you are having a lovely and creative weekend.