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Christmas Guest Designer: Suzy Plantamura

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We want to welcome former American Crafts Design Team member Suzy Plantamura as our Christmas Week Guest Designer!
Suzy Plantamura

Short bio: Suzy Plantamura has been in the scrapbooking industry for over 10 years working for different manufacturers and Creating Keepsakes magazine. She recently got named as a Studio Calico Project Life Design Team member. She loves to doodling inspirational quotes and working on project life. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, three kids, and two doggies.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I have always scrapbooked in one form or another. I made some in high school, but they didn’t have photos. It just evolved over time to what it is today – a creative outlet as well as memory preservation.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Thickers. I have so many packages I could never use them even if I wallpapered my house with them! They are just perfect for titles on every layout.

Christmas layout one small
PEACE JOY LOVE by Suzy Plantamura

All three of my layouts follow a similar design/sketch. This layout shows highlighting one large photo with lots of paper and ribbon strips used to frame it. The teal color in the Kringle and Co line that I used as my background mixes so nicely with all of the traditional Christmas colors.

Supplies: Reindeer Runway Paper (35857) – Kringle and Co, Gift Wrapping Room Paper (35860) – Kringle and Co, Knittery Paper (35868) – Kringle and Co, Poinsettia Greenhouse Paper (35850) – Kringle and Co, Merry Mail Room Paper (35858) – Kringle and Co, 6×6 Paper Pad (35873) – Kringle and C., Snowtoes Accents (42275) – Remarks, Kringle Crimson (53435) – Thickers, Holiberry Die Cut Shapes (85611) – Bits, Hollymint Border, Accent, Phrase 2 Stickers (42274) – Remarks, Treasured Terrace Vellum (35822) – 5th & Frolic, 5th & Frolic Wood Buttons and Epoxy Accents (78073) – Elements

Envelope christmas tags small
ENVELOPE TAGS by Suzy Plantamura

I loved the set of advent tags in this line, but I wanted to think of
another way to use them. I covered the numbers on them with a round
sticker and then punched a scalloped border to go around the edges using
the papers. You can tuck a note or one of the cute die cut tags into
the pocket to attach to your Christmas gifts with the beautiful ribbons
included in this collection.

Supplies: Assembly Line Paper (35866) – Kringle and Co, 6×6 Paper Pad
(35873) – Kringle and Co, Kringle adn Co Premium Ribbon Value Pack (89430) – Ribbon,
Nippynose Number Envelope Tags (85610) – Bits, Holiberry Die Cut Shapes
(85611) – Bits

Christmas layout two small
A NEW iPOD by Suzy Plantamura

On this layout, I used a strip of photos with a white border to resemble a photobooth strip, although mine runs horizontal. The design is similar to the first layout, but I added glittery gold to give it more pizzazz. The gold dot vellum is cut from the inside of the piece used on the first layout – no reason to hide pretty paper under a photo!

Supplies: Reindeer Training Paper (35853) – Kringle and Co, Merry Mail Room Paper (35858) – Kringle and Co, Gift Wrapping Room Paper (35860) – Kringle and Co, Accounting Paper (35869) – Kringle and Co, Treasured Terrace Vellum (35822) – 5th & Frolic, Kringle and Co Value Pack Premium Ribbon (89430) – Ribbon, Nippynose Decorative Envelope Tags (85610) – Bits, Holiberry Die Cut Shapes (85611) – Bits, Snowtoes Accents (42275) – Remarks, Ivyfrost Fabric Stickers (42277) – Remarks, Hollymint Border, Accent, Phrase 2 Stickers (42274) – Remarks, Fox Gold (53414) – Thickers, 5th & Frolic Burlap and Fabric Bows (85602) – Embellishments, Decorative Glitter Flowers (77292) – Flower Shoppe, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Carded Ribbon (58805) – Premium Ribbon

Holiday card small
MERRY CHRISTMAS CARD by Suzy Plantamura

This card was made using a piece of double-sided paper with the
paper strip showing along the bottom edge. I decorated the die cut
wreath using glitter glue over all the berries which really dresses it
up.

Supplies: Coal Mine Paper (35856) – Kringle and Co, Sugarflake
Banner Phrases (42278) – Remarks, Iceplum Snowflakes (42276) – Remarks,
Holiberry Die Cut Shapes (85611) – Bits, Kringle and Co Premium Ribbon Value Pack
(89430) – Ribbon

Christmas layout three small
ICY COLD SKATING by Suzy Plantamura

For my third layout, I used four 4×6 photos that are cropped and slightly overlapped so they all fit. I mixed different styles and colors of Thickers for an interesting title and used glitter over the die cut snowflakes to add sparkle.

Supplies: Kringle Garden Paper (35846) – Kringle and Co, Accounting Paper (35869) – Kringle and Co, Santa’s Executive Office Paper (35867) – Kringle and Co, Gift Wrapping Room Paper (35860) – Kringle and Co, Lark Lane Paper (35811) – 5th & Frolic, Extraordinary Avenue Paper (35818) – 5th & Frolic, 6th and Main Paper (35819) – 5th & Frolic, 6×6 Paper Pad (35873) – Kringle and Co, Sugarflake Banner Phrases (42278) – Remarks, Holiberry Die Cut Shapes (85611) – Bits, Iceplum Snowflakes (42276) – Remarks, Kringle Black (53434) – Thickers, Kringle Fountain (53437) – Thickers, Jingle Crimson (53439) – Thickers, Jingle Silver (53441) – Thickers, Kringle and Co Value Pack Premium Ribbon (89430) – Ribbon, Ivyfrost Fabric Stickers (42277) – Remarks, 5th & Frolic Fabric and Epoxy Brads (85597) – Elements

Suzy has a wonderful blog, inspiring Pinterest boards, and fun photos on instagram – check 'em all out now!