DIY Shop 3 Guest Designer: Karen Baker

 Hello, my name is Karen, I’ve been a pretty paper artist for most of my life, I’ve always loved creating with pretty paper, it just comes naturally, but scrapbooking is something I have taken up over the past two years and I’m loving it. Creating layouts of all sizes and combining lots of different techniques such as sewing and mixed media, I love getting right out of my comfort zone and challenging myself to go that bit further. I love our scrapbooking community and inspiration is out there for everyone.

My favorite American crafts product would have to be die cuts; I love Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine and when I purchase the packets of mixed die cut embellishments I always buy two, I know I’m not the only one out there that does that? Surely?

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Mini Album:  A keepsake for a birthday is always a great excuse to make a mini album, especially when you’re twelve and you’re old enough to fill it with your own birthday memories. I’ve started this one for my daughter and she is going to finish it herself.

Supplies: – Spot Varnish Cardstock Blk Triangle 12×12 (370862), White on Cork Cardstock 12×12 (370857), Black Dot on Kraft Cardstock 12×12 (370851), Metal Bobbies (370887), Phrase Stickers (370867), Foil Letter Stickers/Alphabet (370868), Gift Tags Chalkboard Kraft Cardstock with foil (370890)





Cupcake Layout: Using a range of textures on your layouts give them depth, I used a sewing machine on this layout and cut my vellum into a fringe, so much fun to do.

Supplies: – American Crafts Smooth Cardstock White 12x 12 (AM71-793), White on Vellum White Numbers 12×12 (370852), Gold Hearts on Vellum 12×12 (370854), Silver Dot on Vellum 12x 12 (370853), Golf Foil Grid Acetate 12×12 (370859), Phrase Stickers (370867), Gold Heart Shaped Thumb Tacks (370879), Circle Tags Metal Rim (370891)




Banner/Garland: Always a specialty in my studio, loved creating this easy banner with the DIY Shop Collection. Simple to use and looks so effective. This black banner comes already made; I just put it up and popped the word/phrase stickers on every second banner.

Supplies: – Mini Stitched Banner (370900), Phrase Stickers (370867), Gold Honeycomb Balls (370901).