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Fast & Fabulous Guest Designer: Stephanie Bryan

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Stephanie Bryan is our Fast & Fabulous Guest Designer and I am so excited to share her amazing projects with you!

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Short bio: Hi! My name is Stephanie Bryan and I am so excited to be guest designing with American Crafts today!! I have been a big fan of American Crafts for a long time! I currently live in Raleigh, North Carolina with my husband and two children, ages 4 and 3. I have quite an obsessions with paper crafting and photography.  'm also addicted to Instagram and documenting our days!

How did you get started with scrapbooking? I stumbled across Project Life shortly after my son was born in 2010. I loved the idea of recording our everyday memories. At the beginning of 2013 I fell in love with traditional scrapbooking and have been hooked ever since! It's my passion!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Wow! That's a tough one! I really love just about everything! But if I had to pick one, I would probably have to go with stickers and embellishments. I love the pop embellishments and stickers can add to a page!

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I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Delightful Display Paper (366162) – Polka Dot Party, Magical Moments Paper (366169) – Polka Dot Party, Clever Card (366171) – Polka Dot Party, Fabric Flowers (366202) – Polka Dot Party, Dimensional Stickers Accents & Phrases (366207) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Stickers (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers Accent & Phrase (366198) – Polka Dot Party

Adding a few paper layers beneath your photo helps your picture pop off of the page. Clustered embellishments also help to draw your eye to the main picture.

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TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Sorbet Paper (366048) – Cut & Paste, Bits Die-Cut Wood Veneer Cards (366072) – Cut & Paste, Cardstock Stickers Accent & Phrases (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Stickers Labels (366197) – Polka Dot Party, Sea Green Foam Alpha (366188) – Thickers Polka Dot Party

For this layout, I wanted to use as many of the amazing Polka Dot Party Cardstock Stickers as possible!  They are so fabulous and add so much color and fun to a page! 

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EXTRAORDINARY by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Fascinating Friends Paper (366165) – Polka Dot Party, Envelope Paper (366045) – Cut & Paste, Precisely Paper (366032) – Cut & Paste, Infatuation Paper (366030) – Cut & Paste, Stitched Vellum Pockets (366071) – Cut & Paste, Cardstock Tags (366206) – Polka Dot Party, Dimensional Stickers (366207) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party

I kept this layout pretty simple with my photo and tags in the middle of my background. Adding strips of papers and little clusters of embellishments at the top of the page help to add interest and dimension. 

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LOVE YOU 3 by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: My Thoughts Exactly Paper (366052) – Cut & Paste, Die Cut Shapes (366068) – Cut & Paste, Stitched Vellum Pockets (366071) – Cut & Paste, Cardstock Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Chipboard Pieces (366073) – Cut & Paste, White Glitter Foam Alpha (366053) – Cut & Paste 

This layout was inspired by the "My Thoughts Exactly" Paper. Instead of using the paper as it was, I trimmed out all of the speech bubbles and created a similar design on my white cardstock.

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LOVE ALWAYS  by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Fascinating Friends Paper (366165) – Polka Dot Party, Terrific Tunes Paper (366170) – Polka Dot Party, Clever Card Paper (366171) – Polka Dot Party, Dazzling Decor Paper (366173), Chipboard Pieces (366073) – Cut & Paste, White Glitter Foam Alpha (366053) – Cut & Paste Thickers, Die Cut Shapes (366068) – Cut & Paste, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Stickers Accent & Phrases (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Wood Veneer Shapes (366204) – Polka Dot Party

This layout was created with all of the scraps left on my desk after completing the above pages. Such a fun and easy way to use up supplies!

  

All of my cards were created using the bits and pieces leftover from my layouts. I started by trimming down and folding a few pieces of cardstock and then began layering the extras onto the cards!

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YOU & ME CARD by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Infatuation Paper (366030) – Cut & Paste, Terrific Tunes Paper (366170) – Polka Dot Party, Clever Card Paper (366171) – Polka Dot Party, Wonderful Wrapping Paper (366178) – Polka Dot Party

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THANKS CARD by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Terrific Tunes Paper (366170) – Polka Dot Party,  Clever Card Paper (366171) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Stickers Accent & Phrases (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Gold Glitter Foam Alpha (366186) – Thickers Polka Dot Party

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WITH LOVE CARD by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Sparkling Stars Paper (366161) – Polka Dot Party, Savvy Skirt Paper (366168) – Polka Dot Party, Chipboard Pieces (366073) – Cut & Paste 

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HELLO CARD by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Precisely Paper (366032) – Cut & Paste, My Thoughts Exactly Paper (366052) – Cut & Paste, Die Cut Shapes (366068) – Cut & Paste

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TAG MINI ALBUM  by Stephanie Bryan

Supplies: Magical Moments Paper (366169) – Polka Dot Party, Clever Card (366171) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Tags (366206) – Polka Dot Party, Dimensional Stickers (366207) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Sticker Book (366196) – Polka Dot Party, Epoxy Stickers (366198) – Polka Dot Party, Cardstock Stickers Accent & Phrases (366195) – Polka Dot Party, Wood Veneer Shapes (366204) – Polka Dot Party, Resin Flowers (366203) – Polka Dot Party, Sea Green Foam Alpha (366188) – Thickers Polka Dot Party

I created this mini album using the Polka Dot party tags as well as a few other trimmed papers! Creating a tag mini album is so simple and easy!!

 

Visit Stephanie's blog, follow her Pinterest boards, and follow her on Instagram (@stephaniebryan)