Plus One Guest Designer: Jen Chesnick!

Guest Designer of the Week

I'm so excited to announce our Plus One Guest Designer and former American Crafts Design Team Member Jen Chesnick! (Blog: Jen Chesnick | Instagram: @jenchesnick | Pinterest: @jenchesnick | Twitter: @jenchesnick)


Short bio: Hi AC fans! My name is Jen Chesnick, I go by Chez too – a long time family nickname that I married into and it just kind of took a life of its own. Currently I live in the great state of Maryland with my husband Bill and my daughter Parker. I sell cheese and crackers by day for Mondelez International and by night I craft, scrapbook, obsess over Pinterest & Facebook. Not only am I a social media addict I watch almost all reality TV, it’s quite ridiculous. Remember The Real World? That’s where it ALL started. When I am not cooped up in the house I like to travel, and don’t be shocked, but I love to camp. As long as I have wi-fi and a power strip all is well in the world.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in 2006 after seeing one of my Mothers scrapbooks. I've always been a pretty crafty gal. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of making crafts in Girl Scouts and patching together random fabric pieces making clothes. Paper crafting has turned into a full on obsession.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Patterned paper! I love that there are always lots of papers to chose from and the B sides are always just as good as the front. 

Jen Chesnick- Love- American Crafts
LOVE by Jen Chesnick
Supplies: Friend (366825)- Plus One Pattern Paper, Companion (366824)- Plus One Pattern Paper, Doubles (366808) – Plus One Pattern Paper, Plus One Pattern Paper (366829)- 6×6 Paper Pad, Layered Stitched Tags (366850)- Bits,  6×12 Sticker Sheet (366840)- Remarks, Foam Stickers Black (366837)- Thickers, Rub On Transfers (366844)- Mini Marks
I am currently obsessed with layering my background paper in shapes. For this layout I used a Polaroid shape and cut it in several layers with my Silhouette. I used lots of foam under each layer to give it the depth I wanted.
Jen Chesnick- Hello- American Crafts
HELLO CARD by Jen Chesnick
Supplies: Friend (366825)- Plus One Pattern Paper,  Die Cut Shapes (366849)- Bits, Adhesive Badges (366905)- Flair, Layered Stitched Tags (366850)- Bits 
I am a simple as is gets when it comes to card making! The tags in the Plus One collection are perfect for large sentiments! 
Jen Chesnick- And this Happened- American Crafts
& THIS HAPPENED by Jen Chesnick
Supplies: Duo (366823)- Plus One Pattern Paper, Combo (366804)- Plus One Pattern Paper, Plus One Pattern Paper (366829)- 6×6 Paper Pad, Die Cut Shapes (366849)- Bits, Adhesive Badges (366905)- Flair,  6×12 Sticker Sheet (366840)- Remarks,  Foam Stickers Black (366837)- Thickers, Rub On Transfers (366844)- Mini Marks, Kal Barteski Taffy (366832)- Thickers, Clothespins (366907)- Whittles, Black Twine (58471) Premium Ribbon, Nesting Die Set (366860)- Die Set
I am completely obsessed with Kat's Thickers. The sentiments give us script challenged folks something to work with. I used nearly the whole set. They mixed and matched well to create several different titles.
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HERE WE GO by Jen Chesnick
Supplies: Plus One Pattern Paper (366829)- 6×6 Paper Pad, Matte Puffy Stickers (366842)- Remarks, 6×12 Sticker Sheet (366840)- Remarks, Die Cut Shapes (366849)- Bits, Fabric Brads (366852)- Elements, Adhesive Badges (366905)- Flair, Extra Value Pack Ribbon (366862)- Premium Ribbon 
I love all the camera icons in Plus One, so I used an older Amy Tangerine cut file in the Silhouette shop to create my mini. I lined the back with cardstock to make the pages thicker.
Jen Chesnick- Project Life- American Crafts
Jen Chesnick- Project Life- American Crafts2
Supplies: Combo (366804)- Plus One Pattern Paper, Duet (366817)- Plus One Pattern Paper,  6×12 Sticker Sheet (366840)- Remarks, Foam Stickers Black (366837)- Thickers, Matte Puffy Stickers (366842)- Remarks, Adhesive Badges (366905)- Flair, Kal Barteski Taffy (366832)- Thickers, Die Cut Shapes (366849)- Bits, Washi Tape (366839)- Mixtape 
The Plus One collection of papers has several sheets devoted to 3×4 and 4×6 cards for project life. I felt like I got a mini kit to work with! This made easy work of this two page spread. I simply added little bits here and there and I was done. 
Thanks so much Jen for all of your amazing Plus One projects!