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Serendipity Guest Designer – Aimee Dow

Guest Designer of the Week

I'm elated to introduce our Serendipity Guest Designer – Aimee Dow (Blog: Aimee Dow | Instagram: @aimeec27| Pinterest: @aimeedow)

Aimee

Short bio: Hi, I'm Aimee. I live with my husband and our cat in an Australian country town about 2 hours north of Melbourne. By day I am a sprapbooker, blogger, crafter, and baker. By night I am a graphic designer. Sounds strange I know, but it's one of the perks of running your own business. I spend far too much time on Instagram and Pinterest, but I limit my television to only REALLY good Sci-Fi shows.
 
How did you get started scrapbooking? Funny you should ask – I started scrapping 2 years ago this week. My husband I were married on the 23rd of December 2012 and I started Project Life the same day as a way to record our new married life. From there it just kind of snowballed into digital and then into 12×12 spreads and before I knew it – I have a whole studio packed with stuff!
 
What is your favorite American Crafts product? Gosh, I am going to sound so boring. I'd love to say something cool like Zing Gold glitter embossing powder, but I'm just not that cool and I can't emboss to save my life. My favorite American Crafts product is the white cardstock. I buy it in bulk. Nearly everything I do starts with it and it is the most perfect white out there on the market. I know, I've looked. 
 
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HELLO GOODIES! by Aimee Dow
 
Tip: Sometimes simple is just best. I picked the gold tones from the photo and paired it with the aqua because I knew it would pop against the red book and that's all you really need to pick a palette for a page.
 
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369188) – Sugar Sugar Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369198) – Very Vanilla Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369190) – Sweet Swirl Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369218) – Cardstock Die-Cuts, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369220) – Watercolour Die-Cuts, American Crafts (AC71259) – White Cardstock
 
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XOXO CARD by Aimee Dow
 
Tip: I am not much of a card maker, but I find it a great way to use up scraps. If you can't stitch a straight line (like me) just tell the receiver – "Rustic is really in right now!"
 
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369202) – Sprinkle Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369185) – Hello Beautiful Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369220) – Watercolour Die-Cuts, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369217) – Pleather Bows, American Crafts (AC71259) – White Cardstock 
 
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YOU'RE A WATER BABY by Aimee Dow
 
Tip: I am all for playing up a theme if it matches your photo. These navy nautical stripes and the woodgrain from the Serendipity collection worked so well with this photo.
 
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369193) – With Love Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369184) – XOXO Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369196) – Liz Lemon Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369190) – Sweet Swirl Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369189) – Lucky Love Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369197) – Smitten Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369218) – Cardstock Die-Cuts, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369213) – Puffy Stickers, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369211) – Accent and Phrase Stickers, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369209) Royal Thickers, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369215) Enamel Dots
 
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FUN & FEARLESS by Aimee Dow
 
Tip: Contrasting colours really makes this layout pop. I started first with making eye catching stacks then positioned them near contrasting stacks to make it visually appealing.
 
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369186) – Summer Breeze Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369184) – XOXO Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369196) – Liz Lemon Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369190) – Sweet Swirl Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369183) – Lucky Stars Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369195) – Razzleberry Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369202) – Sprinkle Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369201) – Love Letters Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369218) – Cardstock Die-Cuts, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369226) – Premium Ribbon, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369207) Ooh, La La Thickers, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369215) Enamel Dots, American Crafts (AC71259) – White Cardstock
 
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CAKE PIECE BOXES by Aimee Dow
 
Tip: One should never eat an entire cake by onesel, create these cute little boxes to give away your cake and people will think you are both talented and generous. Also it doesn't hurt to hot glue gun all the elements in place to make them a little more sturdy when transporting.
 
Supplies: Supplies: Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369186) – Summer Breeze Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369184) – XOXO Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369190) – Sweet Swirl Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369199) – Oh, La La Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369195) – Razzleberry Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369201) – Love Letters Paper, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369224) – Dies, Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369215) Enamel Dots,  Dear Lizzy Serendipity (369217) – Pleather Bows
 
 
Such beautiful, lovely, and amazing projects by Aimee Dow (Blog: Aimee Dow | Instagram: @aimeec27| Pinterest: @aimeedow)!