Shimelle Week!

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Happy Monday everyone! We are excited to start showing projects from our Design Team using the new Shimelle collection!

Retro meets modern in the debut, signature collection from Shimelle and American Crafts. Go somewhere lovely and have an adventure with this colorful collection! The trendy color palette and vintage-inspired illustrations join classic icons of cameras, suitcases, typewriters and hearts for a uniquely adorable collection. Tell your story in hues of mint, soft pinks, bold reds, lime green and touches of shimmering gold foil. This lovely collection offers 24 double-sided patterned papers, Thickers and a variety of stickers, featuring clever phrases, and cute images. The collection also includes rub-on transfers, stamps, embossing folders, photo overlays and ephemera die-cut pieces.



 Wood Veneer Tag




 Page Overlays


 Stamps Tag


Photo Overlays Tag


 Tape Dispenser Tag






Gillian Nelson (Blog: Gillian Nelson | Instagram: @gnelson05 | Pinterest: @gilliann | Twitter: @GillianNelson05) starts us off on this sure-to-be-inspiring week:

Gillian Nelson


Supplies: Shimelle (368151) – Baxter Paper, (368147) – Harding Paper, (368143) – Earhart Paper, (368139) – Hurley Paper, (368170) – Date Roller Stamp, (368164) – Cardstock Phrase & Alpha Stickers, (368162) – Fitzgerald Gold Glitter Thickers, (368165) – Layered Chipboard Stickers, (368175) – Wood Veneer Shapes, (368163) – Dunbar Gold Foil Thickers; Pen (PP03-62311) – Precision .03

How to: Trim the background paper down to 8.5 x 11. Cut a 3 inch strip of the blue woodgrain paper, trim it to fit the background paper, ink the edges, and adhere towards the upper end of the page. Ink the edges of the photo and adhere to the upper right side of the page, overlapping the blue strip. Add chipboard photo corners to two opposite corners of the photo. Spell out "year" with small, black cardstock stickers along upper left edge of the blue strip.  Adhere wood veneer ampersand, slightly overlapping the left edge of the photo. Add pink cardstock ampersand sticker, overlapping the left side of the wood ampersand. Cut a 1.25 inch strip of the striped paper and ink the edges. Form a loop by overlapping the ends of the paper and adhere the ends to hold the shape. Cut a ~1.2 inch strip of the black and white polka dot paper and ink the edges. Wrap it around the center of the striped paper loop and adhere the ends on the back side to form a "bow". Adhere the bow to the left side of the page, overlapping the wood ampersand and photo. Add a gold circle Thicker to the center of the bow as a monogram. Apply gold glitter Thicker numbers under the "year" phrase. Add written journaling down the left edge of the layout using a journaling pen. Stamp the date to the upper left corner using a roller date stamp. Cut a triangle from the orange text paper and ink the edges. Adhere the triangle to the lower right corner of the layout.



Want a chance to win a Shimelle prize pack?

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Leave a comment on this post by Friday September 12th 2014 and let us know your favorite number (we like random!) and we'll announce the winner on Friday's post – GOOD LUCK!