Signature Style Guest Designer: Suz Mannecke

Guest Designer

Woohoo! We're excited to announce our Signature Style Guest Designer – Suz Mannecke! (Blog: Suz Mannecke | Instagram: @SuzMannecke | Pinterest: @suzmannecke | Twitter: @SuzMannecke)


Short bio: I find creative contentment in documenting the EXTRAordinary of everyday life with photos + words + an eclectic mix of scrapbooking supplies. My designs often include some combination of Silhouette cuts, sewing, misting, white space, and graphic lines. I enjoy trying new techniques and implementing some of the latest trends while staying true to my own design aesthetic. My designs have been published in issues of Scrapbook Trends, Cards, and Create magazines and I currently design for Cocoa Daisy Kits, Come On Get Crafty (an online papercrafting store), and Chic Tags.

How did you get started scrapbooking? I have always been a creative soul with a sentimental heart for documenting my life and the lives of my loved ones, but scrapbooking in the traditional sense really became a front-running hobby for me after the birth of my first son.

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Wow! So difficult to name just one, but I do love the endless varieties of Thickers!

SUMMER TREATS by Suz Mannecke

The "summer treats" die cut was the inspiration for this layout and I loved using it as part of my title work! A few hand stitches and machine help add some texture and repetition of design.

Supplies: Cardstock (71259) – white, DIY SHOP (366632) -Chalk Labels , Amy Tangerine Plus One (366807) -Counterpart paper, Amy Tangerine Plus One (366812) – Buddy paper, Sunscreen Die Cut Bits (366971) Dolce Fabric Aqua (42928)-Thickers, Chipboard Darling White (42910) – Thickers, Amy Tangerine (366852) Fabric Brads, Amy Tangerine Plus One (366819) – Match paper

RELAX & ENJOY CARD by Suz Mannecke

I used some red spray mist and a red Copic marker to color in details on the "Buddy" patterned paper and then added yellow Dear Lizzy Enamel Dots for the soda fizzes (bubbles). Enclosed in the card is a Sonic Gift Card for the lucky recipient!

Supplies: Amy Tangerine Plus One (366812) – Buddy paper, Sunscreen Die Cut Bits (366971) – Bits, Vacation Wood Veneer (366964)- wood veneer, Dear Lizzy (366785) -Enamel Dots , Amy Tangerine (366842) -Matte Puffy Accents

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This simple little project was inspired by the DIY Shop Wooden Tags and is a project that is fun to do by enlisting the help of your kiddos. I used 28 gauge wire and a few embroidery hoops for the foundation of the project then added the painted/embellished wooden tags and travel photos to complete the design.

Supplies: DIY SHOP (366643) – Wooden Tags, DIY Shop (366620) -Wooden Clothespins, Amy Tangerine (366842) – Tiny Matte Puffy Accents, Dear Lizzy (366795) – Adhesive Badges , Amy Tangerine Summer Bits (366906) -Adhesive Flair, Sunscreen Die Cut Bits (366971) – Bits

SUMMERTIME by Suz Mannecke

I decided to play off the cute hearts in the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Flying Kites patterned paper and stitch them down so that there appeared to be cascades of them strung along the page. I repeated the heart theme several times across my design with embellishments and added my journaling with my vintage typewriter.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Flying Kits (366754) – Double Sided Cardstock , Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Red Rover(366744) – Double Sided Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Seesaw (366758) – Double Sided Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer (366786) -Adhesive Dimensional Embellishments, Amy Tangerine Plus One Counterpart (66807) – Double Sided Cardstock, Amy Tangerine Plus One Tandem (66805) – Double Sided Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer (366795) – Adhesive Metal Badges, Amy Tangerine Plus One Kal Barteski Black Foam (66830) – Thickers

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I AM POSITIVE CARD by Suz Mannecke

I created this clean and simple graphic card by using a circle cutter and my sewing machine and played off of the patterned paper and "+" flair/badge with my sentiment and my theme. This card is is a fun way to get the news out to loved ones of a confirmed "positive" pregnancy test.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer (366758) -Seesaw, Amy Tangerine Plus One Counterpart(66807) – Double Sided Cardstock, Amy Tangerine Plus One Tandem (66805) – Double Sided Cardstock, DIY Shop (366632) – Chalk Labels, Amy Tangerine Elements (366852) – Fabric Brads

LOVE SUMMER by Suz Mannecke

I repeated a cascading pattern of embellishments and photos to create this layout design. The photo labels were made with cut up pieces of packaging from the DIY Shop collection (woodgrain flooring pattern).

Supplies: Ice Cream Bits ( 366968) – Die Cut Shapes, Sunscreen ( 366971) – Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Summer Flair Picnic (366966) – Adhesive Badges, Amy Tangerine Plus One (366824) – Companion, DIY Heart (36628) – Cork Stickers


This layout came together easily with the use of Amy Tangerine Combo 12×12 cardstock paper as the base. Little bits of machine stitching and the addition of fun Flair AC embellishments completed the look. (This layout highlighted my youngest son's week of summer theatre rehearsals and performances). 

Supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Seesaw (66758) – Double Sided Cardstock, Dear Lizzy (366785) Enamel Dots, Amy Tangerine Plus One Mini Accents (366842) Puffy Matte Stickers, Amy Tangerine Plus One Combo (66804) -Double Sided Cardstock, Amy Tangerine Tandem (66805) – Double Sided Cardstock, Amy Tangerine Flair (366906) Adhesive Badges, #Summer Sunny Day (66947) – Double Sided Cardstock, DIY SHOP Stars (66630) – Cork Stickers

Be sure to check out more of Suz's amazing projects and creations on her blog: Suz Mannecke | Instagram: @SuzMannecke | Pinterest: @suzmannecke | Twitter: @SuzMannecke