Get set for good times and fun in the sun with #SUMMER, a new collection from American Crafts! Bright hues of cherry red, ocean blue, and sunshine yellow bring to life images of bicycles, ice cream cones, cameras, and popsicles. Enjoy the season and catch a wave with #SUMMER!

This collection boasts 12 double-sided patterned papers, three sheets of Thickers, a versatile sticker book, and trendy self-adhesive cork shapes. Add some color to your projects with die cut acrylic shapes, photo overlays, and pinwheels. Completing the collection is a set of clothespins in a colorful assortment of various designs. 



Spring is in the air, but we're already wishing it were summer, so let's show off this new line! Elizabeth Gardner (Blog: Elizabeth Gardner | Instagram: @myscrappylife | Pinterest: @elizgardner) has a couple of awesome projects to start off #SUMMER week!

Elizabeth Gardner


Beach Babe AC
Supplies: Cardstock (71249) – 12x12V Tropical Value Pack, 6×6 Paper Pad (366984) – #Summer, #Adventure Pinwheels (366970) – Delights, #Sodapop Cork Stickers (366965) – Remarks, #Sunscreen Die Cut Cardstock (366971) – Bits, #Icecream Die Cut Shapes (366968) – Bits, #Smile Pockets With Inserts (366973) – Bits, #Sunshine Sticker Book (366963) – Remarks, #Shades Photo Overlays (366969) – Bits

How to: Flick a bit of black ink around the cardstock and allow to dry. Fussy cut shapes from the 6×6 #roadtrip patterned paper and adhere them across the page. Peel plastic lining off of the #Summertime frame, place photo and frame. Adhere journaling pocket. Punch a border strip and adhere to the top of the frame and pocket, leaving space to layer in the sunglass element. Place die cuts and adhere. Now add in the stickers, cork elements, and pinwheel accent. Write in journaling and hashtag words. Place title. Fussy cut one more hexagon and use it as a template to trace that shape around the page, then doodle in a border. Finally, sew down the title and the two areas with arrow stickers.

Stay Cool AC
Supplies: Cardstock (71259) – 12×12 White Value Pack, #Roadtrip (366948) – #Summer, #Adventure Pinwheels (366970) – Delights, #Icecream Die Cut Shapes (366968) – Bits, #Sunshine Sticker Book (366963) – Remarks, #Carefree Clothespins (366972) – Whittles, Foam Tabs (61710) – This To That

How to: Fussy cut hexagons from the #roadtrip patterned paper and adhere them with a small amount of space between each other around the card. Keep the like colors together. Splatter black ink and allow to dry. Now begin to layer the elements. Start by sticking the title sticker onto the pinwheel accent, now layer the popsicle at an angle on the bottom left and finish with the sunglasses peeking out towards the bottom. Lastly, add the two clothespins by clipping them to the sunglass die cut. Now use foam tabs to adhere the layered elements to the card.


Want a chance to win the #SUMMER collection? Leave a comment on this post and tell us if you have any summer plans already and we'll randomly pick a winner on Friday!