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Under 30 Minutes Guest Designer: Margareta Carlsson

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Our talented Guest Designer for Under 30 Minutes Week is Margareta Carlsson (Blog: Margareta Carlsson | Instagram: @paperpilekitten | Pinterest: @paperpilekitten | Twitter: @paperpilekitten | Facebook: scrappypedia | YouTube: scrappypedia)

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Short bio: I live in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, with my husband and our cat. I love to spot new trends in scrapbooking and design and I have a wonderful, huge scrap stash that I try to use in new ways.

How did you get started scrapbooking? In 2003 I googled to find pretty embellishments to use for a photo album when I found Two Peas in a Bucket and learned that what I wanted to do was called scrapbooking. Ever since then, I've been hooked!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Thickers! Could you ever have enough of those?

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YOU LEAD THE WAY by Margareta Carlsson

Using a grid based design is a great way to make a pretty layout in no time. I used Amy Tangerine’s Quest paper from Finders Keepers for this page, even as photo matting, and added embellishments, a title, and journaling.

Supplies: Quest paper, Finders Keepers (340337) Rubber Words, Finders Keepers (340242) Gold thickers, Documentary (340202) Wood Buttons, Documentary (340207) Rubber Embellishments, Finders Keepers (340248) Clear Stickers, Finders Keepers (340235)

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PARTY INVITATION CARD by Margareta Carlsson

Make a collage from cute die cuts and cut outs. Add some stamped phrases.

Supplies: Die cuts, Finders Keepers (340243) Gold Foil Acetate, Documentary (340293) Phrase stamp, Documentary used with Deja Blue Color Theory ink pad from Studio Calico (340211)

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HELLO OCTOBER by Margareta Carlsson

Loving all the patterned papers in a collection? Enjoy them all on a page by cutting a strip of each.

Supplies: Meant To Be paper, Finders Keepers (340340) Bright Eyes paper, Finders Keeper (340324) Wild Goose Chase paper, Finders Keepers (340327) Dreamcatcher paper, Finders Keepers (340335) Explore paper, Finders Keepers (340325) Confetti paper, Documentary (340296) Die cuts, Finders Keepers (340243) Rubber Words, Finders Keepers (340242) Gold thickers, Documentary (340202) Wood Buttons, Documentary (340207) Rubber Embellishments, Finders Keepers (340248)

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BEAR PLAY by Margareta Carlsson

Bring out those circle punches for a quick but fun and ‘bubbly’ layout. Then look for circle shaped embellishments to go with it.

Supplies: Meant To Be paper, Finders Keepers (340340) Seeker paper, Finders Keepers (340343) Treasure paper, Finders Keepers (340339) Confetti paper, Documentary (340296) Gold Foil Acetate, Documentary (340293) Cork thickers, Documentary, misted with Heidi Swapp Navy Color Shine (340198) Rosettes, Documentary ( 340206), Rubber Words, Finders Keepers (340242) Today thickers words, Finders Keepers (340234) Wood Buttons, Documentary (340207) Clear Stickers, Finders Keepers (340235) Wood slices, Finders Keepers (340247)

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NOTEBOOK COVERS by Margareta Carlsson

I had all these bare kraft covered notebooks that were perfect for some altering. Make many and bring as gifts to your girl’s lunch, together with cute pencils and other writing supplies from American Crafts.

Supplies: Scout paper, Finders Keepers (340333) Puffy stickers, Documentary (340201) Die cuts, Finders Keepers (340243) Wood Buttons, Documentary (340207) Clear Stickers, Finders Keepers (340235)

Give a big thanks to Margareta by stopping by her blog or other social media sites and checking out her other amazing creations! Blog: Margareta Carlsson | Instagram: @paperpilekitten | Pinterest: @paperpilekitten | Twitter: @paperpilekitten | Facebook: scrappypedia | YouTube: scrappypedia